INSTRUCTIVE EXPERIENCE OF POLITICAL SPECULATIONS
Hayots Ashkhar Daily
June 24, 2008
"I don’t think it is possible to conduct an independent investigation
of March 1 developments and disclose the guilty ones during the
power of these authorities. They will act the same way as they did
in connection with "October 27." Levon Ter-Petrosyan announced during
the meeting in front of Matenadaran on June 20.
One should be very naÃ¯ve to think that this parallel
made by the leader of Armenian Pan National Movement was
accidental. Absolutely. The presidential candidate who suffered
defeat during the presidential elections is well conscious that his
"pan-national" movement is gradually extinguishing, that is why he
is using an experienced method to prolong the revolutionary struggle.
Considering "productive" the long process of speculating the inquest
stage of "October 27", Ter-Petrosyan will try to take on "March
1". Together with his companions-in-arm and the propaganda machine
he will start a process of speculations, trying to mislead the people
by convincing them that "March 1" will never be disclosed.
We have already closed the page of "October 27", but the activists of
Armenian Pan National Movement, by Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s leadership
open a new page of political speculations, for which they can’t find
a better option than "March 1".
By the way the motivations of 1999 and 2008 tragedies are the
same. The night get-together in the Ministry of Defense, hours after
the terrorism of 1999, October 27, in the parliament, and in general
all the events following it, display that Armenian Pan National
Movement use all the possible and impossible means to stage a coup.
The same thing they tried to realize, by organizing a mass disorder
in the center of Yerevan on March 1. That day Ter-Petrosyan and his
team members were trying to seize power, by persuading their "peaceful
demonstrators" not to leave the streets and to continue the battle.
The announcements made by Levon Ter-Petrosyan testifies to the fact
that he will use "March 1" to nourish the society by further political
After more than one and a half month LTP suddenly remembered and
"appreciated" the "heroism" of the victims of "March 1". He even
announced that these victims must be honored with the title of
hero. Because they were martyred for the sake of the establishment of
freedom and democracy in Armenia. But the fact that these people died
"for the sake of" his revolution and that he shoulders responsibility
for their blood, is never touched upon. But why did he suddenly
remember about the victims and about honoring them with the title
This important nuance is very important for political speculations. The
same way as in case of "October 27" the victims were honored with
the title of hero and the case "is still not disclosed", "March 1"
case will also not be disclosed until these authorities are in power.
There is another nuance, which is also not less important for further
political speculations for LTP. During his speech he announced that the
authorities must pay 1 million dollar’s compensation to the families of
"March 1" victims.
Let’s forget about the fact that this person’s life is estimated by
cents and dollars. The goal of this announcement is clear. Thus LTP
involves the relatives of the victims in the process of his political
Besides that by now the expression "claimants of March 1" has not
been yet heard, something that was very often heard in connection
with "October 27". To be more precise – after six months when Aram
Sargsyan was dismissed from the position of the Prime Minister and the
"claimants" immediately appeared.
Most probably there will be one very small difference between the
political speculations of "October 27" and "March 1". If in case of
"October 27" LTP states in his speech that "Jhangiryan has found a
link between the murderers and the presidential residence", in case
of "March 1" the same LTP, sitting in his castle, in conditions
of "house arrest" has already found out and announced who is the
If the special investigative bodies by now didn’t arrest him for
several hours or conduct a 10 minutes’ questioning, of course this
person could have that much time to find out who is the only "guilty
one". All this is really ridiculous and meanwhile very boring."