How Soon?

So I’m reading about Hezbollah rocket attacks against Nazareth and for some reason I’m taken back to the spring of 2001 when the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas and I wonder: how soon before there is no physical evidence of what everyone in the region is fighting over? Time passes and conquerors build on the ruins of the conquered, but there is always a little something left over to point to and say; “Hey, I’ve got just as much right to be here as anyone!” When the Western Wall becomes a hole in the ground, and the Dome of the Rock becomes so many rocks in a pile, what is going to drive the urge to fight? Fading, fallible memories? Someone please tell me I’m not channeling an old Sci Fi story.
If you ever needed an indication that things are going tribal . . .

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