Prepared by Professor Dennis Papazian, a
"genocide scholar" from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, to guide the
faithful... and plastered over a number of Armenian web sites. The FAQ boldly addresses
viewpoints that challenge the Armenian version of events. How based in fact, however, are
the professor's attempts to discredit these views?
Forgery-busting Turkish professor Türkkaya Ataöv does not approve of the scholarly
methods of Professors Vahakn N. Dadrian, Richard Falk, and Roger Smith (the latter
also co-wrote a paper on "Professional Ethics," attempting to smear Dr.
Heath Lowry, to be found in TAT's Academic department); find out why. Later in the
page, Dr. Ataöv looks at "A 'Statement' Wrongly Attributed to Mustafa Kemal
|Some Armenian Viewpoints
Actually, just one: "Armenian
History in a Nutshell," taken from one of the ubiquitous Armenian web sites.
My MAN, Levon Marashlian! I was so impressed
with the professor's gutsy decision to attend a REAL genocide debate in Ankara, when all
(far as I could tell) of his fellow invited militia-men wimped out. I didn't want to rebut
his report, where he tells of trashing all "Pro-Turk" butts in sight. The direct
link to this page on his university's web site has been provided — but I made a record
of it here on TAT, as well... since I appreciated this page very much, and just in case
the original should go off-line.
In this corner... ANI's Rouben Adalian. And in this corner... Armenian Forum Editor,
Ara Sarafian, who refreshingly argues (in this one example, at least) that facts need to
be paid heed to, in the Armenians' desperate attempts to affirm the Armenian
Just a few that struck Holdwater's fancy.
Balakian's "THE BURNING TIGRIS"
Mr. Balakian's book, which came out in Sept. 2003, provided a shot-in-the-arm for
genocide proponents; the author has done a thorough job of throwing everything in,
as far as what the Armenian perspective has to offer. The book was just calling for
an in-depth, nearly chapter-by-chapter analysis, exploring the validity of such
one-sided history... and here it is.
|The Peter Balakian Page
Odds and ends, in the
examination of the fascinating professor-poet. What some Armenians think of the man.
Joining forces with Silly Samantha Power. Confronted by a "denier." Lying
through his teeth, as part of a PBS show.
When Marashlian Attacks
Another Armenian Tangle! It all started when another fake genocide conference
attended by Turncoat Turks was presented behind closed doors; Armenian Forum
Vincent Lima co-editor speculated why Dr. Hovannisian didn't come by in a
teeny-weeny footnote, coming across as a bit too critical... and Levon Marashlian
lunged for a vicious attack!
Vahakn Dadrian's Genocidal
Like the cop from "Les Miserables," Prosecutor Vahakn Dadrian has
borne a single-minded pursuit to show the evilness of the Turks. He has come
up with a myriad of details so incriminating on the surface. But can he prove
his case, or is his accused as guilty as Jean Valjean? He offers the best of
his miserable lot, in a 2001 Harvard University lecture.
|A Historian's Opinion of The Burning
Dr. Andrew Mango gave
the rarely heard view on Peter Balakian's one-sided distortion of history.
Immediately after its publication, some Armenian sites plastered the manifold
responses of outrage, including one from the author, Peter Balakian. A few are
Armenian Assembly of
America spokesman gives us his best shot in ninety seconds. Let's see how he fared.
|The Key Distortions and Falsehoods in the
Methods of the Zoryan Institute
Vahakn Dadrian was at it again back in 1998, addressing a memorandum by the Turkish
ambassador, fighting one of the Armenians' endless genocide resolutions. They failed with
the resolution, and Prosecutor Dadrian's one-sided weasel presentation has less chance of
succeeding, thanks to this in-depth analysis.
William Saroyan, in his introduction of
Leon Surmelian's "I Ask You Ladies and Gentlemen," called the book "gentle,
civilized" and "a story without hate." It is this disarming quality that
makes the "extermination" chapter all the more alarming. Since Surmelian sounds
so credible, the evil acts he presents come across as believable. It surely must have had
a powerful effect, as one of the books that convinced Vahakn Dadrian to embark on his
hateful genocide crusade.
