Texas Law Enforcement Report on Terrorist Aliens, Cartels & Gangs

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An unclassified, but “law enforcement sensitive” report on illegal alien crime, primarily in Texas, was published in the Houston Chronicle. It is shocking to read the extensive cartel activity inside the United States. My town of Tulsa sits straight north of Dallas, about a four-hour drive. Before getting into the report, didn’t you wonder how so many thousands of children could invade our borders, unaccompanied, and supposedly seeking their parents in the U.S.? How did they all show up within days, weeks of each other. Blink your eyes, they were here. Well, the government planned it months in advance, and issued a request titled “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Children.”

Finally, an event the president can’t claim he was surprised about or heard about in the news! Yes, for the first time ever, his administration actually planned well in advance, for the massive swell of illegals coming across the border. Specifically they planned for 65,000 illegals, mostly children under the age of 17, to come across the Texas border. Source: RedState

We heard how parents paid coyotes to get their children into this country, many of them from Central America, but think about what it would take to notify these parents, here in the U.S. and to inform them how to make payment. We should take a hard look at this country’s expenditures. I won’t be surprised to find that we paid criminals to bring the children into Texas. Just guessing. More here – and note the tens of thousands were not vaccinated.

Finally, here are some snippets from the Texas Law Enforcement Report, and please visit Independent Sentinel for other portions of this report. It is about 67 pages long, so it takes more than one of us to get the information out. Many thanks to Grumpy Opinions for coordinating.

Terrorists – designated Special Interest Aliens (SIA) – page 30 of report:

In the Texas Sector, SIAs increased 15 percent during the first nine months of 2014, compared to the same time period in 2013.

In total, 493 SIAs from the 35 countries of interest (compared to 428 during the same period last year) either were encountered illegally entering between Ports of Entry (apprehensions) or presenting themselves at Ports of Entry (inadmissible aliens)….Over the past few years, these have included SIAs from Afghanistan, Bangledesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Turkey.

In June 2014, a Somali member of al-Shabaab was encountered at the Hidalgo, Texas [Point of Entry]. He stated he had been trained in April 2014 for a suicide attack in Mogadishu…seeking immigration benefits…stated he was trained with 13 other Somalis for about 10 weeks to use suicide belts, AD-47s and grenades.

It goes on and on.

The following begins on page 15:

? Mexican cartels constitute the greatest organized crime threat to Texas. These powerful criminal organizations use military and terrorist tactics to battle each other and the government of Mexico for control over the lucrative U.S. drug and human smuggling markets. The cartels have also expanded involvement in other criminal activities beyond drug smuggling, including profiting from human trafficking, weapons, smuggling, extortion, kidnapping for ransom, and robbery.

? Mexican cartels control virtually all illegal smuggling activities through the U.S.-Mexico border and continue to supply most of the illicit drugs in the U.S. market. They produce and/or smuggle methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin, and they have close, and extensive ties with cocaine supply sources in Central and South America.

? Seven of the eight major cartels operate in the state, moving drugs and people into the United States, and transporting cash, weapons and stolen vehicles back to Mexico. These include the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas, Juarez Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel, Knights Templar, La Familia Michoacama, and the Beltran Leyva Organization. Of these the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the Juarez Cartel have the most extensive presence and influence throughout Texas.

…recent kidnappings underscore the nationwide reach of Mexican cartels.

As Sara Noble at Independent Sentinel asks, how does a Mexican national who becomes a naturalized U.S. citizen get a Texas law license when he was a former attorney for the Gulf Cartel?

In May 2013, a Southlake, Texas attorney was ambushed, shot and killed by three Mexican nationals while sitting in his SUV. The victim was also a Mexican national and reportedly a former attorney for a leader of the Gulf Cartel. At the time of the murder, two defendants held U.S. Border Cards (BCC) and the third defendant was a legal permanent resident. From approximately March 2011 to May 2013, the three defendants traveled from Mexico to Southlake, and elsewhere with the intent to kill the victim. The three defendants used e-mail to exchange personal information about the victim as well as his location, family, residence, and vehicles. They purchased and placed surveillance cameras around the victim’s neighborhood to track him and his family, in addition to placing tracking devices on their vehicles. While in the area, the defendants bought and rented new vehicles in order to avoid detection. The three men were arrested in McAllen in September 2016.

