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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.—November 7, 1923
THE MULTIPLE DICTATOR
MUSTAPHA KEMAL PASHA—
"O I AM A COOK AND A CAPTAIN BOLD
AND THE MATE OF THIS FANCY BRIG,
AND A BO'SUN TIGHT AND A MIDSHIPMITE
AND THE CREW OF THE CAPTAIN'S GIG."
[MUSTAPHA KEMAL PASHA has been elected President of the new Turkish Republic. KEMAL was
already President of the Assembly, President of the Cabinet, and President of the Popular
This 1897 cartoon (source unknown; Punch,
perhaps?) has Sultan Abdul Hamid worrying about how the combined might of Europe was
eyeing what was left of Ottoman Europe. The note at lower right reads: "Note
to the Porte — Autonomy for Crete." The cartoon had a caption which was
translated as: "The Europeans are discussing me as if I were a whole. Yet I
feel myself as being torn apart." Note this was a year after the 1894-96
"Armenian massacres," throwing light at what was really behind European
interests, in stirring the Armenians, and with the Armenians aware that the
slightest stir would bring the Europeans in.
When Turkey finally was rid "bag and
baggage" from Europe, by the time of the Balkan Wars, it was handled in the
most catastrophic manner of "Death and Exile," where the European-backed
Balkan nations killed as many Muslims as they could find, in order to force the rest
into fleeing. (A practice the Armenians would gladly repeat, in the Anatolian east
and elsewhere, in later years.) The Ottomans suffered a Holocaust, and the
Europeans never blinked an eye — then, or now.
With their stressing of the "Armenian
Genocide" to this day (along with embracing other ethnic darlings with axes to
grind, in order to weaken Turkey), the prejudiced European nations are still engaged
— although more covertly — in the process of attempting to split Turkey apart.
Europe is behind her little darling as a bullying Greece finds the
courage to stand up to the weakened Ottoman state. (The held note by the Turk's back
appears to read "The Porte.") This was during the time (1897) when Europe was
engaged in handing Crete over to Greece as a loving gift.
Europe throws her lap dog, Greece, the Crete
bone. The date of this cartoon is March 6, 1897, from a London publication, perhaps
Today, prejudiced Europeans are still involved
in completing the process, by taking Greece's side with the matter of Cyprus. Had Greece succeeded in taking over
the island in 1974, exterminating the Turkish population in the process as the coup
leader flatly admitted, Europe couldn't have been happier.
No matter how many bones Europe throws at
Greece, Greece will always want more. In this January 30, 1897 cartoon, European
nations France, England and Austria are identified on the dress, with a copy of the
Paris Protocol in the pocket; Europe had lovingly given more Ottoman land to Greece,
but Greece still wouldn't be satisfied.
This "spoiled brat" characteristic is
also shared by the Armenians, as analyzed by Sir Mark Sykes: "The pride of race brings about many
singularities and prompts the Armenians to prey on missionaries, Jesuits, consuls
and European traveler with rapacity and ingratitude. The poor Armenians will demand
assistance in a loud tone, yet will seldom give thanks for a donation. Abuse of
Consular officers and missionaries is only a part of the stock-in-trade of the
In this cartoon from a current Armenian publication, Turkey tries to
appear civilized by wearing a necktie, in hopes of getting into the European Union, while
failing to hide what a bloody barbarian Turkey is at heart. What a lovely image to keep
perpetuating to the Armenian people in the hopes of furthering neighborly brotherliness,