Alas, earlier this year, the
U.S. failed to join much of the international
community, led by the Holy See, in declaring Turkey’s
genocide against Armenians as such at its centennial, despite the promise
by Barack Obama during the presidential election campaign that the U.S.
would. Instead, bowing to pressure from Turkey’s
Islamist Government, American statements fell short of using the word.
It is imperative to be able to identify genocide in order to prevent it ever from happening again.