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  • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia & Azerbaijan

    Originally posted by Joseph View Post
    More azeri propaganda- all bark and no bite and the same crap they spew ad nauseam. As long as the feel better about themselves for an hour or so- I guess it's worth something.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/def...enia/79661416/
    Such a one sided article, who runs that website?

    $1.2bln USD as long as the manat is at 1.6 peg. If it devalues by half again, they'll have only a $600mln.

    Armenia takes presidency of the CSTO soon, the Azeris know this and they're trying to transfer mediation from pro-Russia OSCE to the anti-Russian PACE. Countries in PACE were the ones bribed with 'caviar diplomacy.'

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    • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia & Azerbaijan

      Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
      Such a one sided article, who runs that website?

      $1.2bln USD as long as the manat is at 1.6 peg. If it devalues by half again, they'll have only a $600mln.

      Armenia takes presidency of the CSTO soon, the Azeris know this and they're trying to transfer mediation from pro-Russia OSCE to the anti-Russian PACE. Countries in PACE were the ones bribed with 'caviar diplomacy.'
      Yup, and they know Armenia is going to get some improved hardware this year which renders the Azeris moot. Also, OSCE basically told PACE to cease and desist from getting involved in the conflict
      General Antranik (1865-1927): “I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.”

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        • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia & Azerbaijan

          The growing belligerence between Russia and Turkey works in Armenia's favor.


          http://tass.ru/en/opinions/854367

          Turkey fans tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh trouble spot February 03, 21:12 UTC+3 © ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Petromarkovsky AUTHOR Lyudmila ALEXANDROVA Author profile MOSCOW, February 3. /TASS/. Tensions in the area of the decades-old Nagorno-Karabakh dispute are getting higher with every passing day. This time it looks like Turkey is the one who keeps adding fuel to the smoldering conflict in this explosive region. The latest aggravation of its relations with Russia has turned the state of affairs from bad to worse. The self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, established in 1991, is an area in Transcaucasia with a predominantly Armenian population. Baku regards it as an occupied part of Azerbaijan. The past few days have seen a string of serious incidents in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said last Sunday that the Armenian armed forces violated ceasefire 120 times and that 121 retaliatory strikes were dealt against the positions of the Armenian forces. Armenia’s Defense Ministry has dismissed Azerbaijan’s claims as provocative.

          Baku is certain that efforts by the Minsk Group of the OSCE, the customary diplomatic instrument of settling the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, are hopelessly stalled and that other actors should be invited to join settlement efforts. Nagorno-Karabakh was discussed at length at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that ended last week. There was no unanimity regarding settlement prospects, either. READ ALSO OSCE Minsk Group calls on PACE to refrain from resolutions on Nagorno Karabakh Shortly after relations between Russia and Turkey aggravated over the incident involving a Russian Sukhoi-24 bomber, shot down by Turkish warplanes over Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a visit to Baku late last November that Turkey would do its outmost for the sake of liberating the "occupied territories of Azerbaijan." Thus he unequivocally sided with Baku in the confrontation with Yerevan, with which Turkey had severed diplomatic relations. "Just like Azerbaijan, Turkey is interested in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Turkey’s ambassador to Azerbaijan, Ismail Alper Coskun, said, adding that Azerbaijan was capable of building up its defenses and Turkey would provide the required support. "Russia-Turkey contradictions are currently in the acute phase, which encourages Azerbaijan to step up efforts on the Karabakh track," the media portal Svobodyana Pressa (Free Press) quotes the director of the Tavria Center of Information and Analysis at Russia’s Institute of Strategic Studies, Sergey Yermakov, as saying. "It is noteworthy that until just recently Turkey’s policies in the Caucasus had been rather flexible. Of late, Ankara preferred to act in a very straightforward manner, and in a situation like this Baku is keen to reap all the dividends it can.

          Azerbaijan hardly hopes that with Turkish support it will manage to resolve the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh by force. Yet, Baku’s intention to unfreeze the Karabakh conflict is obvious." "Russian-Turkish partnership was a major factor for the stability of Nagorno-Karabakh," the leading research fellow at the Institute of International Security Problems under the Russian Academy of Sciences, Aleksey Fenenko, has told TASS. "On the one hand, that partnership was a restrictive factor for Azerbaijan, while Russia and its partner Turkey maintained a friendly relationship. On the other hand, it was a restrictive factor for Armenia, which remained uncertain if Russia, Turkey’s partner, would unequivocally support Yerevan, should another war in Karabakh flare up?" Now the situation has changed somewhat, Yeremakov said. "On the one hand, the Russia-Turkey standoff gives Azerbaijan a competitive edge. It feels more at ease, for it realizes that Turkey needs it. It has remained Turkey’s sole regional ally. Secondly, the wish to annoy Russia in retaliation for its operation in Syria is another motive for Turkey to provide backing for Azerbaijan. On the other hand, this raises Armenia’s hopes somewhat: Turkey is no longer Russia’s partner, so Russia will unambiguously support Armenia in its conflict with Azerbaijan. From time to time this incites belligerent rhetoric in Armenia." "In fact, all this is a logical extension of the same policy Turkey has conducted for the past twenty years. Of late, in view of the worsening of relations with Russia it has obviously put special emphasis on it," the director of the Yerevan office of the CIS Countries Institute, Aleksandr Markarov, told TASS.

