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  • Amal Clooney's latest case: Why Turkey won't talk about the Armenian genocide

    01/29/2015 11:40:09 AM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Raziye Akkoc
    The human rights lawyer represents Armenia in the ECHR - but what happened in 1915 when up to 1.5m Armenians were killed, and why do Turks deny it was a genocide? Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer, has taken on another controversial case - the Armenian genocide. Mrs Clooney is part of a team representing Armenia in a case she opens on Wednesday in which a Turkish politician was convicted by Switzerland for denying the genocide in 1915 ever took place. Doğu Perinçek, chairman of the Turkish Workers' Party, described the genocide of up to 1.5 million Armenians - a...
  • ISIS Dynamites Church Memorializing Victims of Armenian Genocide

    09/23/2014 9:17:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 23, 2014 | Lauretta Brown
    An Armenian Apostolic church constructed in memory of the victims of the 20th century Armenian genocide was rigged and dynamited on Sunday by forces loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS), according to reports from Syrias government news agency. The Armenian Holy Martyrs Church in Der Zor, located in the Syrian desert 280 miles northeast of Damascus, was constructed in memory of the victims of the 1916 Armenian genocide and consecrated in 1991. The site was chosen because Der Zor is believed to have housed death camps in which an estimated 150,000 to 400,000 Armenians were...
  • ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

    09/22/2014 6:39:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    DER ZOR, Syria (A.W.)The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) destroyed the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, news agencies in the Middle East reported. The reports surfaced as Armenia was celebrating the 23rd anniversary of its independence on Sept. 21. Armenias Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian issued a statement condemning the destruction of the church, which housed the remains of victims of the Armenian Genocide, calling it a horrible barbarity. Nalbandian called upon the international community to cut the Islamic States sources of supply, support, and financing, and eradicate what it referred to as a disease that threatened civilized...
  • Pope Will Mark 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

    08/22/2014 6:25:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass next August to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, an Argentine cardinal has revealed. Speaking at the Armenian Catholic cathedral in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Mario Poli said that the Pontiff will celebrate the commemorative Mass in St. Peters basilica. The date for the Mass has not yet been announced.
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has Surpassed What Hitler Did To Them

    07/25/2014 1:31:17 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 62 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Friday, July 25, 2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.” Speaking at a political re-election rally in the Turkish city of Ordu, Turkey’s prime minister said that Israel has “surpassed what Hitler did to them” and declared the country a “terrorist state.” “[Israelis] have no conscience, no honor, no pride. Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism,” said Erdoğan. He accused Israel of rejecting ceasefires that Hamas has proposed and “spitting death, spitting blood.” Erdogan reiterated his opposition to Israel’s...
  • Erdogan launches new attack on Israel with Hitler comparison

    07/19/2014 3:08:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | 7/19/2014
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday launched a fresh virulent attack against Israel over its actions in Gaza, comparing the mentality of some in the Jewish state to Adolf Hitler. Erdogan, who portrays himself as the global Muslim leader who speaks up for Palestinian rights, has intensified his rhetoric against Israel over its actions in Gaza, ahead of an August 10 presidential election in Turkey. "(Israelis) have no conscience, no honour, no pride. They curse Hitler day and night, but they have surpassed Hitler in barbarism," Erdogan told supporters at a campaign rally in the Black Sea city...
  • ANCA: Obama Once Again Retreats From His Promise to Recognize Armenian Genocide

    04/29/2014 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 28, 2014 - 5:44 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    President Barack Obama has once again broken his promise and retreated from officially recognizing the genocide of 1.4 million Armenians by the Turkish government in 1915-18 on this years April 24 Armenian Remembrance Day, said the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). While we do note that the president chose to join in todays national remembrance, we remain profoundly disappointed that he has, once again, retreated from his own promises and fallen short of the principled stand taken by previous presidents, said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian in an April 24 press release. Its a sad spectacle to see our...
  • USC holds Armenian genocide awareness event

    04/25/2014 8:05:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Trojan ^ | 4 - 24 - 2014 | Macaul Hodge
    the genocide officially began on April 24, 1915, when over 200 Armenian community leaders were apprehended and later executed in Turkey during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Over the next eight years, approximately one and a half million Armenians were killed. The political party in power in Turkey during this time, commonly referred to as the Young Turks, carried out the killings. ... Haig Aintablian, president of the Armenian Students Association, spoke about his personal experience with the genocide, in which some of his family were victims. My [great-grandmother] was personally in the Armenian Genocide, Aintablian said. I heard...
  • Armenian Genocide: 99 Years of Remembrance

