Living in a friendly world sounds like a good idea. However, Diaspora Armenians openly
perpetuate racial hatred. See the article penned by Line Abrahamian which can be found at readersdigest.ca/mag/2006/10/hate_to_hope.php.
(Holdwater note: also accessible on this page if you click here.)
Here are some excerpts from that article; “Every one of the 27 years she has been a
teacher at an Armenian kindergarten; my mom has taught children about the Genocide. I ask
her if she thinks five is too young to hear about this. “You have to put it in their
blood early on,” she says, “otherwise they won’t grow up with that fire in their
belly to fight for our cause. That’s what we did with you.” “So would I be less
loyal to my heritage if I didn’t hate Turks?” I ask her. “Yes,” my mom replies
unflinchingly. “So it’s okay for me to hate another human being?” “No, not just
anyone,” she says. “But after what they did, how could you not hate a Turk?” “But
is it fair not to distinguish between the generations?” I venture. “Fair?” she
snaps. “When they were massacring the Armenians, did they distinguish between the women,
the children, the elderly? And today’s Turk is just as bad, for denying it happened.”
Line Abrahamian expresses surprise because an elderly friend of hers who lived through
those hard times does not feel hatred, but she does. Her elderly friend says; “Armenians
must learn that there are good Turks, and many Armenians will testify that Turks helped
them survive. Unless we break through the walls of hatred, the question of Genocide is
never going to be resolved.”
Line Abrahamian speaks at a
party for the Reader's Digest, Canada; its
editor-in-chief (Peter Stockland, in all
likelihood) stands behind her. Ms.
Abrahamian has written several articles
for the Reader's Digest, and appears to
enjoy a strong "in," allowing such
genocide propaganda to sail through in
Brainwashed hatred must be worse than first hand experience of anguish. As a Turk whose
grand father was killed by Armenian bandits in 1916, should I hate back all Armenians? In
fact, from 1910 to 1923 Turks found themselves attacked by Greek, French, Russian, English
and even Australian forces. All Christian States descended on the Turks to share the land
of the dying Ottoman Empire. As such, Turks were kicked out of the Balkans, Middle East
and North Africa. Every Turkish family has more than one story to tell about the
atrocities their ancestors faced in the hands of invading savages. Were the Turks mistaken
to extend olive branches to their old enemies for the following 90 years?
Armenia – A
Destabilizing Aggressor in the Region
One visit to Line Abrahamian’s volunteer project norjraberd.org/NJpowerpoint.ppt
reveals that she is involved in an organized effort to grab more land from the
Azerbaijani territory. In their site, the Armenians are shown as innocent
fundraisers for the needy who are trying to settle in their homeland. There is no
mention that the Armenians are trying to settle on recently invaded Azeri territory.
Atrocities on Azeri civilians caused by the 1992 attack of Armenia are cleverly
concealed in her web site, so let’s follow the actual historical background from
the 2002 book; “ARMENIA: Secrets of a “Christian” Terrorist State” by
Samuel A. Weems, a US District Attorney and Judge (ISBN: 0-9719212-3-7,).
“In 1991 ten countries of the former Soviet Union had met and organized the
Commonwealth of Independent States in Minsk, Belarus. Three of the states were
Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Less than one year later, the promises of the
Russians and Armenians became meaningless as they invaded Azerbaijan. Russia gave
the Armenians more than one billion US dollars in military armaments and equipment
(84 of their top of the line battle tanks, 50 armored personnel carriers, 24 Stud
missiles and other unnamed military equipment) to use in the invasion of neighbor
Azerbaijan. Soldiers of the Russian 366th combat regiment took part in the Armenian
invasion. The United States press witnessed the Armenian/Russian massacre of
thousands of unarmed Azerbaijani civilians during the first two weeks of March 1992.
One million poor Azerbaijani souls have been living in refugee camps since then —
these one million individuals lived through a war of Armenian “terrorism” and
they are the recent victims of Armenian aggression.
Shortly after the surprise joint Armenian/Russian attack on Azerbaijan — the
United Nations Security Council passed four Resolutions (822), (853), (874) and
(884) reaffirming the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the
inviolability of international borders. The UN called upon the Armenians to withdraw
from Azerbaijan a total of five times. However, the Armenians and their Russian
supporters refuse to honor the UN demand to withdraw from Azerbaijan and Armenia
continues, after more than ten years, to illegally hold more than 20% of the lands
Azerbaijan has never had a single soldier in Armenia; however, the United States
Congress passed a law stating that Azerbaijan used “offensive force.” in
self-defense of its country. The US Congress stated that this was a terrible thing
for Azerbaijan to do in attempting to protect itself.
