Friday, June 24, 2005

U.S. State Department Covering Up Hellenic Genocide

This recent op-ed by AHI (American Hellenic Institute) head Gene Rossides details the U.S. State Department's biased re-writing on Holocausts involving Greeks:

The State Department’s web site on Cyprus is false and misleading with serious errors of fact and omission. It amounts to a deliberate attempt to rewrite history and to cover-up the State Department’s unlawful conduct in 1974 and its continuing efforts to mislead the public and Congress.

A concerned phil-hellene I once knew related to me on how he wrote a letter to the U.S. State Department, after reading Marjorie Housepian Dobkin's historical narrative on the Smyrna Massacre and the details surrounding the hundreds of thousands of Greeks who were killed by Kemal Ataturk's Turkish armies, only to get a form letter from this U.S. State Department repeating its official claim, something to the effect that only "2,000 Greek and Turkish civilians died in the Smyrna fire caused by unknown reasons..."


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