fertile crescent [was: Looters Sack Baghdad Antiquities Museum]

Bill Humphries bill at whump.com
Sat Apr 12 14:07:50 PDT 2003

On Saturday, April 12, 2003, at 11:15 AM, johnhall wrote:

>> The rich Mesopotamian marshlands known for centuries as the Fertile
>> Crescent have almost completely disappeared, with only 10 percent of
>> the important ecosystem still remaining, according to a study based on
>> satellite images of the region.
> The damage was intentional.  The Marsh Arabs opposed Saddam.

You know, the Neocons missed a great marketing opportunity, they should 
had been selling Saddam as a defiler of the Environment to the Greens. 
They could had have raised a John Muir/Hayduke brigade of eco-warriors. 

And the war could be even more like something out of a Ken McLeod novel.

-- whump

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