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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

How about these resolutions?

One day in 1997, just after I had just returned from living in Serbia, I was sitting in a cafe in Warsaw with a well-known Polish artist.

We were talking the news concerning the possibilities of war crimes trials in former Yugoslavia, when he cynically remarked, "So when will we see the crimes against humanity trials in the former Soviet Union?"

Maybe when those crimes are at least a hundred years old and all the perpetrators are long dead?

That seems to be the thinking of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Congress who want a resolution condemning the massacres of the Armenians around the turn of the 20th century. Maybe we just needed a while to think about it and work up the appropriate righteous indignation. Say a century or so.

A few years back it was revealed that among the consequence of Red China's Cultural Revolution in the southern provinces, was a famine so extreme that people resorted to cannibalism to survive.

Resolution anyone?

Yawn.

How about a resolution condemning the murders of the Khmer Rouge? Fidel Castro? Anybody still alive and kicking?

Apparently we'll have to wait and insult their grandchildren.

3 Comments:

  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger gun-totin-wacko said…

    Now now. Can't criticize a Commie, now can you? I've said all along that Bush=Hitler because Hitler was a "conservative".

    So even though some of us know that Stalin and Mao were far worse than Hitler, one can't compare Bush to them because that would insult two of the worst dictators in the history of the human race.

    Moments like that make liberals almost funny.

    Until they do like that journalist in the 1930s and cover up genocide in order to show the world what a paradise can be built by Communism.

     
  • At 4:58 AM, Blogger Jim Sullivan said…

    I'm of two minds about this issue.

    Neal Boortz and some others have raised the interesting theory that the resolution is an attempt to sabotage efforts to use Turkey as an ally in Iraq.

    Before I read his thoughts, I was ready to chalk it up to empty pandering to an Armenian community denouncing people that are no longer alive to hear it or be insulted. Or make threats.

    Pelosi and her ilk are so shortsighted, I think its in their character to assume no one in Turkey would care about a resolution condemning the Ottoman Empire. I mean look at her track record with 'diplomacy'. To call her dense would be an understatement.

    But on the other hand, Neal Boortz raised an interesting question. I just don't know.

     
  • At 6:12 AM, Blogger Steve Browne said…

    I think it's a bit of both. Turkey may shut down our air base there - the one which all the vehicles reinforced against IEDs pass through, and they get points with the Armenian community.

    But damn it, the Armenians have been waiting a long time for anybody at all to notice what happened. It's a pity recognition comes with this kind of baggage attached.

    BTW, anybody remember that there was a massacre of Poles in Ukraine around that time as well?

     

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