by Michael E. Salla, PhD

February, 2003

In popular myths, the fire breathing dragon guards a precious treasure from rivals, thieves, and heroes. The Dragon doesn’t know how to use the treasure, and simply guards it until vanquished by an all conquering hero. In the popular myth of St George and the Dragon, St George rescues a captive Princess by slaying the evil dragon in a desperate fight. The motifs of dragon, hero and treasure are the stuff of legend and have been retold many times. In fact the myth of St George is a Christian retelling of the earlier Greek ‘pagan’ myth of Perseus. A new version of St George and the Dragon is now emerging on the international arena as President George Bush prepares his military forces against the regime of Saddam Hussein.

In his role as St George, President Bush instinctively knows that the dragon, Saddam Hussein, will not surrender its treasure without a fight, and will have to be slain. The unfolding drama is as old as time itself and the final outcome can be easily predicted. What is not so clear is what is the treasure at the center of the conflict? According to President Bush, the treasure is a world free of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. For President Bush’s critics, the treasure is the abundant Iraqi oil fields that will power the global economy with cheap oil for another decade. There is, however, another treasure that is not well known due to a very successful clandestine government program that is global in reach. Iraq’s treasure chest of extraterrestrial technology.

Clandestine government organizations, from at least 1947, have been reverse engineering captured extraterrestrial technology. Rather than unsubstantiated science fiction, as some critics contend, such a view is supported by more than a hundred former government and military officials who played official roles in these clandestine programs or in the associated cover up. These former officials, most of whom face severe financial and legal penalties for disclosing classified information, revealed that much of the popular technology we now take for granted, fibre optics, the micro chip, and super tenacity textiles, owe their origin to reverse engineered extraterrestrial technology.

This takes us to Iraq’s secret treasure. The Sumerian scholar, Zecharia Sitchin translated thousands of cuneiform tablets, and discovered that the civilization of Sumer that flourished in the territory of present day Iraq, was aided by extraterrestrial visitors. These extraterrestrials, the ‘Anunnaki, played a key role in developing Sumerian civilization in 3800 BC, and then mysteriously left around 1800 BC. What they left behind were more than just stories of humanity’s extraterrestrial connection, but advanced technology that has lain hidden for millennia.

This extraterrestrial technology far surpasses the technological proficiency of the regime of Saddam Hussein who is certainly aware of its existence. While he may be devoting his regime’s resources to exploiting this technology, it is very unlikely he can reverse engineer it. Therefore, like the mythical dragon, President Hussein can only marvel at his extraterrestrial treasure without knowing how to use it. On the contrary, US based clandestine government organizations have much experience in reverse engineering extraterrestrial technology, and want to gain unrestricted access to Saddam’s treasure. However, given the grandiose aspirations of President Hussein, these organizations have decided that little can be achieved through negotiations. Thus there is a need for President Bush to play the role of St George, leading his military forces into Iraq to conquer the ‘evildragon.

An important insight in the unfolding drama is that rather than the treasure belonging to a covetous President Hussein, or to equally covetous clandestine government organizations, it belongs to all humanity. A war fought over such a treasure chest of ET technology would be disastrous since it would demonstrate little but greed motivating both sides. There is no ‘good’ or ‘evil’ side in the conflict over Iraq’s secret treasure. What is required is full disclosure of the hidden motives of parties in this conflict, and a genuine effort to negotiate a satisfactory resolution. Saddam Hussein will not relinquish his treasure without a fight, but he can be persuaded to relinquish control of the treasure if he were suitably ‘rewarded’.

Finding a solution that rewards the role of President Hussein in making available the assets of Sumer’s extraterrestrial technology for the benefit of the global community, is a challenge given the propaganda build up to a US led preemptive war against Iraq. Nevertheless, if humanity is ready for the technology of Iraq’s ancient past, then the diplomatic challenge is something that needs to be met and overcome. Only a diplomatic solution will prove that humanity is ready to exploit the technology of Iraq’s extraterrestrial heritage to ensure a united and prosperous future for the planet.