Monday, June 11, 2012

The rise of genocide memorials By Clare Spencer BBC News

This anti-Armenian article can be viewed here. The BBC did not mention any monuments dedicated to the Turkish genocide of the Armenians -- not a single mention! This could not possibly be an oversight based on ignorance considering even Wikipedia's entry on Genocide, states, in paragraphs two and three:
The preamble to the CPPCG [United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide] states that instances of genocide have taken place throughout history,[3] but it was not until Raphael Lemkin coined the term and the prosecution of perpetrators of the Holocaust at the Nuremberg trials that the United Nations agreed to the CPPCG which defined the crime of genocide under international law. During a video interview with Raphael Lemkin, the interviewer asked him about how he came to be interested in this genocide. He replied; "I became interested in genocide because it happened so many times. First to the Armenians, then after the Armenians, Hitler took action."[4][5]
The BBC also didn't allow any comments in response to their article. The BBC and the British Foreign Office would rather selectively delete facts than to upset the Republic of Turkey, who denies such a genocide ever occurred. BBC's blatant disregard for clearly established facts places its editorial policy in the genocide denial camp. There are over 135 monuments dedicated to the Turkish genocide of the Armenians in over 30 countries.