01 August 2015

3567) Armenia: Appeal To The American People, 29 Oct 1917

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3566) 42 Years On : Armenian Terrorism in Lisbon Romanticized in Sydney

It is been 42 years, and terrorism is still being romanticised by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Armenian Youth Federation in Australia, who have invited convicted terrorists to Australia in the past to give lectures about a “United Armenian Agenda”.

A good example is the continued celebration of the terrorist activities of the “Lisbon 5″. In Lisbon, on 7 June 1982, Mr. Erkut Akbay, A diplomat at this embassy and his wife Nadide Akbay also employee of the embassy were killed by the Armenian terrorists in their car, in front of their home. And on 27 July 1983 a group of Armenian terrorists tried to raid the embassy and, when the attack failed, entered the residence to take hostages.Then they blew themselves up. In the incident, the wife of the chargé d’affaires, Mrs.Cahide Mihçioğlu and a Portuguese police officer Mr.Manuel Pacheco were killed. The 5 terrorists also died. The chargé d’affaires and his son were rescued, with injuries. . . .

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3565) Book Review “They Can Live In The Desert But Nowhere Else”: A History Of The Armenian Genocide


by Ronald Grigor Suny. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015

Reviewed by Edward J. Erickson

Professor Ronald Grigor Suny is a distinguished scholar and a well-published historian. He is known for his body of work specializing in Armenian history and affairs. The title of the book comes from a conversation that American ambassador Henry Morgenthau reported he had with Ottoman interior minister Talat Pasha in early August 1915 (p. 269–270), which Suny purports to show that Talat had solved the Armenian “problem” in a particularly brutal manner. The introduction presents Professor Suny’s thesis is a roundabout manner, which is to explain that the Young Turks (the alleged perpetrators of a genocide) had an “affective disposition” that “allowed them, indeed in their minds required them, to eliminate whole peoples”

(p. xx). Essentially, Suny argues that the Young Turks’ cognitive and emotional state demonstrated by their observed behavior and actions in 1915 proves a genocide.

While this kind of argument may be suitable for forensic psychologists, historians rarely attempt it because of the dictum that correlation does not prove causation. . . . . .

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3564) Prospects For Turkish-Armenian Relations, AVIM Symposium Proceedings 30 Apr 2015


On 30 April 2015, AVIM (Center for Eurasian Studies) organized a symposium titled Prospects for the Turkish-Armenian Relations. Ten scholars from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Israel and the USA addressed an audience composed of the corps diplomatique, representatives of the civil society and the research community. Presentations at the symposium, questions and comments of the audience, and, most importantly the symposium itself were a reflection of the new perspectives that are taking root in Turkey and the world as regards to the Turkish-Armenian dispute controversy. The speeches at the symposium fell into two groups as those on the historical background of the genocide allegations and those that examine the recent forms of the controversy. . .

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3563) Need Dependable Documents At Best -Not On Hearsay Information

Counter Comment on Ara Tanajan

When debating history a century later, we should stick to “dependable documents at best” and not on hearsay information. The reader brought in the “STRUMA Tragedy” to offset the Armenian Legion without checking the internet sources.

STRUMA: If the commentator had seen www.jewishgen.org/romsig/Strumach.html he/she could have learned from Paragraph 8, that it was the British in Palestine who did not accept more Jewish refugees; the passengers were fed by Turkish Red Crescent and Jewish communities and finally tug out of the Bosporus (because we had an agreement with Germany as a neutral country) where the ship was sunk by a Russian submarine.
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3562) Reflections on the Centennial Commemorations in Istanbul

Regrettably the article of young Garo Sarajan, is another piece of log thrown in the fire of hatred against Turks. Does he know that his ancestors were forced by ARF to revolt against their home country and fight on the side of the enemy, 200.000 having sacrificed their lives (Confirmed by League of Nations Official Gazette 21.9.1929) and a further 195.000 who starved of famine and epidemics during 1918-1920 Armenian Republic and that the very same time gang leaders “humpabets” were having wine, roasted lamb and pretty girls not caring what was going outside? Has anyone told this young man that in 1820’s 70% of the Erivan province were Moslems, but now there is not a single family or relic left of the many old buildings, bazaars, bath houses, mosques, fountains etc.? A good number of Armenian historic churches have been renovated with Turkish taxpayer’s funds whilst hundreds of even more important monuments do not have budgets for reconstruction.

