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And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

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  • #21
    And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

    More Lies from a Warmongering Loser

    The insignificant Khojaly incident scam is indeed the most grotesquely repulsive and widespread of the “Azeri” lies in relation with their miserable defeat in the war they perpetrated against Armenians in the 1990s. It is also the only “trump” (with a “little” help from their western admirers of course) in terms of accusing the Armenians of an atrocity that neither happened the way the impostors picture it, nor, whatever it was, did it touch the “Azeris”, the whole tragedy being the mutilation and desecration of about thirty four Armenian hostages performed well inside “Azeri” controlled areas days after their butchering, photos and videos of whose dismembered bodies, mainly taken by the “Azeri” reporter who was murdered after he found out the truth, were abused to bring the Armenians down to their genocidal level.

    Yet it is not the only brazen fabrication of the masters of hypocrisy. There is, on one hand the incessant howling and whimpering of the whole pack from the highest governmental level to the “intellectuals”, students and the “man” in the street spewing hate rants, declaring war and demanding the obliteration of Armenians to get Artsakh “back”, on the other hand their wailing and sniveling in front of the world about the “loss” of 20% of “ancient Azeri territory”, one million “refugees” and the “genocide” they “suffered” in the hands of bad Armenians.

    It is truly lamentable that in our day and age the states pretending to be the advocates of freedom, human rights and the rights of people for self-determination are totally deaf and blind to these warmongering announcements and monstrosities regularly committed by Turks against Armenians yet their sensitivity to and unconditional approval of these blatant lies are always guaranteed.

    If the so-called free world blindly buys the foul statements of the Turks, there should be no surprise when the Muslim world reacts sympathetically to these lies normally without objective examination of the history of the issue and the irrefutable data that exposes the thinly disguised “Azeri” fabrications.

    The dirty and dangerous religion card has never been played by the Armenians against all the calamity the Turkic abomination has brought their nation and civilization, even when during the whole Turkish domination the utter discrimination and dehumanization was justified according to the Islamic doctrine. The Christian nations under the Ottoman yoke were considered mere cattle that deserved no justice and could be treated by a Muslim of any rank anyway they chose. During any period of massacre and deportation – and these were regularly carried out for centuries – cries of “Gavur (infidel)”, “where’s your savior now?” or “accept Islam or die” were typically let out by the frenzied assailants.

    Yet not all Islamic states treated their non-Muslim citizens in similar manner. Particularly the sheltering of Armenian “deportees” by desert Arabs in the dark days of the Armenian Genocide, the warm reception of the survivors in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Iran and the utmost respect they enjoyed afterwards have obliged the Armenians so deeply that they will be eternally thankful to the Arab and Iranian peoples. The Armenians in their turn have done their best to be useful to their new home and have participated in its progress in all fields.

    And these bloodsucking defilers of the Armenians cannot hold back their ghastly, inhuman desires and after centuries long use and abuse of these peaceful people who for thousands of years minded their business in their home, the usurpation of 90% of historic Armenian territory, the physical extermination of the indigenous owners of the same, the destruction of the spiritual heritage spread all over the land that confirmed the ownership thereof, the undeserved appropriation of their culture, the denial of all of that and the projection of all their vices on the Armenians, have not shown the dignity to reciprocally refrain from exploiting the filthy religion card in these days of rising Christian/Muslim misunderstanding and antagonism.

    No wonder: since the Turk has not yet acquired, among others, the human characteristic known as shame, they would also throw this ugly card on the table and unabashedly misuse it to win sympathy from Islamic countries.

    On every occasion of gathering of representatives of Muslim nations including the Islamic Congress, the lies about 20% occupied “Azeri” land, one million refugees, Khojaly scam and the Armenian “aggression” against “poor”, Muslim “Azeris” are regurgitated ad nauseam, resolutions are passed condemning Armenia without the chance for the Armenians (usually not allowed in such meetings) to present their case for an objective scrutiny of the affair.

    For instance, the state of Pakistan that because of its nonexistent history clings solely to its Islamic identity has refused to recognize the Armenian state and no relations exist between the two countries. Fortunately this does not apply to the majority of Islamic countries that have warm relations with Armenia and in turn the Armenian state immensely values this friendship which comes from the subsequent years of the genocide in case of Middle-Eastern Arab countries and indeed, millennia old ties from days before Islam and Christianity with Mesopotamian peoples and especially Iranians.

    So when did this chronic Turkish mythomania start and what would happen to Turks if they let all the lies go and accepted who they are, what they are and where they came from?

    To usurp the caliphate which according to Sunni Islam was meant to be exclusively in the hands of the Quraysh tribe, the clerics of sultan Selim I (1512–1520) justified the transgression by changing the law thus: since Selim had eliminated all rivals including the Abbasid Al-Mutawakkil III and the Mamluk dynasty, the caliphate should pass to those who had the right of sword rather that of bloodline. Enter fake caliphate.

    The Armenian historians have noted that whenever the Turks “conquered” a region in Armenia, they immediately sent their agents to the area who would first of all change the place names, usually by replacing the name with some similar sounding, yet irrelevant, Turkish term or rename it whichever way they chose. Compare the recent changing of Mount Ararat into Agri Dag, Akhtamar into Ag Damar (Turkish for white vein (!)) or Anatolia (Greek for east) into Anadolu (Turkish for land of many mothers (!)), etc.

    The most loathsome and tasteless of all is the obliteration of Armenia into “Eastern Anatolia”. Anatolia means east in Greek which in itself is a meaningless term. “Eastern Anatolia” would signify eastern east, i.e. total nonsense. The other name Asia Minor, coming from the Romans, is a more meaningful appellation for the peninsula that ends at the 38th eastern meridian. The Armenian Highland starts from there eastwards, thus, where Asia Minor or Anatolia ends.

    It is truly woeful that even educated scholars have plunged into this genocidal Turkish pitfall and parrot this odious term when talking about Armenia and the Armenian Genocide. Seems the not so logically competent Turk is wittier than meets the eye after all.

    Another lie concerned the underestimation of the Armenian population and exaggeration of that of Muslims. Of course, here they cunningly used the religion factor since a very small percentage of those Muslims were Turks. Here the census was not conducted by counting individuals, rather the number of families was considered. Armenian historians note that traditional Armenian families were large, usually having more than 10, sometimes even 25 and 30 members. The Turkish clerks multiplied the number of Armenian families by 5 and the Muslims by 10 and higher. This way they got a distorted number of population proportion, a lie which they misuse until today.

    In addition, most of the times the term Ermeni, the Turkish transliteration for Armenian, was being interpreted as not solely meaning Armenian, but another generic term meaning Christian! This way a false Muslim “majority” was created meaning Turkish and the largest millet in the whole “empire” was gradually being eliminated.

    We saw that Turkey’s offspring copied all the methods of lying, genocide and denial from its progenitor and that the artificially manufactured blanket term “Azerbaijani” in 1930s was a devious process to eliminate all non-Turkish ethnicities of the region, the usual lies that with the help of powerful allies, especially the Anglo-Saxon world and Israel, have become so current they are even believed by supposedly neutral or pro-Armenian intellectuals, political analysts, reporters, etc.

