By Edmond Y. Azadian
The destiny of the Armenian people has been so tragic throughout history that no room has been left in their psyche to be grateful to anyone.
Such a bitter outlook on the world has eroded any feeling of thankfulness to the world around us, because we have come to believe that all forces in the world have conspired to destroy Armenia and the Armenian people.
If that sentiment can be dismissed as a national phobia, facts of history remain to convince us that the Great Powers idly watched the destruction of the Armenian people only to emerge later with an outpouring of charity to help the survivors.
For example, Ambassador Henry Morgenthau had a great empathy towards the Armenians. Although he corrected the record on the Genocide, he was not able to convince the US government at the time to intervene on behalf of the Armenians to contain the slaughter. Serving the same administration in the US was Admiral Bristol stationed in Istanbul to undo whatever sympathy was generated in Washington towards the plight of the Armenians by Morgenthau.