On Armenian Remembrance Day Obama Again Avoids the Word ‘Genocide’ Despite Campaign Promise to Contrary (via ABC News)
2013 update: Same story, different year.
“President Barack Obama on Wednesday called the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915 “one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century,” but again broke a 2008 campaign promise to label the tragedy a “genocide.”
See the campaign promise here:
“as President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide”
In 1995 the band Integrity released the song “Armenian Persecution”. At that time two members of the band were of Armenian descent and released the song to bring attention to a horrors of the Ottoman Empire‘s genocide of Armenians. It’s fitting that angry music tells the tale of this horrific atrocity. For more information about this tragedy, please visit http://armenian-genocide.org.
PS If anyone can translate “Bab eed Janed cach-nem” I’d appreciate it!
I’ve been clueless and curious about this for years now!
PPS The first 2:12 of the song is an intro/guitar solo, vocals kick in around the 2:12.
All I can think about is revenge
The slaughter inside my head never ends
And to all who deny this sin
Bab eed Janed cach-nem
One million died
Cries went unheard in 1915
No one remembers, no one believes
Some turks deny, but they fucking lie
America knew, but as usual
They just stood by and listened to the cries
“Why interfere? There’s no money here.
Who are the Armenians… who fucking cares if they’re alive.
Who cares if they fucking survive.”
Forced in the desert and into sandy graves
Children were murdered while their mothers were raped
Babies were thrown in the air and impaled on swords
Nothing but death from the turkish hordes
Dispersal took place
Most met a cruel end
Now we are few but we’ll always be true
To the Armenians that we will defend
First they were bound, then split with an axe
They juggled their heads, and the turks laughed
Set on fire like a human torch
Many were nailed alive to the floor