Friday, April 24, 2015

For 7th year in a row, Obama breaks promise to acknowledge Armenian genocide For 7th year in a row, Obama breaks promise to acknowledge Armenian genocide (CNN)

"He’s weak sauce in everything he does or fails to do."

Via WH Dossier:
President Obama issued a statement on the Armenian genocide that amounts to a contortionist act at the circus, implying the word “genocide” while twisting himself into knots to avoid using the actual term. Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, committed by the Turks. Obama promised during his 2008 campaign to finally use the dreaded word to describe what happened. But, frightened of the reaction by the Turks, he is breaking his promise.

The statement he issued instead must be the warm up by his joke writers, who are piecing together his remarks for Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner. Because this has to be a joke.

Obama lays it on thick, as if a surplus of emotion can atone for the deficit of moral fortitude. The statement is nearly 800 words, among them tear jerkers like “horrific,” “horrors” “solemn” “painful” “solemn” (again) “painful” (again) “terrible” and “dark.”

He tries as hard as possible to get within inches of using the word “genocide” without actually deploying it.

Keep reading Obama's "Hilarious Statement on Armenian Genocide"

Poignant Photos From Around The World Show Armenian Genocide Has Not Been Forgotten

Armenia remembers 'genocide campaign' 
" Ceremonies are being held in Armenia to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

"The presidents of France and Russia joined other leaders at the memorial for the victims on the outskirts of the capital, Yerevan.

"Armenia says up to 1.5 million people died, a figure disputed by Turkey.

"Turkey strongly objects to the use of the term genocide to describe the killings and the issue has soured relations between the nations." . . .

Armenian Genocide Anniversary Sparks Fiery Art in Los Angeles

 Disturbing and graphic photos of the massacre of the Christian Armenians by the Muslim Turks

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