I've been getting lots of German spam for some reason lately - but it's some weird kind of spam: it's about the news, not Viagra. Today, I've found this in the inbox:
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 05:13:12 UTC
Subject: Armenian Genocide Plagues Ankara 90 Years On
And, you know, it's some pretty harsh stuff to wake up to...
Typhoid, the Russians, imperialism and Kaiser Wilhelm II in far away Berlin -- all were responsible for the mass deaths of Anatolian Armenians. At least that's the case if you read the official Turkish history books. According to the Turkish version, the only group that didn't bear any responsibility were the Ottomans, the great-grandfathers of modern-day Turkey, which is now on the cusp of joining the European Union.