Exposing secret Israeli and Western military ties to Azerbaijan - April, 2011

Battlefield lines are being drawn all across the world by the Anglo-American-Zionist alliance and guess what? Despite the perennial ass kissing and crying proud Armenians do here in the West, when the proverbial shit-hits-the-fan - Armenia will no doubt be on the opposing side! Western and Israeli collaborations with Baku have again made the news recently. This is no surprise for those few of us who genuinely understand the political world we live in.

Since the "Jewish" topic always comes up in these types of discussions, allow me to make a brief statement about Jewish-Armenian relations:

I have said this a million times and I'll say it again - collectively (I am not talking about the individual Jew), Jews have historically been one of Armenia's main enemies and this situation is no different today. Organized Jewry had a significant hand in the plight that befell Ottoman Armenians. Organized Jewry has a major hand in thwarting genocide recognition efforts in the United States and elsewhere. Organized Jewry has been conspiring against Nagorno Karabakh ever since its liberation by Armenians. Organized Jewry has been conspiring against Russia and Iran, the region's only two Armenia friendly nations. Although there are many theories in circulation, the reasons why organized Jewry continues working against Armenian interests do not interest me in the least bit (I'm sure they have legitimate reasons for doing what they do against us). What matters to me is simply the accurate/proper recognition of Armenia's allies and antagonists today. And no matter how one looks at it, politically speaking, the Jewish nation will not be an ally of the Armenian nation anytime soon.

Alarmingly, a majority of Armenians today (primarily American-Armenians) fail to understand any of this. We even have fools today that are maintaining hope that since Israel and Turkey have had a falling-out recently (which in fact is more like an internal/domestic dispute between them), Jews will all of a sudden warm towards Armenians. This naive, simplistic and I would even say stupid approach to this matter will lead us Armenians to no where but utter disappointment. The fortress nation of Israel will continue pandering to Turkic interests for the foreseeable future simply because Jewish-Turkish connections are very deep and they go back centuries. Moreover, due to various geopolitical and economic nuances Israel finds itself in, Jews need Turkey much more than Turkey needs Jews. Since national interests are what drives sentiments of nations, Armenia has nothing that would entice the national interests of organized Jewry. So, if any of you are hoping that the break-down of Turkish-Israeli relations will lead to better Israeli-Armenian relations, I'm afraid to say you are wasting your time.

I guess the only thing that will finally convince us hopelessly naive Armenians that Jews, as a nation, will continue being our enemies is perhaps the daylight bombing of Yerevan by the Israeli air force...

Naturally, the Turkish MIT, the Israeli Mossad, America's CIA and the British MI6 are playing an active role in Baku these days. I fully understand that there is nothing personal here, it's not like these people like Azerbaijan or Azeris; all they are simply interested in is gaining an unhindered access to Caspian Sea and Central Asian energy via the south Caucasus. Consequently, well into the foreseeable future, the Anglo-American-Zionist alliance and friends will be fully and happily in bed with Turkish and Azeri interests. As a result, they will continue seeing Armenia's existence in the Caucasus is a serious obstacle for them.

Have no doubt that these interests are conspiring to destroy the Armenian republic. As a diversionary tactic, they are also doing all in their power to divert the Armenian sheeple's attention to Armenia's numerous domestic problems (much of it, incidentally, is their doing). In their highly sophisticated multi-pronged psyop campaign, even the Armenian Katoghikos today is not immune to their corrosive and destructive efforts. As they continue undermining our fledgling nation from the outside, they are encouraging our self-destructive peasantry to destroy our nation from the inside. Sadly, it's working. Many Armenians today, diasporans and natives alike, are yet again enthusiastically dismantling their newly built home one-brick-at-a-time.

Having lost all hope in our nation's collective abilities to grasp even elemental geopolitical realities of the region of the world our homeland unfortunately finds itself in, I am expecting the salvation of our nation to come from the north. I'm simply hoping that Moscow will not remain indifferent to what is occurring in the south Caucasus. Simply put, if Moscow loses Armenia to the Western alliance, it will eventually lose the entire Caucasus region. Without the strategic Caucasus in its possession, the Russian Federation will not survive long. To this effect, I hope that the Russian FSB and the GRU have put into place some drastic countermeasures. Thus, when the show begins, I expect them to be utterly ruthless in their response.

