One thing is always true of the kleptocratic syndicate that runs Israel: never let a crisis go to waste. The “made for television” looting of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, a museum established in 1902 to stem the tide of the systematic theft of Egyptian historical artifacts and relics by unscrupulous western nations, including Britain, may have masked the behind-the-scenes pillaging of artifacts located in museum store rooms, well-beyond the view of visitors.
Viewers of the televised scenes of the looting of the museum on Mariette Pasha Street on Tahrir Square saw roughly ten artifacts lying on the floor, along with broken glass display cases. Oddly, no artifacts from the public galleries were reported stolen. There was a report that the heads of two mummies were removed, but not robbed. Egyptian protesters formed a human chain around the museum in order to protect it from further pillaging. Later, it was reported that some of the “looters” at the museum were actually Egyptian security policem asquerading as looters. Or were they?” [Read more…]