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RE: destruction of fossils

I agree, its a nice idea, in theory.  In practice, it would probably not be
a high priority.  But I suppose it looks good to be able to say that your
troops are told this....

Lauri L. Bartlema
Curatorial Assistant
Directorate of Environment
Fort Bliss, Texas
(915) 568-7015

-----Original Message-----
From: Ilja Nieuwland [mailto:ilja@mac.com]
Sent: Friday June 01, 2001 8:01 AM
To: BartlemaL@emh10.bliss.army.mil
Cc: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: destruction of fossils

Of course, it remains to be seen how high that will be on the list of 
priorities should any actual fighting occur, especially when adversaries 
know that they're supposed to be safe within museums, etc. I'm skeptical 
about such rules. Generally, I think it's pretty much impossible to 
anticipate and counteract the kind of destruction that took place in 
central Europe in WW2. Let's not do that again and we'll all be fine...


On Friday, June 1, 2001, at 03:11 PM, Bartlema, Lauri, L. wrote:

> I believe that American troops are told to try NOT to destroy any 
> museums,
> places of worship, or "national monument" type structures.  I don't 
> know if
> any other countries follow this rule.