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The Other Side of the Falsified Genocide


  Near East Relief Report from 1921-22  
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The following review of this report is by Sukru S Aya, from the Turkish Armenians web site.

Those of you who would like to download a copy of this report, please visit this page.

"HS 106," referenced a good several times below, refers to the latest Armenian genocide resolution that the forces of genocide felt was a shoo-in, and may be examined here.



Near East Relief 31 Dec 1921
Government Printing Office 1922



The report is dated 22.04.1922 but gives the status of 1921 year-end, signed by James Barton, approved with thanks by Armenian Patriarchs Bezdjian (Protestant) and Sayegiiyan (Catholic) confirming the followings:

P. 4: It states that 300.000 Armenians returned to Cilicia after British-French occupation, but that they evacuated the region in 1921 after F. Bouillon’s Treaty with Kemalist Turks. It says that 200.000 to 300.000 Armenians were alive in Syria region -in need of help-. (Other sources said 150.000 only!)

P. 5: The number of living people in Russian Armenia is 1 million and 500.000 of these need help of the Relief Organization. (This 1 million matches with Katchaznuni and Lalaian statements for 1918, before war — 200.000 who died of starvation until end of 1921 there.)

It states that at the time 1.000.000 are alive in Caucasus Armenia,— 500.000 in need of help!

Page 8: It gives account of 64.000 alive in 124 orphanages + 50.000 in the areas = 114.000 living.

P. 9: Relief activities continued in full during Kemalist rule in all areas, the following figures were given for some of the orphanages: Ankara 350, Kayseri 3190, Harput 5176, Konya 813, Sivas 1368, Maras 468 etc etc.. (USA was at an undeclared war with the Turks… for sure)

It states that 500.000 persons have migrated from Anatolia to Caucasus region. (Other sources had indicated this figure as 400.000). It lists various orphanages in occupied — unoccupied cities of the Ottoman Empire and Kemalists, showing that Turks never hindered their activities!

Throughout the report, there is not a word of Turkish atrocities or refusal of cooperation or attacks on relief goods protected by famished soldiers or Turks, and that only Christians received subject Relief!

— Generally there’s NO mention of “massacre-genocide or even LACK OF HELP” of Turks!

P. 4: As of end of 1921, 200.000 to 300.000 refugees are alive in Syria and around — in need of housing (since they are alive).

— The report shows that some $ 51 million was spent on various Relief Works.

The Relief Organization was approved by the President on Aug.6,1918 and the report gives the status and audits up to Dec. 31st, 1921. This new “obelisk-like document” sheds more light on the contents of following chapters of the book:

Ch. 2: “Ottoman Treat of Millets” - It confirms that CUP or Kemalist Turks helped / protected Relief !

Ch. 5: “Marvelous Missionaries” — It confirms that Turks never hindered Missionaries and Relief!

Ch. 7: “Distorting Realism” — It shows that HS 106 (Ch. 24) is an official distortion of above!

Ch. 14: “Relocations-Arrivals” — It confirms that the figures of HS 106 and others are wrong!

Ch. 15: “Population Controversy” — It proves that figures of Art. 1 of HS 106 and alike are all tall lies!

Ch. 16: “Propaganda Fabrication — It shows that HS 106 is a propaganda fabrication of high degree!

Ch. 17: “Proven Forgery to distort History”— Self-explanatory involving the supporters of HS 106!

Ch. 18: “Charity & Relief Organizations” — It gives detailed a/c $52 million Relief to Christians only!

Ch. 19: “Famine & Epidemics” — It implies deaths were caused by epidemics, famine & treks!

Ch. 24: “The Success of Armenian Lobbies” — It proves that HS 106 Committee was misguided,

Conclusion: According to this report, the Armenian deaths are unbelievably low if we are to add 1 million alive in 1921 (say 800.000 in Armenia after loss of 200.000 by starvation plus 200.000 or 300.000 in Syria district) we have a figure of 1.1 million alive and by adding those who went to other countries, Greek Islands etc. we arrive to about 1.3 million alive in 1921. If we are to depend on this report which is an official U.S. document, the deaths due to several reasons are much to less and only around 300.000 (or 20% versus 40% estimated by McCarthy for Turks and Armenians in the area).



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...Is to expose the mythological “Armenian genocide,” from the years 1915-16. A wartime tragedy involving the losses of so many has been turned into a politicized story of “exclusive victimhood,” and because of the prevailing prejudice against Turks, along with Turkish indifference, those in the world, particularly in the West, have been quick to accept these terribly defamatory claims involving the worst crime against humanity. Few stop to investigate below the surface that those regarded as the innocent victims, the Armenians, while seeking to establish an independent state, have been the ones to commit systematic ethnic cleansing against those who did not fit into their racial/religious ideal: Muslims, Jews, and even fellow Armenians who had converted to Islam. Criminals as Dro, Antranik, Keri, Armen Garo and Soghoman Tehlirian (the assassin of Talat Pasha, one of the three Young Turk leaders, along with Enver and Jemal) contributed toward the deaths (via massacres, atrocities, and forced deportation) of countless innocents, numbering over half a million. What determines genocide is not the number of casualties or the cruelty of the persecutions, but the intent to destroy a group, the members of which  are guilty of nothing beyond being members of that group. The Armenians suffered their fate of resettlement not for their ethnicity, having co-existed and prospered in the Ottoman Empire for centuries, but because they rebelled against their dying Ottoman nation during WWI (World War I); a rebellion that even their leaders of the period, such as Boghos Nubar and Hovhannes Katchaznouni, have admitted. Yet the hypocritical world rarely bothers to look beneath the surface, not only because of anti-Turkish prejudice, but because of Armenian wealth and intimidation tactics. As a result, these libelous lies, sometimes belonging in the category of “genocide studies,” have become part of the school curricula of many regions. Armenian scholars such as Vahakn Dadrian, Peter Balakian, Richard Hovannisian, Dennis Papazian and Levon Marashlian have been known to dishonestly present only one side of their story, as long as their genocide becomes affirmed. They have enlisted the help of "genocide scholars," such as Roger Smith, Robert Melson, Samantha Power, and Israel Charny… and particularly  those of Turkish extraction, such as Taner Akcam and Fatma Muge Gocek, who justify their alliance with those who actively work to harm the interests of their native country, with the claim that such efforts will help make Turkey more" democratic." On the other side of this coin are genuine scholars who consider all the relevant data, as true scholars have a duty to do, such as Justin McCarthy, Bernard Lewis, Heath Lowry, Erich Feigl and Guenter Lewy. The unscrupulous genocide industry, not having the facts on its side, makes a practice of attacking the messenger instead of the message, vilifying these professors as “deniers” and "agents of the Turkish government." The truth means so little to the pro-genocide believers, some even resort to the forgeries of the Naim-Andonian telegrams or sources  based on false evidence, as Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. Naturally, there is no end to the hearsay "evidence" of the prejudiced pro-Christian people from the period, including missionaries and Near East Relief representatives, Arnold Toynbee, Lord Bryce, Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and so many others. When the rare Westerner opted to look at the issues objectively, such as Admirals Mark Bristol and Colby Chester, they were quick to be branded as “Turcophiles” by the propagandists. The sad thing is, even those who don’t consider themselves as bigots are quick to accept the deceptive claims of Armenian propaganda, because deep down people feel the Turks are natural killers and during times when Turks were victims, they do not rate as equal and deserving human beings. This is the main reason why the myth of this genocide has become the common wisdom.