Armenian History and the Question of Genocide by Michael M. Gunter

By Michael M. Gunter

This e-book offers the Turkish place in regards to the Armenian claims of genocide in the course of international struggle I and the ongoing debate over this issue. The writer illustrates that even though genocide is an invaluable inspiration to explain such evil occasions because the Jewish Holocaust in global warfare II and Rwanda within the Nineteen Nineties, the time period has additionally been overused, misused, and as a result trivialized through many various teams trying to demonize their antagonists and win sympathetic approbation for them. This ebook comprises the Armenians during this classification simply because, even if as many as 600,000 of them died in the course of international warfare I, it used to be neither a premeditated coverage perpetrated by means of the Ottoman Turkish govt nor an occasion unilaterally carried out with out reason. in fact, not at all does this excuse the terrible excesses that have been devoted. to demonstrate this element, this ebook makes use of the new paintings of the famous French student Jacques Semelin, and such long-suppressed Armenian personalities as Hovhannes Katchaznouni (the first major minister of Armenia after WWI) and K.S. Papazian (an historian), between others. This booklet additionally illustrates how this present day Armenians have sought to politicize and legislate their model of background in parliamentary and different governmental our bodies around the globe, damning their rivals as genocide deniers and perpetrators of hate speech. The case of the well known student Bernard Lewis is a first-rate instance of this Armenian misuse and distortion in their politicized model of historical past. This e-book additionally analyzes the hypermobilized Armenian lobbying strategies that experience accomplished substantial luck in politicizing their model of heritage. between many different concerns, this publication additionally analyzes the hot “soccer international relations” among Turkey and Armenia, which has ended in their signing treaties that might identify diplomatic family among them and an old fee to research their diverse types of heritage

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Bush followed in a speech at the United Nations two weeks later. This was the first time such senior US government officials had ever called a current crisis genocide and invoked the Genocide Convention. This was particularly noteworthy given the US failure to act a decade earlier in Rwanda and Washington’s refusal to term the much more deadly events there genocide. Powell characterized Darfur as genocide based on a US government– funded study,39 which had surveyed 1,136 Darfur refugees in neighboring Chad.

As noted above, the Genocide Convention (Treaty) of 1948 specifically defined the term legally. ), and even the US dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II as well as the actions of the former dictator of Chile Augusto Pinochet, and the collective suicide of Jim Jones and his 910 disciples in Guyana in 1978, among countless other such examples. Indeed, Lemkin himself thought that the populations of Luxembourg, the Eupen and Malmedy areas of Belgium, and the Alsace-Lorraine regions were also victims of genocide.

Jumped on a table, thanked [sic] bloodthirstily and made bloodthirsty promises. , omitted these suspect citations from the Lochner version it displays on its walls. Instead, the Nuremberg tribunal entered into evidence two official versions of the August 22, 1939, address found in captured German military records quoting those who were present at Obersalzburg. These bear document numbers US-29/789 PS and US-30/1014 PS. Tellingly, neither document contained any reference to the Armenians. In fact, neither document referred to the Jews.

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