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  • Good intentions not good solution

    10/06/2009 9:08:49 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies · 359+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 2, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    In the wonderfully funny movie “Mom and Dad Save the World,” one of the heroes admits that his people are not so bright. “But what we lack in brains,” he says, “we make up for in ...good intentions.” Gentle mocking here of the frequent appeal of the incompetent for tolerance of their mistakes: How can you blame us if our intentions are good? The trouble is that much of what's really rotten in the world is due to people who thought that their good intentions would ensure a favorable result. Maybe the best example of this: former president Jimmy Carter....
  • INSIGHT-US, allies short on options as Russia,Iran flex muscle in Syria

    10/04/2015 8:34:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 10/3/2015 | Samia Nakhoul
    The question on everyone's mind is: will the United States and its European and regional Sunni allies intervene to stop President Vladimir Putin from reversing the gains made by mainstream Syrian rebels after more than four years of war? Few are holding their breath. Many say, often with vehemence, that the current drama is the consequence of ongoing Western inaction and U.S. retreat at critical moments in an ever more uncontrollable conflict, whose regional dimensions are fast becoming global. Nobody in the Middle East is counting on U.S. President Barack Obama. The gloomy prediction of most is that a war...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for no-fly zone in Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:48:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/1/15 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    In an apparent break with the Obama White House, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for the creation of a no-fly zone inside Syria Thursday, the day after Russian warplanes started bombing rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to try to provide some way to take stock of what’s happening, to try to stem the flow of refugees,” Clinton said in an interview with NBC affiliate WHDH in Boston after a campaign...
  • For Christians and Yazidis Fleeing Genocide, the Obama Administration Has No Room at the Inn

    09/22/2015 6:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2015 | Nina Shea
    The Obama administration maintains that its principal strategic response to the conflict in Syria is humanitarian, not military, and focused on human rights. In Syria as well as Iraq, the consequences of this policy have been shockingly deficient. The West is only now beginning to wake up to its catastrophic results, as Europe struggles with a mass migration of a magnitude the continent has not experienced since the 1940s. In April, Assad began intensifying the barrel bombing of Aleppo and Damascus’s Sunni neighborhoods while streamlining the passport process. In June, the U.N. was forced, unconscionably, to slash Syrian refugee...
  • Christians in Todays World

    09/15/2015 10:50:44 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 2 replies
    Christians are under attack. Not for anything that they have done, but simply for being Christians. The past few years have seen a marked increase in the persecution of Christians in every area of the Middle East, and Africa. There are millions of Christians facing harassment, discrimination, and even death for the religion they have professed for centuries. Christian villages have been a part of the Middle East since the birth of Christ. And now, because of the apathy of the worlds government and media indifference, they are under attack like never before. A report by the Catholic charity Aid...
  • Homeland Security Chairman Warns U.S. Doesn't Have Proper Vetting System For 10,000 Syrian Refugees

    09/11/2015 9:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday the White House announced the United States will take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees under instruction from President Obama. "The United States, at the direction of the United States, has played a leading role in addressing the dire humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and North Africa," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday during the daily briefing. "One thing that the United States can do is to begin to let more Syrian refugees into the United States. This year, this fiscal year that will end this month, the United States is on track to take in...
  • Obama Justice Dept. backs Planned Parenthood against La. Gov. Jindal

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/15 | Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration has sided with Planned Parenthood in its effort to keep its contract with Louisiana, arguing in a court filing that the state’s decision to defund the organization may be in violation of the federal Medicaid Act. The Justice Department filed a “statement of interest” late Monday in favor of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, arguing that “thus far, Louisiana has not proffered sufficient reasons to terminate Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. (“PPGC”) from its Medicaid program.” “If Louisiana terminates PPGC from participation in its Medicaid program without providing any justification related to PPGC’s qualifications to perform or bill...
  • Planned Parenthood Audit Rejected

