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Looters ransack Egyptian antiques museum and snatch priceless artefacts [EGYPT]
Daily Mail ^ | 08/17/13

Posted on 08/17/2013 12:50:50 PM PDT by BunnySlippers

Museums looted.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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To: BunnySlippers

omg


2 posted on 08/17/2013 12:53:09 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: BunnySlippers

Oh that is sad...


3 posted on 08/17/2013 12:53:17 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: BunnySlippers
The Mummy is not amused!


4 posted on 08/17/2013 12:53:27 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: silverleaf

Re-Run from the First Arab spring!


5 posted on 08/17/2013 12:54:42 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: El Laton Caliente

So much for sending priceless antiquities back to unstable countries.

These should have been locked up weeks ago.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

way to go obama

WAY TO F***ING GO!


7 posted on 08/17/2013 12:55:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: BunnySlippers

That second picture sure looks like it came from a similar story out of Baghdad ten years ago.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 12:55:43 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: BunnySlippers

Somehow it will be Bush’s Fault...


9 posted on 08/17/2013 12:55:50 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: BunnySlippers

BUSH'S FAULT


10 posted on 08/17/2013 12:56:24 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: BunnySlippers

On the brighter side some REAL Egyptian Antiquities will be for sale and will make it to what’s left of the Civilized World...


11 posted on 08/17/2013 12:57:20 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: BunnySlippers
So much for sending priceless antiquities back to unstable countries

I was thinking the exact same thing...
12 posted on 08/17/2013 12:57:27 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Sounds like a rehash of LA in 1968.


13 posted on 08/17/2013 12:57:34 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: BunnySlippers

What a crap hole the ME is. Israel is the only shining star.


14 posted on 08/17/2013 12:57:43 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Beat ya!


15 posted on 08/17/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: RetiredTexasVet

i don’t remember any museums looted in that riot.

Was it LACMA which was pretty new and very far from the rioting. Or the county museum?


16 posted on 08/17/2013 1:00:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Ramius

I remember. They just cleaned it out.

More photos at the link, BTW.


17 posted on 08/17/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
Priceless antiquities,eh? Boy,*that* will sure fund a whole lotta jihad.
18 posted on 08/17/2013 1:02:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: Dallas59

That is because Israel is the only non-Muslim country in the ME.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 1:07:42 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: BunnySlippers

No, no. There's no fighting in the streets. The museums will be open during normal hours tomorrow. Nothing has been looted. That is crazy talk.

20 posted on 08/17/2013 1:09:13 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


21 posted on 08/17/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: BunnySlippers

It sounds like a way for the Muslim brotherhood to raise funds. I am certain that there are enough unscrupulous collectors out there who would play a lot of money for artifacts, and don’t care about provenance.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 1:09:44 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Kozak

Wanna bet some of those ebay sellers will turn out to be museum employees?


23 posted on 08/17/2013 1:10:51 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: BunnySlippers

The museums were different back then along with the rioters .... TV sets and sunburned looters .... same casting just a different time.....


24 posted on 08/17/2013 1:15:59 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: Dallas59
What a crap hole the ME is. Israel is the only shining star.

You know what? Screw em all... Jooz included. The ONLY thing we are there for is oil... and we have enough of it here for our needs.

If China has surpassed us as the world's largest net oil importer, let THEM have a policing presence in the Middle East... and get blown up by IEDs, and have THEIR embassies stormed and ambassadors killed, and have their boys come home psychologically damaged by a hopeless and worthless situation.

25 posted on 08/17/2013 1:16:07 PM PDT by Rodamala (F**k Armageddon. This is Hell.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Obama needs some Pharao furnishings in the WH...


26 posted on 08/17/2013 1:25:24 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: jmcenanly

This fits the muzzie playbook which says the artifacts of all civilizations which predate Islam must be destroyed.

They couldn’t carry away the Bamayan Buddhas for jihadi profit, so they just blew them up.

Bloody savages!!!


27 posted on 08/17/2013 1:26:32 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I don’t any museum was looted in the Watt’s riots and I know they weren’t in the Rodney King riots. Most of both riots were in predominantly black areas with the King riot being very much in K-Town {Koreatown].