    04/25/2014 7:58:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    la fox ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Araksya Karapetyan
    Wednesday April 24th marks the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. That day also marks another year thats gone by where the Turkish government has not recognized the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians as a genocide. ... The Armenian Genocide was one of the most compelling human rights crises of World War I. Many historians talk about how what happened in 1915 perhaps helped inspire Adolf Hitler, three decades later, to carry out the atrocities of World War II. In a speech where Hitler was preparing to invade Poland, he is quoted saying: Who, after all, speaks of the annihilation...
  • Armenian politicians confident that Turkey will recognize Genocide ( by Muslims )

    04/24/2014 10:59:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    PanARMENIAN ^ | April 24, 2014
    Turkey will have to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide sooner or later, deputy foreign minister Shavarsh Kocharyan said after his visit to Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial ... Parliament speaker Eduard Sharmazanov named the international recognition of the Genocide among key priorities in Armenia's foreign policy. "Unless the international community recognizes and condemns this crime against humanity, they'll always be a risk of repetition of such atrocities in future," .. He further slammed Turkey's denialist policy and urged Ankara to follow Germany's suit in apologizing to Jewish people and recognizing the Holocaust.
  • Turkeys New Jihad on Christian Armenians

    03/27/2014 4:04:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 3/27/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Far from being repentant of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again targeting Armenians; is again causing their death and dislocation.In the early morning hours of March 21, al-Qaeda linked Islamic jihadis crossed into Syrian territory from the Turkish border and launched a jihad on the Christian/Armenian town of Kessab. Among other thing, Snipers targeted the civilian population and launched mortar attacks on the town and the surrounding villages. Reportedly eighty people were killed.The jihadis later made a video touring the devastated town; no translation is needed, as the main phrase shouted throughout is...
  • Ethnic tensions flare over governors judicial nominee

    11/21/2013 2:13:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 36 replies ^ | November 21, 2013 | Michael Levenson
    Tears were shed and Hitler was quoted on Wednesday, as ethnic tensions erupted at the State House and threatened to derail Governor Deval Patricks nominee for a seat on the Superior Court. The charged struggle centers around the leadership role that the nominee, Joseph S. Berman, has played in the Anti-Defamation League, a national organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination. Bermans nomination stirred opposition because, for years, the organization refused to label as genocide the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1923, a stance that angered the Armenian community. But in 2007, the...
  • Armenian Church Irritates Turkey with Plans to Canonize Genocide Victims

    10/13/2013 6:13:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The canonization ceremony should take place in 2015, a century after the massacre of 1,5 million Christians which was never recognised by the Turkish government In a move that has surprised Turkey, the Armenian Church is going to proceed with the canonization of the victims of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Turkish State in 1915, using Kurdish labourers for the massacres. The scientifically perpetrated genocide by, is described by the Turkish historian Taner Akcam as "A shameful act" (the title of his book ) . But the Ankara government has never recognized it and rejects the definition of "genocide,...
  • [Obama's] State Dept.'s Disgraceful Censorship of Report Blacklisting Turkey [Racist article 301]

    04/27/2012 1:48:24 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    Cyprus Armenians ^ | Marc 27, 2012 | Harut Sassounian
    State Dept.'s Disgraceful Censorship of Report Blacklisting Turkey By Harut Sassounian March 27, 2012 Each passing day brings new revelations of the Obama administration's shameful schemes to cover up Turkish misconduct. The latest scandal involves the State Department's covert attempt to alter the contents of a report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), condemning the Turkish government's violations of the religious rights of Christian minorities. USCIRF is an independent bipartisan federal agency established by the U.S. Congress to make "recommendations unburdened by foreign policy considerations other than the defense of religious freedom," according to a Commission member....
  • 93 Years of Silence: Armenian Chrstian Genocide Remembrance Day

    04/24/2008 6:25:47 AM PDT · by eleni121 · 41 replies · 164+ views
    April 24.NET ^ | 4/24/08 | staff
    This year commemorates the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. In 1915, the ottoman empire under the auspices of the young turks carried out the first genocide of the 20th century and set a precedent for all future genocides. One and a half million Armenians were systematically massacred as they were evicted from their homes onto the merciless deserts of eastern turkey and into the darkness of the Black Sea.
  • Turkey blames US Jews for genocide bill

