Friday, April 24, 2015

A Dark Centennial

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide by Turkish forces during the First World War. It is an act Turkey continues to refuse to admit was a genocide. This shot from last spring is of the statue Armenia Immortal standing out front at the Armenian embassy. It seems fitting to mark the day. 


36 comments:

  1. Nicely remembered



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  2. A sad event, sadder still with Turkey's continued denials.

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  3. I find it interesting that Canada displays this memorial in their capital city while here in Germany (which has ties to Turkey) there is nothing... I guess that says something.

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  4. The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust are what
    worse that has happened in history.

    Tomás.

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  5. Well remembered William and a fitting picture..

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  6. Yes, it is good to remember this, because Turkey still denies it.

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  7. Nothing sadder than people attempting to deny historical events.

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  8. I have a friend in Stavanger from Armenia, I better tell her:)
    HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  9. I saw something about this in the news...an American politico took Turkey to task about this and Turkey got pissed.

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  10. Humans are the worst kind of animal....

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  11. It is a good strong picture for this sad day.
    We have many commemorations today in Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter.

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  12. It doesn't make any sense for a people to deny something that the rest of us know is true, does it? How can we believe anything else they want us to believe?

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  13. humankind can be a terrible beast.

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  14. This is indeed a good choice for the occasion, William, it's good to remeber this black chapter in history. It's a bloody shame Turkey keeps denying it.

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  15. @Cloudia: I thought it fitting.

    @Kay: they will never admit to it.

    @Halcyon: that's bothersome. One wonders if distance helps.

    @Tomas: they are two examples of how evil people can be.

    @Geoff: it's been in the news increasingly for the last few days here. I'm sure there'll be a march from Parliament Hill today.

    @Marianne: and if they only admitted to it, it would start the healing process.

    @Revrunner: unfortunately it's done too often.

    @Gunn: I imagine she'll be thinking of today in much the same way as many Armenians around the world.

    @Lowell: and the Pope did the same thing.

    @Norma: they are.

    @Dina: that I can expect.

    @EG: I imagine Turkey doesn't want to pay compensation, for one thing.

    @Tex: absolutely.

    @Jan: they should accept it, but denial is easier.

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  16. A strong picture indeed William.

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  17. The Pope dared to call it genocide and look at all the controversy... Of course anti-Pope Francis Catholic fundamentalists are clapping hands. No comments...

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  18. We remember all these terrible events but keep on repeating them. I don't understand why we continue to kill each other.

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  19. Now, can your Sens 'steal' a game tonight? Hope so. Lots of Habs' hate here.

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  20. I was just reading several articles about the genocide---awful and today it goes on.
    http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/the-armenian-genocide-and-my-grandmothers-secret/
    MB

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  21. Thank you for reminding us, a very sad chapter in history.

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  22. The Armenian genocide has been a dispute of epic proportions. I'm not sure why someone couldn't say we're sorry

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  23. Turkey came near to recognize it several years ago, but with the new leadership everything is e en more difficult now...

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  24. I just saw an item on this on our 8 o'clock news. It still makes us silent.

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  25. very cool. i love statues like this ... very impressive. a real piece or art. ( :

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  26. There seem to have been a lot of events going on to commemorate this!

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  27. @Carolann: thanks.

    @Jose: I'm not Catholic, but I have great respect for him.

    @Mo: like the fable about the scorpion, it's in our nature.

    @Birdman: we shall see.

    @MB: I shall check that out.

    @Denise: very much so.

    @Red: Pride would be an element of that.

    @VP: yes, one of the Turkish leaders came very close to saying it. Now, it won't happen.

    @Linda: I do think so.

    @Marleen: it's getting a lot of attention this year.

    @Beth: it's quite a standout as a sculpture goes.

    @RedPat: quite a lot.

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  28. Definitely fitting! The statue is very impressive.

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  29. What a fitting post for remembering the event.

    Janis
    GDP

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  30. The Turks were wild and in the old days were Ottomans.

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  31. And President Obama who promised to call it what it was has backed out of that for diplomatic reasons. Where is Barry Goldwater when you really need him?

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  32. A sombre reminder William of things some people would rather forget

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  33. Certain things like genocide are hard to admit.

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  34. The sculpture shows anguish and pain, fitting emotions.

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