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Amazing, all the reports of precious artifacts coming out of Iran in the last couple of weeks. Why, we wouldn't DARE bomb such a storehouse of antiquity, now would we? This strikes me as just another iteration of the "priceless relic" defense, last used against the US via the fraudulent reports of museum thefts in Baghdad.


2 posted on 05/16/2005 3:23:37 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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Actually it's more likely that the increased focus on Iran has helped some of these stories get the coverage they deserved. Archaelogy fell by the wayside somewhat in the Iran-Iraq war decade and the late nineties have seen a return of this field.

Amazng country and it will be a genuine tragedy if there needs to be a war. Most Iranians are bright, hard-working and have a decent sense of humour. Plus, the relics and so forth are amazing. You may not like their current administration, but that doesn't diminish the rich history and heritage of the country.


5 posted on 05/16/2005 3:46:43 PM PDT by Androcles (All your typos are belong to us)
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Then again the discovery of so many things recently could be due to the fact that the Mullahs just recently let foreign archaeologist back in Iran to explore. Not everything is a conspiracy. In fact, many of the more doctrinaire of the Mullahs are quite unhappy with the unearthing of pre-Islamic materials as the glories of Persia often make the Muslims who came later look to have inherited much of the splendor of Iran.
8 posted on 05/16/2005 3:58:49 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: RegulatorCountry
Amazing, all the reports of precious artifacts coming out of Iran in the last couple of weeks. Why, we wouldn't DARE bomb such a storehouse of antiquity, now would we? This strikes me as just another iteration of the "priceless relic" defense, last used against the US via the fraudulent reports of museum thefts in Baghdad.

Ditto to that !!

20 posted on 05/17/2005 3:57:05 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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