What is to be done so that we may speak up about the ongoing annihilation of the Armenians, the Palestinians and the Syrians?
When Adolf Hitler rhetorically asked his minions “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”, he had one eye on the Armenians’ past and another on his future plans, which entailed liquidating the Slavs of Central and Eastern Europe, so that his alleged master race might thrive at the expense of their victims.
Though Perfidious Albion and her allies had promised retribution for The Great War’s slaughter of the Armenians (Assyrians and Pontic Greeks) by the Ottomans and their Kurdish sidekicks, Albion’s post-War realpolitik made such empty promises even hollower than they were when the Anglo American media first broadcast them. The irony of it, and one I pointed out at the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust in Damascus, is that the Syrians, Iraqis, Lebanese and Palestinians, who risked their own lives to save so many of those Armenians continue, for the same grubby reasons, to suffer their own Holocausts to this very day.
As do the Armenians who settled in Syria but who have recently fled, for the sake of their children, to Nagorno-Karabakh, where the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s most dangerous terrorist cult, continue to slaughter them with NATO supplied weaponry.
East Europe’s Armenians are far from alone in their suffering. As NATO’s Ukrainian and Syrian commands recruited their key operatives from Georgia’s Kist ( a subset of the Nakh ethnie which includes Chechens, Ingush, and Kists) which, despite numbering less than 6,000 and being by far the smallest of Georgia’s three major Muslim groupings (which number no more than 40,000 in toto), one must suspect the guiding hands of the CIA and MI5 in helping the Kists “hit back at Russia” by slaughtering civilians in Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Armenia.
Returning to Herr Hitler’s question as to who today remembers the Armenians, well, I do for a start as my family name means, in Armenian, that I am Armenian. And I did say, at that same Damascus conference, that the only prominent world leader who deserved to be in Yerevan to commemorate the Armenian Holocaust was Russian President Putin, as it was the Russians, along with the aforementioned Arabs, who stood by the Armenians in their darkest hour and it is the Russian military which currently underwrites Armenia’s security.
But there, in Armenians’ desire to live peaceably, is the rub. Whether we are talking about Eastern Ukraine, Eastern Syria or Armenia, NATO simply cannot abide that and thus, in their efforts to rip apart Southern Russia and Western China, they encourage their hired assassins with their empty dreams of pan Turkism, a NATO controlled pipe dream for which Armenian civilians must continue to die as they have continued to die over the last decade in Aleppo, Kesab and Deir Ez-Zor.
So, where is my problem on Europe’s Western shores of defying today’s Hitlers by speaking today “of the annihilation of the Armenians” and the allied peoples of Eastern Europe and beyond? Sabina Higgins, Ireland’s First Lady, found out the answer to that puzzle when the fanatically pro NATO Irish Times published her letter calling for dialogue in Eastern Ukraine. To say that all hell broke loose would be an understatement. The Irish Times pontificated, the Irish government and the media they control fulminated, Ireland’s indigenous and imported Nazi “communities” protested and the Russian Ambassador got blamed for the whole circus.
Although Ireland’s dominant pro NATO clique deserves only contempt, their tactics are worth a second look by Russians, Armenians, Syrians and others who seek only to live in peace from NATO and its assassins. Not only does NATO’s pro war lobby control the Irish government, the media and what passes for the opposition but they have groups primed to attack Sabina Higgins, the Russian Ambassador and anyone else who might dare to put a granule of common sense into discussions.
The Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM), whose secretary is a Greek thug with a very unsavoury history of very violently disrupting Irish peace movements and whose secretary is an equally unsavoury English expatriate, is one such dubious group. Their practical relevance is to act as gatekeepers and to discredit by association, if need be, and by more direct actions, if necessary. Thus, in the case of the current Ukrainian war, which they label “Putin’s War”, they hitch it to the war in Yemen but not to NATO’s invasions of Libya and Syria, where their President called for NATO to supply their Georgian rebel mercenaries with surface to air missiles to stop “Assad”. So, when someone like Ireland’s First Lady or Russian Ambassador Filatov (whose embassy is, with Irish government connivance, under prolonged Nazi attack) utters an opinion, these thugs and their ANTIFA heavies weigh in with all guns blazing so that no one dares speak of the annihilation of the Armenians, the Assyrians or of those whose mother tongue is Russian.
So, what is to be done so that we may speak up about the ongoing annihilation of the Armenians, the Palestinians and the Syrians? Although we must, for a start, differentiate between genuine public squares and NATO’s political and media echo chambers, in our efforts to organize, educate and agitate, we should not underestimate the soft war challenge NATO presents, as it muffles debate and greenlights NATO’s rapacious ways either directly, as in Syria, or more obliquely, as in Iraq, which witnessed the marginalization of genuine anti war figures and the rise to prominence, through IAWM and similar bodies, of charlatans, spooks and spies.
Although Hungary, the Levant, China and Russia may serve as springboards for Westerners to speak about the annihilation of the Armenians, Hungarians, Levantines, Chinese and Russians, Westerners owe it to themselves to speak up on behalf of the voiceless through whatever existing conduits might be worth the effort and whatever newer ones the struggles of the Canadian truckers and the Dutch, German and Italian farmers might throw up. Although that might not be of much immediate consolation to the women and children of Donbas and Nagorno-Karabakh, it does, at least, form a basis for useful action so that we may not only speak today of the annihilation of the Armenians but try to end all such crimes everywhere against everyone now and for all time.