Penetanguishene ON, 31 October 2020
Once again, I would like to thank you for signing the Government of Canada petition which we distributed through Keghart.org. Once a critical mass of supporters was attained, the petition was introduced through MP Bryan May to the official site of the House of Commons (Parliament) of Canada. The petition will continue until Nov. 8. We ask Canadian citizens and permanent residents to participate.
Special thanks to our non-Armenian friends whose support is crucial, heart-warming, and encouraging.
Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) are facing an uneven war: three-million Armenians are facing Turkey (80 million) plus Azerbaijan (10 million), plus thousands of Jihadist terrorists, and Israel which continues to provide the latest in deadliest arms to Azerbaijan. It’s an existential war imposed on Armenians who remember the Genocide (1915) and the massacre of Armenians during the Azerbaijan-government launched pogroms against Armenians thirty years ago in Sumgait, Baku, and other Azerbaijan cities.
Despite the anti-Armenian news spread by the hired guns and apologists of Turkbaijan–a term coined by the veteran journalist Jirair Tutunjian of Toronto–-to make us lose heart and commitment, Turkey has failed in its genocidal objective. After thirty-five days of enemy attacks, the fighting spirit of Armenians is high like the mountains of Artsakh. The vast majority of the land is free of the domination of the invaders who want to eliminate our people. Their blitzkrieg has failed. We shall win. Please listen to Lt. General Gakig Melkonyan’s assessment (in Armenian).
Each one of us has a role to play in this noble resistance. We, away from the homeland, can still assist our sisters and brothers who are defending our land and people against all odds. We should help them beyond expressing patriotic feelings. As creative people, each one of us can find her/his way of acting as a patriot.
2.Petition the authorities to
- Establish consular/ambassadorial services in Armenia
- Recognize Artsakh’s right to self-determination and independence
- Demand withdrawal of Turkey from the war
- Demand expulsion of Turkey from NATO
3.Contact the “Canadian Media Monitoring” (CMM) and participate in their activities
Besides taking part in the actual fight, there are many functions that volunteers can perform. Three members of Keghart’s six-member staff are serving close to the contact line in Stepanakert and elsewhere.
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Confident of victory, I remain respectfully yours,
Dikran Abrahamian MD