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    Today is UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day, but why do we only remember this one event, when so many other holocausts have taken place? Think Armenia, Rwanda, the Congo, Cambodia, Sudan, Iraq, etc. Why such a high-profile focus on this one holocaust, while the many other holocausts never get a mention?

    I myself have always held great respect for the suffering of the Jewish people during the war, and many times have reflected on some of the locations where they were publically executed. I also allocated a special time to visit the Ann Frank house in Amsterdam on one of my many trips to the Netherlands.

    But it seems that whenever there is any incident or conflict concerning Israel, we are almost forcibly reminded of the sad events that took place those many years ago. It is used as a sort of diversionary tactic, as if to say "hey, listen we are only protecting our existence after what happened to our people during the Holocaust." It's as if this is an excuse for the Israelis to do whatever they want today, because they were the victims of such a terrible crime during WW2. This mindset is terribly wrong and it is time to bring some logic back into the world.

    It's perfectly natural for every nation to remember its dead or to have a day of remembrance for such events. But to have this particular Holocaust rammed down our throats, continuously, day after day, is not only an abuse of the very principal of remembrance, but also a manipulation of current politics, economics and military actions throughout the world.

    Let's take a closer look at some facts: As we all know, around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust -- not just by direct execution, but also from malnutrition, hypothermia, diseases,etc. Compare those numbers to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where around 5.4 million have died as of 2006. And the conflict there is still ongoing. In other countries in the region, the numbers of dead due to conflict (directly or indirectly) also are high: Rwanda, about 1 million; Sudan, 2-3 million; Somalia, at least 1 million; Cambodia, almost 2 million; Vietnam, 2 million; and, more recently, in Iraq, more than 1 million. Afghanistan is showing the same trend.

    Let's also reflect on the two world wars. An estimated 1 million people were killed in Russia during WW!, and 10 million more in WW2. In total, the number of people killed in WW2 was 60 million. Obviously, we could spend every day, every week, every month creating a Holocaust theme and remembrance day for those countries, but we don't. However, for some strange reason we are told repeatedly about "The Holocaust" as if the one that occurred for the Jews is the only one that counts.

    One must ask the Israelis if their holocaust justifies the genocide they are visiting on the Palestinian people?

    While talking of genocide, I would also wish to point out that the US, UK, NATO and IOF forces are using WMDs -- weapons that contain uranium components. They were first used by the IOF in the Yom Kippur War in October 1973, and they have been used on a regular basis since that time. They have been used extensively in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon and Gaza, and I believed they are now being used in Somalia and Yemen.

    In using these weapons, we are inflicting another, indirect genocide on millions of people -- not only in the areas of conflict but also in adjacent countries. It is a genocide that will reveal itself slowly, through the contamination from radioactive materials carried via the wind. Our own troops have been exposed as well. The respective leaders and governments that allow their usage must also be classified as war criminals.

    What I also find fascinating is my discovery of a poster outside an Islamic NGO promoting this special day, along with an exhibition inside that remembers the victims of the Holocaust. I know that pressure was applied to this NGO to participate in this remembrance. This is very wrong.

    So, on this UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I would hope that people all over the world also give some thought to those millions of others who have died under similar conditions who do not receive the same global attention. They also under terrible oppression and in some cases just as brutally. I would urge all Israelis or any Jewish citizen to visit the DRC, Rwanda or Cambodia, etc. and try to understand that what happened in Europe has been repeated all over the world. In fact, it is still going on today, to the Palestinians. Is there really any difference?

    USA, January 28,2010 (Pal Telegraph)
    Peter Eyre - Middle East Consultant
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    Too many parts of this post are so very ignorant and retarded for me to even start.

    "In fact, it is still going on today, to the Palestinians. Is there really any difference?"

    Right.
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    Well someone can use copy and paste?
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    What a disgusting thing to do. Comparing the Holocaust to whats happening to Palestinians. What the Palestinians are going through is hard enough, you don't need to use buzzwords like "Holocaust" to make your case stronger. It makes your case weaker. The death of ~33,000 people in the 120 years is no way comparable to the death of six million Jews.

    http://horsesanddefinitions.blogspot...revisited.html
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    For Christ's sake. The reason these other 'Holocausts' are not remembered on THIS DAY (or 25th Jan) is because the Nazi Germany Holocaust was the worst of them all, and because it is the date Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated.

