You are really blurring the term terrorist. Americans went to world war to stop Hitler. Arabs want to kill Israelis period. Why would you even compare the two?
Exactly the excuse the Arab terrorists use when they gun down Israelis. I guess the massacre of Arab villagers by Irgun justifies the Arabs attempting to annihliate the entire Jewish race? They have "no other option" but to slaughter defensless civilians, right?
Should we save the thousands or should we save millions?
You really don't have a clue. . First of all, Hitler's election was hardly a fair Democratic process by any standard, as Hitler cheated extensively --- using Nazi party thugs to menace, attack, and terrorize his political opponents on both the left and right, and effectively disenfranchising millions of Germans.
And far from "passively going along" with Hitler, many Germans in both the military and civilian population actively opposed the Dictator.
For instance, members of the German military brass attempted to assassinate Hitler at least once, (http://en.wikipedia....ration_Valkyrie) and the Gestapo arrested thousands of "disloyal" (anti-Nazi) Germans. There were plenty of good people trapped in Germany with the Nazis, and the Allied bombs shredded them all equally.
Sure only the Israelis finally returned from where they came from.
Sort of like the early Israelis wanting a large swathe of real estate smack in the center of the Arab Mid-East, no? (Sorry, I couldn't resist. )
Not every war is the same. You can't compare the two scenarios.
I disagree. Did we win the Spanish-American war by invading Spain and waging war on nuns and schoolchildren? No, we won it by defeating the Spanish military in Cuba. Wars are won through warfare, not genocide.
I'll rephrase my question as you keep avoiding it.
There is a terrorist shooting at a school and slaughtering children. You have a shot at him, but the problem is there is a child in the way and your only option is to kill them both. What would you do? Kill both the child and the terrorist and save dozens of other children or let the child live so dozens of other children will be slaughtered. If you only had those two options.
No they did not they just said they were cleaning the race.
The Nazis used that same excuse when they threw Jews into the gas chambers: "How do you know they're innocent? Someone who would stab Germany in the back if they had a chance, are they innocent?"
No matter how you cut it, it's demonic to slaughter thousands of civilians "because they might not be innocent."