Hillary Wants our Votes, But She Has Memory Problems - She Can't Remember the Word,"Genocide"

  • Suetonius

    Posts: 1842

    Apr 27, 2015 10:17 PM GMT
    100 Years Since the barbarian army of Turkey Murdered 1.5 Million Armenians, and Hillary still can't say the word "Genocide." So what is a liberal voter to do? - I can't vote for this two-faced, amnesiac politician. (It really does not matter, so I won't vote for President - she will win California's electoral votes regardless - the machine has already endorsed her, and the republicans could not win California if they ran Jesus Christ.)

    Last week was the 100 year anniversary of the genocide, and the Turks deny that it happened and hope everyone will forget. Obama's policy is (and Bill Clinton's was) never to mention it - After all, we wouldn't want to offend those pleasant murdering Turks. Not much different from the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews, the Rwandan genocide, the Serbian genocide of muslim Bosnians, and the current islamic Daish/ISIS genocides of christians and Sunni muslims in the mid-east, the Turk's genocide of the Armenians is historical fact. In 1919, Henry Morgenthau, U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire at the time, said about the Armenian Genocide, “I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this.” Even Ronald Regan condemned it, along with the Cambodian genocide.

    In January, 2008, Hillary issued a campaign statement including, "I believe the horrible events perpetuated by the Ottoman empire against the Armenians constitute a clear case of genocide . . . .and as President I will recognize the Armenian genocide." But her mind was apparently already gone by February 12, 2012, when she had forgotten the word genocide, and said, “I think it’s fair to say that this has always been viewed, and I think properly so, as a matter of historical debate and conclusions rather than political." So Obama the wimp didn't want to offend the Turks by calling a spade a spade. But supposedly Hillary might use her own mind now that she is no longer a part of his administration. If she has one. Or maybe she is still the two-faced soulless politician she always was. She could probably deny with a straight face that the Holocaust against Jews had occurred, if she thought it might somehow get her some kind of advantage.
  • Lincsbear

    Posts: 2605

    Apr 27, 2015 10:53 PM GMT
    She`s not alone in this 'amnesia'.
    It was noticeable in the run up to the Iraq war in 2003 that the Imperial War Museum in London, following representations from the Turkish and US governments, removed any mention of what happened to the Armenians in 1915 at the hand of the Ottoman Empire in its exhibition of twentieth century genocides. It was done to keep Turkey sweet so US/UK air forces could operate from there in their bombing of Iraq; proving the truth is the first casualty of war.
    There`s also the question of Turkey`s treatment of the Kurds; something not often mentioned among NATO governments.
    Few western politicians want to offend Turkey given its strategic geographic and political position regarding the Middle East and Russia.
    It`s another example of how our politicians have a flexible attitude to human rights when it comes to finding allies in the world, and make common cause with some very unpleasant regimes.