[-empyre-] language, reporting the virtually true

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Nov 5 09:43:13 EST 2014

Yes, I think, it can be lost, erased, this is the heart of anguish -

"BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants have executed 85 more members of the 
AlbuNimr tribe in Iraq in a mass killing campaign launched last week in 
retaliation for resistance to the group's territorial advances, a tribal 
leader and security official said on Saturday.

Sheikh Naeem al-Ga'oud, one of the tribe's leaders, told Reuters that 
Islamic State killed 50 displaced members of Albu Nimr on Friday. In a 
separate incident, a security official said 35 bodies were found in a mass 

"Nearly a thousand years old the first of its kind in Iraq, according to 
Archnet, and one of the last six standing, according to Iraq Heritage the 
distinctive muqarnas-domed mausoleum is now a statistic. The tomb of Shia 
Uqaylid amir Sharaf ad-Dawla Muslim is one of a number of sites that have 
been destroyed recently. Preceded by the Shrine of Arbaeen Wali (for 40 
martyrs in the Islamic conquest of Tikrit) and the Syrian Orthodox Green 
Church of Mar Ahudama in late September, followed by the Yezidi Shrine of 
Mem Rean (Meme Reshan) in late October, the Mausoleum of Imam al-Daur was 
destroyed by the Islamic State on October 23."

And then what is there? anthropologists? archeologists? dust?

- Alan

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