    08/27/2015 6:47:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/15 | Douglas Gibbs
    Sanger's vision of genocide through abortion is not only being carried out, but it has expanded into an evil that cases like Kermit GosnelL California State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, requested an audit of Planned Parenthood. Her request was a response to videos by a pro-life organization using undercover style reporting revealing Planned Parenthood officials discussing selling the body parts of aborted babies on the black market. She intended that the audit of California’s Planned Parenthood locations would ensure the organization is not illegally profiting from the donation of aborted baby tissue. Her request was rejected by a State...
  • Natalie Portman: Jews Should Shift Focus Away from Holocaust

    08/22/2015 4:52:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 94 replies
    American-Israeli actress implies Holocaust not any more horrific than other genocides around the world. It's time for the Jewish community to shift focus away from the Holocaust, American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman opined Friday, stating that such focus has detracted from atrocities committed around the world. “I think a really big question the Jewish community needs to ask itself, is how much at the forefront we put Holocaust education," Portman stated in an interview with the British Independent. "Which is, of course, an important question to remember and to respect, but not over other things." Portman revealed that her views stemmed...
  • Hey THE Donald, Ask Jeb What He'll Do to Help Middle-Eastern Christians

    08/20/2015 5:34:00 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Twitter | 8/20/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     We wouldn't have to be talking about Middle-Eastern de-Christianization if Bush-43 hadn't had a personal messianic vision of democratizing the region. Can't Jeb Bush be asked what he intends to do to help Christians? @realDonaldTrump you could really help MiddleEastern Christians if you'd ask Jeb Bush what he will do to help them, since it's all W's fault
  • Stop The Professional Baby Killers of Planned Parenthood

    08/01/2015 9:43:21 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-02-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As a Dutch Amerophile I will never understand why Americans are willing to let their youngest generation be slaughtered by the professional mass murderers of Planned Parenthood. Some accomplices in this genocide (ironically, mostly against black babies!) say that the victims aren’t actually babies, but they know better than that: the babies’ hearts are beating, and their body parts are sold for experimental research. If they weren’t babies, you couldn’t use their organs. It’s simple logic even a die hard progressive can follow, I presume. So what drives this continuing slaughter? I’ve read a lot of opinion pieces by leftists,...
  • Germany speaks of ‘genocide’ in Namibia (in 1905)

    07/08/2015 9:28:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 08 Jul 2015 17:31 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The speaker of the German parliament on Wednesday said the slaughter of indigenous Namibians a century ago constituted a “genocide” that stemmed from a “race war”. Norbert Lammert, writing in a guest column for news weekly Die Zeit, said the Herero and Nama peoples had been systematically targeted for massacre by German imperial troops. “Using today’s standards of international law, the crushing of the Herero revolt was genocide,” he wrote. …
  • Clinic Killing Black Woman in Abortion Sends Abortion Proceeds to “Movement for Black Lives”

    07/02/2015 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    Despite Blacks coming together to speak up for Black Lives many are ignoring the Black unborn child in the womb targeted by abortion. In addition, at least one abortion clinic has publicly pledged to donate a portion of each abortion they perform to a new Black Movement in Cleveland. From Friday July 24 to Sunday July 26th, 2015, hundreds of Black activists from around the country convene in Cleveland, Ohio for the inaugural Movement for Black Lives. From the event website: Now, after months of intense action, our people need space to begin the creation of a collective mission that...
  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6/29/15 | Dave Blount
    Bill Nye, the liberal establishment’s cartoonish Pseudoscience Guy, packages progressive ideology in childish goofiness so as to render it less menacing as he preaches disproven global warming theory to kids young enough to take it at face value. Although his attempts to implant fear of “climate change” are laughable, his underlying message should make your hair stand on end: “Climate change is a real deal everybody…“Now back in 1750 there were about one-and-a-half billion people in the world. Well today there is 7.2 going on 7.3 billion people. Well that’s the problem. There’s billions of people breathing and burning the...
  • Mom horrified to see photo of daughter with Down’s on ad for prenatal testing

