So Long World Heritage Site


fuzzylogix
#1
Tomorrow's target is Tyre, a city which has withstood seige after seige after seige as a result of its immensely beautiful - soon to be oil slick bombed out ugly- location.

In memory of Tyre, tomorrow's colour will be purple, to commemorate the original industry of ancient Tyre- the creation of purple clothing dye.



www.middleeast.com/tyre.htm
 
cortex
#2
I believe that the Israeli defence forces have already stated quite adamantly that they DO NOT intentionally target innocent world heritage sites.
 
ladyjen345
#3
In war nothing is sacred or safe. They will bomb what they have to to win.
 
Vereya
Free Thinker
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by cortex

I believe that the Israeli defence forces have already stated quite adamantly that they DO NOT intentionally target innocent world heritage sites.

Accidents will happen, when you are at war
 
fuzzylogix
#5
Vereya, I have a feeling that Cortex was being completely sarcastic. I think we can kiss goodbye to many of the wonderful archeological artefacts in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. If an army has no restraints in bombing civilians, they sure dont care about ancient piles of rubble.
 
DurkaDurka
No Party Affiliation
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by fuzzylogix

Vereya, I have a feeling that Cortex was being completely sarcastic. I think we can kiss goodbye to many of the wonderful archeological artefacts in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. If an army has no restraints in bombing civilians, they sure dont care about ancient piles of rubble.

The Taliban already destroyed one of Afghanistans greatest archeological sites; the Bamiyan Buddhas, because they considered them to be "idols".

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines01/0301-04.htm
 
athabaska
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by fuzzylogix

Vereya, I have a feeling that Cortex was being completely sarcastic. I think we can kiss goodbye to many of the wonderful archeological artefacts in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. If an army has no restraints in bombing civilians, they sure dont care about ancient piles of rubble.

Then you are pleased with the Israeli response. The Israelis could have killed tens of thousands of lebanese if they had no restraint. Unlike the the Islamo-fascists who are trying, ineptly as usual, to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible.

Have you ever been outside of your city block? Please advise what 'many wonderful archeological artifacts' in Lebanon are being destroyed in this war. Are you a liar or just ignorant?
 
fuzzylogix
#8
1. Wow- Mogz was right!!!!!!!!!! He said that the Israelis could kill tens of thousands of Lebanese if they had no restraint too!!!!! Where do you guys get these figures!!!!

I think nations should get Brownie points with the UN for the restraint they show. eg. Israel gets tens of thousands of points because they could kill that many but havent, the US gets millions of points because with all their nuclear weapons, they could kill millions, and Hezbollah gets- well, lets hope it is only hundreds. So now we can declare the winner, and we dont need to have a war.

2. Part of the Israeli goal in this war, is to destroy the economy of Lebanon, an economy that is increasingly building up by tourism since rebirth after their last war. Look at the wonderful link to Tyre to see what a magnificent place this is. And no, sadly I have not yet visited Lebanon. Now look at the current photos of oil destroyed beaches and demolished homes. We dont know how many artefacts are being destroyed here, or in other places such as Iraq!!!!! The point is that the destruction of Tyre not only kills people and disrupts their life right now, but is destroying the life and livelihood of generations to come.

3. To question that archeological artefacts are not in the line of fire shows complete ignorance of the archeology of the area. The Middle East, being the birthplace of civilization is littered with enumerable artefacts, many places still undiscovered. But it is early days yet to be tabulating the damage in Lebanon and Israel, so let's look at Iraq:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story...391042,00.html
 
I think not
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka

Quote: Originally Posted by fuzzylogix

Vereya, I have a feeling that Cortex was being completely sarcastic. I think we can kiss goodbye to many of the wonderful archeological artefacts in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. If an army has no restraints in bombing civilians, they sure dont care about ancient piles of rubble.

The Taliban already destroyed one of Afghanistans greatest archeological sites; the Bamiyan Buddhas, because they considered them to be "idols".

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines01/0301-04.htm

That doesn't count, Israelis or Americans were not involved, so it's a non issue.
 
fuzzylogix
#10
Speak for yourself ITN. The demolishing of any heritage site is sad, no matter who does it. Nobody here has said that the Taliban's destruction of the Buddhas was not a heinous crime too. It was, particularly as it was a very deliberate act.