Obama Declines (again) to Call Massacre of Armenians ‘Genocide’

President Obama declined on Friday to refer to the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide, breaking a campaign promise as his presidency nears its end. (New York Times)

For the eighth and final time, President Obama this year will break his unambiguous 2008 campaign promise to declare that the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks in 1915 and 1916 amounted to “genocide,” a leading Armenian-American activist told Yahoo News on Thursday.

And it’s also the seventh year in a row President Barack Obama has broken his promise to use the word “genocide” to describe the atrocity. (CNN)