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    08/06/2019 10:06:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 7, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Ironically, most people, including most Armenians, are unaware that the first genocide of Christian Armenians at the hands of Muslim Turks did not occur in the twentieth century; it began in 1019—exactly one-thousand years ago this year—when Turks first began to pour into and transform a then much larger Armenia into what it is today, the eastern portion of modern day Turkey. Thus, in 1019, “the first appearance of the bloodthirsty beasts … the savage nation of infidels called Turks entered Armenia … and mercilessly slaughtered the Christian faithful with the sword,” writes Matthew of Edessa (d.1144), a chief source...
  • Egypt Willing to Grant Asylum to Erdogan’s arch-foe, Gulen

    07/26/2016 3:32:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies ^ | MEConfident
    Egyptian lawmakers Monday urged Cairo to grant political asylum to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen accused of plotting the failed military coup against Turkish President Erdogan, in a move that would further strain relations between the two countries, reports say. Egypt has refused to condemn the failed military coup which occurred July 15 as diplomatic feud between the two countries plays out. Egyptian lawmaker Emad Mahrous reportedly called on al-Sisi’s cabinet to grant Gulen asylum in Egypt as Turkish authorities called on Washington to extradite the Turkish preacher. “[Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan is giving shelter to hundreds of leaders...
  • Recalling the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman Turks

    04/28/2019 6:45:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 04.19.19 | Stanley R. Surabian
    "Armenian refugees in Syria in 1915. An Armenian child lies dead in the fields within sight of help and safety at Aleppo." title="Armenian refugees in Syria in 1915. An Armenian child lies dead in the fields within sight of help and safety at Aleppo." On April 24, 2019, the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the world community will honor the more than 2.2 million Armenians tortured and massacred starting with the 1894-96 Hamidian Massacres of Ottoman Turkey’s Christian population, mostly Armenians, Greeks & Assyrians and ending over 25 years later; some say it has not yet ended.  The portion...
  • Turkish Dictator Erdogan Defends Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2019 8:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 24, 2019 | David P. Goldman
    Liberals call anyone they don't like Hitler, so often that we have to remind ourselves that there really are monsters out there. One of them is Turkey's strongman Recep Erdogan, who marked the remembrance day for the nearly two million Armenians butchered by the Turkish army and their auxiliaries at the end of World War I. Hitler declared in 1939 that he could kill the Jews because, "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" The Armenian genocide was massively reported at the time by U.S. and other foreign diplomats and comprehensively documented by historians. Despicably, Erdogan...
  • Armenian genocide remembrance march expected to draw thousands

    04/24/2019 2:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | APR 24, 2019
    Thousands of people will march through Hollywood and the Mid-City area Wednesday to mark the 104th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, again calling on Turkey — and the United States — to officially recognize that it occurred. Turkey has refused to recognize the killings of 1.5 million Armenians beginning in 1915 as a genocide. Americans presidents also have declined to do so, calling the deaths at the hands of the Ottoman Empire an atrocity but not a genocide. ... The Armenian genocide began in 1915 and resulted in the deaths of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in a campaign...
  • Azerbaijan moves to obliterate its Armenian Christian past

    02/27/2019 12:22:07 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | 2/27/19 | Robert Spencer
    Islamic jihadists want to destroy the artifacts of non-Muslim civilizations, because doing so testifies to the truth of Islam, as the Qur’an suggests that the destroyed remnants of ancient non-Muslim civilizations are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected his truth: Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth. (Qur’an 3:137) This is one of the foundations of the Islamic idea that pre-Islamic civilizations, and non-Islamic civilizations, are all jahiliyya — the society of unbelievers, which is worthless. Obviously...
  • Pelosi wavers on Armenia resolution (Unbelievable, Pelosi blinked more than usual)

    10/22/2007 12:19:07 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 17+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10/22/2007 | reuters
    WASHINGTON - Democrat Nancy Pelosi's pledge of a new direction took a detour when she fumbled an Armenian genocide resolution and raised questions about her leadership as the highest ranking member of the U.S. Congress. Pelosi, 67, speaker of the House of Representatives and next in line to the presidency after the vice president, swore she would push the controversial resolution to a vote, then blinked when some fellow Democrats withdrew their support in the face of furious reaction from Turkey. President George W. Bush warned the symbolic resolution to affirm the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as...
  • Backers of Armenia genocide bill agree to delay vote

