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thatguy81 March 28th, 2013 2:40pm

Due to poor economic times and an Islamic government, much of Egypt's once well protected treasures are being looted and destroyed. Should the international community step in to save ancient Egypt from the current Egypt?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/28/13 12:18 pm

It's such a shame, I bet the international community would donate funds to again protect and preserve our shared historic artifacts. There are even pyramids on our money for crying out loud. Watching the Buddhas get blown up in Afghanistan was painful enough.

lectrik Silly gas guzzling Prius
03/28/13 11:16 am

How is it the is Islamic governments fault..?

Mason4061
03/28/13 10:35 am

Should the international community? Yes. Should the US? No.
First off, they don't like us to much. And secondly, we sorta do have our own nation to deal with.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

AnnieM The Island
03/28/13 11:20 am

But who do they like enough to allow to come in and take what they can to place in foreign museums and place foreign guards at places like the great pyramids, Sphinx, various temples, etc?

commonsense America isnt racist
03/28/13 9:39 am

Tough call. As much as I think we should protect all the history. (Huge archeology nut). We shouldn't go in unless asked by their govt. Makes me sad that people would destroy things like that. (Or steal them)

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
03/28/13 9:32 am

Did the new government do away with the Egyptian antiquities board? I thought they were a pretty strong organization.

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 9:38 am

Mubarik, despite how anyone feels, was extremely protective of its history and his armed guards were the only thing stopping what's going on now

MrMilkdud
03/28/13 9:18 am

Is it true that a growing faction in Egypt wants to destroy the pyramids because they represent ancient Egyptian pagan culture?
Not looking for an argument, or comments on how crazy this sounds (yes, I'm looking at you, RandFan).

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 9:39 am

Yes, From what I've read and heard, it is true.

They also oppose western tourism

patrioticteen
03/28/13 9:03 am

America should stay the hell out of it, if anyone wants to help (for once) go ahead!

AnnieM The Island
03/28/13 8:21 am

I'm not sure what should be done, but I do think something should be done. That is not just Egypt's history, that is the history of Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and the entirety of Western culture. It has to be saved.

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AnnieM The Island
03/28/13 8:22 am

If I were an eccentric billionaire, I'd probably fund a quiet expedition to Egypt. I'd back a modern-day Lord Elgin.

rlands
03/28/13 7:49 am

I don't think it's in the best interest of the US. At least not right now and not with current tensions. There are other things we need to worry about.

rlands
03/28/13 8:32 am

Maybe...not sure they're too efficient with things like this though.

If a private entity took it into their own hands that might be better.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
03/28/13 8:40 am

Agreed, it should be an impartial organization, not a state

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 7:46 am

"Step in" from my perspective, of course, doesn't mean troops or more aid...but a worldwide protest and private orgs putting pressure is the only way we can retain that part of human history.

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zman117 Ohio
03/28/13 7:48 am

I can go with that

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 7:51 am

To me, it would be hard to explain to my daughter why my generation let them destroy it for money and greed.

thelowend imitation is flattery
03/28/13 8:30 am

that makes sense. I was thinking actual military or police intervention.

dramaschick All ways in my head
03/28/13 7:42 am

There is only so much history left and due to greed its being destroyed. I think if there is anything anyone can do to stop that they should.

zman117 Ohio
03/28/13 7:41 am

Maybe we should just mind our own business for once

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
03/28/13 7:51 am

We agree/disagree with the exact same groups. Lol.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
03/28/13 7:51 am

Sorry.... That's the first time I've seen that.

RandFan Headed to IPhone rehab
03/28/13 8:15 am

The question didn't say the US military, but an intervention of some kind, like say... The UN?

zman117 Ohio
03/28/13 8:31 am

Oh wow, we do. We also agree 62% of the time, I think that might be my highest yet.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
03/28/13 7:41 am

Yes but not by using violence. I would support a non-state linked protest group.

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DanTheMan05
03/28/13 7:43 am

Off topic, but I'd like to say so far you're the only person who I agree with 72% of the time. That's the highest I've seen lol

thatguy81 here
03/28/13 7:44 am

Well rebel...looks like we agree with the exact same groups...

Well played 2.0...well played...

RandFan Headed to IPhone rehab
03/28/13 8:14 am

I find it ironic that Rebel and I most often disagree with the same groups!

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
03/28/13 8:40 am

Perhaps we agree on most things, rand, but obviously we are worlds apart on self defense rights.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
03/28/13 7:40 am

Only if the "world community" is willing to split the cost.
America has enough on the credit card.
So yes, but with conditions.

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lectrik Silly gas guzzling Prius
03/28/13 11:19 am

Why is your font so much larger than all the other comments?

DanTheMan05
03/28/13 7:39 am

If som country other than us wants to, sure! Otherwise I feel like it'll just create some big issues with this Islamic government. More than we already have, that is.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
03/28/13 7:37 am

I'm a historian. So you can guess what I chose.

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thatguy81 here
03/28/13 7:37 am

I added the Islamic government bit to highlight what's being said within Egypt. That the Islamic government isn't interested in protecting Pre-Islamic history in Egypt.