A recent video produced by NATOchannel.tv reports on cultural heritage in Libya in the context of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. The short, two part film titled NATO and Libya - Cultural Heritage in Times of Unrest can be viewed below.
One important remark is made by Dr. Joris Kila, Chairman of the International Military Cultural Resources Work Group. He explains that friendly military forces committed to protecting cultural property can deny enemy forces a potential reservoir of military financing. The comment is another reminder that meaningful investigation to uncover the connection between illegal antiquities trafficking and weapons purchases is sorely needed.