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Keeping sense of proportion, Armenian-style

That Armenia and Turkey are inching towards diplomatic relations and so forth is a good thing, but some folk do seem to have a problem with a sense of proportion:

"Dr. Armen Gavakian from the Macquarie University in Sydney, inspired by a similar Turkish initiative apologizing to Armenians, decided last month to launch a campaign to apologize from Turks for murders committed by the Asala organization in the 1980s".

He has since withdrawn his idea after brickbats were flung in his direction, but note that the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) killed fewer than 50 people (NOT that that makes terrorism OK) during its existence.

In contrast, the Hamidian massacres killed anywhere between 100,000 and 300,000, and the genocide killed between 300,000 and 1.5 million Armenians Not really comparing like with like, is it?

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Blogger Newmania said... 1:48 pm

I feel terribly sorry , the vause is yet to be revealed but I thought I ought to build up a good supply of contrition.

Oh dear oh dear  



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