Continue of Exclusive interview with Samuel A. Weems...
TDN: How successfully or poorly has the Turkish government, public, and
Turkish Americans responded to the allegations of genocide?
WEEMS: I know a few Turkish Americans who are true champions for
Turkey. The sad truth is that they are too few and they have little
funding to compete against a well-oiled and funded Armenian lobby
organization. The Armenians have perhaps 40-50 full time professionals in
Washington D.C. doing nothing but working each and every day to undercut Turkey
and Azerbaijan and promote themselves for more foreign aid taxpayer
funding. Turkish Americans have 0 staff and office working for them in
Washington, D.C. The Turks really should do more to protect
themselves. All they have to do is tell the truth! Here is an
eye-opening calculation: Armenians, in the last 10 years, have probably
spent about 14 million dollars to support all
the political candidates that they did. When those candidates got elected,
Armenian got 1.4 billion dollars in the same 10 years as U.S. Foreign Aid.
That is, for every one dollar Armenian Americans "invested," they got
back in U.S. aid to Armenia! 100 to 1 return! This is better return
Las Vegas casinos! Wake up Turkish Americans! Get involved!
TDN: What aspects of your book do you expect Armenians will criticize most?
WEEMS: How about the front cover, the back cover, and every word in
between! They have already started. I received my first Armenian hate
email just yesterday. The Armenian said my book was "lies, lies,
lies" and was "nothing but Turkish revisionism." What makes
this comment so interesting is the fact that this person made all those wild
accusations about my book without even reading it yet, because it hasn't been
printed as yet.
I expect Armenians to attack each and every word in my book. I also expect
them to attack me with their off-the-wall comments. This has been the
Armenian trademark since 1918. If anyone doesn't toe the line and say and
do what Armenians want and demand, they are attacked.
They attacked soon to be United States President Hubert Hoover when he
tried to help them at the end of World War I. Mr. Hoover didn't want to
give U.S. dollars to corrupt dictators without checks and balances, to
insure the money was used for the people. The Armenians, of course, didn't
want any part of honesty, so they attacked him. They attacked an American
navy admiral and a U.S. Army colonel because these brave and honest
American soldiers objected to Armenian misrepresentations, corruption, and
massacre tall tales. The Armenians attacked United States President
Woodrow Wilson because he refused to give them Muslim land from "sea to
sea" (that is from Trabzon in the Black Sea to Adana in the Mediterranean)
and would not spend ¾ billion dollars and commit 70,000 American troops to
clear the Muslim lands for Armenians. Armenians attacked the United States
Senate, because they refused to vote for an Armenian mandate in 1920. Had
the Senate voted to send American troops to give Muslim lands to Armenians, the
United States would have involved itself in its first Vietnam of the 20th
century. Armenians even attacked American Christians and missionaries
because they didn't help them enough. Seems, as though they felt that $50
million dollars from the American Christian community was not enough.
Another little known fact is that the Armenians borrowed another $50
million from the United States government in 1919, with promises to pay
back. Armenians cut a deal and became Communists in 1920 and said to the
U.S., because they were now Communists, they didn't have to repay the loan.
Now, I will ask an accountant friend of mine to calculate for me just how
much that $50 million is with all the interest, compounded over the years.
Some say it could reach billions of dollars. As an American taxpayer, I
demand that Armenia pay back the loan to my country. That's my tax money
they are sitting on.
As you can see, I will be in good company each time an Armenian attacks me!
TDN: Are parts of the U.S. media biased, if so why, and what can be done?
WEEMS: There is no question but that some media is biased. However,
it is not uncommon to read good travel articles about Turkey. I think the
problem is that the 40-50 Armenian professionals who lobby the media, and the
Turks don't. This is a sad truth and only the Turks themselves can make a
commitment, put their money where their mouth is, and provide an alternative to
the present day one-sided Armenians who provide day after day slanted
information. The Turks should be presenting truth rather than silence!
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