Conspiracy of Silence - Role of Western Media
Sadly, the media scarcely involved itself with the Assyrian issue.
It reported matters that related purely to Assyriology and
archaeology, and always supported the official version of the
government of the day. Western media have since never ever touched
on the Assyrian contemporary issue and never dwelt on the Assyrian
subject seriously. Western press has never given the Assyrians a
chance in their press column to explain to the world their dire
Assyrian leaders were under constant surveillance and rebuff. They
were censured and denied the chance to pursue their legitimate
struggle through media outlets. So much so, that Assyrian clergy
were denied travel abroad to commune with their congregations in
Diaspora. Some prominent Assyrian leaders were even accused of
solicitation and were issued with an arrest warrant by certain
Western countries. The purpose behind such senile and restrictive
measures was to obliterate the Assyrian Church of the East and phase
out the Assyrian Nation to extinction. But God is greater than Rome,
as the saying goes. His will be done. ‘Man proposes but God
disposes’. Someone has to be answerable for committing such
atrocities against such a hapless people.
World media quashed all attempts of the Assyrians so as not to
expose the belligerents of their ill-boding schemes. They silenced
and deported the Assyrian leaders and suppressed Assyrian groups
that objected and tried to expose their sinister intrigues. They
closed all the doors in the face of the Assyrians, choked their
voice and extinguished their cries for a just solution to their
The newly created Arab state of Iraq, lacking press facilities, had
newspapers flown daily to the capital, Baghdad, for distribution to
major Iraqi cities in propagation of their connivance. The West, in
collusion with the Arab Islamic states of the Abode of Peace, used
Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, as the local media centre and
launching pad, in their campaign against the Assyrians to justify
seizure of all the Middle East. During all of that period, not a
single word was mentioned about the tragedy of the Assyrians.
Succeeding in their ploy against the Assyrians, the League Council
dismissed the Assyrian case and archived it at the League of
Nations. The Assyrian dossier now lies dormant in the United
Nations. The quartet, namely, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Persia,
launched successive media campaigns against the Assyrians. They
massacred, looted and burned Assyrian villages and evicted them en
masse from their traditional dwellings. They staked claim over the
entire Assyrian region and declared it Islamic. The European
governments did not lift a finger or raise a hand in protest.
Instead, they turned their backs and allowed the Islamic states to
complete the job by implementing their traditional Islamic shari’ah
law. During all that turmoil, the international media wrote naught.
It hushed its voice and chose to remain silent, breaching the
ethical code of its profession.