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The lack of vision among few Assyrians

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The lack of vision among few Assyrians

Nov-09-2000 at 00:29 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

There has been an argument stating that the reason why we should accept the Assyrian/chaldean/Syriac proposal for our nation is because the so-called chaldeans have the money and that they make up the majority of our people in Iraq. It seems that the individuals behind such arguments have accepted already the Census Bureau's proposal that the so-called chaldeans are a separate ethnic group! First of all, I strongly reject any thought separating the ethnicity of the Assyrians from those members of the Chaldean Catholic Church, since we are from one ethnic background. Secondly, this argument amazes me, to say the least, and makes me wonder about the level of intelligence of such people.

Numbers is absolutely not an issue when it comes to recognizing a nation legally on the international level. The United Nations have accepted many countries in its membership, countries with populations of 100,000 or sometimes less. In 1946 the United Nations accepted Iceland as a member when its population was 133,000 only. The International Law did not put a specific figure in that regard because the country of Nauru, for example, has less than 10,000 people and Tuvalus population did not reach 10,000 people.

As far as money, let me say this. The Palestinians did not force the world to recognize their rights because they had money, rather because they picked stones, laying free on the streets. The Armenians did not force the world to pay attention to their case because of money, it was rather through their heroic operations against Turkish establishments and known individuals who were behind the Armenian genocide, such as:

In March 16, 1921, they assassinated Tal'aat Pasha,

July 1921 the turn was of Jivanshir,

December 1921 it was Sa'aeed Halim,

April 1922 Behiaddin Shakir,

April 1922 Jamal 'Azmi,

July 1922 Jamal Pasha,

And in 1929 it was Enver Pasha's turn, and few more.
This is how they forced themselves on the International political scene.

The core of the Assyrian struggle must not focus on the shallow arguments of numbers and money, even though it does not hurt to have. This shortsighted look must be rejected. This nation will not be held hostage on the grounds of such silly arguments. Assyrians must pursue their national rights in accordance to the League of Nations' (United Nations) records and on the basis of International Law and Human Rights.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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