    10/24/2007 11:42:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 49 replies · 45+ views
    JTA /Jerusalem Post ^ | YIGAL SCHLEIFER
    When a US Congressional committee approved a resolution recognizing the World War I-era massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide, Turkey's reaction was swift and harsh: Blame the Jews. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AP In an interview with the liberal Islamic Zaman newspaper on the eve of the resolution's approval October 10 by the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said he had told American Jewish leaders that a genocide bill would strengthen the public perception in Turkey that "Armenian and Jewish lobbies unite forces against Turks." Babacan added, "We...
  • Congress' New Role: Undermining U.S. Foreign Policy

    10/18/2007 4:08:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 39+ views ^ | October 18, 2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The president establishes American foreign policy and is commander in chief. At least that’s what the Constitution states. Then Congress oversees the president’s policies by either granting or withholding money to carry them out — in addition to approving treaties and authorizing war. Apparently, the founding fathers were worried about dozens of renegade congressional leaders and committees speaking on behalf of the United States and opportunistically freelancing with foreign leaders. In our past, self-appointed moralists — from Charles Lindbergh and Joe Kennedy to Jimmy Carter and Jesse Jackson — have, from time to time, tried to engage in diplomacy directly...
  • Playing Politics With Genocide @ExileStreet

    10/20/2007 1:43:29 PM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 5 replies · 60+ views
    ExileStreet ^ | 10/17/07 | Ralph Peters
    In the midst of the First World War, the Young Turks who had taken over the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against their Armenian subjects. At least a million Armenians were murdered - with nauseating cruelty - or died of abuse, heat, hunger and thirst. The only reason any survived was that the Turks lacked the administrative skills and technologies to kill everyone. Not every captive fit into the burning churches. On the death marches across Anatolia into the Syrian desert, guards ran out of bullets. And even sadists grew weary of bayoneting children and clubbing old men to death. [more@ExileStreet]
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cuts short visit to Armenia ("Unexpected developments in Iran")

    10/23/2007 2:24:30 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 116+ views
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cut short a visit to neighboring Armenia on Tuesday to return to Tehran, APA reports quoting Novosti-Armenia Agency. Armenian Parliament stated that Ahmadinejads decision was prompted by "unexpected developments in Iran". Mr. Ahmadinejad was due to visit the memorial of victims of what Teheran describes as genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915, visit mosque in Yerevan and address the national parliament. But none of them occurred. Armenian presidents spokesman Victor Sogomonyan stated that cutting visit short will not impact quality of the negotiations carried out between the two countries and implementation of...

    10/10/2007 2:57:39 PM PDT · by processing please hold · 128 replies · 1,973+ views
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    10/12/2007 7:00:44 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 33 replies · 905+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | October 12, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    A House committee voted to label the death of Armenians during WWI as genocide. Because these deaths were at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, the nation of Turkey is all but pleased with the vote. In fact, now the nation has ordered its ambassador in Washington to return to Turkey for "consultations." While they claim to not be withdrawing the ambassador permanently, it definitely has not helped relations with Turkey. Now you may wonder why in the world the U.S. House of Representatives, which can't even pass the budget bills that are needed to fund our federal operations, would...
  • PLAYING POLITICS WITH GENOCIDE--Dems " devious attempt to impede our war effort in Iraq"

    10/16/2007 8:13:03 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 39 replies · 35+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2007 | RALPH PETERS
    ... Make no mistake: I'm on the Armenian side in the court of history. ... ...It's not the wording - but the timing. Legislation similar to this has come up repeatedly in Congress, yet it's always been defeated - in 2000, because of pressure from the Clinton administration. But if the resolution passes the House and Senate now, the Turks plan to evict us from Incirlik airbase in southeastern Turkey, to halt our military over-flight privileges and to shut down the supply routes into northern Iraq. That's what the Democrats are aiming at. This resolution isn't about justice for the...
  • Turkeys Top General: "The US Shot Itself in the Foot"