The report mentions a “Texas Syndicate member who was a confirmed Gulf Cartel associate.” This Texas Syndicate member was wanted for the murder of a 19-year-old (presumably a Texas citizen). What is the Texas Syndicate?

The Texas Syndicate is mostly Texas-based prison gang that includes Hispanic and, at one time, White members. The Texas Syndicate…has been more associated or allied with Mexican immgrant prisoners, known as “border brothers,”…

It was established in the 1970s at Folsom Prison in California in direct response to the other California prison gangs which were attempting to prey on native Texas inmates. Los Zetas cartel has been known to hire US gangs such as the Texas Syndicate and MS-13 to carry out contract killings. Source.

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I don’t know about your thoughts, but there is no excuse for prison gangs.

? We are particularly concerned about the expansion and influence of MS-13, and assess that a further influx of MS-13 members across the border is likely. MS-13 is a large transnational gang with members in the United States, Mexico, and Central America. The gang is composed of loosely organized cliques with no known centralized hierarchy. U.S.-based MS-13 cliques exhibit varying degrees of loyalty to the central leaders in El Salvador….Several U.S. cities have large concentrations of MS-13 members, including Los Angeles, Charlotte (North Carolina), New York, Houston, and the Washington, D.C. area.

? As of December 2013, the National Gang Intelligence Center assessed that MS-13 has been expanding as a result of travel to and from the United States and Central America, and that the gang will continue to expand and strengthen its presence and transnational connectivity….

? …the Rio Grande Valley (RVG) is home to multiple transnational gangs, including MS-13, and represents 43 percent of all gang members in the RVG.

? On September 15, 2014, the mutilated body of a 14-year-old middle school student was discovered in the woods near Houston after he was murdered with a machete…investigation indicates the victim was a U.S. citizen and an MS-13 member who was murdered after refusing to murder his own cousin and for becoming a practicing Christian and trying to leave the gang…Among the group of MS-13 members connected to this murder, at least four individuals revealed that they entered the U.S. at the border in the past 3-8 months.

Drug Smuggling (Note that Human Smuggling and Human Sex Trafficking are intertwined):

We judge that Mexican cartels control, facilitate, or benefit from nearly all human smuggling activity along the U.S.-Mexico border…

Mexican cartels dominate the lucrative U.S. drug and human smuggling markets…resulting billions of dollars of profit…

The Texas-Mexico border area is one of the most active drug smuggling areas in the United States.

Mexico is the dominate foreign producer of heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine for the U.S. market…

Human Smuggling:

We judge that nearly all illegal aliens who have illegally centered the United States made use of alien smuggling organizations (ASOs), nearly all of which are associated with Mexican cartels. These criminal organizations guide groups of illegal aliens across the border and, in many cases, continue to move them through a series of stash houses in the United States en route to a destination beyond the immediate border.

Criminal Arrests of Illegal Aliens in Texas:

According to DHS [Department of Homeland Security] status indicators, between June 1, 2011, and December 31, 2014, more than 96,000 illegal aliens were arrested for criminal offenses and booked into Texas jails. During their criminal careers, these criminal illegal aliens have been charged with more than 247,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 561 homicide charges, 27,588 assault charges, 8,984 burglary charges, 31,154 drug charges, 394 kidnapping charges, 17,133 theft charges, 23,476 obstructing police charges, 19,72 robbery charges, 2,826 sexual assault charges, and 3,770 weapons charges.

Of the above numbers, the report says:

These numbers are not a complete count of all crimes committed by illegal aliens in Texas, and likely represent an undercount of all such crime, and the numbers do no account for the unknown number of illegal aliens who were arrested prior to June 2011.

Illegal alien Mexican nationals, arrested and deported multiple times, killed an off-duty Border Patrol agent who was fishing with his family in Willacy County, Texas.

While this report is issued by the state of Texas, these people spread across the U.S. We will always have criminals, but who would have thought our law enforcement could be rendered so impotent?

End note: The report was published at the Houston Chronicle.

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Why We Eat Turkey On Thanksgiving Day

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When Americans sit down with their families for Thanksgiving dinner, most of us will probably gorge ourselves on the same traditional Thanksgiving menu, with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie taking up the most real estate on our plates. How did these dishes become the national “what you eat on Thanksgiving” options, though?