    10/25/2007 3:32:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 36+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct 25, 2007 | AFP
    Backers of a bill in the US Congress labeling massacres of Armenians as "genocide" Thursday bowed to White House pressure and agreed to delay the measure, which had sparked fury in Turkey. Four key sponsors of the bill, censuring the Ottoman Empire for the World War I killings, asked House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi not to hold a debate on the issue.Despite signs that support for the measure had waned in recent days, its main sponsors, Democrats Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Anna Eshoo and Frank Pallone, said it still had significant backing in Congress."We believe that a large majority...
  • Pelosi’s Armenian Genocide Resolution: A Reckless Gamble with America’s Security

    10/22/2007 7:05:55 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 4 replies · 140+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 22, 2007 | Paul Ibrahim
    Congressional Democrats are at it again. When they tried to withdraw from Iraq, President Bush launched the troop surge with significant popular support. When they tried to discredit the surge, General Petraeus showed up and told them that it was working wonderfully after all. When these congressional Democrats tried to insult and tarnish General Petraeus by protecting their friends at, Americans condemned them for it and responded favorably to the military’s progress on the ground. Now, congressional Democrats want to sink even lower than they ever have. By harming the war effort in the worst manner yet, they are...
  • Democrats put heat on Pelosi over genocide bill

    10/18/2007 7:24:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies · 37+ views
    L.A.Times ^ | October 18, 2007 | Richard Simon
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came under increasing pressure from members of her Democratic caucus Wednesday not to bring a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian genocide to a vote. The San Francisco Democrat, who had promised to bring the long-debated resolution to the floor, sounded uncertain about its fate as support waned in the face of angry denunciations from Turkey and fears that the symbolic resolution could disrupt U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Whether it will come up or not, or what the action will be, remains to be seen," she said. The Bush administration and the Turkish government...
  • Key Democrats oppose Armenian bill (including Reps. Murtha, Skelton)

    10/16/2007 5:00:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 65+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/07 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday joined Republicans to warn that a resolution calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks genocide could harm U.S. strategic interests. But despite the rebuff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, did not back away from plans to hold a full House vote sometime this year. Pelosi also came under more pressure from President George W. Bush, who had publicly criticized the resolution last week before it passed a House committee. Bush telephoned Pelosi on Tuesday and asked her not to bring the resolution to...
  • Turkey Vultures

    10/15/2007 5:21:03 PM PDT · by mtnwmn · 36 replies · 60+ views ^ | 10/15/07 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Politics: We earlier ascribed Congress' move to declare the Ottoman Turks' slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians a genocide to simple Democratic incompetence. It may, however, be something much darker. Related Topics: Middle East & North Africa | Iraq Based on the actions of Democrats in Congress recently, it's hard not to think that they actually want the U.S. to lose the war in Iraq — and will do almost anything to see it happens. Unfortunately, they've run up against these headlines from Iraq in just the last couple of days: "Al-Qaeda In Iraq Reported Crippled" (Washington Post), "Shiite Leader Makes...
  • Turkey’s Top General: "The US Shot Itself in the Foot"

    The US shot itself in the foot, commented the Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Büyükanıt after a US congressional vote branding the killing of Armenians in 1915-17 as genocide, Milliyet reported yesterday. In an interview with the daily, Büyükanıt said if the non-binding resolution that passed in a House committee last week was to be adopted in the House too, Turkish-US military ties would “never be the same again.” The general expressed the opinion that world parliaments had no business in judging history. He said, “The US is a very important ally of ours, but an ally does not...
  • GOP Moves to Label Roman Empire Genocidal

    10/15/2007 4:41:00 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 47 replies · 157+ views
    (2007-10-12) — In the midst of a push by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, to pass a resolution labeling the Ottoman (Turk) Empire genocidal for the death of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, House Republicans have introduced a bill condemning the Roman Empire for “the wholesale slaughter and domination of most of the known world from about 41 B.C. to 476 A.D.” Rep. Pelosi, who often refers to her Italian heritage, called the GOP move “nothing short of a hate crime” and “a cynical effort by Republicans to overshadow what could be the first significant accomplishment of the Democrat Congressional...
  • Turkish general warns US over ties (Pelosi's mess)

