I guess I should have asked about the context of the photo rather than it's veracity. As in which military unit actually did that and in which city. I'll be the first to say I have a few small tinges of emotional resistance to accepting that things have gotten so bad, but the logical side of me knows that it's probably even worse than what I'm even seeing, so I try to direct my actions accordingly.You are really asking that?
When I see pictures like this, I am always reminded of how Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt, only for them to begin to worship Baal very quickly.
The Christian West won the wars (the Second World War and the Cold War) only to be rather rapidly eroded by the emergence of its own decadence.
History is about birth, growth, a kind of human civilisational apex, decline, fall, reconstitution, rebirth.
We are between decline and fall. But after the fall comes reconstitution and rebirth.