Skip to comments.House Panel Approves Armenian Genocide Resolution (Turkey withdraws US Ambassador)
Posted on 03/04/2010 2:15:10 PM PST by Gabrial
A congressional panel approved a resolution Thursday declaring the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians genocide over protests by Turkey, a NATO ally that is crucial to U.S. interests in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Minutes after the vote, Turkey said it was recalling its ambassador from Washington.
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Good. This is the recognition of the genocide of a Christian People by Muslims, nothing wrong with that, should have happened sooner.
It would be nice if they would show half the enthusiasm about poking our real enemies in the eye.
“Turkey, a NATO ally”?
What, did I miss something?
Didn’t Turkey refuse to allow our troops to go into Iraq from Turkish terratory?
Didn’t that cost untold American military personnel lives.
That is an alley?
HOrse poop is what Turkey is.
I think Turkey did everything in their power to screw us before, during and after the Iraq War. If my memory is correct I believe Turkey demanded $32 billion from us for the use of their bases to launch an attack on Saddam.
Also, why just Turkey? To wit,
A congressional panel does something right. I expect the One will criticize them for this.
Did I miss something, or did this happen before I was born (and I’m 68!) This is rediculous, no wonder DC is a mess, why don’t we form a committee on Genghis Kahn’s atrocities and have a resolution or two, that might take up 6 months of congressional pay, huh? It would give this DO NOTHING congress something to do! These people are SICK!!!! And I am SICK of PAYING FOR THEM!!!
“HOrse poop is what Turkey is.”
On April 27, 2007, in advance of the November 4, 2007 presidential election, and in reaction to the politics of Abdullah Gül, who has a past record of involvement in Islamist political movements and banned Islamist parties such as the Welfare Party, the army issued a statement of its interests. It said that the army is a party to “arguments” regarding secularism; that Islamism ran counter to the secular nature of the Turkish Republic, and to the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The Army’s statement ended with a clear warning that the Turkish Armed Forces stood ready to intervene if the secular nature of the Turkish Constitution is compromised, stating that “the Turkish Armed Forces maintain their sound determination to carry out their duties stemming from laws to protect the unchangeable characteristics of the Republic of Turkey. Their loyalty to this determination is absolute
Pull your head out Joe.
Yeah fist guy,
Is this only one of the many arrested in turkeys military for supporting secularism here in the last week?
Yes, and no.
A congressional panel did this at the whim of the president. He has now managed to piss off the UK, France, Japan and Turkey. See a pattern here?
Hey it’s just a resolution stating facts that have been covered up for far too long.
WWI has many parallels to what happened in WWII. Genocide was committed during this period.
Go figure out how many military coups Turkey has had since Atatürk. This is a finger in the eye of the Turks. Have you ever heard of Incerlic or Diyabakir? Pull you head out.
Another hamfisted move by this administration. Clueless.
Yes, in and around 1915. Estimates are 1.5M Christian Armenians killed in ethnic cleansing by Ottoman (Muslim) Turks.
Turkey claims it was more of a civil war and not genocide.
However many of the mass killings were of women and children and quite systematic.
Many think Hitler adopted techniques from the Turks on how to kill massive numbers of people efficiently.
It is interesting Obama was against this resolution because he did not want to upset the Turks.
If Turkey becomes a full blown Islamic state, it could dramatically change the balance of power in the Middle East.
The timing of doing this now, however, is beyond me.
This comes up every year. This year however I’m sure Harry Reid has a hand in this thing making it through the Committee this year if you catch my drift...
Why should a modern secular, democratic government of Turkey dave two hoots and a holler about a resolution condemning the Ottoman regime?
That would be like the Russian government getting its knickers in a knot of a condemnation of Stalin’s pogroms.
What was the purpose of this? It does nothing to change history or does nothing about real genocide today. Why would we want to lash out against a relative (weak) ally in a region where there are avowed enemies? Why further weaken a relationship with a country when we may need to bomb Iran or Syria? This Administration has been one of the worst in history with international relations. Really ironic considering all the crap that Bush caught.