Nevertheless, what happened in Hungary several days ago was typical Western/NATO style provocation followed-up by typical Turkic behavior. And I must say I am very glad it occurred!
This latest Western/Turkic affront against Armenia should again serve as a wake-up call to our politically illiterate people (although I am not holding my breath). What occurred is a great opportunity to again show our Hollywood-struck peasantry and Democracy Now(!) idiots in Armenia and in the diaspora the true face of not only Turkic peoples but that of the political West as well. Let's not fool ourselves into thinking that this is an isolated incident involving only Hungary (a NATO and EU member state). I realize that when it comes to Western style politics, Armenian memory is very short and forgiving. Therefore, allow me to remind you that the British did something very similar with the Lockerbie bomber a couple of years ago. Simply put, British officials released a Libyan terrorist responsible for the murder of 270 innocent souls for an undisclosed business deal between London and Tripoli. Of course this deal between the two governments occurred before London was presented with the historic opportunity to help destroy Libya and kill tens-of-thousands of innocent civilians in the process, which it gladly did of course...
There are countless other similar stories found in the annals of Western style politics.
Western officials of today are of the type that would sell their mothers and daughters into prostitution or slavery just to make a quick profit. The western world today is totally devoid of cultural creativity, compassion, morality, patriotism, family and God. Western Globalism has turned westerners into animals only concerned about self-gratification and not much else.
Anyway, let's see if our psychologically disturbed Washington-led zombies such as Ara Manoogian of Policy Forum Armenia (PFA) will take this opportunity to stop their hateful protests against the Armenian state and take their doom&gloom rhetoric to the doors of Azeri and European officials instead.
But again, I am not holding my breath.
The types of twisted freaks Washington has running around Armenian society these days posing as "rights advocates", "independent journalists" and "political activists" are strictly programmed to work only against the Armenian state. Their courage and political understanding is of the kind that can only be used against their homeland. These vermin run back into their holes when the time comes to stand-up to Armenia's real enemies. In fact, they are not even capable of recognizing who or what are Armenia's real enemies. Therefore, expect our shameless "rights" activists and "opposition" types in the diaspora and in the homeland to somehow turn all this against the Armenian state.
In fact, when I close my eyes I can almost hear their rhetorical farting:
"Serjik had time to stop this from happening but he did nothing"Or something to the effect of:
"Serjik is the real problem because he allows his oligarchs to rob, kill and/or maim Armenians in the Armenia"Or better yet:
"Serjik is the real problem because he allows Armenians to kill Armenians in the military"
"had Armenian been a Democratic nation, officials at the EU or NATO would not have allowed this to happen"
And speaking of keeping an eye on them, the following is a partial list of dangerous individuals and organizations currently working within Armenian society -
Policy Forum Armenia, Civilitas, ARF branches in the United States, the so called "Sardarapat" movement, the so called Heritage political party, Radio Liberty / Azatutyun Radio, ArmeniaNow, Hetq, Lragir, Asbarez, Armenian Weekly, Richard Giragosian, Ara Manoogian, David Grigorian, Raffi Hovanissian and family, Paruyr Haykiryan, Levon Petrosian, Onnik Krikorian, Karen Hakobian, Levon Parseghyan, John Hughes, Nanore Barsoumian, Edik Baghdasaryan, Georgy Vanian, Liana Aghajanian and Arthur Sakunts...
As I said, this is only a partial list.
The aforementioned are organizations and individuals that are more-or-less tasked with fomenting political unrest in Armenia, driving a wedge between Yerevan and Moscow and bringing Armenia under the suzerainty of the political West - so that more Armenians can get hacked to death in their sleep under a NATO flag!
Guess what folks, it isn't going to happen!
Western operatives as well as advocates of Globalism in Yerevan will be made to understand that Armenia's future lies with Russia, even if this somber realization for them will require the spilling of their blood on the streets of Yerevan. Closer and deeper cooperation and collaboration with the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran is Armenia's only way forward in the Caucasus for now and for the foreseeable future. Anyone that does not agree with this statement is either an agent of the West or simply a hopeless idiot.
