These Stunning Images Depict The Destruction Of Homs, Syria's Third Largest City

Last week we brought you drone footage from Homs, Syria’s third-largest city.

The clip was just the latest bit of evidence to support the contention that when the US and its allies seek to bring about regime change in the Mid-East, the results are very often far worse than whatever the political “problem” was in the first place.

What began a decade ago as a covert effort to usurp the Alawite government by playing on the sectarian divide, mushroomed over the years into an overt effort to overthrow Bashar al-Assad. Now, much like Libya, Syria is a lawless wasteland. Its infrastructure is destroyed. Its people have fled (the ones who are still alive). Its resources have been commandeered by extremists. Its cultural heritage lays in ruin.

And it’s not over yet.

With the stakes now higher than ever as the US inserts SpecOps and Russia continues to bombard rebel positions, we wonder if they’ll be anything left of the country by the end of the year. Underscoring the extent of the destruction are the following images, also from Homs.

Somehow we doubt the city would bear any resemblance to these indelible visuals were it not for Washington’s support of the “peaceful, democratic resistance.”