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2,000 year old Damascus synagogue looted and burned to the ground.

#1bsballa09Posted 3/31/2013 11:03:29 PM(edited)
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/historic-damascus-synagogue-looted-and-burned-1.512858

The 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in the Syrian capital of Damascus was looted and burned to the ground.

The Syrian army loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebel forces are blaming each other for the destruction of the historic synagogue, according to reports on Sunday.

The synagogue is said to be built on the site where the prophet Elijah anointed his successor, Elisha, as a prophet. It had been damaged earlier this month by mortars reportedly fired by Syrian government forces.

The rebels said the Syrian government looted the synagogue before burning it to the ground, Israel Radio reported Sunday.

The government said the rebels burned the synagogue and that so-called Zionist agents stole its historic religious items in an operation that had been planned for several weeks, the Arabic Al-Manar Television reported, citing the Arabic Syria Truth website.


If you want to kill each other, fine, but leave historical sites out of it.
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#2CyborgSage00x0Posted 3/31/2013 11:05:32 PM
Few things sicken me more than stuff like this. I was SO pissed when the terrorists in Mali looted and destroyed tons of ancient buildings and artifacts in Timbuktu.
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#3bsballa09(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 11:07:09 PM
CyborgSage00x0 posted...
Few things sicken me more than stuff like this. I was SO pissed when the terrorists in Mali looted and destroyed tons of ancient buildings and artifacts in Timbuktu.


And the Syrian government has the balls to say Israel did it.
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#4ForsakenHermitPosted 3/31/2013 11:10:26 PM
Destroying ancient buildings like this is barbarism.
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#5JolteonPosted 3/31/2013 11:18:25 PM
From: ForsakenHermit | #004
Destroying ancient buildings like this is barbarism.

While I don't disagree, plenty of other things have been going on in Syria (e.g. people killing each other) that are rather barbaric as well.
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#6lastheroPosted 3/31/2013 11:22:24 PM
Jolteon posted...
From: ForsakenHermit | #004
Destroying ancient buildings like this is barbarism.

While I don't disagree, plenty of other things have been going on in Syria (e.g. people killing each other) that are rather barbaric as well.


I get what you mean, but something about this sort of thing always pisses me off extra. It's been standing there for two thousand years. TWO THOUSAND YEARS of history, then just...pfft.
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#7chaos knightPosted 3/31/2013 11:26:12 PM
Yeah, destroying historical landmarks like that is one of the worst crimes you can commit on this planet. Something that just pisses me off to no end.
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#8CyborgSage00x0Posted 3/31/2013 11:27:18 PM
lasthero posted...
Jolteon posted...
From: ForsakenHermit | #004
Destroying ancient buildings like this is barbarism.

While I don't disagree, plenty of other things have been going on in Syria (e.g. people killing each other) that are rather barbaric as well.


I get what you mean, but something about this sort of thing always pisses me off extra. It's been standing there for two thousand years. TWO THOUSAND YEARS of history, then just...pfft.


This. Not trying to down play the value of human of life, but such a casual opinion to priceless pieces of history enrages me. And it makes me really sad to think the only thing standing between, say, the Pyramids of Giza and a crater in the ground is the mind of deranged religious fanatic.
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#9JolteonPosted 3/31/2013 11:33:30 PM
I'm not trying to downplay the seriousness of this (it upsets me, too), I just did a bit of a double-take when I saw it specifically described as barbarism.
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#10OrcaPosted 3/31/2013 11:37:19 PM
bsballa09 posted...
If you want to kill each other, fine, but leave historical sites out of it.


If it's either kill people or destroy historical sites, it should be destroy historical sites in a heartbeat.
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