April 20, 2015

UN: Slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians is not genocide

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rejected the Pope’s categorization of the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as genocide. 
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians during World War I was not genocide, but rather “atrocity crimes.” The categorization was in response to a statement made earlier by the Pope, who called it “the first genocide of the 20th century.”
April 24, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide. On that date, the Ottoman Empire rounded up 250 Armenian leaders and intellectuals whom they accused of supporting the Russian enemy in World War I. The Ottomans then executed Armenian men of military age and sent the elderly, women and children on death marches into the Syrian desert. Scholars estimate that 1-1.5 million Armenians died.
The term “genocide” was coined in 1943 by Raphael Lemkin, a Jewish refugee from Poland, specifically to describe the experience of the Armenians.
In recognition of the approaching anniversary, Pope Francis held a special mass in memory of the victims, during which he noted the “three massive and unprecedented tragedies” of the past century. “The first, which is widely considered the first genocide of the 20th century, struck your own Armenian people,” he said. “Bishops and priests, religious women and men, the elderly and even defenseless children and the infirm were murdered.”
The other two tragedies were the Holocaust and the Stalinist massacres, he said. Israel will commemorate the Holocaust on Yom Hashoah, which begins Wednesday night.
Turkey responded to the Pope’s statement by recalling its ambassador to the Vatican for consultations. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that “to read these sorrows in a one-sided way is inappropriate for the pope and the authority that he holds,” while Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu described it as “far from the legal and historical reality.”
The UN contradicted the pope’s description of the mass killings as genocide. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that Ban took note of the pope’s comments but is aware of “the sensitivities related to the characterization of what happened.” Dujarric does not envision a fact-finding inquiry into the genocide, saying, “There’ve been discussions with the countries concerned, and communities concerned and I think it’s important that those discussions continue.”


  1. Well of course he did.
    The last thing any of these shape shifting snakes in the grass want is anyone to find out who "The Young Turks" really were.*

    Here's a hint. *("the usual suspects")

  2. Oh I'm sorry. Did I say genocide? I didn't mean to say that. I meant to say the mass slaughter of innocent men women and children. Thanks for correcting me.

  3. . . . just as it wouldn't be a tragedy if everyone connected with the UN were to disappear forever.

  4. talk about the ULTIMATE HYPOCRITES ----
    It is OKAY to DENY any HOLOCAUST, except "The Special" one.
    outrage and SELECTIVE consideration. Well THANK YOU for this perfect
    illustration of your HYPOCRISY and DUPLICITY. WHENEVER I hear WHINING
    about "holocaust denial" I will show people WHAT IT IS......
    US Jewish group retracts stance on Armenian genocide AFP and EJP 25/Aug/2007
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's Prime Minister:"With this statement, they have retracted their previous erroneous step."
    ANKARA (AFP-EJP)---A prominent US Jewish advocacy group has retracted its decision to call the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire a genocide, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.
    "The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) has sent us a statement sharing our sensitivity on this issue," Erdogan was quoted by the Anatolia news agency as saying.
    "With this statement, they have retracted their previous erroneous step."
    The ADL unleashed anger in Turkey this week when it said in a written statement that it had changed its position on the Armenian massacres after consultations with experts.
    But in a separate statement on Thursday the group was more circumspect on the World War I events.
    "Although independent scholars may have reached a consensus about the genocide, in an effort to help accomplish the reconciliation (between Turkey and Armenia) there is room for further dispassionate scholarly examination of the details of those dark and terrible days," the second statement read.

  5. Just SAY IT:

    Israel has always been reluctant to describe the Turkish massacre of the
    Armenians by the Turks in 1915 as “genocide.” It has always been
    believed that the reason for Israel’s reticence was not to upset
    Israel’s close military and diplomatic ties with Turkey. However, more
    evidence is being uncovered that the Armenian genocide was largely the
    work of the Dönmeh (a secret JEWISH sect) leadership of the Young Turks.
    Historians like Ahmed Refik, who served as an intelligence officer in
    the Ottoman army, averred that it was the aim of the Young Turks to
    destroy the Armenians, who were mostly Christian. The Young Turks, under
    Ataturk’s direction, also expelled Greek Christians from Turkish cities
    and attempted to commit a smaller-scale genocide of the Assyrians, who
    were also mainly Christian.
    One Young Turk from Salonica, Mehmet
    Talat, was the official who carried out the genocide of the Armenians
    and Assyrians. A Venezuelan mercenary who served in the Ottoman army,
    Rafael de Nogales Mendez, noted in his annals of the Armenian genocide
    that Talat was known as the “renegade Hebrew of Salonica.” Talat was
    assassinated in Germany in 1921 by an Armenian whose entire family was
    lost in the genocide ordered by the “renegade Hebrew.” It is believed by
    some historians of the Armenian genocide that the Armenians, known as
    good businessmen, were targeted by the business-savvy Dönmeh because
    they were considered to be commercial competitors.

  6. Right on, the "Young Turks" were Masonic Jews.

  7. You didn't say it so I will..

    The "Young Turks" were Jews.

    There. How you like me now?