It’s curious. The timing of of this flare up. Russia and Turkey have been cooperating in Syria. Making agreements concerning Libya. Trade. Tourism. Purchases of the S-400.
Diplomacy has been working between the two nations for some time now.
You know there are interested parties who just hate that cooperation, right?
Cue the fighting in Nagarno Karabakh! Which may draw Turkey and Russia into the fray on opposing sides. Or not. Though Armenia is NOT the staunch ally of Russia many believe it to be. But they still do have influence. Also, keep in mind that Armenia has a fairly large Kurdish community, that has been infiltrated by the PKK. And has participated fully in the ethnic cleansing and annexation of Syria. That has been covered here previously.
He revealed that the Armenian battalion are fighting in Al-Hasakah province, including in Ras al-Ayn, Tall Tamr and Mount Abdulaziz, and that they are composed of Armenians from many locations.
We want to turn our militia into a bigger brigade. There are people who want to join from Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Kurdistan and Europe
* Where the Americans, French, Israeli etc are, of course
After writing the intro, reminding readers of PKK involvement in Armenia I went back through days worth of reports to get an idea of what may have happened. Unsurprisingly there are reports of movement and massing of persons at disputed territory- by the Armenians. And it was Kurdish forces. I'd also read that this was occurring, but, it didn't click at the time. Now, of course, it does.
"The alarming reports that Armenia has been relocating Kurdistan Working Party (PKK) terrorists from Syria and Iraq to the occupied territories of Nagorno-Karabakh to prepare for future hostilities and train Armenian militias is news of the sort that should keep you awake at night, not only in Azerbaijan but also in Europe, writes James Wilson.
Changing the demographics of the occupied territories by bringing in refugees of Armenian origin from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq is one thing, even though unlawful, but populating Nagorno-Karabakh with PKK militants, classified by all Western countries, including the US and the EU, as a terrorist organisation, is another.
The artificial resettlement policies of Armenia following the explosion in Beirut on 4 August this year and the Syrian War in 2009, aim to change the demographics of Nagorno-Karabakh and to consolidate the 30-year-long Armenian occupation. They represent a violation of international law, the Geneva Convention and various international agreements. Professionally hired militants and terrorists being resettled to Nagorno-Karabakh would be designated as an war crime under international law, putting peace and stability in the region at risk.The dangerous actions of Armenia risks to further destabilize the region, which has a strategic importance for Azerbaijan and Europe, as it provides energy and transport links to Georgia, Turkey and Europe for the Azerbaijani oil and gas as well as other export commodities. By jeopardizing major infrastructure projects, such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, Armenia could put European energy and transport security at huge risk."
There is way more going on here then many realize.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s government is busy with the deployment of terrorist organizations in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, Azerbaijani MP Arzu Naghiyev told Trend on Sept. 25.
“The main goal of the Armenian side is preparing for new provocations and war,” Naghiyev added.
“There is enough information about the resettlement of terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to the occupied territories.”
“Moreover, it has been proven that ASALA terrorist organization operates in the occupied territories,” the MP added. “This statement was made from the highest tribunes.”
“There is only one goal - to continue the war against Azerbaijan by using mercenaries and terrorists,” Naghiyev said. “While informing the world community on this issue at the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said that Armenia recruits and uses mercenaries and terrorists from different countries against Azerbaijan. Armenia is a state sponsoring terrorism. Armenia committed more than 30 terror acts in Azerbaijan. We have credible information about the presence of Armenian ASALA terror organization on the occupied territories."
Going all the way back to Monday there are reports of an Azerbajaini
An Azerbaijani soldier was killed during a conflict with Armenia at the border, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced early Monday, adding that their neighbor's army had violated the cease-fire in the Tovuz region.President Ilham Aliyev: Today, right to vote in Armenia belongs to Soros
“It doesn’t befit anyone to scratch someone else’s back. Independence in Armenia is formal in nature. What kind of an independent country is it if it cannot make decisions on its own? What kind of an independent country is it if it is ruled by Soros? Pashinyan is a product of the Soros regime. Today, the right to vote in Armenia belongs to Soros. Look at the biographies of members of Pashinyan's ruling team. All of them come from Soros, Transparency, or another human rights organization. They turn a blind eye to the despotic actions that have taken place in Armenia,” the Azerbaijani president said.I wrote about the Soros/NED links in 2018- at the time of the "velvet revolution 2.0"
You want verification of the Soro’s backing? Read my May 2018 post. It’s all there...
National Endowment for Democracy
George Soros and the Open Society
European Endowment for Democracy