    06/16/2015 5:52:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/15/15 | Pete Baklinski
    ALDERGROVE, British Columbia, June 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A mother of a young daughter with Downs syndrome said she was “infuriated” when she unwittingly discovered last week that her daughter’s image was being used by a Swiss genetics testing company advertising an “early” and “accurate” prenatal testing kit. About 90 percent of parents who discover their pre-born baby has the non life-threatening genetic abnormality of Downs syndrome choose abortion.“To know that this happened infuriated me, but when I saw with my own eyes… her sweet face on that ugly banner, it broke my heart. While my girl courageously fights...
  • Colonization and Cultural Genocide—and They Call it “Immigration”

    06/15/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Millions of Chinese flooding into Tibet? Have you heard about the millions of Chinese flooding into Tibet? With their displacement of the native peoples and the supplanting of Tibetan with Chinese culture, anthropologists and human rights activists have labeled the colonization “cultural genocide.” (See here, here, here, here, and here, for example.) It is a cause célčbre with its own popular bumper sticker. Interestingly, this situation corresponds precisely to what’s happening in most Western countries—most notably the United States—except for one minor detail: No compassionate liberal activists call it cultural and demographic genocide. They call it “diversity.” Everything else reflects...
  • Turks Boast of Historic Slaughter and Rape of Christians

    06/08/2015 5:11:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | June 8, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Earlier this week a news report unwittingly demonstrated how Turkey—once deemed the most “secularized” Muslim nation—is returning to its Islamic heritage, complete with animosity for the infidel West and dreams of the glory days of jihadi conquests.
  • Islamic State has used chlorine as a weapon, says Australia’s Foreign Minister

    06/06/2015 12:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 6, 2015 | Reuters
    The comments follow allegations by Iraqi Kurdish authorities that they have evidence that ISIS used chlorine gas against their peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq. PERTH - Islamic State militants have used chlorine as a weapon and are recruiting highly trained technicians in a serious bid to develop chemical weapons, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned. In a speech to an international forum of nations that works to fight the spread of such weapons, Bishop said the rise of militant groups such as ISIS, also known as Daish, posed “one of the gravest security threats we face today.” “Apart from some...
  • South Africa a Time Bomb Ready to Explode (Ongoing White Genocide Completely Ignored by MSM)

    There are many stories comparing South Africa to a time bomb ready to explode from the deplorable conditions and slow genocide of the whites. The delicate situation of crime, corruption and poverty increasing throughout the land raises concern. Living under a communist government led by a president who rules over nepotism, lining his pockets and destroying everything the apartheid government built.There is the element of the South African Communist party affiliated to the governing African National Congress (ANC) who have not sidetracked from influencing the Zuma administration and turning South Africa into a one-party state. Julius Malema kicked out of...
  • India ‘afraid’ Islamic State may get access to Pakistan’s nuclear arms

    05/30/2015 7:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | May 30, 2015 | Staff
    Indian Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh struck an alarmist tone on Saturday, saying India is concerned that extremist groups such as Islamic State may get their hands on nuclear arms from Pakistan. “With the rise of ISIS in West Asia, one is afraid to an extent that perhaps they might get access to a nuclear arsenal from states like Pakistan,” Singh said on Saturday on the sidelines of the Shangri-La regional security conference in Singapore, Bloomberg reported. Singh went on to add that if Pakistan develops technology that enables its submarines to carry nuclear warheads, “it would...
  • Iraqi rights chief: ISIS committed 5m abuses in five months

    05/30/2015 7:07:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Rudaw ^ | May 30, 2015 | Staff
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq (IHCHR) has estimated the Islamic State group, or ISIS, has committed at least five million human right abuses in only five months, and has categorized some of the crimes as genocide. Fazel Ghazawi, head of the rights watchdog, said in a statement release on Friday the jihadists have committed crimes against women, children, and people with disabilities. “Some of these brutal crimes can be considered as genocide,” said the statement. According to the IHCHR, the extremists have committed 22,000 murder attempts in five months. The report said this...
  • 19 May: Remembering Pontian genocide

