Obama sidesteps recognition of Armenian genocide as president — again

posted at 9:07 pm on April 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Everyone understands why, and I doubt President Romney would do any different. Even so, it’s unthinkable that the U.S. would ever acquiesce in Holocaust denial simply in order to please some important ally. With the Armenian genocide, we’re willing to play an Orwellian little game with the Turks in which we acknowledge obliquely that something horrific happened in 1915 but never quite say what that horrific thing was or who might have been responsible. Watch the clip below of Bush going so far as to call on Congress to oppose a resolution recognizing the genocide in Armenia in the interest of keeping Turkey a more or less team player on Iraq. Again: Understandable from a bottom-line perspective on U.S. interests abroad. But still awful.

In keeping with the rest of his foreign policy, Obama talked a good game on this issue at Bush’s expense before he was elected and then wasted no time in following his predecessor’s lead. Jake Tapper:

“America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides,” he said. “I intend to be that president.” In a January 2008 letter to the Armenian Reporter, Mr. Obama said he shared “with Armenian Americans — so many of whom are descended from genocide survivors — a principled commitment to commemorating and ending genocide. That starts with acknowledging the tragic instances of genocide in world history.”

In a statement, Ken Hachikian, the chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America said, “President Obama today completed his surrender to Turkey, shamefully outsourcing U.S. human rights policy to a foreign state, and tightening Ankara’s gag on American recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The President’s capitulation to Turkey – on this, the last April 24th of his term – represents the very opposite of the principled and honest change he promised to Armenian Americans and to all the citizens of our nation. President Obama’s pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide stands today as a stark lie, a painful promise etched on the hearts of all who had hoped and worked for change, but who, today, have been betrayed by a politician who failed to live up to his own words.”…

The president in his statement today said “I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915. My view of that history has not changed. A full, frank, and just acknowledgement of the facts is in all of our interests. Moving forward with the future cannot be done without reckoning with the facts of the past. …Some individuals have already taken this courageous step forward. We applaud those Armenians and Turks who have taken this path, and we hope that many more will choose it, with the support of their governments, as well as mine.”

Obama went so far as to write a letter of protest to Condi Rice in 2006 when the U.S. ambassador to Turkey dared to use the word “genocide” to describe what was in fact a genocide. Hitchens, a longtime critic of Turkish denialism about Armenia, praised him for it in a piece written in April 2009 and hoped that The One wouldn’t back down once in office. Three years later, here we are, with O willing to go no further than referencing his previously stated view of what happened in 1915 without elaborating. (Watch the first clip below from January 2008. He wasn’t always so shy about using the G-word.) As I say, though, I doubt Romney will be any different: Turkey is crucially important right now as an ally with respect to Syria and as a potentially moderating influence on the new Islamist regimes in the Middle East. If you alienate them, you’re weakening your hand in the region at a moment when things are even nuttier and less stable than usual. Orwellian semantics goes a long way in this case. Awful, but there it is.

As a little bonus, I’ve added a short take of Hitch on Armenia as a counterpoint to Bush and Obama. Exit question: If candidate Obama was supposedly such a bulwark against genocide, how do we explain this?


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Instead, we got a Precedent!

bluemarlin on April 24, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Isnt’ Armenia near the Maldives?

SouthernGent on April 24, 2012 at 9:11 PM

soros puppet….

crosshugger on April 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

He sure is a tough guy when it comes to insulting and belittling Americans. Not so much with other countries. Except for our allies.

arnold ziffel on April 24, 2012 at 9:16 PM

“America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides.”

Obama: Voting Present

From my piece Norway: A Tolerant, Inclusive, Diverse, Multicultural Society For Everyone…Except Jews

“It’s not possible for a Muslim to commit genocide.”

- Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir

I wonder if Norwegian schoolchildren are taught about Sudan’s genocide or what Atatürk did to millions or Armenians? The answer to the former isn’t clear, but if Norwegian schools teach the same position held by the Labour government and its partner, the Socialist Left Party, then the answer is apparently, “No!”

“There is no legal evidence that the 1915 events in the Ottoman Empire were “genocide.”

