Tuesday, 6 October 2015

National Geographical Fluff on ISIL Destruction


"The militant group ISIL keeps bombing and bulldozing important archaeological sites" says Andrew Curry ('Demolition of Famous Arch Adds to List of Ancient Sites Destroyed by ISIS', National Geographic October 05, 2015). I suppose if you say it often enough in words of one syllable, journalists and people in general in the USA and elsewhere will, one day, catch on to the fact that
Apamea was not looted by ISIL.
Apamea was not looted by ISIL.
Apamea was not looted by ISIL.
Apamea was not looted by ISIL.
Apamea was not looted by ISIL.
Apamea was not looted by ISIL.
Apamea was not looted by ISIL. Duh.
Palmyra was looted before ISIL (oddly Curry does not mention looting at Palmyra), the situation at other sites he mentions in his propaganda piece Dura Europos and mari among them ('Making Sense of the AAAS Analysis of Damage to Historical Sites in Syria', PACHI Thursday, 18 December 2014) is by no means as unequivocal as the author makes out. The status of several of the Iraqi sites he mentions is still unclear. No wonder the fluffhead dealers of ADCAEA are confused, if this is the sort of 'quality journalism' the USA is capable of producing for them.

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