    The most usual tactic of these pro-Turkish channels consists of giving the whole issue the outward look of equality between the parties. This point is discussed in more detail in the section Fabricated History to Suit a Fabricated “Nation”, suffice be said that the fable of an ancient “Azerbaijan” that engulfed the whole of present day fake “Azerbaijan”, Armenia and Dagestan plus parts of Turkish occupied Armenia, plus real Azarbaijan (Atrpatakan), plus the whole of Median empire, plus wherever the whim of the fabricators takes them at the moment of their creative outburst, is valid currency among pro-Turkish sources that comfortably utter the fallacious terms “Northern Azerbaijan/Southern Azerbaijan”, the “decimation” of the “ancient “Azeri” nation” in two by the evil Russians in the first quarter of the 19th century as a result of Golestan/Turkmenchai treaties and gobbledygook of the sort.

    Besides the Khojaly scam the most frequently repeated “Azeri” lies in relation with their pathetic defeat in a war they themselves unleashed are: the so-called 20% “Azeri” territories occupied by Armenian “aggressors” who were doing nothing but defending their homes that were being bombarded from all points surrounding Artsakh, and the myth of one million “Azeri refugees”, double the number of “Azeris” that as a consequence of the war they started mostly sold their houses and fled.


    • #22
      And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

      Figure 10

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      Artsakh liberated territories, real situation

      Figure 11

      “Azeri” fabricated 20% myth

      The constant sniveling about the 20% “historic Azeri” territories occupied by Armenia is an utterly blatant lie because it includes the area of NKAO, the autonomous Mountainous Karabakh region that was never part of an independent “Azerbaijan”. Neither Artsakh nor Nakhijevan were part of fake “Azerbaijan” when it was being counterfeited on Armenian territory in 1918 and were only treacherously snatched from Armenia following illegal dealings between Lenin and Kemal in 1921 when the already Sovietized fake “Azerbaijan” did not exist as an independent state. On December 10, 1991, 99.89% of the people of Artsakh voted for independence in a legal (even in Soviet terms) referendum. As a result, two independent states emerged on Soviet “Azerbaijani” territory after the fall of the USSR.

      Counting the 4,400 square km former NKAO area as “occupied Azeri” territory means that people of Artsakh have occupied their own land. The remaining liberated territories, part of historic Armenian province of Artsakh, amount to 7,086 square km which roughly corresponds to 8% of the area of fake “Azerbaijan”. Even if we were to count the former NKAO area the total would not exceed 13% of fake “Azerbaijan”.

      The lie also keeps silent about the fact that of the seven liberated districts, two were partially freed: Armenians control only 35% of Aghdam and 25% of Fizuly, but the impostors cite the entirety of the seven regions being taken by Armenians. On the other hand they, along with their western allies and their media shut up concerning the fact that “Azeri” aggressors have usurped and ethnically “cleansed” Shahoomian and parts of Martakert and Martuni regions of Artsakh totaling 750 square km, i.e. 17% of Mountainous Karabakh proper (for 8% supposed “Azeri” territory), and the Artzvashen district of the Republic of Armenia. This point is not represented in the shamefully debasing “peace” paper put together by the so-called OSCE Minsk Group.

      Once more: the seven districts surrounding Artsakh had to be liberated to establish a security buffer, a consequence of “Azeri” actions using the region as a launch pad for air raids, firing Grad rockets, long-range artillery shelling using even ship guns, all of it against people they shamelessly call citizens of “Azerbaijan” who in case of “returning” the territories (just like that!) will “enjoy” the highest level of autonomy. The question arises, how a generation of Armenians who grew up or were born since 1991, could voluntarily choose to exchange their deservedly earned, de facto independence for genocidal Turkic yoke?

      Table 3

      * Only 25% of Fizuly is under Armenian control therefore 25% of the population of 100,000 has been presented in the table.

      ** Only 35% of Aghdam is under Armenian control therefore 35% of the population of 158,000 has been presented in the table.

      The maps presented in this section show the situation as is where on the “Azeri” constructed map, apart from its inaccuracy in terms of the shapes of borders, the picture has been completely distorted to somehow convince the world that Armenia holds 20% of “Azeri” territory, a percentage that is regularly blown further up to a quarter of “Azerbaijan” as well. Not for nothing have the Turks usually been regarded as weak in reasoning, in Turkish logic 8 = 20.

      Incidentally, while the 20% figure has been grabbed out of the air, and keeping in mind that the area of historic Armenia is about 400,000 square kilometers, more or less ten times larger that today’s Armenia including Artsakh, it unintentionally (most likely) corresponds with the percentage of Armenian territory that fake “Azerbaijan” occupies. Indeed, it is counterfeit “Azerbaijan” that has been fabricated on 20% Armenian land which it unlawfully occupies and desecrates, not vice versa.


      • #23
        And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

        “Azeri” fabricated one million lie

        Along with the 20% occupied “Azeri” territory lie, the bogus figure of one million “Azeri” refugees accompanies the cacophonous whimpering of wolf in sheep skin Tatar charlatans.

        Another mercenary, “Solomon Ortiz, a Democrat Congressman and co-chairman of Azerbaijan delegation of the US Congress, said in the House of Representatives that as a result of the invasion of the Armenian Armed Forces in Nogorno-Karabakh and seven regions, 1 million of Azerian people became immigrant and refuge”, from a Turkish source, typos included.

        Meanwhile this myth has been demolished even by the Turkophile Council of Europe.

        From point B.II.13 of the above webpage: “13. In Azerbaijan three categories of people need to be distinguished: displaced persons who had to flee Karabakh (as a result of a fire they ignited in Sumgait. H.), displaced persons from the districts of the Republic of Azerbaijan that are, strictly speaking, occupied (strictly speaking, they were shelling civilians day and night, therefore the fire had to be extinguished. H.), and Azerbaijanis from Armenia, who are refugees under international humanitarian law (168,000 total, 144,000 of which sold their houses 24,000 received compensation; therefore, under no laws can they be considered refugees. H.). It is impossible to establish the number of people currently concerned with any certainty …These figures can however be updated by statistics provided by UNHCR (for the end of 2004)11 which indicate a figure of 578,545 internally displaced persons and 8,606 refugees”.
        Compare, from points B.II.5 and B.II.6 of the same page: “…the number of refugees opting for Armenian citizenship was relatively small. This changed with the enactment in 2000 of a law on persons forcibly displaced from Azerbaijan between 1988 and 1992 who have been naturalised; …As a result, over 15,000 refugees in 2000 and over 16,000 in 2001 acquired citizenship …In terms of numbers of refugees and displaced persons, …These figures can however be updated by more recent statistics (end of 2004) provided by UNHCR4 which indicate a figure of 235,235 refugees.” (All emphases are mine. H.)

        Eight thousand six hundred and six “Azeri” refugees give and take for 235,235 forcibly displaced Armenian refugees and that from a pro-Turkish source!

        It’s not just the inflated number that reeks of fraud; it is the sniveling of “Azeri” authorities about the wretched conditions of these, whenever they get the chance to spew it at the international community, whereas they threaten to wipe Armenia off the map with the help of arms bought with their billions of oil dollars, on a daily basis and from the highest officials to every outlet of internal mass media. Instead of housing the displaced “Azeris” in up to 118,000 houses plundered from the Armenians who were kicked out through acts of genocide from 1988 to 1992, official Baku and Co. parade their nonexistent refugees in front of the world to cash in world pity.

