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									      ENVER PASHA (November 22, 1881 - killed in 1922
      while leading an anti-Bolshevik revolt in Turkestan )
                        Minister of War.

•   The Ottoman Empire should be cleaned up of the Armenians and the
    Lebanese. We have destroyed the former by the sword, we shall destroy
    the latter through starvation (may 19,1916). Senior lecturer at the Open
    University of Israel and the Kibbutzim College of Education, Professor
    Yair Auron has dedicated himself to bringing to light the connection
    between the Armenians and the Jews, their trials and tribulations. In
    his book The Banality of Indifference : Zionism and the Armenian
    Genocide (Transaction Books, 2000), he writes : « At the time of the
    Armenian genocide, the possibility of its extension to include the
    Ottoman Jews was just barely avoided. One cannot help but be
    reminded that between the two world wars, when the fate of the
    Armenians became the forgotten genocide, European Jewry failed to
    heed the clear early warnings of Hitler's final solution. » Auron
    prepared a curriculum on the Armenian genocide for the Israeli
    schools, « recognizing the Armenian Genocide is of a major historical,
    moral and educational significance [and essential] for the non-
    recurrence of similar instances in the future. »
    Israel Resource Review (16th May, 2004).
JEAN JAURES (1859, assassinated July 31, 1914 in
                  Paris, France),
Deputy, founder of the French Socialist party (1901).

We have come to the times when humanity
cannot live with, in his basement, the corpse
of a murdered people. (1896)
FAIZ EL-GHUSEIN (1883-1938), Lawyer, Ottoman Captain
                            in army
  (first world war), Councilor of King FEISAL I, friend of
                      Lawrence of Arabia,
        his rests in El Sharaeh (Syria), native village.

Is it right that these imposters, who pretend to be the
supports of Islam and the khilafat, the protectors of
the Moslems, should transgress the command of God,
transgress the Koran, the traditions of the prophet,
and the humanity? Truly, they have committed an act
at which Islam is revolted, as well as all Moslems and
all the peoples of the earth, be they Muslims,
Christians, Jews, or idolaters. As God lives, it is a
shameful deed, the like of which has not been done by
any people counting themselves as civilized.
(Martyred Armenia, 1916)
       HENRY MORGENTHAU’S (1856-1946),
  US ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (1913-1916).

• Village after village and town after town were
  evacuated of their Armenian population, under the
  distressing circumstances already detailed. In these
  six months, as far as can be ascertained, about
  1,200,000 people started on this journey to the
  Syrian desert.
• <<PREY FOR US>> they would say as they left their
  homes- the homes which their ancestors had lived
  for 2,500 years. Their suffering are still terrible, and
  constitute another chapter in the long story of
  crimes for which civilization will hold the Turk
  responsible. (1918)
   THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858-1919),
    President of United States of America
   (1901-1909), Noble Peace Prize (1906).

• The Armenian massacre was the
  greatest crime of the war…the failure to
  deal radically with the Turkish horrors
  means that…All talk of guaranteeing
  the future peace of the world is
  mischievous nonsense. (May 11, 1918).
   TALAAT PASHA (1872. assassinated by
   Soghomon Tehlirian march 15, 1921 in
   Berlin, Germany) – Minister of the Interior

 To the Governate of Aleppo. It was previously
communicated to you that the Government, by
order of the Jemiet (another name for the
Ittihad) had decided to destroy completely all
the Armenians living in Turkey. Those who
oppose this order and decision cannot remain
on the official staff of the empire. Irrespective
of sex and age, an end must be put to their
existence, however tragic the means of
extermination may be, and no regard must be
paid to conscientious scruples. September 15,
1915.     Talaat.
         YOSSI SARID Minister of Education of the Israel State (1993-2003)

Today in Israel, very few youngsters have heard about Musa Dagh, very few
Know about the Armenian Genocide. I know how important the position of the
Jews, and especially the attitude of the State of Israel, I will do whatever is in
my capability in order that this monumental work The Forty Days of Musa
Dagh is once more well known to our children. I will do everything in order
that Israel children learn and know about the Armenian Genocide.
(April 24, 2000).
        YONA METZGER (1953-) : Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi (2003-)

The Jewish religious community recognizes the fact of the genocide, and,
together with the Armenian people, grieves for the innocent victims. Of
course, I use the term genocide. All the pictures and the documents we
have seen at the Genocide Museum prove that. (November 22, 2005).
                          JOHN PAUL II (1920-2005)

