Friday, June 20, 2014
Investigations Needed of Close, Secretive Ties to Middle Eastern Dictators and Terror States?
According to the archaeological blogosphere there are links between terrorists and collectors that must be investigated. If so, CPO hopes any such investigation also explores the established but opaque links between the archaeological lobby and Middle Eastern military dictatorships like Egypt and even terror states like Saddam's Iraq, the Assads' Syria and the Mullah's Iran. Any such links are potentially far more dangerous to our own national security than a few cylinder seals in the hands of terrorists. And this is no job for Homeland Security or even the FBI. No, this is one for the CIA or perhaps even the NSA. They'll get to the bottom of all this-- though, of course, we may never learn what they find.