Nat’l Geographic “cartoons” response to ISIS mention in Book of Man

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First thing this morning over my first cup of coffee while perusing my Twitter feed, came this little gem from National Geographic Magazine:

LOOTING AND CONFLICT
THE ISIS ANTIQUITIES PIPELINE

twitter.com/NatGeo/status/731866754851454976

Since only just wrapping up the last chapter of the Book of Man ASCENSION for Vimeo, and briefly covering the inclusion of ISIS “looting” antiquities (and I use the word “looting” very “loosely”), I find it sort of strange that one week later this is covered like a comic book story by one of the largest historical magazines on earth.

The full article “appears in the June 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine” and can be viewed here:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/06/looting-isis-antiquities-pipeline

The interesting part here, is that with the photography network globally that NatGeo enlists, why would they go to the depths of making a comic-book-type “story” about a not-very-comic-book-story?

Especially involving the destruction of priceless antiquities which belong to the human race as a whole, and for which there are some people who spend their lives working such archeological sites.

I am sure NatGeo could pull a few choice images out of the government/media circuit and do a full expose’ – if they so desired.

To even mention this interesting coincidence might seem a reach to some, but I suppose for some – coincidence is coincidence.

Just one quick word to NatGeo:

Directed, isolated and dedicated destruction of specifically these antiquities is not “looting”. And the cover story and treatment of it goes a long way to show either a lack of integrity, or a purposeful and weak covering up of the actual motives and information.

Either this story is a scripted playbook issue from the government, or someone at NatGeo just needed their nephew to get a paycheck this week.

[…shakes head, full facepalm, on to the next cup of coffee…]

Cheers

Brian O

 

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Author of "The Book of Man", "The Book of Man ASCENSION", and the coming Founders series on Vimeo and print.
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2 Responses to Nat’l Geographic “cartoons” response to ISIS mention in Book of Man

  1. I remember reading that the Khazarian jews were originally from the Saudi peninsula & were kicked out of there for consistently raiding caravans. The historical artifacts decimated were supposed to be the ancient evidence of their history they don’t want anyone to know.

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    • Brian Onley says:

      Excellent point, cyntelcentral. There may be considerable validity to that storyline – though one would not find it in this caricature. Thanks for the input my friend – now I will begin delving into that trace with considerable determination. Cheers

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