The Macedonian Tendency: Rep. Adam Schif is Pro-Armenian, Pro-Greek but Anti-Macedonian

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Rep. Adam Schif is Pro-Armenian, Pro-Greek but Anti-Macedonian

When all is said and done, blogging for the truth does not amount to a hill of beans when it collides with the power of a powerful lobby, in this case Armenian.

My suggestion to Turkey is to try to get a US congressman to offer an amendment "The Armenian Genocide Resolution" sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff. This amendment would equate Greece's treatment, TODAY, of its ethnic Macedonian minority as cultural genocide.

Rep. Adam Schiff is aware of Greece's policy and endorses it since he is one of
77 US Representatives who co-sponsored Resolution 521 which adopted the Greek position on the Greek - Macedonian name dispute. It demands that Macedonians change the name of their country, The Republic of Macedonia their language, Macedonian their religion, The Macedonian Orthodox Church and their history to delete the existence of ethnic Macedonians in Greece.

Rep. Adam Schif is part of the vast American conspiracy of hack politicians to destabilize the world for their short term political advantage.

The House's Ottoman AgendaWashington Post: 
So, yes: The Armenian Genocide Resolution sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff does matter, logically or not. Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul spent several days in Washington last month lobbying against it, though the Turkish-American agenda is chockablock with seemingly more important issues. Friends of Turkey in Washington, from American Jewish organizations to foreign policy satraps, are working the Hill; so is the Bush team. On the other side is the well-organized and affluent Armenian American community, 1.4 million strong, and some powerful friends -- including the new House speaker, Nancy Pelosi.Here is a debate that could occur only in Washington -- a bizarre mix of frivolity and moral seriousness, of constituent pandering, far-flung history and front-line foreign policy. And that's just on the American side; in Turkey there is the painful struggle of a deeply nationalist society to come to terms with its past, and in the process become more of the Western democracy it wants to be.
Start with the pandering: Schiff, a Democrat from Los Angeles, cheerfully concedes that there are 70,000 to 80,000 ethnic Armenians in his district, for whom the slaughter of Armenians by the Young Turk regime during World War I is "anything but ancient history." Local politics also explains why a resolution that has failed numerous times in the past 20 years is suddenly looking like a juggernaut: Pelosi, of San Francisco, also has many Armenian supporters.

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