Vahakn Dadrian Objects to Guenter Lewy
Vahakn Dadrian was not happy with an analysis of the Armenian "genocide,"
and went after the author with both barrels. Dadrian got pretty technical, with what
he does best: throw the weight of his obsessively collected anti-Turkish dirt,
hoping the reader will be too shell-shocked to analyze what is really going on. But
if we scratch beneath the surface of Dadrian's smokescreen style, what do we really
find? Read this page and see how good the "renowned scholar" is.
|Vahakn Dadrian Objects to Edward Erickson
Vahakn Dadrian was at it again, attempting to tear down the integrity of a scholar not
100% in agreement with Dadrian's dogma. His victim this time is Edward J. Erickson, who
tried his best to avoid the genocide chatter, but couldn't avoid the issue of Armenian
rebellion in his book dissecting Ottoman military tactics. Once again, Dadrian tries to
give the impression that the scholar under attack is not very scholarly. In cases as
these, we must take a look at the scholarly merit of Prosecutor Dadrian's own one-sided
Responds to the Genocide Pros
The genocide forces are at the ready to try and take down the slightest accounts
of "denial" in the media. Here, they had to deal with an account not so
slight, but very scholarly — an article by Prof. Lewy in COMMENTARY Magazine.
The genociders came out in full force, at the head of which were Peter Balakian,
Israel Charny and Dennis Papazian. See them whine and cry, misrepresent and call
names, in their typically "superb arrogance." See Prof. Lewy
refreshingly put them in their places.
|Guenter Lewy Responds to Vahakn Dadrian
As if it weren't bad enough for Vahakn
Dadrian to have gone on an anti-Lewy rampage in an Islamophobic web site, as scrutinized
three sections above, he made a head on attack in the letters section of the publication
of his wrath, THE MIDDLE EAST QUARTERLY. This time, however, Dadrian did not have the
luxury of monologue; Prof. Lewy had words of his own, and Dadrian emerged from the
encounter, smelling like a dead rose. (But with thorns still intact.)
Hovannisian Picks a Bone with Armenia
After suffering from an "honesty attack" back in 1982 when he basically
admitted there was no genocide, Hovannisian has once again fallen victim to this
awful malady. This time, he has done the unthinkable: called to light the corruption
and persecution in Armenia. It appears he might have been influenced by Armenia's
disrespect toward him and his son, but that matters not! Let us hope the professor
will keep falling victim to the honesty ailment, even at the risk of exposing his
|Vahakn Dadrian BUSTED: Halil Pasha
The prosecuting professor finally came up with real genocidal evidence, for a change! A
high-ranking Ottoman military commander admitted in his memoirs that he had polished off
300,000 Armenians. But was there more to this "confession" than met the eye?
With Vahakn Dadrian's dishonest scholarly strategies at work, you can bet your bottom
Dadrian's Greatest Embarassment
Most of us in this game are already accustomed to Vahakn Dadrian's weasel
scholarship by now, but V. D. truly scraped the bottom of his own greasy barrel when
he attempted to validate what everyone in the world knows to be crude forgeries, the
propaganda of Aram Andonian and the "Naim Bey" documents. That was some
twenty years back, but today Dadrian is still belting out the "Armenian AND?
Anthem," trying to make us believe Andonian is legit. It simply boggles the
|One Reason Why Dennis Papazian is in a Genocide Tizzy
Prof. Papazian candidly admits in an
interview one of the reasons why recognition for his genocide would be so attractive for
him. In addition, some of his other interview statements are examined.
Taking apart the claims of our "favorite authority on the Armenian Genocide,"
from a particularly vicious 2003 paper.
As usual, Dadrian got personal, attacking the messenger as well as the message, when he
came after Dr. Ed Erickson's "Armenian" chapter, in his "Ordered to
Die" book. Almost two years later, Erickson had a few words of his own to say.
Ara Sarafian points to the mediocre scholarship of ANI's Dr. Rouben Adalian, in an Armenian
Forum article. Also, a look at a scholar that Sarafian evidently respects, Raymond
The phenomenon of hatred against Turks as an expression of Armenian patriotism is
explored by an Armenian humanitarian.
Kapriel Serope Papazian's 1934 book, "Patriotism Perverted" is more valuable
today than ever, exposing as it does the true unscrupulous and murderous nature of the
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