To the question of whether an international coalition should help protect the Syrian artifacts threatened by ISIL forces, Glass explains:

It would be demoralizing for Syrian people to see an international military intervention to protect ruins, but not to protect the 50,000 people who live around those ruins. It would be a way of saying to the Syrian people: your lives are not important, but these stones are. That would probably reinforce the Islamic Front’s propaganda that the world doesn’t really care about you but we do.

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