House Votes To Recognize THIS Historic Crime

Via The Washington Examiner:

The House voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution that recognizes and condemns the century-old slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

 The legislation was approved by a 405-11 vote and represents a rebuke to NATO ally Turkey, which has long lobbied for the killings not to be referred to as a genocide. Between 1915 and 1923, some 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire.

“Genocides, whenever and wherever they occur, cannot be ignored, whether they took place in the 20th century by the Ottoman Turks or mid-20th century by the Third Reich and in Darfur,” Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Florida said Tuesday.

“Today we end a century of international silence that will not be another period of indifference or international ignorance to the lives lost to systematic murder,” he added.