Posts Tagged ‘ Turkey ’

The Great Crime (Remembering The Armenian Genocide)

The Great Crime (Remembering The Armenian Genocide)

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of an unfathomable crime against humanity. The precursor to The Holocaust, the Armenian genocide involved the systematic deportation and elimination of over 1.5 million Armenian Christians living within the Ottoman Empire. The Federalist has published a useful explanation of what this series of atrocities entailed, as well an answer...
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The U.S. Wages War On Syria

Update: A non-interventionist weighs in.  Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. A few questions which should have been answered before tonight’s missile strikes.  Politics makes for strange bedfellows.  In deed, if nothing else. The Telegraph is covering the airstrikes against the Assad regime and their aftermath live. For an...
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East is East

  Although the Turkish riots in Rotterdam-and despite media portrayals of poor, victimized Muslims, that’s precisely what they were-were intended to help Recep Tayyip Erdoğan consolidate power within Turkey, they have had a corollary effect. Namely, serving as the best single advertisement for Geert Wilders becoming the next Prime Minister of The Netherlands. Can...
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New Year, New Jihad

New Year, New Jihad

Update: Tommy Robinson right again, the perp arrived in Turkey via Syria.  ISIS claims responsibility.  Burying the dead.  Graphic photos of the Istanbul massacre.  A profile of the victims of jihad.  For good ongoing overage of this attack, follow Abdullah Bozkurt’s Twitter feed. One of the most exasperating parts of following news coverage of the latest...
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Russian Ambassador Gunned Down

Russian Ambassador Gunned Down

Update: I’m not saying it’s an inside job, but… Erdogan reaches out.  The assassin was a member of the riot police, according to Turkey’s interior minister.  Syrian opposition celebrates the assassination.  The assailant-now deceased-appears to have been a Turkish policeman. Heckuva job, Erdogan!  Footage of what appears to be the assassination.  As if we...
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Honoring The Fallen

Honoring The Fallen

  CNN is one of those ubiquitous aspects of the American soundscape which I’ve always looked upon as part of our gradual cultural decline. Whether you’re in a dentist’s waiting room, or simply passing by a restaurant on your way home-as I was this weekend-you can’t help but overhear one of that network’s correspondents,...
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The Great Crime (Rally For Justice This Sunday)

The Great Crime (Rally For Justice This Sunday)

Turkey’s historic brutality towards ethnic and religious minorities, particularly what was once a thriving, prosperous Armenian Christian community, is well known throughout the West. The notion that rational individuals with a basic historic awareness would be persuaded to accept Turkish revisionism and holocaust denial is absurd.  
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Straight Talk (Bloggingheads Tackles Immigration)

Straight Talk (Bloggingheads Tackles Immigration)

The facile nature of the immigration debate within this country can be infuriating to those of us who’ve invested time and effort into gaining a fuller understanding of this complex, interconnected series of issues. It often seems like we’ve living in the dystopian future outlined in the Neil Postman classic, Amusing Ourselves to Death. A world where...
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Armenian Golgotha

Armenian Golgotha

This year marks the centennial of the Turkish campaign to wipe out the Armenian people and depopulate the Ottoman Empire of its Christian subjects. Last month was the official commemoration of this holocaust, known as Armenian Genocide Memorial Day. Our good friends at the Silent Majority No More have provided us with an illuminating...
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Speaking Freely

Some Europeans aren’t willing to accept dhimmitude. Free speech is worth fighting for.
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