Naming the unnamed and the Armenian Genocide and the legal case against Turkey
Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 7, 2009 at 08:06
I give you high marks as evil has to be exposed
>Hi, Dhimmi!> Oh we also have big chorus here in the Us that is paid by the Turks to rewrite history the likes of a so called scholar who shall remain unnamed who tells us that there was really no genocide!
Oh here is another member of the big chrous and that is Guenter Lewy
What is amazing about such chorus the likes of Lewy is that they want to be judges and juries.
The Armenian Genocide is an historical event. Historians can debate "what really happened" but in a court of law the evidence for and against such crime is another matter and the opinion of an historian is just an expert opinion and no more. But it seems that Lewy does not get it
The legal case of the claim by the Armenians that this was indeed a Genocide was examined by Leo Kuper in his book "Genocide" and he proved beyond reasonable doubt that it was indeed a Genocide based on the legal defintion of "what is really a genocide" as was established by the UN
And if Turkey and the likes of Lewy believe that the civilized world is slandering Turkey because there was no such thing as an Armenian Genocide as he claims then why not take the case to the Hague and let us see what happens
We should not be the likes of some pundit on CNN (or those so called scholars who placed a full page ad in the New York Times in 1985 claiming that there was no such thing as the Armenian Genocide) who seemed to be horrifed that how dare the Senate and the House debate an event (the Armenian Genocide) that took place more than 90 years ago and when he was told but the Jews of Europe were subjected to a similar fate some 65-70 years ago and should we also forget about them too? He never answered. Just amazing and very sad indeed as we owe it to the victims of not just the Armenian Genocide but to anyone that is subjected to such crime that they will not be forgotten
But again in the words Yeats' poem of loss and hope "Lapis Lazuli" and the old civilizations that were put to the sword
all things fall and are built again
And in the words of Patrica Crone "Old civilizations are not conjured away"
We should not forget the Armenians
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