Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ummm

Very odd title to this piece in the Guardian. The idea is to re-iterate that not only Armenians were killed in the Turkish slaughters of 1915, but also Pontic Greeks and Suriani. Fair enough, and no problems there - but the title is "Forgetting the Christians who were slaughtered is nearly as bad as denying it happened." Now, it's not my period (habitual historian get-out clause) but to my knowledge one of the primary reasons that the Armenians were a targeted minority within Turkey was the fact that they were, well, Christian.

Oh and watch for some tasty revionism served up in the comments: Armenians were a dangerous fifth column. And not that many were killed anyway. So that's all right then.

2 Comments:

Blogger Serf said...

I guess they just forgot the word other.

2:37 pm  
Blogger Brituncula said...

It does throw an interesting new light on the Easter Rising, doesn't it? According to the "all the Armenians' fault anyway" view we'd have been justified in having quite a nice little massacre ourselves.

6:28 pm  

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