Donald Payne: It Will Be Right For US To Recognize Armenian Genocide


04.03.2010 20:29 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ In his time, Adolf Hitler, taking advantage of
the fact Armenian Genocide was forgotten, assaulted the Europe,
Congressman Donald Payne said.

As he stated at US House Foreign Affairs hearing, Armenian Genocide
was recognized by 42 US states and 11 states of NATO. "It will be
right for US to recognize Armenian Genocide," he emphasized.

The Armenian Genocide (1915-23) was the deliberate and systematic
destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during
and just after World War I. It was characterized by massacres, and
deportations involving forced marches under conditions designed to
lead to the death of the deportees, with the total number of deaths
reaching 1.5 million.

The majority of Armenian Diaspora communities were formed by the
Genocide survivors.

To date, twenty countries and 44 U.S. states have officially recognized
the events of the period as genocide, and most genocide scholars and
historians accept this view.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS