The Macedonian Tendency: Armenian Resolution, The Holocaust and Anti-Macedonianism

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Armenian Resolution, The Holocaust and Anti-Macedonianism

By David Edenden:

This is a very good article on the "Armenian Genocide Resolution". Here are some of my thoughts on the politics of this problem.

I just wanted to point out that one of the sponsors of this resolution is Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California, who is, coincidentally, one of the leading members of the "Greek Issues Caucus" which backing Greece's attempt to wipe Macedonia off the map in addition to the small ethnic Macedonian minority in Greece.
Rep. Adam B.Schiff, Democrat of California

If truth be told, I expect Adam Schiff to dance on the graves of ethnic Macedonians in Greece, if it will get him the Greek vote in his constituency. What I am continually surprised at is that journalists like NEELA BANERJEE (see below) do not see this dance as newsworthy.

There's the rub!

Armenian Issue Presents a Dilemma for U.S. Jews
New York Times:

Published: October 19, 2007

The next day at his home, Mr. Mehr, the son of a Holocaust survivor, voiced the anger many Jews and Armenians feel toward Abraham H. Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director. “Abe Foxman, like George W. Bush, is mumbling that it may not have been genocide,” Mr. Mehr said. “Foxman talks about commissions of scholars who should study this. That, to me, rang exactly like Ahmadinejad saying, ‘Let’s have a committee to study the Holocaust.’ Give me a break.”
Jewish leaders have long sought to focus attention on the killings of Armenians, starting with the American ambassador to Turkey in 1915, Henry Morgenthau Sr., who wrote in a cable that the Turkish violence against Armenians was “an effort to exterminate the race.” Several members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who voted for the resolution, including a key sponsor, Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California, are Jewish.

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