("I shall find a way or create one.")
"He who knows the truth and does not speak it is a miserable coward and not a Christian" â€” Saint Pius V
"â€¦The Armenian view of history is for the most part shared by the public at large. That is no surprise, and it should not be taken as a reproach. Virtually all the information that we have concerning the tragic events of 1915 comes from Armenian sources or from others who know nothing â€” or at least pretend to know nothing â€”
about the much greater suffering endured by the Moslems at the time. The available information also presents a very incomplete, one-sided view of the events leading up to the tragedy of 1915.
â€¦I did, of course, also meet other people in the course of my research work. I especially recall Dr. Gerard Libaridian, the head of the Armenian Zorian Institute. I spent several hours with Dr. Libaridian in his office in Cambridge, Massachusetts and had an extremely interesting conversation with him. Dr. Libaridian is a brilliant man, bubbling with vitality, knowledge, talent, and self-confidence. One could write a very compelling play based on my conversation with him.
Several times he mentioned the so-called "Andonian papers"
I kept notes of my host's most provocative statements in this fascinating discussion. Several times he mentioned the so-called "Andonian papers". In the early twenties, an Armenian by the name of Aram Andonian published a "collection of documents" (actually they were photographs of "documents"), which he presented as "proof" that the Ottoman government had planned the extermination of the Armenian people. Basically, these "documents" consisted of "orders" that could certainly be compared to the insane acts of a Hitler or Himmler.
Franz Werfel based his splendid novel, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, entirely on these "extermination orders" of the Ottoman government. Of course, he originally did this in good faith, and when he found out that he had been taken in by a forgery, it was too late. Out of fear of Armenian reprisals, he did not even dare to publicly acknowledge his error.
â€¦ and I will never forget that answer. It was not even cold; it was casual, matter-of-fact reply to one who has long since found other strategies but does not even bother to clean house, since he knows that the old dirt can be swept under the rug of history and â€”
who knows? â€” maybe someday it will come in handy again to help obscure the truth.
It is a very tiny minority of Armenians who promote terrorism and misuse the idealistic, impressionable young people for their own irrational motives and objectives. The ironic tragedy of it all is that the people pulling the strings are themselves hanging from the strings of powerful puppet-masters. Or to use another analogy, they are nothing more than ridiculous little chess pieces in the game of superpowers, who sacrifice their Armenian pawn whenever it seems to suit their game-plan."
This marvelously revealing excerpt is from ataa.org
On Vahakn N. Dadrian
According to the web site of a Dutch TV production entitled "The Wall of Silence," Professor Dadrian, reported to be 70 years of age at the time, was raised in Istanbul. Upon arriving elsewhere in Europe, he came across a copy of Franz Werfel's "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh." The fiction transformed him, and his crusade to affirm the Armenian "Genocide" was born.
Dean Robert Gilbert Johnston
March 21, 2000
Dr. Tunch M. Kuzay
Holdwater adds: When first hearing of the high regard Professor Dadrian enjoys within the Armenian community, as an objective researcher a notch above the typically slipshod scholar of Armenian origin ("One finds little as scholarly even as Sonyel in the general run of Armenian historiography on the subject," is the way Gwynne Dyer put it in his balanced report), I figured here is an Armenian who at least tackles the subject professionally. Now I have a better idea of the merit of his work, and of his personality. Listen to some of his statements when he spoke to a hundred San Francisco Armenian-Americans on April 26, 2002 (From ANC's web site in Frisco):
Subtract that from the 1.3 to 1.5 million
Armenians who lived in the Ottoman Empire. Now
look up the word "annihilation" in the
dictionary. Somebody put the word "annihilation"
in Vehib Pasha's mouth, and chances are that
somebody's initials are "V.D." Would you
want to get close to anyone who believes in V.D.?
Turkish Professor TÃ¼rkkaya AtaÃ¶v tears apart Professor Dadrian's shoddy findings in true scholarly and reliably documented fashion.
On Dennis R. Papazian
Peter Balakian is an English (and not history) professor, but that doesn't stop him from presenting his "erroneous" opinions when he publicly speaks out. Ironically, Mr. Balakian was behind the successful drive to oust Dr. Heath Lowry, whom Balakian maintains is not a credible professor, because Dr. Lowry has the audacity to speak the truth about what really happened regarding the Armenian "Genocide."
On Levon Marashlian
Judge Sam Weems, Interview
The deafening drumbeat of the propaganda, and the sheer lack of sophistication in argument which comes from preaching decade after decade to a convinced and emotionally committed audience, are the major handicaps of Armenian historiography of the diaspora today.
Egoyan's "Ararat" Lays an Egg (Excerpt)
TURKISH-AMERICAN POINTS OUT FALLACY AT ARMENIAN LECTURE
Dr. Richard Hovannisian slips up on his impeccable logic
On October 23, 1988, a group of Turkish-Americans from the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and from New Jersey attended a program on the "Armenian genocideâ€� at Rider College located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The main speaker was the well-known spokesman for the Armenian claims against Turks, Dr. Richard Hovannisian from the University of California.
ATA-USA, Winter 1989
"When I was a child, there were those special occasions when my grandmother would come and pay my family a visit. I remember waking up in the mornings and running to my grandmotherâ€™s room and jumping on her bed, waiting to hear the stories of her life. She told stories of the old country and her experience surviving the Genocide of 1915. These stories took fairy-tale form in my imagination, full of childlike impressions of a far away land and a mythic struggle of good against evil."
Examples of Richard Hovannisian's scholarship, from his four-volume work, "The Republic of Armenia," that Armenians in particular would do well to read; after all, if these excerpts came out of Professor Hovannisian's pen, they must be true.
Professor Richard Hovannisian dukes it out with the Greeks over who "owns" the Pontus
Holdwater's Vote for
"Scariest Armenian Professor"
"The worst collection of falsehoods, fabrications, misrepresentations, deceptions and just plain old-fashioned taradiddle that I have ever read."