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Why does Richard Morningstar threaten Azerbaijan with Maidan

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Why does Richard Morningstar threaten Azerbaijan with MaidanA few days ago, the US ambassador to Baku, Richard Morningstar, giving an interview to the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, made a statement from the category of those that diplomats usually do not allow themselves. The American suggested that one of the lessons that Baku should draw from the events in Ukraine is that the Maidan could be repeated in Azerbaijan if, say, civil society there will be infringed upon its rights ...


Richard Morningstar - known conductor of the interests of Western energy corporations. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to Azerbaijan, he served as the special envoy of the US Secretary of State for Energy Affairs in Eurasia. Having engaged a diplomatic watch in Baku in July 2012 of the year, Morningstar loyally lobbied the laying of routes for the supply of Azerbaijani hydrocarbons to the West "bypassing Russia".

The statement of the American diplomat about the possibility of the “Azerbaijani Maidan” should be read in conjunction with the preceding speech by the American co-chairman of the Minsk Group on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, James Warlick. The performance took place on May 7 at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington. The considerations expressed by Warlick, and he unambiguously proposed to return to the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to the situation of the end of 1980, were met with extreme restraint in Yerevan.

What goals did Washington pursue by inviting its diplomat to make such annoying statements one after the other to the address of both Yerevan and Baku? In May of this year, 20 turned years since the establishment of the cease-fire regime in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to some signs, in Washington, under the influence of the processes of Ukraine’s disintegration and the reunification of Crimea with Russia, it was concluded that maintaining the status quo in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is no longer in America’s interests. If this is true, then this is a very dangerous thought. Especially if, as experts assume, behind this, there is an attempt to make Armenia convinced of the “lack of thought” of its decision to join the Customs Union and put Russia in the face of “failure in the Caucasus”.

The calculation of American strategists is that a new escalation of tension around Nagorno-Karabakh will push Azerbaijan toward NATO with the prospect of forming the Ankara-Tbilisi-Baku axis, and Ankara already has a package of agreements with Baku on guarantees of security and mutual assistance. In this hypothetical triple bundle, in recent years, the military-political component has been intensively increasing. Georgia is the foreman in raising the level of interaction between neighbors in the military sphere. Turkey and Azerbaijan are showing great restraint here, well aware of all the risks of creating a regional alliance unfriendly to Russia in the zone of strategic interests of Russia. However, violation of the status quo in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can change a lot.

From the four countries of the forgotten association GUAM (Georgia - Ukraine - Moldova - Azerbaijan), which Turkey was going to join at certain stages of the run-in of this American geopolitical idea, nowadays only Azerbaijan did not confirm its Euro-Atlantic aspirations. As some Western experts are inclined to believe, the reason for such caution is the “complex neighborhood” of Azerbaijan with Russia and Iran.

The Caspian factor plays a separate role in the US plans to give political processes in the region a confrontational look. The forthcoming summit of the countries of the Caspian Sea in Astrakhan in terms of dates roughly coincides with the September NATO summit in Wales. In Washington, the task is to prevent breakthrough decisions at the September rally of the Caspian Five. The settlement of the remaining unresolved issues on the status of the Caspian Sea does not fit into the American schemes to maintain tension in the region. Therefore, Azerbaijan will be tried not to be allowed to settle its problems with Iran (which Russia is interested in) in delimiting the national sectors of the Caspian Sea. Washington is resisting the creation of the Caspian five mechanisms for maintaining security in the sea-lake only by the riparian countries. Azerbaijan has not previously given a positive response to Moscow’s proposal to create a joint naval operational interaction group (CASFOR) in the Caspian Sea, but now in Baku they are not so categorical, and this alone is annoying to American strategists.

An independent provocative story in a speech by Morningstar was the reasoning on a certain “invasion” in Azerbaijan. The American ambassador expressed hints, of which, however, it followed that the role of potential interventionists in Azerbaijan could be Russia and Iran. In this regard, he several times asked himself a rhetorical question: who, if not America, will be able to help Azerbaijan in this case - “after what Russia has done with the Crimea and Ukraine” ?! In Baku, these figures of the speech of the American diplomat reacted adequately: Azerbaijani officials from the presidential administration and from the foreign ministry regarded it as interference in the internal affairs of their country.

