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  • Armenians say goodbye to their churches in Nagorno-Karabakh

    12/20/2020 11:38:52 AM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 12/20/2020 | Open Doors UK
    Father Hovhannes(Photo: Open Doors UK) It was a dire day for Father Hovhannes when he learned that the medieval Armenian monastery complex Dadivank in Nagorno-Karabakh would now go under the control of Muslim-majority Azerbaijan. The region of Qarvachar where the monastery is located would need to be vacated from Armenians within days.Nagorno-Karabakh is a small, mountainous, landlocked area in the South Caucasus lying between Armenia and Azerbaijan, bordering Iran to the south. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Nagorno-Karabakh with a majority-Armenian population remained a disputed territory between the two post-Soviet countries. The two-year war came to a halt...
  • Syrian Mercenary Fighting Armenians: We Were Told to ‘Slaughter All Civilians’

    11/05/2020 6:17:13 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2020 | Gabrielle Reyes
    A Syrian mercenary recently captured while fighting for Azerbaijan against Armenia in its ongoing war over Nagorno-Karabakh said on Wednesday that his recruiters instructed him and fellow mercenaries to “slaughter all civilians and soldiers” of an Armenian village they attempted to capture. Armenian forces captured Syrian national Yusuf Alaabet al-Hajji in recent days and “is currently remanded into custody facing international terrorism charges, among others,” Armenian state news agency Armenpress reported on Wednesday. Hajji told Armenian investigators that Turkish forces recruited him in Syria to fight for Azerbaijan for “a 2000-dollar monthly payment.” In his testimony, Hajji detailed how Turkish...
  • Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians.

    10/29/2020 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Zartonk Media on Twitter ^ | October 28, 2020 | Staff
    Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians.
  • Brave Armenians teach the cowardly West a lesson in courage

    10/12/2020 11:24:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/20 | Geulio Meotti
    To a West where no one seems to want to fight anymore or care anymore about their own traditions, where they spit on their own history, topple their statues and erase their own culture, where the land no longer sends any echo, the Armenians, small, scattered around the world, forgotten and barricaded, now at war for Nagorno against the Islamic Ummah led by Turkey, show us a path in which we do not allow ourselves to be overwhelmed. Half of Nagorno's population, 75,000 people, has been displaced due to Turkish-backed Azerbaijan attacks. We must hope they resist. I have just...
  • Discoveries of Polish archaeologists in Armenia [Urartu]

    12/09/2014 5:13:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Naukaw Polsce ^ | December 8, 2014 | PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland
    Archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw discovered evidence of destruction and capture of the ancient city of Metsamor, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the vicinity of Yerevan. "In the entire area of research we found layers of burning and ash. The city was probably captured by the army of Argishti I, the ruler of Urartu," told PAP Krzysztof Jakubiak, head of the project. Argishti I was the king of Urartu, the biblical Kingdom of Ararat in the Armenian Highlands. During his reign, the boundaries of the state expanded to the Caucasus, the area of...
  • I am the anonymous whistleblower

    11/11/2019 12:14:46 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 31 replies
    The Spectator ^ | November 9, 2019 | Dov Fisher
    There is plenty of corruption in American politics to blow whistles at. ...We are encircled by hypocrisy and mendacity. The despicable deceit, the false posturing, the public lying for personal gain. Is Nancy Pelosi really motivated by a desire to protect our nation — or by a never-satiated need for holding on to personal power at whatever cost may be imposed on all of us? Is Congress’s primary role really to conduct non-stop all-consuming investigations of our duly elected government leaders, paralyzing their agencies and executive operations while abandoning all legislative responsibilities to the Obama Judges who predominate in the...
  • REMEMBERING THE FIRST AND FORGOTTEN ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF 1019.