    05/17/2015 6:33:17 PM PDT · by bad company · 12 replies ^ | 19 May. 14 | Euthimis Tsiliopoulos
    On 19 may, Hellenism commemorates the extermination of 353,000 Pontian Greeks killed during a genocide. During the years 1914-1923, in the 1st World War, the Greek minority of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Turkey's predecessor, were removed from Western Anatolia. An estimated 350 thousands Greeks were killed between 1913-1922, ending thousands of years of Hellenic civilization in Asia Minor. Pontian and Anatolian Greeks were victims of broader Turkish genocide project at all Christian minorities in the Ottoman Empire. More than 3.5 million Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians were killed under the regimes of the Young Turks and of Mustafa Kemal....
  • The Death of Candor

    05/14/2015 11:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | May 14, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    In one sense it makes little difference what genocide is called. Genocide by any other name would be just as terrible, for it refers to the extermination of an entire people. When some of us insist on calling it genocide, aren't we just playing word games, engaging in a purely semantic debate? The term is a relatively new one, created only in the past century. And it reflects the mentality of the 20th century, surely the bloodiest in history -- a century that saw the introduction of new ways to commit mass murder on an advanced, technologically efficient scale unknown...
  • Women Working in Iraq Testify About Horrifying Genocide of Christians and Their Heritage By ISIS

    05/13/2015 12:44:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 13, 2015 | by Katie Pavlich
    "This is cultural and human genocide," Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, who used to live in Mosul, Iraq, told lawmakers on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday morning. "Christians of Iraq are the first people of the land. You read about us in the Old Testament of the Bible. Christianity came to Iraq from the very earliest days through the preaching and witness of St Thomas and others of the Apostles and Church Elders. While our ancestors experienced all kinds of persecution, they stayed in their land, building a culture that has served...
  • Armenian Genocide Was Not About Muslims Killing Christians

    05/04/2015 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 23/4/15
    .... "My father was a refugee from the massacres, not my grandparents. Every day, my sister and I would hear tales of history first-hand from my father. The thing that bothers and upsets me the most is hearing that it was about Muslims killing Christians. We all fall into the trap of this political propaganda. The murderers are not just after a victim. They want to accomplish a goal. When people are labeled – 'we are Muslims,' 'you are Christians' - it draws more resentful people to become killers, it leads them to sharpen their swords, and it gives new...
  • Why Does Never Again Keep Happening Again

    05/01/2015 5:47:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    It often seems that no one has the courage to say anything until after the fact. Genocide is the systematic and deliberate attempt to extinguish a race, ethnic group, social group or religion. After the most well documented and systematic act of genocide in recorded History, the so-called Final Solution to the Jewish Problem perpetrated by the death cult known as the Third Reich, the surviving Jewish people adopted the motto, “Never Again.” They had been the target of countless pogroms throughout History and this was their vow, this is their pledge to themselves, “Never Again!”
  • Another Cover-Up for the Religion of Peace

    04/29/2015 10:43:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 29, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Turkey's President Recep Erdogan, one of President Obama's new best friends along with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, was extremely unhappy last week as truth-tellers worldwide observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide. By the time the killing concluded an estimated 1.5 million Armenians lay dead in Turkey, killed by soldiers serving the Ottoman Empire. One could accurately describe President Erdogan as a genocide denier. He claims the death toll is wildly exaggerated. What's more, according to him, there was nothing organized about the deaths. It was a time of civil war and unrest that just happened...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide

