Thursday, April 16, 2015

The predictable fruits of citizen disarmament. 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

"Who today still speaks of the extermination of the Armenians?" -- Adolf Hitler, 1939.
Disarmed Armenians being marched by Turkish soldiers, April, 1915.
The Armenian Genocide . . . was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects inside their historic homeland which lies within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. The total number of people killed as a result has been estimated at between 1 and 1.5 million. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. The genocide was carried out during and after World War I and implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labour, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian desert. Driven forward by military escorts, the deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre. Other indigenous and Christian ethnic groups such as the Assyrians and the Ottoman Greeks were similarly targeted for extermination by the Ottoman government, and their treatment is considered by many historians to be part of the same genocidal policy. The majority of Armenian diaspora communities around the world came into being as a direct result of the genocide. -- Wikipedia.
Turk taunting starving Armenian children with bread.
The Armenian Genocide is the prominent example of what can occur when a government decides to implement "gun control" laws, in the 20th century. The Armenian nation was a member of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. There were an estimate of 2,ooo,ooo Armenians living in the Turkish Ottoman Empire. After the fall of the sultan and the rise of Turkish chauvinism under the three Young Turks in the 1900s, the right to bear any arms was slowly limited. This did not affect Turks, Kurds, nor any other Muslims during the time. The ability to protect oneself was taken away from the Armenian people. In the coming years massacres of the Christian Armenian minority would continue. Unarmed, the Armenians would suffer the first genocide of the 20th century. -- The Armenian Genocide and Gun Control
Armenian children during the genocide, 1915.
But don't worry. According to Turkey IT NEVER HAPPENED.


Storm'n Norm'n said...

Sounds like a plan... An Obama plan!

Anonymous said...

Of course we did the same things to Native Americans. We did not take away their guns (they did not have any), we just made it illegal to sell guns to them. Death marches, starvation, bounties put on their heads,etc.... Forced relocation to desert areas, demands for them to give up their language, culture and religion, etc... At least we don't deny that it ever happened. Plus, now they have casinos and sales of tax free tobacco products as payback, right?

FSHB said...

No one remembers Anatolia, by design. The history we are taught is propaganda of the first order.

Storm'n Norm'n said...

Its not far fetched to believe that Obama and the United Nations are attempting to do the same here...all the signs are gun restrictions, ammo restrictions...and many of the Democrat controlled states have the most restrictive laws on the books, just steps away from a complete ban. And the biggest problem is that most Americans do not think it will happen to them...even when its happening right under their complacent noses!

Anonymous said...

Today is Yom HaShoah;

One thing those who are the victims of genocide have in common;


Death before slavery!

Comrade X

Anonymous said...

History is written by the victors.

Don't agree with that? Ask the next Carthaginian you see.

Jimmy the Saint said...

@Anonymous: "(they did not have any)"

We respectfully disagree.
- Companies C, E, F, I, and L, US 7th Cavalry, June 25, 1876.

Bad Cyborg said...

Jimmy the saint,
Never try to counter a leftist troll with facts. It only confuses 'em. Think "teaching a pig to sing".

Tom W. said...

Turkey recalled its ambassador to the Vatican just a week or two ago due to Pope Francios mentioning the Armenian Genocide.

I see where the collectivist bastards in this country groomed and honed their denial replies. (Or like Obama, he just found out about it by watching the news).

Anonymous said...

Since when has pointing out the fate of Native Americans become a "leftist troll" item? Oh and yes some "Indian Traders" provided guns to them and they were able to secure additional guns in battle. A minority of them fought back till death rather then be forced from their native land, sound familiar? BTW, I am far from "leftist", I am just not a big believer in Manifest Destiny.

Anonymous said...

The Turks have invented a nice alternative history where the Armenians sided with Russia in WWI, rose up en mas, helped the Russians attack the Ottoman Empire and unprovoked, murdered 1.5 million Muslim neighbors of theirs in a perfidious act. That's what all those bones are from, according to some nice literate Turkish history writers.

Don't worry, we have historians just as capable working here too.