    The US shot itself in the foot, commented the Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Büyükanıt after a US congressional vote branding the killing of Armenians in 1915-17 as genocide, Milliyet reported yesterday. In an interview with the daily, Büyükanıt said if the non-binding resolution that passed in a House committee last week was to be adopted in the House too, Turkish-US military ties would “never be the same again.” The general expressed the opinion that world parliaments had no business in judging history. He said, “The US is a very important ally of ours, but an ally does not...
  • Democrats split on genocide resolution

    10/16/2007 1:49:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 103 replies · 114+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2007 | Jim Snyder
    October 16, 2007 Democrats are split on the value of bringing a controversial Armenian genocide resolution to a floor vote. Five House Democrats plan to hold a news conference Wednesday to urge their leadership not to bring the resolution to the floor, although the measure passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week with strong Democratic support. Reps. Alcee Hastings of Florida, John Murtha of Pennsylvania, Robert Wexler of Florida and Steve Cohen and John Tanner, both of Tennessee, will participate in the news conference. They plan to urge House leadership to reconsider its decision to bring the Armenian genocide...
  • Name Calling: Turkey is Washington's purest test of realism v. idealism.

    04/25/2007 9:35:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 297+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 25 April 2007 | Christopher Beam
    In recent years, President Bush has had no trouble using the word "genocide"--first in reference to Saddam, then to the killings in Darfur. The word connotes a moral imperative to intervene, perhaps because of its reductio ad Hitlerum quality--how can you stand idly by during a genocide? But, when discussing the million-plus Armenians killed in Turkey between 1915 and 1923, President Bush, like President Clinton before him, has avoided the word entirely. That's because, unlike other questions of who killed whom that the United States has answered over last decades (Iraq, twice in the Balkans, Rwanda, Sudan), there is a...
  • Unfit for Command

    10/16/2007 10:09:34 AM PDT · by duckln · 10 replies · 45+ views ^ | 10/16/2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan8
    Observing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democratic House imperil a U.S.-Turkish alliance of 60 years -- by formally charging Turkey with genocide in a 1915 massacre of the Armenians -- the question comes to mind: Does this generation have the maturity to lead America? About the horrors visited on Armenians in 1915, that year of Turkish triumph over the Royal Navy in the Dardanelles, which led to the ouster of First Lord Winston Churchill, and of victory over the British-French-ANZAC invasion force on Gallipoli, there is no doubt. Between 1915 and 1923, as modern Turkey was being torn out of...
  • Grandstanding Has Consequences, Its amateur hour in Congress.

    10/15/2007 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Dane · 41 replies · 23+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 19.15.07 | Micahel Rubin
    October 15, 2007 11:45 AM Grandstanding Has Consequences Its amateur hour in Congress. By Michael Rubin Last week, a congressional committee passed a resolution condemning the Armenian genocide. There is no doubt that up to a million Armenians died during World War I, although historians still debate whether their deaths constitute deliberate genocide or are collateral casualties of war. House Democrats brought the resolution to a vote despite entreaties from the White House to postpone it. For Congress, though, the resolution was less about rectifying history than grandstanding. House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Tom Lantos (D., Cal.) called a vote....
  • An Egregiously Reckless Resolution

    10/15/2007 1:35:49 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 16 replies · 83+ views ^ | 10/15/07 | david limbaugh
    Why, now, of all possible critical moments, are congressional Democrats insisting on passing a resolution guaranteed to offend Turkey, our vital ally in the Iraq War, by denouncing the Ottoman Empire's century-old massacre of Armenians as a "genocide"? Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts have been warned that Turkey will be deeply offended by the move and may even take punitive action against us by withdrawing their permission for us to use Incirlik Air Base, through which well more than half of our air cargo passes in route to supply our troops in Iraq. Human Events editor Jed Babbin reports that...
  • The Nancy Pelosi Invasion

    10/17/2007 9:58:57 AM PDT · by jdm · 34 replies · 474+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | October 17, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Turkish Parliament authorized their government to invade northern Iraq any time during the next year in order to quell the terrorist attacks in the Kurdish regions of southern Turkey. The overwhelming vote to authorize the invasion demonstrates the declining influence of the US with its NATO partner and Middle East ally, a situation exacerbated by the Congressional effort to censure Turkey over a genocide from a century ago: The Turkish parliament Wednesday authorized cross-border military operations into northern Iraq to combat Kurdish separatist rebels as world leaders implored Turkey to delay any action. In the hours before the parliament...
  • Support Wanes in House for Genocide Vote [Turkey]