THE PILGRIMS MAY NOT HAVE HAD TURKEY

Turkey may not have been on the menu at the 1621 celebration by the Pilgrims of Plymouth that is considered the First Thanksgiving (though historians and fans of Virginia’s Berkeley Plantation might quibble with the “First” part). There were definitely wild turkeys in the Plymouth area, as colonist William Bradford noted in his journal. However, the best existing account of the Pilgrims’ harvest feast comes from colonist Edward Winslow, author of Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. Winslow’s first-hand account of the First Thanksgiving included no explicit mention of turkey. He does, however, mention the Pilgrims gathering “wild fowl” for the meal, although that could just as likely have meant ducks or geese.

SO WHY DO WE CHOW DOWN ON TURKEY, THEN?

It helps to know a bit about the history of Thanksgiving. While the idea of giving thanks and celebrating the harvest was popular in certain parts of the country, it was by no means an annual national holiday. Presidents would occasionally declare a Thanksgiving Day celebration, but the holiday hadn’t completely caught on nationwide. Many of these early celebrations included turkey; Alexander Hamilton once remarked that, “No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.”

When Bradford’s journals were reprinted in 1856 after being lost for a century, they found a receptive audience with advocates who wanted Thanksgiving turned into a national holiday. Since Bradford wrote of how the colonists had hunted wild turkeys during the autumn of 1621 and since turkey is a uniquely American (and scrumptious) bird, it gained traction as the Thanksgiving meal of choice for Americans after Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

Moreover, there were pragmatic reasons for eating turkey rather than, say, chicken at a feast like Thanksgiving. The birds are large enough that they can feed a table full of hungry family members, and unlike chickens or cows, they didn’t serve much utilitarian purpose like laying eggs or making milk. Unlike pork, turkey wasn’t so common that it didn’t seem like a suitable choice for a special occasion, either. An interesting 2007 piece in Slate discussed these reasons for turkey’s prominence, but also made another intriguing point. The publication of A Christmas Carol in 1843 may have helped force along the turkey’s cause as a holiday delicacy when Scrooge magnanimously sends the Cratchit family a Christmas turkey.

THERE WAS NO CRANBERRY SAUCE, EITHER

cranberry-sauce-istock.jpgWhile the cranberries the Pilgrims needed were probably easy to come by, making cranberry sauce requires sugar. Sugar was a rare luxury at the time of the First Thanksgiving, so while revelers may have eaten cranberries, it’s unlikely that the feast featured the tasty sauce. What’s more, it’s not even entirely clear that cranberry sauce had been invented yet. It’s not until 1663 that visitors to the area started commenting on a sweet sauce made of boiled cranberries that accompanied meat. There’s the same problem with potatoes. Neither sweet potatoes nor white potatoes were available to the colonists in 1621, so the Pilgrims definitely didn’t feast on everyone’s favorite tubers.

THEY DID HAVE PLENTY OF VENISON, THOUGH

Winslow mentions in his writings that the governor sent out a party of four men to do some fowling for the feast, but the Pilgrims and Wampanoag also enjoyed five deer as part of their feasting. The meat supposedly arrived at the celebration as a gift from the Wampanoag king Massasoit. On top of the venison, other meats probably included lots of fish and shellfish, which were staples of the Pilgrims’ diets. So if you want to wolf down a lobster or some oysters in lieu of turkey on Thursday, nobody can fault you for being historically inaccurate.

AND PUMPKIN PIE DIDN’T CAP THINGS OFF

pumpkin-pie.jpgIt may be the flagship dessert at modern Thanksgiving dinners, but pumpkin pie didn’t make an appearance at the First Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims probably lacked the butter and flour needed to make a pie crust, and it’s not clear that they even had an oven in which they could have baked a pumpkin pie. That doesn’t mean pumpkins weren’t available for the meal, though; they were probably served after being baked in the coals of a fire or stewed. Pumpkin pie became a popular dish on 17th-century American tables, though, and it might have shown up for Thanksgiving as early as the 1623 celebration of the holiday.

