Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pres Obama once again fails to recognize Armenian Genocide

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2014

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

Today we commemorate the Meds Yeghern and honor those who perished in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  We recall the horror of what happened ninety-nine years ago, when 1.5 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their deaths in the final days of the Ottoman Empire, and we grieve for the lives lost and the suffering endured by those men, women, and children.   We are joined in solemn commemoration by millions in the United States and across the world.   In so doing, we remind ourselves of our shared commitment to ensure that such dark chapters of human history are never again repeated.

I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view has not changed.  A full, frank, and just acknowledgement of the facts is in all of our interests.  Peoples and nations grow stronger, and build a foundation for a more just and tolerant future, by acknowledging and reckoning with painful elements of the past.  We continue to learn this lesson in the United States, as we strive to reconcile some of the darkest moments in our own history.   We recognize and commend the growing number of courageous Armenians and Turks who have already taken this path, and encourage more to do so, with the backing of their governments, and mine.  And we recall with pride the humanitarian efforts undertaken by the American Committee for Syrian and Armenian Relief, funded by donations from Americans, which saved the lives of countless Armenians and others from vulnerable communities displaced in 1915.

As we honor through remembrance those Armenian lives that were unjustly taken in 1915, we are inspired by the extraordinary courage and great resiliency of the Armenian people in the face of such tremendous adversity and suffering.  I applaud the countless contributions that Armenian-Americans have made to American society, culture, and communities.  We share a common commitment to supporting the Armenian people as they work to build a democratic, peaceful, and prosperous nation.

Today, our thoughts and prayers are with Armenians everywhere, as we recall the horror of the Meds Yeghern, honor the memory of those lost, and reaffirm our enduring commitment to the people of Armenia and to the principle that such atrocities must always be remembered if we are to prevent them from occurring ever again. Source

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 About the Armenian genocide:

The American ambassador, Henry Morganthau Sr US Embassador at the time of the events, was also outspoken. In his memoirs, the ambassador would write: “When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race; they understood this well, and in their conversations with me, they made no particular attempt to conceal the fact.”

Turkey's Minister for EU affairs and chief negotiator, Mevlut Chavushoglu: "Turkey doesn’t recognize so-called Armenian genocide."


Turkey's Minister for EU affairs and chief negotiator, Mevlut Chavushoglu: "Turkey doesn’t recognize so-called Armenian genocide"
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Turkey doesn't recognize the so-called Armenian genocide, as throughout the country's history, there was not any genocide against Armenians that lived in its territory, Turkey's Minister for EU affairs and chief negotiator, Mevlut Chavushoglu said, Anadolu agency reported on April 24.
No one denies that Armenians were killed during the events of 1915, but we must not forget that alongside with Armenians, Turks, Arabs and Kurds were also killed during these events, according to Chavushoglu.
Turkey's Cabinet of Ministers spread a message in connection with the events of 1915 on April 23.
The message says it is important not to be a captive of historical events and there is need to create a foundation for building a common future.

The events of 1915 were a difficult time not only for the Armenians, but also for Arabs, Kurds and representatives of other nations living in the country, according to the message.

"Nevertheless, it is impossible to use the events of 1915 as a tool of political pressure on Turkey," the message of Turkish government said.

The message says Turkey supports the creation of a joint historical commission to investigate the events of 1915 and expresses condolences to the families of those killed in the events of 1915, including the Armenians.(Hmmm.....After 'purifying' the Turkish archives for 100 years)

The message highlights that the events of 1915 are common grief.

Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor the Ottoman Empire allegedly carried out "genocide" against the Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. While strengthening the efforts to promote the so-called genocide in the world, Armenians have achieved its recognition by the parliaments of some countries.

Despite Turkey's efforts on creation of a joint commission with Armenia to investigate the events of 1915, Armenia hasn't responded to this proposal so far.

About the Armenian genocide:

The American ambassador, Henry Morganthau Sr., was also outspoken. In his memoirs, the ambassador would write: “When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race; they understood this well, and in their conversations with me, they made no particular attempt to conceal the fact.”

Fatah's military wing: "Armed resistance” until Israel is destroyed .


