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Obama Issues Hilarious Statement on Armenian Genocide

President Obama issued a statement on the Armenian genocide that amounts to a contortionist act at the circus, implying the word “genocide” while twisting himself into knots to avoid using the actual term.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, committed by the Turks. Obama promised during his 2008 campaign to finally use the dreaded word to describe what happened. But, frightened of the reaction by the Turks, he is breaking his promise.

The statement he issued instead must be the warm up by his joke writers, who are piecing together his remarks for Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner. Because this has to be a joke.

Obama lays it on thick, as if a surplus of emotion can atone for the deficit of moral fortitude. The statement is nearly 800 words, among them tear jerkers like “horrific,” “horrors” “solemn” “painful” “solemn” (again) “painful” (again) “terrible” and “dark.”

He tries as hard as possible to get within inches of using the word “genocide” without actually deploying it. He calls it “a mass atrocity,” which is close, and suggests – hint, hint – that he really thinks it is a genocide by declaring, “I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view has not changed.” His own view of it as a “genocide” having been expressed from the safer grounds of the Senate.

How very lawyerly of him.

He uses the Armenian term for the massacre, Meds Yeghern, as if to say – hint, hint – that he agrees with them about what went down.

Without any apparent irony, he notes, “As the horrors of 1915 unfolded, U.S. Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Sr. sounded the alarm inside the U.S. government and confronted Ottoman leaders.”

CONFRONTING THE OTTOMANS IS EXACTLY WHAT OBAMA HIMSELF IS FAILING TO DO.

As I noted Thursday, the Turks will complain, but the Turks will get over it. A genocide is not something that can become an element of realpolitik. Obama should be ashamed of himself. I’ll bet he is.

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25 Responses to Obama Issues Hilarious Statement on Armenian Genocide

  1. Genocide is the systematic destruction of all or a significant part of a racial, ethnic, religious, or national group.
    Mass Atrocity: including war crimes, crimes of humanity, and genocide-are human rights violations directed against a population.
    Same thing: However he is to chicken to say Genocide. Ashamed, I doubt it.

      • Speaking of language–the word “hilarious”? In this context? Anyhow if he really wanted to put himself out there–why not ethnic cleansing–another weasel expression–but at least accurate.

      • Exactly right. This guy was picked to be Pres because he has no trouble lying with a straight face.
        Everything he says everyday is a lie.
        Ashamed….har har ha ha…..
        Next up Billary who is the same as him.

  2. Well said, Keith.
    I have read a lot about the Armenian tragedy lately and it was a genocide of the Christians in the Ottoman Empire. And Christians are still persecuted in the Muslim empires. Tell me, how many churches do the Saudis allow on their soil ? And how many mosques are they financing here in the West ?

  3. He must be planning to join all of his fellow thug dictators at the UN in 2017. Why else would he be so solicitous of their ‘feelings’?

    Seven years ago, he proudly declared himself a ‘citizen of the world’. Today, he considers himself ‘King of the World’.

    Congress needs to re-locate the UN bldg. from NYC to somewhere in the sub-Sahara before Obama gets any funny ideas.

  4. “Obama should be ashamed of himself. I’ll bet he is.”

    I do NOT believe this man has any shame. None.
    A man that lies this much, and this often can not have shame.

    He does not regret or feel any indignity about what he does or says.

    He has his own set of rules which he makes up as he goes along.

    very sad.

    I have a feeling his biggest fans are exactly the same way.

  5. I suspect that a close examination of his statement will reveal that he used the letters g, e, n, o, c, i, d and e. Possible NOT in that order. But hey! What difference, at this point does it make? See, it was code! What a Braniac he is. We’re all just too stupid to realize it!

  6. What is wrong with “conservative” media? Dude has called it a genocide. He called it a mass atrocity. He even called it what the ARMENIANS call it. WTF. If not using a term will appease both sides and keep the peace- then why not? I seriously don’t get it.

    • When did he call it Genocide?
      Are you even living in the same universe the rest of us are?
      He did not. Read his statements for the last 7 years. I dare you to find a single instance where he called it a genocide.

  7. Genocide: Coined in 1943 by Raphael Lemkin a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, (a victim of the the Holocaust himself, lost most of his family in the Holocaust) from the stem of Ancient Greek γένος (génos, “race, kind”) or Latin gēns (“tribe, clan”) (as in genus), +‎ -cide (“killing, killer”).

    During a video interview with Raphael Lemkin, the interviewer asked him about how he came to be interested in this genocide. He replied; “I became interested in genocide because it happened so many times. First to the Armenians, then after the Armenians, Hitler took action”

    Listen to the man himself here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moByGLA7FDc

    So obama and anyone who denies these facts, are you are arguing that the historic event that defined the word, and was used as a study case to coin the word genocide and define it, cannot be called a genocide?

    It is really disturbing that even this is an argument.

    Thank you Mr. Koffler for this article.

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