Been a while since previous blog entry.
I have been following the events back in the USA, as have almost all of the
expats here in my social circle. Quite
frankly, I have had little to add that is new or novel to the comments in the
blogosphere or the social media (or, for that matter, out on the street).
have now encountered a news thread that has not been on the front pages of the
MSM, nor, for that matter, has it gotten big time billing in the alternative
media. It is an international political
issue, it is an action I personally applaud, and I believe that it needs to get
more airing. Therefore, it is blogworthy
by my standards.
in Israel, the Education, Culture and Sports Committee of the Knesset has
recognized the Genocide committed by the Ottoman Turks against the
Armenians in 1915, and has urged the full Knesset to follow suit.
The sentiment in the street here has long
favored such a move on an official level, but political considerations have
precluded it. Since the establishment of
Israel in 1948, the situation had been one of enmity with Arab neighbors (i.e.,
Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.). It therefore was essential for Israel to
maintain political and commercial ties with Turkey, a nation which, although
essential Muslim, was not Arab, and, for its own reasons, wished (and still
wishes) to have influence in what had been territory under its governance.
that Turkey is no longer the secular Turkey as envisioned by Kemal Atatürk, and
Turkey is simultaneously purporting to normalize its relations with Israel
following the Mavi Marmara affair, while at the same time giving shelter, aid,
and comfort to terrorist organizations, Israel can now also engage in similar
for one, would like to see the full Knesset officially endorse this one. The world was silent when the Turks committed
this atrocity in the fog of World War I, and I believe that their allies, the
Germans, got some inspiration and ideas for their own World War II atrocities
from the Turks' example.
See, Monkey Do!
Labels: Armenian genocide, Holocaust, Israel, Nazis., Turkey