    10/16/2007 9:13:52 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 42 replies · 82+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/17/07 | Carl Hurlse
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 Worried about antagonizing Turkish leaders, House members from both parties have begun to withdraw their support from a resolution backed by the Democratic leadership that would condemn as genocide the mass killings of Armenians nearly a century ago. Almost a dozen lawmakers had shifted against the measure in a 24-hour period ending Tuesday night, accelerating a sudden exodus that has cast deep doubt over the measures prospects. Some made clear that they were heeding warnings from the White House, which has called the measure dangerously provocative, and from the Turkish government, which has said House passage...
  • Secretary of State Pelosi (Soros Alert)

    10/16/2007 2:16:50 AM PDT · by The Raven · 17 replies · 201+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Oct 16, 2007 | editorial
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, famous for donning a head scarf earlier this year to commune for peace with the Syrians, has now concluded that this is the perfect moment to pass a Congressional resolution condemning Turkey for the Armenian genocide of 1915. Problem is, Turkey in 2007 has it within its power to damage the growing success of the U.S. effort in Iraq. We would like to assume this is not Speaker Pelosi's goal. ... If Nancy Pelosi and Tom Lantos want to take down U.S. policy in Iraq to tag George Bush with the failure, they should have the...
  • The Armenian Case

    10/17/2007 9:53:46 PM PDT · by jdm · 17 replies · 116+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | October 17, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Over the last few days, I have criticized Congress for inexplicably deciding to enrage a key ally in the war on terror -- the nation through which our lines of communication pass to our troops in Iraq -- for a genocide that occurred almost a century ago. Putting Congressional idiocy aside for a moment, the fact is that the Armenians did suffer a terrible genocide by the Ottomans during World War I. Perhaps the best thoughts on this event unsurprisingly come from one of my best friends in the blogosphere, King Banaian at SCSU Scholars: That said, I have not...
  • Democrats put heat on Pelosi over genocide bill

    10/18/2007 7:24:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies · 37+ views
    L.A.Times ^ | October 18, 2007 | Richard Simon
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came under increasing pressure from members of her Democratic caucus Wednesday not to bring a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian genocide to a vote. The San Francisco Democrat, who had promised to bring the long-debated resolution to the floor, sounded uncertain about its fate as support waned in the face of angry denunciations from Turkey and fears that the symbolic resolution could disrupt U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Whether it will come up or not, or what the action will be, remains to be seen," she said. The Bush administration and the Turkish government...
  • Support Wanes For Armenian Genocide Bill

    10/17/2007 6:33:18 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 19 replies · 60+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2007 | Elizabeth Williamson
    Chances for a U.S. resolution calling the mass killings of Armenians that began in 1915 genocide eroded dramatically last night, as sponsors dropped off in droves and senior Democrats urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to abandon her support. The number of lawmakers supporting the bill has slipped below a majority... Legislators cited those objections, along with warnings from the Turkish government and from Gen. David H. Petraeus...that the resolution would cause Turkey to scale back its assistance in the Iraq war... The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the nonbinding resolution on a 27 to 21 bipartisan vote last week,...
  • Pelosi Stumbling as House Leader

    10/21/2007 12:02:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies · 111+ views
    NewsMax ^ | October 21, 2007
    WASHINGTON -- Democrat Nancy Pelosi's pledge of a new direction took a detour when she fumbled an Armenian genocide resolution and raised questions about her leadership as the highest ranking member of the U.S. Congress. Pelosi, 67, speaker of the House of Representatives and next in line to the presidency after the vice president, swore she would push the controversial resolution to a vote, then blinked when some fellow Democrats withdrew their support in the face of furious reaction from Turkey. President George W. Bush warned the symbolic resolution to affirm the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as...
  • Dems Withdraw Support of Armenian Genocide Resolution

    10/16/2007 5:14:04 PM PDT · by decimon · 73 replies · 28+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 16, 2007 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON A House vote to label the century-old deaths of Armenians as genocide was in jeopardy Tuesday after several Democrats withdrew their support and sounded alarms it could cripple U.S. relations with Turkey. The loss of support is a major setback to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, who have fiercely defended the resolution to Republicans and the Bush administration as a moral imperative in condemning the World War I-era killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
  • Nancy Pelosi: It Is Imperative that US Recognize Armenian Genocide