A process of genocide is being carried out before the eyes of the world.(2000)
          JACQUES CHIRAC President of the French Republic (1995-)

The world could not forget that two thirds of the Armenian people of the
Ottoman Empire were exterminated in 1915 and 1916 on the order of the
government of this country. (March 24, 1995). France waits of Turkey until it
concludes its required duty of memory. We are convinced that it will
include/understand the need, because such is the spirit of Copenhagen’s
criteria that each candidate to demonstrates the full respect. (May 24, 2005).
           YOSSI BEILIN (1948-), Foreign Minister (1992-1995)
           Minister of Justice of Israel State (1999-2001)

KNESSET: April 27, 1994, In answer to the claims of the Turkish
Ambassador, that <<It was not war. It was most certainly massacre and
genocide, something the world must remember… We will always reject any
attempt to erase its records, even for some political advantage. >>
  JALAL TALABANI (Interim President of Iraq, April 6, 2005-).

The genocide whose the Armenians in 1915 were victims, is
repeated now in Iraqi Kurdistan. (London, march, 19 1988).
     François MITTERRAND (1916-1995), President of the French Republic

It is not possible to erase the traces of the genocide which struck you. That
must be registered in the memory of the men and this sacrifice must be used
as teaching to the young people at the same time as the will to survive so
that one knows, through time, that these people do not belong to the past,
that it is well present and that it has a future. (January 6, 1984).
                     Professor Dr. Otto LUCHTERHANDT
      (University of Hamburg, seminar department for east right research).

German response of Bundestag to a « Armenian resolution » Argument 1.
Moreover, contrary to the assertion presented in a persistent way by Turkey
with an intense propaganda, the subjective facts of the genocide must be
regarded as accomplished because the Ottoman government ordered from
this moment by the Young Turks prepared the execution of the deportations
and the massacres « with intention » to destroy « the national group »
Armenian « as such, completely or partly ». Deportations having for
objective the physical destruction [...] June 16, 2005).
Ronald REAGAN (1911-2004), President of United States of America (1981-1989).

         Today, I humbly bow in memory of the Armenian
         martyrs, who died in the name of freedom at the
         hands of Turkish perpetrators of Genocide (1969).
  FRIDTJOF NANSEN (1861-1930), Norwegian polar explorer,
  scientist, diplomat, humanist, Nobel Peace Prize (1922).

The massacres that started in 1915 have nothing to compare with the
history of mankind. The massacres by Abdul Hamid are minor in
comparison to what today's Turks have done. And : Woe to the
Armenians, that they were ever drawn into European politics! It would
have been better for them if the name of Armenia had never been
uttered by any European diplomatist. (Armenia and the Near East, or,
l'Armenie et le Proche Orient, Paris, 1923)
   Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959), international lawyer, invented the term
   « genocide », and succeeded in persuading the United Nations to adopt the
   Genocide Convention in December, 9 1948.
                         Interview on CBS TV (1949)
I became interested in genocide because it happened to the Armenians; and
afterwards] the Armenians got a very rough deal at the Versailles Conference
because their criminals were guilty of genocide and were not punished. You
know that they [the Ottoman Turks] were organized in a terroristic organization
which took justice into its own hands. The trial of Talaat Pasha in 1921 in Berlin
is very instructive. A man (Soghomon Tehlirian), whose mother was killed in the
genocide, killed Talaat Pasha. And he told the court that he did it because his
mother came in his sleep ... many times. Here, …the murder of your mother,
you would do something about it! So he committed a crime. So, you see, as a
lawyer, I thought that a crime should not be punished by the victims, but
should be punished by a court, by a national law..
Charles de GAULLE (1890-1970), President of the French Republic (1958-1969).

  I incline myself in front of the victims of the massacres perpetrated to go
  against your peaceful people by the Turkish governments at that time with an
  aim to exterminate. Condemnable barbarian crime that the human conscience
  must banish, never accept, nor to forget. You are a small people, rich of culture
  and history; humanity owes you much and I am persuaded today that of this
  small number of survivors, tomorrow a valiant youth will make reappear an
  Armenia in security, free and independent.

  (General        de        Gaulle,       Damascus-Syria,        July       1941).
     Gerald FORD (1913-), President of United States of America (1974-1977).

