Bill Belichick Calls for U.S. to Take Action Against Turkey, Azerbaijan for 'Deadly Attacks on Armenians'

November 18, 2020 

During a press availability, Belichick was asked about his reaction to Acting Secretary Of Defense Christopher Miller using the coach's catchphrase, "Do Your Job," CBS Boston reported.

"Well, I really appreciate the kind words from Secretary Miller," Belichick said. "When you consider the type of leadership that he's shown throughout his career serving our country, it really means a lot. I'm flattered by the reference that he made."

That was not all Belichick had to say.

"I'll just say, while we're on the subject, I read his point about combating traditional threats. And I couldn't help but think and hope that we've seen from other countries around the world, and I hope that our country will take action against Turkey and Azerbaijan for their unprovoked and deadly attacks on Armenians," Belichick added. "We've seen that when a humanitarian crisis and things like that, like ethnic cleaning, go unpunished, that they just continue to happen. I hope that we can put a stop to that."

There has been much criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for involving his country in the conflict going on between Azerbaijan and Armenia by sending Turkish/Syrian mercenaries into the region to fight alongside Azerbaijani forces.

Erdogan's actions raise the specter of another Armenian genocide similar to that which Turks perpetrated during World War II.

Belichick spoke about the situation in the region before. In a video posted to the director of football/head coach administration Berj Najarian's Instagram page, Belichick praised the Armenians.

"I have learned that throughout Armenian history, regardless of any adversity or tragedy, the Armenian people have continued to thrive and persevere," Belichick said. "I hope and pray for peace, justice, and the safety of the brave soldiers that are fighting for their nation's recognition and freedom."

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