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To: baysider
I lived in Ankara about one year.

I know that the Ottoman Empire did in fact do those horrible things. But I do not choose to refer to it as genocide -- so would you have me punished for that? I asked this question up in reply #20. You want me to be arrested, jailed, fined? Called names?

Some say that Europeans committed genocide on the Indians in America. The UN definition of genocide includes expelling people as well as killing them. So we committed genocide or did we do terrible things -- either way it is just as terrible without calling it genocide.

There are Kurd and German connections to the mass killings not just Ottoman Turks. What about them?

There were also hundreds of thousands of others killed as a result of W.W.I. Russia and Armenia were fighting Germany and the Ottoman Empire.

How many Armenians did the Bolsheviks kills when they forced Armenia into the U.S.S.R in 1918? Are those victims worth less than the victims of the Ottoman Empire?

Why are the Germans, the Kurds, the Communists being excused? It appears to me that they are. Maybe they did not kill as many but the dead were done just as wrong.

26 posted on 01/05/2012 5:37:40 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I really don’t care whether or not the French pass this contoversial law. I do care, however, that the government of Turkey continues to deny the genocide and mislead their young people. Far better, they should honor the memory of the victims of this tragedy.

Why teach the young generation in their schools that this was a result of WW I when this evil deed began against a peaceful Armenian population with no war on Turkish soil ?

Why not admit it and move on ? Probably because it would shake the foundations of the old Ataturk power structure .

We differ on this issue, but I send my best to you.


30 posted on 01/05/2012 6:27:10 PM PST by baysider
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