        I. Of 420,000 out of a total of some 484,000 inhabitants who left the seven liberated districts 45,000 returned to “Azeri” controlled areas of Aghdam and Fizuly, all according to “Azeri” sources, data presented to the Council of Europe in May 1997. Thus 375,000 left the liberated territories.

        II. The number of “Azeris” who left Armenia for Azerbaijan sold or exchanged their houses or received the equivalent of 110 million US dollars in all, as compensation for houses damaged in the devastating earthquake of December 7, 1988.

        III. A total of 40,000 “Azeris” left NKR for “Azerbaijan”.

        Table 4

        Grand total: 583,000 displaced “Azeris” (not one million), as a consequence of “Azeri” perpetrated war, less than 8 % of the total population of “Azerbaijan”. Isn’t it the Turks that constantly cry “It was war… people died” when one mentions the Armenian Genocide?

        Before the genocidal acts reached Artsakh proper, the total Armenian population of Artsakh with its deceitfully severed northern regions, counted 268,000, by the end of 1988.

        When in 1923 the “Azeri” usurpers were given the free hand by Bolshevik bandits to falsify the borders of Artsakh, they left several densely Armenian populated areas out of the “autonomous” Nagorno Karabakh Oblast, namely the historic Armenian province of Gardman-Hyots region. This was the continuation of the same genocidal policy for which fake “Azerbaijan” was faked in the first place.

        As a result of the pogroms in Gandzak in November 1988 the whole Armenian population was expelled and by means of the Ring Operation with the help of the Soviet Russian army from April to May 1991, 24 Armenian settlements were ethnically “cleansed” and completely occupied.

        Table 5

        Proportionally speaking, Armenians have had to put up with far higher number of refugees not to speak of the fact that unlike in the case of the “Azeris”, none ever received any compensation. Around 33% of the entire Armenian population of Artsakh and 100% of Armenians all over fake “Azerbaijan” including usurped Nakhijevan were brutally expelled and lost all they had to the claws of the murderous scavengers.

        The population of fake “Azerbaijan” is over 8 million according to “Azeri” data, this in contrast with some 3 million in Armenia and Artsakh. Even if the “one million” myth could hypothetically be considered, it would still be less than the proportion of Armenian real refugees.


        • #24
          And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

          “Armenians did not win, it was the Russians” lie (part I)

          Shamelessness and self-righteousness are the most prominent characteristics of the Turk. Obviously, ungratefulness is a perfect match for these traits. The Bolshevik tsar Ulyanov of Russia, a.k.a. Lenin with his half Tatar origin, was so magnanimous to the Turkic kind that several nation states emerged from these nomadic cattle-herder groups all over Central Asia. The ancient Iranian cultural cities of Samarqand and Bukhara were treacherously placed in the newly created Uzbekistan instead of the Tajikistan of Iranian origin. 60% of the internationally recognized Republic of Armenia went to Turkey and fake “Azerbaijan”, laying the foundation of the Artsakh war.

          While every Bashkir, Tatar, Chuvash, Balkar, Karakalpak and Uyghur wonderer tribe also received an autonomous republic within Soviet Russia that bore the name of the group, none of the three cunningly severed provinces of Armenia: the Nakhijevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast and Javakhk, with not even an autonomous status, included the term “Armenian” in their renaming, although in all three the Armenian population constituted an overwhelming majority; certainly a premeditated plot of genocide to be enacted afterwards.

          While Artsakh and Nakhijevan were offered to fake “Azerbaijan” by the Bolshevik tsar, the Armenians never got any particularly fair treatment by the western powers either. Not only did they, with the exception of the United States, not move a finger to save the Armenians from being butchered all over the Ottoman Slaughterhouse, green light was given to the fabrication of fake “Azerbaijan” in 1918, and Javakhk was snatched out of the victorious Armenian army and offered to the Georgians in 1919 by the centuries-long lover of the Turks, Britain, that has never lost a chance to take sides with any wretch who has something against the Armenians.

          Incidentally, it was the British treachery that insisted Artsakh be put under Mussavat “Azerbaijan” rule when they very well knew that Artsakh was at least a disputed territory with an Armenian population that given the bloody history of the Turks, should under no circumstances go under Turkic yoke. It was indeed the British that in 1919 insistently told the Artsakh Armenians to accept the authority of “Azerbaijani” government appointed “governor” Khosrovbeg Sultanov, an impertinent order which was repeatedly rejected by Karabakh National Council.

          Armenia was the most ancient nation within and, at the same time, the smallest of the 15 “republics” of the Soviet Union. Its population comprised about 1% of the “union of brotherly nations”, the territory allotted to Armenia was a bit more than 0.1% of the whole of the USSR, yet Armenia produced over 10% of the Union’s scientists not to speak of the composers, musicians, painters, sculptors, movie directors, actors, opera singers, etc.

          Which “Azeri” greatness can allow themselves to tie the shoelaces of composers Aram Khachaturian and Arnaud Babajanian, the filmmaker Sergey Parajanov, the designer of the first MiG fighter Artem Mikoyan, the nuclear scientists Artem Alikhanian and his brother Abraham Alikhanov who co-founded the first heavy water decelerated nuclear reactor in the Soviet Union in 1949, the great astrophysicist Victor Hambartsumian, founder of the first school of theoretical astrophysics in the USSR, winner of countless international awards and member of even more scientific societies all over the world, to name but a few from the endless list?

          The brazen warmongering ruffians project their cowardice on Armenians as well, yet the savagery of the monster Ramil Safarov committed against Gurgen Markarian while he was sleeping is an excellent sample of Turkish bravery not to forget the driving of millions of helpless women, children and elderly to roast in the deserts of Syria, not to forget all the barbarities they brought on the Armenian citizens all over fake “Azerbaijan” during the closing decades of the 20th century, in the non-ending list of acts of Turkish valor. Yet to the Turk, an Armenian is a rug they can wipe their hoofs on, who always bows their necks to the scimitar of the Turk.

          Could the Armenians fight and liberate their homeland? “Hell no,” think the Turks to themselves, “they wouldn’t dare”. It must have been the Russians otherwise the Armenians would not, could not win from the pregnant women disemboweling and babies to hard surfaces hurling, brave Turk! Those “bad Russians” who gave so much to the tent-dwelling nomads…

          Among the infinite accusations Turks throw at the Armenians is the myth of Armenian collaboration with Nazis, a dirty lie that aims to provoke anti-Armenian sentiments among WWII sensitive western societies. They always cite the totally obscure, Wehrmacht ordered, so-called “812th Armenian battalion” under Dro’s command, yet they “fail” to mention that it was mainly comprised of Armenian prisoners of war taken in the east, the rest being citizens of the Nazi controlled regions who were simply performing their duties.

          While I shun the constant comparison between the events of the two world wars, here I make an exception: Isn’t it the Turks that ceaselessly whine that Armenians sided with Russians during WWI, therefore betrayed “their” masters and got what they deserved? Apart from this being a filthy, self-righteous lie, it cunningly counts the Armenians under Russian rule among the “traitors” to the bloodsucking parasite that had been gnawing at the existence of the Armenians for nine centuries.

          At their 8th General Assembly in 1914, Dashnaktsoutioun ordered its bodies to collaborate with the Turkish government and be with them even in the event of war. As a mature political organization, sensing the dire situation of the state helped it, issuing orders to the provinces inviting the people to be loyal to Turkey and as a conscientious nation, perform their citizen's duty.