The Armenian lobby within the United States gives many millions of dollars to
American members of congress each and every election campaign year. The Azerbaijanis
have no such lobby organization at all within the United States. This is the reason
the Armenians were able to get this law passed and this is why Armenia received more
than $1.5 billion in US foreign aid over the past ten years while they hold
Azerbaijan lands they captured and stole by armed force.
It is because of the Armenian lobby that the United States ignores the five United Nations
Resolutions calling on Armenia to withdraw from Azerbaijan. Also sad but true is the fact
that the United States hands over to Armenia more than an average of $100 million dollars
each year as foreign aid. The American government should not give the terrorist state of
Armenia one penny until such time as they obey the United Nations resolutions and depart
from the Azerbaijan lands they stole by armed force” writes the honorable Judge Sam
The Republic of Armenia founded in 1991, after the dissolving of USSR lays claims on
territory belonging to the Turkish Republic as well. Mount Ararat, the highest peak in
Anatolia, which is located inside Turkey is symbolized on Armenia’s Presidential flag.
Can you imagine the Eiffel Tower placed on the flag of Germany or Britain? However
impoverished this small country with a flagrant economy, they refer to Eastern Turkey as
Similar provocations are too long to list. Thanks to the Turkish Army which is a strong
member of NATO, they could not advance into Eastern Anatolia, as they did into Azerbaijan’s
Nagorny Karabakh Region.
Does it fit the UN Definition
When examined without bias, the Turkish-Armenian conflict is in no way akin to the
Nazi assault on the Jews and Gypsies who were considered racially inferior at the
time, an event which led Rafael Lemkin to coin the term ‘genocide’. Upon Lemkin’s
suggestion, protection of warring parties was excluded from the UN convention of
genocide prevention, so the Armenians will lead you believe they were an innocent
minority group during those times.
In reality, the Armenians took arms against the Muslim civilians of Anatolia during
the chaos of World War 1 (1914-1918) and their strategic alliance with the invading
armies (Russian, French and British) caused heavy casualties on the Ottoman Army.
The relocation decision was clearly a defense measure in reaction to the minority
Armenians’ savage attack in the Eastern Anatolian city of Van.
With distortions and false accusations a labyrinth of lies was built to blame the
young Turkish Republic (founded in 1923). The relocation started on May 30 1915 with
a decree from the Ottoman government, it was suspended with the onset of winter on
November 25 1915, and completely stopped on February 8, 1916. The deportees were
allowed to return back on voluntary basis with another decree by the Ottoman
Government on December 31 1918.
According to American archive (NARA, T 1192, Roll 8; 86oJ.5811) dated April 26 1921,
644,900 of the deported Armenians returned back to Anatolia. According to UK
archives (WO 158/933, No. 5796, 1, p.3) the total population of Armenians in 1914
was 773,430 in Anatolia. Therefore, the claim that 1.5 million Armenians were killed
by Turks in 1915 does not hold water.
The number of casualties cannot be counted for certain, but no one should doubt that
hundreds of thousands of Turks were killed by Armenians and both parties suffered
heavy casualties due to enemy attacks, typhoid and hunger. However, Armenians are
portraying themselves as innocent victims, whilst trying to hide the Turkish
casualties. Their reason for deliberate exaggeration of their dead is best explained
by Ottoman History Professor Justin McCarthy of the University Louisville, Kentucky;
“Any war sounds like a genocide if the dead of only one side is counted”.
Many leaders who took responsible positions admitted in all earnest to the Armenians’
ambitious miscalculations of the early 1900’s. In this regard, it is worth mentioning
Hovhannes Katchaznouni, the first Prime Minister of the Armenian Republic from 1918-1919.
Even though, in 1890 he was among the founders of the Dashnagzoutiun Party, he stated the following observations to
dissolve the party in 1923;
“It was a mistake of the Armenians to establish volunteer units to fight against the
Ottoman Army or to ally with the Russians against the Ottoman Government”.
He concludes that the deportation of Armenians was a rightful measure taken by Turks in
self-defense. He also mentions that the Armenians massacred Muslim populations. See
Hovannes Katchaznouni “Dashnagzoutiun has nothing to do anymore, Kaynak Yayinlari, 2006,
ISBN: 975-343-453-7. Even though 2000 copies of the original Armenian text of Katchaznouni’s
manifesto were printed in Bucharest in 1923, they disappeared from world libraries no
thanks to a deliberate campaign to destroy them. To this day, its publication is banned in
the Republic of Armenia.
This past April, ANCA led a grassroots campaign
to punish the Los Angeles Times Managing Editor, Douglas Frantz for putting a hold on a
story written by Mr. Ajax, an Armenian-American reporter. Douglas Frantz explained his
reasons as; “[I] put a hold on the story because of concerns that the reporter had
expressed personal views about the topic in a public manner and therefore was not a
disinterested party, which is required by our ethics guidelines, and because the reporter
and an editor had gone outside the normal procedures for compiling and editing articles.
