Sassounian:"20 Steps Turkey Could Take to Worsen Relations with France" / Sukru Aya:"
Anonymous (no login) Posted Jan 27, 2012 1:50 PM
Turkeys leaders threatened France for months with various reprisals should the French government pass a law making it illegal to deny the Armenian Genocide.
France or Sarkozy has risked in throwing gigantic economic benefits and support of 75 million Turks and huge present investments in Turkey, versus 500.000 Armenian votes to stay in power from the diaspora of one of the poorest countries in the world whose population
Is leaving the home country en mass, to find jobs in neighboring countries! Estimates are that about 60-70.000 tourist Armenians work illegally in Turkey and they may be deported in retaliation. These illegal workers have families, children in Turkish Armenian schools and they will be the ones to pay for what the Dashnakist government repeats a century later.
Ignoring Turkish threats and blackmail, the French Parliament adopted a bill on Dec. 22, 2011, criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide. The Senate followed suit on Jan. 23, 2012, with a vote of 127-86, after a 7-hour debate. The new law, to be signed soon by President Nicolas Sarkozy, carries a one-year jail term and a fine of ~$60,000 for anyone denying the genocide. Every single member of the French legislature, even those voting against the bill, stated that they had no doubt whatsoever about the facts of the Armenian Genocide.
Mr Harut applauds this absolutely nonsense law, paradoxical to human rights of free expression. There are about 7 billion people on this planet that worship their God and believe that they will be welcomed in heaven!
Is there any penal law if I say I do not believe in these imaginations marketed by clergies, there is no God, no heaven A humans life is no different than an animals or a plant. You have a seed, growth and death. Why my flower or cat does not have a paradise, but I have a promised oneif I do this or that ritual. Is it because I am wiser or more stupid than my cat? What will be my penalty? Shall I be sent to Inquisition court and torched alive because I don not believe in anything which is not proven? Well, under the French law of imposters of democracy, I can refute God and paradise in which most of the world believes, but I cannot refute the Armenian palaver they successfully sell for over a century which has become an industry of hatred and grudge. . . .