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It’s time to kick that “turkey” Turkey out of NATO

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In the 60’s, the expression: “You’re such a turkey!” implied that the person on the receiving end of the comment was a loser, inept, a fool, or generally uncool. Turkey a member of NATO has become all of those things and much worse under the leadership of  Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. A much stronger adjective is need to describe what a non-ally Turkey has become. Under Erdogan, Turkey has gone from being a decidedly secular nation to a decidedly Islamic nation.

Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum has written a series of excellent articles on the evolution of Turkey from friend to foe. The first article I want to direct yo to is titled How Turkey Went Bad.  This is an excellent background article on the history of Turkey, which includes the rise of Erdogan to power and the disturbing parallels between his style and that of the late Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. The next two articles are titled Turkish Support for ISIS and More on Turkish Support for ISIS. These two articles are loaded with links and evidence that Turkey is anything but a US/NATO ally in the fight against ISIS. Turkey’s relations with its neighbors in the region have, including Israel, have gone from good and very good to very bad in the last three years. Today it only has good relations Qatar and the Kurds of Iraq.

This morning Fox News.com leading story is about the how the Kurdish city of Kobani, Syria on the border with Turkey is about to fall into the hands of the ISIS as Turkish forces amassed on the Turkish side of the border sit there and do nothing.

The White House is growing more frustrated with Turkish inaction against Islamic State fighters as Kurdish forces desperately battle to keep the Syrian border town of Kobani from falling into militants’ hands, according to a published report.

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“After all the fulminating about Syria’s humanitarian catastrophe, they’re inventing reasons not to act to avoid another catastrophe,” the official continued. “This isn’t how a NATO ally acts while hell is unfolding a stone’s throw from their border.”

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the U.S.-led coalition’s air campaign launched last month would not be enough to halt the Islamic State group’s advance. Turkish troops have been massed near the border since the assault on Kobani began, but have so far not taken an offensive posture.

“Kobani is about to fall,” Erdogan told Syrian refugees in the Turkish border town of Gaziantep, according to The Associated Press. The Turkish president called for greater cooperation with the Syrian opposition, which is fighting both the extremists and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

“We asked for three things: one, for a no-fly zone to be created; two, for a secure zone parallel to the region to be declared; and for the moderate opposition in Syria and Iraq to be trained and equipped.”

It’s time to throw Obama’s best buddy in the Middle East (Erdogan) and the nation he leads out of NATO. Turkey is proving itself to be anything but an ally of the NATO nations.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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Happy Thanksgiving? A Message From the Turkey Liberation Army

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OK, I know it’s a couple days off, but what the heck? Here is some good stuff from Manhattan Infidel!- Matt

Free the Turkeys!Free the Turkeys!

As Thanksgiving approaches and millions of Americans prepare to travel to visit their loved ones it is time to ask the all-important question:  Thanksgiving, why? In keeping with Manhattan Infidel’s official policy of what happens in the crawl space stays in the crawl space providing a forum for diverse viewpoints I now present  the Turkey Liberation Army’s take on this holiday. To get this scoop I was blindfolded and driven to a turkey “farm” outside the city where the leader of the TLA, a mysterious turkey named “Raul“, handed me their grievances written on a 8 by 11 paper.  I was then blindfolded again and driven back to the city.  As to how turkeys learned to drive, well I don’t have the answer to that.

The Official Manifesto of the Turkey Liberation Army

Comrades:

It is that time of year again when millions of our brothers will be slaughtered to feed the fat white man. Rise up and take back your birthright of freedom! The Turkey Liberation Army is a United and Federated grouping of turkeys oppressed by the fascist United States Government.  The Turkey Federated Republic fights for FREEDOM and SELF-DETERMINATION, INDEPENDENCE and a CRANBERRY SAUCE-FREE existence for all its peoples.

We of the TLA are no longer willing to allow the enemy of our people to murder, oppress, exploit and eat us with gravy and cranberry sauce.

We of the turkeys are not the ruling capitalist class and will build a new world order where there is true freedom and equality for all turkeys.

We are many turkeys but of one mind and have agreed that the exploitation of our turkeys must end.

Therefore we of the TLA offer to all liberation movements, revolutionary workers, groups and peoples our total aid and support in the struggle for freedom and justice within the fascist cranberry sauce-eating United States.

