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The Arab Blame Game

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Submitted by Jeff Supowit (United States), Apr 22, 2003 at 22:48

Any attempt to blame the U.S. for this destruction of culture is ridiculous. It is not unheard of for Arabs to blame someone else for their own destructive acts. Ariel Sharon is still blamed for the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camp massacres in Lebanon. Arabs killed Arabs and the Jews got the blame.

In retrospect, coalition forces should have been more prepared to deal with the problem of safeguarding the antiquities. Blame, however, belongs to the perpetrators.

The Iraqis have destroyed treasures that belong to all humanity. These antiquities pre-date Arab culture and the damage is a tragedy.
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