From a September 13th, 2022 Artsakh Press article headlined “Azerbaijan had pre-planned the attack”:
[The Criminal Prosecution of Armenia] says its criminal investigation into Azerbaijan’s attack – a violation of the November 9, 2020 trilateral statement and several international treaties prohibiting the use of force or the threat to use force and invading the territory of another country gathered information on war crimes and criminal violations of Customary international humanitarian law.
During the fall of 2020, Azerbaijan invaded an area the size of Delaware known as Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh in Armenian) in the last 44-day war, Israeli supplied Azeri drones proved to be the key to establishing air superiority and the pivotal change in modern warfare witnessed the defeat for the first time the Armenians’ limited, conventional military force, and the Baku government ultimately acquired control over most of the Armenian breakaway territory, including seven adjacent districts.
As of Tuesday, September 13th, 2022, the perennial Azerbaijani aggressor was at it once again. Shortly after midnight, this time the Azeri military was simultaneously firing artillery shells at the Armenian towns of Goris, Sotk and Jermuk directly inside Armenia proper. On Tuesday the Armenian President Nikol Pashinyan disclosed to the Armenian parliament in Yerevan that at least 49 Armenian troops lost their lives from the overnight shelling. Soon after the Armenian death toll went public, Azerbaijan’s defense ministry announced:
50 Azerbaijani servicemen died as a result of Armenia’s large-scale provocation.
Just as in Ukraine, AP reported that Azerbaijan is claiming its attacks were only in response to Armenians first attacking their troops. A consistent pattern is that Azeris regularly accuse Armenians as the guilty aggressors when the Armenians are simply defending what’s already theirs, and been theirs since ancient times dating back to the early Bronze Age and the first Christian nation as early as the 4th century AD. But lies of war spread thick as mud in Ukraine and Azerbaijan as two peas in a similar pod.
On Monday September 12th, 2022, within several hours after Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister bragged that its gas exports to Europe are increasing by 30% this year, Azerbaijan was attacking Armenia. No doubt the Baku government is opting to flex its energy-rich muscle militarily against Armenia, fully exploiting the dire circumstance Europe finds itself, desperately needing fuel to heat its homes this winter. Plain as day, Azerbaijan is opportunistically seizing the initiative with its energy-rich capital, immediately cashing it in as a bargaining chip to launch yet another first strike military offensive igniting yet another potential war, this time directly at Armenia, fully taking advantage counting on the West’s weakening power and energy dependence to remain silently passive to criticize another round of unprovoked Azeri aggression. Guaranteed, the preferential propagandized treatment of “save Ukraine at all cost” will definitely not be forthcoming with Western hyped unity rallying bandwagon support for the defense of the Armenian Republic. After all, defending Armenia runs completely counter to the globalist Western agenda.
Per NATO, the US and EU, the West has eagerly sought any and all opportunity to weaken Russia by intentionally stirring up sufficient regional conflict and tension to entice Putin to commit yet more Russian troops on the ground fighting on yet another warfront opening up. This is precisely the Western motive quietly urging behind-the-scenes Azerbaijan to launch yet another timed offensive against their hated Christian enemy, the Armenians. Small energy-poor nations like Armenia on the grand geopolitics chessboard are used as mere cannon fodder and collateral damage in the elites’ “great game” of its “long war.” Speaking of which, on June 30th, 2022, the Rothschild owned The Economist headline read “How to win Ukraine’s long war,” declaring in its opening sentence:
Ukraine won the short war. Mobile and resourceful, its troops inflicted terrible losses and confounded Russian plans to take Kyiv. Now comes the long war [Emboldened by for emphasis].
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan contacted by phone Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. According to Sputnik News:
Pashinyan conveyed to the Russian President the details of the provocative and aggressive actions carried out by the Azerbaijani armed forces towards the sovereign territory of Armenia, which began at midnight and was accompanied by artillery and heavy weapons fire.
