Because of the
above restrictive procedures, efforts to revive the stump seem to continue
to bog down, due to some hapless infantile and pretenders. They are
shackled by foreign elements and influenced by their masters' distorted
teachings. Such antiquated and fabricated names of non-existent nation-
status are no more than a facade or a mere medium at best.
Launching consolidated campaigns under the historical
name, give the Assyrian movement impetus and a better chance of achieving
a more favorable outcome than acting under different specious names.
Brethren, wake up and sober up. You identify your
nationalities with derivatives relating to Assyria, knowingly or not.
Yet, when the crunch comes, you distance yourselves from the Stump,
the primal name of Assyria. Such unpatriotic
behaviour of withdrawal are carried out by the derivative groups, at the
behest of your sectarian leaders, causing confusion, deliberately
hampering the progress of the Assyrian struggle. Notwithstanding, it was
on your persistent demand and
willingness that you joined in, considering the Assyrian as (Akhounwathan
Athurnayi) your brothers.
All Assyrians that cherish the name of Assyria as the
name of their fatherland are sincere in their arduous quest for
restoration of Assyria. Although their approach and method of regaining
their traditional rights may vary, their ultimate objective never changes.
It remains the same i.e., restoration of Assyria to its former political
status, on its soil, as it had been in the past, until Post WWI. Though
under the Islamic millet provision of the Dhimmitude, the Assyrians were
internally independent and recognized as such by the Ottoman Turkish Rule.
It is traditional
and common knowledge to demand your rights from your usurper. In recent
times, more venues have become available through which Assyrians could
engage in dialogue to reach resolution of their case. No matter which
method the above Assyrian organizations and parties (Shutasi and Gabbi)
they pursue, or whom they negotiate with, they shall remain loyal to their
main goal, as they have always been and continue to be.
They will not sway
from their Assyrian objective. They will not compromise their Assyrian
national name for any other unwarranted and fictitious substitutes.
Assyrian we are and Assyrian we shall remain in nationality and national
The prominent Assyrian Universal Alliance Organization
(AUA), Bet Nahrian Political Party, and the rest of the Assyrian
establishments (Gabbi W-Shutasi Athurayi) of whatever persuasion they
might be, are intrinsically sincere Assyrians. They are dedicated to the
promotion of the Assyrian cause.
Any individual or quarter that accuses them of
treachery and betrayal is a loser. He goads himself to blame his own
failure on others. By behaving in this manner, the accuser is only
goading himself. (Mkhaita D-Gucha Al-Urutkha Khaz-dakta Dgana Eila)
Goading one's fist causes self-harm). Nothing good comes out of inflicting
undue pain, except perhaps regret for making false accusation and
The Assyrian organizations and national parties have been serving the
Assyrian nation for the last three to four decades with sincerity,
dedication and fortitude. They have served the Assyrians of all segments,
irrespective of their ethnic background. They continue to do so,
considering them as one people of the same ancestry of Mesopotamia. In
our books, they are Assyrians.
Just because such Assyrian organizations and political parties do not
support the compound name, proponents of the compound name should not look
at the Assyrians as their enemy and accuse their leaders of betrayal and
The Assyrian stance of the genuine Assyrian Organizations and political
parties stand firm in protecting the unitary name of Assyria. There is no
need for those in disagreement to be so irritable, unless they have
convincingly accepted the compound name and changed sides, for their own
ambiguous reasons. We wish them luck.
Affinity to Assyria Remains at its Paramount.
Assyrians welcome and support any other Assyrian segment or section that
believes in the concept of Assyria as his/her national identity. If you
accept being genetically, historically, by heredity, and by phratry part
of Assyria, then remember that when the stump is watered and tended with
care, it will revive, sprout, grow branches and thrive. To regenerate
itself, the stump needs to be brought back to life. Thus, by feeding it
and nourishing it, the stump would come to life again, grow and the tree
flourishes. The stump - Assyria - of which you claim it to be no more
than a mere branch, is a deliberate act of treachery, on your part, in a
desperate attempt to relegate the primal name of Assyria to an epithet.
The stump needs your contribution; in alliance with the
Primal name Assyria. By so doing, you are assisting in brining the
Assyrian nation to reality. Without the stump, there would be no
branches. The whole lot would be gone and lost in the fold of history,
stump, branches and all. It would be your end too.
