Wednesday, August 19, 2015
"The Evil Fuckers are Still at It!
Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site, Syria's antiquities chief said on Tuesday.
IS, whose insurgents control swathes of Syria and Iraq, captured Palmyra in central Syria from government forces in May, but are not known to have damaged its monumental Roman-era ruins despite their reputation for destroying artifacts they view as idolatrous under their puritanical interpretation of Islam.
Syrian state antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim said the family of Khaled Asaad had informed him that the 82-year-old scholar who worked for over 50 years as head of antiquities in Palmyra was executed by Islamic State on Tuesday.
Asaad had been detained and interrogated for over a month by the ultra-radical Sunni Muslim militants, he told Reuters.
"Just imagine that such a scholar who gave such memorable services to the place and to history would be beheaded ... and his corpse still hanging from one of the ancient columns in the center of a square in Palmyra," Abdulkarim said.
"The continued presence of these criminals in this city is a curse and bad omen on (Palmyra) and every column and every archaeological piece in it." (AP)
...yeah ya think?
"...his corpse still hanging from one of the ancient columns..."
Something the Romans whose town this was would have been used to. They'd be confused at out horror, and outrage.
"Hey what's you're problem it's just some guy."
So Isis, and the Romans, and really all of the empires, and city states of that time are on the same page. It's just that we've had a few thousand years of experience to see it was a pretty bad idea.
Isis however is 'old school' when it comes to justice. Basically if you piss them or their gawds off they cut you the hell up...if you're lucky. If not they have a bit of fun at your expense instead.
Sorry gang as I say I feel morally bound to remind you that these guys are still around, and still very much at it.
Why the world community allows this? Well we mostly have our own problems, and we figure It''ll go away after a while.
You know like then Nazis guys or Pol Pot's boys or that ongoing African genocide thing, and maybe that Balkan thing. Ya know yeah it'll solve itself.
Although there's a little good news.
Turkey who's right next door to all this noise. These humanitarians just let Obama's air force use some air bases over there to bomb the bleeping hell out of some Isis positions.
A small step, but hey when it comes to an ongoing genocide we'll take what we can get.
Tip to the Flying Tigers, liberal use of ....500 lb. Demolition Bombs a big taste of Napalm then hose down the target area with 20mm Cannon. Go Medieval on'em. They'll be nothing, but amoebas left.
...wish I could go with you. Never piss off a Pacifist!
Uncle Syd in War time!