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    • David Lucier
    • 19.03.07 | 07:12 (IST)

    The argument goes like this (it's a religious dielectic.) If there was a holocaust, then the Germans and Poles would have had to make reparations and Israel would be in Germany and Poland. Since Germany and Poland made no reparations and the Palestinians built no gas chambers, the holocaust must be an illogical concoction, justifying the takeover of Palestinian land. This type of thinking comes out of the bible; it's called midrash--filling in the spaces. However, I heard it from Achmanadinejad. For those interested in the logic of forgetting, consider the US role in dropping over 16 million one-thousand-pound bombs on Vietnam. If every two bombs killed a single person, then 8 milliion Vietnames were killed. The US role in initiating the Cambodian holocaust is also a case to study for those who claim an interest in the conditions and justifications for mass murder.

    from the article: Poll: Over 25% of Israeli Arabs say Holocaust never happened
    First published 00:00 18.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.03.07
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