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2003-10-17 Britain
US occupiers compared to Mongol looters
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Posted by Fred Pruitt 2003-10-17 00:14|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [344 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Funny how they fail to mention that almost all of the artifacts were stored in vaults and have now been recovered. I bet they're afraid to mention how some of them turned up on the French Black Market for the Arts too.
Posted by Charles  2003-10-17 2:03:03 AM||   2003-10-17 2:03:03 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Bulldog, tell us about Red Ken.
Posted by Brian  2003-10-17 2:38:22 AM||   2003-10-17 2:38:22 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 Source is Al Jizzwadi. Perfect. Yep, I can just see the Tigris running black with ink. Great word picture, except it's their typical Comical Ali-style pfantasy pfiction.

I wonder if there are any Arabs left who are stupid enough and gullible enough to believe anything Al Jizz reports since the war. Just kidding... of course there are.
Posted by .com 2003-10-17 4:31:06 AM||   2003-10-17 4:31:06 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Brian, if you know his nickname you probably know as much as you need to. He's a former Labour MP who was expelled from the party after standing as an independent Mayor candidate after being passed over as the official Labour candidate, and was elected in 2000. He's popular among the left-wing grassroots, and helped put the loony in Loony Left. His political history's been studded with controversies, the most notable being his showdown with Thatcher in the 80s when, as leader of the Greater London Council, he set out to infuriate the Tory government. When Thatcher abolished that organisation he became an MP. He's shown sympathy for the IRA in the past (didn't stop the provos bombing London, though) so I wouldn't expect anything like a principled stand as regards Islamist aggression from him. He also spoke at marches against the war in Iraq, alongside Galloway (he's been quiet lately), Benn, etc. - other prominent walking, talking anachronisms.
Posted by Bulldog  2003-10-17 6:35:35 AM||   2003-10-17 6:35:35 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 America really sucks at this loot, rape and pillage thing.
Posted by badanov  2003-10-17 8:21:00 AM|| []  2003-10-17 8:21:00 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 Interesting he didn't use any example of muslims invading any non-muslim countries where anything that was non-muslim was usually destroyed, including people. But, hey, that would make us look like the bad guy and remember we're the victim.
Posted by rg117 2003-10-17 9:12:36 AM||   2003-10-17 9:12:36 AM|| Front Page Top

#7 -I guess "Anus" Al-dipshit forgot about a certain individual by the name of Tamerlane. I believe Tamerlane had Mongolian ancestry as well as being a Muslim. He also put more fellow muslims to the sword then anybody else in history besides maybe Sammie.

Posted by Jarhead 2003-10-17 10:20:55 AM||   2003-10-17 10:20:55 AM|| Front Page Top

#8 I read the article. I don't see the comparison. But it's the headline that counts, right, AlJiz?
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-17 10:21:11 AM||   2003-10-17 10:21:11 AM|| Front Page Top

#9 I'll give 'em high marks for crushing their enemies, but I'm really not seeing so much of the lamentation of their women.
Posted by BH  2003-10-17 10:49:01 AM||   2003-10-17 10:49:01 AM|| Front Page Top

#10 "al-Tikriti"

Stop reading, bullshit follows.
Posted by mojo  2003-10-17 11:03:15 AM||   2003-10-17 11:03:15 AM|| Front Page Top

#11 If you read Marco Polo you'll find that the Mongols had a very advanced civilization at that time.

Didn't Islam start out with rape, pillage and plunder? The North African Christians would have a few stories to tell.

Aaaaand... umm, who did the lootings in Baghdad? I can't remember having seen a single U.S. soldier carting away vases, tyres and fridges?
Posted by True German Ally 2003-10-17 11:23:59 AM||   2003-10-17 11:23:59 AM|| Front Page Top

#12 Didn't a Japanese journalist get caught crossing the border into Jordan with a painting?
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-10-17 11:48:53 AM||   2003-10-17 11:48:53 AM|| Front Page Top

#13 Didn't a Japanese journalist get caught crossing the border into Jordan with a painting?
I think it was a Fox staffer who got caught with one of those tasteful oil on velvet paintings he looted from one of Saddam's love nests. All the Japanese guy had was the live cluster bomb, which took out a Jordanian customs agent.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-17 12:04:44 PM||   2003-10-17 12:04:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 Interesting. Wonder how close a cousin Anas is to the late Saddam Hussien Al-tikriti?
Posted by john  2003-10-17 12:36:09 PM||   2003-10-17 12:36:09 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 What we have here is a failure to communicate. See, the influential British Muslim thinktank is trying to say the US is like Hitler without actually saying that because you know, Hitler is a bit of a hero in the Islamic world.
Posted by Yank 2003-10-17 1:53:27 PM||   2003-10-17 1:53:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#16 An influential British Muslim thinktank...

Sounds like a better gig than the Maytag repairman. Talk about no heavy lifting...
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-17 2:25:37 PM||   2003-10-17 2:25:37 PM|| Front Page Top

#17 tu -- No shit. The moment somebody in the "think tank" says, "I think..." his fellow members will kill him as an apostate.
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-10-17 3:28:17 PM|| []  2003-10-17 3:28:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#18 America really sucks at this loot, rape and pillage thing.

Hell, put me in charge; I'll loot and pillage, and leave the raping to others that are more inclined towards that sort of thing... ;)
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-17 8:46:05 PM||   2003-10-17 8:46:05 PM|| Front Page Top

#19 Heh. Heh.

Just read on some political blog or another that the country of Mongolia is sending 180 troops to help out in IRAQ, Mongolia being very interested in making nice with the US because of the millenia-old tradition in both China and Russia of overrunning the country which is twice as big as Texas but only has 2.4 million mostly nomads.

One can just imagine the warm welcome. On the other hand, it'll be interesting to see if anyone dares screw around with them...... A pyramid of 800,000 heads leaves a long-term racial memory.....
Posted by Mercutio 2003-10-17 11:08:33 PM||   2003-10-17 11:08:33 PM|| Front Page Top

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