Babylon Sisters, Shaken
The U.S. Military admitted today to staging the most obvious metaphor imaginable for all the various glaring fuck-ups they've made in Iraq since 2003...
The British Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday that after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Marines had built a helicopter pad on the ruins of Babylon and filled their sandbags with archaeological fragments from the ancient city. It said vibrations from U.S. helicopters caused the roof of one building to collapse.
Well. Beautiful. Just beautiful. THIS ENTIRE WAR WAS SCRIPTED BY A HACK.
Col. John Coleman, former chief of staff for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq, told the BBC that if the head of the Iraqi antiquities board wanted an apology, and "if it makes him feel good, we can certainly give him one."
Jeez, quit living in the past, Iraqi antiquities board.
You know, when the fucking Macedonian's conquered it, they didn't grind it up to put in sandbags, Colonel.