|Interesting, but have you read it recently Wu? It's full of flawed concepts, most notably Nibiru/Planet X which would have to reside hundreds of AUs further out in the solar system than humanoids could survive. Or carbon based life for that matter.|
That said, there is mention of something which is probably legitimate in it. The Sumerians were ancestors to the Hebrews, meaning it was here that the story of the Fallen Angels and the Nephilim took place. He chose to completely change or confuse this story though, and I wonder if personal beliefs played a role?
I would, and do, see it as legitimate like this: I'm sure you're aware of this story? The Fallen Angels were sent to Earth originally to watch over man, and instruct him in proper ways of leading their lives? Man was an engineered or created life form which was to eventually be 'special'. The Fallen Angels got into trouble first, because they chose to mix with human females. The DNA apparently was not totally compatible, and they produced a large (giant) 7 to 9 or 10 foot offspring of questionable temperament as a result.
This group got into further trouble because some of them decided to do more than teach a philosophical wisdom about life, and proceeded to advance technology at a more rapid rate. One of the primary technologies delivered was for weapons of war. And this is where they really blew it.
The various books tell of a war on Earth and a war in Heaven, which did not go well for the Fallen Angels and the Nephilim. A simplified explanation about how they were disposed of is offered, but it really sounds more like the phrase extreme prejudice applies here. But not all instances of these beings were removed, insinuating that they must have been here a very long time and were spread all over the planet.
Angel is simply an ancient Hebrew word meaning "God's Messenger". Might this translate in today's world as extraterrestrial? Of course this eventually leads to Noah, another story where you find many indications of it being highly condensed and simplified.
He also makes the mistake almost everybody in the Christian World did for centuries. Listening to the concept delivered by a man of Irish descent I believe, who counted the begats in Genesis and used that number to determine that the Earth is only 6k years old. You will find this number nowhere in the Bible or the Torah. It is a red herring. Some people ............ think they are so smart they outsmart themselves. In reality they were wrong all along. The begat counter falls very deep into this category.
Now, we have found a good number of those 7 to 9 foot skeletons. Science chose to hide them away in closets because they fit no known theory. To the credit of the scientific community, they have ceased to be so quick to dismiss the Jewish and Christian writings as myth in recent decades, and have started to investigate them where it seems they might apply. I'm sure they will get around to those skeletons as well pretty soon.
I also have issues with the concept of Sitchin being right and everyone else wrong as well. And I happen to remember one Sumerian legend about one of their instructors as well. He didn't come from the sky. Instead he was a bizarre half human, half fish creature. He came out of the sea every morning, and went back every night.
The Hebrews and Sumerians had the same stories pretty much. But if you remove the Annunaki, and insert the Fallen Angels and Nephilim, this concept does start to make sense. Not because of my beliefs, but because some corroborating evidence does exist, and the story fits much human nature as well. I'm willing to bet that if the author were to revisit this paper today, they would change a few things.
But it does seem as though he thinks along the right lines. This concept was probably the best available at the time is all. That's my $0.02 anyway.