If you click on
To read about “Groundbreaking for Armenian memorial in Boston today” by Globe Staff, September 9, 2010, you will read readers’ comments.
But you will also see this:
“We removed Kirlikovali’s comment”
Twice (so far!)
Were the messages using curse words, insults, slander, lies, deception, falsification, misrepresentation, or anything remotely related to any one of these traits?
Absolutely, positively not!
Armenian falsifiers and Turk haters may disagree with me, but that does not make what I write wrong or justify censorship.
If anyone can prove to me that my message is not substantiated or justified by historic facts, I will stop writing altogether.
But if my writing have legitimate historical sources and sound evidence, then I want an apology from www.Boston.com, a long overdue one, along with a chance to present my case, perhaps in the form of an unabridged, uncensored op-ed.
Is that a deal?
Please read the following message and contemplate. See if you can justify censorship by a major news outlet in a major American city in 21st Century.
WHY SUCH INTOLERANCE TO DISSENT?
Is it because the Armenian pressure in Boston, and Massachusetts, is that unbearable?
Is it because the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, established in 1890 in Tbilisi, Georgia, and involved in many acts of violence and terrorism against Ottoman and Turkish Muslim since then, responsible for the murder of many thousands of Muslims since 19th Century, is now headquartered in Boston?
Is it because the ABCFM (American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions)—the Protestant missionaries– mentors of Armenian separatism, insurgency, revolts, treason, terrorism, and more, are also located in Boston?
Is it because the Boston Globe is the first American newspaper to surrender to Armenian intimidation, harassment, and other forms of political, religious, and economical pressure?
Or is it simply because of the deeply ingrained anti-Turkish, anti-Muslim in Boston Globe?
Or is it all of the above, some of the above, and/or some other, overt or covert, considerations, too?
Whatever the reason, www.Boston.com’ s blatant censorship is and shall remain as a shameful stain in America’s record of freedom of speech, enshrined in the U.S. constitution, and legendary accommodation of diversity, and tolerance of dissent. This is an unfortunate lapse and a reflexive return to the “sundown towns” of a dark America when slavery was shamelessly justified in the columns of newspapers, including Boston Globe.
Boston.com failed in its duty to present all sides of a story to its unsuspecting and trusting readers. It seems Boston.com is quiet at ease with censoring opinions they do not like.
You be the judge.
Here is my message censored by www.Boston .com:
A HATE MONUMENT IN BOSTON: WHAT A SHAME!
Allegations of Armenian genocide are racist and dishonest history. They are racist because they ignore the Turkish dead: about 3 million during WWI; more than half a million of them at the hands of Armenian nationalists. And dishonest because they simply dismiss the six T’s of the Turkish-Armenian conflict:
1) TUMULT (as in numerous Armenian armed bloody revolts between 1882 and 1920)
2) TERRORISM (by well-armed Armenian nationalists and militias victimizing Ottoman-Muslims between 1882-1920)
3) TREASON (Armenians joining the invading enemy armies as early as 1914 and lasting until 1921)
4) TERRITORIAL DEMANDS (where Armenians were a minority, not a majority, attempting to establish Greater Armenia, the would-be first apartheid of the 20th Century with a Christian minority ruling over a Muslim majority )
5) TURKISH SUFFERING AND LOSSES (i.e. those caused by the Armenian nationalists: 524,000 Muslims, mostly Turks, met their tragic end at the hands of Armenian revolutionaries during WWI, per Turkish Historical Society. This figure is not to be confused with about 2.5 million Muslim dead who lost their lives due to non-Armenian causes during WWI. Grand total: more than 3 million. Source: “Death & Exile” by Prof. Justin McCarthy.)
6) TERESET (temporary resettlement) triggered by the first five T’s above and amply documented as such; not to be equated to the Armenian misrepresentations as genocide.)
VAN REVOLT BY ARMENIANS: IT WAS THE 9/11 FOR THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
According to the “Dictionary of WWI” by Stephen Pope & Elizabeth-Anne Wheal, 2003, ISBN 0 85052 979-4, page 34, 120,000 Muslims, mostly Turkish, were killed by Armenian nationalists in 1914. And that does not even take into account the infamous Van Rebellion by Armenians in April of 1915 where about 40,000 Muslim inhabitants of the town were cut down by Armenians and the city was turned over to Russian invader.
The U.S. crossed oceans and continents to wage a trillion dollar global war on terrorism because about 3,000 of its citizens were killed on American soil. Why is it, then, so difficult to understand that the Ottoman Empire, having lost 120,000 of its citizens, resorted to similar , but much lesser, measures of TERESET (Temporary Resettlement) of the arrogantly treasonous perpetrators?
24TH OF APRIL, 1915: IT IS THE BEGINNING OF OTTOMAN GUANTANAMO, NOT A BOGUS GENOCIDE
24th of April, 1915, is the beginning of OTTOMAN GUANTANAMO, not the alleged genocide. On that day, some 237 Armenian suspects (not thousands as claimed) of treason and terrorism were arrested and sent to central Anatolia, and subjected to house arrest, which meant they could roam around during the day but had to check into a designated house at night. So it is not exactly even Guantanamo, is it? All of the Armenians were returned in the end, except two. They were murdered but on unrelated matters of money and trade. No matter how one slices it, this does not sound like genocide, does it?
