The West’s Obligation

We have all been shocked by the wanton destruction by DA’ISH (ISIS) of historic artifacts and sites in Syria and Iraq.  As the Economists highlights the destruction of a 1400 year old monastery they noted that when occupied by American forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom American troops scrawled graffati on the walls until a chaplain realized the significance and reversed the behavior.

For Western troops operating in the Middle East respect of cultural heritage is an imperative.

About keydet1976

Retired as a Colonel in the United States Army after 33 years of service. Graduate of the VMI, MA in History at JMU, completed course work for Ph.D in History University of Tennessee.
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