The magnitude of this outrage against the keepers of the history of humanity cannot be over-stated. Once it is leveled one can never rebuild it again. Mesopotamia is the literal cradle of human civilization. This is just further evidence that ISIS is nothing more than a band of violent homicidal barbarian savages posing as pseudo-religious Islamic radicals. This is tragic, beyond tragic, sickening. A civilized man indwelt by God’s Light has the insight to protect his most sacred historic sights. That does not describe ISIS.