Let's face it... the cards have been
stacked against the Turks for the longest time. Armenians, Greeks and other
Turk-haters have had carte blanche to spread their disinformation for many
years, virtually unopposed... and helped along with their deep pockets, and
the prevailing anti-Turkish prejudices of their fellow Christian Westerners.
Since the early 1980s, the Turks (in America, at least)... after keeping
silent in the belief that brotherhood is more important than harping on past
ills (and also in the hopes of maintaining dignity, without sinking to the
level of the shrillness of the Orthodox folks)... finally started telling
their side of the story. (Not much choice, with those nutty Armenian terrorists slaughtering
people left and right... thanks, Armenian terrorists!) It will be a long,
uphill climb to undo all the propagandistic damage strongly in place... but
will Truth ultimately prevail?
Turk is Cynical
From: "Prof. Dr. Gurbuz Celebi"
Date: Fri, May 9, 2003
To: Mahmut Ozan, The Turkish Forum
Dear M E Ozan,
I hate to tell you that your editorials on Armenian claims of Genocide will find no
audience in the White House or elsewhere. Because once a rumour is out, people choose to
believe it or not depending on their interests and not because if it is false or true.
Following is one article written by an American which illustrates the point, the example
of Saddam's Iraq. Would (or did ) Bush and his gang ever think that there may not be
Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq? I am afraid when the time comes everyone including
yourself take the wrong side if claims are coming
from the rich and/or the mighty as in the case of rich Armenian liars
of today's world. Judge for yourself if truth would matter in this case or not?
By Nicholas D. Kristof
Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
When I raised the Mystery of the Missing W.M.D. recently, hawks fired barrages of
reproachful e-mail at me. The gist was: "You *&#*! Who cares if we never
find weapons of mass destruction, because we've liberated the Iraqi people from a
But it does matter, enormously, for American credibility. After all, as Ari
Fleischer said on April 10 about W.M.D.: "That is what this war was
I rejoice in the newfound freedoms in Iraq. But there are indications that the U.S.
government souped up intelligence, leaned on spooks to change their conclusions and
concealed contrary information to deceive people at home and around the world.
Let's fervently hope that tomorrow we find an Iraqi superdome filled with 500 tons
of mustard gas and nerve gas, 25,000 liters of anthrax, 38,000 liters of botulinum
toxin, 29,984 prohibited munitions capable of delivering chemical agents, several
dozen Scud missiles, gas centrifuges to enrich uranium, 18 mobile biological warfare
factories, long-range unmanned aerial vehicles to dispense anthrax, and proof of
close ties with Al Qaeda. Those are the things that President Bush or his aides
Iraq might have, and I don't want to believe that top administration
officials tried to win support for the war with a campaign of wholesale deceit.
Consider the now-disproved claims by President Bush and Colin Powell that Iraq tried
to buy uranium from Niger so it could build nuclear weapons. As Seymour Hersh noted
in The New Yorker, the claims were based on documents that had been forged so
amateurishly that they should never have been taken seriously.
I'm told by a person involved in the Niger caper that more than a year ago the vice
president's office asked for an investigation of the uranium deal, so a former U.S.
ambassador to Africa was dispatched to Niger. In February 2002, according to someone
present at the meetings, that envoy reported to the C.I.A. and State Department that
the information was unequivocally wrong and that the documents had been forged.
The envoy reported, for example, that a Niger minister whose signature was on one of
the documents had in fact been out of office for more than a decade. In addition,
the Niger mining program was structured so that the uranium diversion had been
impossible. The envoy's debunking of the forgery was passed around the
administration and seemed to be accepted - except that President Bush and the State
Department kept citing it
"It's disingenuous for the State Department people to say they were bamboozled
because they knew about this for a year," one insider said.
Another example is the abuse of intelligence from Hussein Kamel, a son-in-law of
Saddam Hussein and head of Iraq's biological weapons program until his defection in
1995. Top British and American officials kept citing information from Mr. Kamel as
evidence of a huge secret Iraqi program, even though Mr. Kamel had actually
emphasized that Iraq had mostly given up its W.M.D. program in the early 1990's.
Glen Rangwala, a
British Iraq expert, says the transcript of Mr. Kamel's debriefing was leaked
because insiders resented the way politicians were misleading the public.
Patrick Lang, a former head of Middle Eastern affairs in the Defense Intelligence
Agency, says that he hears from those still in the intelligence world that when
experts wrote reports that were skeptical about Iraq's W.M.D., "they were
encouraged to think it over again."
"In this administration, the pressure to get product `right' is coming out of
O.S.D. [the Office of the Secretary of Defense]," Mr. Lang said. He added that
intelligence experts had cautioned that Iraqis would not necessarily line up to
cheer U.S. troops and that the Shiite clergy could be a problem. "The guys who
tried to tell them that came to understand that this advice was not welcome,"
"The intelligence that our officials was given regarding W.M.D. was either
defective or manipulated," Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico noted. Another
senator is even more blunt and, sadly, exactly right: "Intelligence was
The C.I.A. was terribly damaged when William Casey, its director in the Reagan era,
manipulated intelligence to exaggerate the Soviet threat in Central America to whip
up support for Ronald Reagan's policies. Now something is again rotten in the state
Nicholas D. Kristof is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times.