- Kjetil Elsebutangen, Norwegian Foreign Ministry

In fact, the very word “genocide” was not coined to describe what Hitler did to Jews, Poles, and Gypsies, etc., in World War II. It was coined by Raphael Lemkinin, a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, in 1943 to describe what the Ottoman Turks and, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s forces in particular, perpetrated against the Armenian people during World War I, now called the Armenian Genocide. Yet, the Muslims in Turkey, who were “incapable of committing genocide,” didn’t just kill millions of Armenians either. They killed Greeks (500,000) and Assyrians (750,000), too.

Then, there were the forced deportations involving death marches, starvation in labour camps, concentration camps, etc. – were referred to as “white massacres” – which caused untold number of indirect deaths.

Most people have heard about the Kraków Ghetto and Amon Göth’s cleansing of the ghetto on 13 March 1943 as the Jews were herded off to the Płaszów concentration camp, but many have never heard of the Great Fire of Smyrna. Hundreds of thousands of Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians had been herded into “Infidel Smyrna” (Gavur Izmir). In September 1922, however, Kemal’s forces occupied the town. They sealed off the Armenian quarter and began systematically butchering the 25,000 inhabitants. They set fire to it to incinerate any survivors, according to Niall Ferguson and other historians with some putting the death toll at over 100,000.

Renowned Turkish journalist and author, Falih Rifki Atay, was quoted at the time as lamenting that the Turkish army had burnt Smyrna to the ground. He said:

“As why were we burning down Izmir? Were we afraid that if waterfront konaks, hotels and taverns stayed in place, we would never be able to get rid of the minorities? When the Armenians were being deported in the First World War, we had burned down all the habitable districts and neighbourhoods in Anatolian towns and cities with this very same fear. This does not solely derive from an urge for destruction. There is also some feeling of inferiority in it. It was as if anywhere that resembled Europe was destined to remain Christian and foreign and to be denied to us.

If there were another war and we were defeated, would it be sufficient guarantee of preserving the Turkishness of the city if we had left Izmir as a devastated expanse of vacant lots? Were it not for Nureddin Pasha, whom I know to be a dyed-in-the-wool fanatic and rabble-rouser, I do not think this tragedy would have gone to the bitter end.”

So, not only are Muslims capable of “genocide,” the very word was coined to describe the ethnic cleansing carried out by and genocidal actions of Muslims.

Unlike the United States and its neighbour, Sweden, Norway refuses to recognise the Armenian Genocide. Appeasement? Indifference? Skepticism? Honest disagreement?”

I guess I might have to move America down to Norway level, thanks to O.

Resist We Much on April 24, 2012 at 9:17 PM

The horrors committed against the Armenians goes back before 1915.

Screw Turkey. Screw Islam.

mankai on April 24, 2012 at 9:21 PM

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA LOVES HIMSELF SOME OF THAT RAYCIP ERDOGAN.

reliapundit on April 24, 2012 at 9:22 PM

The doggie-muncher denies islamic genocide ? Whudathunk ?

burrata on April 24, 2012 at 9:24 PM

But he sure set the UK straight when he sent that Churchill statue back…

d1carter on April 24, 2012 at 9:25 PM

If the US government can’t acknowledge the human suffering of the Palestinians and the Israeli concentration camp that’s Gaza, out of political reasons. Why not do the same with the Armenians. In my opinion Turkey is more valuable to the US than the State of Israel will ever be. US interest first, human rights second. That was always the case and it will always remain so.

Salahuddin on April 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Could he be the first Anti-American American President?

if so, America’s chickens have come home to woost.

God help us survive the clucking.

PappyD61 on April 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

If only the Armenians were named Treyvon…

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Understandable from a bottom-line perspective on U.S. interests abroad. But still awful.

What is US interest in Turkey now ?
I am asking about US interest , NOT Hussein’s interest .

burrata on April 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

To be fair to W, he referred to it as genocidal in his last April radio address before leaving office.

All the neocons wanted it recognized, but the Turks wigged the F about Iraq, which was not expected. W had a chance right after 9/11. Kristol and a few others nudged for that, but IIRC, State, i.e Powell, put the kibosh on it.

