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Published On: Sun, Apr 26th, 2015

Kim Kardashian, George Clooney call for President Obama to honor Armenian Christian massacre

Another year and more silence from President Obama on the Armenian massacre of Christians. During the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Muslims murder of 1.5 million Christians, Obama has maintained his silence, breaking the promise made back in 2008.

“As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed in 2008 – a stance taken by Pope Francis, actor George Clooney and even by the Kardashians in 2015. “…he held up his willingness to call it a “genocide” as an example of why he was the kind of truth-telling candidate the nation needed,” noted CNN on the importance of Obama’s pledge.

MRC points out how the media has aided the President, by not holding his feet to the fire: “Yet ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows have mentioned that failed promise only once during the Obama presidency. That occurred on April 12, 2015. Even that took the combined efforts of Pope Francis, third-generation Armenian-American celebrity Kim Kardashian and her husband, singer Kanye West – all bringing attention to the genocide.”

Acknowledging the Armenian genocide is another example of a broken promise from the President   photo/  President Obama avoided another difficult question this week on the government shutdown  photo: screenshot Buffalo speech, mixes up names of local officials

Acknowledging the Armenian genocide is another example of a broken promise from the President photo/
President Obama avoided another difficult question this week on the government shutdown photo: screenshot Buffalo speech, mixes up names of local officials

“The genocide was the greatest atrocity of the Great War. It also remains that conflict’s most bitterly contested legacy, having been met by the Turkish authorities with 100 years of silence and denial,”  The New York Times wrote April 16, 2015, quoted in the MRC coverage.

The filler coverage, Chuck Todd, Charlie Gibson, the dog Bo and even website coverage that never makes it to broadcast — the MRC points out the hypocrisy of the Obama administration.

Obama’s current Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power hammered U.S. policy makers in her recent book for not acknowledging or acting to stop such atrocities.

“No U.S. president has ever made genocide prevention a priority, and no U.S. president has ever suffered politically for his indifference to its occurrence. It is thus no coincidence that genocide rages on,” she wrote.

Yet there is silence.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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