Saturday, May 26, 2012

Drill, Babylon, Drill
God help us all. How about an oil pipeline through the site of ancient Babylon? Here's another stunner: Babylon is NOT listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Why? Because the site was badly protected/managed under Sadam Hussein (true--he rebuilt parts of it, using bricks stamped S.H.) and the site continues to be badly protected/managed under the present government. Like when the US Army used it for their own purposes. I gotta go get a glass of wine after reading this one.

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