Given the draw of Sylvester Stallone, the movie could easily push recognition of the Armenian genocide onto the front pages.
Stallone says that the flick will be “an epic about the complete destruction of a civilisation. (But) talk about a political hot potato. The Turks have been killing that subject for 85 years.”
Thank you, Rocky.
This issue, recognition of the genocide, is neither left nor right. It’s been a long time coming. But it finally looks like recognition will soon be a mainstream issue.
It should always be noted that Bob Dole, both as a senator and afterwards, has for decades worked towards recognizing the genocide. His life as a WWII soldier was saved by an Armenian doctor who survived the genocide and told Dole of it.