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Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« on: October 11, 2013, 11:06:34 AM »
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Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
October 11, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield


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A fake from a fake for a fake.

Obama ran for office promising masterful diplomacy. The reality has been less savvy diplomat and more pathetic loser. Hillary Clinton’s Reset Button with Russia was a dumb Bush-bashing gimmick and it was also misspelled.

That set the tone for the long-running comedy of errors in which Obama Inc. blended appeasement with dumb gimmicks and somehow managed to screw them up.

The ancient artifact it shouldn’t have given to Iran… proved not to be so ancient after all.

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    Sometimes an ancient artifact symbolizes more than its admirers necessarily imagine. Take for example the silver griffin that was returned by the United States to Iran as a gesture of respect and—at least according to tea-leaf readers—a sign of an emerging thaw between the two nations.

    There’s only one problem: It’s a fake.

    Not only is it a fake, it’s a bad fake.


Not only was it a bad fake. But the US government knew it was a bad fake. But the State Department chose not to know.

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    A definitive publication by retired Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Oscar White Muscarella clearly demonstrates that what is alleged by even the U.S. State Department to be a 2,700-year-old artifact from Iran is actually a modern fake, dating back to, at the earliest, 1999.

    But when the griffin arrived in New York in 2003, one of the Iranian-Swiss dealers was arrested by the Department of Homeland Security on the charge of falsifying the object’s place of origin. The next year he pleaded guilty to falsely stating that the griffin had originated in Syria rather than Iran and received one year of probation and a fine of $5,000. The buyer got her money back. The artifact was seized but the market, the game, was barely disturbed.

    Then the griffin went into Homeland Security’s deep freeze, residing in a Queens warehouse until this fall.


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So the US knew this was fake, because the Federal government had seized it… for being fake. And gave it to Iran. In exchange for fake offers of peace.

From someone smarter than Obama, that might have been a clever dig. The British, once upon a time, might have done it that way. But Obama and his people are just arrogant idiots.

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Re: Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 11:17:23 AM »
A fake from a fake. Not a problem.
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Re: Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 04:04:45 PM »


This thing makes me want to hum the theme song from Jeopardy.

(Inside joke, which only I may get.  ^-^ )
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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Re: Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 05:35:39 PM »
He can make up for it by giving the Ayatollah a CD of his greatest speeches, like he gave to the Queen of England. :Odance:
« Last Edit: October 11, 2013, 05:36:24 PM by rangerrebew »
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago

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Re: Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 08:34:27 AM »
He can make up for it by giving the Ayatollah a CD of his greatest speeches, like he gave to the Queen of England. :Odance:
Or a toy Marine One helicopter from the White House gift shop.
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Re: Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 08:37:05 AM »
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A fake from a fake for a fake.


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Re: Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 09:22:03 AM »
Oh how real that griffon seemed to me ...
« Last Edit: October 12, 2013, 09:22:23 AM by olde north church »
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013, 11:59:14 AM »
But when the griffin arrived in New York in 2003,

Bush's fault.

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Re: Ancient Artifact Obama Gave Iran is a Fake from 1999
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2013, 06:42:58 PM »
Or a toy Marine One helicopter from the White House gift shop.

I'm sure the WH gift shop is closed due to sequestration and the government "shutdown." :poohappen:
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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