BAGHDAD / JD / .. A report released by the United Nations said nearly 15 thousand pieces of art were stolen from Iraq during the occupation in 2003.
He said the report published by the agency / Russia Today /: estimated size of money laundering in the world at about 5.1 trillion dollars a year, produces 50% of the drug trade, and distributed the rest among the arms trade and trade antiques and antiquities and human trafficking, prostitution and other crimes.
And replaced the arms trade in the second network damage the whole world, and justifies arms dealers activity that man all the time unable to defend himself and his land and house, wealth and his family and displayed without a weapon, but the truth lies in the fact that arms sales are a component of a closed system on itself, where the size of the world’s arms trade to 1.65 trillion dollars.
It should be noted that the volume of international arms trade amounted to only $ 52 billion in the last year, 2011. Preoccupied the United States ranked first among nations source of weapons and military equipment, where their share up to 30% of global volume, followed by Russia (23%), Germany (11%). While India tops the list of the leading importers of force by 9%. Followed by China and South Korea each with 6%, while the UAE is ranked fourth by 4%.
A report of the United Nations for the occupation of the drug trade ranked third in the world and different estimates of the size of this trade being illegal and controlled by the mafia to some estimates up to $ 1.5 trillion, equivalent to the amount of half of global trade. At present the largest centers for the production of drugs in the world are Afghanistan and South America.
And solve trade artifacts (antiques) and effects in fourth place, but the most reliable, as has not been affected by the economic crisis at all and remained auction is the first destination for those with wealth seekers desires unique to offer surprises from time to time and the other how generosity rich when it comes to بتحفة art As in the month of May / May this year, when viewing panel painter Edward Munk called “Scream”, which contains in its tip on a poem written but the artist himself to be sold $ 120 million, breaking records being the most expensive painting sold at auction, and becoming the eighth the most expensive painting to this history. The most expensive painting in the world, it’s players paper to Paul Cezanne worth $ 254 million.
But the most important aspect in the art trade is what baptism criminality and theft talked most of the stolen paintings and artifacts in light of wars or military campaigns and invasions of other countries or civil wars, a fact belonging to interwar years the first and second. It did not differ in the contemporary history, only statistics undeclared exposure up to 70% of the total Afghan heritage of theft after the U.S. invasion in stolen paintings, statues and pieces of art priceless in recent years in this country plagued by chronic wars.
According to figures announced stole about 15 thousand a piece of art in Iraq after the U.S. invasion. And show the loot in the auctions and the internet to turn paintings and antiques market to global exchanges grow recently in the Arabian Gulf.