    08/06/2019 10:06:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 7, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Ironically, most people, including most Armenians, are unaware that the first genocide of Christian Armenians at the hands of Muslim Turks did not occur in the twentieth century; it began in 1019—exactly one-thousand years ago this year—when Turks first began to pour into and transform a then much larger Armenia into what it is today, the eastern portion of modern day Turkey. Thus, in 1019, “the first appearance of the bloodthirsty beasts … the savage nation of infidels called Turks entered Armenia … and mercilessly slaughtered the Christian faithful with the sword,” writes Matthew of Edessa (d.1144), a chief source...
  • Egypt Willing to Grant Asylum to Erdogan’s arch-foe, Gulen

    07/26/2016 3:32:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    me-confidential.com ^ | MEConfident
    Egyptian lawmakers Monday urged Cairo to grant political asylum to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen accused of plotting the failed military coup against Turkish President Erdogan, in a move that would further strain relations between the two countries, reports say. Egypt has refused to condemn the failed military coup which occurred July 15 as diplomatic feud between the two countries plays out. Egyptian lawmaker Emad Mahrous reportedly called on al-Sisi’s cabinet to grant Gulen asylum in Egypt as Turkish authorities called on Washington to extradite the Turkish preacher. “[Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan is giving shelter to hundreds of leaders...
  • Recalling the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman Turks

    04/28/2019 6:45:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 04.19.19 | Stanley R. Surabian
    "Armenian refugees in Syria in 1915. An Armenian child lies dead in the fields within sight of help and safety at Aleppo." title="Armenian refugees in Syria in 1915. An Armenian child lies dead in the fields within sight of help and safety at Aleppo." On April 24, 2019, the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the world community will honor the more than 2.2 million Armenians tortured and massacred starting with the 1894-96 Hamidian Massacres of Ottoman Turkey’s Christian population, mostly Armenians, Greeks & Assyrians and ending over 25 years later; some say it has not yet ended.  The portion...
  • Turkish Dictator Erdogan Defends Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2019 8:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 24, 2019 | David P. Goldman
    Liberals call anyone they don't like Hitler, so often that we have to remind ourselves that there really are monsters out there. One of them is Turkey's strongman Recep Erdogan, who marked the remembrance day for the nearly two million Armenians butchered by the Turkish army and their auxiliaries at the end of World War I. Hitler declared in 1939 that he could kill the Jews because, "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" The Armenian genocide was massively reported at the time by U.S. and other foreign diplomats and comprehensively documented by historians. Despicably, Erdogan...
  • Armenian genocide remembrance march expected to draw thousands

    04/24/2019 2:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | APR 24, 2019
    Thousands of people will march through Hollywood and the Mid-City area Wednesday to mark the 104th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, again calling on Turkey — and the United States — to officially recognize that it occurred. Turkey has refused to recognize the killings of 1.5 million Armenians beginning in 1915 as a genocide. Americans presidents also have declined to do so, calling the deaths at the hands of the Ottoman Empire an atrocity but not a genocide. ... The Armenian genocide began in 1915 and resulted in the deaths of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in a campaign...
  • Azerbaijan moves to obliterate its Armenian Christian past

    02/27/2019 12:22:07 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | 2/27/19 | Robert Spencer
    Islamic jihadists want to destroy the artifacts of non-Muslim civilizations, because doing so testifies to the truth of Islam, as the Qur’an suggests that the destroyed remnants of ancient non-Muslim civilizations are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected his truth: Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth. (Qur’an 3:137) This is one of the foundations of the Islamic idea that pre-Islamic civilizations, and non-Islamic civilizations, are all jahiliyya — the society of unbelievers, which is worthless. Obviously...
  • Pelosi wavers on Armenia resolution (Unbelievable, Pelosi blinked more than usual)

    10/22/2007 12:19:07 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 17+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10/22/2007 | reuters
    WASHINGTON - Democrat Nancy Pelosi's pledge of a new direction took a detour when she fumbled an Armenian genocide resolution and raised questions about her leadership as the highest ranking member of the U.S. Congress. Pelosi, 67, speaker of the House of Representatives and next in line to the presidency after the vice president, swore she would push the controversial resolution to a vote, then blinked when some fellow Democrats withdrew their support in the face of furious reaction from Turkey. President George W. Bush warned the symbolic resolution to affirm the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as...
  • Backers of Armenia genocide bill agree to delay vote

