Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GENOCIDE BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL GENOCIDE

gen·o·cide
ˈjenəˌsīd/
noun

the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

Just like Hiroshima and Nagasaki where approximately 1 million Japanese were vaporized into extinction within a matter of minutes no one would dare call this horrific (and avoidable) act of violence what it was; genocide.

So, it's not surprising that when it comes to the mass annihilation of Armenians by the Turks who happen to be allied with the US that the word is "mum"



President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th anniversary of the killings this week.

Officials decided against it after opposition from some at the State Department and the Pentagon.

After more than a week of internal debate, top administration officials discussed the final decision with Armenian-American leaders Tuesday before making it public.

The White House said the officials pledged that the US would use Friday’s centennial anniversary “to urge a full, frank and just acknowledgement of the facts”.