Though no mention of any formal request was made for Russia to militarily intervene against the Azeris, if so, it would fall right into the West’s game-plan, aimed at stretching the Moscow army thinner, having to fight on two separately engineered warfronts, compliments of the West. Speaking of which, Nikol Pashinyan also reportedly reached out to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French President Emmanuel Macron for support. Little doubt that Blinken must be pleased by this latest news of renewed conflict, knowing it’s providing one more border headache for Putin. But as the leading US diplomat, Blinken has to keep his excitement to himself, instead expressing his phony, obligatory “deep concern” over the situation of “reported [Azeri] strikes against settlements and civilian infrastructure” in Armenia.
Though the Russian Foreign Ministry reported a cease-fire was reached by Tuesday morning at 9AM Moscow time, Azeri media insisted that the cease-fire collapsed within minutes and border fighting persists. According to Radio Free Europe, early on September 14th, the Armenian Defense Ministry maintains that Azerbaijan has again “resumed shelling” on Wednesday.
As a member of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization, Armenia has appealed to the CSTO for assistance, other members being Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. When on January 6th, 2022, the Kazakhstan president requested support from the CSTO, Armenia as part of the CSTO detachment immediately sent troops to Kazakhstan to quell the anti-government uprising. Yet apparently when it comes to Armenia falling under outside attack, there is no reciprocation. Back in July 2021 when Azerbaijan breeched Armenia’s sovereign borders, the CSTO rejected Yerevan’s appeal for help. As a small landlocked Christian nation flanked by two larger hostile Islamic Turkic nations – Turkey to the West and Azerbaijan to the east, Yerevan in the past has sought security primarily from its allied neighbor Russia, the world’s largest geographical military power that stationed 2,000 Russian soldiers serving as peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh after the last Baku invasion in late 2020. Both Russia and Armenia are also mutual Eurasian Economic Union members.
The lack of response from the West to oppose Azerbaijan’s unlawful aggression has everything to do with welcoming [if not instigating] instability on Russia’s border as well as Armenia historically remaining a close ally with Russia, largely rejecting the West’s efforts to court favor in making Armenia its latest anti-Russian geopolitical pawn. The Washington Post explanation back in May 2015 isn’t so blunt but far more pragmatic:
One-third of Armenia’s exports go to Russia and its partners, including agricultural products on which thousands of jobs depend. In addition, Russia sells natural gas to landlocked, energy-poor Armenia ‘at quite a good price.’
A Foreign Policy article last month articulates:
[Armenia is] a country that in terms of democratic and societal values identifies solidly with the West but that, because of its geography, has befriended the two most heavily sanctioned countries in the world: Russia and Iran.
In response to this latest Azeri inflicted crisis, in addition to appealing to its closest ally and trade partners for support, right after the Tuesday attacks, Armenia also requested assistance from the UN Security Council, although realistically it stands as much chance of support as endangered Palestinians against deadly Israeli aggressors that year upon year go unpunished.
With America’s long-term cold war strategy to encircle its targeted enemies – both Russia and China with Western allied NATO members, for decades the CIA and its cutout fronts within US State Department, USAID and various other spook-controlled NGO operatives, all subversively courting numerous Eurasian neighbors that border the Eastern powers for pro-West NATO membership. Four days prior to launching its Special Military Operation in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accurately asserted that:
The West is advancing its brazen policy of dragging this region into NATO in total disregard of the countries’ people, in addition to ignoring the lessons of history or simple diplomatic courtesies.
