Articles by: David Boyajian

What Lies Beneath: President Biden’s Deceptive Acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide

What Lies Beneath: President Biden’s Deceptive Acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide

  President Biden’s April 24 statement acknowledging the Armenian Genocide (1915–1923+) carried out by Turkey was welcome but flawed.  Indeed, “Turkey” appears nowhere in the document.  Moreover, the State Department swiftly undermined Biden’s virtuous-sounding words. American acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide isn’t even new.  The U.S. House has passed several resolutions on the Genocide.   And a nearly unanimous Congress did[Read More…]

by 27/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
U.S. Air Force personnel walk past an entry at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. STAFF SGT. REBECCAH A. WOODROW U.S. AIR FORCE

Key U.S. air base in Turkey sits on property stolen from Armenians during the genocide

Suppose the U.S. built and operated a military base in Germany on property confiscated from Jews during the Holocaust. America, Jewish Americans, Germany, and Israel would have reached a principled resolution years ago. Now consider Incirlik (EEN-jeer-leek) Air Base in Turkey. American taxpayers and the Army Corps of Engineers built it 67 years ago. Its 3,320 acres are home to[Read More…]

by 22/04/2021 Comments are Disabled World
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Sanction the Axis of Mercenary and Terrorist Evil: Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia

Azerbaijan deployed thousands of mercenaries in last year’s 44-day war that it and Turkey waged against Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabagh and Armenia. Azerbaijan thereby flagrantly violated the UN’s International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries (UNMERC) which it signed in 1997. Forty-six countries have signed UNMERC including Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and Poland. These mercenaries are not[Read More…]

by 25/02/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Why Azerbaijan is Unfit to Rule over the Armenians of Artsakh

Why Azerbaijan is Unfit to Rule over the Armenians of Artsakh

Corrupt, sadistic, and run by a hereditary dictatorship, Azerbaijan is unfit to rule over others, least of all Armenian Christians. Yet that iniquity could materialize due to the recent 44-day war by Azerbaijan, Turkey, and terrorist jihadis against the Artsakh Republic (Nagorno-Karabagh) and Armenia. The November 9, 2020 armistice could force democratic, Armenian-governed Artsakh (pop. 150,000) into Azerbaijan’s (pop. 10[Read More…]

by 20/01/2021 1 comment World
The New Kings of Jihadist Terrorism: Azerbaijan and Turkey

The New Kings of Jihadist Terrorism: Azerbaijan and Turkey

The vicious war against the Armenian Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) and Armenia by Azerbaijan, Turkey, and thousands of their jihadist terrorists has passed the one month mark. The jihadis’ presence, which includes ISIS, is consistent with the debauched political cultures and national ambitions of Azerbaijan and Turkey.  It also tells us that the U.S./NATO/EU stance towards those countries continues to[Read More…]

by 30/10/2020 2 comments World
The Case for Affirming the Independence of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabagh

The Case for Affirming the Independence of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabagh

  In recent years, many territories’ declarations of independence have been justifiably affirmed through international agreements.  The Republic of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabagh’s declaration of independence from Azerbaijan three decades ago is as legitimate as any of those. Artsakh is the republic’s ancient Armenian name. Artsakh and Christian Armenia have been under attack by Azerbaijan, Turkey, jihadist terrorists, and ISIS since September 27. [Read More…]

by 19/10/2020 2 comments World
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Avoiding World War III in the Caucasus

  “The Caucasus is Ground Zero in the New Cold War between the U.S. and Russia.” I wrote that several years ago, and it’s still true, particularly after Christian Armenia decisively repulsed a mid-July attack by Muslim Azerbaijan. Perhaps dozens of Azeris died in the battles, including a major-general, colonel, and two majors.  Armenia reported far fewer deaths and captured[Read More…]

by 14/08/2020 1 comment World
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives the ADL’s ‘Courage to Care’ award from ADL National Director Abraham Foxman in New York. June 10, 2005. (Photo: jta.org)

The ADL’s “Task Force on Middle East Minorities”: A Con Job?      

Hardly anyone — Jewish or otherwise — believes that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) genuinely cares about the welfare of Christian, Muslim, and other non-Jewish minorities in the Middle East. After all, contrary to its claim to be a civil/human rights champion and “secure … fair treatment for all,” the ADL is essentially a political organization. So when it launched its[Read More…]

by 20/06/2020 3 comments World
What the U.S. House’s Impeachment Inquiry Wouldn’t Ask Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

What the U.S. House’s Impeachment Inquiry Wouldn’t Ask Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Turkey, the increasingly wayward NATO member, has been making more national and international headlines than usual. On Oct. 29, for instance, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed (405-11) Resolution 296.  It recognized the Armenian, Assyrian, Greek, and other Christian genocides committed by Turkey. A contentious, widely criticized White House meeting involving President Trump, Turkey’s autocratic President Erdogan, and Republican[Read More…]

by 30/11/2019 Comments are Disabled World
The Phony Anti-Defamation League’s Genocide Legislation

The Phony Anti-Defamation League’s Genocide Legislation

  Why did I testify at the Massachusetts State House on Oct. 7 against legislation that would require public schools to teach the Jewish Holocaust, Armenian and Greek Genocides, and other genocides and “atrocities”? Good question, especially as I’m an Armenian American journalist and activist.  My Christian grandparents landed on these shores over 120 years ago. My answers: A brazenly[Read More…]

by 08/11/2019 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Hypocritical Jewish Organizations and the Armenian Genocide

Hypocritical Jewish Organizations and the Armenian Genocide

  “It’s all about the Benjamins [$100 bills], baby,” Tweeted Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in February.  She was accusing super-wealthy AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) of bribing Congress into supporting Israel. AIPAC, ADL (Anti-Defamation League), AJC (American Jewish Committee), B’nai B’rith, and Congress condemned Omar as anti-Jewish. 2,153 persons at JewsWithIlhan.org, though, defended her. AIPAC can’t legally donate to politicians.[Read More…]

by 25/06/2019 2 comments Human Rights
Blundering American Ambassadors Unmask the War on Terror

Blundering American Ambassadors Unmask the War on Terror

We know that U.S. ambassadors tend to be bureaucratic and boring. If you challenge them forcefully, however, the resulting outbursts can provide stunning insights into their ineptitude and State Department policies. Consider the mind-boggling statements made by then-Ambassador to Armenia Richard M. Mills during the Q & A at Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cambridge, MA. I had bluntly questioned[Read More…]

by 17/11/2018 1 comment World
Armenia’s People-Power Revolution, Russia, and the Western Bloc

Armenia’s People-Power Revolution, Russia, and the Western Bloc

  As we write this, massive peaceful civil actions against Armenia’s establishment have continued under the leadership of Nikol Pashinyan, a National Assembly (N.A.) member who is part of the opposition Yelk (Way Out) Alliance. Though widely unpopular Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has been forced to resign, his Republican Party (RPA) still has a narrow majority (58 of 105) in[Read More…]

by 04/05/2018 1 comment World
Hillary Clinton, The Queen Of Flip-Floppery, On Genocide

Hillary Clinton, The Queen Of Flip-Floppery, On Genocide

                            Few people can honestly dispute that Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) is the Queen of Flip-Floppery and that her flip-flop record is lengthy: The North American Free Trade Agreement, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Cuban embargo, Keystone oil pipeline, sanctuary cities, same-sex marriage, charter schools, and more. But[Read More…]

by 11/10/2016 4 comments World