-~-Enver Pasha, one of the triumvirate rulers publicly declared on 19 May 1916:
"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."
In reply to US Ambassador Morgenthau who was deploring the massacres against Armenians and attributing them to irresponsible subalterns and underlings in the distant provinces, Enver's reply was:
"You are greatly mistaken. We have this country absolutely under our control. I have no desire to shift the blame onto our underlings and I am entirely willing to accept the responsibility myself for everything that has taken place."
-~-Talat Pasha, in a conversation with Dr. Mordtmann of the German Embassy in June 1915:
"Turkey is taking advantage of the war in order to thoroughly liquidate (grundlich aufzaumen) its internal foes, i.e., the indigenous Christians, without being thereby disturbed by foreign intervention."
After the German Ambassador persistently brought up the Armenian question in 1918, Talat said 'with a smile':
"What on earth do you want? The question is settled. There are no more Armenians."
-~-Cemal Pasha, to a German officer upon seeing the deportations in Mamure said:
"I am ashamed of my nation (Ich schame mich fur meine Nation)"
-~-Prince Abdul Mecid, heir-Apparent to the Ottoman Throne, during an interview:
"I refer to those awful massacres. They are the greatest stain that has ever disgraced our nation and race. They were entirely the work of Talat and Enver. I heard some days before they began that they were intended. I went to Istanbul and insisted on seeing Enver. I asked him if it was true that they intended to recommence the massacres which had been our shame and disgrace under Abdul Hamid. The only reply I could get from him was: 'It is decided. It is the program.'
-~-Mustafa Arif, Minister of Interior stated on 13 December 1918:
"Surely a few Armenians aided and abetted our enemy, and a few Armenian Deputies committed crimes against the Turkish nation... it is incumbent upon a government to pursue the guilty ones. Unfortunately, our wartime leaders, imbued with a spirit of brigandage, carried out the law of deportation in a manner that could surpass the proclivities of the most bloodthirsty bandits. They decided to exterminate the Armenians, and they did exterminate them."
-~-Adolf Hitler to Wehrmacht commanders at his Obersalzberg home on August 22, 1939, a week before the German invasion of Poland:
"Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formation in readiness -- for the present only in the East -- with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space (Lebensraum) which we need. Who, after all, speaks to-day of the annihilation of the Armenians?"
(translated by Louis P. Lochner)
-~-Henry Morgenthau Sr., U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Ambassador Morgenthau's Story, 1919:
"When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race; they understood this well, and, in their conversations with me, they made no particular attempt to conceal the fact. . . . I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915."
-~-British Viscount James Bryce,October 6, 1915, speech:
"The massacres are the result of a policy which, as far as can be ascertained, has been entertained for some considerable time by the gang of unscrupulous adventurers who are now in possession of the Government of the Turkish Empire. They hesitated to put it in practice until they thought the favorable moment had come, and that moment seems to have arrived about the month of April."
in House of Lords, Hansard (5th series), Vol. XIX, 6 October 1915:
"I am sorry to say that such information has reached me from many quarters goes to show that the figure of 800,000 which the noble earl thought incredible as a possible total for those who have been destroyed since May last is, unfortunately, quite a possilbe number. That is because the proceedings taken have been so absolutely premeditated and systematic, the massacres are the result of a policy which, as far as can be ascertained, has been entertained for some considerable time by the gang who are now in possession of the government of the Turkish Empire."
-~-Count Wolff-Metternich, German Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire July 10, 1916, cable to the German Chancellor:
"In its attempt to carry out its purpose to resolve the Armenian question by the destruction of the Armenian race, the Turkish government has refused to be deterred neither by our representations, nor by those of the American Embassy, nor by the delegate of the Pope, nor by the threats of the Allied Powers, nor in deference to the public opinion of the West representing one-half of the world."
-~-Wangenheim, German ambassador in the Ottoman Empire to the Reichskanzler Behtmann-Hollweg on June 17, 1915:
"Deportation of the Armenians from their homes in the vilayets of Eastern Anatolia, and their resettlement in other regions is implemented cruelly..." "...it becomes obvious that deportation of the Armenians arises not only from military necessity, the internal minister Talaat Bey told about it honestly to Doctor Mortsman, who is employed at the Empire Embassy now. Talaat said: "The Sublime Porte intends to make use of the world war for cleaning the whole country from internal enemies, the local Christians, so that foreign countries won't hinder doing it by their diplomatic interference. This measure will serve to the interests of all allies of Turkey, especially the Germans and so the latters will be able to consolidate"
-~-Theodore Roosevelt, on May 11, 1918, letter to Cleveland Hoadley Dodge:
" ...the Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it ... the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense."
-~-Herbert Hoover, The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, 1952:
"The association of Mount Ararat and Noah, the staunch Christians who were massacred periodically by the Mohammedan Turks, and the Sunday School collections over fifty years for alleviating their miseries—all cumulate to impress the name Armenia on the front of the American mind."
-~-Victor Hugo: "A throat slit in Paris is called a murder, 50000 throats slit in the East and it is a question."
-~-Orhan Pamuk, famous Turkish author stated (and was put on trial for making this statement) in February, 2005:
"one million Armenians were killed in these lands and nobody but me dares to talk about it."
-~-John Evans, US ambassador to Armenia (fired soon after the following quote) said to American Armenians on February 19, 2005:
"Today I shall call this Armenian genocide. I think that we, the US government, owe you, our fellow citizens, a more straightforward and honest discussion of this problem. I can tell you as a person who has studied this problem - I have no doubts about what happened.I think that it is inappropriate for us, the Americans, to play with words in this case. I believe that we must call a spade a spade."
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