SINCE WHEN DEFENDING ONE’S HOME A GENOCIDE?
Turks and Armenians had lived in a relatively harmonious cohabitation in Anatolia for nearly a millennium before the Armenian took up arms against their own government towards the end of that millennium (i.e. 1894-1915). Had the Armenians (and others) not taken up arms against their own neighbors, co-citizens, and government, they would have still been living in Anatolia today, just like the Armenians of Istanbul who mostly stayed loyal to the Ottoman Empire .
I posted the following today. Let’s see if the white-hooded fellows at the censorship board at www.Boston.com will allow my messages to stand:
“…For fourteen days, I followed the Euphrates; it is completely out of the question that I during this time would not have seen at least some of the Armenian corpses, that according to Mrs. Stjernstedt’s statements, should have drifted along the river en masse at that time. A travel companion of mine, Dr. Schacht, was also travelling along the river. He also had nothing to tell when we later met in Baghdad… …In summary, I think that Mrs. Stjernstedt, somewhat uncritically, has accepted the hair-raising stories from more or less biased sources, which formed the basis for her lecture…”
Source: H.J. Pravitz, A Swedish officer, Nya Dagligt Allehanda, 23 April, 1917 issue
(A Swedish Newspaper published from 1859 to 1944)
“…In some towns containing ten Armenian houses and thirty Turkish houses, it was reported that 40,000 people were killed, about 10,000 women were taken to the harem, and thousands of children left destitute; and the city university destroyed, and the bishop killed. It is a well- known fact that even in the last war the native Christians, despite the Turkish cautions, armed themselves and fought on the side of the Allies. In these conflicts, they were not idle, but they were well supplied with artillery, machine guns and inflicted heavy losses on their enemies….”
Source: Lamsa, George M., a missionary well known for his research on Christianity,
The Secret of the Near East, The Ideal Press, Philadelphia 1923, p 133
“…Few Americans who mourn, and justly, the miseries of the Armenians, are aware that till the rise of nationalistic ambitions, beginning with the ‘seventies, the Armenians were the favored portion of the population of Turkey, or that in the Great War, they traitorously turned Turkish cities over to the Russian invader; that they boasted of having raised an Army of one hundred and fifty thousand men to fight a civil war, and that they burned at least a hundred Turkish villages and exterminated their population…”
Source: John Dewey, The New Republic, 12 November 1928
“… 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…”
Source: Dr. Gwynne Dyer, a London-based independent journalist, 1976
“…In all the countries, under all the regimes, the staff of the armies in the field evacuate towards the back, the populations which live in the zone of fights and can bother the movement of the troops, especially if these populations are hostile. Public opinion does
not find anything to criticize to these measures, obviously painful, but necessary. During
winter of 1939-1940, the radical – socialist French government evacuated and transported in the Southwest of France, notably in the Dordogne, the entire population of the Alsatian villages situated in the valley of the Rhine, to the east of the Maginot line. This German-speaking population, and even sometimes germanophil, bothered the French army. It stayed in the South, far from the evacuated homes and sometimes destroyed until 1945….And nobody, in France, cried out for inhumanity…”
Source: Georges de Maleville, lawyer and a specialist on the Armenian question, La Tragédie Arménienne de 1915, (The Armenian tragedy of 1915), Editions F. Sorlot-F. Lanore, Paris, 1988, p 61-63
“…From 1911 to 1923, the Ottoman Empire and the people of Turkey participated in five long, hard, and destructive wars. These were the Tripolitanian War / Trablusgarb Harbi / Türk Italyan Harbı (1911-1912), the two Balkan Wars (1912-1913), World War I (1914-1918), and the Turkish War of National Liberation (1918-1923). To most Turkish people who lived through that era, these wars were really only one, the Seferberlik, or period of mobilization, which went on continuously throughout these years.
During these wars, the entire infrastructure of life in the Ottoman Empire was destroyed. Fields were left barren and uncultivated; roads and railroad lines were destroyed and their equipment wrecked; harbors and quays were blown up by repeated bombing, and many of the people living nearby were killed; Istanbul and the other great cities of the empire were partially destroyed by bombing, bombarding and great fires. The entire nation, thus, was for all practical purposes destroyed. One of the greatest miracles of Atatürk’s leadership during and after the Turkish War of National Liberation was the manner in which he was able to raise the Turkish people from this wreckage and lead them to revive and reconstruct what became the Turkish Republic.
In the midst of all this destruction, no fewer than 30 percent, one third, of all the people who lived in the Ottoman Empire at the start of the war died. In the war zones, Macedonia and Thrace, western Anatolia, northeastern Turkey and southeastern Turkey, that percentage was as high as sixty or even seventy percent, much higher than any other country that was involved in these wars. No-one was counting, so it is very difficult to give actual figures, but perhaps no fewer than four million people died in the lands of the Ottoman Empire during these wars, and these were people of all races and religions, all ethnic origins, they were Muslims, Jews and Christians, they were Turks and Armenians, Arabs and Greeks, and many more…”
Source: From “The Ottoman Holocaust”; a lecture delivered by Stanford J. Shaw (1930-2006, Professor of Modern Ottoman History, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; Professor of Turkish History, University of California, Los Angeles,) to the First International Symposium on Armenian Claims and The Reality of Azerbaijan, sponsored by the Atatürk Research Center, 5 May 2005, Ankara, Turkey