"A proposed law that stipulates punishment for denying the alleged Armenian genocide is back on France’s agenda.Can you imagine the trashing that Chirac will receive in the neocon media?
The proposal, which designates punishment for denying the Armenian genocide with a fine of 45,000 euros and up to five years imprisonment, will be discussed in the plenary session of the French parliament on Oct. 12.
Observers are optimistic that the proposal will be adopted because of the upcoming elections and the Armenian Diaspora’s intensifying efforts.
The recently improved bilateral relations between Turkey and France will be reportedly affected negatively, even in the case of the adoption of the draft by the Assembly on Oct. 12.
The French companies that seek to win Turkey’s chopper and nuclear power plant construction bids will be most affected by the parliament’s decision.
Meanwhile, French President Jacques Chirac will head to Armenia because of France’s “Year of Armenia.” During his stay, Chirac will visit the Armenian genocide monument.
(Separately, American nuclear companies will probably line up to 'win' the contracts to build a nuke program for an Islamist-sorta, democracy-sorta country. I wonder who gets the helicopter gig? Finmeccania?)