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The Other Side of the Falsified Genocide


  Famine and Disease Affecting Ottomans of "1915"  
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 Armenian propaganda tells us every Ottoman-Armenian who died during WWI was murdered.

For example, "Genocide Scholar" Prof. Rudy Rummel explicitly states as such. He says those who died of famine and disease were deliberately deprived, and thus were "murder victims" as well.

This argument is not only ignorant, but racist. It would only make sense if the victims were the sole sufferers of the stated ailment, and their supposed tormentors were unaffected by the same ailment.

It is a fact most of the 500,000 or so Ottoman-Armenians who died lost their lives through famine and disease. By the same token, most of the 2.7 million or so other Ottomans who perished during the same period also fell to famine and disease. (The soldiers are not included in the latter figure; but most Ottoman soldiers also died of famine and disease.)

Famine and disease was prevalent in the bankrupt "Sick Man." Ambassador Henry Morgenthau explains the chief reason
(Ambassador Morgenthau's Story):

he domestic situation was deplorable: all over Turkey
thousands of the populace were daily dying of starvation; practically all able-bodied men had been taken into the army, so that only a few were left to till the fields; the criminal requisitions had almost destroyed all business; the treasury was in a more exhausted state than normally, for the closing of the Dardanelles and the blockading of the Mediterranean ports had stopped all imports and customs dues..."

In other words, the Ottoman authorities were in such a rush to get their nation's men into the army, they gave short shrift to farming necessities.

Add to this disaster the fact that Allied ships, principally Britain's, decided to starve the Ottomans out with a naval blockade. The southern regions the Armenians were mostly transported to were particularly affected, as they were largely dependent on importing their food primarily from Egypt.

Ironically, if dying from famine and disease constitutes "genocide," Great Britain and France helped commit the "genocide" against their beloved Armenians. (As for the Armenians' "Great Protector," Russia, at least one Armenian scholar has concluded that "The Armenian Genocide was organized by Russia and Turkey equally."

Disease was a big killer, as well. Lack of hygiene, hospitals and medical personnel served as chief culprits.


"Since the beginning of the war even bread is almost unobtainable."

U.S. Consul Leslie Davis, The Slaughterhouse Province, p. 38.

In conclusion, we have Ottoman ineptitude and a British and French starvation strategy that contributed to this enormous human loss. But as if these reasons were not bad enough, there was another reason that added fuel to the fire: Plague.

Let's have Dr. Oylar Saguner take it away:

  The Epos of the Grasshopper


The Epos of the Grasshopper

(In 1915 Gaziantep and surroundings were faced with a terrible grasshopper plague. This epos was told by someone named “Yetim Ali”[1] at that time)

English translation

Murad’ı geçti de yeridi eri,
Passed the Murad [2] and ate all belonging to men,

Orul’da Mızar’da da,
Also in Orul, also in Mizar

Ne yapsın elinden şu yetim Ali,
What can this Orphan Ali do?

Allah bin belanı versin çekirge!
God damn you one thousand times oh Grasshopper!

Ekiz guyuyu aşdı, Şıhlı’ya geçdi,
Passed the Twin Wells, arrived at Sihli,

Zemge’nin, Zevkir’in arpasın biçdi,
Harvested the barley of Zemke and Zevkir,

Sipke’deki bütün haşışı içdi,
Smoked all the opium poppy,

Dervişliğin de mi vardı çekirge?
Were you also a dervish oh Grasshopper?

Çekirgeler geldi gondu yazıya,
The Grasshopper came and landed on our faith,

Ot galmadı goyununan guzuya
No greenery left for the sheep and the lamb,

Duva edin de buğdaylar ucuzlaya,
Pray that the wheat be cheaper,

Allah bin belanı versin çekirge!
God damn you one thousand times oh Grasshopper!

Ağ sayalı, mor sayalı gelinler,
White gowned velvet gowned brides,

Çekirgeyi hellemeden gelirleri,
Come from fighting the Grasshopper,

Pambık tarlasını gabal alıllar,
The Sacks of Cotton of the field were also taken,

Malımnan ortak mısın çekirge?
Do you share all my belongings oh Grasshopper?

Mericmek hac’olmuş durma möhzürü,
As if the lentils went to pilgrimage, there is no trace,

Fıkaralar olmuş zengin yesiri,
The poor turned to be the slaves of the rich,

Söylediklerimin var mı gusuru?
Is there anything wrong with what I say?

Allah bin belanı versin çekirge!
God damn you one thousand times oh Grasshopper!

Bulguru etmişler hazne katibi,
They promoted crushed wheat to the treasury secretary

Maş çorbasının heç yok mu dutumu?
Why isn’t the soup of the salary thrifty?

Neçe ağlatırsın sefil yetimi,
How much you let the poor orphans cry,

Yeni buğdayı göreydik çekirge.
We wished to see the new grain oh Grasshopper!

Beyle halın varmış ekin eksene!
You have ties to the Landlord so why don’t you sow?

Ganadını kurup şehre çeksene,
If so why don´t you span your wings to fly the town?

Köy aası geliy garşı çıksana,
Why can´t you face the hastening Aga of the Village,

İki dişli dört ganatlı çekirge.
Oh the Grasshopper with twin teeth and four wings!


1.Turkish word Yetim means "orphan" in English.
2.The river Murad




 What a pity the Western world is so bigoted against Turks and Muslims; they don't like what happened to a favored "Christian" folk, and thus invented and keep perpetuating a hideous "genocide" lie. What a pity they refuse to accept the universalism of human rights, and don't wish to understand these were tragic times for everyone concerned.




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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.