As such, the Western puppets have recently shown their true megalomaniacal colors in their relentless, never-ending provocation to ignite a potential nuclear world war with both Russia over Ukraine as well as China over the growing Taiwan conflict. Following their puppet masters’ orders, madness prevails. The powder keg fuse is now lit in Europe under globalist command cadence to World War III countdown. To illustrate, a September 12th Global Research article by journalist Manlio Dinucci sets the sober stage:
Sanctions on Russia are preventing Gazprom from operating North Stream 1, the only one bringing Russian gas to Germany after the forced closure of its sister pipeline, North Stream 2. The Kremlin reports that ‘Sanctions imposed by the EU, UK, US and Canada have disrupted the technical maintenance system of turbine components that ensured pumping.’ The U.S.-EU strategy is clear: to prevent Europe from receiving Russian gas at low prices…
Rothschild owned Reuters didn’t hesitate interviewing “Azerbaijan-Armenia expert” Laurence Broers of the Rothschild controlled Chatham House think tank, expounding on Russia invading “Ukraine is a key factor”:
Since February, we also have been seeing the collapse of Russia’s reputation as a security patron and a provider of security in the region. That has created a window of opportunity for Azerbaijan, recalling that the outcome of the second Karabakh war in 2020 left unfinished business. I think there is a feeling in Azerbaijan to that now is the time to deploy its power to military advantage and extract the maximum it can get.
The large Armenian diaspora in the US, estimated at 10 million, three times the number of Armenians in Republic of Armenia, also exercises considerable lobbying clout in Washington DC, wielding influence on Armenian politics. Even with its potent and persistent lobbying effort, it took the United States until April 24th, 2021, before it officially recognized the 1915 Armenian genocide perpetrated by Turkey during World War I and final days of its Ottoman Empire. For many decades American strategic military interest to placate NATO member Turkey, where two key US airbases are located, caused America to formally resist recognizing last century’s first genocide of 1.5 million Armenians murdered.
Thus, Armenia has long been courted to join the West as another anti-Russian neighbor, but the US has failed to lure Yerevan. As a result, this dynamic operates in every recent past war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as a US pattern of tacit approval encouraging Azerbaijan aggression to enflame conflict in order to destabilize the wider region bordering Russia, particularly after Armenia in recent years chose to maintain closer relations with Moscow than the West, which is exactly the reason why the Obama-Hillary-Victoria Nuland neocons honed in to destabilize Ukraine in 2014. Similar geopolitical dynamics of the Ukraine conflict apply to Armenia with the flagrant US attempts to instigate a color revolution in Yerevan.
Recall that it was right after the democratically elected Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych reaffirmed Kiev’s ties with Putin in 2013 that the neocons, still dictating US foreign policy to this day, spent $5 billion financing and inciting an illegal violent coup in Kiev by February 2014, installing its neo-Nazi Maidan puppet government, and ever since using the carrot stick of EU and NATO membership to ratchet up hostilities and hatred toward ethnic Russians living in the Donbas region as well as Crimea and Russia.
The US and NATO forced Putin’s hand as Ukraine’s continual violation of its signed Minsk Agreement to refrain from further violence in the Donbas region went unheeded, killing nearly 14,000 ethnic Russians (from 2014 to just prior to this year’s Putin intervention) in the two breakaway eastern provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk that in a 2014 referendum voted to separate from Ukraine. And it was after the US, NATO and mercenary Eric Prince training 150,000 Ukrainian Nazi soldiers in preparation for a Donbas invasion that in self-defense prompted the Putin request that the wrongly demonized Russian leader finally decided to launch his Special Military Operation into Ukraine, to de-Nazify and demilitarize Kiev. It is now confirmed that a joint invasion by both US/NATO and Ukraine was imminently forcing Putin’s hand to come to the aid of his fellow ethnic Russians in Donbas.
Moreover, with the dozens of discovered illegal bioweapon labs funded by the US Department of Defense located inside Ukraine, alleged working on pathogens that can genetically target and attack the ethnic Russian genome, Putin was left with no other choice but to intervene. The West’s refusal to recognize Russia’s right to its own national security forced Putin to act. Yet Ukraine and Western media deceitfully accuse Russia as the unprovoked invader, which is a boldface propaganda lie.
