Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Obama and the G word

Some interesting articles on Obama's non-use of the word "genocide" in relation to the Turkish genocidal killing of 1,500,000 Armenian Christians in 1915. It's still a hot political issue, one about which the Turks remain happy to exercise some quite brutal censorship. Will they keep up that oppression if they get into the EU?

Obama himself said in January 2008: "The Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence."

What will he say on April 24th?

See Robert Fisk in December 2008 and again today, as well as The Guardian today.

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