Watch Jake Tapper Call Out Obama for Breaking Promise on Genocide

CNN anchor Jake Tapper yesterday highlighted the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in light of President Obama’s broken campaign promise that the U.S. government would make a formal acknowledgment of the atrocities.

As a candidate running for president in 2008, Obama promised the Armenian community “that he would use the g-word – genocide – when talking about the slaughter of nearly 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire a century ago, even if U.S. ally Turkey objected,” Tapper reported.Obama bows to islam

Tapper, also CNN’s chief Washington correspondent, said:

For the sixth time in a row, President Obama deferred to Turkey and refused to use the word he promised to use. … President Obama called the Armenian genocide ‘undeniable’ in a 2008 letter to the Armenian-American community. Apparently, it is quite deniable.”

The nationalist Young Turks initiated the Armenian genocide of 1915, a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire that included massacres and mass deportations. The government of Turkey, which emerged after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in 1922, has maintained a policy of denial, refusing to call the atrocities genocide.

Obama, wary of alienating Turkey on diplomatic and political fronts, has not made good on his campaign promise of six years ago. He has chosen instead to commemorate the anniversary with different terminology.

The White House yesterday released a statement marking “one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.”  In it, Obama “reaffirm[ed] 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.”

The president added:

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.”

Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted a “Sense of the Senate” resolution on the need “to remember and observe” the anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, this week traveled to Armenia to meet with government officials and visit a national memorial to the genocide.

The issue is not as black and white as it seems, Heritage Foundation foreign policy analysts wrote during the tenure of Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, when a similar House resolution was proposed in 2007.

“The historical evidence of the genocide is solid and documented by contemporary eyewitness accounts of foreign diplomats — which in fact at the time caused considerable international uproar,”  Heritage’s Helle Dale wrote in a commentary, adding: “But the problem is that the Armenian genocide is the past — and this is the present.”

“With war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the balance, lawmakers should take care not to undermine vital and sensitive American foreign policy goals,” Ariel Cohen cautioned in a paper.  ” … Those who have criticized the Bush administration for weakening America by alienating its allies should recognize that this resolution would do just that.”


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  1. Obama couldn’t count the lies he’s told, there have been so many of them. Where it’s a case of exposing genocides perpetrated upon Jews or Christians, Obama is definitely not the one to rely on.

    He would never make any effort to advise a Muslim power of its bloody past, Obama understands the foundations of Islam only too well. Acts against non-Muslims are dictated in their koran, they are recognized as proper as the koran instructs.

    Under such conditions, Obama must know only too well that assimilation with the Muslims either coming into USA covertly, but with secret assistance through the Obama Regime, or via immigration through Homeland Security, these Muslims are being flooded in and dispersed through all areas of our country, so as if the dispersion wouldn’t be so obvious.

    It’s all out for Obama, his transformation of the USA is probably behind schedule as his last term grows shorter.
    Placing these Muslim migrants in all areas, and relying on the fact that their birth rates are 3-4 times greater than average American families is what Obama/Islam strive for. Though he won’t be in office, he lives in the hope that Islam will behave as Islam and produce many children.
    They could eventually be sufficient population to reach a “tipping point” whereupon Islam could attempt a take-over, and nullify the U.S. Constitution.
    They use our freedom of religion against the future of our country, which was based in Christian ethics at its inception. Islam intends to end that, Obama has been its vehicle to start the process of Islamic conquest by their numbers.

    Thanks to Jake Tapper for keeping Obama aware that once again, his words are meaningless, in fact they are all lies.

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