However, the trial balloon by the US administration is running. And this was done a few days before the next meeting of 29 in May in Astana of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, on the eve of the signing of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union by the leaders of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
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  1. Maximusnot
    Maximusnot 29 May 2014 18: 37
    +15
    God-wretched nation, these star-striped ...
    1. Nekarmadlen
      Nekarmadlen 29 May 2014 19: 00
      +5
      And Americans increasingly remind me of Mishka Kvakin’s team
    2. starshina78
      starshina78 29 May 2014 19: 00
      +4
      How much can you endure these stupid, brainless, arrogant, unprincipled and crazy Americans! They are not people, but some creatures. They stick their nose everywhere. Ever heard - cut off to the very root!
      1. 225chay
        225chay 30 May 2014 01: 55
        0
        Quote: starshina78
        How much can you endure these stupid, brainless, arrogant, unprincipled and crazy Americans! They are not people, but some creatures. They stick their nose everywhere. Ever heard - cut off to the very root!

        It is necessary to trim more often so as not to slip.
        Better once! and hatchet, stronger, on the neck ...
        1. g1v2
          g1v2 30 May 2014 02: 17
          +2
          Guys, take it easy. They defend their interests and live at the expense of the rest of the world. They rose at the expense of post-war Europe and continue to try to maintain their position in the world. It is time for us to recall our interests and adopt some of their methods. Infowaves, pushing friendly forces in the power of other countries, etc. are the wars of the future and we need to be able to wage them.
    3. Lelek
      Lelek 29 May 2014 19: 02
      +4
      The nation is relatively normal except for the "golden thousand". And here is the manual - ink the lamp - fucked up to the heels. bully
      1. Tolerast
        Tolerast 30 May 2014 00: 06
        +1
        Well done, bib good Catch a plus.
    4. max422
      max422 30 May 2014 01: 00
      +1
      As if there were doubts about the nation - so any rabble destroying the real American nation: Apaches, Iroquois ...
  2. alone
    alone 29 May 2014 18: 38
    +10
    Let him threaten. He will end up being replaced by another. The Americans have invested fifty billion dollars in the Azerbaijani economy. The current authorities are the guarantor. Yes, and the opposition does not have a social base. We had enough of their one-year rule. P.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 29 May 2014 20: 38
      0
      Quote: lonely
      Let him threaten. He will end up being replaced by another. The Americans have invested fifty billion dollars in the Azerbaijani economy. The current authorities are the guarantor. Yes, and the opposition does not have a social base. We had enough of their one-year rule. P.

      Judging by their tone, they are certainly interested in the whole spectrum, from problems for Russia and Iran in organizing unrest, to oil in Baku. But this raises an interesting question. How many non-governmental foundations for supporting democracy are widespread in Azerbaijan? What influence can they really have on the government, industry, business structures, media, and the masses now? How much is Azerbaijan’s economy directly tied to the United States ??
      Please share your opinion
      1. alone
        alone 29 May 2014 21: 16
        +5
        The EBN refused to develop the Caspian shelves in its time. He was only interested in Yerevan. Here and had to sign a contract with the Anglo-Saxons in 1994, they invested hundreds of billions. They have already taken their money, leaving us a very decent oil and gas production infrastructure. When they took their grandmothers, wanted to lower their production, but ours showed them their place more. And now mainly investments come from the government and from the private sector. By the way, they themselves have already started investing in Turkey, the Balkans, the CIS, even in Russia through government channels about 1 billion dollars in the North Caucasus and Astrakhan mainly. Of course there is influence, but it is not so strong as we say about 15 years ago. Yes, and the country has such an arrangement that if you want to, you don’t want to push hard, the loss of Azerbaijan means the loss of Transcaucasia. Here and the whole fuss. And about the revolutions, when ours really begin to click on them, they periodically begin to bark. We are already used to it. So you get used to it))
  3. mad
    mad 29 May 2014 18: 39
    +9
    And what, Azerbaijan did not send this star-hairy ambassador in 24 hours ???
    1. 416D
      416D 29 May 2014 18: 44
      +9
      They didn’t send them, but they said a couple of strong words from the highest level
  4. smart75
    smart75 29 May 2014 18: 40
    +5
    For about five years they still shudder, then they will not be up to it.
    By 2020 they will not be able to rob anyone
  5. DanSabaka
    DanSabaka 29 May 2014 18: 40
    0
    If Azerbaijan starts (under the incitement of the Americans) a new war for Karabakh, then our Russian soldiers standing in Armenia will be the first to enter the millstones .... and Azerbaijanis will be Russian weapons to fight against the Russian soldier ....
    1. smile
      smile 29 May 2014 18: 47
      +8
      DanSabaka
      Ours will not climb into Karabakh, and Azerbaijan, if the course of military operations is successful for him, will not climb into Armenia proper.
      Because no one there will not shoot at us. Why should Azerbaijan run into? What will they gain by this?
      Although there is no need to talk about success here. If a full-scale military conflict is unleashed, only the Americans will be the winner. Everyone else will lose. We, too.
  6. sem-yak
    sem-yak 29 May 2014 18: 44
    +3
    The mustache is already signed, Amrike p..dets! The flywheel of Russia's development is gaining momentum! Soon everyone will apologize and apologize! And WE will decide who to be friends with and who to drive in the neck!
  7. 416D
    416D 29 May 2014 18: 46
    +2
    http://haqqin.az/news/23210
  8. Tolerast
    Tolerast 29 May 2014 18: 48
    +2
    Let .. this morning asterisk as long as he wants. Will start to stir up the water-get a skewer in a freedom-loving ass and let's give goodbye. The next will be science.
  9. staryivoin
    staryivoin 29 May 2014 18: 52
    0
    Crazy Richie "Morning Star", as always, stupidly follows the postulates of the mattress policy - "you have oil, but no democracy - then we go to you." And if such a foreign diplomat suits Aliyev, then they go there. But Azerbaijan will not fight with us, even with the support of mattress covers. There are too many people willing to cut the boundaries around. Russia does not need their lands and Aliyev understands this very well.
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 29 May 2014 20: 54
      +7
      Quote: staryivoin
      "you have oil, but no democracy - then we go to you."
      And so a hundred years! Nothing new ...
  10. valentina-makanalina
    valentina-makanalina 29 May 2014 18: 54
    +2
    The American ambassador expressed hints, from which, however, it followed that Russia and Iran could act as potential interventionists in Azerbaijan.

