* "Oh, he had me alright". -- Job
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And consider- would you be willing to spend your tax dollars on Mecca if it burned down? The Saudi's have plenty of money, too. But it's also a cultural site that's super important to the world.
This isn't expanding the knowledge of science, or fixing the economy of a country, or even feeding people who are facing a disaster. It's a very important Church- which means we officially take sides as a country. Not going to happen.
I may be willing to donate MY personal money, I'm not willing to have our government overlook what they are not allowed to choose sides on.
Either he's covering his buttocks or solovsfett and FlagDude08 have another entry into the conspiracy file
Chief architect of Notre Dame for 13 years, he says it's extremely difficult to burn 800-year-old oak like the one that was at Notre Dame because the wood has hardened. During his tenure, in 2010 all of the electrical was redone with extreme caution.
All was up to current code and there were countless details added to fireproof the place, including many sensors to detect any beginning of fire. There was no possibility of short-circuit. There were also two people present, 24 hours a day to check on any alarm and immediately call the firefighters if anything should happen. There are vast elements of control that are not seen anywhere else.
He says he cannot understand what happened.
People are sick
The NationalThe earliest incarnation of the Aleppo Umayyad Mosque goes back to 715 when it was built in the gardens of the Cathedral of St Helena, the biggest of Aleppo’s 70 churches. “Christian temples” were allowed to flourish until the Crusaders arrived in 1124, burning crops, cutting trees, destroying shrines and plundering tombs to the west of the city. Earlier in 962, Byzantine forces had invaded the city, pillaging then torching the Great Mosque and adjacent souks. Two subsequent waves of Mongol hordes also laid waste to the city and its monuments, led first by Hulagu in 1260, then Tamerlane in 1400. The minaret survived it all. Now, for the first time in its turbulent history, the minaret, the mosque and indeed the city itself has been destroyed by its own rulers.
Thanks to apolitical cultural heritage websites like www.apsa2011.com, damage to sites all over Syria has been meticulously catalogued in real-time, offering a clear chronology. Images dated 26 February 2013 show the mosque’s unique 11th century minaret – an exquisite structure whose four sides were covered in Kufic inscriptions and elegant tracery reminiscent of Venetian facades – being hit by a projectile fired from the direction of the regime-held citadel. The 45 metre tall tower long since had a slight lean, the result of blocked drains undermining its foundations. The moment of its collapse in April 2013 was not caught on camera, but immediately afterwards the regime blamed “terrorists” for blowing it up with mines. The rebels counterclaimed that the regime had laid the mines when they controlled the mosque, then repeatedly tried to detonate them with tank shelling once the rebels took the structure over, succeeding finally on 24 April 2013.
Could it be that Notre Dame isn't in an active warzone with extreme instability? Just a thought...
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