    04/25/2015 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2015 9:31 AM EDT
    Turkey’s president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused France, Germany, Russia and Austria—whose leaders or parliaments recently described the killings as genocide—of supporting “claims constructed on Armenian lies.” He accused the United States of siding with Armenia, although President Barack Obama stopped short of using the term in his annual message. …
  • RUSSIA: Turkish Foreign Minister [Dust-up with Putin]

    04/24/2015 4:10:28 PM PDT · by · 4 replies
    ​Turkish Foreign Minister: "Russia arranged famine in Ukraine" The video of Vladimir Putin for the day was a hit the Internet. More information on this. Ankara recalled the Russian leader Vladimir Putin about the "mass atrocities" of Russia in the last century - the Holodomor, links and persecution of Muslims. Here is the full text of the STATEMENT from the Turkish Foreign Ministry: "We reject and condemn labeling the events of 1915 as 'genocide' Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite all our warnings and appeals. These policy statements that are in flagrant violation of the law, have no legal effect...

    04/24/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies ^ | April 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: Thanks to the efforts of those around the world who care about the crimes committed against Christian men, women, and children, more and more attention is being given to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which 1.5 million Christians were murdered by the Islamic Turkish Ottoman Empire during and after World War One. Other Christian victims included indigenous Christian Assyrians and Greeks subjugated by the Turks. It is an understatement to say that crimes against Christians, which are again on the increase now, 100 years later, need to be, and must be, given the official attention they deserve....
  • Pope Angers Turkey by Calling Armenian Genocide a Genocide

    04/24/2015 12:07:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | April 12, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    He said the G word. And Turkey is none too happy. Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic row on Sunday when, as had been widely expected, he called the mass killing of Armenians in World War I, “the first genocide of the 20th century.” The pontiff went even further though, and called on the international community to stop beating around the bush when talking about the slaughter of Armenians a century ago and call it a genocide once and for all. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican ambassador in Ankara in protest, reports BBC News. Although Turkey recognizes many Christian Armenians...
  • Thousands march in L.A. to mark 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

    04/24/2015 11:57:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    l a times ^ | Brittny Mejia and Taylor Goldenstein
    Marchers created a mesmerizing blur of brightly colored flags Friday as they walked through the streets west of downtown Los Angeles to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.. Participants had a common, persistent theme, calling for recognition of the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians as a genocide. Many held nearly identical azure signs that thanked various countries for recognizing the Armenian genocide. President Obama has not used the word "genocide" in connection with the massacres since coming to office — and his name was greeted with boos at a ceremony before the march.
  • Hundreds will walk against genocide in Santa Rosa on Sunday

    04/24/2015 11:29:00 AM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 April 2015 | CHRIS SMITH
    A world free of genocide will be on their minds — and comfortable shoes on their feet — when people of conscience meet Sunday morning outside of Santa Rosa’s Congregation Shomrei Torah. They’ll take part in the Walk Against Genocide, created seven years ago by a 14-year-old boy who’d become aware of the mass killings in Darfur and felt compelled to act. Since then, the walk Gabe Ferrick founded has raised more than $100,000 for relief to survivors of genocide in Darfur, Congo and elsewhere, and for advocacy to resolve the issues that can lead to mass killings. Participants in...
  • Here's what happened during the Armenian genocide and why Turkey denies it

    04/24/2015 7:11:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider via the Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/24/2015 | RICHARD SPENCER, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    As Yerevan and Armenians across the world gather to remember the 1.5 million killed during the massacres, Richard Spencer explains what happened On Friday, Yerevan and the Armenian disapora together with world leaders in the Armenian capital will commemorate the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide . It is the 100th anniversary of the date on which the Ottoman Empire began its attack on Armenians when intellectuals and political leaders were rounded up in Istanbul on April 24, 1915. What was the Armenian genocide? As the Ottoman Empire suffered its first losses in the First World War, the “Young...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • The Brooklyn Zoo (Muslim college students in New York flash ISIS hand salute, support Islamic Jihad)