My actions were based solely on the journalistic ethics and standards that we follow to
ensure that readers of Times news coverage are not affected by the personal views of our
reporters and editors."
Over 5,000 Armenians responded to he ANCA action alert and sent emails and letters
calling for Frantz's resignation. In addition, the ANCA-WR, California Courier
Publisher Harut Sassounian and other community representatives met with the
publisher and senior Los Angeles Times management on multiple occasions during the
last several months to convey the community's outrage regarding Frantz's “discriminatory”
(in my opinion ‘unbiased’) actions. Mr. Frantz has resigned effective July 6th
reported the Armenian National Committee of America- Western Region (ANCA-WR).
In 2006 the VP of the American Public Broadcasting Service, Jacoba Atlas, became the target of a
similar Armenian hate Campaign because she dared to allow a debate between
professors of both sides. The Armenians feared that it could somewhat counter
balance the one sided Armenian propaganda films aired until then.
Currently, a letter campaign to protest the Hachette publishing company is
organized, because, in their Blue Guide (travel book), with a passing sentence they
mentioned, “The Armenians also killed many Kurds, during the early 1900’s”.
They attempt to hide all Armenian wrong doing.
Numerous calls of the Turkish Government to research into historical events without bias,
has fallen on deaf ears. The Armenian side seems to be searching for the slightest chance
to call the 90 year old events as genocide, while silencing the mounting evidence which
proves that Turks reacted in self defense.
Historical facts favoring the Turks were brought to the public attention as full page
articles both in the New York Times and the Washington Post in May 1985. These facts were
signed by 69 world known scholars who were experts in their field. Armenian Diaspora
retorted to harsh intimidation as well as bombing the house of one historian. They do not
like historians. They refuse to evaluate the facts.
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to fight anti-Semitism. It has spoken out
against ethnic cleansing in the Balkans and genocide in Darfur; but in the long-standing
dispute between the Armenians and the Turks, it has not accepted the Armenian claims of
genocide. It is the main supporter of the “No Place for Hate” campaign which was
recently awarded to Watertown Massachusetts, a town heavily populated by Armenians. Now
the Armenians of Watertown are using the “No Place for Hatred” sign at the town hall
to protest the ADL.
Abraham H. Foxman, the national director of ADL said he is surprised that he has become
the new target of Armenians. "I'm not going to be the arbiter of someone else's
history," he said in an interview, adding that he does not believe that the American
Congress should either. When asked specifically if what happened to Armenians under the
Ottoman Empire was genocide, he replied, "I don't know." The ADL only takes
positions, he said, on current events, not on something that happened in the past.
Many politicians have voted in line with the false Armenian allegations in order to please
their constituents. Many more are under bombardments of biased propaganda. The Turkish
side of the truth is yet to be heard.
I watched a documentary showing the sub-human behavior of Armenians during their
attack on Khojaly, Azerbaijan in 1992. Young men were screaming with joy after
torturing their victims. Similar atrocities were reported during the Armenian
uprising against the Ottoman Empire in the early 1900’s. It is really surprising
that some of these butchers were later allowed to boast in US papers about their
role in killing Turks as if it was their contribution towards a valuable cause.
There are confirmed stories of how Moslems’ heads were smashed with stones
and later set ablaze, because Armenians did not want to waste bullets on them. The
Armenian bandits spent time to carve limbs of thousands of Muslims (including
babies) and meticulously stacked the dead bodies.
The obvious dual standard continues to favor the Christian Armenian Americans’
aggression to this day. The media is flooded with one sided propaganda material. The
Turks have become targets of undeserved hatred.
Although her professional
duty as a journalist requires
her to examine all sides of a
story, Line Abrahamian has,
alas, been too indoctrinated
with hatred; she can only
view her "genocide" with
Even if it is the only way to keep the
Diaspora from assimilation, hatred should not be taught because it can get out of
hand. Line Abrahamian’s mother must be aware that mature people could see the
flaws in her story, so she chose to brainwash her students at the tender age of 5.
Testament that hate, lives for centuries comes from Simon Winchester’s book of
1999 “The Fracture Zone: A Return to the Balkans”. The Serbians who killed some
Kosovo Albanians in 1986 by severing off their heads with an axe or cutting their
breeding organs with a razor blade, declared their reasons as their revenge of their
ancestors’ death during the Kosovo War of 1389 against the Turks. What kept alive
their hatred towards their Muslim neighbors for 600 years who shared the same
language and were of the same race?
My grandmother told me stories seem to overrule reason and morals. This is why
breeding hatred should be stopped for good.
In all fairness, all parties should examine the historical events of the decaying
Ottoman Empire without bias.
August 6, 2007
Kayseri – Turkey