          It is true that Armenian citizens of the Russian controlled eastern parts of Armenia fought in the Russian army, performing their duties as subjects of the state, just like the Armenian citizens of the Ottoman Tyranny who were recruited, and to leave the nation without defenders, cold bloodedly executed after they were used as beasts of burden to carry heavy war machinery or for constructions of all kind including the Baghdad railroad.

          Had the Armenian citizens of Nazi occupied regions refused the conscription (albeit in very small numbers), couldn’t the Germans say Armenians were traitors and had to be destroyed? Here lies the fact of the matter of Dro’s superficial collaboration: the genocidal Turk saw in Hitler someone mad enough to carry out their age-old plan of the annihilation of the Armenians and spread rumors of Armenians being of Semitic origin (whatever the hell that means, if one decides they believe the Noah mythology). Dro and some of his friends (certainly not the entire Dashnaktsoutioun) devised a plan to convince Hitler that Armenians were of Aryan origin (whatever the hell that means, since according to Iranian mythology where the Noah story was also taken from, only the children of Fereidun’s son Iraj can be considered Aryans).

          This saved Armenians from yet another genocide and was definitely worth it because while the “812th Armenian battalion” that only operated in Crimea and the North Caucasus has not had the slightest of significance in WWII, concentration camps in Turkey were created in winter 1942 where Armenians, Greeks and Jews who did not have the means to pay the exorbitant, newly invented taxes, Varlik Vergisi, within 30 days, were arrested and sent there in Ashkale near Babert (distorted into Bayburt) in the occupied Armenian province of Karin (Erzerum).

          Old, city dwelling men who had never been in such cold environment, had to lift pickaxes with their delicate hands and break ice or stone until they died. They were kept in utterly miserable conditions, perhaps worse than those under Nazi camps. A graphic account of this fascistic behavior can be found in the Turkish author, Kemal Yalçin’s recent book “Seninle Güler Yüregim”, where he travels far and wide and narrates his conversations with Armenians (secret or otherwise) wherever he could find them all over Turkey.

          It is perfectly clear why Turks hate Dro. He is one of the generals who successfully defended his people against the Turks in their extermination war to do away with the last segment of Armenia in the Caucasus; a war in which the Armenians defeated the several times larger Turkish army in 1918 and revived their state for the first time in more than five centuries after the fall of the Armenian kingdom in Cilicia in 1375.

          Turks cannot help to revile every Armenian hero from Andranik, Njdeh, Dro, Serop Aghbyur, Nikol Duman, Gevorg Chavush, Ruben who took arms and defended their people, to political leaders who gave their lives for their nation like Aram Manoukian and Grigor Zohrab even patriotic religious leaders such as Khrimian Hyrik. The Armenians do not have the right to live freely in their home; no, they do not have the right to live at all.

          The Turkish smear campaign blows up the nonexistent importance of the unknown “infamous 812th Armenian battalion” yet does not want to hear that the “infamous” 89th Soviet Armenian army division, also known as Tamanian, cut 3700 kilometers, liberated 900 areas and reached Berlin, 7333 of its soldiers received medals and distinctions, 9 became Soviet Heroes.

          The Turkish hatemongering would not have it that the “infamous” Armenian 76th division crossed 7000 kilometers, liberated 600 areas, gave 21 Soviet Heroes, or the “infamous” 390th or the “infamous” 261st or the “infamous” 408th or the “infamous” 409th that reached Czechoslovakia... They were present on all fronts: in the Caucasus, Crimea, Moscow, Odessa, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Japan, etc.

          103 Armenians became Soviet Heroes, 23 were knighted with all three degrees of the Award of Glory, 70,000 received awards and medals.

          About 60 Armenian generals took part in WWII and were in the highest ranks of the Soviet army commanders, among who General Hovhannes Baghramian (Bagramyan), later Soviet Marshal, repeatedly Soviet Hero and army commander, Admiral Hovhannes (Ivan) Isakov, Marshal Khanferiants, Gen. Hamazasp Babajanian (later field marshal of armored division), Gen. Barseghov, Gen. Galajev, Gen. Sarkiss Martirossian, Gen. Hyke Martirossian, Gen. Karapetian, Gen. Toumanian, Gen. Arushanian and others. How many Turkish soldiers of any variety can be allowed to kiss the ground these generals walked on?

          Lieutenant General Sarkiss Martirossian, incidentally born in later “Azeri” occupied Shamakhi in 1900, fought on the southern front, in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, etc., first with the 227th then the commander of the 340th artillery division of Moscow. His is the very first army that reached Berlin. Stronger still, the Armenian army was the only one from the Soviet Union that reached Berlin.

          Martirossian played the key role in the liberation of Kiev, the capital of Christian Ukraine, presently the major provider of arms to “Azerbaijan”, selling them countless tanks, rockets and, surprise, surprise: originally Armenian designed MiGs, of which Armenia itself does not own any.

          Of course, any state has to act in the interests of their nation but wouldn’t a grain of humanity be misplaced in such awkward situations? It is not just the arms business. It is this GUAM Organization where Ukraine also takes part along with Georgia, “Azerbaijan” and Moldova that keep passing resolutions against the so-called separatist regions of the latter three states, which also aims at Artsakh making this an essentially anti-Armenian cooperation. Ukraine should take a look at its recent history and remember where they would be without General Martirossian. Even the Turkic Uzbekistan took the dignified step and left the organization that originally was called GUUAM, taking their “U” out of this band of snivelers.

          About 600,000 Armenians took part in WWII 45,000 of them from Artsakh, not to mention the 20,000 recruits in the US and not to mention the Armenian partisans all over Europe in Bulgaria, Poland, Yugoslavia, Greece, France and Italy. The Armenian partisan commander Missak Manouchian with his around 100 fighters of diverse nationalities carried out all the acts of resistance in Paris in 1943. Later members of the group were arrested and executed by the Nazis. Armenians of the Diaspora funded a Soviet tank corps called Sassoontsi Davit that in turn advanced 200 kilometers liberating occupied lands from the invaders. The Diaspora Armenians did not spare any effort to help destroy fascism and contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the same cause.

          Armenians fought on all fronts from the Caucasus to Crimea, from Volga to everywhere in Eastern and Western Europe to the Far East, from Odessa to Japan, from Moscow to Stalingrad, from Kiev to Berlin where they were the first to reach and the only Soviet army to do so and danced the traditional Armenian dances of Bertapar and Kochari in front of the Reichstag. Yet they are being reviled by Turks and their Zionist allies who accuse them of collaboration with Nazis, desecrating the memory of hundreds of thousands of Armenian heroes.

          They all fought in a war that was not even theirs. About half of the Armenian participants from the USSR perished in the war: more than 10% of the entire Armenian population of the time and a huge loss for a nation that had seen the darkest tragedy in human history only a couple of decades earlier which destroyed 70% of the Armenian genofund. Despite this, the state of Israel officially and categorically denies the Armenian Genocide from the highest officials down.

