Burying Hopes For A Peaceful Outcome Of Karabakh Impasse, Armenia Chooses War Option. But When?
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has buried hopes for a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and left open only a war option. The sides have reached an impasse and now everyone guesses when the first shot will be made and who will be the first shooter.
Well, we wonder what have made experts and the population on both sides of the aisle to jump to this conclusion. This question has more than a single answer and one of them is that the Armenian prime minister has decided to follow suit of the previous administrations.
Political technologies exist for the sake of streamlining governance, which should be efficient in accomplishing goals. The Seventh Pan-Armenian Summer Games, which is taking place in the occupied Azerbaijani lands, is also a political technological move. Judging by the plan of the organizers, they are called to end the fragmentation of the Armenians, who are scattered around the world, having national statehood.
Actually, the cause and effect motives of this fragmentation are well-known enough to talk about them. Another thing is that official Yerevan has taken care of it in order to unite the heterogeneous mass, to instill in it a sense of solidarity on a slippery ground.
The unifier’s mission is taken over by the fiery Nikol Pashinyan, the restless leader of the “people's revolution”, who, in the fight against fragmentation on the square in Xankandi, announced the “pan-Armenian revolution” and the unification of Karabakh with Armenia.
It turns out that the fate of Karabakh should play a cementing role in planetary construction. Pashinyan spoke a lot and pompously about the significance of the revolution, its influence on the mass consciousness, saying that the values of the revolution are pan-Armenian concepts. True, he forgot to clarify what their essence is and how much they were able to change the situation for the better in a decrepit country.
But he confidently proclaimed that "rethinking the values will put Armenia and its people on a par with the democratic states and the peoples of the world". A rather loud and, it must be said, binding thought, if we recall that democratic countries have not practiced vandalism in interstate relations for a long time.
The manic passion for groundless territorial claims, which characterizes the behavioral line of Yerevan in the region, brought it out of the orbit of normal existence. This is the root cause of the problematic situation in Armenia, which is a burden to arm ourselves with the sound morality of good neighborliness and become a normal part of the South Caucasus.
But is it conceivable in conditions of systemic insufficiency to voice and promote healthy democratic values?! Pashinyan has chosen the method of influencing the consciousness and behavior of the Armenian masses correctly, but only the goals he defined are dangerous and blurred.
His democratic dance on the square in Xankandi may have caused a stormy impression, but he amazed the participants in the ceremony purely emotionally, making people believe in a chimera is not an easy task, especially in conditions of fermentation and political vacuum.
If we evaluate his speech in the structure of the undercover fight, which the Karabakh “heroes” of the war imposed on him, everything is much more problematic and unpredictable. The revolution ran out of steam, pressing on the colloquial genre and embellishing the virtues of virtual change, Pashinyan thinks about one thing - how to survive and not lose power in the face of real danger.
It is clear, like God's light that genuine democracy never puts up with violence, by force in political governance. Is there a place for civilized achievements in Armenia with its occupation policy?
In a country where sinister values and barbaric principles have long been established, by definition, democracy with freedom of choice cannot be born. Ways of direct coercion and physical violence are the scourge of the Armenian political tradition, which has successfully grown together with a cave thinking of its exclusivity in the community.
Pashinyan’s statement “Karabakh is an integral part of Armenia. Period” provoked a clearly negative reaction in Azerbaijan, Turkey and other countries. But the question arises - could he afford to say something else?
From the outside, he looked pathetic and vulnerable. He didn’t come to his native land, but to an alien environment, where the bandit offspring is ready to tear his head off at any time. He is obsessed with the desire to establish revolutionary power where nobody takes orders from him.
In order not to anger obscurantists with wretched nationalists, feeding from the hands of the diaspora, he is forced to fake and plead. Pashinyan does not have a prescription for treating separatist illness. The vaunted diaspora is so ferociously training Karabakh pets that it is not possible to inspire them with anything healthy. Leaders of the provincial mass succumb only to the Miatsum command. Hence, all the conclusions.
Even if in the upcoming “presidential" elections, Pashinyan pushes through his nominee, and this will not be the logical ending of his struggle. In words, for the sake of pan-Armenian ideas, he agrees to attract the potential of the Diaspora, but he understands in his heart that all the troubles of Armenia, however, like the Karabakh people, are from external customers who love their homeland from afar.
The Karabakh project for the diaspora and world Armenians, to which Pashinyan vehemently appealed, is a cash cow that brings profits. This is an expense for shadow sponsorship. When the prime minister speaks of repatriation as one of the priorities, he understands within himself that she has long become a mythical goal. In fact, it is one of the working channels for laundering dirty money.
Of course, they pass by the budget, and Pashinyan can only dream about the day when he will become a full-fledged master of the situation and will acquire the management of a black box office - called Karabakh. In all cases, he should not forget about the factor of the real owner of the Karabakh lands. He doesn’t doze off.
Finally, Pashinyan’s predecessors, Robert Kocharyan and Serzh Sargsyan, also declared Karabakh an integral part of Armenia, but in words. For legal registration, they did not have enough courage. So the march of cowardice continues.