Thursday, November 20, 2008

Americans Vote for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide!

MSNBC is currently conducting a vote on whether the US should recognize the Armenian Genocide by Turks circa 1915 -- and rather unbelievably, the vote at this point is nearly 80% "No". How and why the vote is tilted this way is completely beyond me.

Virtually no one in the West doubts that Turkey committed genocide against Armenians in 1915, and later Greeks and Assyrians -- virtually all the Christians on its territory. Millions of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians died for no other reason than they weren't Muslim Turks. Historical documents all support it, including relays from the American Ambassador at the time. Yet, Turkey keeps on thinking that if this horrific crime doesn't get mentioned, it will go away. It won't.

Any doubts, then all you have to do is see Elia Kazan's classic film America, America based on the experiences of Kazan's own family escape from Turkey.

Vote for recognition of the Armenian Genocide

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