Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by toomuchtime_, Feb 28, 2010.
The Associated Press: Obama silent ahead of vote on Armenian genocide
Truth in history is a problem?
Has the House committee made a resolution for the genocide of the American Indian?
I actually hope that this will pass.
Will be a great lesson for those thinking politics is regional/national politics always for the local communities.
From France-24 Channel
Turkey : Backlash for French business- France24
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gayoA8vRpIo]YouTube - Turkey : Backlash for French business- France24[/ame]
Same will happen to US companies.
Turkey should pass a resolution through its own Parliament that ties the military-cooperation between both nations to Congress resolutions. Incirlik, Turkish ports, Turkish logistics and fly-over rights included.
What I want to know is, what is the purpose of the vote? Does it make one bit of difference to anyone, anywhere whether a committee in the US House votes on whether something that happened almost a century ago was officially genocide?
Comparison of the Holocaust to "Armenian Genocide".
In 3 Minutes by Bernard Lewis.
Lewis is a widely-read expert on the Middle East, and is regarded as one of the Wests leading scholars of that region. His advice has been frequently sought by policymakers, including the former Bush administration. In the Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing Martin Kramer, whose Ph.D. thesis was directed by Lewis, considered that, over a 60-year career, he has emerged as "the most influential postwar historian of Islam and the Middle East."
Bernard Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG70UWESfu4]YouTube - Bernard Lewis Speaking on Armenian Allegations[/ame]
Is this stupid shit gonna come up every GD year now?
I'm not real sure it is the business of the US government to right every wrong that has been done in the world by other countries. Seems like we would be money ahead if we stayed at home and minded our own business and affairs and kept our noses out of places we don't belong. We can't even manage our own affairs. How laughable it is to think we can manage the affairs of other countries...
This year there has not come big noise out of Turkey.
So I am quiet hopefull that Turkey will not lobby against the resolution.
But this can change in the coming days/weeks and Turkey will be again threatening around.
When this resolution passes anyday in future, there will be counter-measures taken from Turkish State. Even such counter-measures that might seem irrational and to Turkey's disadvantage. If the street wants to hear Turkish Pop, government can't sing American Rock.
This touches the nation's pride and weakling behaviour of government will lead it to be replaced.
Maybe with some people like this:
Look from 50 second onwards. Opposition party leader throws gibbet rope on election campaign:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGPdWUyMlag]YouTube - Devlet Bahçeli ve ip[/ame]
Will be quiet funny to watch how USA navigates through the region with angry Turks.
I think we need to concentrate on today and not what happend before everyone living today was born.
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