I have no answers, except to say that God did none of those things, all done by men who conveniently did it all in HIS name So easy.<quoted text>
Again, it all comes down to obey or disobeying GOD.
A mere mortal cannot understand GODs purposes.
There are many times GOD said to wipe out the whole entire city including live stock and spoils and the Jewish leaders did not listen and paid a price for it, BTW, and still are paying for it.
I certainly do not have all the answers But you and wojar don't either.
And suppose God did kill all those innocent people, well, I don't expect you to have an answer for that, but no questions? Mostly, that He said that in Sodom and Gomorrah , there was not ONE single just man. Even the babies and pre-puberty children were fornicators and thieves? You don't question that? You are not expected to answer why Lot was cruelly transformed into a salt pillar for looking back. For looking back, you get killed? A merciful forgiving God would do that? No. A writer would attribute it to HIM, is all.