A Return on Investment that Cannot Be Beat

But to What End?

Hossein Askari

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Let’s cut to the chase. The Jewish Holocaust was a horrific episode in history that should never be forgotten or repeated in any shape or form. The murder of 6 million innocent civilians by Nazis constituted crimes against humanity and genocide. Many of the perpetrators were rightly tried and punished. And from 1945 to 2018, the German government paid approximately $87 billion in restitution and compensation to Holocaust victims and their heirs.

Jews were right to say “Never Again.” But they left out a few important words. “Never Again for Any Race or Religion.” This more complete mantra would have been compassionate and inclusive. It would have covered an even earlier horrific twentieth century genocide that President Biden spoke about on April 24, 2023, “Today, we pause to remember the lives lost during the Medz Yeghern — the Armenian genocide — and renew our pledge to never forget. On April 24, 1915, Ottoman authorities arrested Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople — the start of a systematic campaign of violence against the Armenian community. In the years that followed, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths — a tragedy that forever affected generations of Armenian families.” “Never Again for Any Race or Religion” would have also embraced later genocides that have occurred in Africa and in the Caucuses.

No one should ever face such crimes. If Jews had said this and acted on it, they would have been praised the world over for uniting the world. Jews would have been seen as caring in words and in deed. Instead, they chose a narrow mantra to embrace only themselves.

In what has followed since WWII, they have been smart but not wise. How have they been smart? In the aftermath of WWII, immigration to America was further re-enforced. The United States had emerged from the war as the strongest nation on earth, economically and politically, and if they became a force to be reckoned with in America they would be better protected as a race and religion and could in turn support the nascent Jewish state of Israel. Jews had already emigrated to the United States in large numbers, with the flow accelerating during and after WWII, worked hard and excelled in every field.

They also zealously pursued how best to make “Never Again” an effective reality by gaining political influence. The Jewish lobby and individual Jews financed…

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Hossein Askari

MIT engineer-economist. Prof: Tufts, UT-Austin, GW. IMF Board. Government-Mediator Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait. Econ-Finance, Oil, Sanctions, Mid-East, Islam.