Why We Aid Armenians -nyt19151009b

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Reventlow Says It' s Because We're Bought by Anglo-French Gold

OCTOBER 9, 1915

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. LONDON, Oct. 8.--The Times Says this morning:

"It Is noteworthy that the monstrous article by Count Reventlow which was Quoted by Lord Cromer in the House of Lords on Wednesday night is the only reference in recent German newspapers to the Armenian massacres. The article was based upon a report that the American Government had invited Germany to intervene in favor of the Armenians. In addition to the brutal remarks already published Count Reventlow sharply criticized all American action.

"After a contemptuous reference to the American Ambassador in Constantinople, he said that England and Russia were using the Armenian question for their own purposes, and proceeded:

"It is probably well known that it has become a popular habit among Americans to take as active a part as possible in questions of this kind, even when the events happen in Southeastern Europe and the Monroe Doctrine hardly provides an excuse. Such interference would be specially striking at the present moment, because Turkey is a belligerent power, fighting for her life, and the United States pass and want to pass as neutrals. There can hardly be any doubt that the Anglo-American Fraternization in the recent financial transaction is already showing its consequences in this matter."

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