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Armenian Genocide


I was extremely bored and wandering-minded (not a word) so I went to go check up on my favorite disbanded band, System of a Down. More specifically Serj Tankian (TONK-EE-IN) who's album I own.

After looking at his Youtube profile, there was a video titled President, I will Recognize the Armenian Genocide - Obama

This was actually the first time I hadheard of this historical event, and for good reason. The American government refuses that this ever happened because they don't want to allinate themselves from Turkey and lose the Air Bases they can use there to support the Iraq war.

Surfing across Serj's official site, I saw that System and him were/are a lot more active in this than I thought. All of this is outlined in the documentary [url=[sign in to see URL]

Note: It is an hour and a half long, but if you want to learn about this subject you best stick around the entire time.

It's selfish and stupid how the U.S and Turkish government denies the mass murder of millions of Armenians just to fight an illegal war and lose millions of more lives.

Still the Turkish outright deny this subject, even though it's been documented all over the world and the man who lead the genocide was tried and killed for his actions.

If you've ever researched this, or have taken a look at these videos, what is your opinion on it?
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Actually I have read a bit on this subject before, and am suprised at how little others know about it. But It may not just be because the U.S. and Turkish govs are being selfish, be because of the fact that the millions of Jews killed kinds of distracts others from it.
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Bearanimations wrote:

Actually I have read a bit on this subject before, and am suprised at how little others know about it. But It may not just be because the U.S. and Turkish govs are being selfish, be because of the fact that the millions of Jews killed kinds of distracts others from it.



The term genocide was coined by someone to explain the Holocaust based off of what happened in Armenia. This genocide took place 20 years or so prior to WWII, and was documented in nearly every country in the world.

They knew it happened, but they were busy fighting a war. After that was over however, they thought they could forget about it, throw it under the dust so they didn't have to deal with the foriegn policy issues. At the same time other countries were recognizing it as a genocide regardless of the consequences.

Now that we've gone so far into countries like Iraq and Afganistan (awful spelling) we don't want to insult the Turkish nation by proclaiming they did such a horrible act even though it was under the dictatorship of the Ottoman empire.

It happened and the U.S must recognize it.

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they could probably at least say sorry for what their ancestors did to the ancestors of the sons of Israel

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they could probably at least say sorry for what their ancestors did to the ancestors of the sons of Israel



The problem is though that they will have to pay for the restoration of the Armenian people to reinstitute their culture. The people of Turkey are afraid they will be punished, "cut up" for this atrocity 90 years ago. But simply put, the government doesn't want to pay.
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oh well, end of that topic. as it goes back to history.

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One time in my world history class in high school, my history teacher made fun of my class textbook for giving a small three-line paragraph on the Armenian Genocide. So, my teacher made the class do the research on it. It was probably the best thing as a learning experience.

I remembered the quote that Adolf Hitler recognized the genocide. He had said before the Holocaust and invasion of Poland:

"Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"

It’s time that USA recognizes this atrocity.
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Exactly Bambi. And it's not just Hilter who knew it happened. Several countries recognize it as a genocide but the U.S refuses to so they can keep their strategic position in the Middle East and fight this god damn war that is tearing us apart.
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Not unusual, until a couple years ago Japan too denied that they had committed any war crimes in WW2. It was never discussed and was a major point of contention between Japan and China, with teachers routinely fired for teaching the truth.

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anyone think it seems odd that some countries are leaving blanks, or not even teaching past history?

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