Syrian troops entering the city Palmyra have found have found extensive damage to the UNESCO world heritage site. Make no mistake these Archaeological treasures are as important as the Egyptian tombs of Luxor and the Pyramids in Giza. Some of the artefacts might be repairable but a lot has been lost forever. So why has ISIS destroyed this world heritage site. ISIS believes that anything that wasn’t built or doesn’t celebrate Islam and Allah and the prophet Mohamad is simply an object of heresy and therefore should be destroyed. They don’t consider that there was anything before Islam and in their warped ideological mind-set there is nothing but Islam. It goes someway to explaining their mass murder and cruelty to all who fall in their path.
Amazingly it is the Russian Army who has largely made the advance in to Palmyra and thus have saved a lot more of its Archaeological architecture from destruction but it seems once again that the Western Media are reluctant to give them the credit because it doesn’t fit image they want to portray of President Putin as the warmongering mad Russian nutcase. Step forward Messrs Cameron and Obama. Well done to the brave Russian troops and their commander in Chief Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin who knows what it really takes to deal with these madmen.