Will the UN save a pile of rocks?

An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week. Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” “All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues … God ordered Prophet Mohammed to destroy idols … When I was with the Taliban we destroyed the statue of Buddha, something the government failed to do.”

His comments came a day after thousands of ultraconservative Islamists gathered in Tahrir Square to call for the strict application of Sharia law in the new constitution. [more]

*ahem* The Pyramids/Sphinx are a UNESCO world heritage site. *ahem*
Perhaps a strongly worded letter …

20 Comments!

  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm |

    Be sure the letter contains adverbs. We gotta hit ‘em hard here.
    Actually, the Taliwackers just want to make jobs for all the unemployed restless young men and get them out of Cairo.

  2. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm |

    AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHaaaaaaa!

    How’s that Arab Spring with all the minty fresh “Freedom and Democracy” workin out fer ya, Progs?

  3. iD
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm |

    Sure dude, you blew up the Buddhas and then how much longer did the Taliban rule Afghanistan? A few months. Coincidence?

    And now you want to pick a fight with the great Amon-Ra? Good luck with that.

  4. LLoyd
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm |

    All together now…

    “We condemn in the strongest terms possible the destruction of those artifacts…”

    Hey it works for Clinton and Barry.

  5. Steve Skubinna
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm |

    Only one thing to do. Barry’s gotta give another speech! Fire up the Teleprompter!

  6. Posted November 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm |

    *ahem* The Pyramids/Sphinx are a UNESCO world heritage site.

    Who gives a crap? We should help the little muzzies. After all, they’re more important than anything or anybody — even more important than the Lib/Progs.

    All it would take is the proper mega-tonnage and poof! Pyramids be gone!™

    We might want to throw a couple extra megatons in there just in case the first shot misses. One sub-launched ICBM with eight warheads arrayed in a circular pattern of about, oh, 30 miles across should do it. That should take out Cairo too.

    Then maybe one more ICBM covering the Mecca/Medina area would take-out some of their little idols too. It’s win-win!

    Nuklear corn on the Kaaba… yum!

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  7. Paul Moore
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 1:29 am |

    Mecca should have been gone on 9/12/01.

  8. apotheosis
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 5:48 am |

    Do it. Why should we be the only ones whose heritage is up for a good assrape at the whim of a tyrant.

  9. Freddie Sykes
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 7:11 am |

    What the hell. It’s not like they will be getting many tourists until after the Spring.

    Tourism used to employ one out of every seven workers and supplied billions in badly needed foreign exchange. I see Egypt going the way of Greece but without the Euro-weenies being able to afford to bail it out.

    Food inflation, caused in part by ethanol mandates, helped trigger the first Arab Spring. We are now importing corn to meet the mandates. Prices will only get worse. The population will stay restless.

  10. geezerette
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 7:20 am |

    If you’re going to fire up the telepropters you’d have to find the not present unprecedented President first. Unless his empty chair could now give a speech. Instead of Where’s Elmo it’s Where’s PBHO. Apparently he’s taken the If you can’t stand the heat get our of the kitchen to heart.

  11. Posted November 13, 2012 at 8:07 am |

    Well, it is their country, after all. Maybe we should offer to help.

    Couple three fifty meggers dropped from way up high should do it.

    Don’t forget to say, “Ooops,” if one of ‘em falls on that big square rocky thing in Mecca.

    I’m sure that would help our international relationships with other countries a mite.

  12. SteveHGraham
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 8:11 am |

    This goes in the “Who Cares?” file.

  13. apotheosis
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 8:23 am |

    I’m with Hog.

    The problem with kissing the precious asses of those who control the Suez Canal could be alleviated entirely if you turned that whole isthmus into an inland sea.

    Just make sure the windows are rolled up and turn off the A/C, fallout is bad for your complexion.

  14. geezerette
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 8:27 am |

    Be very afraid of the condum–nation.

  15. mojo
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 9:01 am |

    Tourism? Who needs a billion a year? Pah!

  16. SteveHGraham
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm |

    They should give the pyramids to Republicans who pay taxes. Liberals would fly to Egypt to dismantle them.

  17. Fat Baxter
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm |

    History repeats (or stutters).

    For many centuries, the Library At Alexandria, Egypt, held most of the manuscripts of the ancient world, from the ancient Greeks forward. Some stuff existed in only a copy or two. Science, philosophy, history. It was the single biggest library in the then-western world. All the serious students in the Mediterranean went there to study the rare, good stuff.

    Along comes Islam. “Everything we need to know is found in the Koran.” Up in flames went the library, along with most of the ancient world’s collective knowledge.

    Effing barbarians.

  18. Posted November 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm |

    Wait a sec… Just did a few calculations and it seems the Great Pyramid weighs about 7,500,000 tons, give or take, (2,300,000 stone blocks @avg weight of 2.5 tons each, {+/-} an ounce or two). That means that our average warhead of 1-megaton (1,000,000 tons of TNT) might not completely flatten the sucker. We’ll have to break-out the big stuff. I’m sure we must have one or two laying around from the cold war days. Of course, given the half-life of tritium, we might have to dust them off and polish them up a bit but hey, this is an important mission. If the muzzies want it done, we should do it for them. Hell, we do everything else for them… including kissing their asses on a daily basis.

    We could just stuff one in a B-2 and let ‘er rip. I say B-2 because it’s the only bomber we’ve got that has both the throw weight to deliver it, and the speed to skedaddle afterwards to keep it’s own ass from getting blowed up after the release, which should be fairly simple: Simply come in on the deck @ near-supersonic, pull-up sharply about 20 24.7 miles from Ground Zero and, halfway 33.3% through the arc, let ‘er fly. Then complete your modified Immelman, dive back down to the deck doing about mach 1.5 going the other way, and don’t look back.

    Heh, bet you guys didn’t know I was also a nukular physicist and an aeronautical engineer, huh? Yep, I only do the musical/comedy stuff for shits and giggles and to relax while finalizing my plans for World Domination!

    *and one more thing* If you evar hear another camel-humping muzzie (or anybody else) trying to tell you that those goat-blowers invented Algebra, ask them how the ancient Egyptians managed to build all them pyramids without using algebra?

  19. Posted November 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm |

    Oh shit! Did I say B-2 bomber? Damn! There goes that plan. What I meant was the B-1B. It’s little details like this that have kept me a private for all these years, I guess.

    I denounce myself!

    I meant this one…

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  20. ZZMike
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm |

    Everybody knows that the Pyramids were built by space aliens (or at least, with the help of).

    PS: “Pyramid” is a Greek word.

    PPS: The infantile Muslims just don’t want to have anything lying around that they didn’t build.

    However, with the UN on the case, there’s nothing to worry about,