Don't stop rambling. You are making perfect sense. I am distraught by the news that comes in seemingly every day from Iraq with the loss of Nineveh and Hatra, sites that represent the formation of humanity, and now one of the most important and glorious sites in the Middle East - Palmyra. And now Sana'a - there is nowhere else like these places once they are gone.
I have confidence in Nepal, but I can not help but become extremely emotional about all the loss of human life and human heritage this year.
It is indeed a depressing event, because despite being a UN organization, there's nothing that UNESCO can do except issue statements. They can add more sites, and I'll be interested in that, but have we not lost or in the process of losing/suffering destruction to a whole convention worth of sites, as it is? Aleppo, Krak de Chevaliers, Hatra, Palmyra, Kathmandu, Bosra, Damascus, Sana'a.... And those are only the UNESCO sites that have suffered damage. Countless other important sites have been damaged or destroyed.
If only UN peacekeeping missions could set up perimeters around places such as Palmyra, rather than simply issue statements. Or perhaps we need another Queen Zenobia...