Turkey denies 1915 Genocide to cover up 1895 Armenian massacres?
"For centuries the Turks simply lived like parasites upon these overburdened and industrious people. They taxed them to economic extinction, stole their most beautiful daughters and forced them into their harems, took Christian male infants by the hundreds of thousands and brought them up as Moslem soldiers. I have no intention of describing the terrible vassalage and oppression that went on for five centuries; my purpose is merely to emphasize this innate attitude of the Moslem Turk to people not of his own race and religion---that they are not human beings with rights, but merely chattels, which may be permitted to live when they promote the interest of their masters, but which may be pitilessly destroyed when they have ceased to be useful. This attitude is intensified by a total disregard for human life and an intense delight in inflicting physical human suffering which are not unusually the qualities of primitive peoples," the journalist quotes the United States ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Henry Morgenthau.
Back then, Roubaix said, 2 000 000 Armenians had to leave their historic lands or die. This is what Europe has now in store for Jews in Palestine. “In 1894 to 1896, up to 400 000 Christian Armenians were killed in massacres orchestrated by special regiments of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, known as the Red Sltan.
In 1895, 300 000 Armenians, the richest and most educated citizens of the Ottoman Empire, were savagely murdered. Formally, massacres were meant to undermine “Armenian nationalistic moods,” with Armenian political parties stirring Hamid’s concern. According to the article, Hamid aimed to smother their activity, but contrary to Young Turks did not seek to exterminate the whole nation.
The article quotes representatives of France, Great Britain and Russia who slammed the Abdul Hamid II -period massacres as genocide. The article further quoted the U.S. President Grover Cleveland who stated in the December 2, 1895 address to Congress, “reports of the Armenian Christians’ massacres, fanatic animosity against them causes fear for the safety of people.”
“When in 1896, U.S. demanded that Abdul Hamid II stop the persecution of Armenians, the former, like his successor Erdogan, denied the charges, instead accusing Bulgaria and Russia of causing large-scale inflow of Muslim refugees, ” the article said.
And this is what signaled the onset of ‘Turkey for Turks’, the article concluded.