You know, I don't really get out much. For one thing, it's almost impossible to keep the Horarium of the Mother House and not have to go to bed before 9:30 PM or postpone Vigils till sometime later than 4:30 AM. Plus, as you all know, there's no help around here anymore . . .
So I don't know all that much about the Armenian Genocide except that a gang of Turkish Muslims tried to wipe out that whole country 100 years ago. Seems they were pretty thorough too.
Can you imagine that? A Great and Peaceful Religion™ like Islam doing something so out of character . . .
And it's not like the Turkish Muslims didn't give the Armenians a choice. The Armenians were "invited" to hand over their nation politically and
Or have their throats slit.
Hey . . . wait a minute! This is starting to sound familiar.
What a surprise! The genocidal Muslims got pissed off! (No, not the genocidal Muslims who slaughtered the Libyan Christians pictured above, but the genocidal Muslims who slaughtered the Armenian Christians represented at the Vatican by the Armenian bishops who met with the Pope.)
From news reports:
When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires Francis showed great affection for the Armenian people, participating in the annual commemoration of the genocide and placing an Armenian cross in his own cathedral church.
It’s a matter of duty, Francis said Sunday, to remember “that immense and senseless slaughter” whose cruelty Armenians had to endure, “for whenever memory fades, it means that evil allows wounds to fester.”
The pontiff was referring to the death of an estimated 1 million to 1.5 million Armenians as the Ottoman Empire crumbled at the end of World War I, which Armenians term a “genocide” and Turks insist was the result of a civil conflict. Turks typically also claim that the Armenian death toll has been inflated.
Turkey recalled its ambassador to the Vatican (whatever will Rome do without What's-His-Name there to represent his warm and welcoming country, not to mention its Great and Peaceful Religion™?).
From news reports:
Meanwhile, Turkey said it conveyed to the Vatican its loss of trust in their relationship, according to the Associated Press. In a statement, Turkey said the Pope’s message had contradicted his message of peace and dialogue during a visit to Turkey in November. It said that a response would be forthcoming. The Foreign Ministry said that it had expressed “great disappointment and sadness.” The statement also called the Pope’s message discriminatory because he only mentioned the pains suffered by Christian Armenians and not Muslims and other religious groups.
Wow, can you imagine, a nation that set out to exterminate the entire Armenian Christian population having the balls to bitch about being "discriminatory" or having a "loss of trust"?
Well, if you've checked the news even once a year for the past at least 14 years or so, of course you can.
So we need a response that is diplomatic, yet straightforward at the same time.
I think I've come up with one.
What's Turkey-Talk for FUCK OFF! ?
Warning: this music video could cause "loss of trust" if you are a practitioner of the Great and Peaceful Religion™