from strategic-culture.org: Article: Recent events in Iraq, Libya and Syria have one common factor which is being carefully concealed: the looting of museums and the destruction of entire strata of the rich heritage of ancient cultures by the American «liberators». For example, after the Americans plundered Baghdad's museums, a large part of the loot was dumped on the black antiques market in the West. This is also one of the motives for the Yankees' campaign against Damascus. Illegal trading of antiques is considered no less profitable than the drug trade.
However, not everything comes down to the simple looting of treasuries. Something much greater is at stake: control over the future through selective destruction of the priceless artifacts of the past... Let us not forget that the capital of Syria is not only one of the most ancient cities in the world (some archeologists believe it is 6,000-8,000 years old); it is also a city of great importance to the eschatology of Islam, Judaism and Protestantism.
He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. This formula by the English author and publicist George Orwell, a specialist in psychological warfare, is known today throughout the world. Controlling the future through changing the past of a nation by cutting off its historical roots can destroy even the hardiest of nations.
Imagine a person who has lost his memory. He goes to another person and asks who he was previously. The person he asks could say that before he lost his memory the asker was his master, to whom he owes everything. Or he could say that the person who has lost his memory was his slave, who owes everything to him. And if the one who has lost his memory cannot remember who he really was, in the end he must go by the story which has been imposed upon him for the rest of his life. It is possible to do the same to an entire nation: to cut off its memory by destroying, for example, all repositories of ancient knowledge (museums, libraries) or by altering their content to one's own advantage.
Today something of the sort is being undertaken on a global scale. Preparations are underway for the rewriting of the history of all mankind. This process began after the American invasion of Iraq. Experts consider the looting of Iraqi museums (in Baghdad, Mosul, etc.) to be the greatest cultural catastrophe of the century. These museums contained collections from the prehistoric, Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Islamic periods. After the American invasion around 200,000 pieces of artwork and cultural artifacts were stolen from the museums and libraries of Iraq; most of these were of global importance, including masterpieces of the ancient civilizations of Ur, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria and other states of Mesopotamia, one of the cradles of human civilization.
The creation of the ideological foundation of the new world order's Tower of Babel has two sides: the archeological side and the museum side.
The archeological side is connected with the deliberate destruction of excavation sites using both bombs and armored vehicles. Natalya Kozlova, a researcher at the State Hermitage who has been in Iraq several times, has said, «Thousands of undeciphered tablets lie in the ground. Rather, they no longer lie there. After the detonation of a bomb at that location, no tablets remain... One must admit that Hussein looked after Iraqi monuments. Directly linking the glory of ancient kings with his own rule... Saddam not only took pride in the monuments, but he allocated large amounts of money to the excavation, study and preservation of cultural heritage, severely punishing looters. When he lost control of part of the territory after the war in 1991, the situation deteriorated seriously».
According to a report by John Curtis, an expert from the British Museum in London who had been to the excavation site and documented all the damage to the ruins of ancient Babylon 88 kilometers from Baghdad, the losses were irreparable. The culprits are military personnel from the U.S. and Poland. Curtis was able to determine that in most cases the damage was inflicted deliberately. For example, the Americans drove tanks over the ancient pavement of the street for no obvious reason. «I expect that the archaeological city of Babylon has sustained damage but I don't know exactly the size of such damage...This is just dreadful,» was the assessment of the scale of the tragedy by the head of a parliamentary archaeology committee, Lord Redesdale.
Colonel John Coleman, former chief of staff for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq, officially stated that the U.S. is prepared to apologize to Iraqis for the destruction in Babylon caused by American troops. After the American invasion the Fort Babylon military base was created on the ruins of Babylon, directly on the remains of ancient temples. A helicopter landing pad and fueling stations were built there as well. Soldiers dug trenches on archeological excavation sites, and tanks crushed ancient 2,600-year-old pavement under their tracks.
A similar situation is taking place in Libya, a country which occupies an archeologically rich part of the Sahara. According to French archeologist Henri Lhote, «the Central Sahara in the Neolithic period was one of the most populous centers of prehistoric human society».
