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Criticises Mr. Morgenthau -nyt19151008b
CRITICISES MR. MORGENTHAU
London Times Correspondent Says He Wasted Energy of Zionists
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. LONDON, Friday, Oct. 8,--The Times published a long account from a correspondent, of the American massacres in which he says:
"Attempts of the American Ambassador to procure some alleviation of the lot of the Armenians have thus far proved unsuccessful. Mr. Morgenthau, in the opinion of good observers, has wasted too much diplomatic energy on behalf of the Zionists of Palestine, who were in no danger of massacre, to have any force to spare.
Talaat and Bedri simply own that persecuting Armenians amuses them and turn a death ear to American pleadings.
"German and Austro-Hungarian residents in Turkey at first approved of the punishment of Armenian 'traitors' but the methods of the Turkish extremists have sickened even Prussian stomachs. True the Jewish Baron von Openheim, now in Syria, has been preaching massacre and German Consular officials at Aleppo and Alexandretta have followed suit perhaps with the idea of planting German colonists in the void left by the disappearance of the Armenians when the war is over.
"But the German Government has grown nervous. On Aug. 31 the German and Austro-Hungarian Ambassadors protested to the Grand Vizier against the massacre of Armenians and demanded a written communication to the effect that neither of their Governments had any connection with these crimes. Turkey has so as far given her Allies a certificate of unblemished character and the bestowal of the order Pour le Merite on Enver Pasha by the Kaiser is not likely to give the impression that Germany is in earnest."
The correspondent also says:
"The sale by Bedriss police of Armenian children of both sexes to the keepers of disorderly houses and Turks of bad moral character has provoked protests in Constantinople.
"The object of the conversion of children reported from some districts and the very general sale of women and girls appear to be political. Foreigners believe Tallat has countenanced these crimes with the object of breaking up the strong social structure of the Armenian community in Turkey."
A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922