Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Sionnach Glic » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:23 pm

Anyone getting an odd sense of deja vous?

Copper Mine Threatens Ancient Monastery in Afghanistan
Andrew Lawler

A decade after the Taliban destroyed the famous Bamiyan Buddhas-two massive statues that have stood sentry in an Afghan valley for 1500 years-archaeologists are warning that Afghan antiquities are again at risk. This time the threat comes from a venture blessed by the Western-backed Afghan government. A Chinese company intends to blow up an ancient Buddhist monastery south of Kabul to make way for a massive copper mine. The plan has sparked outrage among Afghan and French archaeologists, who have recently uncovered more than 100 statues within a large religious complex that includes seven stupas, or tombs built to house the relics of saints.


Always nice to know that some things don't change. :roll:
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Mikey » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:58 pm

Progress at work... :bangwall:

I seem to recall an adage, something like "Those who forget the past..."
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Tyyr » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:03 pm

Hey, it's not a Muslim holy site so who gives a fuck?
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:11 pm

:laughroll:
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:18 pm

Tyyr wrote:Hey, it's not a Muslim holy site got something they can sell underneath it so who gives a f**k?


Fixed it for you.
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Mikey » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:38 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:
Tyyr wrote:Hey, it's not a Muslim holy site got something they can sell underneath it so who gives a f**k?


Fixed it for you.


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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Sionnach Glic » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:04 pm

I think this

Captain Seafort wrote:Hey, it's not a Muslim holy site and it's got something they can sell underneath it so who gives a f**k?


is a bit more likely. Do you think that they'd be so willing to destroy the place if it were a thousand year old Muslim temple? I doubt it.
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:53 pm

Depends on what we would be paying them. With as much as they pretend to hate us, they'll crawl on their hands and knees to beg us for money.
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Nutso » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:19 pm

Sionnach Glic wrote:I think this

Captain Seafort wrote:Hey, it's not a Muslim holy site and it's got something they can sell underneath it so who gives a f**k?


is a bit more likely. Do you think that they'd be so willing to destroy the place if it were a thousand year old Muslim temple? I doubt it.

I would be willing to destroy a thousand year old Muslim temple to save a thousand year old Buddhist temple. There are so many of those damn things anyway.
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Nutso » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:24 pm

Deepcrush wrote:Depends on what we would be paying them. With as much as they pretend to hate us, they'll crawl on their hands and knees to beg us for money.

Actually they don't have to beg us. We just throw it at them like confetti for drilling rights and pipeline rights.
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Re: Afghanistan To Destroy Ancient Sites

Postby Deepcrush » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:25 pm

Nutso wrote:Actually they don't have to beg us. We just throw it at them like confetti for drilling rights and pipeline rights.


Actually, they do beg us. Its how we find out about most these places... then we throw it like confetti. :lol:
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