          Among the Armenian losses 22,000 were from Artsakh, around half of the total from the province, whereas hardly any “Azeris” of the region were sent. Obviously, the Turco-Bolshevik treachery would not want to stop for a moment and did not lose a single chance to empty Artsakh of its Armenian population. It did not end there. As reward for all this sacrifice, deportation of people began in 1949 for fallacious pretexts customary to ideological totalitarian tyrannies; labels such as enemies of the state, traitors, nationalists, etc. were applied arbitrarily on countless innocent people to further the initial goal of depopulating Artsakh. They were sent to Siberia, soon to be replaced by “Azeri” squatters being settled in their homes.
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          • #25
            And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

            “Armenians did not win, it was the Russians” lie (part II)

            What were the brave Turks doing in the meantime? Soon after the invasion of the USSR in June 1941, Iranian Azarbaijani turned “Azeri” pan-Turkist Rasulzadeh, Ayaz Ishaqi and their Tatar buddies dashed to Berlin to pledge allegiance to the Führer. Here, let us remember the Turkic collaborators of the Nazis: “Islamic-Caucasus Legion”, “Turkistan Legion”, “National Turkistan Union” etc., as well. Suddenly the sick pan-Turkist delirium was revived. The Soviet Union would be destroyed and the chained and shackled Turkic tribes would be liberated from the monster that had promoted these tent-dwellers to nation states.

            Turkey was dealing with Hitler, signing a treaty of friendship with Nazi Germany on 18th of June 1941 a mere four days before the invasion of the USSR, waiting for the German victory to jump the bandwagon and destroy Armenia, extending its borders to the ogre of its own creation, fabricated for this very reason and the usurpation of the real Azarbaijan (Atrpatakan), the latter ungrateful task being on the shoulders of “Azerbaijan” itself, invading and annexing it in 1945. This is how the pan-Turkists used the Bolshevik “brotherhood” while the gullible Armenians were dying defending the hollow ideal.

            Wailing the Praise of the Führer to the sky, the Turkish prime minister who held meetings with Von Papen, the main Nazi supporter of the pan-Turkist ideas, brayed that the “Russian question will only be solved when at least half of the Russian population is annihilated”. The already mentioned half sibling of Enver, Nouri Pasha (still alive and kicking!) presented his delusional plans to create diverse Turkic states all over the place, to the Germans. To cut a long story short, genial interaction between the fascists and pan-Turkists reached its peak, baring the similarities of the two ideologies.

            Regarding the lies about Turkey having given refuge to Jews escaping persecution in WWII one example will suffice. A 74 year old ship called Macedonia hastily repaired and renamed Struma sailed on December 12, 1941, with 769 Jewish passengers almost half of them women and children, all escaping from Romania. It reached Constantinople on the 15th where it stayed for 71 days with the passengers on board waiting for entry. The conditions were unbearable due to total lack of most basic sanitary facilities and a leak in the hull of the ship.

            Despite months long negotiations the ship was ordered to leave on February 23, 1942. The next day it tore apart in mysterious circumstances and except for one survivor and five others who had been allowed to leave the ship earlier for various reasons, 763 of the refugees died. The cause of the ship’s sinking has only been left to conjectures ranging from the explosion of a sea mine to a torpedo from submarines to the fact that it was old and worn out. While the Turks blame the British (!) for the catastrophe and pat themselves on the back for having generously allowed the ship to stay for such a long period of time in their docks, it is hard to rule out their secret dealings with the Nazis as the chief cause for refusing the refugees.

            Figure 12

            The pan-Turkic Appetite: Bozkurt (Gray Wolf) magazine printed from 1939 to 1942 in “neutral” Turkey

            Note how the entire Black and Caspian Seas are inside the “great” Turkic “empire”. On the top the slogan reads “Turkish race is the superior race”; all in the days of Nazi glory…

            Pan-Turkism has a serious flaw though: even if the Turks manage to destroy Armenia, they still have the largest lake in the world as a natural hurdle between them and their Turkic kin in Central Asia. This cannot be overcome unless they either suck the Caspian dry, or steal all the territories around the Caspian that belong to Iran and Russia. The usurpation of the real Azarbaijan (Atrpatakan) alone won’t do, they need to sever all the northern provinces of Iran and Russian territories adjacent to the Caspian to materialize the sick delirium.

            Fake “Azerbaijan” cries to the world that without Russian help Armenians could not have won, but they “forget” the Ring Operation with its disastrous loss of Shahoomian and northern Artsakh territories simply because, just like the case with the fall of Kars seventy years prior to that, the Armenians did not have the heart to shoot Russians, without whose help the “Azeris” could not have occupied and ethnically “cleansed” the 24 Armenian settlements.

            On the other hand they do not seem to feel any shame in having used Afghan mujahedin, Al Qaeda and Chechen terrorists, Ukrainian pilots and other Slavonic mercenaries, etc. against the Armenians during the Artsakh war.

            In an interview with the murdered terrorist Shamil Basayev broadcast on ANS “Azeri” TV, the interviewer admitted that Chechen terrorists helped “Azerbaijan” in their war against the people of Artsakh: “[Reporter] I would like to switch to questions about Azerbaijan, mutual relations with Azerbaijan and apart from that, a concrete question about Nagornyy Karabakh. As is known, you [Basayev] visited Azerbaijan several times in 1992 and took an active part in hostilities for the liberation of Nagornyy Karabakh. Why do you think Azerbaijan lost the war to the Armenians?

            After some rhetorical rant in form of questions and answers undermining the Armenian victory: “[Basayev] First, what I saw there, and many of my guys from one battalion fought there and we nearly had an officer corps at that time. Other guys saw it and we analysed all this. There were several reasons there. First it was that this was an artificially-unleashed conflict (by who? H.). First of all, it was unleashed by Russia (you bet! H.) …they deliberately fanned the flames of this conflict in advance to have a chance to influence or control the situation both in Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Russians helped the Armenians very much (to lose Shahoomian and northern Artsakh H.)”.

            Further on, the main reason for participating in this sort of terrorist acts is revealed: “[Reporter] At that time, as is known, there was talk that Chechen mojahedin had come to help the Azerbaijani national army and an agreement was reached that the mojahedin were helping to liberate Nagornyy Karabakh in return for trophies they were capturing from the Armenians. This agreement allegedly existed. After that, for some other reasons, the Chechens left Azerbaijan. What was the reason? Can you tell us what happened there?” (All emphases are mine. H.)

            The urge for pillage and motivation for war among primitive savages is clearly demonstrated on “Azeri” TV, the rest of this interesting interview reveals the quarrels of the plunderers over the “trophies” and the pretexts and justifications of Basayev, the running away of “2,800 strong garrison” from a mere 700 Armenians (liars are forgetful, he doesn’t say Russians!) during the liberation of Shushi, and other acts of Turkish bravery such as running away with hardware instead of leaving the hardware to the enemy, an action that guaranteed the title of hero for the chicken-droppings.
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            • #26
              And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

              The Slaughter of Gurgen Markarian

              In the manner of Turkic invaders for over nine centuries where killing Armenians is an ordinary pastime – take the murder of an eight year-old boy from Berdashen by the “Azeri” headmaster of the school of the neighboring village in 1967 – on February 19, 2004 the human-shaped coward jackal, the “Azeri” Lieutenant Ramil Safarov, savagely hacked the Armenian Gurgen Markarian (Margaryan) to death while the latter was sleeping. At that time they were both following English courses in Budapest in the framework of NATO’s “Partnership for Peace” program.

