I read this article in the Independent, and felt strongly enough about it to share with everyone at DeafDC. To sum it up, priceless historical sites in Iraq are being destroyed by…us.
It is a fresh take on an increasingly damaging war in Iraq. If one can read this and say, “We should still stay the course in Iraq”… Have we as a society put aside our values to the point where the sacredness of the past is sacrificed at the altar of today?
2,000-year-old Sumerian cities torn apart and plundered by robbers. The very walls of the mighty Ur of the Chaldees cracking under the strain of massive troop movements, the privatisation of looting as landlords buy up the remaining sites of ancient Mesopotamia to strip them of their artefacts and wealth. The near total destruction of Iraq’s historic past – the very cradle of human civilisation – has emerged as one of the most shameful symbols of our disastrous occupation.
Keep reading at It is the death of history – The Indepedent.