    10/26/2006 7:16:27 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 46 replies · 1,133+ views
    Yerkir ^ | Oct 26, 2006 | Staff
    YEREVAN (YERKIR) - U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a longtime supporter of Armenian American issues who is expected to become Speaker if the Democrats win a majority in the House this November, pledged today to support Armenian Genocide legislation next year during in the 110th session of Congress. In a statement released to Harut Sassounian, Publisher of the California Courier, Congresswoman Pelosi stated that: "I have supported legislation, including H.Res.316, that would properly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. It is imperative that the United States recognize this atrocity and move to renew our commitment to eliminate genocide whenever and...
  • Pelosi's judgment questioned over Armenia issue

    10/21/2007 6:29:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 80+ views
    Pelosi's judgment questioned over Armenia issue By Susan Cornwell 38 minutes ago Democrat Nancy Pelosi's pledge of a new direction took a detour when she fumbled an Armenian genocide resolution and raised questions about her leadership as the highest ranking member of the U.S. Congress. Pelosi, 67, speaker of the House of Representatives and next in line to the presidency after the vice president, swore she would push the controversial resolution to a vote, then blinked when some fellow Democrats withdrew their support in the face of furious reaction from Turkey. President George W. Bush warned the symbolic resolution to...
  • Pelosi wavers on Armenia resolution (Unbelievable, Pelosi blinked more than usual)

    10/22/2007 12:19:07 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 17+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10/22/2007 | reuters
    WASHINGTON - Democrat Nancy Pelosi's pledge of a new direction took a detour when she fumbled an Armenian genocide resolution and raised questions about her leadership as the highest ranking member of the U.S. Congress. Pelosi, 67, speaker of the House of Representatives and next in line to the presidency after the vice president, swore she would push the controversial resolution to a vote, then blinked when some fellow Democrats withdrew their support in the face of furious reaction from Turkey. President George W. Bush warned the symbolic resolution to affirm the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as...
  • Pelosis Armenian Genocide Resolution: A Reckless Gamble with Americas Security

    10/22/2007 7:05:55 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 4 replies · 140+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 22, 2007 | Paul Ibrahim
    Congressional Democrats are at it again. When they tried to withdraw from Iraq, President Bush launched the troop surge with significant popular support. When they tried to discredit the surge, General Petraeus showed up and told them that it was working wonderfully after all. When these congressional Democrats tried to insult and tarnish General Petraeus by protecting their friends at, Americans condemned them for it and responded favorably to the militarys progress on the ground. Now, congressional Democrats want to sink even lower than they ever have. By harming the war effort in the worst manner yet, they are...
  • The Forgotten Genocide: Why It Matters Today

    04/25/2013 5:16:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 25, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The Forgotten Genocide: Why It Matters TodayPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On April 25, 2013 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments A still frame from the 1919 documentary film Auction of Souls, which portrayed eye witnessed events from the Armenian Genocide, including crucified Christian girls. Yesterday, April 24, marks the Great Crime, that is, the Armenian genocide that took place under Turkeys Islamic Ottoman Empire, during and after WWI. Out of an approximate population of two million, some 1.5 million Armenians died. If early 20thcentury Turkey had the apparatuses and technology to...
  • Racist Islamic ("moderate") Turkey massacred around 4 million - since its 1920s formation

    10/29/2012 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Righting · 1 replies
    Who on earth is racist-Islamic Turkey to "intervene" for guilty Palestinian Arabs? Turkey massacred over 3.5 million [] Christians (Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks as an anti Christian Jihad and as a racist fascist Turkification) and around 360,000 Kurds. ( 250,000 in 1925-8 [] 70,000 in Dersim massacre []; 40,000 since 1984 [http:://].
  • Ottoman Empire carried out the Genocide and the German side provided the ideological support

    10/26/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    Amenpress ^ | October 25, 2012
    The Ottoman Empire carried out the Genocide and the German side provided the ideological support. 25, 2012 The Germans could prevent the Genocide, as the Turkish army was in
  • Islamic Genocide - mass casualties by political Islam 1915-2012