Assyrian name will not change the fact that Assyria is a nation in its own
right. I have also recently noticed the name of Assyria demoted to a third
place, attaching it to the end of the compound name. By doing so,
supporters of the compound name try to delude others that Assyrians proper
are a mere small minority. They understate Assyria's growing population,
describing it as insignificant and unworthy of the recognition it deserves
as a distinct nation.
Look at the nomad Kurds; they are in millions, made up
of various ethnic groups. They do not have a script and language of their
own. They speak four different dialects, foreign and incomprehensible to
one another. They never had national state-status. Yet, for fear of
disintegration, they obligingly, out of necessity, cluster together,
calling themselves, collectively, Kurds. They continue arrogating other
peoples' land under the fictitious name "Kurdistan" to give their
fraudulent name the impression of legitimacy in order to survive their
ordeal. Their unity under one name has saved them from disintegration. It
is one of the highest acts of deception that needs to be exposed and
Our brethren Catholics, on the other hand, similar to
the Kurds, continue living a pretentious life, a life based on deception
of being direct descendants of the ancient Chaldean rulers of old. They
find it hard to swallow their pride and admit that distortion does not
help and faking it does not sell.
"Chaldean?" Only recently, all the Catholic Churches,
whose congregations are of the Middle East origin, existing overseas, were
instructed (in about 2004 AD), to add "Chaldean" to their Church name. Was
it a slip, or just a minor inadvertent mistake of memory lapse, waking up
to it after centuries of neglect and carelessness? Or was it a deliberate
act, of a slow process of a prolonged term of fusing all the Christians of
the Middle East into the Roman Catholic crucible melting pot.
In either case, our Catholic brethren, concentrated in North of
Iraq, that were labeled "Chaldean" by Rome in about mid-16th
century, are genuine Assyrian in national identity. Assyrians are blood
brothers and sisters of the Catholics branded "Chaldean" by the Catholic
Church of Rome.
Assyrians recognize and respect all Christian
denominations without exception. Yet, as Christian, Assyrians have the
right to disagree with certain denominations on national identity and
doctrinal grounds. To excommunicate them, as Rome has done, and deny their
Catholic brethren their Assyrian national identity, is unchristian and
Both of the above mentioned fraudulent nations may try to turn the hands
of the clock backwards, but they would surely bounce back.
To help resolve
the outstanding name issue, cut yourselves away from old foreign
entanglements, and discard them. Though hard, accept the truth and join
in, in support of the primal name Assyria. You "Chaldeans" are our blood
brothers and sisters. We would love to see you all return to the fold in
celebration of the unity of the Assyrian Nation in all sincerity.
Assyria is our name; Assyria is part of us; Assyria is
with us in body and soul. A branch or a derivative does not have bearing
to claim preeminence. Assyria's enemies will fail and be crushed under its
Solution to our
problem is accepting & recognizing our Assyrian national name as the
The problem with the Assyrians is that they are embroiled in factionalism,
causing disunity. In addition, Assyria lacks official recognition by the
big powers and the world body of the United Nations. Recognizing our
national Assyrian Identity is the solution to our outstanding problem.
The sad thing about Assyria's misfortune is that both sides of the warring
nations of World War I colluded with the Turks and Arabs, against the then
non-Moslem colonized nations of Israel, Assyria and Christian Lebanon and
other Christians (known as Syrianis) of the Middle East and Christian
Copts of Egypt.
deracination, were enforced on them, considering the native inhabitants of
the above states as extinct, non-existent or Arab. They used the League
of Nations as an authoritative and effective instrument in wiping them off
the map and deracinating their native inhabitants. In the process, the
warring nations changed the names of the four non-Moslem states and denied
them their traditional rights.
The Allies, being members of the League of Nations and the Ottoman Turks
and Arabs later joining in, schemed on annulling the existence of all the
above four non-Moslem nationalities. The two sides of the warring nations
concluded treaties, through the League of Nations, agreeing to uproot the
non-Moslem surviving nations from their native land. Through the League,
they described them as remnants of ancient kingdoms that had long been
vanquished. The whole lot was handed back to the Moslems.