Turk Believes... the Truth Will Set You Free!
Does truth matter? : Yes, it does.
I too have a few words for Mr. Celebi !
What you are saying; We should do nothing? Right? That is exactly what Ankara is doing
anyway. So, don't you worry about us and the likes of Mahmut bey, we know what we are
doing. It is just that we have not been able to convince you.
The Greeks and the Armenians are big liars, and treat everybody,
including themselves, as idiots. As idiots, they usually end up paying a heavy price for
their idiotic ideals and actions. In short, as we say in Turkish, "HAYIR CIKARMAZLAR".
Am I wrong ?
I worked with a Jewish businessman for 22 years. He used to tell me, "I don't like
people who are too clever". This applies to nations too. Those who are to clever,
end up hurting their friends and themselves.
We are not going to change the truth just because, the Armenians and the Greeks want it
that way. The truth is the truth, and even Bush and Rumsfeld could not change it either.
The American people know what a criminal bunch they are, and that is enough for me. One
day, just like the Armenians, they will pay for their sins. Yes, the truth does matter
It's easy to be cynical about
this subject... the Armenians hold the upper hand, as it is ingrained in the Western
mind that if Turks are accused of a misdeed or crime, they must automatically be
guilty. Even the "intellectuals" of (American) society, such as the latter
day Franz Werfels that constitute the
likes of Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, John
Updike, Susan Sontag... who harm their valuable reputations simply because they
are too lazy to investigate all sides of the story... are quick to be hoodwinked by
the Armenian claims.
The Turks are also at
a loss, because few Turks bother to educate themselves on this distasteful topic.
Many just "know" the Armenians (and the Greeks) are not on the up and up,
but are too lazy or apathetic to do much about it. Compare with the Orthodox folks,
who exhibit a single-minded fanaticism, when it comes to squelching anything even remotely pro-Turkish, driven by their irrational
hatred of all things Turkish.
However, this charade
cannot be kept up forever. It will take a long time still, but one day... the
Armenian Con Job will be exposed for the deception it has masterfully been portrayed
to be. At that point, just as Admiral
Mark Bristol who had no love for Turks but was appalled when he discovered he
had been misled by the darling Greeks and Armenians of the West... people of
integrity will become very, very angry at how the "Genocide" lie (and
other anti-Turkish lies, such as Cyprus) have been perpetuated, virtually unopposed,
for such a LONG time. Then the tables will turn, and the Greeks and Armenians will
endure for years, trying to recover their tarnished reputations. (Although it won't
be too bad for the Greeks and Armenians. People have known for centuries, for
example, to "beware of Greeks bearing gifts," but they just find
Greeks so adorable, regardless.)
This was a driving
force for me to create this web site... truth-tellers will now have a
convenient one-stop service to fortify their arguments with. Remember... it's not
"propaganda" when Turks tell their side of the story. It's the Truth
— and the Truth SHALL prevail.
TURKISH-AMERICAN COMMUNITY MUST WAKE UP FROM THEIR SLUMBER"
Judge Sam Weems, in his
impassioned plea to get lazy-assed Turks to "WAKE UP"... in his essay
JUST WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE THE TURKS?... where he also wrote:
"I am stupefied, and I am wondering
where in the world are the Turks? What is the Turkish government doing? Where in
heaven's name is the Turkish Foreign Service? No one seems to be doing a darn thing in
defending truth and the Turkish interest.
If a non-Turk American, like me, can research
and find such unbelievable data so destructive for the Turks' and Turkey's vital
interests, I ask myself why in the world don't the Turks..?"
(Holdwater: "What is the Turkish
government doing?" Why, Judge Weems, you know what the Armenians
"thought" the Turkish government was doing.... the Turkish government was
stuffing your pockets, along with everyone else's who dares deviate from their version
of the falsified genocide...)
The reason so many Americans believe this
Armenian tall tale is because the Turks have ignored these false claims for all these
years and no one has stood up to tell the truth about the bogus genocide claim. There
is an old political saying in America: "If you tell a lie big enough and often
enough and no one challenges you — a great number of people will believe the lie no
matter how big it is" This is what the Armenians have been doing since 1918
and the Turks have not come to America and disproved it.
I know a few Turkish Americans who are true
champions for Turkey. Sad truth is that they are too few and they have little funding
to compete against a well-oiled and funded Armenian lobby organization. The Armenians
have perhaps 40-50 full time professionals in Washington DC doing nothing but working
each and every day to undercut Turkey and Azerbaijan and promote themselves for more
foreign aid taxpayer funding.
Turkish Americans have -0- staff and office working for them in Washington DC. The
Turks really should do more to protect themselves. All they have to do
is tell truth! Here is an eye-opening calculation for you:
Armenians, in the last 10 years, have
probably spent about 14 million
dollars to support all the political candidates that they did. When those candidates
got elected, Armenia got 1.4 billion dollars in the same 10 years as US Foreign Aid.
That is, for every one dollar Armenian Americans "invested", they got $100
back in US Aid to Armenia! 100 to 1 return! This is a better return than Las Vegas
casinos! (smiles) Wake up Turkish Americans! Get involved!
Judge Sam Weems