Islamic State Destroys 2500 Iraqi Temples. The Question Is, Why?
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
June 14, 2016
I have to blog about this one, because when Mr. C.S. sent this article to me, his accompanying email included the cryptic one line addition, “So, who is really behind this…?” I had to admit, as I read the article and reflected on his question, that the more I thought, the murkier and wilder my high octane speculations became, for inevitably implied in the question of “who is really behind this?” is the question “why are they doing it?”
These questions are highlighted even more by the appearance of a number of articles on the internet lately detailing cases of alleged sale of antiquities on the black market by the very same Islamicist groups, sales which, so the story goes, are being used to finance their “activities.” It is a case, we are told, of antiquities being held hostage, and ransomed…
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