There has been a mash up against Turkey and its invasion of Syria.
For decades there has been a bill on the books condemning Turkey for the genocide of the Armenian people (1915-1926) and for many decades the US has refused to recognize the operation as a genocide…..but those days are falling by the wayside.
But before I go any further there needs to be a history lesson since there are very few survivors left alive…..
Let us go to the Professor’s Classroom…..
But for those that read my stuff then let the history show you the way…..
On the eve of World War I, there were two million Armenians in the declining Ottoman Empire. By 1922, there were fewer than 400,000. In all, 1.5 million Armenians were killed and another half million found shelter abroad after what is now considered the Armenian Genocide.
While WWI raged, the Young Turk government implemented a policy of Pan Turkism in order to save the remains of the weakened Ottoman Empire. Pan Turkism envisioned the establishment of a mega-Turkish Empire including all Turkic-speaking populations of the Caucasus and Central Asia extending to China. It also intended to Turkify all ethnic minorities of the empire. The Armenians were the main obstacle standing in the way of Pan Turkism. Although the elimination of Armenians from Western Armenia, or what is now Eastern Turkey, was planned as early as 1911, the Young Turk government found WWI to be the most suitable opportunity for implementation.
Now I feel that I must help those poor souls that do notm read understand this situation….
Now that all that history and background has been laid ….onto the meat of this post…..
In the wake of two votes last week in the US House and Senate to recognise the massacres as genocide – a long-awaited symbolic victory for Armenians – Turkey’s authoritarian president Recip Tayyip Erdogan threatened to shut down Incirlik air base, which is based in Turkey and hosts US nuclear warheads..
Turkey is butt hurt and has gone to their favorite American, Trump, to stop this recognition from happening…..and like a dutiful puppy he did all, he could to make the master happy….
The Trump administration has said it does not consider the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 to be a genocide, contradicting a unanimous vote by the US Senate.
The historic vote last week incensed Turkey, which has always denied that the killings amounted to a genocide.
Turkey’s foreign ministry on Friday summoned the US ambassador to express its anger over the vote, accusing the US of “politicising history”.
Armenia says 1.5 million were killed in an effort to wipe out the ethnic group.
The killings took place in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, the forerunner of modern-day Turkey.
Just like there are deniers of the Holocaust….we will always have those that will turn a blind eye to the systematic killing of a ethnic group……pathetic and cowardly to look the other way in the facfe of evidence.
But I am not surprised because that is what Americans do…..ignore evidence and make shit up to cover their beliefs.
I Read, I Wrote, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”