24th Of April- The anniversary of The Armenian Genocide

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  • justhuman

    Today is a day to remember what happened before 93 years in Turkey. Over of 1.5 millions Armenians were massacred by the Turks, in one of the most brudal Genocides of the 20th century. There are no words to describe what savage ways did the Turks used against the Armenian population.

    Today 93 years after Armenians demand the recognition of the Genocide by Turkey and International Community, the return of the Armenians to their ancestral land, and the condemnation and punishment of the crime to prevent the occurance of such crimes in the future

    Turkey refuses stubbornly the crime that they have commited and distorts history. Anyone in Turkey saying that there was a genocide according to a law it commits crime!!!Turkey MUST face their bloody past and this is the only way. Turkey is guilty for killing 1.5 million Armenians, and 0.5 millions Greeks, plus other minorities in the land that we call it Minor Asia. A land that for thousands of years shared by many cultures. Turkey the masters of Ethnic Cleansing brudaly vanished all those cultures in order to maintain a "pure" Turkish nation, and most of all tried to vanish from the face of the land in Minor Asia all Christian history, monuments, and anything had to do with Christianity

    Forgetting those people is like killing them twice. Our duty to the victims is to remember them and fight for their right that they have been victims of a Genocide

  • BurnTheShips



    Armenia is a small landlocked country, very much at the mercy of its big neighbors.


  • snowbird
  • dogisgod

    I'm sorry and angry on your behalf.

    I met a woman who is Bosnian and the leaders of the genocide in Bosnia were found not guilty of war crimes by The Hague. They had rape camps and slaughtered thousands and the dog breed that is native to that area along with many native wildlife are still being decimated by all the land mines that are still there. You don't take a walk in the countryside there. Untill those who commit these horrible crimes against humanity are held accountable I don't know what we can do. (This includes Pres Bush and George Chenny...oh and thank you Bill Clinton for refusing to make landmines illegal).

    There should be a lot of pressure put on Turkey and maybe if you write to every one in cong and senate and all world leaders you can begin the change.

    There are just so many millions who have been murdered who will never be heard unless someone speaks for them.

  • justhuman

    I agree with you dogisgod...If we just pretend that nothing happened we are also guilty. Indeed there were genocides in many places in the world. We have the power and we must fight for those victims. I have seen the Turkish brutality from first hand, when Turkey invated my country in 1974. Cyprus a small Island of 500,000 people and occupies ever since with the power of the U.S. weapons the 37% of the land

    There was ethnic cleansing, killing old men and small children. A total of 10,000 people killed, and 200,000 violently they cast way from their homes and became refugees in their own land. 1750 missing persons and for 34 years Turkey refuses to tell us what they have done with them. And in this persons we have infants!!!

    Citizens of the world it is time to take the future in our hands. It is time to get rid of all this politicians, and the few multinational companies that they are controling the world. If we go against their will they can't do anything. They can't make another war, or destroy the earth with the polution if we resist agains them and the matrix that they are offering to us.

  • Tired of the Hypocrisy
    Tired of the Hypocrisy

    There is a very large Armenian population in the Central valley here in California. Since January there have been several news stories about the genocide. Our local PBS station even ran a series of shorts on it. It is awful how they tried to sweep this ugliness under the rug. I can't imagine being around anything so terrible. To try and exterminate a race of people is immoral, criminal and evil.


    Having worked and lived with Armenians, I know first hand how much this day means to the Armenian community. It is indeed sad that the Turkish government denies that this genocide took place.

    April 24th is a day in which one ethnicity chooses to remember their dead. Sadly there is a group in Los Angeles who believes that one day is one day too many for anyone other than Latinos.

    Grant H.S. Increases Security After Culture Clash

    VAN NUYS, Calif. Grant High School will increase a police presence following outbreaks of shouting between Armenian and Latino students at the end of an Armenian genocide remembrance assembly.

