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(Alleged) Armenian Genocide

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Learn something new everyday ...
    Last night driving back from Columbus, I hear a radio commercial from a local business seeking to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. I'd never heard of it. Apparently it's a bit controversial - as far as the US, Italy and of course Turkey is concerned.
    Today, Pope Francis spoke out and caused a bit of an international scene with Turkey.

    Anyway, If you've never head of the Armenian genocide ...
    Armenian Genocide of 1915: An Overview - New York Times

    Sounds like genocide to me ...
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    This has been a recurring plot theme on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    It's not an allegation.
  4. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Orville is obviously not a System of a Down fan. Of course, I don't know who is; that band sucks.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I was going to say ...
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    If there's anything that might swing world opinion in favor of genocide, that might do it.
    doctorquant and Mr. Sunshine like this.
  7. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Heard an interesting NPR piece on this earlier in the week.

    Also who is alleging what?
  8. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    So many furniture jokes ...
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Sad how many people don't know about this. And it is not alleged. It happened.
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  10. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Basically the only people who deny it are the Turks.
  11. Yeah I don't there's any doubt it happened. They are arguing semantics.
    "Yeah, more than a million Armenians died, but .. it wasn't technically 'genocide,'" is the Turks argument.
    The US and Italy would rather ignore the issue due to its alliance with Turkey in the Middle East.
  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    About it not being an allegation, or that System of a Down sucks?

    (You're not wrong about either.)
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