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  • Re: Regional geopolitics

    Ռիչարդ Կիրակոսյան. Իսրայելը փոխարինել է Թուրքիային որպես Բաքվի ամենաակտիվ ռազմական հովանավոր
    30.09.2016

    Իսրայելը փոխարինել է Թուրքիային որպես Բաքվի ամենաակտիվ ռազմական հովանավոր: Այս մասին NEWS.am–ի թղթակցի հետ զրույցում ասել է քաղաքագետ, Տարածաշրջանային հետազոտությունների կենտրոնի տնօրեն Ռիչարդ Կիրակոսյանը՝ անդրադառնալով Ադրբեջանի հետ համագործակցությունից Իսրայելի ակնկալիքներին:

    Նրա խոսքով Իսրայելի ու Ադրբեջանի հարաբերությունները որոշակի ժամանակահատվածում խորացել են ու զարգացել երեք գործոնների հիման վրա: «Նախ Իսրայելը նավթ է ներմուծում Ադրբեջանից ու Բաքվին գնահատում որպես իր էներգետիկ անվտանգության տարր: Երկրորդ, Իսրայելը Ադրբեջանին դիտարկում է որպես ռազմավարական պլատֆորմ հետախուզական գործողությունների համար, որոնք ուղղված են հարեւան Իրանին, որին Իսրայելը սպառնալիք է համարում իր անվտանգությանը: Եվ երրորդ՝ Իսրայելը գործընկերություն է զարգացնում Ադրբեջանի հետ, որպես շիա մուսուլմանական՝ թեպետեւ ֆորմալ աշխարհիկ պետության հետ, ինչպես ժամանակին՝ Շահի կառավարման օրոք Իրանի հետ էր զարգացնում»:,- նշել է Ռիչարդ Կիրակոսյանը: Բայց այս տարածաշրջանի համար, հավելեց նա, ադրբեջանա-իսրայելական հարաբերությունների լայն համատեքստը մտահոգող է, մանավանդ հաշվի առնելով զենքի վաճառքը Ադրբեջանին:

    Անդրադառնալով այն հարցին՝ արդյոք կարելիէ խոսել երկրու երկրների միջեւ «ռազմավարական դաշինքի» մասին՝ հաշվի առնելով Ադրբեջանին իսրայելական զենքի վաճառքը, Ռիչարդ Կիրոկոսյանը նկատեց «Փաստորեն մենք պետք է ակնկալենք, որ իսրայելական զենքի վաճառքը Ադրբեջանին կշարունակվի, մանավանդ երբ Իսրայելը փոխարինել է Թուրքիային որպես Բաքվի ամենաակտիվ ռազմական հովանավոր, չնայած դեռ զիջում է Ռուսաստանին, որը Ադրբեջանի համար զենքի հիմնական մատակարարն է: Այդուհանդերձ, ոչ Ադրբեջանը, ոչ Իսրայելը չէին ցանկանա ոչ մի «ռազմավարական դաշնակցություն»: Դա ռազմավարական, բայց «տրանզակցիոն» հարաբերություններ են՝ երկու կողմերի համար սահմանափակումներով:

    Հիշեցնենք, որ այս տարվա հոկտեմբերին Իսրայելի վարչապետ Բինյամին Նեթանյահուն պաշտոնական այց է ծրագրում Ադրբեջան:

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    • Re: Regional geopolitics

      To remind everyone of the western propaganda being spewed from the mouths of the self proclaimed "righteous" west.
      From the beginning of the western coalition bombing in Syria, almost 10,000 bombs were dropped before --- ONE --- civilian casualty was acknowledged. That ain't possible folks. USA as of today is admitting to under 30 civilian collateral damage deaths. That ain't possible folks.
      Do the Internet research by all concerned on this topic.
      Do the research on how the pentagon evaluates collateral damage for yourselves.
      All I hear from (1) USA, (2) England,France, Germany, is of Russian/Syrian bombing tolls.
      All I hear from the glorious UN is western propaganda perspective.
      If it looks li bs, smells like bs, feels like bs, I suggest you don't need to taste it to determine its crap.
      The evidence on this is as clear as the evidence of the genocide committed upon us.
      You know, the irrefutable evidence that is claimed to be a hoax. That evidence.
      Russia is bad, but USA/terks is good. Look to the west/terks for the proof, cause they have it.
      Ya, and my sht don't stink.
      HARK