    The disruption broke out at the Van Nuys school around noon on Wednesday, said Susan Cox of the Los Angeles Unified School District. No arrests were made and there were no injuries reported.

    The shouting apparently started with Latino students taking issue with the program. School police quickly intervened.

    "The students that were involved in the friction were sent home with their parents," said Principal Linda Ibach.

    "We did ask the parents to pick them up themselves. Some of the students were suspended over the next couple of days. We will sort all that out on Monday when the students return."

    Ibach said extra officers would be deployed at the campus through Monday "just to make sure that we are all calmed down."

    Los Angeles' CBS affiliate

  • Hortensia

    Unfortunately, genocide is not an isolated crime:
    Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000
    Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39) 23,000,000 (the purges plus Ukraine's famine)
    Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945) 12,000,000 (concentration camps and civilians WWII)
    Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44) 5,000,000 (civilians in WWII)
    Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79) 1,700,000

    Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94) 1.6 million (purges and concentration camps)
    Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78) 1,500,000
    Ismail Enver (Turkey, 1915) 1,200,000 Armenians
    Yakubu Gowon (Biafra, 1967-1970) 1,000,000
    Leonid Brezhnev (Afghanistan, 1979-1982) 900,000

    Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994) 800,000
    Suharto (East Timor, West Papua, Communists, 1966-98) 800,000
    Saddam Hussein (Iran 1980-1990 and Kurdistan 1987-88) 600,000
    Tito (Yugoslavia, 1945-1987) 570,000
    Yahya Khan (Pakistan, 1971) vs Bangladesh 500,000

    Fumimaro Konoe (Japan, 1937-39) 500,000? (Chinese civilians)
    Savimbi (Angola, 1975-2002) 400,000
    Mullah Omar - Taliban (Afghanistan, 1986-2001) 400,000
    Idi Amin (Uganda, 1969-1979) 300,000
    Yahya Khan (Bangladesh, 1970-1971) 300,000

    Benito Mussolini (Ethiopia, 1936; Yugoslavia, WWII) 300,000
    Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire, 1965-97) ?
    Charles Taylor (Liberia, 1989-1996) 220,000
    Foday Sankoh (Sierra Leone, 1991-2000) 200,000
    Slobodan Milosevic (Yugoslavia, 1992-96) 180,000

    Michel Micombero (Burundi, 1972) 150,000
    Hassan Turabi (Sudan, 1989-1999) 100,000
    Jean-Bedel Bokassa (Centrafrica, 1966-79) ?
    Richard Nixon (Vietnam, 1969-1974) 70,000 (vietnamese civilians)
    Efrain Rios Montt (Guatemala, 1982-83) 70,000

    Papa Doc Duvalier (Haiti, 1957-71) 60,000
    Hissene Habre (Chad, 1982-1990) 40,000
    Chiang Kai-shek (Taiwan, 1947) 30,000 (popular uprising)
    Vladimir Ilich Lenin (USSR, 1917-20) 30,000 (dissidents executed)
    Francisco Franco (Spain) 30,000 (dissidents executed after the civil war)

    Fidel Castro (Cuba, 1959-1999) 30,000
    Lyndon Johnson (Vietnam, 1963-1968) 30,000
    Hafez Al-Assad (Syria, 1980-2000) 25,000
    Khomeini (Iran, 1979-89) 20,000
    Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe, 1982-87, Ndebele minority) 20,000

    Rafael Videla (Argentina, 1976-83) 13,000
    Guy Mollet (France, 1956-1957) 10,000 (war in Algeria)
    Paul Koroma (Sierra Leone, 1997) 6,000
    Osama Bin Laden (worldwide, 1993-2001) 3,500
    Augusto Pinochet (Chile, 1973) 3,000
    Al Zarqawi (Iraq, 2004-06) 2,000

  • dogisgod

    Hortensia, that is so depressing and yet it is just the tip of the iceberg.

  • snowbird


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