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94th Anniversary of a Horrible Tragedy

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“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”–Hitler


(Pictured Above: Starved mother with child)

(Pictured Above: Heads of Armenian Intellectuals)

Today marks the 94th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and this post is dedicated to the 1,500,000 Armenians who were killed on April 24, 1915, in the Ottoman Empire. Beyond disappointing, I find it disturbing how after so many years, people still deny the genocide from happening. It’s like denying the Jewish Holocaust, in which case Hitler actually used the Armenian Genocide as his blueprint.

Denial is killing twice.

It is important to recognize events in history so that people don’t make the same mistakes. There are many groups dedicated to getting recognition for this unfortunate tragedy, and you can find basic information about it at http://www.genocide1915.info/.

Below is a video of Serj Tankian (Sytem of a Down), Tom Morello and others talk about Turkey’s denial of the Armenian Genocide and urge President Obama to stand by his pledge for recognition.

Here is an Open letter to US President Barak Obama:

Dear Mr. Obama, April 24, 2009 will mark the 94th anniversary of a horrible tragedy in human history; the 1915 Armenian Genocide committed by the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
How can we forget the cries of more than 1.5 million innocent victims of this bloody massacre? They vanished almost a century ago but their voices sill echoes in our hearts.
“Why did this happen to us? Why did the world let this happen? Where is justice?”

As their decedents and conscientious human beings, we have carried on their plea for recognition of their pain and suffering. We have committed ourselves to fight until they would get their fair trial so their tortured souls would lay in peace.

Dear president, we have supported you throughout your campaign, because we believed in you and we believed that you would recognize the Armenian Genocide as “genocide” and nothing less. We know that the Turkish propaganda machine has been working very hard, trying everything to influence you, pressure you, and remind that Turkey is the ally of US. We hope that you would not give in. We hope that in your decision will be based on what is morally right, thus weighing recognition of the Armenian Genocide above all the politics.

The Armenian Genocide of 1915 still hurts and haunts us today. It is an open wound for every Armenian and for humanity. We believe that recognition of the Armenian Genocide will close one of the darkest chapters in humanity, so that we can move on, heal our hearts and rebuild our country.

How do you feel about all the lies and denials?

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Written by Annie

April 24, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Posted in Middle East

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7 Responses

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  1. It really is a shame how people value the wrong things nowadays. My sympathy to the Armenian community.

    Anonymous

    April 24, 2009 at 10:09 pm

  2. So sad. My condolences and sympathy to the Armenians.

    Carol

    April 24, 2009 at 10:11 pm

  3. Obama’s all words and no action.

    Jason

    April 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm

  4. The Turkish government is full of liars and prideful cowards.

    Golden_Battler

    April 24, 2009 at 10:30 pm

  5. Annie, I know when you become president of US one day, you will recognize it! =) If it’s not done by then!

    Anna

    April 25, 2009 at 1:02 pm

  6. Thank you everyone for your comments.

    Annie

    April 26, 2009 at 12:06 am

  7. wow…

    Anonymous

    June 13, 2009 at 8:01 pm


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