Gerald FORD
Addressing to the US House of Representatives :
Mr. Speaker, with mixed emotions we mark the 50th anniversary of the Turkish
genocide of the Armenian people. In taking notice of the shocking events in
1915, we observe this anniversary with sorrow in recalling the massacres of
Armenians and with pride in saluting those brave patriots who survived to
fight on the side of freedom during World War I.
Congressional Record, pp. 88-90 (1965)
Nazim HIKMET (poet, 1902-1963), stripped of
        Turkish nationality in 1950.

   « This Armenian citizen won't forgive his father's slaughter in
    the Kurdish mountains. But he likes you, because you also
  can't forgive those who blackened the Turkish people's name. »
Arnold J. TOYNBEE (1889-1975), British historian who studied the rise and
fall of civilizations looking for cyclical patterns ; auhor of Armenian atrocities,
the Murder of a Nation (1915), Blue book (1916), The treatment of Armenians
in the Ottoman Empire, 1915-16 (1916)…
Letter from Viscount Bryce to Viscount Grey of Falloden, 1 July 1916
My Dear Sir Edward,
In the autumn of 1915 accounts of massacres and deportations of the
Christian population of Asiatic Turkey began to reach Western Europe and
the United States. Few and imperfect at first - for every effort was made by
the Turkish Government to prevent them from passing out of the country -
these accounts increased in number and fullness of detail, till in the
beginning of 1916 it became possible to obtain a fairly accurate knowledge of
what had happened...
As materials were wanting or scanty in respect of some localities, I wrote to
all the persons I could think of likely to possess or to be able to procure
trustworthy data, begging them to favor me with such data...
When the responses from these quarters showed that sufficient materials for
a history could be obtained, I had the good fortune to secure the co-
operation of a young historian of high academic distinction, Mr. Arnold J.
Toynbee, late Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He undertook to examine and
put together the pieces of evidence collected, arranging them in order and
adding such observations, historical and geographical, as seemed needed to
explain them. The materials so arranged by Mr. Toynbee I now transmit to
Sir Winston CHURCHILL (1875-1965) first Lord of the Admiralty (1911-1915).
On March 12, 1920, the Supreme Council offered the mandate to the League of
Nations. But the League, unsupported by men or money, promptly and with
prudence declined. There remained the Treaty of Sèvres. On August 10 the
Powers compelled the Constantinople Government to recognize an as yet
undetermined Armenia as a free and independent State. Article 89 prescribed that
Turkey must submit to 'the arbitration of the President of the United States of
America the question of the frontier to be fixed between Turkey and Armenia in
the vilayets of Erzeroum, Trebizond, Van and Bitlis, and to accept his decision
thereupon, as well as any stipulation he may prescribe as to access of Armenia to
the sea.' It was not until December 1920 that President Wilson completed the
discharge of this high function. The frontier he defined gave Armenia virtually all
the Turkish territory which had been occupied by Russian troops until they
disbanded themselves under the influence of the Revolution; and era which,
added to the Republic of Erivan, made an Armenian national homeland of nearly
sixty thousand square miles.
  So generous was the recognition in theory of Armenian claims that the
Armenian and Greek population of the new State was actually outnumbered by
Moslem inhabitants. Here was justice and much more. It existed however upon
paper only. Already nearly a year before, in January 1920, the Turks had
attacked the French in Cilicia, driven them out of the Marash district and
massacred nearly fifty thousand Armenian inhabitants. In May Bolshevik troops
invaded and subjugated the Republic of Erivan. In September, by collusion
between the Bolsheviks and Turks, Erivan was delivered to the Turkish
Nationalists; and as in Cilicia, another extensive massacre of Armenians
accompanied the military operations. Even the hope that a small autonomous
Armenian province might eventually be established in Cilicia under French
protection was destroyed. In October France, by the Agreement of Angora,
undertook to evacuate Cilicia completely. In the Treaty of Lausanne, which
registered the final peace between Turkey and the Great Powers, history will
search in vain for the word « Armenia ». (Winston Churchill , The World Crisis,
vol. 5, « The Aftermath » 1929).
 Photo of Armin T. Wegner
Abdullah GÜL (1950-), Turkish Prime Minister
    (2002) and Foreign Minister (2003-).
We will never recognize the so-called Armenian
           genocide (Dec 19, 2004)

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