You are right! A public apology would be in order, but don't hold your breath. Not only have the Turks not apologized for the genocide of 3.5 million Christians in Asia Minor, they do not even admit to it. 1.8 million Armenians were slaughtered, 1.5 Greeks and I later learned that there were 750,000 or more Assyrians.
To admit to our role in the unnecessary deaths of all innocent civilians in a Balkan civil war would land us at The War Crimes Tribunal. We must remember that at the Lisbon Agreement in 1992 whereby all sides agreed to divide Bosnia up into three regions, our then U.S. ambassador, Warren Zimmermann went to Bosnian President, Alija Izetbegovic, and said that if he didn't like it, "why sign it?" They knew right then and there, they had Uncle Sam where they wanted him (you can use your own imagination)to fight their jihad for them.
posted on 01/11/2004 6:51:20 AM PST
Typographical error. It should have read, "1.8 Armenians, 1.7 Greeks. This was the static that was given at the 75th memorial services for the Christian victims in Asia Minor in Washington, D.C. As I stated, I later learned that over 750,000 Assyrians were also slaughtered.
posted on 01/11/2004 6:56:04 AM PST
"To admit to our role in the unnecessary deaths of all innocent civilians in a Balkan civil war would land us at The War Crimes Tribunal"
Justice...if we won't turn our citizens over to internat'l courts then WE MUST give them a fair trial in the US. Otherwise, we lose all credibility, possibly forever. The Clinton/KLArk debacle in YU continues to have a direct effect on our soldiers in the ME, as we pay/threaten to reinforce w/allied troops.
What oath of office, obligation of our President to tell the truth to our citizens? Throw the Clinton admin (he hasn't already killed)in a brig...make my day.
posted on 01/11/2004 8:34:38 AM PST
(To any Serb in Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia,Croatia: we screwed up, some of us are very sorry.)
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