…and whoever wins this time is going to have to for the 100th anniversary. The Turks knows it. When Sarko threw down the gauntlet, they saw the writing on the wall. What the Turks have been more afraid of than anything is reparations, and a right of return for burial.

When Russia, Syria, Iran and now Iraq call it genocide, and we don’t…

…What disgusts me the most about Barry, is he had the nerve to appoint Samantha Power to a Genocide Board today, and she made her name on documenting what happened in 1915. In ’08, she ran around, telling all the Armo communities Barry will pass recognition. And when he didn’t she was the first apologist. Now, she’s ducked tail and run, because she’s a Soros flunky and Barry’s ex-Havahd girlfriend.

I bantered with Hitch about this several times. Very hard to watch that clip.

Thanks for the post, Allah.

budfox on April 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

PBHO likes Turkey almost as much as he likes dog.

Bishop on April 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

What is US interest in Turkey now ?
I am asking about US interest , NOT Hussein’s interest .

burrata on April 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I get your point of difference, You’re right that policy conflates the issue. But, I can assure you no Armo would want a few thousand dead because the Turks went apeshit over legislation and refused to play middleman with Iran.

The other problem is Armenia is landlocked and totally dependent on Iran and Russia. France and the US are trying to pressure Turkey into granting them access to the Black Sea, but it’s all predicated on other outcomes.

budfox on April 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

If the US government can’t acknowledge the human suffering of the Palestinians and the Israeli concentration camp that’s Gaza, out of political reasons. Why not do the same with the Armenians. In my opinion Turkey is more valuable to the US than the State of Israel will ever be. US interest first, human rights second. That was always the case and it will always remain so.

Salahuddin on April 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

And on cue…

Hey, genius – the Turks fucked us over when we went into Iraq. The Turks closed airspace at the last moment, which help create the Triangle of Death in the North by allowing Saddam forces and jihadi’s to have a secure area behind them.

If they didn’t do that, you could have shaved two years off the Iraq war, and Christ only knows how many lives.

So, no, Turkey is nowhere near as important as Israel.

Hell, the Turks initiate half the rumors and lies about US mid-east policies.

budfox on April 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

The other problem is Armenia is landlocked and totally dependent on Iran and Russia. France and the US are trying to pressure Turkey into granting them access to the Black Sea, but it’s all predicated on other outcomes.

budfox on April 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I think Hussein’s interest in Turkey and the Cardigan is limited to the use of Turkish land and leadership to launch ” flotillas” to supply arms against Israelis,
a war led by Ayers and Code Pink on behalf of Hussein .

burrata on April 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

He sure is a tough guy when it comes to insulting and belittling Americans. Not so much with other countries. Except for our allies.

arnold ziffel on April 24, 2012 at 9:16 PM

^this^

If only the Armenians were named Treyvon…

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

and ^this^

God help us if O-Bow-Ma is re-elected.

GrannyDee on April 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

They don’t call him “Present”…for nothing!

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Turkey is not an ally and is not helping against Syria.

The Armenian genocide was Hitler’s model for the Holocaust.

He figured that since no one did anything to stop it when the Turkish Muslims performed it against the Armenians, no one would bother to stop it when he did the same thing to the Jews of Europe.

He was more right than people still acknowledge.

No one stopped the Holocaust, per se, it simply ended when Germany was defeated… for other reasons.

Turkey is becoming a retrograde Islamic state.

To them, genocide against infidels is a good thing.

They just prefer to lie about it for tactical reasons.

Taqiyya, or religiously-sanctified deception to further the faith, is an Islamic “right”.

Failure to confront this is the Great Lie, the Grand Self-Delusion, infesting the West.

profitsbeard on April 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Everyone understands why

I don’t f**king understand, or for that matter, care why. Do we deny the Jewish Holocaust even though we’re allied with Germany now? The cowardice about the fact that Turkey created a model for Hitler is appalling.