              Playing truant on an excursion six days before the murder, the monster bought an axe. After committing the despicable, racist act the thug tried to kill a second Armenian when he was stopped by other students who heard him cry that he was craving Armenian blood only, the motive of the murder of an otherwise total stranger. After a lengthy trial the scum was condemned to rot in prison.

              Keeping in mind the context of this barbaric act, i.e. the NATO connection, the western media went totally dumb and not only no sign of condemnation, nor regret, nor even sympathy was to be discerned from the kind that had bred this atrocious creature, the genocidal Turk was praised in his native “Azerbaijan” on highest governmental level and was proclaimed “man” of the year.

              Iskander Hamidov, former Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan for instance, bragged that “The more Azeris kill Armenians, the less Armenians there will be.”

              Elmira Suleymanova, the Ombudswoman of Azerbaijan wailed: “ Safarov must become an example of patriotism for the Azerbaijani youth.” (Zerkalo, 28/02/2004)

              Emin Hassanli, chairman of the Public Association for Enlightenment of Young Reserve Officers whimpered: “We think that he [Ramil Safarov] did right to kill the Armenian officer and protected the honour [!] of the Azeri officer in this manner” (Azer-Press, 24/02/2004)

              This shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that the constant howling of the “Azeri” side concerning giving the “highest” possible level of autonomy to the Armenians of a de facto victorious and independent Artsakh within “Azerbaijan” are mere lies.


              • #27
                And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

                The Nakhijevan Destruction

                Figure 13

                Jugha Khachkars (Stone-Crosses) before destruction

                Figure 14

                Distant view of Jugha cemetery before destruction

                Figure 15

                General view of part of Jugha cemetery before destruction

                Figure 16

                Nakhijevan, December 2005 not 1905, 1915, 1918, 1920 or even 1988
                Genocide in broad daylight, completely overlooked by the hypocritical “Christian” western states that would do anything for a few drops of oil

                First of all it should be noted that 27,000 Armenian monuments of all kinds: churches, monasteries, stone-crosses, bridges, cemeteries, etc., have been accounted for by the scholar Argam Ayvazian in Nakhijevan alone and reports that have leaked from the illegally occupied province have confirmed that all the churches have already been razed to the ground, thus, no Armenian monument may actually be standing anymore in Nakhijevan.

                In the exact manner of its progenitor Turkey where thousands of churches, monasteries and other Armenian monuments have been destroyed, especially since the end of WWII when the Turks feared that a victorious Russia would demand the return of Armenian territory ceded in 1921, similar methods of cultural genocide have been adopted in “Azerbaijan” and even in Christian Georgia. In the sick minds of these criminals, every trace of the millennia old Armenian presence all over the place must be erased lest someday the landlord might become strong and take back their property.

                In December 2005 the “Azeri” usurpers of Nakhijevan resumed the destruction of what was left of the Khachkars also known as stone-crosses - a unique form of religious monument usually more than two meters high - of the Jugha cemetery to completely wipe any evidence of indigenous Armenians from their historic homeland of Nakhijevan, after they successfully conducted the ethnic “cleansing” of the province in front of the eyes of the consenting Soviet leaders.

                Already in November 1998 and especially in November 2002 most of the Khachkars had been toppled and broken in pieces. Since this went unpunished as usual and organizations such as UNESCO did not show any concern, the genocidal occupiers finished their evil job in the final days of 2005 in broad daylight. In each case the atrocity could be seen and was photographed and videotaped from the Iranian side, yet to no avail.


                • #28
                  And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

                  Figure 17

                  Khachkars broken to facilitate the process of destruction

                  Figure 18

                  Khachkars toppled and cemetery ready to be destroyed

                  On the wrong side of the Arax River and spread over three hills, the Jugha (Julfa) cemetery, could easily be seen from the Iranian side. This matchless human treasure included thousands of khachkars, ram-shaped gravestones and horizontally laid tombstones that were constructed in an era spanning from the ninth until the beginning of the seventeenth century AD when the expansion had stopped as a result of the forced migration of Armenians of the region to Iran. Some scholars believe the cemetery existed in an even earlier period.

                  This unique circumstance would allow the archaeologists to study the evolution of this craft and the diverse influences that were incorporated in their motifs as a result of the region’s location along the Silk Route. This alone made the historic site part of the heritage of all humankind.

                  Figure 19

                  Khachkar details and ram shaped tombstone

                  Visiting the cemetery in 1648, Alexandre de Rhodes reported of the existence of 10,000 khachkars and ram-shaped tombstones. Burning Jugha to cinders to cut supplies for the Ottoman army, Shah Abbas did not touch the cemetery and it was only under the Russian rule when almost half of the monuments were dismantled and used as construction material to build the nearby railroad in early twentieth century. Indeed, a Muslim king had far more consciousness, respect and appreciation of art and culture than the Christian Russian rulers.

                  The fate of the cemetery did not rouse much envy in the Soviet era either. Nakhijevan was treacherously appropriated by Armenian hating “Azerbaijan” and the Armenian monuments were neglected, used for other purposes at best or were regularly destroyed and the demolition was proudly announced to the Soviet authorities who had declared the religious monuments reminders of a reactionary society that merited to be pulled down. Of course a fake state that never had a history or a civilization did not have anything to lose, better still, they got rid of the evidence of millennia old Armenian presence and received praises from the Communist leaders.

                  While already in the 1930s no working churches remained in Artsakh, the Tatar occupiers had no problem praying in their mosques in Shushi. In the same manner several Islamic schools indoctrinated the Muslims in Yerevan mosques while the Armenian churches were being destroyed under the pretext of construction. For instance the opera house and Moscow movie theater are built on ground where ancient churches stood.

                  The early Turkic invaders used to reduce the ancient Amaras monastery - originally built by Gregory the Illuminator where about a century later Mesrop Mashtots had opened the first school in Artsakh - to rubble time and time again. Legend has it that they would line soldiers up from the site of the monastery to the Arax River who then passed the broken pieces and threw them into the river so that the Armenians would not be able to rebuild Amaras; but then again, the brave people of Artsakh would raise the monastery from its ruins. Having witnessed the monstrosity in Jugha in the 21st century, one may reconsider whether this was a true account rather than a legend.

                  Figure 20

                  A well known Turkish tradition: thousand year old human heritage turned to rubble and thrown into the Arax

                  Starting December 10, 2005, the genocidal “Azeri” squatters sledge-hammered the already toppled khachkars, loaded the pieces on trucks and emptied the load into the Arax River. Later, in March 2006, the “Azeris” poorly camouflaged the site by turning it into a shooting-ground, wiping this unparalleled example of human culture off the face of the earth, the same way they had exterminated the indigenous people who had created it.

                  Figure 21

                  Prime example of Turkish cultural creative process

                  Incapable of creation or even appreciation of human culture the “Azeri” Turks have turned the 1200 to 1500 year old Jugha cemetery into a pile of rubble to erase every piece of evidence of the presence of indigenous Armenians in Nakhijevan who the “Azeris” have managed to evict in front of the indifferent eyes of the “modern”, “civilized” world.

