Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

"Nul Arménien qui se respecte ne devrait accepter l’invitation de la Turquie à Akhtamar" par Harut Sassounian, éditeur du "California Courier"

Please check this article.
I was just wondering....The guests, invited by Turkih Governement, will have the opportunity to visit van fortress and old castle. Is this cinism ? What are they going to tell the guests during the tour ? Are they going to tell the guests this is the very place where we slaughtered the Armenian population in 1915 ? Are they going to tell them this is where the Armenians organised self defence until liberation came from Russian troups ? What are they going to tell the guests ?

No comment serie-1

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Joe Strummer biopic set for cinema release

A biopic about the life of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer is set to be released in UK cinemas.Entitled 'Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten', the documentary contains never-before-seen footage of the singer and his legendary band including studio sessions, archive and early childhood footage along with interviews with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Bono, Red Hot Chili Peppers and bandmate Mick Jones.The biopic, which is directed by Julien Temple, the man behind the 'Glastonbury' film and The Sex Pistols flick 'The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle', is narrated using old audio recordings of Strummer himself.A soundtrack of the film will also be released on May 14, and includes unreleased material by The Clash, plus tracks from Strummer's other projects, from The 101ers to The Mescaleros, along with the music that influenced him including reggae, rock 'n' roll and world music. 'Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten' will hit UK cinemas on May 18.

No Jungle but What a Rumble !!! That's what I call frightning

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Staline is less frightening in black & white !

I think the incredible document "Staline" on the 6th Channel yesterday evening was visually very impressive. Please forget about the comments, I am talking about the images. One must admit colorization reduces the time distance between us and what happened some 60 years ago.
To show the difference, I attached a "black and white" video which seems to be coming from early ages compared to what was on the air yesterday.
As concerning the comments (I agree something has to be said), representing staline as the "red tyran" without any subtility, I do not want to make judgement there. We are in a society where communication tools [images, sounds, news, tracks] have become fmcg products. As information messages are becoming more numerous everyday, they are also becoming much simpler. At one point, when history and historical truths/facts are concerned, this leads to caricature.

Monday, March 12, 2007


A l’heure où l’Union européenne envisage de pénaliser le
négationnisme, la Suisse montre la voie à suivre --
Le président du Parti des Travailleurs turc, Dogu Perincek, a été condamné ce vendredi 10 mars par le tribunal pénal de Lausanne à une amende de 3 000 CHF, et à verser 1000 CHF de dommages et intérêts à l’Association Suisse-Arménie (ASA) pour avoir publiquement nié le génocide des Arméniens à deux reprises sur le territoire helvétique.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Iraqi-Armenians on the run

Please check out this article by Lilit Avagyan.
As Armenian just passed law on dual citizenship, I was wondering what the homeland is planning for Iraqi-Armenians.
Will it be like always ? Do they have to consider they have nothing to hope concering any help from the new "old country" ?
Two years ago, Vartan Oskanyan, RA Foreign Ministers, proposed to Iraqi-Armenians to fly to Damas and contact the Armenian Consulate there. He promessed the consulate would "try to help". I am asking: is that a way we to build the Armenian state ?
Armenian should be the homeland of all Armenians around the world, and especially the one who are living tough time in their countries of residence. Shouldn' it ?
P.S: The picture captures Saint Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church in Avzrog, Dahuk Governorate, Iraq

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Adleroglou persiste et signe !

Adleroglou appelle maintenant a la reconsitution de l'empire ottoman.
Dans son dernier editorial au Figaro, Il nous presente la Turquie comme la seule civilisation ayant réaliser l'amalgame entre l'Occident et l'Orient.
Je passe sur les details: "la toute nouvelle et bien remarquable diplomatie saoudienne", " triumvirat réformateur qui occupe à présent le de­vant de la scène à Riyad, constitué du roi Abdallah et de ses deux demi-frères, Saoud, le ministre des Affaires étrangères, et Turki, l'ancien chef des services de renseignement", etc... C'est sur les triumvirats ne rappellent pas des bons souvenirs a tout le monde.
Il conclut enfin que: "seuls les Turcs et les sunnites arabes hanafites et chaféites pourront garantir le tournant anti-intégriste de l'Arabie saoudite. Cela se prononce en clair, Empire ottoman. Peut-être ce mirage se dissipera-t-il lui aussi ; il n'em­pêche, il de­meure beau et apaisant dans une région qui en a bien besoin".
Ce qui me ramene a poser la quesion suivante: Combien touches-tu Alexandre Adler ? Combien as-tu facture cette fois-ci ? Combien la Turquie te paie-t'elle pour defendre sa politique ?