A senior Iraqi government minister has claimed that aliens helped the ancient Sumerians who settled in the Middle Eastern region of Mesopotamia — now southern Iraq — about 7,000 years ago (5500 to 4000 BC), to build a space launch facility and launched spacecraft to explore our outer solar system.
The historical region of Mesopotamia is recognized widely as the site of one of the world’s earliest civilizations, known as Sumer. The Sumerians were pioneers in various fields of the arts, sciences, and technology. They developed one of the world’s first agricultural urban societies. They developed astronomy, mathematics, metallurgy, reading and writing, pottery, and weaving.
They also developed a trading economy based on currency transactions.
But Kazem Finjan, the Iraqi Minister of Transport, has ascribed a new “first” to the ancient Sumerians, according to The New Arab.
While speaking at a media event, part of opening ceremonies of the new airport at El Naciria (Al Nasiriyah), in the Dhi Qar Governorate of southern Iraq, Finjan announced to astonished reporters that the “world’s first airport was built in south Iraq 7,000 years ago by the ancient Sumerians.”
The Sumerians also built a space launch facility. They were the first to engage in space exploration, and the world’s first astronauts were Sumerians. The ancient Sumerian space program was under the direction of the technologically advanced Anunnaki aliens who visited the Sumerians from their native Planet Nibiru.
And from El Naciria in south Iraq, the ancient Sumerians launched spacecraft that flew successful missions to explore the outer solar system. The ancient missions, according to Finjan, discovered the dwarf planet Pluto 7,000 years before it was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.
The Sumerians also visited and the mythical Planet Nibiru or Planet X, the home planet of their alien Anunnaki mentors, believed by some conspiracy theorists to be on a catastrophic collision course with Earth.
Finjan made reference to the writings of Samuel Noah Kramer, the world famous expert in Sumerian history and language who conducted extensive research studies of Sumerian astronomy and astrology. He also referenced the influential works of Zecharia Sitchin, the Russian author and leading proponent of the Ancient Astronaut Theory of human origins.
“The first airport created on planet earth was in El Naciria and it’s a long story,” Finjan told an astonished audience. “There are probably not many people who have knowledge, namely, the fact that it is the first airport constructed 5,000 years before Christ.”
“I invite those who doubt to read the book of the great Sumerian historian Zecharia Sitchin,” Finjan continued, “or the books of Samuel Kramer, including one entitled History begins at Sumer, which speaks of the first airport constructed on planet Earth, and was here [in El Naciria].”
It is not surprising that Finjan has been reading books by controversial authors such as Zecharia Sitchin and Erik von Daniken, who first proposed the so-called Ancient Astronauts Theory.
The Ancient Astronauts Theory claims that technologically advanced extraterrestrials visited Earth in ancient times and established contact with ancient human societies. The ancient alien astronauts inspired the emergence of human civilization and the early attainment of high levels of technical proficiency needed to build architectural wonders, such as the pyramids of Egypt.
Long after they left, humans embellished memories of the alien astronauts in myths and legends about the exploits of the deities.
Finjan explained why the ancient Sumerians chose southern Iraq as the site for their airport and space base.
“The particularity of this place is that it remains the safest for the landing and take-off of aircraft due to favorable weather conditions,” he said.” When the Sumerians settled on this land, they were aware of this and that is why they chose this place for their flights to other planets.”
Finjan’s unexpected comments sparked a flurry of mocking reactions on Twitter, according to the Express.
“Iraqi transport minister’s hallucinations about spaceships in Nasiriyah prove that the [Haidar] Al-Abadi government is full of fools, hashish addicts and the most worthless of humanity,” Dawood Al-Basri tweeted.
“Can you believe that this imbecile is the current Iraqi transportation minister?” Iraqi Al Jazeera journalist, Amer Al-Kubaisi, also tweeted.
“Awkward moment and I don’t think anyone was brave enough to contradict him,” wrote Hayder al-Khoei, a researcher at the Center for Academic Shi’a Studies, according to the Independent.
But UFO and alien conspiracy theorists defended Finjan, with some suggesting that his comments were yet another unwitting UFO and alien disclosure statement by a government official.
UFO blogger Scott C. Waring agreed with Finjan that the ancient Sumerians had gained access to advanced alien space technology that allowed them to send space missions to the outer fringes of our solar system. He claimed that evidence of alien technology can be found in ancient Sumerian art that includes depictions of alien beings and mysterious flying crafts.
“It does seem that Sumerians did have ancient alien technology if you look at their stone carvings and depictions of flying machines,” Waring commented on his UFO Sightings Daily blog. “Perhaps he [Finjan] had inside information about it that he is now leaking.”
UFOlogy enthusiasts on UFO Sightings Daily debated the latest “official disclosure statement” in excitement.
“This is one of those moments in UFOlogy where I feel like we just scored a big victory,” a believer said.
Finjan is not the first senior government official to admit belief in UFO and alien conspiracies. Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Minister of Defense, is well known as a UFO disclosure advocate. Hellyer claims that governments are in contact with technologically advanced alien races but there is a worldwide conspiracy by to cover-up the evidence.
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