Tuesday, August 21, 2007

We Have Won Round One, But the ADL's Half-Measures Do Not Go Far Enough

Christopher Jon Bjerknes


The ADL has just released the following press release which acknowledges the well known fact that the slaughter of Christian Armenians was in fact an act of genocide. However, Foxman stated,

"Having said that, we continue to firmly believe that a Congressional resolution on such matters is a counterproductive diversion and will not foster reconciliation between Turks and Armenians and may put at risk the Turkish Jewish community and the important multilateral relationship between Turkey, Israel and the United States."

This is unacceptable. It is an insult to the 1.5 million murdered Armenians, and to the dignity and intelligence of Armenians worldwide. The US Congress should recognize the Armenian genocide. Furthermore, we should push for an apology from the Turkish Government, from the Kurds, and from World Jewry for the crime of the Armenian genocide. Israel, Turkey and the Kurds should also make reparations to the Armenians and Armenia, though there is truly no way to justly compensate them for the mass murder of one and a half million people.

Since when do we the American People allow the crypto-Jews who run Turkey to regulate our internal politics? Unfortunately, for quite some time now. . .

Can anyone imagine what would happen if a leader who purports to combat bigotry had said that we should ignore the genocide of European Jewry because that is a matter between Jews and Germans and we do not wish to strain our relationship with Germany? Ask yourselves what is truly behind this messy fiasco.

When you think of the victims of the Armenian genocide, have the decency to feel for their suffering as you feel for the suffering of the victims of Nazi genocide. When you condemn the Jews, Turks and Kurds who perpetrated this crime against humanity, have the decency to condemn them in the strongest terms with which you condemn the Nazis.

ADL Statement on the Armenian Genocide

ADL now calls WW I-era massacre in Armenia a genocide

ADL reverses itself on Armenian genocide

Armenian genocide? ADL debate hitting home