38 Απρίλιος 3, 2003Posted by Lida in Uncategorized.
It might be a bit out of touch with reality to talk about cultural heritage when maybe hundreds of innocent people get killed every day. But Iraq happens to be one of the cradles of civilization and Baghdad is one of the most important cities in the history of the Arab world. There is a very interesting article about Iraqi monuments and archaeological sites in today’s Guardian. Iraq’s long history reveals some of the reasons behind the fierce resistance of its people against the US invasion. They have every right to be proud of there country’s heritage and fight to defend it along with everything else that is important to them. Iraq existed long before Saddam and his Presedential Guard and it will still be there after they are gone.
This war is not only a crime against the Iraqi people.These monuments are the heritage of the Iraq but they also belong the rest of the world. Their damage and distruction is a crime against everyone on this planet.