Past And Present: Syria's Heritage Vs. Syria's People
In decrying Palmyra's fall to ISIS, the international community is being accused of caring more about ruins and statues than about people.By Steven Sparkman | May 21, 2015
With the news that ISIS — with its fondness for destroying ancient ruins — had taken control of the ancient city of Palmyra, the immediate question became, "Will the group bulldoze yet another world heritage site?"
"Fears growing of what will happen now to the ancient ruins there," Fox News reported.
"It's an absolute tragedy to see this city ... which has stood for millennia, which could be witnessing its final hours," MSNBC's Richard Engel said.