Sunday, April 15, 2007

The U.N. bows to Turkish pressure, cancelling exhibit

An editorial in the New York Times, dated April 13, 2007 describes how the United Nations' new leadership has bowed to Turkish pressure and cancelled an exhibit commenrating the Rwandan genocide. It seems the Turks were offended because the exhibit mentions the Armenian genocide. The exhibit was postponed and no new date has been scheduled.

You can add Sceretary General Ban Ki-moon and his new administration to the list of spineless genocide deniers. The U.N. surely won't be able to to confront the current genocide in Darfur, if they can't find the courage to admit to the first genocide of the 20th century.

As for the Turks, as the Times editorial says, the more they deny past crimes against humanity, the more attention they bring to the Armenian genocide.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


This April 24th marks the 92nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

A bill now before Congress would classify the murder of a million and a half Armenians in 1915 as a genocide. Although the bill is backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Bush administration is continuing its usual cynical behavior. Acoording to a story in the New York Times on March 29, 2007, Condoleeza Rice and Robert Gates have joined the ranks of genocide deniers. Their rationale: the Turks cut military contracts with the French after the French Assembly voted to make denial of genocide a crime.

What's next, Bushies, denying the historical fact that slavery ever took place in the U.S?

Write to your elected representatives in Washington today and send a loud and clear message: Stop the denial and recognize the Armenian genocide.