The "proud" Armenian diaspora in the United States (the one that idiotically boasts of having a powerful political lobby in Washington) should also realize that every time an Armenian soldier gets killed by an Azeri sniper on the front-lines in Artsakh - Washington may be somewhat responsible. Rumors have been circulating for some time that Azerbaijani military sharpshooters are getting their training by American military specialists (as well as NATO, via Turkey naturally). The following is some evidence:

Washington's recent machinations against Armenia and its insults against Armenians do not seem to have any limitations; and we still have a shitload of our people directly and indirectly serving the Washingtonian beast. It was announced recently that Washington's "Millennium Challenge Account" program in Armenia will not continue - essentially because Armenia is a nasty dictatorship not deserving of Western love and affection. Cutting off development funds to Armenia, which in reality is nothing but pocket change Washington throws at vulnerable nations for political purposes, is simply a part of the US government's multi-pronged psyop campaign to prepare the battlefield prior to the next presidential elections in Armenia. As we all have come to know by now, Washington is seeking regime change in Armenia. But despite what our naive compatriots think, Washington's real problem with Armenia is not the lack of "democracy" in Armenia - it's precisely the lack of Washington in Armenia!

I say screw them and their bribe money! Armenia would be better off in the long run without the shackles of financial blackmail, Western style.

Enough is enough! In my opinion, anyone in Armenia that maintains any kind of ties with Washington or with US government funded organizations should be either exiled from the nation, imprisoned or tried for high treason! We need to put an abrupt end to our ignorant peasantry's stupidity and destructive behavior. All this underscores the urgent need for us Armenians to wake up. Ignorance and apathy in politics are luxuries we can no longer afford if we genuinely care about our embattled homeland in the Caucasus. Being politically stupid during the Cold War was one thing, being politically stupid today is inexcusable and may ultimately prove deadly for Armenia.

Arevordi
April, 2011

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Leaked cables expose secret Israeli-Azerbaijani ties

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A leaked US diplomatic cable exposes Azerbaijan's contact with the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and security agreements reached between the two sides, Press TV reported. The document was sent from the United States embassy in Baku on February 16, 2007, Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz wrote on Sunday. It says that Azeri President Ilham Aliyev's security adviser had met with Mossad representatives as well as the then-Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh. It also highlights a meeting between Aliyev and Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in January that year during the World Economic Forum in Davos. The cable also says that the two sides signed two security agreements. In 2008, Azeri daily Yeni Musavat cited a political analyst at the University of Washington's Institute for Middle East Studies as pointing out “extensive covert and overt preemptive cooperation in security, intelligence and military areas between Azerbaijan and the Israeli intelligence services, Mossad” in the ex-Soviet republic. He also referred to installation of “highly-advanced satellite espionage equipment on the Azeri soil, wiretapping centers in frontier areas, eavesdropping centers in the Caspian Sea and continuous training of Azeri intelligence and security agents in Israel” as instances of the collaboration.

Source: http://tert.am/en/news/2011/04/11/azerbaijan-israel-wikileaks/

Is a US-Financed Azeri Satellite A Threat to Armenia’s Security?

Azerbaijan is hoping to finalize a deal with the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, a U.S. government agency, to finance a multi-million dollar satellite financing project. The loan will afford Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies the needed funds to purchase an advanced satellite, ground control equipment, and secure the necessary training. A U.S. supplier, Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) of Dulles, Va., has been contracted for the project. Armenian entities fear the new satellite’s use will extend to military applications, threatening neighboring Armenia and the Nagorno Karabagh Republic.

Azerbaijan’s Communication Ministry claims the satellite, dubbed Azerspace, will be used for the purpose of commercial telecommunications by one of its agencies, the International Relations and Accounting Center (IRAC). It says the satellite will provide telecommunications and broadcasting services for the Republic of Azerbaijan, with its leftover capacities servicing customers in Africa and Central Asia. However, Armenian entities have expressed concern over its possible military use. Azerbaijan’s government has not shied away from aggressive language and outright threats of war while discussing Karabagh, going as far as calling Armenia’s capital Yerevan an ancient Azeri city.