MadisonConservative on April 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Turkey is crucially important right now as an ally with respect to Syria and as a potentially moderating influence on the new Islamist regimes in the Middle East. If you alienate them, you’re weakening your hand in the region at a moment when things are even nuttier and less stable than usual.

Yeah, I’m cutting Turkey extra slack because they are our last chance to win the hearts and minds of Islam. I just feel it in my heart that we can trust these Muslims this time. Any important elections coming up in Turkey that we should ixnay the Pedophilophobia H8 speak?

Here is a tip for American Presidents…..Take shorter licks if it tastes crappy while loving ‘Slum scro.

BL@KBIRD on April 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

To borrow the Bush-era liberal line on invading Africa instead of Iraq: it’s vital that the United States make noise about the Armenian Genocide because we have no strategic interest in doing so, and therefore it would be good.

HitNRun on April 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

There go those foreign entanglements again.

Dante on April 24, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Everyone understands why?? i don’t.

Sachiko on April 24, 2012 at 10:13 PM

If the US government can’t acknowledge the human suffering of the Palestinians and the Israeli concentration camp that’s Gaza,
Salahuddin on April 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

We got a Jew Hatin Jackal just oozed out of some toilet.

Howdy Aiki, Allahbo Snotbar? Sorry bout all the HoMohamedphobia that’s about. How do you live with the devil inside you?

BL@KBIRD on April 24, 2012 at 10:14 PM

If the US government can’t acknowledge the human suffering of the Palestinians and the Israeli concentration camp that’s Gaza, out of political reasons.

Salahuddin on April 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Israel doesn’t control Gaza.

Dante on April 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM

If the US government can’t acknowledge the human suffering of the Palestinians and the Israeli concentration camp that’s Gaza, out of political reasons.

Salahuddin on April 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

That statement generously assumed that there are humans in Gaza. I mean, besides the Israeli soldiers.

Archivarix on April 24, 2012 at 10:32 PM

PRESENT!

GarandFan on April 24, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Do we deny the Jewish Holocaust even though we’re allied with Germany now? The cowardice about the fact that Turkey created a model for Hitler is appalling.

MadisonConservative on April 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Well said. Read Franz Werfel’s 1934 novel about the Armenian genocide, Forty Days of Musa Dagh (Godine, 2012), and be stunned at how it foreshadows the Nazi Holocaust. Hitler burned the book.

Hollywood has tried to turn it into a movie several times (its scope and drama were worthy of a Lean or Preminger), only to be dissuaded by the Turkish government and a complicit U.S. State Department. It probably can’t be understated how important Turkey’s successful pressuring of Louis B. Mayer to shut down an MGM film production in 1935 was to the government’s insistence that other governments go along with its “it never happened” denial campaign.

de rigueur on April 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Israel doesn’t control Gaza.

Dante on April 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM

It does.
In the State of Dementia islamic morons live in.

burrata on April 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Hussein will never condemn the derka derka crowd.

wildcat72 on April 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM

This is what happens when pragmatism, when politics and diplomacy win out; when you get into political bed with powers who really don’t care one whit about us or their own people.

At some point, if you’re a world power, you gotta be the strong horse you claim to be and stand for some principles, even if that offends some supposed friends, even if that comes across as thumbing your nose.

Call a spade a spade. Turks murdered Armenians.

Logus on April 24, 2012 at 11:47 PM

This from someone who grew up in Glendale. I’m really sick of hearing about the Armenian Genocide–I haven’t seen anything to establish that it happened and everything I’ve heard seems to be coming out of a war–how does a defeat become a genocide? It is not comparable to what happened with the Jews in Nazi Germany.

