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About Dr. Henry Astarjian (33 Articles)
Dr. Henry Astarjian was born in Kirkuk, Iraq. In 1958, he graduated from the Royal College of Medicine and went on to serve as an army medical officer in Iraqi Kurdistan. He continued his medical education in Scotland and England. In 1966, he emigrated to the U.S. In 1992, he served as a New Hampshire delegate to the Republication National Convention in Houston, Texas. For three years Astarjian addressed the Kurdish Parliament in Exile in Brussels, defending Armenian rights to Western Armenia. For three consecutive years, he addressed the American Kurds in California and Maryland. He is the author of The Struggle for Kirkuk, published by Preager and Preager International Securities.

Astarjian: Akhtamar: Wrong Church, Wrong Pew!

Once again Turkey is yanking our chain! Once again they have us, the hounds, chasing the plastic rabbit in a dog race—this time, in the form of a church in Akhtamar. Turkey, in a shrewd move, has allowed an Armenian pilgrimage to the ancient monastery to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. The [more...]

September 7, 2010 // 31 Comments

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Astarjian: A Broken Compass

Poverty of thought, one manifestation of Alzheimer’s, characterizes the Armenian nation; today we are suffering from it and from global dysfunction of our collective higher mental faculties. We have lost our orientation to self, time, and place, and we have lost our ability to calculate, [more...]

August 19, 2010 // 5 Comments

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Astarjian: Double Helix Hillary

Both spiral, interwoven, creating conflict; one helix appears to be real and good, the other real but sinister, victimizing Hillary Clinton in the hands of the State Department reactionaries who set the direction of our foreign policies. I feel sorry for her! This is how Hillary, our Secretary of [more...]

July 9, 2010 // 6 Comments

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Astarjian: Erdogan: A Modern-Day Saladin

Like a surgeon’s scalpel, the events of Mavi Marmara (Blue Marmara) lanced the abscess that had formed in the Turko-Israeli relationship since 2002, when Erdogan and his AK Party came to power. It spewed putrid political pus relieving both countries of their insincere political stances toward [more...]

July 1, 2010 // 4 Comments

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Astarjian: The Peddlers of Ankara

In his very recent press conference—which he held after a round of meetings with the Washington establishment, the Armenian president and foreign minister, and other participants in the Nuclear Proliferation Conference—he behaved like Hoja Nessretin who, pretending to be a businessman, bought a [more...]

May 10, 2010 // 5 Comments

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Astarjian: Shame on You Hillary!

Shame on you Hillary. Shame on you! If this is too harsh or impolite, it is not unprecedented in politically correct situations. You used it to highlight a lie or distortion of facts by the Obama camp during the recent Democratic primaries. In doing so, you set an example for us ordinary human [more...]

April 12, 2010 // 16 Comments

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Astarjian: The Good, the Bad, and the So-So Armenians

Like Hitler’s classification of peoples, Turkey looks upon Armenians in a manner that only a reactionary ruler or regime can. In an outburst of anger over various Armenian issues that gave them agonizing colic, they thought they could squeeze us into three straight jackets expecting us to behave [more...]

April 1, 2010 // 10 Comments

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Astarjian: This is Turkey!

Never for a moment, since its inception, has the so-called “Modern, Democratic, Secular” Turkey been any one of those terms. Never for a moment since its inception has Turkey veered towards tempering its Islamic fervor to become a secular state. Never since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk [more...]

March 5, 2010 // 13 Comments

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Astarjian: National Schizophrenia; the Grey Genocide

A vicious virus, covertly infesting the Armenian nation, has created a full-blown entity that could be defined as the “Grey Genocide.” Unlike the “Red Genocide” where blood is spilled, and the “White Genocide” where the individual is alienated from his ethnicity, the Grey Genocide [more...]

February 19, 2010 // 45 Comments

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