          For the time being Turkey has confined itself to uttering threats, while doing nothing specific in reality." "Everybody had been afraid to see a considerable worsening of the situation," the head of the Eurasian integration section at the CIS Countries Institute, Vladimir Yevseyev, told TASS. "Possibly, Turkey might be interested in that, but Azerbaijan does not look prepared well enough. In contrast to December 2015, when tanks were used in combat for the first time since 1994, the situation is slightly better. But everybody predicts a further worsening. Turkey’s influence will then manifest itself to the full extent." TASS may not share the opinions of its contributors

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          General Antranik (1865-1927): “I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.”

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          • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia & Azerbaijan

            Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
            Such a one sided article, who runs that website?

            $1.2bln USD as long as the manat is at 1.6 peg. If it devalues by half again, they'll have only a $600mln.

            Armenia takes presidency of the CSTO soon, the Azeris know this and they're trying to transfer mediation from pro-Russia OSCE to the anti-Russian PACE. Countries in PACE were the ones bribed with 'caviar diplomacy.'
            lol their amatuar attempts at information war has gotten even more amatuar with budget cuts.


            "In November, Azerbaijan's finance minister said its armed forces need better equipment. The consensus is that, as Armenia continues to occupy certain territories, Azerbaijani defense spending will not be subject to the same cutbacks seen in some other government ministries caused by a drop in oil prices and revenues"

            Yeah, except it's already been cut by 70%. I don't understand what's supposed to be the purpose of these articles on obscure websites that nobody has heard of. What audience is it supposed to convince?
            <<եթե զենք էլ չլինի' ես քարերով կկրվեմ>>

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            • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia &amp; Azerbaijan

              Originally posted by Mher View Post
              lol their amatuar attempts at information war has gotten even more amatuar with budget cuts.


              "In November, Azerbaijan's finance minister said its armed forces need better equipment. The consensus is that, as Armenia continues to occupy certain territories, Azerbaijani defense spending will not be subject to the same cutbacks seen in some other government ministries caused by a drop in oil prices and revenues"

              Yeah, except it's already been cut by 70%. I don't understand what's supposed to be the purpose of these articles on obscure websites that nobody has heard of. What audience is it supposed to convince?
              Agree. Same bulls#t for years and years though they're ratcheting it up lately because they've lost all their leverage- that the previously believed they had. Their audience is domestic for morale purposes to deflect from current conditions and keep the Aliyev clan in power/ coup prevention. The other audience is Western politicians who they desperately want to somehow enforce a pro-Azeri solution to the current conflict. Armenia's position has only been enhance lately and the Azeris are livid. Azeris position has only weakened and they are feeling more insecure than ever. Regardless of their incessant tirades, the international community is growing impatient with Turks in general and we are seeing states such as Russia, China, Iran along with Kurds, Shiites, etc gearing up to stop them at every corner. The Turks and by extension the Azeris bit off way more than they could chew with regards, to Russia, Syria, Kurds, their support of al-Qaeda, ISIS, Uighurs, Chechens, etc.
              General Antranik (1865-1927): “I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.”

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              • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia &amp; Azerbaijan

                Originally posted by Joseph View Post
                Turkey is no longer Russia’s partner, so Russia will unambiguously support Armenia in its conflict with Azerbaijan.
                Erdogan is my favorite politician. Long live Erdogan! and his cousin, what's his name the guy East or us?
                Let us keep our fingers crossed these new dynamics will stay in place for a long time + Iran is open now.
                I am not sure what else we can ask for?

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                • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia &amp; Azerbaijan

                  Armenian Army units to fortify new positions on the border with Nakhidjevan

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                  • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia &amp; Azerbaijan

                    Originally posted by Azad View Post
                    Erdogan is my favorite politician. Long live Erdogan! and his cousin, what's his name the guy East or us?
                    Let us keep our fingers crossed these new dynamics will stay in place for a long time + Iran is open now.
                    I am not sure what else we can ask for?
                    The US dropping beef with Russia and Iran and making Armenia its favored partner in the Caucasus? Armenia joining the SCO? Armenia have a FTA with the EU and EEU and Iran? I mean whatever organization there is, we should join.

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                    • Re: Nagorno-Karabagh: Military Balance Between Armenia &amp; Azerbaijan

                      Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
                      The US dropping beef with Russia and Iran and making Armenia its favored partner in the Caucasus?
                      US’s world policy is based on the old British imperial policy. In fact, it is still under the British financial control. Let us not forget on the 24th of April the only idiot that attended the turkish “Commemoration” was “Prince” charlie with his stupid grin. Look how good it did for Georgia to be US’s favored partner in the Caucasus. They now are the joke of the region. Imperial powers come and go and you will be left with the damages to fix with your regional powers. What is happening now in the region are all perfect adjustments for Armenia. In fact, Armenia’s measurement should be what is bad for Israel is good for Armenia.

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