This article appeared as a continuation material about the war in Nagorno-Karabakh... It appeared simply because Armenia today is far from being the friendly state that many imagine it to be and what it was a couple of years ago. Armenia has become an excellent illustration of how easily and quickly it is possible to "turn" the country back. How one person and one party can change in a short time not only the vector of the country's development, but the fate of many good, smart, hard-working people.
I again have to compare the post-Soviet state, caught on the hook of Western (Soros) propaganda, with what they are trying to do with Belarus today. Armenia today is about the same as Ukraine, successfully changing not only the country, but the consciousness of people with the help of complex processing according to the scenarios of Western political strategists. It is no coincidence that a huge number of Armenians living in Russia are second-class people for Yerevan. Unworthy participation in the political life of Armenia.
How people seized power. Armenian variant
I will not start with the textbooks. The goal of any "velvet revolution", except for those that everyone is talking about and writing about, is to instill in the people in a short time hatred of Moscow and the Russians, pointing out them as the culprits of all troubles. This is done under the guise of a struggle for democracy and as if within the framework of the aspirations of the entire population of the country. The people sincerely believe that power will indeed pass into the hands of those who speak out for the people on social networks and at rallies.
But after a short time, it suddenly turns out that instead of a democratic state, the revolution creates an authoritarian state, with the rule of not the constitution and laws of the country, but the charter of some NGOs and political parties that clearly express the opinion of the minority. But hatred for Moscow is obscure, and even this fact is explained by the influence of the Kremlin, the actions of Russian agents and pro-Russian separatists. And the country thus finds itself in the zone of political interests of the West, in particular the United States, with the corresponding consequences for culture, education, economy, traditions, the army and others.
Pashinyan, the current prime minister, appears on the political arena of Armenia. not by chance. And the will of the people to call it somehow does not turn the tongue. The leader of the Elk party, which won 7-9% of the vote in the elections, but who became the leader of the protest in mid-April 2018, simply could not become the voice of the people. And the protests were organized by this particular party.
What happened, why did the Armenian people so easily surrendered power to the political "nobody" on April 19-20 and the prime minister on May 8, 2018? Such a metamorphosis is not uncommon for politicians. But like this: on April 22, after failed negotiations with President Sargsyan, Pashinyan and almost 250 of his supporters were arrested, and two weeks later ...
In fact, President Serzh Sargsyan, ousted by Pashinyan, was to blame for such a political takeoff. And it was Sargsyan who prepared the revolution. It was at his direction in the period from 2010-2017. Armenia gradually changed the vector of its movement. A huge number of Western NGOs, foundations, sects and other organizations and societies were allowed into the country, which gradually began to seize power in the country.
I will quote the opinion of the Armenian political scientist Suren Ionisyan from an article he published in 2019 in the "Independent Military Review":
“The foundation of the well-known expert in the destruction of states, George Soros,“ Open Society Armenia ”, as well as such sects as“ Jehovah's Witnesses ”,“ Word of Life Church ”, Mormons are working in Armenia. These sects have more than 200 thousand parishioners in Armenia, and this is with a total population of 2,5 million people. According to the available data, more than 3,5 thousand NGOs are registered and work in Armenia, most of which are financed by the governments of Western countries, mainly the USA, France, Great Britain. "
How Nikol Pashinyan unfolds the country
Strength of the Armenian people, the wisdom of the Armenian people, millennial история the Armenian people exist not only due to some innate genius of the Armenians or their ability to survive under constant pressure from neighbors. The Armenian spirit exists because any Armenian, in whatever country he lives, a citizen of whatever state he is, always remains an Armenian, always remembers Armenia and does everything for Armenia to flourish.
The largest Armenian diaspora in the world is the Russian diaspora. In some of the speeches of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the number sounded: about 3 million people! Can you imagine a diaspora that is larger than the population of Armenia? Moreover, this number includes not only Russian citizens of Armenian origin, but also citizens of Armenia temporarily residing in our country.
What is Nikol Pashinyan doing towards these people? He actually turns them into second-class Armenians. The "fake Armenians". He forms the opinion among the people of Armenia that those who for some reason live in Russia are no longer Armenians, but Russians. In order to prevent ordinary citizens of the country from being able to verify this information, the government closes the television and radio broadcasting of Russian channels in the country. Pretext? Possible violations of Armenian legislation by these channels!
Let me remind you that on July 18, in her Telegram channel, Margarita Simonyan wrote an appeal to the Armenian authorities.
“In response to the long-term goodness and protection that you received from Russia, you did not recognize Crimea. Because this is an internal affair of Armenia. You imprisoned Robert Kocharyan, a permanent ally of Russia solely out of political revenge ... You have flooded the country with anti-Russian NGOs that teach young people on your territory how to overthrow the government in Russia. You have become a springboard for anti-Russian forces in the Caucasus ",
To express her position, as the editor-in-chief of RT wrote, she was forced by the "Internet troops" of the Armenian authorities.
"After everything you've done, Russia has every moral right to spit on you and rub you."
Remember what Margarita Pashinyan answered in an interview with RBC?
“Russia should understand that Russia's ally in Armenia is not Pashinyan, not Petrosyan, not Poghosyan, not Sargsyan, not Kocharyan, the ally and partner is the Armenian people. This is a very important nuance. "
About NGOs in Armenia:
“They were created at a time when no one in Russia doubted the pro-Russian aspirations of the Armenian government. All these organizations were created during the time of Robert Kocharian, the time of Serzh Sargsyan. If they were so pro-Russian, why didn't they close these organizations? "
Beautiful words about their own innocence to what is happening in Armenia. And the cover of their own policy in the name of the people. But, as it seems to me, this is a denial of the “Armenianness” of the same Simonyan. She seems to be no longer a real Armenian. As well as those who today see where they are pushing Armenia. Probably, this can explain the ban on including "Russian Armenians" in the Armenian government. Infected with "pro-Russian" Armenians in the modern political culture of Armenia are "unformat".
About the Russian military base in Armenia
As the main oppositionist in Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan actively opposed the presence of the Russian army on Armenian soil. But after some time, the Prime Minister of Armenia somehow began to hush up this topic. True, there were some hints in interviews as to why the question of the base is not yet acute. The military base was and is one of the arguments that plays an important role in gas prices and other economic disputes.
But if we proceed from the fact that Nikol Pashinyan's government practically fell under American influence, as I wrote about above, then the Russian military base should be withdrawn from Armenia. Russia's influence in the South Caucasus must be completely eliminated, which will destabilize the region and ultimately bring it under American control.
What are these statements based on? The usual analysis of what is in Armenia today. Armenia is so huge that the US Embassy in this country is the second largest! Let me remind you that the first one is in Iraq. About 2500 people work daily for the benefit of the United States in this country. Moreover, according to Armenian journalists, from 1200 to 1400 employees of the embassy are representatives of the US special services and special forces.
Why do Americans need such a powerful military fist in Yerevan? Maybe in order to protect the three secret biological laboratories, which were built with the money of the Pentagon, but supposedly belong to Armenia? Or maybe in order to serve the new center for training peacekeepers, the agreement on the construction of which was signed between Yerevan and the Pentagon last year? So there will be its own builders and military personnel who will deal only with this center. Let's just call a spade a spade: the new US military base.
Why didn't the war in Karabakh come as a surprise to most of the leading countries of the world today? Simply because the USA needed it. Note, not Turkey, Azerbaijan or Armenia, but the United States. And the goal, the global goal of this policy, is not Russia, but Iran. In the Caucasus, a cordon sanitaire has practically been created, which separates Russia from this region. Only one link is missing - Armenia.
And the fate of Karabakh? Alas, the Armenian or Azerbaijani people will not see him (according to American plans) as their ears. The Americans need a foothold to deploy their forces in the region. Karabakh is an ideal springboard. And the "sanitary belt" and ally Turkey is an equipped transport corridor.
We often talk about the incomprehensible actions of Armenia at the sites of the CSTO, the CIS, the EAEU. We are surprised at the counterproductive and sometimes hostile actions of Nikol Pashinyan's government. And why? All according to plan! NGOs work in Armenia. I will again quote from last year's article by Suren Ionesyan:
“The current government of Armenia employs employees of Western NGOs: Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Suren Papikyan, Minister of High-Tech Industry Hakob Arshakyan, Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan (LGBT lobbyist community in Armenia), Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Earuhi Batoyan, Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan, Minister of Environment Eric Grigoryan, Chief of Staff of the Government of Armenia Eduard Aghajanyan, Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan, Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan, Vice-Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan , Deputy Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Lena Nazaryan, Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Armenian Parliament Ruben Rubinyan and many others.
Today Moscow is outplaying the Americans, and therefore Pashinyan, in the situation of the war in Karabakh. Instead of causing the hatred of the Armenian people by their participation or non-participation in this war, the Russian military today became the guarantor of the preservation of peace on the territory of Armenia. The guarantor of the preservation of the Armenian state as such.
Pashinyan's actions, which I mentioned in passing in my analysis of the war, fit perfectly into the American concept of the future structure of the region. Armenia will deplete its human and material resources. Ultimately, he will end the war on the terms of the enemy. The economy will be undermined for many years. The fact that Russia will undertake the restoration of the country under the Pashinyan regime is rather doubtful.