Riots everywhere involve looting.

Someone upthread noted the riots in Baghdad involving looting antiquities.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 1:28:56 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Makes me ill to see relics of antiquity trashed like that. Obviously, there is no regard for their ancestral heritage.

I can also imagine that people in Cairo and surrounding are going hungry at this point. They’ve lost it all. What an absolute mess. Just so sad.


29 posted on 08/17/2013 1:29:04 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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Support Free Republic.

30 posted on 08/17/2013 1:29:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Sounds like a rehash of LA in 1968.

Are you thinking of 1965? As far as I know, no museums were looted in that disturbance, although rioters trashed the Willowbrook branch of the Los Angeles County Library.

31 posted on 08/17/2013 1:32:16 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: SueRae

Yeah, it’s easy to forget how it all breaks down under these circumstances. No trash pick up, no mail, often water, gasoline, electricity breakdown.

Life becomes hell.


32 posted on 08/17/2013 1:32:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
Watt’s Watts riots
33 posted on 08/17/2013 1:38:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Yeah, yeah, thanks. But I’ve got a bunch of typos out there if yer looking.


34 posted on 08/17/2013 1:40:02 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
I’ve got a bunch of typos out there if yer looking.

I'll get right on it .. LOL

35 posted on 08/17/2013 1:49:13 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Ramius
That was unique...Curators stole most of the ones in Baghdad....and got caught. A lot of these curators and archeologists are scum.

I had a friend who gave priceless native American artifacts to a local museum. He said they were sold before he got out of the parking lot.

36 posted on 08/17/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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True. When famous Alexandria library was burned to the ground hundreds of years ago by turkish invaders, one of their leaders stated that there is no need for books and that koran have everything.


37 posted on 08/17/2013 2:03:00 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: BunnySlippers

Followers of the prophet seem always to fight with their neighbors, and if their neighbors are bigger, they fight among themselves.


38 posted on 08/17/2013 2:12:48 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: QQQQ

IIRC, the Alexandrine library has burned at least three times, each time at the hands of Muslim conquerors who declared the Koran to be the only book the world needed, and as noted, to erase evidence of earlier cultures.

The muzzies also intend to erase all current cultures, in particular Western Civ. Unfortunately for them, the Hindu culture, whose adherents were exterminated by the hundreds of millions during Mughal rule, has an extremely long memory. It now has nukes.

The Indian military has long cast a cold eye upon Makkah.


39 posted on 08/17/2013 2:16:00 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: BunnySlippers

Wow! It’s a good thing they didn’t let Howard Carter get any with any of that, huh?


40 posted on 08/17/2013 3:01:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: elcid1970

Unfortunately pakistan also have nukes.


41 posted on 08/17/2013 3:20:14 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: BunnySlippers

In Iraq museum curators locked up the priceless artifacts before the invasion.

When journalists went through in the wake of US forces, the artifacts were not there, so they postulated that US forces had looted them.

I would be surprised if museum curators, with their livelihood dependent on the state of the artifacts, had not protected their artifacts.

One can hope.


42 posted on 08/17/2013 3:20:23 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: silverleaf

It turns out the British were right to have taken most of the good stuff. Never trust savages with anything of value. Even if it belongs to them.


43 posted on 08/17/2013 3:28:29 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: Kozak
Beat ya!

Only because I stopped to format.

44 posted on 08/17/2013 3:29:24 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

If islamists are so homophobic why do so many of the wear skirts.


45 posted on 08/17/2013 4:08:56 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: bigheadfred

Nobama just like all other mooselimbs could care less about non-muslim antiquities.

Next will be them bombing the Sphinx or the Pyramids.


46 posted on 08/17/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

For being a retired guy, ya sure don’t know much about history.


47 posted on 08/17/2013 4:13:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: X-spurt

There are a lot of places they could destroy. We should ruin them if they ruin the ruins.


48 posted on 08/17/2013 4:14:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: silverleaf

is england far behind?


49 posted on 08/17/2013 4:21:19 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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