Posted by andreas from p3EE3C6F0.dip.t-dialin.net (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 12:41PM :
In Reply to: Re: Now Why... posted by Lilly from D007012.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 12:23PM :
: Oh, by "Christian persecution" I'm referring strictly to the Turkish politically motivated religious persecution of Assyrians, Armenians, & Pontic Greeks that occurred in the early 1900's... not to any other "persecutions" Peter et al. would probably want to include.
+++ I'd suggest a full historical portray with nothing left out.
E.g. focussing on the Turks but leaving out the Kurds would not be correct.
On the other hand I find it absurd to include the "Sacking of Niniveh":
That's a clear fact of exploiting the feelings of genocide victims and of manipulating them as a collective malleable for ideological or simple personal power political purposes.
+++ What's generally lacking on part of Peter (Basoo ?) and his ideological paratroopers are clear concepts and definitions. Instead one finds a sprawling & enforced national mythology to serve party political ends.
That has alienated already many people from standing by Assyrians.
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