Πέμπτη, 1 Μαΐου 2014

EDITORIAL: Armenian genocide; Obama promise is overdue

Obama must risk Turkey's wrath and make good on 2008 promise.


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/25/3895735/the-armenian-genocide.html#storylink=cpy
It is past time for President Barack Obama to keep the promise he made during his 2008 campaign and recognize the slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire a century ago for what it was — genocide.
We were reminded of Obama's promise again by his omission of "genocide" in the statement the White House released Thursday on the commemoration of the systematic murder of Armenian men, women and children begun by the Ottoman Turks in 1915.
When Obama was courting Armenian support — as well as the support of all people who oppose the evil that can murder people based solely on ethnicity — for his presidential bid, he had no reservation about using the word "genocide."
"The facts are undeniable," Obama said in a statement in 2008. "As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide."

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/25/3895735/the-armenian-genocide.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/25/3895735/the-armenian-genocide.html#storylink=cpy

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