|Norm Finkelstein: 'Israel is Ghengis Khan with a computer.' Nevermind that |
the Mongol conquest was probably responsible for 40 million deaths.
I am indebted to Huffington Post Monitor for bringing to attention an extraordinary series of articles by Douglas Anthony Cooper published by, extraordinarily, The Huffington Post, home to genocidally-minded anti-Israelites whose comments on any article related to Israel can make your hair stand on end. And I'm not even talking about official HP bloggers. The series addresses the question 'Is Israel a Genocidal Nation?' He works with the numbers, suggests reasons why some (Norman Finkelstein, etc.) want you to think so and arrives at the only sensible conclusion: No! This should, but we know it won't, stop the spread (even into the mainstream) of the libel constantly issued by Israel's accusers as well as innocent, but ignorant, bystanders. So, let me quote his numbers which he presents after contextualizing them vis-à-vis statistics from some actual genocides: