In my last week’s column, I reported that Talaat Pasha, the mastermind of the Armenian Genocide, had told British intelligence officer Aubrey Herbert in 1921 that he had written “a memorandum on the Armenian massacres.”
At first it was just a reference to governance in Hitler’s Germany as a positive example of the centralized presidential power Erdoğan seeks to establish in Turkey
Aubrey Herbert, British diplomat, adventurer, intelligence officer, and Member of Parliament, conducted a rare interview with Talaat Pasha, in February 1921, just days before his assassination in Berlin by Soghomon Tehlirian.
Surely by now you’ve read about the two anti-Armenian PACE reports/resolutions, one of which passed and the other did not.
While Armenian-Americans closely follow the sinister efforts of Turkey and its lobbying firms, they rarely pay attention to a handful of Turkish-Americans who are either on the payroll of the Turkish government or blindly carry out propagandistic activities out of a misguided sense of patriotism!
It seems we can’t get a long, solid run of good news for Armenians because often bad news intervenes, or, even “good” news has its “bad” aspects.
I doubt any serious person has doubts that the Republic of Armenia has serious problems. A few might not grasp that much of it stems from the system in place that is built on corruption
For many years, the Armenian-American community has been dissatisfied with United States policy on Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh).
I had originally titled this piece “Identity, Trauma, Epigenetics, & Openings” but was told that might scare readers off, so I went with the esses.
It seems to me I may have just realized why, over the past year and a half or so, Azerbaijan’s bellicosity and acting on that impulse have risen, costing dozens of Armenians and Azeris their lives.