Fatah's military wing: "Armed resistance” until Israel is destroyed. HT: Palwatch.
Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, announced that they "will adhere to the option of armed resistance until the liberation of all of Palestine," the independent Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported. 
The expression "the liberation of all of Palestine" is a common Palestinian euphemism used to refer to the destruction of Israel.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is also the head of Fatah and his movement's military wing stressed that the "calm has ended, as the occupation continues to kill, Judaize and settle." They urged Mahmoud Abbas not to accept US Secretary of State John Kerry's plan and not to give in to "political extortion by the Western powers." [Ma'an, March 11, 2014]

Earlier this year, Palestinian Media Watch reported that Fatah posted a video promising to "turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire."

In a video posted on Facebook on "Fatah - The Main Page," the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades promised Israelis the following:

 "We swear to you that we will turn the beloved [Gaza] Strip into a graveyard for your soldiers, and we will turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire."


The following is the report in Ma'an on Fatah's military wing's call for armed resistance:

"The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in Palestine said they will adhere to the option of armed resistance until the liberation of all of Palestine.
In a statement received by [independent Palestinian news agency] Ma'an, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades stated that the [period of] calm has ended, as the occupation continues to kill, Judaize and settle. They emphasized that the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) will never go unavenged. They called on President Mahmoud Abbas to stand firm and reject the Kerry plan, [and said that] 'the Palestinian people with all its groups and factions stand behind you against any [form of] political extortion by the Western powers.'"[Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, March 11, 2014]

Hmmmm..........Flashback 28 Th March: The Turkish elections result will determine the Turkish aid to Hamas and hostility towards Israel.


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Hmmm....They forgot to mention Sharon was his 6 times removed cousin.

Ukraine- Russia Crisis - Live Updates.


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Will: The ONE red line in this whole 'conflict' is the fact that Russia doesn't and will not recognize the new Ukrainian government.












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Video - AKP Parliamentarian declared Erdogan as God!



Hmmm......Psalm 109:8

Armenians still feeling heat in Turkey, experts argue.


Armenians still feeling heat in Turkey, experts argue.(TZ).
Armenians still feeling heat in Turkey, experts argueTurkish public figures have argued that Armenians as well as other non-Muslim minorities are still feeling as an "outsider", a heavy burden for a country that seeks to become a democratic nation
Author Roni Margulies, speaking during a panel discussion in "Facing Genocide" Forum in İstanbul on Wednesday, said 99 percent of Turkish people, including the prime minister, is making minorities feel as an outsider.
Noting that he doesn't feel himself as a citizen in Turkey, Margulies said people in Turkey believe Armenians and Jews are controlling the world. 
Margulies said he "doesn't care about an apology" and that "all of us are Turks according to the Constitution." 

He added that this state is established as the state of Turks and that only 50-60,000 Armenians left in the country today. "This state has never viewed minorities as its own citizens," Margulies said.

Truth, Justice and Memory Center founder Özgür Sevgi Göral said in her speech that there is a political structure that puts "Turkishness" ahead of other ethnicities. She said "what we need to do is to prove it as a tangible crime while not making it extremely local."

About the Armenian genocide:

The American ambassador, Henry Morganthau Sr., was also outspoken. In his memoirs, the ambassador would write: “When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race; they understood this well, and in their conversations with me, they made no particular attempt to conceal the fact.”

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

US Media: Obama’s Oil Sanctions Against Iran Are not Working.


US Media: Obama’s Oil Sanctions Against Iran Are not Working.

Iran is now exporting more oil than at any time since mid-2012, raising doubts about how effective that sanctions strategy has been, Foreign Policy said.

“This rise in Iran’s oil exports came while the Obama administration may be betting that sanctions on Iranian oil exports force the country to make concessions over its nuclear program,” the Foreign Policy said in its report.

“According to the revised data released Friday by the International Energy Agency (IEA), Iran’s crude oil exports jumped to 1.65 million barrels per day in February, thanks to increased purchases by China, India, and South Korea,” added the report.

According to Foreign Policy, that is well above the informal cap of about one million barrels per day set by the Obama administration as part of the limited sanctions relief given to Tehran during the six-month interim deal to hold nuclear negotiations.

The IEA said that preliminary data showed that Iran’s oil exports dropped to about one million barrels a day in March, “but that figure will likely be revised upwards closer to February levels upon receipt of more complete data.”

“In other words, Iran’s oil exports appear to have jumped and stayed consistently higher since the announcement late last year of the interim deal,” the Foreign Policy said.

The International Monetary Fund said this month that Iran could post modest economic growth between now and next year.

