Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Looting Iraq's 'heritage'
Posted on 04/29/2003 4:39:16 AM PDT by SJackson
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Exactly. And he may have added without vulgarity.
Unfortunately the unwashed masses that looted the museum somehow thought to take time to destroy the documents that listed what was there. Pretty smart, if the unwashed masses wanted to cover up a major heist, but nonsensical if the were just petty thieves.
The only reason to shred the documents, was to cover the tracks of the final purchaser, a clear sign of the final purchaser being the operator of the heist instead of the unwashed masses.
1. To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
2. To take as spoils.
The American military is not pillaging.
The Iraqi people (by definition) are incapable of pillaging.
We have no obligation under the geneva convention to prevent the Iraqi people from stealing their own items.
We are only required to make sure that our troops do not pillage.
You're wrong. Buh-Bye!
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