Turkish Prime Minister redefines 'outrage'
Since the Turkish Prime Minister is so incensed about civilian casualties caused largely by Hamas using human shields, forced or otherwise, perhaps he should consider the glass house whose door he has just opened.
Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize winning 2002 book, "A Problem From Hell, America and the Age of Genocide," points out, on page one, that in 1921 the former Turkish Interior Minister Mehmet Talaat, was shot on a street in Berlin by an Armenian. This was an organized revenge killing for the Turkish genocide of one million Armenian civilians in World War I. Years later, Ms. Power states, on page 23 that, "In 1942, Hitler restored Talaat's ashes to Turkey, where the Turkish government enshrined the fallen hero's remains in a mausoleum on the Hill of Liberty in Istanbul.
Page eight of Ms. Power's book informs us in further detail exactly of what type of "hero" Interior Minister Talaat was by the indirect open admission of the liquidation of the Armenian population of Turkey he made to an American diplomat at that time:
Talaat once asked (then American Ambassador) Morganthau whether the United States could get the New York Life Insurance Company and Equitable Life of New York, which for years had done business with the Armenians, to send a complete list of the Armenians policy holders to Turkish authorities. "They are practically all dead and have left no heirs," Talaat said, "The government is the beneficiary now."