The museum side of the erecting of the new world order's Tower of Babel is connected with the looting of repositories of artifacts from the most ancient civilizations on the planet, as with the open-air museum of ancient structures of the Garamantes in Germa (Garama), Libya, which was supposedly plundered by «rebels» who do not even know how to read. Artifacts are stolen in order to present them some time later in a new form compiled to meet the needs of the priests of globalism as «material» proof of the assertions openly expounded several decades ago by Z. Brzezinski in his book The Technetronic Era. Snowden and Manning had not even been born yet when Brzezinski wrote about the enormous «purposeless mass» of people and the need to establish control over them through constantly updated dossier files:
«We were moving toward a technetronic era that could easily become a dictatorship....These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. Power will gravitate into the hands of those who control information. Our existing institutions will be supplanted by pre-crisis management institutions, the task of which will be to identify in advance likely social crises and to develop programs to cope with them... This will encourage tendencies through the next several decades toward a technetronic era, a dictatorship, leaving even less room for political procedures as we know them. Finally, looking ahead to the end of the century, the possibility of biochemical mind control and genetic tinkering with man, including beings which will function like men and reason like them as well, could give rise to some difficult questions».
The crown of the technotronic age is to be the triumph of the new world order in the form of a worldwide Empire headed by a caste of the enlightened and the rest of the «community», where within the inner circle they will worship a single supreme being. (Supposedly)
That is why today they are gathering sacred relics from nations all over the world. The collection is being made by a sort of research institute which by analogy with the Third Reich could be called the Ahnenerbe of the new world order. In Iraq its members used credentials from an «American Union of Cultural Policy» and had prior information about safes with exhibits of interest to them, had keys to them, etc. According to information from the Chairman of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage Donny George, the research work which had been conducted at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad over the past 100 years was completely destroyed. When the museum was examined, employees found professional glass cutters left by the thieves. «Not one plaster copy of those in the museum was touched. They took only originals which have historic value... As a result we lost the heritage of all mankind: priceless works of art which go back 5,000 years,» testified Donny George.
And in March 2011 the following report appeared in the media: Dr. Donny George, an illustrious scholar, Assyrian by birth, died from a sudden heart attack at the airport in Toronto, Canada. He was hurrying to give a lecture to a Canadian audience on the search for treasures stolen from Iraqi museums. Starting in 2003, Donny George's main concern was the constant fight to return the treasures stolen by Americans from museums and taken from archeological excavation sites in Iraq to his homeland. Donny George never concealed the fact that the U.S. government was involved in the planned theft of Iraq's artistic treasures.
One may recall certain mysterious events occurring in Egypt during the «revolution» of 2011. According to media reports, the National Museum in Cairo, located between Mubarak's residence, which was burned during the unrest, and the seething Tahrir square supposedly suffered and was looted. In fact things happened somewhat differently: unknown persons who appeared in the museum at the same time as the beginning of the unrest and who clearly knew their business «combed» the museum's holdings. They took very little, but what they did take was the most valuable, and not materially, but culturally, without harming a single case.
In the same way, during the invasion of Iraq, the first to enter the country, even before the beginning of the Western coalition's military operations, were the people from the Ahnenerbe. Something similar happened in Libya and Egypt, and now the same kind of operation is planned in Syria. These people have a special mission: to find and retrieve previously designated relics and treasures. The doggedness of those who equip them in achieving their goals is no less than that of the leaders of Hitler's SS, with their «mystical runes» and their efforts to plant a flag with a swastika on Elbrus, etc. It is these people who were the first looters, robbing museums and other state institutions, as well as the houses and palaces of rich Iraqis and Libyans with their private collections, with great knowledge. Now they want to repeat this in Syria.
In addition to a simple attempt to get rich, the actions of these people conceal an occult, mystical meaning. They are entering the territory not of modern Iraq or Syria, but of Ancient Mesopotamia, in whose capital, Babylon, Etemenanki, «the temple of the foundation of heaven and earth», was erected. This magical structure, designed, among other things, for observing the stars, was called the Tower of Babel in the Bible. Its corners corresponded to the four corners of the world, in the directions of which military and terrorist attacks will now be made against claimants to the role of the new masters of the world. In the plans of the occultists who have seized Iraq, Syria and Egypt, the descendants of the builders of the Tower of Babel, who went against God and were scattered throughout the earth for it, will return at last to their cradle to erect an indestructible, as they believe, tower of the new world order.