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Senate Time Heals All Wounds

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jabbadabbado, May 16, 2014.

  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Well it's more that we need Turkey as a NATO ally, and Israel wants all the attention and sympathy as genocide victims, so the Armenian genocide is officially not a thing in the West.
     
  2. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I'm still not exactly sure what the Republic of Turkey has to lose by not denying it. Financial loss from potential reparations, I guess, but the current Turkish state was founded by overthrowing the one that genocide-ed the Armenians (and Greeks and Assyrians).
     
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  3. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    I knew nothing of this, just had a quick read - those poor *****rs got properly ironed out.

    I guess the squeaky wheel gets the oil/natural gas
     
  4. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Pride?

    And generally the Armenian Genocide is understood to include the indigenous and Greek Christian populations, right? That's how I learned it.
     
  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Well, Greeks aren't Armenians, so. :p
     
  6. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Sure, but the term Armenian Genocide refers to the historical act which included those groups. I take your point though.

    I'd like to hear from Jabba-wocky in defence of Mr Obama's abject cowardice regarding the Genocide. Why, Wocky, is Mr Obama so deplorably lacking courage on this matter?
     
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  7. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    "would also make it illegal to use the term 'Polish death camp' anywhere in the world"

    But how else would you refer to Polish death camps if you can't call them Polish death camps?

    Can you get away with "death camps in Poland"?
     
  9. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Polish Curiously Concurrent Mass Disappearance Centers
     
  10. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Needs an asterisk denoting it's a Polish death camp.

    Oh. ****.

    I realised the law wants to make it illegal to refer to Polish death camps anywhere in the word and I keep referring to Polish death camps. This ban on Polish death camps as a phrase is really going to be the end of me.