Monday, April 06, 2009

Slate: We must resist Turkish pressure to distort history.

[...] It is now being hinted that if either President Obama or the Congress goes ahead with the endorsement of the genocide resolution, Turkey will prove uncooperative on a range of issues, including the normalization of the frontier between Turkey and Armenia and the transit of oil and gas pipelines across the Caucasus.

When the question is phrased in this thuggish way, it can be slyly suggested that Armenia's own best interests are served by joining in the agreement to muddy and distort its own history. Yet how could any state, or any people, agree to abolish their pride and dignity in this way? And the question is not only for Armenians, who are economically hard-pressed by the Turkish closure of the common border. It is for the Turks, whose bravest cultural spokesmen and writers take genuine risks to break the taboo on discussion of the Armenian question. And it is also for Americans, who, having elected a supposedly brave new president, are being told that he—and our Congress too—must agree to collude in a gigantic historical lie. A lie, furthermore, that courageous U.S. diplomacy helped to expose in the first place. This falsification has already gone on long enough and has been justified for reasons of state. It is, among other things, precisely "for reasons of state," in other words for the clear and vital announcement that we can't be bought or intimidated, that April 24, 2009, should become remembered as the date when we affirmed the truth and accepted, as truth-telling does, all the consequences.

The full article by Christopher Hitchens is available here.

8 comments:

Hayaser said...

wow, Ju.s.a. largest most powerful empire in all of mankind history has to bow down to some shit bag turd goat and donkey raping homo erotic genociding country as turGAY.

i will wear a t-shirt...
"Ju.s.a. bows down to turGAY"

Armen Filadelfiatsi said...

"shit bag turd goat and donkey raping homo erotic genociding country as turGAY."

I love it. My goat-fucking brain compels me: "shit bag turd goat and donkey raping homo erotic genociding country as turGAY."

Can a come up with something more perfect?

"shit bag turd goat and donkey raping homo erotic genociding country as turGAY."

Vanderful. My unemployed Uzbeki alcoholic taxi driver friend says: Everything is OK. No Problem.

nazarian said...

I don't think you can top that.

Haik said...

Hayaser every day makes real progress breaking the limits of brainpower. I don't say human brain because it excels the human capacity.

Anonymous said...

watch out, cuz hayaser may be given a few bucks to be the new circus ringleader of the opposition now that nikolik is partying with vano!

Anonymous said...

anonymous, instead of making fun of nikol and vano, why don't you go to bed with your beloved little serjik or your little tashnag mafia leaders, no matter what your tashnakik leaders do, your and their backgammon playing party remains a fascist, idle party, so take care, when vano and nikol return, your yellow tashnak ass will be back in your USA or Bourj Hammoud, to continue your little domestic fights over local, church delegate positions or school teacher positions, what a shame, a tashnag "martoug" in bed with little SS martoug is speaking about vano...huh...

Anonymous said...

dear anonymous child of vano and shamiram - (a fitting name to the party of mistresses and whores) -

i don't need any arf, or bourj hamud or backgammon or any other stuff. just glad to see armenia rid of the leeches one by one.

bye bye ltp, ivan/vano, telman, nikolai and the others who are like roaches scrambling when the sun comes up.

Anonymous said...

no you should say bye bye to yourself and your rotten 100 year old slogans and their owners, illegitimate son of khoren 1, one of the dividers of armenian church,
take your filthy dollars and "hayda" out of Armenia straight to your cave