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Letter: Is a global war inevitable?

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From 1941 – 1945 German forces killed 6-million Jews living in Europe. The Holocaust was Adolf Hitler and his minions’ plan to commit genocide against all Jews on earth. For whatever reason, news media in the West reported little about this atrocity during World War II. After the war scores of sources gathered so much documentation with photographs, film, letters, and eyewitness testimony that all doubt about the reality of the Holocaust was virtually eliminated.

Nevertheless, since the war many have arisen to deny the Holocaust happened. With all the documentation proving the facts, how could anyone still deny 6-million Jews were barbarically killed?

On October 7 this year, Hamas soldiers broke through the border between Gaza and Israel, and proceeded to go through neighborhoods brutally killing men, women, and children on sight. They went house-to-house murdering and torturing whoever they found. Their goal was to slaughter as many Jews as possible, and take hostages back to Gaza when they retreated back across the border.

According to Wikipedia, Hamas (officially the Islamic Resistance Movement), “is a Sunni Islamist political and military organization governing the Gaza Strip of the Palestinian territories.” In May 2017, Hamas produced a rewritten charter maintaining its goal of founding “an Islamic Palestinian state covering all of the area of today’s Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip….” The charter also calls the State of Israel illegal and illegitimate.

After the surprise attack October 7th, protests erupted across Europe and the United States blaming Israel for the war. On that one day Hamas soldiers slaughtered more than 1,300 people before slipping back into Gaza to hide. Clearly, this latest war between Israel and its many enemies was started by Hamas and its backers.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu declared war against Hamas, not Palestinian citizens, in response to Hamas’ attack. That distinction is important and problematic. How does one fight a war against a political and military organization that hides behind civilian residents? Hamas rules over Palestinians who live in the Gaza Strip as well as the West Bank.

Israel is a predominantly Jewish nation surrounded by predominantly Muslim nations. The United States has been one of Israel’s primary allies since Israel was declared a nation-state in May 14, 1948. Iran is the most powerful Muslim nation in the region. Russia and China have successfully sought allies across Muslim nations in the Middle East and across Africa.

The U.S. has maintained a small number of troops in Syria and Iraq. Those troops have been attacked by Iranian proxies like Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran is threatening America because of our support for Israel. Since the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979, the Mullahs have ruled Iran and supplied their proxies (Hamas, Hezbollah, etc.) with weapons of war. They have labeled America the Great Satan and Israel the Little Satan, and they continually call for Death to America and Death to Israel.

A Rasmussen Reports survey from October 23-25 “finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Hamas should be considered a terrorist organization.” Nevertheless, most of the protests against the war between Israel and Hamas have blamed Israel. Antisemitism is increasing again, and Jews have been targeted and attacked at the protests.

The Israel-Hamas war will likely trigger terrorist attacks if not bigger wars around the globe.

Daniel L. Gardner is a columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at

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