The Goals of the Turkey Liberation Army

  1. To united all oppressed turkeys into a fighting force and to destroy the system of the capitalist state and its cranberry sauce and gravy.
  2. To assure the rights of all turkeys to self-determination and the right to build their own nation and government.
  3. To build a people’s federated council who shall be the representatives of the turkey people who shall have the right to form trade pacts and unite for mutual defense against the capitalist oppressor and his cranberry sauce.
  4. To aid and defend the cultural rights of turkeys (a culture which most assuredly does not celebrate Thanksgiving).
  5. To place control of all institutions and industries into the hands of the turkey peoples.
  6. To give back to all turkeys their turkey and constitutional rights to liberty, equality, justice and cranberry sauce-free existence and the right to keep and bear arms in defense of these rights.
  7. To create a system where free turkey love will be the norm and to destroy all chains instituted by legal and societal norms of the capitalist cranberry sauce state.
  8. To destroy the turkey “farm” system which the capitalist cranberry sauce state has used to imprison the oppressed and exploited turkey peoples.
  9. To take over all state land and give them back to the turkeys.
  10. To take control of all building and apartment buildings of the capitalist cranberry sauce-eating class and to destroy the rent system of exploitation. (The turkey proletariat have been historically oppressed by high rent!)

And so comrades, may this year see the beginnings of the Turkey and Cranberry Sauce-Free State!

 Gobble Gobble!

And remember your turkey parents because they remember you!

You know all this talk of turkey and cranberry sauce has made me hungry.  I can’t wait to chow down on a good turkey meal tomorrow!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel

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Happy Thanksgiving from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

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This turkey died so that white man can live his sinful lifestyle!

Hello Americans of all races, religions and sexual preferences!  I am Kathleen Sebelius the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. And yes, I am a human woman.

I am not an animal!  I am a human being!

No.  I am not a Romulan woman who’s had her ears scaled back.  I am a fully functioning human though many have mistaken me for a Romulan.  Silly isn’t it?  I mean I’m not even closely related to Vulcans like the Romulans are.  Look, I am not an animal, I am a human being!  So knock it off!

Anyway.  What did I want to talk about?

Oh yes.

As you know the so-called holiday of Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  But what you may not know is that Thanksgiving was promulgated by the white man after massacring native Americans of color.  And yes I realize that the noble race of native Americans were here on this continent before the country of America the slave holders came into existence so calling them “Americans” is an insult but “native American” is easier to type on my English language keyboard than finding a software program that’ll type in a dialect of the indigenous peoples of this continent.

Oh I’m sure there are software programs that do just that but here at the Department of Health and Human Services I am too busy trying to undo the damage caused by triumphalist American culture to go online and search for it.

Because we at the Department of Health and Humans Services are all about two things:  protecting the health of all Americans and screwing the Catholic Church.

Did I say we were about two thing?  I’m sorry.  Three things:  protecting the health of all Americans, undoing the damage caused by meat-based culture and screwing the Catholic Church.

Did you know the Catholic Church is run by white men?  And that can’t be good.

Anyway I’m sure you are probably looking forward to a traditional Thanksgiving with lots of turkey followed by a few games of American football.  (And isn’t typical of arrogant Americans?  Stealing the name of football from non-racist, socialist Europeans and applying it to a game that has nothing to do with feet.  God.  Americans make me sick.)

Oh yes.  I’m sure you are looking forward to that meal.  Sounds like fun doesn’t it? Maybe to the dull-witted it does.

Lift up your minds Americans!

Meat is murder!  And your so-called game of football is violent, misogynistic and encourages testosterone-laden behavior.  Typical testosterone-laden behavior I’d expect from the soon to be crushed Catholic Church.

And so, under the authority granted to me by the Affordable Care Act I am banning the consumption of meat, meat by-products and any sandwiches sold at Blimpies which may or may not be meat or meat by-products.  (We’re still testing them at HHS to find out exactly what they are.)

I am also banning the so-called game of football.  (Did a Catholic invent this game?  I wouldn’t be surprised.)

I am also changing the name of this holiday.  Thanksgiving? What have you to be thankful for?  Thousands of years of northern European aggression, patriarchy and poor dietary choices?

No.  The new name will be “Redistribution Day.“  It is my hope that by calling it “Redistribution Day” we will remember that there are fat cat bankers and capitalists in our midst who aren’t paying their fair share.  Just like the Catholic Church.

And instead of meat why not eat something the government wants you to eat such as carrots or Brussels sprout?

