Ataturk – Here We Go Again October 11, 2007Posted by fitsnews in US Politics.
ARMENIAN ANGER JUST WON’T GO AWAY
FITSNews – October 11, 2007 – Just a few days after taking office in 2003, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford stirred the first of many controversies to come in his administration by praising Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern-day Turkey. Ataturk was an example of someone who succeeded in bringing about structural change, Sanford argued, but an especially-vocal group of Armenian-Americans (including the sharp-tongued former Chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party) were outraged by the reference, saying Ataturk was guilty of genocide against their ancestors.
Well, today the Armenian genocide is back in the news, as the U.S. Congress is on the verge of adopting a resolution that formally labels the killings of Armenians in Turkey during World War I “a genocide.”
The resolution’s sponsor is Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California whose district apparently contains a large Armenian population. Schiff told CNN said that his resolution already had 226 co-sponsors, which is enough votes to pass, as well as “the most support an Armenian genocide resolution has ever received.”
Say what? You mean somebody’s actually taking the time to monitor support for an Armenian genocide resolution? Holy Anatolia, people! You know, this is precisely what we hate the most about politics, and here’s why …
First of all, it goes without saying that Rep. Schiff is a complete and total suck-up. We don’t care if his district is 99.5% Armenian-American, write a damn bill about Social Security already and stop pandering like a little girl.
Second of all, we think all of these ridiculous “Sense of Congress” resolutions should be outlawed. They’re not law, they’re just feelgood filler. In fact, we could pull out a damn yellow Post-It note, write “Ataturk Sux” on it, and it would have the same force of law.
Look, most people don’t give a rat’s ass what the US Congress thinks about stuff that’s happening right now, let alone something that happened a Century ago on another continent.
There’s plenty of homegrown, present-day issues that Congress can express its “deep regret” about, or better yet – DO SOMETHING ABOUT.
Armenians need to get what they call the f*ck over it.