Skip to comments.Turkey warns of breakdown in ties with US
Posted on 03/05/2010 11:27:35 AM PST by pissant
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister is warning of a breakdown in ties with the U.S. after a congressional committee approved a resolution branding the World War I-era killing of Armenians genocide.
Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday the Obama administration had not sufficiently put its weight behind efforts to block the vote. He called on the administration to prevent the measure from coming to the full House.
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That’s because the US has 2 of the most brillian, charismatic leaders running foreign policy — Obamam and Hillary. What a team! sarc/off!
where’s the “Oh jeez not this SH1t again” graphic
Earning the respect of the world back! (another 0bama campaign lie)
I agree it was genocide, but I think the point has been adequately made. No need to piss off our shaky ally any further.
Lawrence of Arabia kicked the really bad guys asses. Why now do we need to kick the new guys asses?
Guilt is earned, not inherited.
They’ve threatened this for YEARS over any recognition that it was indeed a GENOCIDE against the Armenians after WWI. They were driven from their homes, men & boys slaughtered, women & girls raped and forced to go on a death march through the desert. Because the world did nothing in response at the time, it could be said to be the pre-cursor to the WWII genocide against the Jews. Previous administrations have backed down before the Turkish threats. I for one would like us to force Turkey to acknowledge what it did. (I’m not Armenian by the way but I’ve read survivor accounts.)
They don’t mind having done it, the Turks just don’t like being reminded of it publicly. That looks bad.
Turkey as been a lost cause for many years now. It is becoming more Islamic by the day.
The Turks should just explain that it wasn’t genocide, it was jihad.
Actually, what is really hurt now is the potential reconciliation and rapprochement between Armenia and Turkey.
The border was due to be opened, and virtually landlocked Armenia would vastly benefited from the commerce that would take place through the border.
In fact, Armenia was dead set against this US measure, knowing that it would put the kibosh on trade prospects with Turkey.
In this case, the Armenian Diaspora succeeded in shooting their erstwhile countrymen in the foot, or feet.
What incentive would the Turks have to cooperate with America on Iran, Afghanistan and a myriad of other issues.
The Turks don’t deny doing it. Their position is simply that the Armenians deserved it.
Good point, and I agree with you.
I want everyone to read this again, carefully...
You DO realize what this is, right?
This is the first news story since "The (n)One" became president where something that happened is NOT, I repeat...NOT Bush's fault...
Somewhere, a reporter is now looking for a new job....
Rush said he hoped he would fail ... he sure did, didn’t he?
Both Turkey and the Armenian-American community need to adjust their attitudes, IMO.
Turkey should admit that what happened 95 years ago during WWI was an abomination, regardless of whether the deaths largely occurred due to outright murder or due to forced relocations. People ended up dead by the hundreds of thousands, at Turkish hands, for being Armenian. (I do tend to agree that “genocide” is a fair label.)
The Armenian-American community, for its part, should not still make the LABEL to be applied its near-exclusive political issue. They should understand that Turkey is hugely important strategic ally in the here and now. It’s not worth losing that over the LABEL to be applied to the inexcusable killings c. 1915.
Next week’s headline.
A Turkish Parliamentary Committee has passed a resolution condemning the Genocide of the Native American population by Americans.
And so has she! How long did Hillary stay in Chile the other day? About an hour? I want a re-set button on this whole administration. Please — back to January 19, 2009.
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