Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
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How does October 7 compare or not to the Holocaust and other mass murders?

Culprits   Nazis   Chamas   Turks   Hutus   Colonies   Pol Pot
Background   Christian Muslim Muslim Majority Christian Communist
Victims Jews Jews Armenians Tutsis Africans Minorities
Genocide Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Methods Shot, gas Shot, fire Many Machetes Starvation Many
Rape Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Racist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also
Ethnocide Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Goal Extinction Extinction Genocide Tyranny Slavery Tyranny
Character Hateful Sadistic Heartless Cruel Heartless Heartless


6M dead = 30% of all Jews 10% dead of locals, 1200+ 1.6M = 80% dead/ uprooted 0.5+ dead 0.25+M raped 12.5M uprooted, 15% dead 1.5-3M = 25% dead
83 years 100 days 109 years 30 years 500 years 49 years
Lasted   4 years 1 day 9 years 14 weeks 350 years 9 years
Recognized   Generally Partly Deficiently Generally Generally Generally
Part of WW II Iran R/A WW I Decolonize Exploiting Repression
Opposition Rare Rare None None None None
Liberators 4 Allies Israel, US End WW I Tutsis Decolonize Vietnam


World War III or not?

Slowly but seemingly surely, the contours of WW III appear.

Chezbollah certainly wants to use the hundreds of thousands of missiles it has trained on the Jewish state. If it says: Not, it means: Not yet.

If the October 7 debacle has taught us anything, then it is not to believe that anti-Jewish racist genocidal terrorists can be appeased. So, let’s hope they keep shooting rockets, until our government reduces it all to rubble.

Butter rubble now than trouble later.

Then Iran will most likely immediately follow Chezbollah. The Allies must terminate Iran’s nuclear plans anyway, if not in weeks, then in months.

Likely, Turkey, Syria, Yemen, South Africa, the West Bank, and Iraq will join the war against Israel and the Allies.

Will then ambitious Russia (Europe), North Korea (South Korea), and China (Taiwan) join the Axis of Evil? Then it’s really a World War.

A great number of Arab States will not join them, happy as they will be when a nuclear Iran has been taken off the table. Will they join the Allies the US, Canada, UK, EU (Germany, France, etc.), Argentinian, India, Japan?

Will the leaders of Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Namibia, Qatar, Jordan, and Egypt be wise enough to stay neutral or will they go kamikaze?

When the Pro-Democracy Allies defeat all these dictators, will that be the end of all non-democracies so that we can go on and save the planet?

Of course, this whole happy ending is in danger if the US elects Trump or Sanders to the presidency, Heaven forbid. They could join the Axis of Evil.


What October 7 must teach us

Hindsight is the only perfect vision

What to think of members of a hunting society who swear they would never kill an animal but stay members? Would you believe them?

Chezbollah and Chamas are founded on the ‘ideal’ of killing all the Jews in Israel. And anyone else there who ‘could be’ a Zionist.

When they ‘signal’ not to want war now, it means we’re waiting for better times. We’ll attack when you’re even in a bigger mess than on October 7.

We cannot afford to let our deadly enemies camp out at our borders. Soon, we must bomb Iran to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons.

A nice pipedream is that the Iranian People then will overthrow the junta. Always good to hope for the best, but we must also prepare for the worst. When Iran starts to attack us, together with China, Russia, North Korea, Syria, Qatar, Yemen, and Turkey, we need to make sure Chezbollah and Jordan won’t join that axis of evil because they lie at our borders.

Is it not better to kill off Chezbollah’s warpower now before they come to butcher us since they admit that’s their goal?

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, previously a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. None of his content is generated by the new bore on the block, AI. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. Or not at all because he doesn't claim G^d talks to him. He gives him good ideas—that's all. MM doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and educations contribute to his visions. * This year, he will prioritize getting his unpublished books published rather than just blog posts. Next year, he hopes to focus on activism against human extinction. 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