                  This barbarity is without doubt:
                  I. Cultural genocide.
                  II. Desecration of religious symbols.
                  III. Destruction of centuries old priceless heritage.
                  IV. Annihilation of unique works of a unique art form, not found among any other people.
                  V. Disrespect to the dead.
                  VI. A desperate attempt to eliminate all evidence of a horrendous crime.
                  VII. A despicable attempt to appropriate land that belongs to others.
                  VIII. A coward act of savagery by a group that claims to be part of humanity and civilization.
                  IX. The continuation of the Armenian Genocide.
                  X. The irrefutable proof of the Armenian Genocide.

                  Figure 22

                  “Azeri” genius: genocide thinly covered up. A shooting ground built too close to Iranian border to ever be used, in place of annihilated proof of Armenian ownership of Nakhijevan


                  • #29
                    And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

                    The Petroleum Policy and the Future of Artsakh

                    Sometime in late 1990s, on a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Tehran, I noticed that the majority of the passengers were westerners. The plane had a stop in Baku, pretty weird lengthening of destination, and lo, behold: all of the westerners left the plane in a hurry… The whole scene had a sinister effect on me. In those westerners I saw hungry wolves that would slay their own whelps for a few drops of oil in Gray Wolf land… And this partly explains the blatantly hypocritical and unjust attitude of the West toward the fate of the Armenians and all the monstrosities that befell them in the course of the Artsakh conflict. But is oil the only reason? Is there so much oil in “Azerbaijan” as it was initially propagated?

                    Looking back to analyze history and understand the intentions of players at the time leads to deductions that are not so obvious, to say the least. The most unlikely conclusions seem not so improbable on a second thought. Of diverse observations in relation to motives and purposes of the Armenian Genocide one theory maintains that the extermination of the Armenians served the emerging oil business in the West.

                    Armenians, the successful pioneers of Baku oil industry (part I)

                    Although by the 19th century Baku had become a majority Tatar city, Armenians had the upper hand in its industrial development. Like in all areas, recent “Azeri” histortion has entirely wiped any mention of the Armenian role in Baku oil industry where possible. In cases of personalities hard to ignore, for instance, the founder of the first Baku oil refinery in 1863 Melikoff (Melikian), they have given him the Muslim first name Javad (or Djavad).

                    In a research paper by Theodore Karasik sent to a certain online “Turkistan-Newsletter”, the editor of this proud first time publisher of the work admonishes the Armenians to behave like their forefathers who had an important share in Baku oil in the old days. Unwilling or unable to grasp that fake “Azerbaijan” did not exist back then, the self-righteous Turk thinks himself shrewd enough to give advice to Armenians to “return” Artsakh to the sore “Azeri” losers and perpetrators of genocide and war in return for empty wolfish promises of allowing them to become players in the game, whereas interestingly enough Karasik bares the treachery of stealing the industry from the Armenian pioneers introduced to the reader.

                    To avoid accusations of out of context quoting, though not all of the points discussed are directly related to our subject, a comprehensive picture of the paper and other articles introduced in this section will be given.

                    Karasik’s research tries to dig into the not so well known story of the gradual involvement of Imperial Russia in industrialization and Baku oil business, the major players including scientists and intelligentsia, the competition on ministerial level to attain the edge over the rest and the impact on the local businessmen: “This battle was fought between the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of War”. Minister of Finance “Reutern was the first to see the potential of petroleum [who] with the assistance in some cases from the scientist D.M. Mendeleev …wanted to implement several programs based on Baku's oil potential...[and] develop the Bakinskaia guberniia's refining capacities.... S. Goulishambarov, an Armenian with the Ministry of Finance, led a group of St. Petersburg chemists to work on resolving waste in the Baku oil industry.”

                    The author then names several Russians, among who Doubinin, Voskoboinikov, Kokorev and Witte, who tried their hand at the oil production as early as the region’s passing under Russian rule, but with primitive methods; en passant, quotes a certain John Mitzakis alleging that “[D.] Melikov, an Armenian workman, who started work on his own operation, stole his knowledge from Witte” the latter being the “father of the future Minister of Finance and later Prime Minister”, who got it from mainly Medeleev. “More importantly, however, was the race over acquiring the knowledge for petroleum industrialization in Bakinskaia guberniia in the upper reaches of the government between the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of War”.

                    Since the “Crimean War had exposed the weak and backwards state of military equipment, the overall lack of command, and poor training and morale”, Minister of War D. Miliutin wished to master the technology to cover the expenses of modernizing the Russian army. But St. Petersburg gave the preference to Reutern which “left the Ministry of Finance with uninterrupted influence in Baku's oil industry”.

                    He uncovers the anxiety of the Russians who attempted to kick the successful Armenians out of the business, “Kokorev had contacted Mendeleev about traveling to Baku to help him figure out new methods in oil extraction against the Mirzoev oil family”, but Mendeleev “perhaps one of the world's greatest scientists” refused to grant him his wish under the pretext that “Baku did not have the capability to produce kerosene at that time”. Karasik believes, “The truth may be that Mendeleev did not want to be part of Kokorev's plan against the Mirzoev's family”.

                    The article touches the main changes regarding the way land was allotted to the locals, “From 1821 to 1873, Russia employed the lease system ...The government, which made the exploitation of petroleum deposits a state monopoly, leased the oil fields to individual entrepreneurs....This [system] made large-scale operation impossible because the parcels were too small to permit the orderly recovery and production of petroleum ...Consequently, for Imperial Russia, the results from the Baku oil fields were poor due to weak technological advances”.

                    Land auction was the major modification that greatly influenced how things were done: “In 1872-1873, the Ministry of Finance ended the practice of granting oil concessions on state lands ...Local, Russian and foreign investors were now able to compete for purchasing oil tracts to the highest bidder”. Here he agrees with Villari that, “in terms of the competition between locals for the Baku oilfields, the Armenians won, by a large margin, over the Muslims after the land auction. ...the position of the Armenian families --the Aramiants, Lianozovs, Mailovs, Melikovs, Mirzoevs, Mantashians and the Tatevosyans-- expanded over the years. Part of the reason for this success can be attributed to the role Armenians played in Baku since they dominated many of the political and administrative functions in Bakinskaia guberniia.”

                    Yet this did not mean Muslims were left out: “the Asadullayevs, Maghiyevs, Mukhtarovs, Sultanovs, and the Taghiyevs” were successful in the business but on a much lower scale.

                    The Armenian Mirzoevs and the Tatar Taghiyevs are the ones about who enough data exists to draw a comparison. “From 1821 to 1825, [Mirzoev] paid the Russian government to export his petroleum. ...By 1863, he had expanded into the refinery business by building a factory near the Surakhany temple. ...In 1865 he made sure to adapt the emerging technologies from German scientists concerning photogens [giving] him the leading edge in Baku's petroleum refining at that time the turn of the decade, Mirzoev had expanded his drilling operations to such a degree that the Russian government felt compelled to intervene through the oil auctions ...oil men such as Kokorev went into the competition determined to outbid Mirzoev and deprive him of his holdings” however, “Mirzoev succeeded in defending himself from these attacks.”

                    “Muslims did succeed in buying land during the auctions. But the Muslim funds invested in the leases did not exceed five percent of the total, while the share taken by the Armenians was ten times larger” Zeynal 'Abdin Taghiyev was an exception who “multiplied his fortune by investments in kerosene refining and branched out into extensive land and stock market speculations”.

