David William Lazar, Chairman of the American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO) and co- founder of the Restore Nineveh Now Foundation (RNNF), says that some Assyrian activists are accusing him and ultimately, the AMO and the RNNF of treason against the United States and its interests in Syria. These are, among others, Carlo Ganjeh, Secretary of the Americas chapter of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA), Steve Oshana, the US representative for Nuri Kino’s organization A Demand for Action (ADFA) and an American named Matthew VanDyke. These argue that the AMO have collected money to support the Assyrian militia GPF which they claim have been trained by Hezbollah, which in US is classified as a terrorist organization. They claim that the GPF collaborates with President Bashar al-Assad and thus Iran. They argue therefore that the AMO harms US interests by putting Americans and their allies’ lives in danger in Syria. David William Lazar denies the allegations as baseless and says that the funds raised were to help the families of the martyred and injured Assyrian military as well as to purchase desperately needed medication. He claims that these people run a Kurdish political agenda by Dawronoye’s MFS and that they oppose independent Assyrian initiatives in Iraq and Syria. He says Nuri Kino has the ultimate responsibility for how his representative in the United States is acting. Lazar also urges Carlo Ganjeh to stop throwing stones at his neighbors’ homes when he lives in a house made of glass; referring to the fact that AUA Secretary General Yonadam Betkolia is a member of the Iranian parliament.
Assyria TV has on several occasions offered Nuri Kino to come on the program and to reply to such statements and we wish to make it clear that he and others mentioned here are welcome to contact us.