Dealing with Western institutions for the past twenty years has brought us nothing but economic pain, political instability and cultural degradation. The Great Game being played by the West in the Caucasus has turned the already troubled region into a serious mess. The Caucasus has been for the past twenty years a volatile powder keg constantly on the verge of explosion. Armenians need to wake-up from their EUrotic fantasies and American dreams and come to the somber realization that Pax Russicana is the only cure for the terrible ailment the region has been suffering from.
In the meanwhile, however, officials in Yerevan seriously need to grow a pair of balls and put a stop to the silent but deadly invasion of Western/Globalist forces into Armenia by implementing the following measures:
- Immediately recognize the independence of Artsakh or its unification with Armenia. Turks have again proven that negotiations with them are utterly useless.
- Immediately commence negotiations for joining the Moscow-led Eurasian Union. That is where Armenia naturally belongs. Armenia is a Eurasian nation - genetically, culturally and geographically!
- Encourage Moscow to build an additional military installation inside the borders of Armenia.
- Shut down any "news" organization, "think tank" or NGO in Armenia that is not homegrown and/or is operating with funds being brought from European or American sources.
- Stop the active promotion of the English language in the republic. English is the catalyst and the vehicle upon which Western Globalism travels upon. Armenia's youth would be better off learning Russian, German, French, Persian, Arabic, Chinese, etc.
- Cut all ties with NATO! What the &#%@ is it good for anyway?!
- Cut all ties with Globalist institutions such as the IMF and USAID because recent history has clearly revealed that these agencies pose an imminent danger to the healthy and well-being of developing nations.
- Finally, severely curtail ties with Washington because the capitol of the American empire has been and will always be an anti-Armenian vipers nest.
Lt. Ramil Safarov sentenced to life in prison in Hungary for hacking to death Armenian officer, Lt. Gurgen Markarian, was sent back to Azerbaijan Friday and, despite assurances, was immediately pardoned and freed by Azeri President Ilham Aliyev. Safarov was given a life sentence in 2006 by the Budapest City Court after he confessed to killing Markarian while both were in Hungary for a 2004 NATO language course. Hungary returned the 35-year-old Safarov to Azerbaijan only after receiving assurances from the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry that Safarov’s sentence, which included the possibility of parole after 25 years, would be enforced.
In very terse remarks, Sarkisian condemned Hungary for the transfer and also criticized the international community for not responding to apparent warnings by Armenia, which adhered to international calls to not politicize the case. In an earlier meeting with Armenia’s National Security Council, Sarkisian announced that he has instructed the defense ministry to place all troops on high alert and urged the National Assembly to convene an emergency session. He also announced that he has a “special assignment” for the head of Armenia’s National Security Service Gorik Hakpyan. Below is the text of Sarkisian’s remarks to diplomats as presented by the presidential office without edits:
Unfortunately today we invited you to the President’s Office on an extraordinary occasion. As you should know, an officer of the Azeri military who had killed Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan, was transferred to Azerbaijan. The President of Azerbaijan – and we have been warning about it – has immediately granted pardon to him. This has happened because the Government of Hungary, a member State of the European Union and NATO, has made a deal with the authorities of Azerbaijan.
I do not want to revisit the circumstances of the murder of Gurgen Margaryan; you are very well aware of them. As the trial had demonstrated, the horrendous manslaughter took place only because Gurgen Margaryan was an Armenian. Immediately after this crime had been perpetrated the Hungarian authorities as well as our partners – EU and NATO member States, were continually urging us to refrain from politicizing that process. We were continually urged to trust the judiciary of Hungary, a member State to those important alliances.
