As a strictly Armenian Mathematician, it is not my way of writing critics to incompetent articles that often are posted in non-Armenian language media. Moreover, my last 25 years of careful sociologically oriented computations have gotten me to the prime directive to never publically write articles in languages other than Armenian (especially mathematical research work). Nevertheless, as our Armenian media is being forced to promote the assimilation and abolition of our mother tongue, by the same “globalization” juggernaut, I am being forced to write this critic in English. May our forefather Saint Mesrob Mashtoz forgive us all?
On the day of the decision by the French Senate to criminalize Genocide denialism, the article “Ten Suggestions For Turkey To Face Its Own History” by Hayk Demoyan, was posted online in the English section of Asbarez media [see HD or HD-0]. It would not have prompted my attention so much, if the article was written by someone other than Hayk Demoyan. Moreover, the fact that the author is the director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute at Dzidzernagabert did not surprise me either, since I have grown accustomed to the incompetence that spreads among the Republic’s current officials. What is indeed ironic, or perhaps funny, is that the author of this article had previously and officially stated that Kemal Atatürk rescued Armenian women and children during the Armenian Genocide [see HD-1]. Furthermore, this author approved the Turkish-Armenian Protocols, and during the Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s visit to Yerevan, he was directly or indirectly involved in turning the lights off in Dzidzernagabert Genocide monument in order not to displease Gul’s Turkish-ness feelings during the football match game [See Yergir Media archives for the prove: YM-1 and YM-2].
As a direct descendant of Genocide survivors, I am furious. Who is this author fooling now? Does he think we can simply forget what historically he has chosen to stand for? What monstrosity is implied by “not to displease” our arch-foe, denialist and criminal nation’s president’s feelings by desecrating the sanctuary and memorial of our martyred forefathers?
Also, can any Armenian agree on whether this simplistic and naïve article’s 10 minimalist and loser-mentality oriented steps are enough until 2023? And how dare he spit such a date in our face? The centennial of Turkish Republic? Who is he working for?
Now that we, the Armenian Nation, want to wake up from the 95-year sleep and are heading towards demanding the return of Western Armenian land (based on US President, Wilson Woodrow’s Arbitration, see [AB-1]), this author wants us to get back to sleep for another 11 years.
Mr. Demoyan, it is best for you, first of all, to apologize to the Armenian Nation for the mistakes that you have committed. And then respectfully resign your post, since you have failed to fulfill your duties.
On another note, does Asbarez actually proof-read its posted articles? Or they simply use the Dr. Copy-Paste’s algorithm (see [GY-1])? Because there are several misspellings in this author’s article. Also, some of the sentences in his article do not make sense in English. In particular, the anomalous statements do not form coherent English paragraphs (e.g. is the document a legal document or an outline of his To-Do list, in which case: why is Asbarez publishing Hayk Demoyan’s To-Do list?). Unfortunately, there are basic historic and geographic mistakes as well. For example, where is Anatolia? Does the author mean the infamous “Eastern Anatolia”, a terminology that Turkish revisionist historians invented, or the actual historic Anatolia? In the latter case, the referred location would be way off the indigenous Assyrian population area (no disrespect to Assyrians, in fact, I lived among them, and grieve for their similar fate under the same Turkish genocidal hands. But the geography is flawed in this author’s article).
I have been following the military activities of Turkey and Azerbaijan very closely; it is quite unclear where the author got the fact about the Azeri military activity in Northern Cyprus? What is he talking about? Why would Turkey train Azerbaijani officers on the territory of occupied Northern Cyprus? In order to occupy Cyprus or Artsakh, and for the latter case, would not that be a little foolish? Why does one train military troops in a marine environment to be deployed in a mountainous environment? Again, it’s not that the Turks are not training Azerbaijanies, but simply the geography is flawed in his article. It may also be the case that the Azerbaijanies have better on-the-fields military experience than the current Turkish gendarmeries, and therefore in essence, be able to train the Turkish mountainous troops in the top of the art mountainous warfare. In this respect, it is quite interesting that historically, no important battle was victoriously fought by the Turks. Their victories were always either guaranteed or granted to them by Kurds, Janissaries, Germans, Bolsheviks or NATO. Our great General Antranik knew this fact very well: “Ottoman might is a bluff”.
My point here is that the article is putting bluffs in the Armenian people’s mind. And such bluffs in most cases have boomerang effects. No doubt, the author seems to be poorly trained in military affairs. Or maybe, he is actually trying to redress our adversaries, putting irrelevant and loser-mentality oriented words in our mouths.
My advice to the author (as well as the current incompetent government of Republic of Armenia) is to enforce the same judiciary rule that was passed in French Senate, on the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Finally, I want to remind the author with his own sarcastic metaphor (which he shamelessly used in other articles of his, labeling some of our true intellectuals): “A barking dog never bites.”
So now, Mr. Demoyan, stop barking and start biting.
Author: Haro Mherian, Mathematician/Software Architect/Film Maker
Note: This critique’s title of “Gambler’s Ruin” may be subsequently continued, targeting the incompetence of the current officials of the Republic. The gamblers in ruin are the Armenian people, who are unknowingly engaged in a life threatening gambling game with their oligarchic masters and incompetent leaders, not reckoning the well-known axiom of Probability Theory called “The Gambler’s Ruin.” The danger of the antinational virus has now penetrated through the bones of our Motherland, and therefore it is my duty to speak up and protest.
[AB-1]: Ara Babyan - http://www.wilsonforarmenia.org/
[HD]: “Ten Suggestions For Turkey To Face Its Own History” by Hayk Demoyan: http://asbarez.com/100463/ten-suggestions-for-turkey-to-face-its-own-history/
[HD-0] “Ten Suggestions For Turkey To Face Its Own History” by Hayk Demoyan: http://www.genocide-museum.am/eng/g_brief_13.php
[HD-1]: Friends and neighbors in The Economists. http://www.economist.com/node/12304946?story_id=E1_TNPDQJQG&CFID=161744713&CFTOKEN=30139637
[GY-1]: “On Ethics and Opportunism in Science” by Gevorg Yazichyan: http://www.ardarutyun.org/?p=4195&lang=en
[YM-1]: Commenting Turkish Provocations – 1, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ftbYEc4lE4&feature=related
[YM-2]: Commenting Turkish Provocations – 2, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qukOXF--8zg