JackofNoTrades on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM

I haven’t seen anything to establish that it happened and everything I’ve heard seems to be coming out of a war–how does a defeat become a genocide?

stunningly ignorant bit of dhimmitude. no different than the lying or ill informed slime that denies the Holocaust. proves hitler’s point- the point that set him and his socialist scum bags off on their little murder spree- no one remembers the armenian genocide so let’s have at the jews , our opponents, and other inferiors. no one will care and we’ll get away with it.there will always be tools who see things are way to provide cover- even 100 years on.

people love to opine about ‘never again’ and other self righteous rot but they’re more than willing to participate in denial if it suits their political purposes in the here and now. that’s why genocide is currently raging in africa- it’s by muslims so it’s not ‘real’ genocide-genocide. it’s merely acceptable loses caused by defeat in a war.

when a civilian population who are not muslims but christians and pagans are specifically targeted because they are not muslim- that’s not called ‘ defeat in war’. it’s recognized by righteous and, frankly, sane people who value justice and the rule of law as genocide. the turks continued to target specifically civilian law abiding citizen greeks- who had been a presence in these lands since before alexander the great -well after WW2.

remember smyrna because there will also be malignant apologists with an agenda who try to force everyone to forget.

mittens on April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

JackofNoTrades on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM

By that metric, what happened in the former Yugoslavia wasn’t genocide either.

Ask a Bosnian Muslim if genocide wasn’t instituted against their people.

A genocide is wanton slaughter of people of a particular group chosen by the perpetrators for whatever reason.

But even if genocide isn’t the best term to use, it’s still ethnic cleansing. Parsing words, semantics doesn’t change what was done or why it was done.

And beneath it all, Turkey wants to sweep it all under the rug, cajoling everyone to go along with it.

Logus on April 25, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Don’t worry; all the Kardashians will still vote for him, no matter what he says or doesn’t say.

AZCoyote on April 25, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Scroll to the bottom of this page:

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2011/07/norway-tolerant-inclusive-diverse_778.html

You will see the flag of the Turkish group that sponsors the Gaza flotillas. Why, yes! That is a Nazi swastika that you see!

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Salahuddin on April 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Propaganda something Turks are really very persistent at.

Dr Evil on April 25, 2012 at 8:47 AM

For all the excesses, we are a greater nation for acknowledging crimes we committed or merely may have.

Whether it was Wounded Knee or May Lai or Sandford, Florida.

Christ would love you guys.

IlikedAUH2O on April 25, 2012 at 8:48 AM

is there a reason turkey is so sensitive about this? it’s not like we tiptoe around germany with regards to WWII. heck, we committed a borderline genocide on the native americans which we acknowledge in high school history classes.

wilkeson on April 25, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Everyone understands why

I guess I’m old fashioned. I believe you speak the truth and let whatever is going to happen, happen.

jeffn21 on April 25, 2012 at 9:08 AM

I spend a lot of time in Turkey.
It is a country where words matter – a lot.
This is a country where until recently, it was illegal to allow a child to be given a Kurdish name.
The younger generation has few qualms about recognizing the truth of the Armenian genocide – so in time, it will be publicly acknowledged.
As a Turkish friend wryly noted – ‘give the government credit – at least they now have the position that genocide is a bad thing’.
Right now, officially, they will acknowledged ‘atrocities’.
I’ve seen and heard enough denials, equivocating, and hand-wringing here over the tragic history of Native Americans (more often than not from the con/right circles) to know that willful historical ignorance isn’t limited to the Turks.

verbaluce on April 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Pardon my ignorance on this one, but what happens if the US acknowledges that this was in fact a genocide? Does anything change?

Spiders from Mars on April 25, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Pardon my ignorance on this one, but what happens if the US acknowledges that this was in fact a genocide? Does anything change?

Spiders from Mars on April 25, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Yes, the Turkish government has made it clear things would change.
Despite comments here to the contrary, in relative terms – Turkey is an essential ally in that part of the worlds.
Obama may personally fully agree with the historical facts – but there is obviously enough concern within the State Dept. etc. to keep him from going out on a limb no predecessor has before.
I guess he takes advice from experts and knowledgeable people.
Sort of presidential of him.

verbaluce on April 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

is there a reason turkey is so sensitive about this?

The first is the Turkish government makes a distinction between Ottoman Empire and when Ataturk came to power. While I agree their is a difference, the wipeout occurred during the transition.

The people who ordered the cleansing were known as “The Young Turks”, hence the term and why Cenk Uygur is a bigger asshole the people realize.

I had no problem with that argument while the Turkish government didn’t embrace its Ottoman roots. But for the past decade, all Erdogan has done is move the country farther from Ataturk’s secularism and back into a quasi-Islamist state. If that’s his game, then he owns the Young Turks.

