Palmyra BC/AD

Palmyra Syria (old) and Virginia (new)
Palmyra in Syria is suffering the ravages of barbarous force but Palmyra, VA is just getting started (in a global historical way) so shed no tears for the desecration of the Temple of Baalshamin because it's just the early days of a multi-decade regional war which will see countless ancient artifacts demolished and turned to dust. The new Palmyra is the future and though it might be hideous to the eye it is far removed from ISIS and their twisted theosophy. Sure the old Palmyra is of "Outstanding Universal Value" but its destruction is a legacy of the Obama/Clinton/Kerry foreign policy initiative and, too bad, you get what you vote for. Palmyra, VA has (as you can see in the photo above) churches that make an extraordinary architectural statement , institutional schools, international shopping plazas, vending machines that deliver sugar water and filmed entertainment, lots of parking and copious storage facilities for overflow items that might clutter ones home. With a population of just over 100 people the town is primed for growth and the future is brighter than that of their distant cousins in the middle east. Good luck old Palmyra and cheerio from the Old Dominion - we watch the desecration of your monuments and artifacts with a heavy heart and wish there were still fully manned US Army bases in Iraq to help you out, but there are not and no rescue cavalry for another year and a half (at the very least) so hang in there if you can - God willing someone will step in to set things right late January 2017.

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