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Old 11-22-2019, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DrDeth View Post
Well, that one is much more debatable. I mean, there was a war and the Armenians did side with the enemy, and what happened is less well known, not to mention it is hard to tell if the Government actually organized a planned systemic genocide. The Ottoman Empire was falling apart and massively corrupt and incompetent, so perhaps the "planned" part is questionable, as it's reasonable to doubt they could plan a birthday party, let alone a genocide.

Most experts consider it so, but it's somewhat debatable whereas the Nazi genocide is not.
It is very clearly supported by the historical record that the Ottomans orchestrated the Armenian genocide from the highest levels of government.

The Pashas (the 3 joint leaders of the Ottoman Empire at the time) admitted (or arguably bragged) as much.

Originally Posted by Talat Pasha
Turkey is taking advantage of the war in order to thoroughly liquidate its internal foes, i.e., the indigenous Christians, without being thereby disturbed by foreign intervention. What on earth do you want? The question is settled. There are no more Armenians.
Originally Posted by Enver Pasha
The Ottoman Empire should be cleaned up of the Armenians and the Lebanese. We have destroyed the former by the sword, we shall destroy the latter through starvation.