With Its Continued Denial of The Armenian Genocide, US Takes the Low Moral Ground – Again: Another Sign of How Low US Has Sunk Internationally
While running for president in 2008, both Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama pledged to the Armenian American voters to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915, if elected president, as had done candidates before them. But, they too broke that promise when in office, as had done others.
When asked about it, as Secretary of State, Clinton repeated the Turkish government’s line and said that there was a “dispute” about it. A dispute? About whether the systematic massacre of 1.5 million unarmed defenseless Armenians living under Turkish occupation, meant to “leave only one Armenian to put in museum for everyone to see” was a genocide or not? About a genocide which Hitler used and mentioned as an example and which the Zionist apartheid state of Israel also shamelessly denies as favor to Turkey? About a genocide for which the word “genocide” was coined and used for the first time?
President Obama too, likewise, broke his promise and continued the shameless denial of the Genocide, during his 8 years of presidency, as a favor to the NATO member and servant of imperialism.
Denial of a genocide is the continuation of the genocide; it is the continuation of the collective tormenting of the survivors of the genocide, and a display of the mindset of genocide.
Tomorrow, on April 24, the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Armenians everywhere will protest the denial of the Armenian Genocide, at Turkish embassies, as they do every year, including tens of thousands in Los Angeles. This protest should also be against the US and Israel, not only for their denial of the Armenian Genocide, but also for their genocidal policies in occupied Palestine and throughout the Middle East.