i believe the quote was "the death of one man is a trajedy, the death of a thousand is just statistics" by joseph stalin. i am glad that you take the quotes of one of the world's most brutal mass murderers to describe the 'sad trajedy' that is the genocide of 1.5 million armenians at the hands of your grandparents. it is such a good indicator of your logic ...since...we are just a statistic that would be eliminated right?
As far as I am concerned they tried to revolt against Ottomans and cought on the way. And I seriously don't care if they were innocent or not, if they were they were not the first nor the last to be executed / punished unjustly.
this right here, is an oxymoron, a contradiction. you are saying that they deserved death because they were plotting revolution (something that has now been proven not to be true btw), and then you are saying that you don't care that they are innocent, because they are a statistic. so you are saying, if i may paraphrase, that because in history, many others have been wrongfully accused, murdered, genocided, it is perfectly acceptable for the turkish authorities to murder the heads of the armenian intelligiencia, and begin one of the 20th centuries most horrific acts because you do not care rather or not these people were actually responsable for any uprising.
in other words...you are justifying genocide.
but you know what. the ottomans KNEW that the people in the list above, living peaceful lives in the capital of the empire were not involved in any revolutionary activity, and it is not for that reason that they killed them, they killed them because they were the leaders of the common armenians, they knew that killing them would disperce the armenian people. this is premeditated murder...on an ethnic scale.
About the muslims in todays ermenistan.
there were muslims in armenia, but quite few relatively to the armenian population in the region, and they were the descendants of turkic raiders, persian officials that were governing the region when it was part of persia and so on. when the russians entered armenia in the 1850s, most persians left, bringing the population of muslims considerably down. there have been at least 200 000 muslims in armenia till the breakup of the soviet union,(more than christians in all of turkey) now there are only a few thousand. since most were azeris who fled because they thought the armenians would replicate for the sumgait massacres. (which we didn't actually believe it or not)
arrow, no one is snow white, but just like in law, there are ceveral degrees of criminals, do not think for a second that you are on the same level as armenians.
They deported at least 2 million to Ottoman empire around 1850-1880 to couse trouble in the empire thus getting the upper hand in their ultimate goal " getting to the medeterranian sea ".
yes this is true...but as you see, (as you infact pointed out) this was a means of imperial expansion, part of a great game, not part of a campaign specifically targetted at muslims. but armenia is not close to the mediteranian, and displacing muslims in armenia would not benefit the russian imperium, so that is irrelevant.
you know as well as me that armenians were very influencial in constantinople's business. also keep in mind that venice and genoa ceased to exist as independant states by the early 1800s.
may i remind you that voltaire is not a historian, but a philosopher (which i do not particularily like btw). and as i mentionned before and you seem to close your mind to (because you cannot believe that there was life before the turk) armenians were ALREADY in constantinople before the ottoman invasion, and infact fought in it's army agains the muslims, and the armenians fighting for the ottomans were janissaries this is well known fact.
Regards my brother.
brothers do not murder their brothers...
even cain asked for forgiveness to god after regretting the murder of abel