                    Villari reminds us the reason for the lack of Tatar success and before Turks throw mud at him notice that he does not put the entire blame on them, “The Tartars are extraordinary backward in their development, and as ignorant and barbarous as any race in Asia; for this the Russian Government is largely to blame, as it has hitherto discouraged education among them, while they themselves seldom troubled to provide schools of their own”. Yet he admits that the Tatars “have taken no part in liberal and revolutionary agitations, strikes, and similar movements, because they are incapable of understanding the meaning of “progressive” theories, and cannot read the literature on the subject”.

                    From the distance of time we see a truth Villari could not entirely have observed. After all, the Young Turk movement too was initially welcomed by subjugated nations of the Ottomans including the Armenians: “Within the last few years a movement has been growing up among a small group of influential Tartar “intellectuals” to educate the people and create a national political spirit among them. M. Taghieff, the Baku millionaire, perhaps the richest Mohammedan in the world, Agaieff and Hussein Zadé, and Ismail Beg Gasparinsky”. The latter is one of the masterminds of pan-Turkism, the diabolical ideology exported mainly from the Caucasus to Ottoman Turkey. It seems this “intellectual” movement did not really serve to civilize the Turks but gave them the required dogma to wipe entire Christian nations from Armenia, Asia Minor and southeast Caucasus.


                    • #30
                      And the Fraud Had a Name, Azerbaijan: the Real, the Fake and the Absurd

                      Armenians, the successful pioneers of Baku oil industry (part II)

                      Perhaps unintentionally, Karasik commits a fallacy when he states that Taghiyev’s “financing of [the periodical] Kaspii …served as an outlet for Azerbaijani national aspirations as printed material became available on a regular basis in Baku”.

                      The author seems to hold an unbiased view yet reading between the lines it is obvious that he applies some auto censorship and erroneous anachronism, probably to make the article palatable to Turks in case he is knowledgeable of history. He regularly cites several sources from a period where no “Azerbaijan” existed north of the Arax River among them Villari’s “Fire and Sword in the Caucasus”, James Dodds Henry’s “Baku, an Eventful History” etc., where the Tatar savageries against Armenians have been described and the aggressors have always been referred to as Tartars. Yet as seen in the passages above, for instance, regarding the periodical Kaspii financed by Taghiyev we notice while Villari is talking about “a small group of influential Tartar “intellectuals” …propagated their ideas …in a Baku paper called the Kaspii” the article refers to it as “an outlet for Azerbaijani national aspirations”.

                      It is impossible to forcefully pass fabricated history. Karasik, under the heading “Clan System Influence” clearly states, “For Muslims, life in Bakinskaia guberniia was based on a clan system of khanates...The Muslims were described as follows:

                      Their natural instincts are in favour of absolutism, and they acquiesce willingly in their old feudal and tribal system.” The last sentence is from Villari; further: “Consequently, based on the clan structure, the Muslim owners assembled an impressive collection of police and security forces” These were given free hand, they were “armed to the teeth, …belonged to one and the same clan, and looked quite sinister and brutal. These people were the most pampered children of the oil industry; everything was granted to them: furlough, money, presents --even women, for it was owing to this guard that a certain degree of peace reigned on the oil fields and in the works.”

                      The whole description of these tribal hordes living according to a clan system and using fear tactics to maintain peace is in stark contrast with earlier claims of “national aspirations”, therefore, every attempt to conceal the stink of a concocted history is rendered futile.

                      The convenient interchange of terms: “Azeri”, “Azerbaijani”, Turk, Muslim, etc. whenever the need arises is also a cunning technique of camouflage by these fakers yet the well informed reader will easily work out the sham. The purpose of our exposé is exactly the debunking of the “Azeri” myth of an ancient “Azerbaijan” empire stretching from one end of the universe to the other, existing quadrillions of eons before the Big Bang, hence, the emphasis on this sort of deceptively unimportant details.

                      The very lack of a civilized identity is the cause that these primitive Tatars could not shake off their ancestral habits. This is brought to light by Karasik under the heading “Technology Adaptation and Crime”: “An example of thievery during this period involved tapping existing oil pipelines. …Essey-bey tells an interesting story of how small Muslim producers acted against each other and the larger firms during this period”. The story reveals the cunning of oh no, not some lowly, poor rascals, but the most “civilized” of these Tatars, “the well-known captain of industry, Riza, a worthy gentleman who sought culture most assiduously, traveled abroad every year, and was considered the upholder of the European civilization” who stole everyone’s oil by connecting the pipes from the common reservoir near the refinery where the oil was sent to proper reservoirs of each company to his pipeline “so that their oil simply flowed into his line, to be booked as a product of his oil-derricks when it entered the reservoir”.

                      Karasik’s essay goes on to relate the sad story of the raid of oil sniffing rapacious predators: Nobels and later Rothschilds, “that resulted in many local firms going bankrupt”. The locals failed for their lack of mastering the new technologies, though they tried to reproduce the Nobel technology by putting up a network of “jerry-built, leaking, and ill-fitting pipes that often were the target of midnight raids where Muslims would switch oil from another producer’s pipe into their own, diverted lines into their own storage tanks, or simply let the oil run out into the sand.” Civilized Europeans and uncouth Tatars, like always, worked hand in hand to destroy Armenians and their interests; however, it did not mean that Turks were always happy with their lot.

                      The transport of oil was done by mule driven carts (arabas) providing thousands of Tatars their livelihood working as drivers. The Nobel pipeline transfer put them out of work which inflamed their craving for revenge “the drivers attacked Nobel facilities. eventually, the Nobels had to protect their property by appointing their own security and constructing sentry boxes every few hundred yards since “infuriated [Muslims], whose lucrative business they had destroyed, did damage to their lines.””, no acts of vengeance coming from Armenians though, whose entire business evaporated in due course despite initial attempts to join the Nobels.

                      Karasik concludes by summing up his essay into three points where he incidentally remarks, “by 1882-1883, locals accused foreign investors of trying to monopolize the industry and they looked increasingly towards the state for protection--but with no help forthcoming. …As production grew, the gulf between foreign companies, the government, oil producers, and the workers grew and turned towards violence by the turn of the century”.

                      The most notable Armenian in Baku oil business was Alexander Mantashian (Mantashev, Mantasheff 1849-1911), son of a merchant, Hovhannes, born in Tabriz later settled in Tbilisi, who entered big oil business in late 19th century. He was also the major shareholder of the Tbilisi Commercial Bank. His own “A. Mantashiants and Co. Trading House” had a 30 million ruble capital in 1914. His business had branches in several cities of Russia, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Britain, France, Egypt, Iran and India; he owned steam ships, real estate and houses making him the richest man of the Russian Empire.

                      He built diverse petroleum plants and refineries and held shares in many other oil companies as well including the Nobels. He was a magnanimous giver too and donated funds or built several establishments, schools, churches, theaters, etc. He also funded the Baku-Batum, the world's longest pipeline of the day, which was launched in 1907, a century before the BTC. His company was only second to those of the Nobels and the Rothschilds.

                      After his death, his sons transferred the company from Baku to Petersburg in 1913 and had the misfortune to be contemporary of that half Tatar mongrel agitator Lenin’s “revolution” that plundered them, stole their riches and put an end to Mantashian’s business. Even his memory was unwelcome to the Bolshevik robbers and the mass-murdering Georgian ogre Stalin’s right hand psychopathic rapist, the Georgian executioner Beria destroyed the cemetery where Alexander Mantashev was buried.