And instead of so-called football why not watch the WNBA?  Women’s basketball.  Truly a sport uninfluenced by testosterone.  What better way to lift up your minds than by watching seven-foot tall lesbians of color?

And so in closing I’d like to wish all my fellow Americans a very happy and joyous Redistribution Day.

Because we at the Department of Health and Human Services are all about two, no three, no four things:  protecting the health of all Americans, undoing the damage caused by meat-based culture, social engineering and screwing the Catholic Church.

That is all.

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel

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Armenian Genocide Day; Also, Another Opportunity for Obama to Lie

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The word ‘genocide’ is a recent word that means destroying, either in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. This can be done by killing them all off, deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life that are calculated to kill them off, imposing measures on the group intended to prevent births by the group, forcibly transferring children of the group to another group, and trying to breed the group out of existence by systematically raping the women of the group.

The 20th Century has a brutal legacy of genocide- Darfur, Bosnia (1995), Rwanda (1994), Cambodia (1975-1979), the Nazi Holocaust of Jews and Poles and Gypsies (1938-1945), the Ukrainian Famine (1932-1933)- but the first genocide of the last century took was the Armenian Genocide from 1915-1923.

Hitler once justified his Holocaust by asking “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”

And what happened to the Armenians was indeed a genocide.

During World War One, Armenian men were drafted into the Ottoman army to fight- and instead were disarmed and put into labor camps, where they were soon starved or killed by the Ottoman government led by the Young Turks who pushed for a more Turkish nation (like the future nation of Turkey is). With all of the men of fighting age killed off, it was easy for Ottoman Turkish leaders to round up all the the community leaders and put them to death on April 24, 1915. After that, as WWI spread and became more confusing and disorganized, armed groups of Turks would come into Armenian villages and kill off the rest of the men or make them go on death marches, or rape or carry off the women to use as slaves, kidnap or enslave the children, loot the village of all valuables, or simply chase off any remaining Armenians who then later would die of starvation, exposure, or brutality.

Out of more than 2 million Armenians prior to 1914, more than 1.5 million Armenians were killed. By 1923, Armenia was simply a memory- 4000+ years of history wiped away like it never existed- churches, monasteries, schools, people, possessions were all destroyed or gone. Even the Armenian names of cities, villages, and rivers were changed.

This was a genocide, and admitting the truth of something and moving on from there is the first step to making this world a better place.

Although now-President Obama refuses to use the word genocide on Armenian Genocide Day (April 24), then-Senator President Obama said it best- when he was a Senator in January 2008 he sent a letter to the Armenian Reporter that said “America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides- I intend to be that president.”

Unlike now-President Obama (you can read his 2012 statement here in which he refuses to use the word ‘genocide’), in 2006 Mr. Obama noted, “I criticized the secretary of state [Condoleezza Rice] for the firing of U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Evans, after he properly used the term ‘genocide’ to describe Turkey’s slaughter of thousands of Armenians starting in 1915. I shared with Secretary Rice my firmly held conviction that the Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence.”

Unlike now-President Obama who has for the fourth time in a row broken his promise to the Armenian community to use the word “genocide” in describing what happened at the hands of the Turks roughly a century ago, forty-two U.S. states and over 20 countries have properly recognized the Armenian Genocide. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan acknowledged the crime as genocide in 1981. The U.S. House adopted Armenian Genocide legislation in 1975 and 1984 and included reference to the crime in House adopted amendments in 1996 and 2005. More recently, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed Armenian Genocide legislation in 2007 and 2010.

Now-President Obama is correct- “A full, frank, and just acknowledgement of the facts is in all of our interests. Moving forward with the future cannot be done without reckoning with the facts of the past.” Sadly, now-President Obama refuses to provide a full, frank and just acknowledgement of the facts and refused to reckon with the facts of the path and refused to use the word ‘genocide’ on April 24th.

Today, I hope all of you are willing to admit that what happened to the Armenians from 1915-1923 was indeed a genocide, and that it is important that in the future America puts in place brave leaders who will speak forcibly on this issue so that we can morally respond to all genocides and stop them from occurring wherever or whenever they occur.

In life, liberty, and property all men should be protected from tyrants who would use division, fear, anger, hate, and human passion.

Original Post:  A Conservative Teacher

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