Pashinyan has become a threat to Armenia
I am sincerely sorry for the Armenian prime minister. The head of state, who is entangled in his own intrigues and is now afraid of everyone around, really deserves pity. But, on the other hand, I remember the beginning of the work of the winners of the "revolution of reconciliation" in 2018.
Remember the wave of repression that swept the country after Pashinyan came to power? Do you remember how they dealt with those who opposed LGBT people and spoke about the traditional values of the Armenian people? How did they deal with those who advocated the pro-Russian vector of foreign policy? How was the second President of Armenia Robert Kocharian, mentioned by Margarita Simonyan, repressed?
And why does it not threaten Pashinyan now? Didn't he allow pressure on the judicial system of Armenia? Was it not at his behest that the power structures switched to rather legally dubious actions to fabricate criminal cases and forceful actions in relation to political opponents?
Today few people remember the famous case of the Amulsar gold deposit. The development of this field threatened an ecological disaster for the whole of Armenia. And the decision to shut down the enterprise was made. What about today? Nikol Pashinyan gives permission for the reactivation of the field by a representative of companies associated with the same George Soros. Will Western developers pay more attention to environmental safety issues than local residents? ..
Echoes of War
I thought for a long time about whether it is worth remembering the recent embarrassment associated with the Great Patriotic War and Prime Minister Pashinyan. I had doubts about whether I would offend the memory of those almost 600 thousand Armenians who left to fight for the Soviet Motherland and every second did not return home from the battlefield? Will I not insult the memory of those four marshals and an admiral, about sixty generals, who were born on the Armenian land? 103 heroes of the Soviet Union that Armenia raised, 70 thousand awarded fighters?
But then I remembered about the other side of the war. About the Armenian Legion of the Wehrmacht, numbering up to 30 thousand people, which was led by General Dro, more precisely, Drastamat Kanayan, and which was trained by the SS troops. There is a monument in Yerevan to the Nazi henchman Garegin Nzhdeh (Garegin Yeghishevich Ter-Harutyunyan). Since 1940, he helped the Wehrmacht to form the Armenian battalions. Then he entered the Armenian National Council, formed in Berlin. As a result, he was arrested and ended his days in the Vladimir prison.
On May 8 this year, Nikol Pashinyan posted a photo of his grandfather Nikol Pashinyan on his Facebook page with the signature that he served in the 554th regiment of the 138th rifle division and died as a hero in 1943. But soon, comments began to appear under this photo, the authors of which claimed that Nikol Pashinyan voluntarily served in the SS legion.
The authors referred to the Armenian resource iravunk.com. In turn, the resource referred to the Russian "Memorial" of the RF Ministry of Defense. There, as evidence of Pashinyan's service in the SS Legion, not only archival information is cited, but also photographs of documents from the German card index, confirming that Pashinyan's grandfather was an SS legionnaire.
They tried to hush up the scandal. A version was put forward that two Pashinyans went to the front at once, who died in 1943. But one was a Soviet soldier, the other a traitor. I don't want to stir up the past. I think that the grandson is not responsible for his grandfather. But according to materials stored in the archives of the Ijevan district military registration and enlistment office, at that time only one Pashinyan lived in Yenokovan (Nikol Pashinyan's small homeland) - Nikolai Vartanovich, an accomplice of Nazi Germany.
About how Armenia is turning into a completely unknown country for us, how Armenia is going the same path that Ukraine went through, we can talk for a long time and give a lot of examples from modern life. Sometimes it seems to me that if today we swap Nikol Pashinyan and Vladimir Zelensky, neither Armenians nor Ukrainians will notice the substitution. Exactly the same eccentric antics! Do you remember the demand of the Ukrainian president to fire the heads of four customs offices? This famous monologue:
“It seems to me, men, we speak like men, right? Please tell me if you can't stop the smuggling, why don't you quit? I just have this question. I'm not saying that you take bribes. You are decent honest people, I guess I think so. Ay Hope, as they say. If you can't stop it, why are you working there? "
After all, something similar happened in Yerevan. Remember the Prime Minister's anger when he saw the dirty flag at customs?
"Fire everyone who is here (in this room)."
To quote radio Azattyk from April 12 last year:
"If it seems to someone that the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia should not defend the flag of the Republic of Armenia, then we have a different understanding of statehood," Pashinyan told reporters at the end of his visit to the Noragavit customs. "
All these movements look pretty disgusting. I have always believed that when a danger arises for the Motherland, people should forget their personal ambitions, self-interest, anger at the country and other personal emotions. You just need to start doing what will save the country. Alas, it turns out this is not the case. One's own shirt is closer to the body ... And for some, personal care is more important than state affairs, than love for one's own Motherland.
So who are you, Nikol Pashinyan? ..