    In the west of Russia with Ukraine flew by, now come on in the south - Azerbaijan. Who is next?
    So they get to China. It is good that in the north polar bears will not go to the Maidan!
  11. saag
    saag 29 May 2014 18: 54
    +1
    "Morningstar lobbied in good faith to lay routes for the supply of Azerbaijani hydrocarbons to the West" bypassing Russia "
    Most of the current conflicts are involved in hydrocarbons - Libya, Syria, Ukraine, now, to paraphrase a French proverb, you can say "look for gas" if something happens :-)
  12. Lelek
    Lelek 29 May 2014 18: 55
    +7
    This Richard is right about one thing - you cannot sit on two chairs, i.e. to be "both yours and ours", which Heydar Aliyev has been practicing for the last 5 years. It may end as with Yanukovych. I think so. stop
    1. Tolerast
      Tolerast 29 May 2014 19: 02
      +4
      Maybe Ilham, after all? what
    2. alone
      alone 29 May 2014 19: 03
      +3
      Quote: Lelek
      This Richard is right about one thing - you cannot sit on two chairs, i.e. to be "both yours and ours", which Heydar Aliyev has been practicing for the last 5 years.

      Ignorant, Heydar Aliyev has already died as 11 years old. We have one chair. Our chair. We do what is beneficial for us. You think badly
      1. Tolerast
        Tolerast 29 May 2014 19: 09
        +2
        Here, it seems, there is simply a poor knowledge of the subject matter. And the article, by and large, is about nothing.
        1. sv68
          sv68 29 May 2014 19: 57
          +2
          Tolerast article on how the Yankees try to find a very large and sharp bolt on their ass, and, along the way, they are a step away from the find ...
          1. Tolerast
            Tolerast 29 May 2014 20: 05
            0
            They are not used to it. Catch their pleasure - and again make a straight face. As if nothing had happened fellow
    3. Horse
      Horse 29 May 2014 19: 56
      +5
      Ilham and not Heydar. Heydar saved his country and under him Azerbaijan began to live better than under Vezirov and other leaders of the "popular front", but religious aspects in relations cannot be discarded, and the events in NKAO and subsequent Sumgait and Baku did not leave a big mark in relations between Azerbaijan and Russia (Gorbachev introduced explosives into Azerbaijan to restore order and it was not only Armenians but also Russians who were to blame for everything), in short, the Americans + the humpback did the business
      I believe in good neighborly relations between Azerbaijan and Russia
  13. b.t.a.
    b.t.a. 29 May 2014 19: 02
    +1
    The only thing that can be organized on Independence Square in Baku is corruption. Bribes are everywhere. And in other aspects of life there is order. The opposition has no soil.
    1. TURKISH
      TURKISH 29 May 2014 20: 42
      +1
      We have a special relationship with corruption, the people are united only on the Karabakh issue, this is the Achilles' heel and the authorities will do everything to return the occupied territories.
  14. jovanni
    jovanni 29 May 2014 19: 29
    +3
    P.indos - he is in Africa, P. Indos, and in Azerbaijan.
  15. Bobxnumx
    Bobxnumx 29 May 2014 20: 01
    +2
    This ambassador must be in Baku from the back of the ass at 24 hours.
  16. Arkan
    Arkan 29 May 2014 20: 20
    +1
    In Baku, the American diplomat’s speeches were adequately reacted to these figures: Azerbaijani officials from the presidential administration and the foreign ministry regarded this as interference in the internal affairs of their country.


