Armenian terrorism, in the absence of sufficient political and military strength, has been used from its earliest beginning as an effective tool for acquiring resources and territory to create a sole living space for Armenians scattered across the world. The early Armenian political institutions of Armenikan (1885), Hunchak (1887) and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutiun/ARFD (1890) recognized and utilized terror as a necessary means of struggle against perceived enemies and a way to consolidate the Armenian ethnicity in its transformation from an ethno-religious sect of the Armenian Gregorian Church into a mono-ethnic nation with statehood.
My eyes seemed to be looking inside me, at my recollections. I was going inside myself. I felt as if I was moving through the jungle, clearing, tramping and breaking my own way and reliving the memories as horror enveloped my face like a spider’s web… Oxumağa davam et →
My 10-year-old son congratulated me on 23 February, what’s known as ‘Men’s Day’, and gave me a ‘cruise missile’ he had made out of paper in school. The side of the missile was decorated with an Azerbaijani flag, and had a long staircase at the bottom. It resembled the Soviet long-range missile SS-20. When uranium is added to it, the missile can become a nuclear bomb.
Although I accepted the present, I told my son that 23 February marked the establishment of the Soviet Army which put an end to Azerbaijan’s independence in 1920, committed a massacre in Baku in January 1990, and helped the Armenians occupy Karabakh. In other words, the day marks the establishment of an army that was alien and hostile towards Azerbaijan. I asked my son to object to his teacher on my behalf over this long forgotten ‘holiday’.
Then I asked why had he decided to make a missile. Here is our conversation verbatim. Oxumağa davam et →