    04/22/2015 9:20:28 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Above photo: tweet from Muslim students at my talk making the Islamic State salute in solidarity with savages. It speaks volumes that a talk on “Free Speech” on an American college campus requires scores of police and plainclothes cops. This video is on one of Muslim’s students twitter feeds crowing about attacking one of the attendees who support our work. I spoke tonight at Brooklyn College, if you can still call it that. Every seat was filled — 80% by Muslim students. If this is the future, it is murder. The sneers, the jeers, the laughter — my discussion of...
  • Armenian Church to canonize all victims of Armenian genocide

    04/22/2015 5:56:24 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    Pravoslavic RU ^ | 04-20-2015 | Interfax
    Moscow, April 20, Interfax - The Armenian Apostolic Church will canonize all victims of the Armenian genocide on April 23. "The main event is scheduled for April 23: canonization by the Armenian Church of all genocide victims. Over half a million of people will be named as martyrs for faith and the fatherland," Archbishop Yezras (Nersisyan), the head of the Novo-Nakhichevan and Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, said in an interview published in the Monday edition of the magazine Ogonyok. Archbishop Yezras said events devoted to the 100th anniversary of the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire...
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won't Describe Armenian Massacre As "Genocide"

    04/22/2015 3:33:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | April 22, 2015 | John Sexton
    President Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president.
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won’t Describe Armenian Massacre as ‘Genocide’

    04/21/2015 10:24:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | John Sexton
    resident Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president. The LA Times reports the decision to avoid using the word genocide was revealed Tuesday after the White House held a meeting with Armenian groups. The ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the deaths of as many as 1.5 million people will be held this Friday. ... Rep. Adam Schiff of California has...
  • Obama breaks promise (again) to commemorate Armenian ‘genocide’

    04/24/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/2014 | Olivier Knox
    During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama could not have been clearer about what he thought of the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks in 1915. "My firmly held conviction (is) that the Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence," he said in a statement. "The facts are undeniable," Obama wrote. "As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide." Once in office, though? Not so much. Not at all, in fact.
  • St. Paul church pushes to recognize Armenian genocide

    04/20/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-17-15 | Richard Chin
    Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian made headlines recently by calling attention to what happened to the Armenian people 100 years ago. It was genocide at the hands of the Turks in what was then the Ottoman Empire, according to the pope, the reality show star and many historians. In Minnesota, the push to recognize the deaths of Armenians a century ago as the first genocide of the 20th century is being led by a small, new St. Paul church. In the past month, St. Sahag Armenian Church has put up billboards on Interstate 94 in St. Paul and Interstate 494...
  • Obama Admin Calls for ‘Political Resolution’ After ISIS Slaughters More Christians

    04/20/2015 5:33:30 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies ^ | 2015-04-20 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House reacted last night to the video released by ISIS of the slaughter of more Christians for their faith. Calling the actions “vicious, senseless brutality,” White House National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan called for a political solution to the chaotic status of Libya. “This atrocity once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya to empower a unified Libyan rejection of terrorist groups,” she explained in a statement.
  • Slaughter on the beach: ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians.

    04/19/2015 7:02:01 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 21 replies
    A shocking new video appearing to show at least 30 Christians being beheaded and shot by ISIS has been released this afternoon. The 29-minute video, titled 'Until It Came To Them - Clear Evidence', shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive in Libya. At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the 'followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church', are lined up in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach. fore the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians...