Elsewhere, the report reminded the statements of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif earlier this year that “a lot of intensive work will be required to overcome the differences” between the two sides, who will meet again next month in Vienna.

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said Friday that the reported amounts of crude oil that Iran sold refers to volume over a six-month period, and that over time the amount will average out to one million barrels.

“Month-to-month variability is normal in oil markets,” Psaki said, “And we still expect and anticipate…that this will average out over a six-month period.”

Since 2012, the US and Europe have sought to hamstring Iran’s economy by limiting the amount of oil it can export.

As part of the interim nuclear deal — and in the teeth of heated opposition in Congress — the US halted further cuts to Iranian exports, but said that Iran could not sell additional volumes of oil while talks continue.
But the latest IEA figures show that China and India, in particular, continue to be large buyers of Iranian oil despite US efforts to get both countries to curb their consumption. The IEA said that China likely imported about 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil a day in the first quarter of 2014, compared with about 430,000 barrels a day last year.

According to the Foreign Policy report, India’s purchases of Iranian oil have also jumped sharply, despite both US diplomatic arm-twisting and Indian pledges to curtail imports.

The IEA said that India’s first-quarter Iranian oil imports were about 340,000 barrels a day compared with just 190,000 barrels a day last year.

“The latest apparent rebound in Iranian oil exports comes as Moscow is challenging the US-led effort to maintain pressure on Iran. Since the beginning of this year, Russia and Iran have reportedly been in talks regarding an oil-for-goods barter deal that could bring Iran as much as $20 billion in exchange for about 500,000 barrels of oil per day,” the Foreign Policy said.

Obama administration officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, have repeatedly stressed that such a deal, if it were finalized, could trigger US sanctions on Russia.
“Leading lawmakers, including Sens. Robert Menendez (D.-NJ) and Mark Kirk (D.-Ill.), the authors of key sanctions legislation, urged President Barack Obama to “put Iran on notice if it tries to evade limits on energy sales.”


Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov has rebuffed those warnings, saying that Russia only acknowledges UN sanctions on Iran, not US restrictions on Iran’s oil exports.

Hmmm.....I've have posted many, many times about the 'oil sanctions' scam by the Obama admin.


Turkey's TUPRAS oil refining company imported around 130,000-140,000 barrels of Iranian oil per day in 2012 and the volumes of supplies amount to 105,000 barrels per day in 2013.

Turkey imported about 185,000 barrels of oil from Iran per day in 2011.

"Sanctions That Benefit" - Iran denies Turkey’s 200,000 barrels per day Iranian oil buying jump




"Sanctions That Benefit Obama's BFF Turkey" - Iran Bypassing Sanctions on its Oil, Aided by Asian Customers and the Obama Admin.



Related: As expected Obama will give BFF Turkey a waiver from sanctions, they 'only' import 45 percent of their oil from Iran and aid Iran avoiding sanctions.

Obama administration officials didn't say how much the seven countries had cut their oil purchases. In March, U.S. officials signaled that they were seeking reductions of 15% to 22% of purchases.

Several large countries, including India and Turkey, said publicly that they were reluctant to reduce imports of Iranian oil because of their long reliance on the Islamic regime. They appear to have met the minimum level of cooperation that Washington demanded, however.How Much did Turkey actually 'reduce' it's inports??

Answer:
Before May, Turkey was the only buyer in Europe to increase purchases from Iran, while other European refiners cut back on imports of the crude ahead of an impending EU oil embargo due to take effect from July 1.In the first four months of 2012, Turkey imported 210,000 barrels per day of Iranian oil on average, including a huge 270,000 bpd in March, much higher than its 2011 average of 185,000 bpd.

In May Turkey's state-controlled refining company, Tupras, imported around 140,000 barrels per day (bpd), a 20 percent drop from its 2011 average, according to the latest shipping data, obtained by Reuters. Port data showed 152,000 tonnes of Iranian crude was delivered to the port of Aliaga in May, while 443,000 tonnes of Iranian crude was delivered to its second import terminal, Tutunciflik. Tupras is expected to import the same volume in June.
From July 1, Turkey will remain effectively the sole buyer of Iranian crude in Europe. Official trade data showed that in the first four months of this year, Iran accounted for about 58 percent of Turkey's near 6 million tonnes in total crude imports.
THIS REDUCTION IS A PURE SMOKESCREEN APPROVED BY THE OBAMA ADMIN!