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Turkish amnesia

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jul 22, 2010 at 17:40

vehbi cam wrote :

"napalm was not used. forced etnic cleaning and colonisation is a total lie."

If there is any nation suffering from acute amnesia it is no doubt Turkey. The Turks exterminated 1,5 mln Armenians and can't remember any genocide they committed at all . Their demi-god Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Pasha aka Ataturk had c. 1 000 000 Greeks murdered in Asia Minor but no Turk remembers having burnt alive Greeks or decapitated and slaughtering them in Smyrna under the eyes of the entire world . The Turks don't remember slaughtering the Kurds and the Assyrians either . But what they allegedly "remember" is that all the above mentioned victims of Turkish sadism and jihadism were trying to kill the Turks with the known result that there are now no Greeks, no Armenians and no Assyrians in Turkey while Turks have never stopped multiplying and expanding. Remarkable , isn't it ?

Now as it seems another forgetful and impudent Turk comes here and declares the naplam bombs the Turks did extensively drop e.g. on the camps in Athalassa in Nicosia to burn alive Cypriote National Guardsmen ( just as their grandfatehr burnt alive Greeks in churches) were no naplam bombs at all . The whole world saw the terrorist Turkish napalm raids and remembers them quite well but typically not a Turk ! Anyway , remebering such things in Turkey is dangerous if we remember that saying a bad thing about Turkey in Turkey may bring immediately a jail sentence up to 3 years . Fear no doubt contributes to multiple Turkish memory holes.

Anyway, imagine that the numerous victims who somehow survived the Turkish MASSIVE use of napalm which targeted not just barracks but hospitals, schools, hotels, elderly-houses, psychiatric clinics, Greek Orthodox monasteries etc. were later treated in hospitals and a scientific study of the napalm wounds received in Cyprus was published in 1979 and is available online : "Burns caused by napalm bombs" by C.G. Rossis and A.M. Yiacoumettis from "Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, Military Hospital, Athens". According to your "expertise" in denial of reality the wounds treated on Greek (and no Turkish ! ) patients must have been self-inflicted , needn't they ?

To your impudent denial of the notorious use of the naplam bombs by the Turkish invaders you add also this lie "forced etnic cleaning and colonisation is a total lie" .

Will you kindly explain to us what happened to some 180 000 000 Greeks who had inhabited Northern Cyprus for centuries in teh summer of 1974 ? Why aren't there any Greeks no more where their ancestors have dwelt for 1500 years ? Isn't it for the same reason there are no Greeks in Asia Minor now ? They were all either exterminated or expelled by Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Pasha's true disciples. Another interesting question for you would be this : How did it happen that 18% of the Turkish population received suddenly 37% of the territory of the island ? Is it also part of the Turks' jihadist justice ?

As to mass colonisation of Northern Cyprus through Anatolians , have you ever looked at the official demography statistics from Northern Cyprus ? It follows from them one curious thing. The Turkish population there increases every year by more than the birth and death rates should justify. According to the Turkish Cypriot daily "Yeniduzen" from 14.2.1990 the number of settlers from Turkey in the meantime has reached more than 80,000 while the Turkish Cypriot population is not more than 100,000. It means that if you take 10 Trukish inhabitants 8 of them have recently been imported from Anatolia and soon Turkish Cypriotes will be a minority ! Yet you state that "colonisation is a total lie". Definitely someone is a liar here .

It's interesting that after 1974 some 30 000 real Cypriote Turks emigrated from Cyrpus as they had learned the contrast between the British rule and the Turkish misgovernment , corruption and arbitrariness . It seems that Turkey can keep the north of Cyprus only by replacing the local Turks who remember better times under the British with the semi-litterate Anatolians who display typical Turkish amnesia and conformism.

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