Dennis Hastert received bribes from Turks in return for withdrawing Armenian Genocide Resolution from House floor in 2000. Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Dr. Ferragamo, a resident of Stanford, on Jun 22, 2007 at 1:00 am
Sibel Edmonds also says US officials like Marc Grossman, Richard Perle, Doug Feith, Stephen Solarz, and Bob Livingston have obtained lucrative and influential positions in both public and private sectors in connection with Turkey and Turkish groups as well.
Here's a 10-minute video of Ms. Edmonds discussing the covert relationship between Turkish groups and former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and other US officials:
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 22, 2007 at 11:14 am
Genocide ongoing is of greater importance than genocide historical. I believe Dr. Rice was arguing that no present purpose would derive from going further than we have already gone on this issue at this time.
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 23, 2007 at 6:22 pm
Which is more important? I saw no denial in Dr. Rices' statement, just the need to resolve today's problems first. We can't undo the past. How did YOU vote on slave grown chocolate, the cause Palo Alto dares not mention?
Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 24, 2007 at 8:31 am
This congressman's whole purpose was to embarrass the US and Rice..pure and simple. He was rude, interrupted her whenever she tried to explain, and was deliberately ( or perhaps wasn't smart enough to understand her) blurring her point. He revealed HIS desire to stir the pot, not try to help resolve the CURRENT problem with Turks and Armenians.
Her point was extremely well taken..what is the purpose of this?
She has to speak as Sec of State, not historian. Of course historians know the truth. We all do. But, this is a matter of the USA mixing itself up in the affairs of 2 generations ago of another country
Compare it to our Congressional proclamations concerning genocides that have happened in OTHER countries where we were not involved. Have we made proclamations about the genocides in China, Russia, Japan when it invaded China, the Ottoman Empire as it spread its wings, the Roman Empire as it spread, the colonializations of Africa? How far back are we to go, and to what parts of the world?
We make acknowldgements while they are ongoing ( and are the leader in this area, frankly) in an effort to bring world awareness and efforts to stop it ( like Darfur). That was the point she was making, in my opinion. We don't involve ourselves in other country's historical disputes. Can you imagine our reaction if the EU decided to make proclamations about us and our history?
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 26, 2007 at 6:41 pm
Incidentally "Dr." Ferragamo, years ago, Jim Crow rules dictated that Black women of whatever status were addressed by their first name. Educated people have put that little crudness aside. If you are a Doctor, there is no excuse for your failing to address Dr. Rice by her title. You, sir, are an oaf and you owe the Doctor an appology in the same venue as the slur. I hope your mother raised you better.