looter guys, not religious guys

Ali Baba and the Forty Daesh-holes
‘Em guys are startin’ to remind me of Vikings and worse.

Islamist militants have opened a special market in Mosul for the sale of goods confiscated from the houses and churches of Christians. The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) has dubbed the open-air market the “Spoils of Nasara” (Spoils of Christians).

The goods for sale comprise televisions, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units, and numerous other electrical appliances stolen from Christian homes in the area. The market also features material taken from Syriac, Catholic, Armenian, and Chaldean churches.

The establishment of the Christian spoils market follows on the invasion of Mosul’s Central Library earlier this month, when ISIS militants broke into the library and hauled away thousands of texts to be burned, leaving only Islamic texts. Some of the confiscated materials were sold on the black market, rather than being destroyed or burned. Last September, ISIS reportedly made millions in profits from the sale of ancient materials. … ISIS is financing its operations partly by stealing and selling artifacts in Iraq and Syria, including early Bronze Age tables with cuneiform writing.

… “We live in a time of the most tragic and outrageous assault on our shared heritage* that any of us have seen since the end of the Second World War.” [adding] that “no one group has done more to put our heritage* at risk than Islamic State.” [story]

And after the looting, the yard sales.
I wonder if they pull the gold fillings out of the teeth of their victims.

Okay, maybe I was wrong before.
At least some of these guys’ don’t seem to have purely religious goals.
___________
* Looting, slaves, rape, and pillage are evidently understandable, but assaulting your heritage?
Well, now that’s an outrage.
Whaddaya gonna do about it?

8 Comments!

  1. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 8:02 am |

    Quadruple airstrikes on ISIS. But, put a homing device (…inside 36 inches…) on cannisters of napalm, to be used exclusively on ISIS targets! Charcoal- broiled ISIS-weenies behead no one….

    I used a lot of nape on VC & NVA in 192 missions in Vietnam and usually, normally, almost always the gooks left standing were all yelling “Chieu Hoi”!

  2. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 8:50 am |

    1. The goods for sale comprise televisions, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units, and numerous other electrical appliances …

    All of which are an insult to Islam, so they behead anyone who buys the swag. Neat trick.

    2. In a recent essay for The Art Newspaper, Robert Jenrick wrote, “We live in a time of the most tragic and outrageous assault on our shared heritage …

    If this jackass actually thinks he shares a heritage with these orcs, he’s just one step away from being a collaborator.

  3. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm |

    Protecting “heritage” was the reasoning behind assigning enhanced-radiation nukes to stop a Soviet invasion of Europe.

  4. geezerette
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm |

    The President said he doesn’t want to play Whacka Mole——How about we play whack a terrorist? No problem though because these just JV terrorist are not acting like winners so not to worry. Chop a few heads burn a few alive ——–hey.

  5. Ironic in Denver
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm |

    Looting, slaves, rape, and pillage are evidently understandable, but assaulting your heritage?
    Well, now that’s an outrage.
    Whaddaya gonna do about it?

    What to do about it?

    How about having a hissy fit over Sarah Palin making a minor reduction in the wild hog plague in Texas?

    Or demonstrating for animal rights?

    Or agressive persecution of a nonexistent “rape culture?”

    Or further attacking the 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens?

    Or wasting another couple of trillion borrowed printed dollars on domestic welfare programs that are probably making the underlying problems worse rather than better?

    Or telling people that terrorists butchering people while screaming “Allah Akbar ” are really just secular, excitable boys?

    Or maybe just brew some beer in the White House basement and then head out for a round of golf.

    Plenty of things to do about it, and all of them working famously, too.

    Footnote: how long after Jordan starts executing these animals before American Left Apologists or Islam start saying how that “goes too far,” or “is counterproductive to the ‘Peace Process,’ ” or some kind of nonsense like that?

  6. Ironic in Denver
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm |

    Doug 3: I’m not sure what happened to that ordinance. Nearby collateral damage is more significant than popularly thought, but I’ve been wondering if there weren’t some spots where they might make quite an impression now. Two or three mass applications with surviving tissue rotting off dying jihadists might cause a real rollback in the ambition to find current glory and 72 eternal virgins. (Do you even get virgins if the flesh falls right off your bones while you spend a day or so going to your eternal reward?)

    Since the tritium decay in unmaintained stockpiles would probably have rendered the old ones useless, without refurbishing, and since the current administration is completely wussiefied (and maybe the current Joint Chiefs too), it seems more a thing for speculative fiction. Too bad.

    Footnote: I bet the radiation blast would also knock out all those iPods the volunteers from elsewhere hold so dear.

  7. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 4:28 pm |

    ^ Dunno.
    I wasn’t an our-nukes guy, more of a stop-them-from-usin’-their-nukes guy.
    The enhanced-radiation strategy was political. It allowed people to believe that using lower-blast nukes would permit Euro-heritage to survive stopping a massed Sov attack (i.e. it preserved tactical nukes as a war-fighting option, a deterrent).

    (What? No idea.)

  8. Ironic in Denver
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm |

    ^ Well, besides the political, there’s a lot less fallout, which was the main benefit from my viewpoint. Anything within it’s (fairly) limited blast radius was still pretty much flat, but if, just as a theoretical example, anyone had used a couple to flatten Medina and toast everyone present on 9/12/2001, then there wouldn’t have been a lot of fallout blowing over on Israel, Jordan or Turkey the next day.

    Fastforwarding to the future, some think that some of the apocryphal carnage mentioned somewhere or other in The Bible (no, I’m not going to the trouble to look it up), sounds a lot like this very thing used on troops that were invading Israel. If so, folks might want to stay home that day. Just because you can invade a place to murder people, make slaves, etc. doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

    Unless, of course, there’s a useless Prog* in the White House, like there is now.

    * Note: a lot of people want to blame the current individual. Of course he’s to blame, but the problem is that any prog and most RINOs would be the same. It’s the mental infection of the ideas, not just one person. (No, despite what some people suppose about Hillary being a hawk, I don’t think she’d be any better.)