WHERE ARE THE EUROPEANS PUSHING KARABAKH?
Dec 12 2006
The international community stated through the leaders of the
European organizations that it does not recognize the outcome of
the constitutional referendum in NKR. Even Latvia or Lithuania
has announced that they do not recognize. The parade of rejection
is fabulously covered in the Azerbaijani press. In addition, the
statements by the Eurofunctionaries are cited in accordance with the
Azerbaijani law – with the word referendum in inverted commas.
However, even a superficial study shows that in these statements the
negotiations are said to be the only way of resolving the problem of
status of Karabakh, and there is no emphasis on a particular status.
It is only mentioned that until the resolution of the Karabakh conflict
the international community recognizes the borders of Azerbaijan
However, even in this case it is difficult to understand what the
same Eurofunctionaries are offering to Karabakh. Whose power if not
the power of people? Maybe the power of the military junta?
For instance, Lord Russell Jonston, chair of the PACE Commission
on Karabakh, stated in Baku that the referendum in Karabakh will be
possible if the proportional pattern of the population is restored.
It is not clear what the British member of the European parliament
means, the population before 1988 or other. Who decides this proportion
and who is going to guarantee this proportion?
It is possible to forgive Russell Jonston because he has not visited
Karabakh and he knows what the Azerbaijani propaganda machine
presents. How about Terry Davis? He has visited Karabakh, in Shushi
he has met with the Armenian refugees displaced from Azerbaijan. And
the refugees have told Terry Davis they are reluctant to return to
Baku, because they know how coexistence with Azerbaijanis under the
Azerbaijani government is like.
Where are the Europeans pushing Karabakh? Maybe towards a new war?
NKR President Arkady Ghukasyan finds that it is not worthwhile to
take the reaction of the international community seriously because
he said most of them may have to behave coquettely under Azerbaijani
pressure. And there is no need to treat them seriously, the president
says, because the untimate goal of the international community is
peace in the region. And we may only hope that this peace will not be
achieved through the notorious theory, when a nation will exterminate
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress