Sharon: World Didn't Help Stop HolocaustI'll refrain from responding to his idiotic comment about bombing railroad tracks in order to stop the genocide (No I won't. Who does he think the Nazis would have put to work repairing the tracks before killing their Jewish laborers anyway?).
By Associated Press
JERUSALEM -- In a speech marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Wednesday that the world "didn't lift a finger" to stop the Holocaust. Sharon said Jews learned a lesson from the genocide that they can only rely on themselves.
In unusually harsh remarks to parliament, Sharon noted that when the Nazis began deporting Jews from Hungary to Auschwitz in large numbers in 1944, Allied forces did not bomb the railroad tracks leading to the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Sharon said that over a period of several weeks, more than 600,000 Jews from Hungary were killed in Auschwitz. "The sad and terrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being killed," Sharon said. "At the time of the most terrible test, friends and benefactors didn't lift a finger," he said. "This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust." (link)
I would remind the good Prime Minister that cemeteries around the world contain the mortal remains of 405,399 brave Americans (not to mention Canadians, British, Australians, Russians, and the French) who gave their lives in the fight against the Nazis and their axis allies. To suggest that they died fighting for the wrong reason, or in an endeavor other than that which meets his approval seems to me to be extremely callous and totally unwarranted.