We have been closely following all the developments around that criminal. This issue has been discussed during each and every meeting with the President, Speaker of the Parliament, Foreign Minister and Ambassador of Hungary, and we have been assured on numerous occasions that such a transfer or a return of a criminal to Azerbaijan was excluded. We have received that same response to our requests during our contacts just a few days ago with the representatives of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry and Parliament. But as a result of perfidious developments the murderer has turned up in Baku and got released.
I have nothing to say about Azerbaijan – just plainly nothing. That country speaks about itself with the actions it takes, and I am not the one to explain those steps. Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen: With their joint actions the authorities of Hungary and Azerbaijan have opened the door for the recurrence of such crimes. With this decision they convey a clear message to the butchers. The slaughterers hereafter are well aware of impunity they can enjoy for the murder driven by ethnic or religious hatred.
I CAN NOT TOLERATE THAT. THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA CAN NOT TOLERATE THAT.
THE ARMENIAN NATION WILL NEVER FORGIVE THAT.
I officially announce that as of today we suspend diplomatic relations and all official contacts with Hungary. We expect a precise and unambiguous response by all our partners with regard to this incident. Anyone who tolerates this, will tomorrow be held responsible to history. Half-measures and circumlocution are not acceptable. We will judge the attitude of our partners towards the security of the Armenian nation by their response to this incident. I request you urgently to convey this as my personal message to the Heads of your States and Governments.
That is all I wanted to say. I do not know if Q&A will make sense or not? I think it won’t since what happened can hardly be accommodated by a reasonable mind. A country that considers itself developed and civilized does not have the right to behave this way and it well deserves proper assessment by its partners.
Sarkisian Criticizes International Community
President Serzh Sarkisian criticized the international community on Friday for what he described as a lenient approach to Azerbaijan’s anti-Armenian rhetoric and actions, saying that it is paving the way for another Armenian-Azerbaijani war. He also said that Azerbaijan’s controversial decision to pardon and promote the Azerbaijani army officer who hacked to death an Armenian colleague in Budapest in 2004 is forcing Armenia to “seriously think about changing some of our approached” to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Sarkisian issued the warnings at a meeting with senior U.S., Russian and European diplomats representing their nations at the Vienna headquarters of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. They discussed the fallout from Ramil Safarov’s release from a Hungarian prison late last week.
In his opening remarks publicized by his press office, Sarkisian claimed that by freeing and glorifying the convicted axe-murderer the Azerbaijani government sought to test the international community’s reaction to its “extraordinary steps.” Those steps are part of Baku’s broader strategy of obstructing a peaceful settlement of the conflict and preparing for an eventual attempt to forcibly win back Karabakh and Armenian-controlled territories surrounding it, he said.
“I had felt the consequences of the [1991-1994 Karabakh] war on my skin,” he told the visiting diplomats. “I am sure that no country that cares about the security of our region wants [another] war either. But desires are not enough and actions are needed. And those actions should start with an accurate evaluation of things. In this case, the so-called diplomatic correctness is simply damaging regional security.”
Sarkisian likewise spoke of the possibility of another Karabakh war in a September 2 letter to the Karabakh Armenian leadership. “We don’t want a war, but if we have to, we will fight and win,” he said. Safarov’s release has been criticized by the United States, Russia, the European Union and other Western structures. They have all said that it dealt a serious blow to long-running international efforts to end the Karabakh dispute.
Nevertheless, Sarkisian complained about “international structures” which he said are trying to “equate” the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides in the Safarov affair. “This is a very bad fact,” he said. With the presidential office giving no details of Sarkisian’s ensuing discussion with the OSCE envoys, it was not clear who the Armenian leader is unhappy with. Yerevan might have been upset by EU leaders’ calls for both Armenia and Azerbaijan to “exercise restraint,” which were voiced in response to Safarov’s release.
Sarkisian also criticized the international community’s response to anti-Armenian statements made by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev earlier this year. “When Aliyev started claiming that Yerevan and Armenia as a whole are Azerbaijani lands, nobody reacted to that statement,” he said. “When Aliyev declared that Armenians are his country’s number one enemy which must be destroyed, nobody reacted.”
“To our requests and warnings to the co-chairs [of the OSCE Minsk Group] and others that this is the beginning of a bad process we were getting unacceptable replies to the effect that those statements by Aliyev are meant for domestic consumption,” added Sarkisian.
Aliyev, meanwhile, defended on Friday Safarov’s extradition from Hungary and his decision to immediately pardon the officer. “Those who say that law was broken in this case do not know the reality,” he said, according to the Regnum news agency. “Armenia wants to maintain the status quo in the negotiating process and is therefore exploiting this issue.”
Aliyev spoke at a joint news conference with NATO’s visiting Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The latter said he is “deeply concerned” over the pardoning. Rasmussen expressed the same stance while visiting Armenia on Thursday.
“I officially declare that starting today, we cease diplomatic relations and all official ties with Hungary,” Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said during a meeting with UN ambassadors.
The announcement came as Budapest permitted Azerbaijani national Ramil Safarov return to his home country after he had been convicted of murdering an Armenian tourist in Budapest. In 2004, Safarov traveled to Budapest to study English in NATO's "Partnership for Peace program." While there, he murdered Armenian national Gurgen Margaryan, who was attending the same course. Safarov killed Margaryan with an ax while he slept.
In his initial testimony, Safarov explained that during the 1993 Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, the majority ethnic Armenian region of Azerbaijan where he was born, members of his family were killed in the resulting military conflict. Safarov implied that he killed Margaryan to avenge his relatives. He later changed his testimony, claiming his initial statement was the result of a miscommunication between him and his interpreters. In a revised version of his testimony, Safarov claimed that Margaryan had insulted Azerbaijan's national flag.
“The Amnesty Act should be regarded as changing the life imprisonment term to the term which the convict has already done,” a presidential spokesperson said, citing local laws. Safarov had been imprisoned for more than eight years.
While Hungary put forward the 30 year appeal ban, nothing was said about amnesty, added the office. Azerbaijani television showed a smiling Safarov walking through a crowd of supporters, draped in the Azerbaijani flag and carrying a bouquet of roses.
Public outrage engulfs Armenia's capital
A demonstration took place in front of the Hungarian Consulate in Yerevan, Armenia, following the news of Safarov's pardon. Demonstrators held banners reading “Shame on Hungary” and “We demand justice.” Protesters threw tomatoes at the building. On Saturday, dozens returned, saying the protest will continue until the Safrov has been brought to justice. Demonstrators burned a Hungarian flag in protest.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry said that Budapest should have foreseen Safarov being granted amnesty.
“Armenia has repeatedly informed Hungary that Azerbaijan praises Safarov’s crime at all levels, including the presidential one,” the ministry said in a statement. “Hungary’s government should have realized the consequences of Safarov’s extradition, since this action abolished prosecution of the offense. Thus, Hungary’s government shares the moral responsibility for assisting Safarov in his grievous crime.”
The country's President Sargsyan accused Hungarian authorities of colluding with Azerbaijani authorities to have Safarov released. "The Hungarian authorities have to understand that they made a big mistake. They actually made a deal with Azerbaijani authorities,” he said. The incident sparked concerns in countries as far away as the US. The White House voiced clear disappointment over Safarov’s release, and demanded an explanation from Budapest.
“We are communicating to Azerbaijani authorities our disappointment about the decision to pardon Safarov. This action is contrary to ongoing efforts to reduce regional tensions and promote reconciliation. The United States is also requesting an explanation from Hungary regarding its decision to transfer Safarov to Azerbaijan,” Tommy Vietor, the Secretary of the US National Security Council said.
