AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW AMERICAN-ARMENIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS Adr-ani-kalayjian-an-open-letter-to-my-fellow-american-armenian-brothers-and-sisters&catid=56%3Aramgavar-mamoul&Itemid=27&lang=en
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:00

Dr. Ani Kalayjian, Cliffside Park, New Jersey, U.S.A

Aleppo now

My cousin, a 60 years of age diabetic male, has been kidnapped from
his own mechanic shop in Aleppo, Syria, by the Syrian opposition. For
the last five months the opposition has been targeting the Armenian
Christian minority in Aleppo, Damascus, Azez, and Der Zor. They
have systematically destroyed Armenian churches, Armenian schools,
nursing homes, and Armenian neighborhoods.

I called my other cousin and could hear the bombs blasting at any
hour of the day and night. The opposition is waging war against the
Assad government, but Armenians have nothing to do with this war.

Although loyal to their country's government, Armenians are also
loyal to their neighbors, and humanity at large. My other cousin
has been hiding in the basement of her daughter's house, in fear,
with the house shaking from the

Armenian Quarter of Nor Kyoogh

blasts, afraid they can no longer live there. Just a day ago they
blasted a huge truck in the middle of a courtyard in Aleppo, killing
many innocent people. The government is not the force behind all
this destruction-it is the Syrian opposition that we Americans are

In 1915 Syria opened its arms when Ottoman Turks were annihilating
Armenians and throwing them out of their homes of 3,000 years.

One-and-a half million Armenians were systematically annihilated, and
others walked through the Arabian deserts to make it to Syria. Since
1915 Armenians have been building Aleppo, Azez, Latakia, Damascus,
Kesab, Der Zor, and other parts of Syria. Armenians have their own
private schools, churches, and community centers. Now in 2012,
97 years after the Genocide, Armenians are being subjected to
another mass trauma of murder, destruction, ransacking, kidnapping,
and torture. The Syrian opposition is backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar,
and Turkey. Turkey has been selling arms to the opposition and finding
any excuse to attack the border in northern Syria, which is populated
by Christian minority Armenians. Turkey has taken advantage of this
chaotic war situation and has destroyed the Genocide memorial and
the Armenian Church in Der Zor.

The opposition also threw elderly Armenian residents out of
the Armenian Elders Home in Bostampasha and turned it into their
headquarters to send bombs and missiles to destroy the rest of the
Armenian community. These Armenian older adults had been thrown out of
their homes at the beginning of their lives by Ottoman Turks, and now,
once again, at the last stage of their lives, they are being thrown
out of their homes by Syrian opposition forces and Turkish criminals.

I am a humanitarian worker and President of the Meaningfulworld, a
charitable organization, servicing the world in over 45 countries, and
it hurts me in the core to not being able to go to Syria and help the
surviving community that is in shell shock, experiencing severe trauma.

Masbah Farook, Boostan Pasha

Where is the UN Declaration for Human Rights? When we contacted the
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, their response
was that their office is in the dark and cannot help. Where is justice?

What can we do to stop this madness? Why is the opposition destroying
the Armenian community? If they want to lead Syria, they should oppose
the Syrian government and not attack innocent Armenian people who are
the Christian minority. How many times does a nation gets displaced?

Armenian Old Age Home, Boostan Pasha

Please help in any way you can, pray for the Christian Armenian
minority that is innocently being targeted by the Syrian opposition,
hold prayer circles, send donations to help feed our Armenian family,
talk with your congressional representative, tell him or her what
is REALLY going on in Syria-a totally different story than what the
opposition and mainstream media are broadcasting to convince the world.

Please educate your circle of Americans and others so they will stop
supporting and sponsoring the opposition.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress