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Ancient Alien Airport in Iraq: Unexpected Disclosure from Iraqi Transport Minister
During a press conference that was supposed to discuss the opening of a new airport in Dhi Qar, Iraq’s transport minister, Kazem Finjan, surprised reporters when he diverted from the talking points memo to claim that the ancient middle-eastern nation’s location was once home to space stations built by extraterrestrials.
In his statement to the press, Finjan referred to the ‘ancient astronaut’ theorist Zecharia Sitchin, saying (translated):
“I invite those who doubt to read the book of the great Sumerian historian Zecharia Sitchin, or the books of Samuel Kramer including one entitled ‘History Begins at Sumer‘ which speaks of the first airport constructed on planet earth, and it is there at el Naciria. The particularity of this place is that it remains the safest for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, due to favourable weather conditions. When the Sumerians settled on this land, they were aware of this and have chosen specifically for their flights to other planets.”
Iraqi Transport Minister Kazem Finjan: 5,000-Year-Old Sumerian Airport Served for Space Travel
Journalists were quick to dismiss Finjan’s claims. And one man, Dawood Al-Basri tweeted:
“Iraqi transport minister’s hallucinations about spaceships in Nasiriyah proves that the [Haidar] Al-Abadi government is full of fools, hashish addicts and the most worthless of humanity.” — Hayder al-Khoei, a researcher at the Centre for Academic Shi’a Studies.
Two other’s commented:
“Can you believe that this imbecile is the current Iraqi transportation minister? I thank Allah for the blessing of a brain.” — Iraqi Al Jazeera journalist, Amer Al-Kubaisi.
“Awkward moment and I don’t think anyone was brave enough to contradict him.” — Hayder al-Khoei, a researcher at the Centre for Academic Shi’a Studies.
Although these reactions are intense, there are several things to consider before simply dismissing Finjan’s statements.
Zecharia Sitchin (pictured) was an author and researcher who wrote about the ancient astronaut theory before his death on October 9th, 2010, decades before the TV show Ancient Aliens garnered worldwide attention (now in its 11th season.) Within UFOlogy and ‘forbidden’ archaeology circles, Sitchin is often credited for revealing the hidden history and origins of humanity, based on alleged alternative translations of Sumerian tablets from antiquity. However, these interpretations are hotly contested, and some now claim that Sitchin was a counterintelligence disinformation agent of certain hidden forces who wanted to promote an agenda, by embedding it in stories that have had an element of truth to them.
One of Sitchin’s claims relates to ancient sites in the Middle East, Egypt and the Palestine-Israel area, which he says were once home to space stations used by the Annunaki for thousands of years. He also claims that they were abandoned by the non-terrestrial overlords of the Sumerian people until 3,000 years ago.
Is the impromptu statement by the Iraqi transportation minister nothing more than an enthusiastic Ancient Aliens fan’s rantings, who wanted to spread a sensational rumor? Or is there more to this story?
Despite the fact that Sitchin may have made some interpretations in his translations, he is not the only one who believes that ancient aliens once lived among the people of Earth, providing the tools with which our contemporary civilizations were built. The fields of UFOlogy and forbidden archaeology are replete with claims and examples of advanced beings assisting civilizations in ancient times. Accepted archaeology suggests that humankind were nothing more than primitive hunter-gatherers for the vast majority of its over 240,000-year existence, and yet the mainstream archaeology establishment has yet to offer an explanation of how the Sumerian culture seemed to spring forth out of obscurity, fully formed and complete with writing, financial systems, law, building techniques and many other features of an advanced civilization.
Some intrepid researchers, like Graham Hancock, claim that before the diluvian period of approximately 11,000 years ago, there were many very advanced societies, which possessed knowledge modern humans are only now beginning to rediscover. The pyramids of Egypt — despite allegedly being built by craftsman using copper-age tools — cannot be reproduced even with all the splendor of modern technology. Furthermore, the little-recognized site of Gobekli Tepe has been determined to be at least 10,000 years old (and probably much older) by standard dating techniques. And there still exist other megalithic sites found throughout the world (both above and below sea level) that form a growing body of evidence that suggests current views of human history are woefully inaccurate.
Related reading: Gobekli Tepe: a Key to Humanity’s True History
Origins of Civilization at Gobekli Tepe with Graham Hancock, Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman
If Sitchen’s opponents are to be believed, then it suggests that someone ‘in the know’ supplied him with information some 20 years before discoveries of antediluvian sites were unearthed. Perhaps hidden forces in our society who possess knowledge of humanity’s true origins are trying to sow seeds of truth through agents like Sitchin in an effort to one day unveil a more authentic narrative of history. If so, it would mean the currently held views of people on Earth are nothing more than an historical fabrication, made up to service a hidden agenda.
Several insiders and whistleblowers claim that the human race is much older than what academics have suggested. They say that there have been many floods or cataclysms and conflagrations (events corroborated by the oral histories of a number of indigenous cultures) which have ravaged the surface of the Earth, and that those cultures which possessed advanced technology and knowledge took refuge below the Earth’s surface after these catastrophes, remaining there until the surface stabilized.
In one such example, a whistleblower claims to have met a group of humans closely related to people living on the surface, who built a long-lasting civilization in deep caverns below the earth’s crust. He believes these people, who he calls the Anshar, have watched over humanity for between 12 to 18 million years — an unbelievable assertion for many.
While these theories remain unsubstantiated, the fact that geneticists have traced the human race’s current lineage back at least 240,000 years suggest that modern man could indeed have seen the rise of many different advanced civilizations. Considering how much technological advancement has occurred in the past 1,000 years alone, the supposition of ancient cultures taking refuge from periodic cataclysms does seem plausible.
For now, the Iraqi minister’s claims are viewed by many as wildly unsupportable. But for those few who are brave enough to question the status quo, a great mystery has yet to be solved, one that could in the future change the way humanity understands its place on Earth and in the cosmos at large.
Ancient Aliens || The Ancient Astronaut Theory (Full Episode)
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This article originally appeared on StillnessintheStorm.com.