Gen David Petraeus, former commander of US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a former CIA director, commented that the slaughter of 1,400 Israelis and kidnapping of 203 hostages by Hamas on October 7 was “far worse than 9/11”.  

As he explained, the attacks on the Israeli targets, all within the borders of the Israeli state demarcated by the UN in 1947, killed a far greater proportion of Israel’s much smaller population. “This is the equivalent of the US having experienced 40,000 losses, rather than the 3,000 terrible losses we sustained.”  ..

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