Thursday, June 2, 2016

Germany recognizes Armenian Genocide

The German parliament has withstood a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, approving a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a ‘genocide’.
The vote was almost unanimous in supporting the resolution with just one MP voting against and another abstaining. The move was largely expected and was supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. However, the German leader was forced to skip the vote due to prior commitments.
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 Merkel to miss vote as Turkey pressures Germany not to recognize Armenian genocide
Gregor Gysi, a Left Party politician critical of Turkey’s treatment of the Kurds, who are doing an excellent job in fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), said that “Germany was a historical accessory” and has a duty to recognize the mass killings of Armenians in the First World War.
“We need to call this what it was – a genocide,” he told the parliament. “The Bunderstag should not allow itself to be blackmailed by Turkey’s threats.”
The news was greeted with delight by dozens of Armenian supporters who had gathered outside the parliament building, and were carrying banners commemorating the genocide.
According to the Christian Democratic Union’s Albert Weiler, Germany had a “historical duty” to recognize the mass killings of Armenians.
“Without this admission there cannot be forgiveness and reconciliation. Suffering does not know temporary boundaries. Genocide will never remain in the past. By recognizing the genocide, it will force the Turkish government to take a brave step and look into its own history,” he said.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Grexit all but impossible !

A GREXIT would be a good lesson for Greece and a good lesson for Germany. It would force the Greeks to put their house in order, or starve, and it would show the Germans (and the Eurozone) -aside from trimming down their arrogance- how wrong (and vulnerable) they are about Greece having a small impact in the Eurozone whose demolishment would soon begin.

But unfortunately a Grexit is impossible due to Greece's strategic geographical location  now  that the Middle  East and Turkey are dissintegrating; indeed, there is more of a chance of Quebec eventually separating from Canada or the US South ceceeding from the Union (which may happen the way the US is going) than Greece abandoning the Eurozone.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Κοτζιάς και οχι Χοντζέας

Μπορεί να ενημερώσει καποιος τους δημοσιογράφους οτι ο υπουργός εξωτερικών της Ελλάδος λεγεται Κοτζιάς και οχι Χοντζέας; Δυστυχώς ο Γιάννης Χοντζέας ειπε αυτα που είπε, τα οποία επιβεβαιώνονται αλλα δεν ειναι υπουργός εξωτερικών.

Friday, January 23, 2015

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Greek Elections 2015 Gallop Poll !

The Leftist Syriza party seems to  be headed for a majority government if one takes into account the 50 seats bonus. Second comes New Democracy and a fight between the Extreme Right Wind Golden Dawn (whose leadership is all in jail) and "The River", a middle of the road kindof thing. The big loser seems to be the once predominant PASOK (the socialists) which once boasted levels over 40% and is now reduced to barely 4%. George Papandreou's (Former PM and PASOK leader) Kinima (movement) seems to be off the map insofar as Greek Parliamentary seats go.