It is good to see, after hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars and thousands of U.S. lives, Iraq is in stable governmental hands. We have previously discussed the rampant corruption in the Iraqi government where billions of our aid has simply disappeared. However, there is also the problem of sheer lunacy. That would be the problem with Kazem Finjan, Iraq’s Transport Minister, who has claimed that the ancient Sumerians travelled to Pluto in spaceships thousands of years ago. It appears that Finjan was not content with the claim of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that Muslims discovered America. He had to go beyond the Earth to the farthest reaches of the solar system.
Finjan explained that the ancient civilization of Sumer created the first airport for travel to Pluto. One Egyptian researcher said that people were stunned but “I don’t think anyone was brave enough to contradict him.”
Up until now, the Sumerians were credited with developing pottery and agricultural techniques, but it appears that they set their sights higher. It is not clear whether the Sumerians spacecraft was also made of pottery.
Yet Finjan is quoted as saying that the “first airport” was created by the ancient Sumerians and “Sumerian spaceships used to launch from here towards the other planets.” He also insists that all of the “angels” were actually Sumerian.
He would know. After all, he is the Minister of Transport.