    10/25/2007 3:32:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 36+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct 25, 2007 | AFP
    Backers of a bill in the US Congress labeling massacres of Armenians as "genocide" Thursday bowed to White House pressure and agreed to delay the measure, which had sparked fury in Turkey. Four key sponsors of the bill, censuring the Ottoman Empire for the World War I killings, asked House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi not to hold a debate on the issue.Despite signs that support for the measure had waned in recent days, its main sponsors, Democrats Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Anna Eshoo and Frank Pallone, said it still had significant backing in Congress."We believe that a large majority...
  • Pelosi’s Armenian Genocide Resolution: A Reckless Gamble with America’s Security

    10/22/2007 7:05:55 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 4 replies · 140+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 22, 2007 | Paul Ibrahim
    Congressional Democrats are at it again. When they tried to withdraw from Iraq, President Bush launched the troop surge with significant popular support. When they tried to discredit the surge, General Petraeus showed up and told them that it was working wonderfully after all. When these congressional Democrats tried to insult and tarnish General Petraeus by protecting their friends at MoveOn.org, Americans condemned them for it and responded favorably to the military’s progress on the ground. Now, congressional Democrats want to sink even lower than they ever have. By harming the war effort in the worst manner yet, they are...
  • Democrats put heat on Pelosi over genocide bill

    10/18/2007 7:24:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies · 37+ views
    L.A.Times ^ | October 18, 2007 | Richard Simon
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came under increasing pressure from members of her Democratic caucus Wednesday not to bring a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian genocide to a vote. The San Francisco Democrat, who had promised to bring the long-debated resolution to the floor, sounded uncertain about its fate as support waned in the face of angry denunciations from Turkey and fears that the symbolic resolution could disrupt U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Whether it will come up or not, or what the action will be, remains to be seen," she said. The Bush administration and the Turkish government...
  • Key Democrats oppose Armenian bill (including Reps. Murtha, Skelton)

    10/16/2007 5:00:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 65+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/07 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday joined Republicans to warn that a resolution calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks genocide could harm U.S. strategic interests. But despite the rebuff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, did not back away from plans to hold a full House vote sometime this year. Pelosi also came under more pressure from President George W. Bush, who had publicly criticized the resolution last week before it passed a House committee. Bush telephoned Pelosi on Tuesday and asked her not to bring the resolution to...
  • Turkey Vultures

    10/15/2007 5:21:03 PM PDT · by mtnwmn · 36 replies · 60+ views
    IBDeditorials.com ^ | 10/15/07 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Politics: We earlier ascribed Congress' move to declare the Ottoman Turks' slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians a genocide to simple Democratic incompetence. It may, however, be something much darker. Related Topics: Middle East & North Africa | Iraq Based on the actions of Democrats in Congress recently, it's hard not to think that they actually want the U.S. to lose the war in Iraq — and will do almost anything to see it happens. Unfortunately, they've run up against these headlines from Iraq in just the last couple of days: "Al-Qaeda In Iraq Reported Crippled" (Washington Post), "Shiite Leader Makes...
  • Turkey’s Top General: "The US Shot Itself in the Foot"

    The US shot itself in the foot, commented the Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Büyükanıt after a US congressional vote branding the killing of Armenians in 1915-17 as genocide, Milliyet reported yesterday. In an interview with the daily, Büyükanıt said if the non-binding resolution that passed in a House committee last week was to be adopted in the House too, Turkish-US military ties would “never be the same again.” The general expressed the opinion that world parliaments had no business in judging history. He said, “The US is a very important ally of ours, but an ally does not...
  • GOP Moves to Label Roman Empire Genocidal

    10/15/2007 4:41:00 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 47 replies · 157+ views
    (2007-10-12) — In the midst of a push by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, to pass a resolution labeling the Ottoman (Turk) Empire genocidal for the death of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, House Republicans have introduced a bill condemning the Roman Empire for “the wholesale slaughter and domination of most of the known world from about 41 B.C. to 476 A.D.” Rep. Pelosi, who often refers to her Italian heritage, called the GOP move “nothing short of a hate crime” and “a cynical effort by Republicans to overshadow what could be the first significant accomplishment of the Democrat Congressional...