With fork tongue, this is how the US has always operated, ever since breaking countless peace treaties with Native American tribes throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, to promising in February 1990 the last Soviet leader, the late Mikhail Gorbachev, that “not one inch eastward” would US led NATO go. Really no different from Kiev never intending to honor its commitment with the Minsk Agreement, the US/NATO never intended to refrain from actively recruiting Russia’s neighbors to turn against Moscow as hostile NATO members with US nukes pointed directly at Russia. When one assesses this larger geopolitical picture based on historical facts, the West behind its pathological obsession for unipolar hegemony at all cost that has always driven America’s hyperaggressive, warlike foreign policy machine for centuries, invading and overthrowing 75 countries while killing more than 30 million fellow human beings since WWII alone. But then the puppets in Washington DC have always been under direct control of the City of London-Rothschild central banking cartel and the Vatican, increasingly over this last century, engineering and backing both sides in every global conflict for more than two full centuries. And it’s within this historical context that today’s world teeters closer to nuclear annihilation than any previous time in our recorded human history.
Ever since the 1994 war, Armenians have successfully defended their ancient homeland as residents living in Nagorno-Karabakh for millennia, long prior to the existence of either the Azeri people or nation. The sovereign Armenians living for centuries in the breakaway enclave prevailed in that 1994 war, as Azerbaijani residents residing in Nagorno-Karabakh fled to nearby Azerbaijan territory.
Right after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, the brutal winding down of WWI in 1918 while the Armenians in eastern Turkey were still being massacred, by 1920 a short-lived two-year Armenian national government found itself stuck between a rock and a hard place, risking total annihilation by the Turks or capitulating to the demands of the advancing Russian army from the east, choosing the latter as its optimal chance of ending the genocide. To entice a reluctant Armenia to become an outer Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR), on November 30, 1920, the new Soviet government of Azerbaijan SSR issued a proclamation that the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave would belong to the Armenian SSR since 95% of its population was Armenian. However, Josef Stalin as Moscow’s Commissar for Nationalities, in hopes of spreading Communism to Turkey, made a last-minute deal on behalf of fellow Turkic brethren the Azeris, to grant Nagorno-Karabakh and two other small disputed Armenian enclaves to Azerbaijan SSR. Hence, the fateful die was cast to deny Armenians their rightful homeland.
Stalin and his burgeoning Soviet Empire also backstabbed Armenians in order to purposely set up divide and rule, permanently embedding contentious seeds of conflict that would boil over 70 years later with the breakup of the Soviet Union. Since Armenia and Azerbaijan were both outer state republics, the Georgian Stalin ensured that each conquered SSR would inherently remain adversarial, that way more easily controlled by third party Moscow, betrayingly handing over to Azerbaijan SSR ancient Armenian Artsakh. During the Soviet Empire while a genocidal Communist regime ruled with a totalitarian iron fist, by design the unsettled conflict was delayed and deferred for the next seven decades until both Armenia and Azerbaijan emerged in 1991 as newly independent nations. But less than three years into their independence, they came to loggerheads over Nagorno-Karabakh. Though its population was still overwhelmingly Armenian, in 1993 and 1994 Azerbaijan went to war against the Armenian residents. Artsakh received additional assistance from loyal fellow Armenians in the Republic of Armenia. After losing the war, Azerbaijan appealed to the UN which through the feeble OSCE Minsk adjudicator (Organization for Security and Cooperation), again decided in favor of the Baku government which of course failed to remedy the conflict at all. Left to its own devices, ever since Azerbaijan has been chomping at the bit for ultimate revenge, repeatedly attempting to militarily conquer Artsakh.
In early April 2016, the largest flareup since the 1994 war broke out, triggered within hours after Azeri President Ilham Aliyev returned from a Washington DC visit with Secretary of State, the Skull and Bonesman John Kerry, who had granted Azerbaijan the greenlight to invade the disputed Armenian territory. Note the pattern, tacit West approval within hours of the 2016 attack on Armenia and Tuesday morning’s attack after Baku assures 30% more energy-starved gas is coming to Europe. Each side during the fours days of fierce fighting in April 2016 lost about 75 soldiers. So far this week a total of 100 died.
Longtime Azeri dictator Ilham Aliyev inherited the job in 2003 from his father who had been president since 1993 but stepped down with his health failing, swearing on numerous occasions to “wipe Armenia off the face of the earth.” Ever since Azerbaijan lost that 1994 war to the Armenians, with a total death toll of about 30,000, Aliyev has remained a corrupt, seething, bloodthirsty loser vowing to punish Armenians for even existing.
In recent years, the US and Israel as well as Russia, competing with the West to remain an Azeri ally, all have been busily selling their latest technological advanced weaponry that oil rich Azerbaijan could buy. And though the 2016 conflict proved a 4-day stalemate, it was clear in 2020 that the Azeris were gaining a decidedly upper hand and far more lethal arms advantage than Armenia. So that by the time Aliyev launched his latest war in September 2020, the Armenians were badly outgunned, out-droned and outmanned. Hence, when the fighting stopped 44-days later after 6,500 lives perished, Putin brokered another fragile cease-fire, but the spoils of war went to the aggressor Azerbaijan, granted 75% of Nagorno-Karabakh that again, had rightly remained an ancient Armenian homeland long before the Azeri people came-to-be walking upright. In the meantime, every Armenian church and every trace of Armenian culture is being wiped off the face of ancient Artsakh as the first phase of Aliyev’s revenge.
After a March 25th flareup earlier this year, both Pashinyan and Aliyev in April agreed to peace talks. But that prospect broke down after the Azeri proposal insisted that the rest of Nagorno-Karabakh goes completely to Azerbaijan and Armenian Defense Minister Ararat Mirzoyan’s response:
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not a territorial issue, but a matter of rights [for local residents to decide].
So, with the sinister trap laid down 102 years ago by Communist genocidal murderer Stalin, in all likelihood Azerbaijan will continue claiming both more of the disputed Armenian enclave as well as increasingly mount more challenges to directly conquering the Republic of Armenia as well, having publicly vowed nearly three decades ago to wipe Armenia off the map entirely. Hence, Tuesday’s middle of the night sneak attack is only a preview of what’s to come – more violent escalation and brutal war.
In this entered age of total lawlessness, where might makes right and rule of law means nothing, when only the false pretense is given to complying with “international rule of law,” today it’s actually turned into law of the jungle, no different from the globalists deliberately setting the stage for countless people to die of mass starvation frozen in their Dark Winter homes. Under these brutally dire conditions fast descending on this Earth, again where lawlessness of the jungle prevails and whoever can proficiently kill for food stands the best chance of surviving, particularly in leftist, woke corporate sponsored American cities where the deadly consequences of BLM, Antifa and organized gangs now criminally ruling the streets, civil society breakdown has now run amok. Homicide highs are spreading nationally.
The nightmare of the modern dystopian city is but a microcosm of the globalist macrocosm that is earth under the elites’ totalitarian technocratic dictatorship police state. Unless the psychopathic controllers and their Great Reset are overturned and defeated very soon by We the People committed to fight for both our freedom and lives for the sake of preserving the human race, smart cities super surveillance, digitalized endgame enslavement are in store for all of us who survive this genocidal assault of the ages.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate, former Army officer and author of “Don’t Let the Bastards Getcha Down,” exposing a faulty US military leadership system based on ticket punching up the seniority ladder, invariably weeding out the best and brightest, leaving mediocrity and order followers rising to the top as politician-bureaucrat generals designated to lose every modern US war by elite design. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In Los Angeles he found himself battling the largest county child protective services in the nation within America’s thoroughly broken and corrupt child welfare system.
The experience in both the military and child welfare system prepared him well as a researcher and independent journalist, exposing the evils of Big Pharma and how the Rockefeller controlled medical and psychiatric system inflict more harm than good, case in point the current diabolical pandemic hoax and genocide. As an independent journalist for over 8 years, Joachim has written hundreds of articles for many news sites, like Global Research, lewrockwell.com and currently https://jameshfetzer.org. As a published bestselling author on Amazon of a 5-book volume series entitled Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy & the Deep State, his A-Z sourcebook series exposes the global pedophilia scourge is available free at https://pedoempire.org/contents/. Joachim also hosts the Revolution Radio weekly broadcast “Cabal Empire Exposed,” every Friday morning at 6AM EST (ID: revradio, password: rocks!)