So I have been following a series of articles about the House resolution calling for the recognition of the mass Armenian killings in Turkey at the turn of the century as a genocide.
Any literate moron who reads about the history and see the pictures would know it was a genocide and not some by-product of the WWI, as the Turkish government claims. Mind you, their original claims for the denial of the naming was because the Armenians had it coming because they were trouble-makers.
But good ‘ol Bush and his house slave Rice lobbied against the resolution on the grounds that it would destroy the important political relationship with Turkey which is necessary for the war on terrorism.
Mind you the real reason is what it is always about: money and gas. The terrorism scapegoat is become such a hackneyed excuse and the fact that 100 years later they still will not call it a genocide pisses me off beyond imagination.
Wat makes it worse is that WHILE it was happening, both in the early stages in the late 1890s and during the 1920s, the American press called it a genocide. In fact, that was when the term first came into use in regards to mass killings. They sent aid, reporters, ambassadors, negotiators. Everything pointed to it being a genocide. Oh the heads turn when all of a sudden the US refuses to say that is what it was.
Why Turkey wants to still deny it is pointless when everyone else knows better, including several European countries who have publicly criticized the denial. Once again, Bush just does nothing but to further the coloring of the US as a bunch of ethnocentric morons.
I am just so livid right now.