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The Armenian Genocide

April 24th is the day Armenians around the world have set aside to remember the Armenian Genocide of 1915.  April 24, 1915 marked the beginning of a large scale Genocide carried out by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians.

My great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide and before her death was able to share the story of her experiences with my family and myself.

In the next few days, leading up to April 24th, I will be posting information and a variety of links about the Armenian Genocide, survivor accounts, and photo collections.

Here is a great article outlining the Armenian Genocide and events within it.

And an article from the NY Times in 1922 giving accounts of the Genocide and dispelling the stories put out by the Turkish Government.

The series of posts on the Armenian Genocide:


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  1. thtruthisoutthere April 23rd, 2009 8:28 am

    April 24, 2009 marks the 94th anniversary of beginning of the Armenian Genocide. From that date in 1915 until 1923 somewhere between one and half to two million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire.

    Today the Ottoman Empire has fallen. It has been replaced by the government of Turkey. The only difference is that nothing much else has changed. The Ottoman Turks never accepted their responsibilities and Turkish Government has spent the last 86 years denying the same results.

    Why is this important today? Through The People Speak’s Global Debate program my school has been able to talk, converse and debate this spring all about alternative energy. The oddest or most strange fact is that most things in this world are not unrelated. Take for example Iraq, if Iraq had not been so rich in oil do you think the United States and their allies would have gone to war twice with Iraq in a little more than ten years?

    Probably not, right? If that is the case, then we should be able to realize that much of our foreign policy is nothing more than a thin disguise for a nation’s desire for natural resources or large company’s desires for increased profits.

    What can oil, Iraq, Turkey, alternative energy and the Armenian genocide have to do with each other? The answer is both fascinating and provocative. The Untied States needs Turkey for political and military reasons. The United States under this current “energy policy of biotic oil” is telling everyone that oil is running out and we need to make sure that our sources of oil are protected. What we have learned through Global Debates is that this may not be the case.

    Now, what would happen if our energy policy was wrong? What would happen if words meant something and if you said you would support an Armenian Genocide resolution and then not simply talk about but do it. As long as the world is operating under the old, tired, worn theory that oil is biologically created we are going to be tied to chains that cause a foreign policy not to stand up for what is right, but to sit down and accept what is politically polite.

    Frankly this is another call to wake up and begin a debate on alternative energy right here, right now. Maybe if the President Obama would lead the United States in this debate we could then end our reliance on allies who insist upon denying the existence of their country’s position that the Armenian Genocide did not take place and maybe we could stop the large ex-political lobbyist from Washington who are applying a great deal of pressure not to take a moral stand on this issue.

    To make all things end well, we need to look at oil and who it is formed. If oil is recyclable then the United States foreign policy should be discarded as relic of the 18th century mind.

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