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      • Re: Regional geopolitics

        http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37523229

        Russia's Sergei Lavrov: BBC interview in full
        30 September 2016

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        • Re: Regional geopolitics

          Armenian quarters of Allepo being heavilly shelled. Already 4 Amrenians killed. All in reprisal for rebel territory lost to the SAA. If you live in Glendale, please contact you representative Adam Schiff. At least 13 wounded including the 4 dead.

          https://mobile.twitter.com/Zinvor/st...16593399926784
          https://www.reddit.com/r/syriancivil...day_in_aleppo/

          Edit: 18 killed 60 injured... unknown source
          https://smmsyria.wordpress.com/2016/...ing-of-aleppo/
          Last edited by gokorik; 10-01-2016, 04:42 AM.
          Mihi vindictam ego retribuam dicit Dominus

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          • Re: Regional geopolitics

            Originally posted by Vrej1915 View Post
            http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37523229

            Russia's Sergei Lavrov: BBC interview in full
            30 September 2016
            Great job by Lavrov standing up to a hostile interview.
            Hayastan or Bust.

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            • Re: Regional geopolitics

              Թուրքիան մտադիր է վերականգնել Ռուսաստանի հետ հարաբերությունների նախկին մակարդակը. էրդողան
              01.10.2016

              news.am
              Թուրքիան մտադիր է վերականգնել Ռուսաստանի հետ հարաբերությունների նախկին մակարդակը: Այս մասին ասել է Թուրքիայի նախագահ Ռեջեփ Թայիփ Էրդողանը խորհրդարանի նստաշրջանը բացելիս, փոխանցում է ՏԱՍՍ-ը:

              «Մենք պլանավորում ենք Ռուսաստանի հետ մեր հարաբերությունները հասցնել նախկին եւ անգամ ավելի բարձր մակարդակի»,- ասել է նա:

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              • Re: Regional geopolitics

                https://www.rt.com/news/361339-uae-w...-attack-yemen/

                Houtis sink a UAE (ex US) warship in red sea, Yemen coast.

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                • Re: Regional geopolitics

                  Pope Francis very badly received in Tiflis during 3 day visit.
                  He goes to Baku to make reconciliation with muslim azaris he was never at war with anyway....

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                  • Re: Regional geopolitics

                    US, Russia on brink of military showdown in Syria
                    debka

                    There is a sense in Washington and Moscow alike that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable – direct this time, not through proxies, like the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets last year. When the big powers are in direct confrontation, minor players step aside and run for cover.
                    When President Barack Obama Friday, Sept. 30 attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the Israeli leader Shimon Peres, he must have realized he was only 514km as the crow flies from Aleppo, the raging crux of the escalating big-power conflict.
                    The moment after the ceremonies ended the president and his party, including Secretary of State John Kerry and his security adviser Susan Rice, made haste to head back to Washington to navigate the crisis.
                    The first step toward a direct showdown was taken by the United States.
                    By now, it is no secret in Moscow, or indeed in any Middle East capital, that the American A-10 air strike of Sept. 17 against a Syrian military position at Jebel Tudar in the Deir ez-Zour region of eastern Syria was intentional, not accidental, as originally claimed. Scores of Syrian soldiers died in the attack.
                    The fact that President Obama instituted a secret inquiry to discover which link in the American chain of command ordered the attack pointed to his suspicion that a high-up in the Pentagon or possibly the CIA, had ordered the air strike, in order to sabotage the US-Russian military cooperation deal in Syria, which Secretary Kerry obtained after long and arduous toil.
                    The concessions he made to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in those negotiations, especially his consent for extensive sharing of intelligence, were found totally unacceptable in the US Defense Department, its military and intelligence community.

                    The Russian-Syrian reprisal came two days after the A-10 strike. On Sept. 19, an emergency aid convoy was obliterated on its way to the desperate population of Aleppo. Moscow and Damascus denied responsibility for the deadly bombardment, but no other air force was present in the sky over the embattled city.
                    On the ground, meanwhile, an unbridled onslaught on rebel-held eastern Aleppo was launched Wednesday by the Russians, Syria, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militias under the command of Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers.
                    The fall of Aleppo, Syria’s second city after Damascus, would give Bashar Assad his most resounding victory in the nearly six-year civil war against his regime.
                    On Sept. 29, Kerry threatened Moscow that “the United States would suspend plans to coordinate anti-Islamic State counter-terrorism efforts if Moscow does not stop attacking Aleppo.”
                    Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov answered with a sneering: “Once again there was a certain emotional breakdown yesterday against the backdrop of the Obama administration’s unwillingness to fulfill its part of the agreements.”
                    This was a strong hint of the knowledge in the Kremlin that someone in the US administration was holding out against the implementation in full of the cooperation deal agreed upon and was therefore responsible for its breakdown.
                    The United States is left with two options:
                    Either stand idly by in the face of the Russian-Syrian-Iranian onslaught on Aleppo, or shelve the coordination arrangements for US and Russian air operations in Syria, with the inevitable risk of a clash in the air space of Syria or over the eastern Mediterranean.

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                    • Re: Regional geopolitics

                      Row over Lausanne Treaty continues to roil Turkish politics
                      http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/row...&NewsCatID=338

                      Turkish politics continues to be roiled by the debate over the 1923 Lausanne Treaty that established the Republic of Turkey, after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan derided it as “not a victory.”

                      Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli criticized Erdoğan’s remarks, saying the issue should be left to historians.

                      “There are always unproductive conflicts and the search for polarization never ends. To be honest I’m surprised. Our new subject is now Lausanne,” Bahçeli wrote on his Twitter account, adding that Erdoğan “contradicted himself.”

                      “Erdoğan on July 24 said the Lausanne Treaty was the ‘title deed of the republic.’ After two months he said it was being wrongly presented as a victory. Isn’t this a contradiction?” he asked.

                      Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu had previously also criticized Erdoğan’s statements, saying “no one has the right to betray their history.”

                      “Lausanne is Turkey’s deed. We defend [the Treaty of] Lausanne, they defended Sevres,” said Kılıçdaroğlu, referring to the Treat of Sevres of 1920, which marked the beginning of the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire.

                      Speaking to reporters late on Oct. 1, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım slammed Kılıçdaroğlu’s statements, saying that “engaging in politics over Lausanne won’t make Kılıçdaroğlu gain anything.”

                      “These statements are absolutely wrong. They have no benefit to the unity of the people,” Yıldırım said.

                      Speaking at a 27th gathering with village chiefs in Ankara on Sept. 29, Erdoğan said some had tried to present the Treaty of Lausanne as a victory.

                      “July 15 [coup attempt] is the second War of Independence for the Turkish nation. Let us know it like that. They [threatened] us with Sèvres in 1920 and persuaded us to [accept] Lausanne in 1923. Some tried to deceive us by presenting Lausanne as victory. In Lausanne, we gave away the [now-Greek] islands that you could shout across to,” he said.

                      “We are still struggling about what the continental shelf will be, and what will be in the air and the land. The reason for this is those who sat at the table for that treaty. Those who sat there did not do [us] justice, and we are reaping those troubles right now. If this coup had succeeded, they would have given us a treaty that would have made us long for Sèvres,” he added.

                      In July, Erdoğan had said the Treaty of Lausanne was the title deed of the republic in a message issued on the 93rd anniversary of its signing.

                      “The victory, which our glorious nation gained by faith, courage and sacrifice, was registered by transferring it to the ground of diplomatic and international law with the Treaty of Lausanne. This treatment is the title deed of our newly founded state,” Erdoğan said in his message.

                      Signed on July 24, 1923, the Treaty of Lausanne, which was signed by İnönü, who later succeeded Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as president, is regarded as the final treaty concluding World War I and which secured the foundation of the modern Republic of Turkey after the War of Independence against the occupying forces of Britain, France, Italy and Greece. The treaty recognized the boundaries of Turkey as well as the conditions under which non-Muslim minorities would live in the new republic.

                      October/02/2016
                      Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
                      Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
                      Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests

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