02 July 2007
From: stuart kline [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 4:46 PM
Subject: Forcing Frantz from his position...
Not only will you never be able to have the so-called Armenian Genocide bill passed in the U.S. Senate or Congress, you will never have the Republic of Turkey admit to committing a genocide against the Turkish Armenians. You know why, it is all a bunch of brainwashing tactics, that is why! We non-Armenian Americans are too naive and give everyone the benefit of the doubt, which is why it has been so damned easy to pull the wool over their eyes!
I remember in my high-school French class at Cleveland High School in California back in 1980-81, the teacher was Jacques Injijikian, a Syrian-Armenian. There were also one or two Armenian students as well. All they could do is slander Turks. It got so bad, that I wasn't learning French, but rather, learning about "those evil Turks who committed genocide against the Armenians." Well, let me tell you something folks, I have read more than one history book since then and I find your allegations to be tales nothing but a pile of falsifications! BTW, where do you get off falsifying photos of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, replacing puppies with dead kids, like you did with that poster at UCLA recently? What kind of stupid shit was that? You don't know the first thing about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk! Did the Turks respond to the assassinations of countless numbers of their diplomats with counter-assassinations of their own? No they didn't. Why not? Because they are dignified people that's why. Because they know that Mustafa Kemal Ataturk would never have approved of such retaliation, that's why.
I'm only sorry that the Managing Editor at the L.A. Times Frantz broke under your unrelenting , overbearing pressure. I'm sure he was only doing his best to remain objective and balanced in his job-related decisions.
Personally, I think you should concentrate on making friends with Turks instead of wallowing in a pool of self-pity. As it is, the thousands of Armenians living in Turkey today don't have any beef with the Turkish people. The sooner you do that, the better off the land-locked state of Armenia will be.
Stuart Kline / Istanbul