They were forcibly ejected from their homeland and dispersed, with a view
to their gradual assimilation with the Turkish and Arab Moslem invaders
and occupiers. Meanwhile, the roaming Kurds were allowed to seize
Assyrian lands and settle on them with the intention of urbanizing them as
Moslem settlers in place of the Assyrian Christians. The Kurds being
Moslem in religion, the neighbouring countries considered them as an
The main objective of the two warring sides was to rob the Assyrians of
their native land. They dispersed them and created new Islamic states,
with a view to the gradual assimilation of the ousted Assyrians with the
Islamic majority of their crucible melting pot.
Islamic governments of the newly created countries, in the Middle East,
described the internally displaced Christian indigenous people that had
survived WWI, as Arab Christians. They were given specious names of
denominational description such as Nestorian, Moroni, and 'Chaldean', Arab
Orthodox etc., to minimize their number. In the process, Islamic states,
in agreement with the League, annulled the national identity of the
Assyrians. The Assyrians were hence described as a diminishing minority,
heading towards total extinction.
created Arab/Islamic kingdoms and states absorbed the indigenous and
original dwellers of the Middle East colonized countries. The Warring
Nations established Syria (Name derived from Assyria); Iraq (from Uruk -
South of Mesopotamia); and 'Arab Palestine', (segmented from the Biblical
Land of Israel Proper).
Modern Turkey, was
supposed to have been reduced to its initial size of the 1300 AD. Its
original landmass was not much larger than the present State of Kuwait. It
ended up being the winner, by retaining extensive territories at the
expense of the non-Moslem colonized states.
The Assyrians were
denied the right to their native land. They were deported with
humiliation and left to fend on their own, without food, shelter or
protection. They were left in a hostile environment, at the mercy of
their traditional enemies.
The Assyrian tragedy of the early 20th century, perpetrated by the warring
nations of Islam and so-called "Christian" Europe, was no more than
a sinister ploy to eradicate the non-Moslem colonized states in the Middle
East. Their objective was to destroy Israel and its Judaic religion,
wipe Assyria off the map, destroy the Assyrian Church of the East, and
derogate its surviving people to a diminishing minority. As for the
Christian Lebanese, Syrians and Copts, they already had been categorised
as Arab by adopting the Arabic language in their liturgy, custom and
Now it is the turn of the Kurds, who have swarmed the Middle East, the
Near East (Turkey), Syria and several other neighbouring countries.
Alternatively, it is too late to rein in 30 to 40 million roving Kurds,
some of whom are well trained and heavily armed. The world had let loose
the Kurds, while the Turks and Arabs were busy enjoying the loot,
celebrating their triumph over the "infidel" (Kafir) Christian.
Similarly, Europe was busy, heavily engaged in rebuilding its ruined
economy and replenishing its empty coffers, because of the prolonged war.
In addition, more concernedly was the growing danger from communism,
causing political instability and threat to world democracy.
Now matters have come to a head. It is over. The honeymoon of the Turks
and Arabs has now ended. Woe to the looter, be it Turk, Arab or Kurd.
Everything has its price. If we have to observe the old saying: "What
goes up, comes down", then it is obvious that someone has to pay for the
mess caused by the culprits.
People's rights cannot be denied forever. There comes a time when the
circle makes its full round turn and closes on those who had been acting
as god and be brought to justice, whether in person or their succeeding
Many aggrieved nations have been living under constant suppression and
denial of their basic human rights. It has become habitual for oppressive
governments to look at world's dire condition, violence and unhappy events
as normal. Humans are behaving like brute animals. They are losing their
noble attributes, turning into savage, cruel and merciless species. I have
seen animals that have more feelings for their kind than humans towards
their own species do.
Deception, manipulation and bigotry seem to have taken hold of human
behaviour, replacing the old noble attributes of honesty and good manners.
How could a democratic country as Belgium, with its famous capital city
Brussels, accept to put its name on an evil political borderline and name
it - The Brussels Borderline. During ejection from their native
land, the Assyrians were treated worse than cattle. It must have been a
miracle, more than human effort, to
survive their ordeal. Their loss in human life was very high. Their
material losses were in toto! They were left in a miserable state, with
nothing except the clothes on their backs.
The Allies ridiculed democracy and made a
mockery of it. They decimated a nation that had lived on its soil, in
present-day northern Iraq and neighbouring states of Iran, Turkey and
Syria, for over six millennia - since the dawn of history. Yet, Europe
still brags of its exemplary leadership of democracy.