The Nagorno-Karabakh War gave rise to the tensions between the neighboring Caucasus states. First as Soviet republics and then as independent nations, Armenia and Azerbaijan fought from 1988 till 1994 to control the territory. Despite ongoing negotiations between the two countries, with Russia acting as mediator, they have yet to reach a formal resolution to the dispute. The territory is currently ruled by the local government, which is backed by Yerevan.Source: http://rt.com/news/armenia-azerbaijan-hungary-murder-087/
Ramil Safarov had been serving a life sentence for hacking Gurgen Margaryan to death with an ax during a NATO training event in Budapest in 2004. Safarov attacked Margaryan as the Armenian slept, striking him an alleged 16 times. Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at odds since fighting a bitter war over the mainly Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in the early 1990s. A ceasefire was signed in 1994, but relations continue to be strained.
Hungary said it had agreed to return Safarov to Azerbaijan after receiving assurances that his sentence would be enforced. But Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has said Hungary made a "gross mistake" in sending Safarov back to Baku, where he was greeted as a national hero, and announced that Yerevan was severing its diplomatic ties with Budapest.
"With their joint actions, Azerbaijan and Hungary opened the door to the recurrence of such crimes," Sargsyan said in comments carried by his press office. "I cannot put up with this. The republic of Armenia cannot put up with this," he added.
“We don’t want a war, but if we have to, we will fight and win. We are not afraid of killers, even if they enjoy the protection of the head of state,”Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian fumed in a statement late on Sunday. “They (Azerbaijanis) have been warned,” he said, calling Azerbaijan a country where “illicit orders set free and publicly glorify every bastard who kills people only because they are Armenians”.
Safarov hacked Armenian officer Gurgen Margarian to death at a military academy in Budapest where the servicemen were attending English-language courses organised by NATO. His lawyers claimed in court that he was traumatised because some of his relatives had been killed during Azerbaijan’s war with Armenia, and alleged that Margarian had insulted his country.
Armenia and Azerbaijan are locked in a long-running conflict over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, where they fought a war in the 1990s. Armenia-backed separatists seized Nagorny Karabakh from Azerbaijan in the war that left some 30,000 people dead. The two sides have not signed a final peace deal since the 1994 ceasefire and there are still regular firefights along the front line. Analysts warn the frozen conflict risks slipping again into full-scale war.
Russia, which is part of the OSCE Minsk Group that is mediating in negotiations to find a peaceful solution to the Karabakh conflict, expressed “deep concern” over the extradition and pardon.
“We believe that these actions of the Azerbaijanis, as well as the Hungarian authorities, go against the efforts agreed at an international level primarily through the OSCE Minsk Group aimed at reducing tension in the region,” Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.
The EU said Baku and Yerevan should refrain from exacerbating the dispute. In a statement, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele said they “are concerned by the news” of the pardon, adding that EU officials were “in contact with the relevant authorities”. EU officials will “continue to follow the situation closely,” the statement said.
“In the interest of regional stability and on-going efforts towards reconciliation,” Ashton and Fuele said they “reiterate their call on Azerbaijan and Armenia to exercise restraint, on the ground as well as in public statements, in order to prevent an escalation of the situation.”
Baku on Monday accused Yerevan of launching a wave of attacks on eight Azerbaijani websites including those of the president and various news portals, sometimes posting photographs of the murdered Armenian soldier. “The very fact of this action speaks of the powerlessness of Yerevan, resorting to the tactics of the weak,” Azerbaijani presidential administration official Elnur Aslanov said in a statement.
The administration also published a series of letters from citizens praising Aliyev for pardoning the convicted killer. “I am grateful to you for the nationwide joy you have given us by releasing Ramil Safarov, returning him to his homeland and, most importantly, doing justice,” wrote one of them, Zamina Aliyeva.
Yerevan on Friday cut diplomatic ties with Hungary over the pardon, while US President Barack Obama said he was “deeply concerned” about the incident. Hungary summoned Azerbaijan’s ambassador on Sunday to protest at Baku’s decision after earlier saying it had been assured Safarov would serve out his term.