Lawhawk: “The Armenian genocide is nearly a century ago.”Posted: April 23, 2015
Lawhawk is really scraping the barrel of moonbattery with this stupid and insulting post. First off yes the Armenian genocide was 100 years ago, the Holocaust was 70 years ago – is there a statute of limitations on crimes against humanity? Back in 2008 candidate Barack H. Obama declared that it was time to recognize the Armenian genocide and that as president he would do so. However when his boyfriend the odious, fascistic, anti-Semitic, and tyrannical Recip Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey pouts, Obama quivers. Hey Lawhawk, since I gathered a while ago that you were Jewish maybe we should understand German sensibilities and not ask them to recognize what they did to the Jewish people three generations ago.
“Despite Obama’s campaign promise in 2008 to “recognize the Armenian Genocide” as president, the White House on Tuesday issued a carefully worded statement on a high-level administration meeting with Armenian groups that avoided using the term “genocide.”
An administration official said Obama, who will mark the centennial this Friday, would similarly avoid using the word. The term angers Ankara, which denies that Ottoman Turks carried out a genocide.
The United States has consistently avoided using “genocide” to describe the atrocity. In 2006, the U.S. ambassador to Armenia was reportedly removed from his post because he advocated for the use of “genocide” to describe the killings.
Obama, a U.S. senator at the time, criticized the ambassador’s dismissal. Two years later, when he was running for president, he declared in a lengthy statement that he shared “with Armenian Americans — so many of whom are descended from genocide survivor — a principled commitment to commemorating and ending genocide.”