Yep. Holocaust isn't just a synonym for a slaughter.This is a common tactic used by anti-semites to attack Jews for remembering the Holocaust by using the term wherever possible to de-associate it with the systematic slaughter of 12 million innocent people in europe by the German Nazis.
Absolutely true, however it take more than just money to develop a society.The problems may be that the Palestinian and Lebonese people have chosen a path that has turned out badly for them.
And when confonted about it; they refuse to change direction but blame others for their mistakes.
The Palestinians have recieved plenty of money from all over the world to help them; yet they have not utilized it effeciently to improve their lot.
Lebanon has been torn apart by wars; some of their own making; others that they left the door open for.
Arab on Arab violence does not count. Even though more are killed that way than most others.Should we view this as a day when...
1. Arabs slaughtered 800+ Palestinians including innocent civillians?
2. Christians slaughtered 800+ Palestinians including innocent civillians?
3. Israel failed to stop the slaughter of 800+ Palestinians including innocent civillians?
I know I know you will pick option 3... because the facts are really not important... and it's the damn Zionists who are evil.
edit: Just one question though... where is the thread to remember "Black September" ... you know when the Jordanians began the slaughter of 50,000 Palestinians... I believe that started on September 16th too. I guess we should only remember "Holocausts" that the Jews were associated with.
Such existed without the wall.two state solution, equal in land and military might, with defined borders and a 20 mile high wall between the two.
and you apparently believe that using F-15s, tanks, bulldozers, phosphorous shells, flechette rounds, machine guns, etc against rocks is fair.Such existed without the wall.
One side got greedy though.
How many other times was using the military might attempted, to re-equalize the situation.
you apparently believe that 15 vs 1 is a fair fight only when you have the 15.
There was a two state solution. The Palestinians turned it down and declared war on the Jews.
Well it wasn't very fair when 3 times the arabs invaded Israel 5v1 Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Iraq vs Israel.
6 million, but your point still stands. Roughly one third of the Jews in the world were killed...but roughtly two thirds of the Jews in Europe were killed.This is a common tactic used by anti-semites to attack Jews for remembering the Holocaust by using the term wherever possible to de-associate it with the systematic slaughter of 12 million innocent people in europe by the German Nazis.
I too am old enough to remember this. My recollection of my opinion at the time is that Israel was very much responsible because they set up the camps and therefore were responsible for their safety.So what really happened-did Israel merely fail to stop the massacre (as commonly reported in the Western press and as I vaguely remember it) or did Israel actively participate in the killings by trucking in the killers and dropping flares by helicopters so the killings could continue into the night, as the wiki article linked in the claims.
As a American without any skin in this game I always viewed it as another sad example of Mideast craziness, but my opinion of Israel would be greatly decreased if they actively participated in this massacre (certainly not a holocaust).
One should never start a fight that they are not planning on winning. The Palestians start such fights deliberately to prove sympathy. Case in point.
It's not but 6 million were Jews. That's a lot of people from one particular group. If you ever visit Auschwitz they have museums setup in the different barracks representing everyone who was slaughtered there but it's very apparent that the Jews were their primary focus.the 12 million includes the non-jews that were killed. the holocaust isnt specific to jews only.
Very well said. I salute you, sir.Why are we rehashing things that happens many decades ago. Wouldn't it be more effective if the Palestinian and Jews forget about the past killings, and focus on the present of how to live with each other in harmony?
I'm sorry but the Israelis and Palestinians brought the killings/wars onto themselves because they are both acting like rotten children.
If the American people make me President I would take a big whooping stick on both, the Jews/Arabs.
Horrible stuff indeed, but hardly the entire story. This massacre was in response to other Palestinian terrorist attacks which were in response to an Israeli invasion which was in response to Palestinian terrorist attacks which were in response to . . .Yup, I had never heard of this before..
How can I forget what I didn't know before.
And now knowing this, I can understand more about where we are today.
Well there is that all about those who do not learn fron history repeating it.Actively "caring" about something that happened 30 years ago will only lead us in circles over and over again. The sons paying for the sins of their fathers.
So, sandeagle - when will you stop promoting hate and violence, let us forget about the past and think of a better future?