Another call for the US to right its wrong foreign policy and recognize the Armenian Genocide

“As the wholesale killings and deportations of Armenians were being unleashed, Leslie A. Davis, the US Consul posted in the remote Turkish town of Harput, sent a US diplomatic dispatch to Washington, D.C. dated July 24, 1915 stating:

‘I do not believe there has ever been a massacre in the history of the world so general and thorough as that which is now being perpetrated in this region.’

While the word ‘genocide’ was not in existence in 1915, Consul Davis called the killings a ‘general massacre’ and American Ambassador to Turkey Henry Morgenthau labeled the events ‘murder of a nation’.”

Read the full article:

History at the forefront of current US foreign policy
EurActiv.com | May 4, 2010

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For more background, read these important books:

  1. Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story, by Henry Morgenthau
  2. The Slaughterhouse Province: An American Diplomat’s Report on the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1917, by Leslie A. Davis
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