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House Proceeding 02-13-09 on Feb 13th, 2009 :: 0:29:35 to 0:34:05
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Frank Jr.Pallone

0:29:32 to 0:29:53( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: higher taxes and a lower quality of life. that's something we shouldn't have to deal with, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: i thank the gentleman. mr. george miller of californ the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for five minutes. mr. pallone: thank you, mr. speaker.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:29:35 to 0:34:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Frank Jr.Pallone

0:29:54 to 0:30:14( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: on saturday, february 7, "the washington post" reported a turkish-islamic human rights group, known as initiated a probe to determine if war crimes andsenside were committed by israel. i was startled to read they

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:30:15 to 0:30:35( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: plan to investigate 19 israelis, including prime minister olmert, president perez and defense barack -- defense minister barak in this probe. hypocrisy runs deep today in

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:30:36 to 0:30:56( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: ank rah. last week i expressed concerns about turkey's sudden rash of anti-semitism. israel did not commit genocide but that does not keep them from launching this probe.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:31:05 to 0:31:26( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: it will investigate actions by israel. the fact -- the absurdity of this probe and the fact that turkey is issuing it is a joke. israel was protecting itself from the hundreds of bombs hamas has been shooting into its cities. moslem dare has no ground to stand on and turkey has no ound to stand on.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:31:27 to 0:31:47( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: neither this n.g.o. nor the turkish government has attempted to discuss the truth of the armenian genocide. nor has turkey or moslem dare taken action against the genocide in darfur. while israelis are defending themselves against attacks from hamas, moslem darin cystses

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:31:48 to 0:32:10( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: that genocide. how can they say this is genocide when it refuses to categorize what's happening in darfur as genocide. they need to step back and consider their skewed definition of genocide. look at the fact that one million armenians died.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:32:11 to 0:32:31( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: instead of denouncing the darfur genocide, their relationship with sudan is strong. last year, the president welcomed the president of darfur to ankara. today, 2.7 million darfuris

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:32:32 to 0:32:52( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: have lost their homes since the conflict and live in internally displaced prison camps. while all this happens, the president of turkey said the situation in darfur adds up to a humanitarian tragedy cawed by economic difficulties this watering down of state-sponsored government killing is an affront to the

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:32:53 to 0:33:14( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: thousands purged in darfur. yet a turkish organization is investigating genocide in israel what a hypocrisy. while the international community works to contain al bashir's government, turkey embraces it. both governments have a long

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:33:15 to 0:33:36( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: history of genocide denial. the republic o 25 years to recognize the -- 90 years to recognize the armenian genocide that happened in 1915. it left 1.5 million armenians tortured and displaced yet

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:33:37 to 0:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: turkey can'ts to deny the slaughter of armenians, instead launching an absurd investigation into israel. if turkey and its n.g.o.'s want to take a stand against genocide they should not point the finger at israel. nor should they be threatening israel with comments like this he said that al la will sooner

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:33:58 to 0:34:06( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: or later punish those who transgress the rights of innocents. if turkey wants to move closer to the west, it should practice

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