Does young Garo Sarajan realize that Armenia is sitting in the lap of Russia begging aid from USA and other countries who promise nothing but nice words and they deprive themselves from all major projects in their area, being in serious conflicts with important neighbors, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia? Does anyone calculate how much financial burden the Nogorno Karabagh “land grab” victory is costing Armenia? Some 70.000 Armenians find low pay jobs in Turkey where they stay illegally. These people which would have been kicked out in all other countries! These needy people try to support their families in Armenia and work in a country they were told that is greatest s enemy. Not much has changed in a century; see you from below article of Reno Evening Gazette, Nov.14, 1915:

'Having imposed a committee of well meaning but admittedly prejudiced American Missionaries, the same agencies that have been engaging in reporting Armenian outrages which never had been committed are now trying to mislead Christian charity in America and Switzerland into furnishing funds for the relief of the supposed victims of the unspeakable Turk.

It would not matter, so far as the country at large is concerned, but unfortunately there is danger that a self-sufficient person like President Wilson will accept these stories of atrocities as truth, with no further evidence than the statements of Armenians who are directly interested in raising money for the support of themselves. Professional beggars who have bled their own countrymen for years are now trying to induce kindly Americans to support them, not caring whether United States would or should not be embroiled with Turkey and through Turkey with Germany. Ambassador Morgenthau appears to have fallen a ready victim to the smooth rascals that, by apocryphal tales of outrages, have procured contributions from their Armenian countrymen abroad and in this country and have lived in luxury on the proceeds for the last 30 years.

The Ambassador seriously notified the state department that the Turks had slaughtered the “majority of the Armenians of Asia Minor”. This “majority” now turns out to be 32.000 known to be hostile to Turkey and therefore, dispossessed of their homes in Erzerum and Zeitun and interned in a district where they could be watched by Turkish troops – not killed, nor even dying. The English have done no more with German residents and even with English subjects of German birth and the Germans have done the same with English residents of the German states.

If this country, therefore, does not want to appear foolish before the whole world, it will refuse to be duped by impossible tales and will let the Armenians severely alone.'

Respectfully, Sukru S. Aya - Istanbul . . .

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3561) Genocide Claims Must Be Scrutinized In The Context of UN Rules and Regulations

Marmara University Symposium 26.5.2015


Ata Atun, Department of Civil Engineering, Near East University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Sükrü Server Aya, Author and Researcher, Istanbul, Turkey
Betula Nelson, Former Lecturer in Social Science, Brunel University, London, England.

This research was supported by the authors only.


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to draw attention of the public to the fact that established rules and accepted laws can be sometimes abused or exploited by rare profiteering groups, thus confusing minds and ideals of the average hard working decent humans, of all races, nations and faiths.


It is a known fact that an allegation of “genocide” is circling the world since 1973; the first day some Armenians in USA started to use terrorism by killing some 44 Turkish diplomats or officials in some 250 acts of terror all over the world. This terror ended in 1985 when many other innocent “non-Turkish” persons were also killed in a major act of terror at the Orly Airport in Paris. All these acts of brutal murder of innocent people were claimed to be a “revenge for innocent Armenians” that died a century ago, during WW-1.

Many but not all, large groups of Armenians living in Turkey were, forcibly and temporarily, re-located inside the country, away from war effected zones to areas where such a risk did not exist. This was a military necessity which aimed to disengage the troops trying to prevent sabotages by Armenian Volunteer Units that were fed and sheltered in Armenian houses.


Some diaspora Armenians and their active organizations, mainly in USA and France claim that they are descendants or inheritors of those who died in the war years of 1914-1922 and allege that these persons were annihilated purposely for the destruction of the complete Armenian race.. . . .

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