One small example of two evil powers: During the battle of Stalingrad, the Soviets shot 14,500 of their own soldiers in one week. That is the same number the Germans shot of their own men in the entire war. It does make one think. The Holocaust is an evil that must never be forgotten, and any war is worth fighting to defeat the perpetrators of that monstrosity alone. But could the slaughter have taken place without war conditions, and would it not have been more effective to apply pressure on Germany through sanctions, and enable and empower the Prussian military who were, until 1941, vehemently opposed to Hitler? Stalin murdered even more innocent souls than the fuehrer, and reigned for much longer. We removed one murderer and replaced him with another. In the other major theatre of war, Japan devastated Asia, but became an economic superpower within a generation of 1945, leaving its former enemies far behind. Nor has it ever compensated those whom it incarcerated and tortured, or even admitted to the horrors it committed. While we were entirely justified in dropping two atomic bombs on Japan, it gave the Tokyo government a false and undeserved sense of righteousness that enabled it to play the victim card for years.
Coren has a remarkable talent to combine intelligent observations with highly controversial and often outrageously dumb ideas. It’s his shtick.