How ISIS sells antiquities to fund terror). Much of the same old same old, Abu Sayyaf - dodgy finds found the more inviting side of the Syria-Turkey border. While I firmly believe that ISIL does "loot archaeological sites, universities, libraries and private collections to generate revenue for the organization" (why would they not do so?), I think a general point here is that journalists really should try passing their material (even when it is itself shown them by US archaeologists as "proof") past some independent experts and - for goodness sake a few experienced dealers. Just saying.
And journalists, how about some more nuanced reporting to replace the gung-ho cardboard cutout thinking promulgated now with comic-book style graphics? You know, that "investigative reporting" thingy they talked about at journalism school.