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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Careful Now Turkey, You're Toying with the New Empire

Instant Karma's gonna get you,
Gonna knock you right on the head,
You better get yourself together,
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead,
What in the world you thinking of,
Laughing in the face of love,
What on earth you tryin' to do,
It's up to you, yeah you.
- John Lennon

Americans finally want to recognize the "1st Genocide" of the 20th century. The Armenian Genocide, authorized by specific Ottoman Empire legislation, is a historical fact. Nearly two million Armenians were systematically put to death by the Ottomans in the years between 1894 and 1923. Contemporary accounts in the New York Times, along with detailed historical research, leave little doubt about the events that took place. Men, women, and children of Armenian descent were rounded up in huge numbers and systematically put to death, just like Germany did to millions of people in the 1930s and 40s.
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U.S. Congress, the enabler of the new Empire's armies of colonization in the Middle East, wants to pass a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide. President George W. Bush, increasingly an irrelevant lame duck leader, effectively denied the existence of the Armenian Genocide in a statement earlier in the week. Bush sees no benefit to the Republican Party in the whole affair so he ordered the White House to join with the people of Turkey in the cover-up of the mass murders.

The support of the White House for Turkey seems strange considering that Turkey refused to allow U.S. armies to pass through to Iraq at the start of the U.S. War of Occupation. Turkey has also been told to stay out of the Kurdish sector of the new U.S. colony. The U.S. Air Base, at Incirlik Turkey, was later permitted to support the brutal invasion and subsequent colonization of Iraq.

A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the Armenian Genocide resolution on Tuesday. Bush quickly dispatched his loyal servant, Secretary of State Rice, to Turkey to apologize for the U.S. Congress. Bush is worried that Turkey might use the whole affair as an excuse to steal part of the new U.S. colony of Iraq. This would upset his dear friends the U.S. oil companies. Exxon Mobil and the rest of the gang have their hearts set on exploiting Iraqi oil reserves they were promised by Dick Cheney.

How Do The Jews Feel About Genocide?

One surprising detail in the historical records since World War II is the total silence of Israel and the Jews about this event. A day never passes where people in Europe or North America are not reminded of Nazi Germany's slaughter of the Jews, homosexuals, and other peoples deemed undesirable by Nazi leadership. Significant evidence even points to the Armenian Genocide as an example used by Hitler to support his own systematic slaughter of certain ethnic population. The silence of the neighboring Zionists in this new debate is almost deafening.

Turkey's Short-Sighted Response

Today the focus switched to the Turkish response to the U.S. Armenian Genocide Resolution. Turkey recalled their ambassador to the United States. Years ago this would have been seen as the last step before war breaks out between two nations. Now it simply means another diplomat is leaving a luxurious residence in Washington for an inconvenient stay back in his homeland. The Turkish Ambassador's wife probably misses shopping in the United States already.

Over the years Turkey has received billions of dollars of aid from the U.S.. The financial benefits of having a fraction of the Empire's fleet based in Turkey are significant to the economy around Incirlik Air Base. That flow of U.S. dollars is about to come to an abrupt halt.

Turkey's neighbor, the European Union, has long been skeptical of Turkey's human rights record. The rise of Islamic Fanaticism in Turkey is another source of concern for the E.U.. For years Europe has been considering Turkey as a possible new addition to their expanding union of nations. However Europe's relationship with the United States is significantly more important than any benefits Turkey might bring to the EU at some future date.

The Future

It seems more likely that the Turkish economy will suffer far more from this debacle than U.S. consumers. A shortage of designer jeans and other clothing imported from Turkey will be quickly covered by Communist China's sweatshops, no doubt. U.S. tourists, just beginning to discover the delights of a holiday in the Eastern Mediterranean, will be dissuaded by the U.S. State Department. Turkish visitors will continue to be harassed upon arrival at U.S. ports of entry, like all Muslim visitors since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Finally, and perhaps most significantly, the U.S. investment community will hesitate to flood any more capital into a region demonstrating hostility towards it. In this way the murders of all those innocent Armenians in 1915 will come back to haunt the descendants of the killers, as it should be in the end. Justice sometimes has a strange way of surfacing so many years after the crime is committed.

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