"Amazing Grace How Great
Thou Art" for holding Your wrath against such injustices.
Assyrians often thought that Europe, mainly France and England, were the
birthplace and upbringing of democracy, and the West as its hub. I had
always been of the opinion that Europe would reconsider and reach out for
the aggrieved natives of the Middle East, in general, and the Assyrians,
in particular. My trust in the European justice has now diminished and so
has my faith in their philanthropy. I have lost complete faith in
European leadership, beginning with the Vatican Papacy in Rome to the last
scoundrel leader of the European borders of
When it comes to the Assyrian issue, they duck, bury their heads in the
sand, pretending not to hear or see, about the atrocities committed
against the non-Moslem nations of the Middle East.
They are still feigning ignorance of the crimes
committed against humanity, in particular against the Assyrian Nation,
then a Turkish Province under the Ottoman Rule.
Uprooting a whole nation from their
native land of the Hakkari and Urmia regions of Assyria is an ugly crime
that will remain an indelible black mark on the forehead of Europe for
bringing such a tragedy on the Assyrians.
It seems that Cain is still on the loose, running away from himself after
he committed the crime of killing his brother. In the case of Cain, it
was of jealousy. In the case of the Warring Nations, it was purely
Let us hope that the international community
will reconsider the dire plight of the Assyrians and come to their rescue.
Otherwise, the whole Middle East will turn into an inferno should
conditions not improve, and very soon, and remain on this scale of
Europe and Islam seem to be gripped with
Assyrio-phobia. They have been so cruel in their treatment of the
Assyrians that they shy away, and like the ostrich bury their heads in the
sand. It is time they stood up and faced the reality of the situation,
accepting responsibilities, and acting as responsible leaders.
Solution to the Assyrian problem is simple and straightforward. To
resolve the outstanding problem, the United Nations Organization, needs to
recognize the Assyrian national identity as the only historical name of
the builders, owners and survivors of the capital city Ninveh of the land
To distort history and play god to satisfy their ego is manifesting itself
in several parts of the Globe. North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
the Middle East and in certain newly emerging states in Europe and South
America are nearing the passing point-of-no-return to open confrontation.
Some of these belligerent states are already showing symptoms of
hostility, by displaying their arsenal in a show of defiance.
All Assyrians of the Middle East are historically Mesopotamian. Invaders
and occupiers have turned the Middle East, in particular Assyria,
to a cross road to consolidate their
strategic position and hold. Such intruders come to destroy rather than
build. They are parasites and spongers. Since their early occupation of
the Middle East in the early past century, and earlier times, they have
not contributed anything noteworthy to the Middle East civilization to be
worthy of praise.
Their intention was and still is to destroy
Assyria rather than restore it. Labelling Assyria with obnoxious foreign
names such as "Kurdistan" or so-called "Chaldea" with its capital Hawlair
or (Baghdeide) Qaraqosh is an insult to human dignity and world
Assyrians, in their various capacities, have the right to negotiate with
any of their adversaries to reach a resolution to the satisfaction of
their outstanding issue. Other segments are
more than welcome to
negotiations and do likewise,
on the principle and understanding that, being part of the Assyrian
populace, their negotiations should be in consultation and agreement with
the Assyrian objective. Assyria being the primal name should remain as
the pre-eminent and at the paramount of all other derivatives, regardless
of their place of residence and locale.
Assyria with its capital name Ninveh shall stand and remain so. For thus
it has been written and mentioned by its Heavenly Creator in the Holy
Books of our Judeo-Christian faith. Our Assyrian name is our salvation.
Assyria is the crown of those who cherish the national name of Assyria.
All other segments
of the Assyrian compound name are welcome to accept Assyria as the name of
their fatherland. In other words, the stump remains; branches do not.
Identifying one's self with the fatherland guarantees continuance of
his/her survival and existence.
Heed the Mongol
Turks; they are everywhere, and no one can sway or stray them from their
Mongol base root.
return to your root, cluster together and unite under the coalition of the
Assyrian leadership. It is the way to salvation and triumph. The Kurds
have done it. The Mongol Turks have also done it. Could the Assyrians do
unite and live under one name too?