    Remembering other holocausts on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is a bit like remembering the Pan-Am 103 victims on 9/11.
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    (Original post by Folderol)
    What a disgusting thing to do. Comparing the Holocaust to whats happening to Palestinians. What the Palestinians are going through is hard enough, you don't need to use buzzwords like "Holocaust" to make your case stronger. It makes your case weaker. The death of ~33,000 people in the 120 years is no way comparable to the death of six million Jews.

    http://horsesanddefinitions.blogspot...revisited.html
    Good post on the blog.
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    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a1a_1264697704&c=1
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    (Original post by JakePearson)
    For Christ's sake. The reason these other 'Holocausts' are not remembered on THIS DAY (or 25th Jan) is because the Nazi Germany Holocaust was the worst of them all, and because it is the date Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated.

    Remembering other holocausts on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is a bit like remembering the Pan-Am 103 victims on 9/11.
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    I think it's true, there are so many other holocausts that have happened on a much larger scale yet the International Community seems to only pander to the Jewish one.

    … they [ the Palestinians] will bring upon themselves a bigger 'shoah' [a Hebrew word for catastrophe and a synonym for the Nazi Holocaust] because we will use all our might to defend ourselves." Israel's deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai told Army Radio on Friday, February 29, 2008
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    they [ the Palestinians] will bring upon themselves a bigger 'shoah' [a Hebrew word for catastrophe and a synonym for the Nazi Holocaust] because we will use all our might to defend ourselves." Israel's deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai told Army Radio on Friday, February 29, 2008
    Oh at least you give what he actually meant a little mention now.
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    (Original post by Folderol)
    Oh at least you give what he actually meant a little mention now.
    highlight the entire bracket

    The Palestinian holocaust must be remembered.
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    Over 9,000.

    They're unreported because they were either not as comical as THE holocaust or no one cares to make up such tales in detail.
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    highlight the entire bracket
    Hence a "little" mention, as opposed to before. For the third time, he meant catastrophe. His office clarified it. It's a word Israelis use for catastrophe.

    The Palestinian holocaust must be remembered.
    http://horsesanddefinitions.blogspot...revisited.html
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    I think the Nazi "Holocaust" is cynically employed to try and prevent talk on tougher immigration policy.

    Apparently, if we elect a party that is tough on immigration they'll be another Holocaust....:rolleyes:

    Think about how much they go on about it at school..... Learning about the Holocaust (a major world tragedy, I'm not saying it's not,) and how the Nazi party rose to power.....Then by later associating certain political parties with the Nazi's at every opportunity, it is a very effective way to terrify people away from ever voting from them.

    Totally glossing over how New Labour have copied the Nazi's in a lot of ways with increased state control etc.

    I think the other genocides and large-scale killings are not really mentioned in schools (Stalin's, Cambodia,) because that doesn't tally with the left-wing Socialist blood flowing through a lot of teachers, and certainly through the National Union of Teachers, and so it doesn't find it's way in to the curricula.

    There are soooo many "The Evil Nazi's" programs on the BBC, where there is undoubtedly a left-wing bias, and especially in the run up to elections.
    I don't recall EVER seeing a TV program about Stalin or other Communists regimes, and the estimated 100million people that have been murdered by them, nor did I learn anything about it in school. It came to much surprise to me that Stalin's regime killed more people than Hitler!

    That's my theory anyway. RIP to those who have died a violent death.
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    (Original post by Folderol)
    Hence a "little" mention, as opposed to before. For the third time, he meant catastrophe. His office clarified it. It's a word Israelis use for catastrophe.
    I have no interest for semantic play.



    Neither with that.
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    I have no interest for semantic play.
    So even though it's a word that Israelis use for catastrophe and his office clarified thats what he meant, you continue you to misquote him. And like I've said to you before: let's assume he meant Holocaust, does make it true? If I say I'm going to commit a Holocaust you and then poke you, have I committed a Holocaust?

    (Note; I'm not saying what happened in Gaza is comparable to a poke, I'm just illustrating my point).

    Neither with that.
    It's a deconstruction of your statement, I wonder why you wouldn't be interested in it. :rolleyes:
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    The fundamental difference is not in the numbers.

    The holocaust was the only time in modern history where a government decision was taken to exterminate an entire people, and was systematically executed. This was not a lynch mob that took the decision - these were respectable and educated people that were the democratically elected leaders of a nation.

    The entire difference, in a nutshell, is in the Wannsee Conference.
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    because everything and everyone in the world is being controlled by zionists and jews

    some paranormal **** bruvvvaa
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    the "actual" Holocaust was probably the most brutal, in terms of speed, efficiency and numbers killed - which makes it the scariest one, and therefore worth remembering more. i guess.
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    Actually, some 3-4 million Russian died during WWI, 8 million during the subsequent Civil War, and then another 20-25 during WWII.

    Also, some 10-20 million during Stalin's reign, outside of the wars.
 
 
 
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