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Judge Weems  was so outraged by the Armenian Con Job, he did much to defend the honor of Turks... more than many Turks themselves. Below is a letter he wrote, confronting a 2002 attack by the Armenian lobby, thinly veiled as California Assembly Bill AB2003. There is a link to a second letter afterwards, directed to a television evangelist who aired an anti-Muslim program.

Weems Takes On an Armenian-Sponsored Bill

From: Sam Weems
To: Assemblymember
Subject: AB2003

Dear Assemlymember

I am writing to you regarding AB2003. I don't have a drop of Near Eastern blood in my veins. I am a life long Baptist, and have spent four years researching and writing a book titled Armenia--Secrets of A "Christian" Terrorist State. My book is scheduled for publication within 30 days and I would respectfully suggest that you wait until this book is released before your committee considers this legislation.

The reason I make this suggestion is because I was amazed and shocked to learn the actual facts of the Armenian claim of "massacre and genocide." I can assure you, based on the evidence provided by Armenian historians, that there was no massacre nor was there a genocide!

The truth of the matter is that the Armenians have created a genocide industry for no other reason than to play Christians off against the Muslim world and to get the Christian world to give them massive foreign aid year after unending year. Now, after September 11th, America must reach out to the Muslim world and we all must be careful what we do and not offend, without cause, other religions.

The evidence is absolute that a high priest of the Armenian Church made up and told the tall tale of a massacre. This tall tale was told long before a single Armenian was removed because of their disruption of the Ottoman government's army supply lines. There are several American eyewitness who state that the Armenians were alive and did in fact leave the Ottoman lands as ordered because they were disloyal to their government. How could they be massacred if they were seen by Americans leaving the country?


The proof is also clear that the Armenians have created two separate set of books and use the same numbers to claim on the one hand a massacre and then on the other hand use the same numbers to claim refugees.

There is another fact you should consider: The tall tale told by the Armenians in 1918 regarding this false claim of massacre, and now genocide, was first made against the Ottoman Empire. The Armenians went to the World War I Paris Peace Conference to ask for land and money from the Ottoman government. The Paris Peace Conference heard the claim and gave the Armenians nothing--zero!

History records that Turkey didn't come into existence until 1923--more than 8 years after the Armenians claim they were massacred by the Ottoman government. How can any reasonable person today, 87 years later, say that Turkey was guilty of a terrible massacre and genocide when the country wasn't even in existence?

I have done research twice in the Moscow archives. The proof is overwhelming and absolute that it was, in truth, the Armenians who committed a massacre! Your committee should read the hundreds of Russian officer reports complaining of the massacre of Muslim women and children by Armenians fighting with the Russians trying to overthrow the Ottoman Empire.

These Russian officers were professional soldiers who were trained to fight men--not unarmed women and children. They were sick at their stomach at the horror they saw the Armenians commit against unarmed Muslim women and children. The many Russian military reports speak for themselves. It will be a gross injustice and will offend the entire Muslim world if your state takes the one-sided Armenian Christian view to the exclusion of the truth regarding their cruel acts against Muslims.


Should the California legislature pass Bill AB2003 a great injustice will be created based solely on tall tales made up by the Armenian Church. Today, in Armenia, there is no freedom of religion nor is there freedom of speech. The Armenian Church and the State are one and the same. The Armenians have engaged in a campaign to create an ethnic pure state and it is now made up of 94.5% Armenians only.

All Christian churches, other than the Armenian church, is being driven out of the country. Just a few weeks ago, the Armenians even threw one of my fellow Baptists out of the country. He was born there, went to the Ukraine and became a member of my Baptist Church. When he returned to his home in Armenia and began talking about his new faith, the Armenians threw him out of the country. There are many other such examples as this! And these same Armenians today want you to condemn Turkey! Why should California even become involved in such a one-sided tall tale?

Don't you find it strange that there are more Armenian churches in Turkey than there are in Armenia. Yet, there isn't a single mosque allowed to be open and operate in Armenia. What kind of a people are these Armenians who want you give them special consideration by attacking the Turks?

Turkey is the 7th largest grain buyer in the world. They buy 80% of their rice from your state of California. What does Armenian buy from your state--0--nothing unless you sell to them on credit they can't and won't pay! Is it fair and right for the California Assembly to attack a good friend and trading partner about a matter that history cries out that didn't happen? How can any member of the Assembly who represents the rice growing region of California vote for such legislation when the facts are in grave doubt? I am certain that Turkey spent more than 40 million dollars buying rice in your state just last year. Turkey and the United States did more than 7 billion dollars in trade with each other last year alone. There was almost zero trade between the US and Armenia.


Permit me to make one last point: At this very moment you should know that Armenia has one of the most powerful lobby organizations in our country. They spent more than 14 million dollars in political campaigns over the past few years. They have received more than 1.4 billion dollars in foreign aid from us American taxpayers over the past ten years--more per capita than for any nation on earth. Yet, Armenia has invited the Russians into their tiny state. There are two Russian army bases in Armenia today. There are two squadrons of MIG Russian fighter jets in Armenia today. There are dozens of Russian surface to air missile batteries in Armenia today. Why should the American and California taxpayers do anything for Armenia? Why not let their old friends the Russians give them foreign aid rather than us? Why hasn't the Russians pronounced that there was a 1915 genocide? The Russians were there during the time the Armenians claim the massacre took place. The Armenians were friends to the Russians then as they are now. Perhaps the reason the Russians are silent about the made up Armenian tall tale of massacre is because they were there and know that the claim is false and not true.

In fairness and honesty, I beg you to wait until my book comes out before you rush to judgment on this issue. If you vote to attack Turkey you will be doing so based on Armenian political pressure rather than historical fact. I challenge your committee to check out my facts, based on Armenian research, to determine if I am telling you truth. If what I am sharing with you is true then clearly your committee should not approve this Armenian pressure campaign to teach all American children untrue history.

Yours truly,

Sam Weems



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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.