    10/14/2007 8:52:33 AM PDT · by saganite · 120 replies · 95+ views
    Yahoo News/ AP ^ | 14 Oct 07 | C. ONUR ANT
    ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's top general warned that ties with the U.S., already strained by attacks from rebels hiding in Iraq, will be irreversibly damaged if Congress passes a resolution that labels the World War I-era killings of Armenians a genocide. Turkey, which is a major cargo hub for U.S. and allied military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, has recalled its ambassador to Washington for consultations and warned that there might be a cut in the logistical support to the U.S. over the issue. Gen. Yasar Buyukanit told daily Milliyet newspaper that a congressional committee's approval of the measure had...
  • Tomorrow is "Nancy Pelosi Screws Up U.S.-Turkish Relations For The Next Decade Day"

    04/23/2007 1:49:03 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 16 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Hillary Spot @National Review Online ^ | April 23, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    In your paper, you're probably going to see it as a news brief, something like, "Nancy Pelosi forces the passage of a resolution marking the Armenian genocide," and maybe if you're lucky, you'll see a paragraph noting that the resolution's passage comes in the face of dire warnings from the Bush administration, Bill Clinton, defense hawks, and anyone who wants Turkey to continue its role as a valued ally to the United States. There are diehard Democrats who work professionally with Turkey who are... not pleased with Pelosi.-snip- This resolution's passage will bring a very modest gain (Pelosi's Armenian-American donors...
  • Nancy Pelosi: It Is Imperative that US Recognize Armenian Genocide

    10/26/2006 7:16:27 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 46 replies · 1,133+ views
    Yerkir ^ | Oct 26, 2006 | Staff
    YEREVAN (YERKIR) - U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a longtime supporter of Armenian American issues who is expected to become Speaker if the Democrats win a majority in the House this November, pledged today to support Armenian Genocide legislation next year during in the 110th session of Congress. In a statement released to Harut Sassounian, Publisher of the California Courier, Congresswoman Pelosi stated that: "I have supported legislation, including H.Res.316, that would properly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. It is imperative that the United States recognize this atrocity and move to renew our commitment to eliminate genocide whenever and...

    06/30/2018 7:26:34 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 41 replies ^ | February 5, 2018 admin
    The more you dig into the this whole Robert Mueller witch hunt the more corruption you find with basically everyone involved. The guy who actually appointed Robert Mueller to conduct his tax payer funded witch hunt with Clinton lackeys is married to a Clinton attorney. The Russians couldn’t have set this up any better. I’m sure Lisa Barsoomian is a top notch attorney. She did get to where she is today because of name recognition. I mean if Billy BJ Clinton used her as an attorney, how could you argue her credentials? At least Rosenstein married well.
  • Erdogan Has Released the Genealogy of Thousands of Turks – But What Is His Motive?

    03/25/2018 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    The Armenian Mirror-Spectator ^ | March 1, 2018 | Robert Fisk
    Only in Turkey is the identity of a citizen a matter of national security. That’s why the population registry in Ankara was until now a closed book, its details a state secret. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s definition of “Turkishness” was “anyone who is attached to the Turkish state as a citizen”. Turks came from a clear ethnic identity, untainted by racial minorities or doubtful lineage. That’s one reason why the Nazis lavished praise on Ataturk’s republic, their newspapers mourning his death in black-bordered front pages. After all, as Hitler was to ask in several newspaper interviews – and to his generals...
  • Why President Trump Should Recognize The Armenian Genocide

    04/23/2018 6:00:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 23, 2018 | Stella Morabito
    If President Trump recognizes the Armenian genocide by specifically using the word “genocide” in his April 24 proclamation, he would send a strong signal to the world that America is unequivocally on the side of historical truth and the protection of innocent life. He would be only the second president, after Ronald Reagan, to do so boldly and officially. Every year on April 24 there are memorial services, marches, and media reminders of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The beginning of the massacres is marked on that date in 1915, when hundreds...