So, why do we also need a third fast day, a half a year earlier, on the Tenth of Tevet?
I'd say that considering what's going to today with international interference in the growth and building in Jerusalem and our historical Biblical Homeland, the 10th of Tevet may be even more important than the 9th of Av.
We must be strong and determined to do what's best for our national interests. No foreign country cares whether we live or die. One of the reasons I was totally turned off by Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union is because the author made a joke out of the fictional defeat of the modern State of Israel. Michael Chabon does not understand how dangerously wrong he is. His "what if" made a joke out of what most probably would have/could have been an extension of the Holocaust. I'm now reading Philip Roth's The Plot Against America, which gives a more realistic prediction of his own "what if." He puts Charles Lindbergh as United States President in 1940 instead of FDR. I'll review that when I finish reading it.
The State of Israel, its citizens and Jews and freedom lovers and civil rights enthusiasts all over the world must take off their antisemitic lenses and recognize that by restricting our rights to build for Jews in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem etc they are causing our destruction. That's the lesson of the Tenth of Tevet.