An Open Letter to President Biden About the Armenian Genocide
By Sevak Bagumyan
Dear Mr. President:
Greetings; Hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits.
As Turkey continues to assault its neighbors and engage in ethnic cleansing against its citizen minorities, and as we approach April 24 – Armenian Genocide commemoration date, I ponder:
If Turkey were held responsible for the Armenian Genocide, would it prevent the Holocaust?
If Turkey were held responsible for past ethnic cleansing and genocide against Greeks, Assyrians, Alevis, Kurds, Jews, Armenians, and Yizidis, would it prevent Turkey’s current ethnic cleansing against its minorities, especially the Kurds?
If Turkey were held responsible for its past crimes against humanity, would Turkey today engage in land grab including cultural and historical misappropriations?
If Turkey and its past leadership were held responsible for war and human crimes including genocide, would its current leader label all who dissent or disagree with him including his own citizen – students, all opposition politicians, LGBT community, Kurds, Armenians, Greeks, Yizidiz, Jews – as ‘terrorists’ deserving to be immediately eliminated?
If Turkey were held responsible for past war and human crimes, would Turkey today
support lslamist terrorist organizations throughout the world including Hamas with $, men, home base — full political and military support – to commit terror against Israel and other nations?
If Turkey were held responsible for the Armenian Genocide, would Turkey in 2020 condone and cajole with full political and military support including thousands of Syrian jihadi terrorist sent to Azerbaijan to attack and behead Armenians?
If Turkey were timely held responsible for the Armenian Genocide, would it prevent Hitler coming to power to utter the following words when calling for the total slaughter
and elimination of the Jewish people: “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians” [August 22, 1939]?
In conclusion, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Sevak S. Bagumyan, Esq.