Destruction of Babylon
Ruins By US Bombing
By James Donahue
In an almost unprecedented
statement, a high ranking officer of the U.S. military offered to make a formal apology for the destruction his troops caused to the
archaeological treasures buried in the ruins of the ancient and historical City of Babylon
during the Iraq conflict.
Colonel John Coleman,
former chief of staff for the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq,
said that if the head of the Iraqi antiquities board wants an apology, “if it makes him feel good, we can certainly
give him one.”
It was a blunt and calloused
remark, typical from the lips of a man trained to lead men in combat, and displayed no remorse for what was done. But it confirmed
something we have been warning about even before the Bush Administration lied its way into the 2004 invasion of that Middle
That invasion, complete
with the introduction of bunker bombs, heavy military machinery and all of the other trappings that come with troop movements,
was designed to destroy the proof of the historical roots of mankind. Iraq
lies in the heart of what was once heralded as the “Cradle of Civilization,” a Golden Crescent where the first great cities of Mesopotamia
It was there that humanity
came out of the caves and crude grass huts and began building great monuments of stone. As Luciferians we strongly believe
that proofs of our alien roots were buried in the sands in this area. This is one of the reasons we were so opposed to attacking
this hallowed place. Archaeologists were only beginning to scratch the surface of these ancient ruins, but it is rumored that
amazing things already were on display at the museum of antiquities in Baghdad; things that were beyond rational explanation
without abandoning the Christian-oriented concepts of human history.
Notice that among the
first horrors reported after our troops moved into Baghdad
was the sacking of that museum. Thousands of priceless artifacts were removed, many of them never to be seen again. While
some of the items have since been returned, there are others that have disappeared. Some believe this was an organized ravaging
of the museum . . . that the items removed were selectively chosen. We believe they were things that would have proven Lucifer
and subsequently brought down all organized religious institutions in the world.
This was among the primary
reasons for our invasion of that place. It was also for control of the oil. Beyond that, there were no weapons of mass destruction
and Saddam Hussein was no threat to the world or to the United States.
The destruction of the
Babylon ruins was totally unnecessary, but we did it. Our
forces chose that very site to set up a base camp. Heavy equipment flattened and compressed the ruins to build helicopter
pad and fuel stations. Soldiers filled sandbags with archaeological fragments and dug trenches through unexcavated areas,
and tanks crushed slabs of original 2,600-year-old paving.
John Curtis, curator
of the British Museum’s
New East Department, lamented that the forces there destroyed “one of the most important, sensitive archaeological sites
in the whole world.”
Indeed, Babylon was one of the great cities of antiquity. It reached its greatest glory in the early
Sixth Century B.C. It was the capital of King Nebuchadnezzar II who built the celebrated Hanging Gardens. The city fell into ruin after
it was conquered by the Persians under Cyrus the Great in about 538 B.C. But the ruins of this amazing city were still there,
and the secrets of the people who once lived there were buried in the sands, waiting for archaeologists to find and bring
them to life.
Saddam did his share
of destruction to that ancient place. It was said he had much of the area developed as a tourist site in an effort to
portray himself as a modern successor to Nebuchadnezzar. He had plans to turn ancient Mesopotamia
into a regional superpower once more.
They said Saddam even
built a contemporary ziggurat-shaped palace nearby and carved out an underground car park within the ruins.