Because the loan amount will exceed $100 million, Ex-Im Bank needs approval from Congress. In January, the bank’s president, Fred Hochberg, addressed a letter to Senate President Joseph Biden summing up the transaction description and explanation of the bank’s financing plan. According to reports, Azerbaijan has already apportioned about $25 million to the satellite; the bank will cover the remaining $96 million for manufacturing expenses, in addition to funds for related costs.

Recent threats by Azerbaijan against Armenia reached a new high when Baku announced it would shoot down civilian aircrafts flying from Armenia to the newly renovated airport of Stepanakert in Karabagh. The airport is due to reopen on May 9. The director of Azerbaijan’s Civil Aviation Administration, Arif Mammadov, said the Azerbaijani government had not authorized such flights to Karabagh. “We notified that the airspace over Karabagh is closed. The law on aviation envisages the physical destruction of airplanes landing in that territory,” he reportedly told APA news agency.

U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza called this threat “unacceptable,” but fell short of calling on Baku to withdraw its warning. Meanwhile, Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian said he would be on the first civilian flight to Karabagh. Two weeks later, on April 1, the spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, Elkhan Polukhov, reportedly said, “Azerbaijan did not and will not use force against civil facilities, unlike Armenia, which has earned notoriety for terror and war against the civilian population.” Nonetheless, it is hard to dismiss a threat of that magnitude, hurled along with other threats of a resumption of war.

Azerbaijan’s attempts at intimidation certainly substantiate concerns from Armenian entities that the Azerspace satellite will have military applications if Azeri aggression escalates. Border incidents have not subsided, with Azeri snipers targeting Armenian soldiers. Most recently, Azerbaijan claimed that Armenian snipers killed an infant child. On March 9, Armenia’s Defense Ministry issued a press release denying the news, adding that the “the scribblers of the Azerbaijani disinformation” were merely attempting to “save the image of the country” and diverting attention from the March 5 killing of an Armenian soldier by an Azeri sniper. It further noted that “Armenia and Karabagh have repeatedly expressed their positive attitude to the appeals of the international community to terminate the actions of the snipers on the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line, while Azerbaijan continues to carry out its provocative actions by the means of its snipers.”

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, speaking on the occasion of Novruz, said he had no doubt Azerbaijan would “restore its territorial integrity.” He did not rule out the use of force, noting the country “is paying serious attention to army building.” “The ever-strengthening Azerbaijan is absolutely confident that this issue can be resolved in any manner… There isn’t and can’t be any other option. The Azerbaijani people and state will never tolerate a second Armenian state on their historical lands. Nagorno-Karabagh will never be granted independence,” said Aliyev.

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has sent a letter to the president of Ex-Im Bank and consulted with U.S. legislators regarding the Armenian American community’s concerns and objections regarding the Azerspace Satellite Project and its potential military use. Sources close to Armenian authorities report that officials in Yerevan have also raised concerns on this matter with the U.S. government. Azerbaijan has said that it plans to launch the satellite between July and Aug. 2012.

The Armenian Weekly has contacted both Ex-Im Bank and Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communication and IT for comments. Neither has responded.

Source: http://asbarez.com/94756/is-a-us-financed-azeri-satellite-a-threat-to-armenia%E2%80%99s-security/

NATO stands behind recent Karabakh-related threats of Azerbaijan, Russian expert believes

Global Security: NATO calls on countries to join the new defense system

NATO stands behind recent Karabakh-related threats of Azerbaijan, according to the head of CIS institute. As the political expert Mikhail Alexandrov stated, double standards are used in Karabakh conflict settlement, with Russia having to maneuver between Armenia and Azerbaijan. “Position of the West on the proven fact of the Armenian genocide in Karabakh is unclear, as well as putting democratic regimes in Armenia and NKR on the same level with authoritative power in Azerbaijan,” the expert notes. According to Alexandrov, Azeri threats is a way to pressure Armenia, the West being the first to benefit from delays in conflict settlement. “The loosing party is to be the one to make concessions. Azerbaijan, the loosing party, is attempting to force Armenia into concessions. And the West, specifically NATO, are behind this,” Alexandrov stressed. The expert is confident that the Alliance needs Azerbaijan as a corridor to Caspian Sea region, using Karabakh as a leverage of pressure on Azerbaijan, Argumenty i Fakty newspaper reports.

