Politics Jive Turkey
posted by October 17 at 0:41 AMon
Obviously, the resolution is unfortunately timed (about a century too late), and obviously the situation on the ground in Iraq is pressing, but goddamnóshouldn’t this bit of semantics matter, especially now? Turkey is going to withdraw its support (which could mean not just pulling troops but also maybe raiding Northern Iraq to clash with the Kurdish Workers Party) if the U.S. House of Representatives acknowledges what we all know about their ugly past? How is that acceptable? And how craven do the reps on both sides sound when scurrying for cover? And, oh yeah, how many Armenians have to have been slaughtered because they were Armenians for it to be called a genocide 92 years later? Even by the country that committed it? Even a noted German leader understood this one (well, allegedly).