This excellent Letter to the Editor was written by Al Gemma, the Deputy Majority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, concerning our "ally" Turkey and appeared in The Beacon: Warwick Online (Warwick, Rhode Island):
Friday, October 26, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
To view the full text of the Foreign Relations Committee House Resolution 106 concerning the Armenian Genocide:
Friday, October 12, 2007
Pictured is Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Jew who is credited with coining the term "genocide." Lemkin was one of the first to warn the world about Hitler's plans to exterminate Jews in Europe as early as 1933 after studying the massacre of over one and a half million Armenians by the Turkish government in 1915.
Yet an editorial in The Washington Post actually used the words "frivilous" and "irrelevant" to describe the vote by the House committee to recognize the events of 1915.
I think it is the Post that is "frivilous" and "irrelevant."
Is history always to be ignored because it is not politically expedient?
Of course, the Post does not want to offend our "good friends" the Turks.
It's bad enough The United States under Bush kisses the ass of the Chinese and Saudis. Now you can add the Turks to that list.
I read a comment somewhere that the Armenian community is being deluded by the Democratic leadership. I think the Armenians know that both the Republicans and Democrats have broken promises time and time again. I doubt if Hillary or Obama would have the guts to stand up to the Turks. It's a sure bet that none of the Republican candidates would get their heads out of their asses long enough to say boo to the Turks.
The best that we as Armenians can do is to keep our voices loud and clear on this issue. At least a few million more people in this country have been educated about the genocide now since the Turks started their crying and whining and their apologists in this country started sounding off.
Keep up the good fight!