Posted by Iraqi Panch from ? (22.214.171.124) on Friday, April 25, 2003 at 7:31PM :
In Reply to: Re: Assyrian Genocide of 1915 by the Turkish Gov. posted by Ashuriena from dialup-126.96.36.199.Dial1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (188.8.131.52) on Friday, April 25, 2003 at 6:12PM :
: I understand what you're saying; however, not everyone has forgotten our martyrs. Just because our "leaders" have, that does not mean that we have. I, for one, will never ever forget our martyrs. I don't deem the individuals you listed as our "leaders" or anything similar to that. Our real leaders are in Iraq fighting for our eetoota. If they forget, that just shows that they are not real Assyrians. Also, just because you've seen some horrible things from people's so-called "Assyrianism", that does not mean that no one else has pure Assyrianism.
+++I don't believe we are fighting for anything in Iraq...I believe we are hiding, praying and trying to get along...the Christians that is...I don't hold to the quaint idea that all Assyrians HAVE to be Christian...or HAVE to do anything. There are more Muslim Assyrians and babylonians and Sumerians in Iraq than there are Christian ones...and they run the country, or did.
+++You are merely focusing on the Christian ones,...and why? Because they are the ones who TALK the most about being Assyrian...an odd sort distinction when we and they do absolutely nothing about being Assyrian.
+++Fine, go to a church once a week...but where is there an Assyrian building...or function, you can go to once a week...and I don't mean to shake our asses in either.
+++besides...and this is tiring...the people who were killed are NOT MARTYRS. I find it degrading and humiliating, two things we seem to cherish...to call every Christian Assyrian killeda "martyr". The word has a specific meaning and to bandy it about only underscoresd what miserable wretches we have become..."pity us PLEASE"!
+++How about all the Muslims killed in Iraq...what were they, "terrorists"?
+++Show me a positive side to Assyrianism and I'll be your's.
-- Iraqi Panch
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