To know your past, is to know yourself.
Will America unjustly enrich herself, as the British, at the expense of this Forgotten Ally by allowing them to find their abject and ignoble defeat in their glorious victory of 1941? The Middle East was the home of civilization. It is now the nerve centre of our problem... There is but one solution to this explosive political situation - the realization of the natural aspirations of all the native elements.
— Dr. David Barsum Perley
The Middle East in the Post-War World, National and Religious Minorities: The Assyrians, June 6, 1947