Making the Best of a Bad Situation.
I had an idea. I probably won’t be able to do anything with the idea, so I thought that I might share it with all of you. It’s more of a plot device, I suppose. Plus, it’s probably not anything that somebody hasn’t thought of already.
Mixed in with the war news, I heard a report about the Baghdad Museum being looted and many, many ancient artifacts being hauled away by nefarious ne’er-do-wells. The curator of the museum mentioned in the report that the speed with which the museum was emptied out seemed calculated. Imagine, black marketeers standing behind a sort of tenuous velvet rope, just waiting for the big, American bouncer to give them the go-ahead. I think that’s a GREAT beginning for an Indiana Jones-type of adventure! So, these thieves, who, of course, were hired by an international scoundrel, race into the museum and take, perhaps, some ancient key to unlocking a sinister evil buried there, in the cradle of civilization…
Ancient treasures being pilfered for reasons as of yet unknown. Can’t make this stuff up!