It’s 1938, Poland’s economy is 1/8th of the economy of Germany next door. Poland has a democratically, properly elected government but an authoritarian one. Supporters of the Polish ruling party assassinate three German teenagers. The Polish government fails to condemn the deliberate killing of defenseless young civilians. It does not do anything to apprehend the assassins. Soon, German vigilantes waylay and assassinate a Polish teenager. The democratic German Government condemns this last assassination in clear terms. Soon, it arrests three suspects. The German nation goes into mourning for all four teenagers.
Poland has in its constitution the goal of eliminating Germany altogether. This fact makes many Germans angry and many more uneasy.
Less than a week later, Poland fires massively on a Germany it knows to be armed to the teeth. Its fire is technically such as to guarantee that it cannot hit military targets inside Germany. It’s purely terror bombing aimed at inducing panic among civilians. Germany attempts to stop the Polish firing by launching airstrikes against important Polish military leaders and firing sites. It precedes each strike with several warnings to civilians to vacate the area. In spite of this extreme precaution, German strikes cause 200+ deaths in collateral casualties. Or, the Polish government claims it does. One German dies from Polish fire; several are critically wounded.
World public opinion fails to wonder at the reasons why German strikes can be so precise without benefit of land-based aviation strike specialists.
After a week of punishment, Poland reluctantly agrees that it might consider stopping its inaccurate firing at Germany in return for the release of 100 of its politicians (from the governing party) the Germans detained at the beginning of the short conflict.
Russia offers to mediate the conflict. The Russian political elite hates equally the Poles and the Germans.
Where is the morality issue in this work of historical fiction?
Where is the rationality?
PS I am not Jewish, never have been, never will be. I am not either one of those born-again Christians who are pro-Israel because they think it will hasten the Second Coming of Christ. I just don’t become confused easily.