By Tom Vartabedian
Just when you think life has dealt you a pat hand, along comes a conniver to steal your pot.
For the past four years, members of our Armenian Genocide Education Committee of Merrimack Valley have filtered in and out of high schools north of Boston.
We have also expanded our reach to include schools around Greater Boston, like Newton South. Scores of children have benefited by our lessons. In most every case, instructors have been overwhelmed by the impact being made for they, too, come out learning a valuable lesson in history.
There hasn’t been one repercussion, not even a grunt from a naysayer — until now. A vile and vindictive article from a pro-Turkish website (www.historyoftruth.com) enraged me, bearing the headline: “Armenians Spreading Their Lies at High Schools.”
The gutless piece failed to carry a by-line, thus making it more intolerable. What’s more, a photograph of Wilmington High students holding samples of postage stamps they had designed carried the inscription: “Their Lies Reached Schools.”