Turkish-armenian Atrocities In 1915 Genocide

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Veteran Member
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    The worst atrocities in human history were carried out by the Turks who wanted to eliminate the entire Armenian population.

    I was shocked to read of how the Turks murdered the Armenians, entire families at a time. Brutal Turkish gangs would bet on whether a pregnant Armenian woman's child was male or female, then cut her open to settle the bet.

    When entire towns were on a forced march to where they would be slaughtered, Turks would commit unspeakable tortures on the way, one of which I can't even retell.

    Hal
     
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    Here where I live in Fresno Ca. there is a large Armenian population and I first became aware of the Turk atrocities from my contact with them and later in reading about it.
     
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    @Hal Pollner

    My Freshman Algebra Teacher's name was "Yeksigian"; everybody had trouble pronouncing it, so on the fiotrst day of class he explained: "Yek,....Sig,....Ian.....easy as that. My Mother, astute observer of ethnicity, told me he is Armenian; l later learned many Armenian names ended in "ian", which means "son of".......Yeksigian was a great Math teacher, easy to understand, firm and no nonsense. He once threw a young hoodlum out of the room by suddenly standing up, pointing at the door, and raging "GET OUT!".

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    I have been thinking of racism lately. Not just here. The Truks were definitely cruel racists. It is a common evil and I am not sure what can be done even in this day and age to stop it. IMHO BLM is divisive and sometimes people worry it will be reverse racism. I much prefer urbancare.com to help people of color get what they want and need. The funny thing (not haha) that is not taught about slavery in America is that the continent of Africa maintained many warring tribes. The winners of skermishes took the prisoners who survived to the coast to sell to the Europeans! Whites were not hardy enough to handle the diseases and terrain to make it worth their while to venture too far inland, I would think. Black on Black warfare produced the slaves that were brought to the new world. As horrible as slavery was, there is more to the story than was told.
    The powerful taking advantage of the weak. And we did.
    What we did to the American Indians as atrocious. It was not as depicted in the westerns of our childhood. The Nazis and the Jews. War atrocities! China and Japan. C China now harvests organs from imprisoned pacifists.
    Bullying happens in schools. It is like racism. Someone is different. Let's pick on him.
     
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  5. Hal Pollner

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    Well stated, Mary.
    Hal
     
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    I was in on multinational war games during the '70's. We did a couple of exercises with Turkish Marines. Wow, these guys are intimidating! I have no doubt that they would relish holding you down and plucking out your eyeball.
     
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