- Letter To Hon. Joe Hockey, Federal MP, Australia: Genocide Allegations
- Australia To Recognise Armenian Genocide
From: Harry Blackley
To: Hon Joe Hockey MP AU, Senator Chris Ellison, Turkish Consulate General AU, Turkish Embassy AU
Sent: November 12, 2008
Subject: Joe Hockey Armenian Claim
Dear Mr Hockey,
It was with great dismay that I read your Armenian Genocide speech to the Australian Parliament on 20 October 2008.
I will be brief.
First, the claim that Hitler made a reference to the extermination of the Armenians has no basis in fact. However, like all propaganda, if repeated often enough is accepted as truth.
I am the author of Love & Death in Cyprus (translated and published in Turkey Kibris’ta Ask ve Olum. It is a fictional novel of a Scottish soldier and a Turkish Cypriot girl, their love story set against the real story of what happened in Cyprus 1955 to 1974.
I anticipate that Korean Rose will be published next year. This is the story of an Australian nursing sister and a Lieutenant with the 1st Turkish Brigade during and after the Korean War.
Every story requires meticulous research.
Betrayal is a story set in Van and Eastern Anatolia in 1914-1915. I have read dozens of histories about the Armenians before, during and after that period. Careful analysis of these large volumes of work reveals the fact that Armenian revolutionaries raised armies to fight against their sovereign State. Only in war zones were Armenians relocated, a practice used in the USA, Britain and Australia in time of war.
Turks have long been the scapegoat for the West. Rather than examine and admit their bloody past, they divert the world’s attention by portraying the Turks as the embodiment of all evil.
In this regard you can consider the British during the Boer War, the decimation of the American Indian and the Australian Aborigines and the actions of the French in Algeria.
In time of war, governments use propaganda to demonize the enemy. That propaganda, lies, against the Ottoman Turks is replayed by Armenians ad infinitum.
I am an Australian. I was born in Scotland of Irish and Scottish ancestry.
The Armenian diaspora is a very rich, clever lobby group in a number of countries. Political donations buy political support. But if the Republic of Armenia thinks that it can claim a genocide, it should open up its archives in Boston and take its case to the International Court of Justice.
Harry Blackley PhC BA
Australia Turkey Friendship Forum
No Response From Australian Parliament House So Far, But We Do Have The Receipt Of Their Visit Here