Another major factor was a variation on right of return. Iran, Syria and Iraq hold major populations whose parents or grandparents were run out Turkey. These people did want to go back. In fact, most of the elders simply wanted to be buried back home. Think of it as if the progs pushed us out of the US and into Canada or Mexico; You would never see yourself as a Canadian or Mexican.

So while the Turkish govt has lost in several courts across Europe and even in New York, they’ve been able to wait out the deaths of the originally displaced and are now waiting for their children, who are in the senior years, to pass on.

budfox on April 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Resist We Much on April 24, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Thank you. I am of Armenian descent and you put more education into one post than all the school systems and governments of the world combined. My antecedents, those that survived, fled the atrocities taking place in Turkey and Syria during that time. Armenians were also herded into the Syrian desert and into caves, where they were burned alive; those that survived the marches, massacres by the Kurds, infanticide and whatnot, that is. I did not know about the Norwegian position on the issue. I’m horrified, but not surprised. The western world kow-tows to Turkey because of it’s strategic geographical position (one it got at the expense of Armenians, I might add) relative to Russia and the Azeri oil fields. I seem to recall that the French recently passed a resolution acknowledging and condemning the Armenian genocide and that Turkey withdrew its ambassador as a result. Good for the French. We’ll never do it.

The Armenian population of this country is, and I say this as a member, stupid. They believed the garbage this man put forth regarding recognition of the Armenian genocide, actively campaigning and voting for him. I tried to tell them that it was all just lip service, but did my community members listen? Well, I guess I can say “I told you so”, though I hate to have to do so.

If the Armenian-Americans vote for this SCOAMF again, I wash my hands. No one seems to understand why this country won’t recognize the Armenian genocide, and why the American government thinks it can’t.

I guess the Armenians don’t have enough money to effectively lobby on this issue, though truth to tell, it’s not up there on my reasons to vote for ABO in November.

totherightofthem on April 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM

verbaluce on April 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Yeah, right. Sure. Pardon me, if, as an Armenian-American, I find your naivete appalling. This country, as you correctly pointed out, cannot recognize the Armenian genocide for fear of pissing Turkey off. What you are spouting is the same propaganda I’ve been hearing from Turkish Americans and Turks themselves for the past 50 years. I’m not buying it. As long as Turkey can hold its strategic position over our heads and over Israel’s head it won’t acknowledge what was done. That ain’t gonna change. Period. End of story.

And, as to the treatment of Native Americans, what has that got to do with this topic? Nice strawman you brought up.

totherightofthem on April 25, 2012 at 10:31 AM

JackofNoTrades on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Try reading historical accounts sometime. It’s all there in black and white. Ever heard the comment, attributed to Hitler when planning the “final solution”? It goes, something like this, “Who, after all, remembers the Armenians?” And, Turkey was assisted by the German military during the genocide, though individual Germans were appalled. German missionaries wrote extensively about the Armenian genocide (eyewitness accounts) and aided Armenian refugees. The British ambassador wrote about the genocide, yet you persist in denial. Are you Turkish? If not, you are nothing but a bigoted, ignorant fool.

totherightofthem on April 25, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Isnt’ Armenia near the Maldives?

SouthernGent on April 24, 2012 at 9:11 PM

No, the Malvinas are near Turkey. Duh.

cicerone on April 25, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Well, You just don’t understand.

Genocide commited by sub-human savage islamists against Christians is not genocide. It’s a religeous imperative that our commander in chief is in full support of…

……Now you know……..

Kuffar on April 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

“Armenian genocide? Never heard of it.” – Charlie Gibson

Bill Brasky on April 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Salahuddin:

If the US government can’t acknowledge the human suffering of the Palestinians and the Israeli concentration camp that’s Gaza

Nobody disputes the misery of the Palestinians. What we dispute is the cause of that misery. You blame Israel for defending itself, I blame the Palestinians for embracing a death cult of perpetual war against a stronger and more humane opponent.

sandberg on April 25, 2012 at 3:50 PM