    What do they hope in the State Department after what they have done with the Independent? Baku has responded adequately. I think that Azerbaijan will take into account the experience of Turkey.
  17. Giant thought
    Giant thought 29 May 2014 20: 27
    +2
    After such a statement, Azerbaijan should have declared him persona non grata.
  18. edeligor
    edeligor 29 May 2014 20: 28
    +1
    Such hypocrisy just kills! This garbage nation of rogue people around the world, decided that they are allowed everything ?! Pouring blood all over the world, creating color revolutions, blaming entire nations for their sins! Yes, and threaten such scenarios with states LOYAL to them! I have no words!!!
    Now I understand the ancient politician who ended with every speech: Carthage must be destroyed. I agree with Senator Caton - Washington must be destroyed!
  19. TURKISH
    TURKISH 29 May 2014 20: 30
    +1
    Aliyev hawk dives into the US on Russian air (video)
    29 May 2014, 18: 16

    Ali Huseynli, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Policy and State Building of the Milli Majlis, aired on Russia 24 TV channel sharply criticizing the activities of US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar. Huseynli also condemned the US policy in Azerbaijan, aimed at undermining political stability.
    http://haqqin.az/news/23207
  20. Bormental
    Bormental 29 May 2014 20: 54
    0
    Ahuyevaya morning 3.14zda.
  21. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 29 May 2014 20: 57
    0
    ... Maidan can be repeated in Azerbaijan, if, they say, civil society there will be infringed on their rights ...

    How already these "peacekeepers of ALL EARTH" ZADOLBALI!
    When they already choke on their POISON, "the doves of the WORLD", damn it ... GO and GO!
  22. mdwspb
    mdwspb 29 May 2014 21: 20
    0
    Baku also has Freedom Square! It’s not hard to believe that Americans will try to bring people to it.
    1. alone
      alone 29 May 2014 21: 29
      +4
      the last time the attempt to withdraw ended in 15 minutes that the Special Forces cleared an area of ​​3 thousand people, arresting one third. The organizers got real terms. Since then, there are only military parades held)))
  23. Commissar of the NKVD
    Commissar of the NKVD 29 May 2014 21: 22
    0
    But what if Azerbaijan joins the EAEU? And no Maidan is not terrible. With Armenia, through mediation, Moscow will somehow be rewarded, in the worst case, the hell with him, with Karabakh, it is better to give a part than to lose everything. Another energy power in our common alliance! Yankees expel from impotent rage!
    1. alone
      alone 29 May 2014 21: 31
      +2
      Quote: NKVD Commissioner
      With Armenia, through mediation, Moscow will somehow be rewarded, in the worst case, the hell with him, with Karabakh, it is better to give a part than to lose everything. Another energy power in our common alliance! The Yankees will be expelled from powerless rabies!

      Well then, I advise you to give the Kaliningrad to the Germans and smoked Japs. The territory is not a change in coin. About the EAEU, where there is Armenia, we have nothing to catch there. There are enough parasites, nothing else to feed these.
  24. Yugra
    Yugra 29 May 2014 22: 22
    0
    Aliyev, Jr., do not disgrace the elder, Heydar! If these words were with him, the Ovsky ambassador would already walk on foot with a suitcase to the border of Zerbejan
  25. razved
    razved 29 May 2014 23: 53
    0
    in general, for such things it is customary to declare a diplomat persona non grata and expel him from the country. regardless of his position.
  26. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 30 May 2014 00: 20
    0
    a dispute is a dispute, but one must listen to the star-striked one and prepare in advance to avoid Maidan in another country, these climb not for pleasure, but for death, even mattresses and expressive grandmas decide everything, if he instantly went bankrupt, he would throw his life out of the window from a skyscraper , to pre-clean the entire opposition, neutralize all the traitors and then let them even cuss, with their hints about the Maidan, they scum and assholes ... will be scum. sorry did not hold back.
  27. max422
    max422 30 May 2014 01: 03
    0
    So impudent from impunity that they blackmail the coup ...
  28. Free Island
    Free Island 30 May 2014 02: 56
    0
    ahha)) these mattress covers already gored)) poke there, poke here, poor people everywhere climb with their obosanomatrasnoy democracy)) soon the poke breaks off)))) mutants