Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings ‘genocide’

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[The US knows that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. If they were honest they would recognize the Armenian genocide for what it was, and they would also start referring to the wholesale slaughter of American Indians and the destruction of their cultures as genocide as well. -Uziel]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th anniversary of the killings this week. Officials decided against it after opposition from some at the State Department and the Pentagon.

After more than a week of internal debate, top administration officials discussed the final decision with Armenian-American leaders Tuesday before making it public.

“The president and other senior administration officials have repeatedly acknowledged the historical…

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