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It is all a question of context isn't it?

Reader comment on item: Death and Exile: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ottoman Muslims, 1821-1922
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Submitted by Mojo (Netherlands), Dec 18, 2006 at 11:18

How typical it is, that you forget the pillagings, rapings, impalements and various other creative methods used by the Crusaders even before the Ottomans were anywhere to be seen my friend. It is a generally accepted fact that The Ottomans were not the most aggressive Empire in the World, looking at the others form which they learned the tricks of the trade,,,,

It's always a question of context. So is this.

I hold that the Armenian deportations was instigated out of fear. Again recently the Armenians have shown not to be a reliable neigbour, they have yet again sided up with another entity ( this time France) against their neighbour Turkey. If they were really out to make peace with the Turks, this would not have come to their minds as a wise move. Therefore, Turkey is right at this moment and will always be right to keep the door closed for Armenians, for the rest of time. They are not to be trusted. All future generations shall be educated accordingly.


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