They Could Have Caused Sex Scandal

Naira Hayrumyan

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11:10 18/12/2012

The congress of the Republican Party held in the spirit of the
Communistic Party and Serzh Sargsyan’s excessively optimistic speech
caused anger and disappointment as well as a lack of wish to listen
attentively to the speech and figure out the program goals, agree or
disagree with them.

The impression from the congress was so negative that apparently it
was decided to shift people’s attention from it, so here comes the
recording of the conversation of members of parliament Levon Zurabyan,
ANC, and Vartan Oskanian, PAP. The purpose was to show that they are
not better, even worse than Serzh Sargsyan. Of course, they could
have caused a sex scandal, like in the case of Strauss-Kahn in France,
but apparently there was no basis for that.

Anyway, Serzh Sargsyan’s well-written speech did not produce a policy
effect. Although it contained a big share of truth, barefaced lies
did not let people believe it. The speech was especially prejudiced by
the statement that the best conditions have been created for business
while statistics proves the opposite. The definition “almost ideal
parliamentary elections” does not reflect the reality either – people
know how they voted.

Dwelling on the past five years, Serzh Sargsyan only said that despite
the crisis he managed not to lose what was there and to carry out
certain reforms. In other words, Serzh Sargsyan acknowledges that
nothing essential has been done over the past five years but those
years were spent to get ready for the final “decisive” steps. He does
not even call back those who left Armenia. He says he will do it when
he has built a secure Armenia. Although, in terms of freedom of speech,
he was right – in this sense, there is really some progress.

However, there were a few interesting points in the part on foreign
policy. First, Serzh Sargsyan, in fact, has started the process of
international recognition of the Armenian genocide in 2015. “2015 will
be for the Armenians all over the world, in Armenia, Artsakh and the
Diaspora, and progressive mankind, a milestone in the recognition
and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide. We will make our common
efforts to bring recognition and condemnation of the genocide to
an essentially new level – it will be at the level of international
organizations, states or the international community (including the
Turkish society),” Serzh Sargsyan said. Perhaps he is talking about
territorial claims to Turkey.

The hint that Armenia will boost security guarantees of Artsakh was
interesting. Perhaps, the point is about the signing an agreement on
military assistance by Armenia.

At the same time, Serzh Sargsyan did not make any sharp statements
on the foreign political orientation of Armenia. He listed among
priorities to strengthen relations between Armenia and Russia, develop
and expand the friendly partnership with the United Stated, continue
the policy of integration with Europe. But the European integration
is the only direction, where Serzh Sargsyan managed to achieve results.

These statements are not discussed yet and will hardly ever be. Most
probably, the political field will be unable to get out of miserable
intrigues to form a political agenda and reveal the imitational
character of Serzh Sargsyan’s agenda.

In this sense, the recording of the talk between Zurabyan and Oskanian
demonstrates the political lag of the opposition. This allows Serzh
Sargsyan to compare the small things that he did with what was there
five years ago, without recalling the government’s program in 2008
and the opposition’s and society’s claims.

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