    06/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    ISLAMIC GENOCIDESome of highlighted mass casualties by (political) Islam in course of the last century, from 1915 and on (updated June, 2012) Casualties: 2,700,000 Chritians - (1915-1923) by Ottoman-Empire Muslim Turkey. 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.[1] Nature: 1.) Ethnic cleansing.[2] 2.) Islamic Jihad.[3] Casualties: close to 27,000. In Israel between 1920-2012, at the hands of Arab/Muslims. 24,526 Israelis/Jews killed, 35,356 injured, and 1,967 Arab "Palestinians" killed by other Arab "Palestinians."[4] Nature: roots and motivation: the genocide campaign[5][6][7][8] began (mainly) in the early 1920s by the supreme Islam leader, the pan-Arab Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, motivated by both:...
  • Jihad Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance

    04/27/2012 12:30:46 PM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    AINA ^ | 4-25-2012 | A. Bostom
    Jihad Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance Posted GMT 4-25-2012 0:25:50 The Center for Security Policy, under security analyst Frank Gaffney's bold and thoughtful leadership, is launching a 10-part, web-based video course (key findings summarized here), today, April 24, 2012, entitled, "The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within."Today, appropriately, also marks the 97th anniversary of the date officially commemorated as the start of the Armenian Genocide -- a jihad genocide -- April 24, 1915. Persistent jihad denial by U.S. policymaking elites across the intervening century -- a mindset so egregiously delusive at present it reflects mindslaughter -- is the tragic,...
  • Islamic genocide: 1912 - 2012 = at leat 12 Million victims

    04/20/2012 5:04:14 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    Islamic genocide: 1912 - 2012 = at leat 12 Million victims 1.) Targeting Christians (750000 Assyrians, 500000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.* = 2.7 million) by Islamic Turkey (as an ethnic cleansing* as well as a jihad*), was genocide! 2.) Annihilating 3 million * Bangalis in 1971 by Pakistanis who thought they are ethnically and religiously inferior or not "pure"*, was genocide. 3.) Massacring three million of Igbo/Biafrans between May 30th 1967 and January 1970 by the Islamic government of Nigeria * was genocide. 4.) Targeting by apartheid* Syria, Arab-Islamic Alawites supremacists upon Sunnis to kill as many as possible...
  • 1912 - milestone in the beginning of 'Christian Genocide' by Muslim Turkey

    04/15/2012 5:56:14 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 11 replies
    LibertyNewsOnline ^ | April, 2012
    1912 - MILESTONE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 'CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE' BY MUSLIM TURKEY Perpetrators: Ottoman Islamic Turkey Victims: Christians: Armenians; Greeks; Assyrians The Jihad Against the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Christians Aug 7, 2011 - It was a jihad against Anatolian Christians... "Persecution, Expulsion and Annihilation of Christians in the Ottoman Empire 1912-1922." ... Most historians regard 1912 to 1925 as a time of massive Christian annihilation and relocation by ... The Jihad Against the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Christians Posted GMT 8-7-2011 12:59:51 The History of the Armenian Genocide: Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus...
  • French parliament passes Armenian 'genocide' bill

    01/23/2012 4:07:14 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    AP/Reuters ^ | Jan 23, 2012
    The Associated Press Switzerland has convicted people of racism for denying the genocide. But Turkey says that there was no systematic campaign to kill Armenians and that many ...
  • Protest Held In NYC Over France's Armenian Genocide Legislation (Islamic racists cry "racism")

    01/06/2012 3:50:05 PM PST · by Milagros · 7 replies
    rferl ^ | Jan , 2012
    Protest Held In NYC Over France's Armenian Genocide Legislation By RFE/RL January 06, 2012 NEW YORK -- About two dozen people of Turkish origin or descent gathered in front of the French Consulate in New York on January 5 to protest the French genocide bill, which would criminalize the denial that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 constituted genocide. The evening protest, which was organized by the Young Turks Association, featured around 20 people waving Turkish and U.S. flags as they chanted "shame on France". Mae Sonmez, Vice President of the Northeast Region at the Assembly...
  • French Senate to vote on Armenian 'genocide' law this month

    01/05/2012 12:57:01 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies · 3+ views
    news az ^ | 05 January 2012
    The French Government announced recently that the Senate is to debate the bill penalizing the denial of the Armenian 'genocide' by late January. The lower chamber of the French parliament approved the draft with an overwhelming majority of votes on December 22. ... After the passage of the bill by the National Assembly, Turkeys state-run television said Ankara was recalling its ambassador from Paris. Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan later said the country was freezing its political, economic and military ties with France.