Saturday, April 23, 2016

ISIS Smuggles Priceless Artifacts to Israel and Into Europe

The video released on Friday by the Arabic section of Sputnik news agency and taken by one of Mosul's residents showed how the ISIL dug the tunnel near the walls of the ancient city of Nineveh to take the antiquities out of the region.

- Tunnel- Still from Sputnik video
 Video at Link

The eyewitness who took the footages of the tunnel said that the ISIL smuggles the ancient artefacts every day, adding that the tunnel is equipped with electrical lamps using a generator.
Also, Amer Abdullah al-Jomaili, a professor at Mosul's university, revealed that 25 pieces of the antiquities have already been smuggled to Israel via Turkey and the rest are being sold in the European auctions.
The city of Nineveh was mentioned in the Bible, dates to the 7th century BC, and was once the largest city in the world.
Earlier reports also said that the ISIL terrorist group has destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh, a British archaeological studies institute in Iraq reported earlier this month.
The destruction of the ancient structure, also called the Mashqi Gate, has been confirmed by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, and the Antiquities Department in Baghdad hasn’t denied the demolition.
The terrorists demolished the 2,000-year-old gate using military equipment, activists in Mosul said.
Media activist Zuheir Mousilly added that ISIL have destroyed many of Iraqi historic sites and monuments, including the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Winged Bulls, and the Mosul National Museum.
As for the gate, other reports suggested that the ISIL terrorists were dismantling it and selling separate blocks.
 Personally speaking, smart money is on these ancient pieces of history being dismantled and smuggled out to Israel- Foolish money and  foolish people, believe foolish narratives of ISIS destroying these priceless treasures

hattip anonymous commenter! 

Turkey’s Gaziantep is main ISIS trade hub of antiques hauled in Syria & Iraq – Russian UN envoy 

"The Turkish city of Gaziantep is the trade hub used by Islamic State to sell objects of cultural heritage, stolen from Syria and Iraq. In an official letter to UN Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin outlined how the valuables are being transported and sold.
“Antiquities from Syria and Iraq are exported by the extremists mostly through the territory of Turkey. The main center for the smuggling of cultural heritage items is the Turkish city of Gaziantep, where the stolen goods are sold at illegal auctions and then through a network of antique shops and at the local market" 

So, "ISIS" is smuggling stolen antiquities "through the territory of Turkey" That's specific language folks- Churkin is not saying the Turkish government is involved, or is aware, or is participating or is profiting he is stating these stolen goods are being smuggled through Turkish territory. Who is doing the smuggling??? 
 Smuggled artifacts (jewelry, coins, etc.) then arrive in the Turkish cities of Izmir, Mersin and Antalya, where representatives of international criminal groups produce fake documents on the origin of the antiquities.” 
Well the Kurds are extraordinary smugglers. Oil. People. Drugs. They have the ability. The networks and the contacts.  Three Cheers for the PKK? And the Kurds are beloved by Israel!

Of course YPG is providing the "evidence" to frame ISIS- That makes me laugh and laugh!  I'm going to roll around on the floor and laugh that's how absurd it is to think of YPG presenting evidence against ISIS. Talk about your narrative creation!! Your perception managed- Always!

Anywhoo... this smuggling of priceless antiquities of Assyrian history brought to mind the post from earlier this week.....

*"Arch of Triumph" Destroyed by ISIS, Recreated (in Under 6 months) And On Tour

And reminded me of two older posts concerning Kurdish/ Israeli overlapping interest in erasing the Assyrians from the history books:

*May 27/2015:  Ramadi to Palmyra: KurdISHIS/Israeli collusion- Stealing Assyrian history

The above post specifically talks about the fall of Palmyra- We recently witnessed the unveiling of the Arch of Triumph, just days in ago, in London. The same Arch that was allegedly destroyed by ISIS in Palmyra.

*April 14 2015 : Kurds Fully Participate in Generational Assyrian/ Armenian Christian Genocides

Real life trumps fiction any day!


    Lost by the western MSM


    More analysis concerning the Syrian elections; from T. Catalucci. What Western MSM or commentary exists is the usual obfuscation of facts and disinformation to serve their agenda. Which mainly consists of controlling the message available to their own populace and hiding truthful analysis and facts available to them in order to justify their evil intentions. I apologize for going so far off topic, however I believe the results of the election blows a huge hole in whst empire presents as the situation on the ground.

    1. Hey Charles: I saw the election results- not in western msm- Assad (his party) has always won all elections since the NATO destabilization began and it didn't make any difference whatsoever the NATO game continued- Israel wants Golan- PKK wants Kurdistan and Syria, as has been the case is mostly on it's own

    2. Unfortunately that's the facts. US/NATO Democratic process does not include will of the people. In Syria, Iraq, US, EU, where ever. Just pointing out the obvious. The MSM message is not reality, but it is propaganda for US/EU citizens consumption. Sickening.

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    1. thanks jo!

      I was over there reading today..
      no interest in commenting though- Ziad is good, but too many trolls

      and how are your tomatoes doing??
      we can't plant yet- but we've started our plants indoors- spring has been very cold
      We don't even have leaves on our trees yet!!
      It's the end of April and NO LEAVES!
      This is the third year in a row and night time temps are going to be just a hair above freezing all this week- so our seedlings will have to come in
      we will start peas indoors and transplant them outside too

    2. FYI, prior to selling my house and land 4 yrs. ago I grew heirloom and specialty crops for a number of years. Many kinds of tomatoes in many colors. It's something I miss greatly. BTW, I grew seedlings for all crops, stopped purchasing any after wind bourne early blight infection caused by nursery grown plants sold by big box chains in 2012. Because springs have been cool and damp even here in southern NJ. I used floating and tunnel type row covers often. You might try it for your peas?

    3. Grew for market and restaurants mainly. But also for personal and neighbors use. 150 tomatoe plants make a serious amount of tomatoes.

    4. Hi Charles
      Yes, 15o tomato plants makes for plenty of tomatoes :)

      we have a heirloom variety- Moira.
      and we plant a couple of dozen plants- eat and freeze (for sauce, lasagna, chilli, whatever)

      We've saved the seeds for so long now that it's likely changed, but, it works great for us!!
      Pest free, never fail- determinate size

      We always grow extra plants to give away also-

      My Dad grows another type- indeterminate- heirloom- not sure of the kind- he saves seed also.

      Southern NJ? New Jersey?

      It's still early enough for peas and they can take a bit of cold- tomatoes not at all
      the past two summers have been so cool here that our peppers and eggplant have been flops
      and boy I love eggplant
      eggplant grilled on the bbq yummy, yummy, yummy
      also breaded for eggplant parmesan again yummy, yummy

      I'm a foodie :)

  4. The tomatoes are doing OK after the transplant. I wanted to plant some other veggies but I have a flea problem or nightmare. I live on a ranch and when ever I have wild cats I have fleas. The cats kill birds and I like birds. So the flea spraying (uhg) starts again.

    1. so by wild cats you mean?
      domesticated cats gone feral or are we talking something else?