    04/19/2015 6:26:38 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 69 replies
    Church of St. Michael, NYC ^ | April 19, 2015 | by Fr. George W. Rutler
    Even in this Easter season, there are those who would nervously employ the secular convention of saying that they want Christ but not his Church, and that they can confess their sins to God without confessing to a priest. This ignores what Jesus did when he rose from the dead: he constructed the Church through his teaching during the forty days before the Ascension, and the first thing he did when he appeared to the apostles was to give them authority to forgive sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Saint John wrote that not all the books in the world...
  • Turkish Leaders Invoke Crusades, Inquisition in Reaction to Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Comment

    04/17/2015 2:43:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/17/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    As Turkey’s leaders fume over Pope Francis’ use of the term “genocide” to describe mass killings of Armenian Christians a century ago, the country’s top religious figure invoked the crusades and said the furor would accelerate a controversial scheme to turn Istanbul’s most famous historical church into a mosque.“The statement that the Catholic world’s spiritual leader delivered three days ago, saying Armenians had been subjected to a genocide, is extremely spectacular,” Mefail Hizli, the mufti of Ankara, said in a written statement, Hurriyet daily reported.Hizli said the pontiff’s comment “reflected a modern color of the crusader wars launched in these...
  • A Century After Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s Denial Only Deepens

    04/16/2015 8:03:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2015-04-16 | TIM ARANGO
    Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I. Turks by and large do not believe mass killings were planned. CUNGUS, Turkey — The crumbling stone monastery, built into the hillside, stands as a forlorn monument to an awful past. So, too, does the decaying church on the other side of this mountain village. Farther out, a crevice is sliced into the earth, so deep that peering into it, one sees only blackness. Haunting for its history, it was there that a century ago, an untold number of Armenians were tossed...
  • Turkey’s Century of Denial About an Armenian Genocide

    04/16/2015 9:41:52 AM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-16-2015 | TIM ARANGO
    CUNGUS, Turkey — The crumbling stone monastery, built into the hillside, stands as a forlorn monument to an awful past. So, too, does the decaying church on the other side of this mountain village. Farther out, a crevice is sliced into the earth, so deep that peering into it, one sees only blackness. Haunting for its history, it was there that a century ago, an untold number of Armenians were tossed to their deaths. “They threw them in that hole, all the men,” said Vahit Sahin, 78, sitting at a cafe in the center of the village, reciting the stories...
  • The Pope, Turks & Armenians: A Lesson for America (Caution: Graphic Content)

    04/15/2015 2:24:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | April 15, 2015 | Stephen Masty
    Pope Francis, recently referring to horrific slaughter of Armenians a century ago, set off a diplomatic incident with Turkey when he used the word genocide.* Considering that the Vatican lobbies the Turkish Government for better treatment of its small Christian minority, this is a brave and perhaps costly decision. The controversy holds an unexpected lesson for American conservatives.Armenians call it Metz Yegern, or The Great Evil. In a level-headed article, an Armenian English-language daily wrote: “The killings are recognized as genocide by a number of countries around the world, but Turkey’s allies Italy and the United States have avoided...
  • Fresno Armenian leaders praise Pope Francis' acknowledgment of genocide

    04/15/2015 8:51:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 4-12-15 | Rory Appleton
    Pope Francis’ remarks urging the world to recognize the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks a century ago as “the first genocide of the 20th century” drew unanimous praise Sunday from several prominent leaders of Fresno’s Armenian community. “Today’s papal remarks speak from our heart in not only advocating for Armenians but also recognizing that atrocities like genocide remain a point of concern,” said Berj Apkarian, who was named an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in October. “Denial of the Armenian genocide is the foundation for current and future genocides,” Apkarian added. “Genocide is continuing in the...
  • Armenia, the first Christian nation in the world, and the first genocide in the 20th century

    04/14/2015 6:32:21 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Armenia, the first Christian nation in the world, and the first genocide in the 20th century Edited by Julio Severo Armenia was the first nation to become Christian during the Roman era. According to ancient tradition, Noah’s Ark rested on Mount Ararat in the Armenian Mountain Range. Armenia’s Coat of Arms has Mount Ararat with Noah's Ark on top. Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi (410-490 AD) recounted the tradition that Noah’s son Japheth had a descendant named Hayk who shot an arrow in a battle near Lake Van c.2,500 BC killing Nimrod, builder of the Tower of Babel who was...