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Was the Massacre of Thessalonica genocide?: 7/17/2015 13:26:18

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Another event, another debate, was the Massacre of Thessalonica genocide?
Was the Massacre of Thessalonica genocide?: 7/17/2015 16:53:22


Major General Smedley Butler
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What's with you and genocide?
Was the Massacre of Thessalonica genocide?: 7/17/2015 18:24:01


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Genocide is such a strong word.
Was the Massacre of Thessalonica genocide?: 7/18/2015 03:08:51

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What's with you and genocide?


The Armenian genocide and Srebrenica massacre are getting a lot of news coverage over the past few months because people are pointlessly debating if those events are genocide or not, so I decided to mock those pointless debates by asking the same question about events from further back in history.
Was the Massacre of Thessalonica genocide?: 7/18/2015 05:25:41


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It may sound "pointless" to you, but the acknowledgement of those crimes matters- not only does it allow us to go after their perpetrators and charge them with the worst crime under international law, but it also allows us to recognize the true horror of what happened and learn from it.

As is often said, keeping the event from ever being recognized is the final stage of a genocide.
Was the Massacre of Thessalonica genocide?: 7/18/2015 14:01:37

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It may sound "pointless" to you, but the acknowledgement of those crimes matters- not only does it allow us to go after their perpetrators and charge them with the worst crime under international law, but it also allows us to recognize the true horror of what happened and learn from it.

As is often said, keeping the event from ever being recognized is the final stage of a genocide.


If that's true, then events having debates about events from further back in history is just as valid.
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