Source: http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/world/news/62495/NATO_stands_behind_recent_Karabakhrelated_threats_of_Azerbaijan_Russian_expert_believes

Vafa Guluzade: Armenian would reach Kura River in 1994 [if it were not for the West’s support of Baku]

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Former advisor to Azerbaijani president Heydar Aliyev Vafa Guluzade said that the Armenian troops would have occupied major part of Azerbaijan in 1994, if it were not for the West’s support of Baku. Guluzade said in an article published by Yeni Musavat paper and placed on Caucasus-Online website that the oil factor was the decisive one in the 1994 agreement on ceasefire in Karabakh. Otherwise, the Armenian troops would have reached Kura River and Kurdamir in the central part of Azerbaijan, what would have jeopardized Azerbaijan’s existence as a state. “Only the interest of the U.S. towards Azerbaijan prevented implementation of these plans,” said Guluzade. He believes that energy resources and transit opportunities of Azerbaijan have secured the West’s interest towards the country, what has protected the country’s independence. “Azerbaijan’s independence would have been formal, if it were not for the American interests. Right the oil factor has secured Azerbaijan’s importance for the western states. Oil, gas and transit potential of Azerbaijan increase its role for the West and allow withstanding Russia,” Guluzade said, adding that greater integration with the West would only strengthen Baku’s international positions.

Source: http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/world/news/64772/Vafa_Guluzade_Armenian_troops_would_reach_Kura_River_in_1994

Armenia No Longer Eligible For U.S. Aid Program

Armenia -- Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian (L) and U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch (C) meet with beneficiaries of U.S. assistance provided under the Millennium Challenge Account program, 15Apr2011.

Armenia is currently not eligible for receiving additional U.S. economic assistance under a program designed to reward good governance and reforms around the world, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch said on Friday. She said the approaching parliamentary and presidential elections in the country will be an opportunity for the Armenian government to improve its democracy and human rights record and thus again qualify for the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) program.

The U.S. government approved $236 million worth of MCA assistance to Armenia in 2006 to finance a rural development plan submitted by Yerevan. In June 2008, Washington scrapped a $67 million segment of the aid package, which envisaged the reconstruction of hundreds of kilometers of rural roads. The decision was widely attributed to a disputed presidential election held in February 2008 and a harsh government crackdown on the Armenian opposition that followed it.

The aid cut did not affect the rest of the MCA funding which is being mainly channeled into Armenia’s battered irrigation networks. Their ongoing refurbishment is due to be completed this September. Yovanovitch and Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian visited on Friday the central Aragatsotn province to inspect local irrigation canals that have been rehabilitated with MCA funds. They also met with farmers that have received training as part of the same scheme.

“We hope that this program has made and will continue to make a real impact on the rural community in terms of increased wealth,” Yovanovitch told journalists there. The U.S. diplomat made clear that Yerevan can not apply for more MCA aid for the time being. “Perhaps at some point in the future, there might be a possibility,” she said. “Every year, every country is reviewed for eligibility. At this point, Armenia is not eligible for a second compact due to where it stands on the [MCA] indicators.”

Yovanovitch specified that President Serzh Sarkisian’s administration should, among other things, hold more democratic elections. “As Armenia enters into an election cycle, with parliamentary elections next year and presidential elections the year after, there is an opportunity to boost these indicators,” she said. “Obviously, conduct on the day of elections is an important thing but so is freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, the many other things that go into general good governance,” she added.

Yovanovitch urged the Armenian authorities to hold free elections, respect civil liberties and embark on other “deep and difficult” reforms in a recent speech at Yerevan State University. In particular, she stressed the importance of “ensuring that peaceful, lawful assemblies will not be harassed or broken up.”

Source: http://www.azatutyun.am/content/article/4745616.html

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