Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nancy Pelosi's Last Act As Speaker - Denying The Armenian Genocide

This is truly despicable.

In one of her final acts as Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) prevented a bill to recognize the Armenian genocide from reaching the House floor, a bill that enjoyed broad, bipartisan support.

"Despite a broad bipartisan majority of U.S. representatives prepared to vote in favor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution [H.Res. 252], U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose today to let this session of Congress expire without bringing this human rights legislation to a vote," Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) said in a statement on its website.

The Armenian genocide in 1915 resulted in the deaths of an estimated 900,000 to 1.5 million Armenians, was planned and ordered at the highest levels of the Turkish government and carried out by direct executions, enslavement and kidnapping, forced relocations into the desert and deliberate starvation.

This was the first modern attempt at genocide, and while for sheer high tech efficiency the Ottoman Turks couldn't match the Nazis, they were an example for them. At the infamous Wannsee Conference where the Final Solution for the Jews was decided on, Adolf Hitler, when one of his aides questioned whether the West would allow the Holocaust he had planned against Europe's Jews responded: "Who remembers the Armenians nowadays?"

He was unfortunately correct, especially since the Turks, unlike the Germans, have never admitted what happened or taken responsibility.

Apparently Pelosi and the Democrat controlled House felt 'Muslim outreach' and Turkey's 'honor' is more important than justice for Armenians..or even simple human decency.

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1 comment:

Rosey said...

Despicable. It's important to recognize this genocide for the reasons you laid out in your post. Hopefully this can be brought to the floor for a vote next year. Eff the Turks.