Training For Armenian Anti-Revolutionaries

Hakob Badalyan

Lragir, Armenia
Aug 16 2007

The defenders of the Armenian government who have assumed the role
of attorneys of the system of public administration built by Robert
Kocharyan and Serge Sargsyan often offer the example of Georgia and
Ukraine as a counterargument, saying that after the rose and orange
revolutions the normal development of these countries slowed down.

This counterargument, in fact, lacks a grain of rationality, regarding
both Georgia and Ukraine. After the rose revolution Georgia is
developing at a high rate. Within a year the budget of the country
reached and exceeded twice the budget of Armenia. And if the Armenian
government and its defenders say it was thanks to the Armenian money
that the budget of Georgia totals 2 billion dollars, we may ask them
thanks to what the Armenian budget reached the half of it. Although
there is no need to ask because everyone knows it was thanks to money
transfers and the depreciation of the dollar.

If in Armenia the economic development is measured by the
"astronomical" volume of building, in other words, if it is a
measurement of economic growth, the same volume of building is found
in Tbilisi, in addition, not at the expense of green areas and the
old city. The branch of economy which was declared as a priority in
Armenia, tourism, is gathering momentum in Georgia after the rose
revolution. The construction of hotels in the sea and mountain resorts
of Georgia is not less than in Armenia.

In other words, the people who evoke regress in Georgia or
impediments to normal development had better think of other, better
grounded counterarguments to a change of government or a revolution
than the example of Georgia because the society may act on the
opposite. Meanwhile, it is pointless to discuss transit profit
from oil and gas agreements, considering that it is the result of
the favorable geographical position and the favorable geopolitical
situation in the region rather than flexible management of the economy.

The situation in Ukraine arouses delight among the defenders of the
Armenian government because the political crisis in Ukraine is an
excellent opportunity to illustrate the negativity of the revolutionary
change of government. However, this is also a superficial perception
of the situation. In fact, Ukraine underwent a political crisis which
is overcome, however, and is overcome through democratic methods. Yes,
there is a confrontation between the president and the prime minister
but it does not endanger the normal development of the country’s
economy. Meanwhile, the fact that there is development and the
tendencies are obvious could be confirmed by an essential circumstance
the importance of which is not acknowledged. Europe 2012 will be held
in Poland and Ukraine. I will tell for those who have a vague idea
of sports that the cup of Europe is a little more popular than the
pan-Armenian games. The cup of Europe is next to the Olympic Games
and the world cup. In other words, they trusted Ukraine to hold the
authoritative championship in which the 16 strongest teams participate,
and hundreds of thousands of football fans arrive. Certainly, this
decision has an important political component, especially that it
was made in the period of aggravation of the Yushchenko-Yanukovich
confrontation, acting as a major lever of support for Yushchenko,
besides bringing together the Ukrainians around some idea, for people
there love football in both the eastern and western parts of the
country. However, despite the political motive of the decision, this
important tournament would not be confided to a country which does not
have a sufficient potential for holding it. In other words, Europe can
see this potential, like they can see that Russia which is growing rich
in oil money can spend about 20 billion dollars which is a fantastic
sum to turn Sochi from a provincial beach into an Olympic city.

Hence, for a more effective operation of the Armenian
anti-revolutionaries it is necessary to hold trainings, even on
grants from the state budget, for them to leave Georgia and Ukraine
alone and think of new and more rational arguments for the danger
and undesirability of a revolution. Otherwise, the government relies
on their brilliant minds and chooses those countries to scare the
society with the post-revolutionary situation in those countries.

Meanwhile, this will work short because people visit both Georgia
and Ukraine, besides they get information about these countries not
only through the Armenian pro-government media. It means one day they
will understand that this propaganda is clear bluffing. And see that
the "regress" has led these countries to a better quality of life
than the tiger that Armenia is riding. And instead of comforting us
with the state of others we had better worry about our state, and
if revolutionary moods occur, calm them with work and not fruitless
words and threats or truncheons. The truncheons may turn back the
time but they can never stop the time.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS