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No "Bunker Bombs" On Iraq
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein once said he would rather be "overthrown" from power by the United States than see his country hit by the kind of destructive air strikes used on Afghanistan.
At a meeting with military officials marking the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Hussein said he would prefer to see his regime overthrown because that would be "better than attacking, striking the population, harming it and destroying its resources."
This is an interesting remark by a leader of a nation identified by President George W. Bush as part of an "evil axis" of countries supporting world terrorism. It should be no surprise that Hussein and the Iraqi people regard the United States as the real world terrorist following 13 consecutive years of blockade, military fly-over and occasional bombing attacks.
Now President Bush II seems to want to finish the assault his father started in 1991. It is no secret that the U. S. military wants to attack Iraq soon. Mr. Bush has made it clear that one of his goals while in office is to see Hussein removed from power.
The problem with the Bush line of thinking, however, is that there seems to be no evidence that Hussein is guilty of anything that warrants further assault against him or his country. In fact, the Iraqi leadership has been appealing to several other nations, including Russia, in an effort to head-off such an attack.
That Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States against a military strike against Iraq is significant. Also neighboring Iran, which has been in conflict with Hussein in past years, has vowed to assist Iraq in any conflict it might have with the United States.
These nations all seem to regard us as the aggressor in this situation. And from my point of view, they are right.
As a historian and supporter of the Gnostic belief system, I have a personal reason to fear the destruction of that ancient historical treasure trove by a senseless bombing campaign. To carpet bomb Iraq would be comparable to blowing up the Vatican, the Great Pyramid of Gisa, or the Smithsonian.
The secrets behind the origins of the human race, dating back 10,000 years to the time of Mesopotamia and the great Sumerian Empire, lie in that hallowed soil. Archaeologists are even now exploring the ruins of the ancient city of Ur, located not far from Baghdad, where Abraham once lived. There stands the mysterious ruins of the great ziggurat of Ur, a massive man-made structure somewhat resembling the pyramids of Egypt, Mexico, China, and various other places around the world.  Just 140 miles to the north of Ur are the ruins of the one grand City of Babylon.
Although the location of Ur has been known since 1919, archaeologists are only now beginning to uncover the treasures left hidden in Iraq. As mystery mounds are unearthed, remains of the great civilizations of Assyria, Babylonia, Sumeria and Ur are coming to light.
The Gnostic believes that the spiritual roots of mankind lie in the Fertile Crescent that was the ancient Sumerian Empire. All western religions may in someway be linked to those roots, which have been lost over time.
But there is another mystery behind the Sumerians that archaeologists, if given time, may be able to help solve. This is the strange Old Testament story of Enoch and the Angelic Nephilim. There is evidence that the Nephilim, or "gods" who came down to the Earth from the stars and taught the Sumerians how to build, to farm and manufacture metals, were aliens.
Some believe the aliens may even have done some tinkering with the DNA of certain Earth animals, genetically engineering the human race for their own purposes. Another name for this alien race is Annunacki.
The Book of Enoch, believed to be among the oldest books in existence, and the Epic of Gilgamish, a story taken from clay tablets found in the ruins of Iraq, both talk about gods named Annunacki that came among the people during this time in history.
The Book of Genesis speaks of "giants in the Earth" and tells how "the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."
Greek mythology is full of stories about Gods who came to Earth and mingled with mortal humans. Is there some grain of truth in these old stories?
If George W. Bush is allowed to bomb Iraq the way he ravaged Afghanistan, any chance of our learning the truth behind our origins could be lost forever.

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