Sunday, April 3 2016 14:35

Marianna Mkrtchyan

Blogger: War in Karabakh could be stopped in 20 seconds with a simple phrase of the Kremlin to Baku - "Armenia is our ally"

Blogger: War in Karabakh could be stopped in 20 seconds with a simple   phrase of the Kremlin to Baku - "Armenia is our ally"

 All this war in  Nagorny Karabakh could be stopped in 20 seconds with a simple phrase  of the Kremlin to Baku - "Armenia is our ally," says Anton Nosik, a  public figure and well-known blogger. In his words, Baku is, sure,  not ready to war with Russia, so they would step back to the  positions prepared beforehand and postpone the "policy by other  means" to better times, the blogger writes.  

As for the reasons of the escalation, the blogger says that  Azerbaijan had been waiting for this revenge for more than 22 years  and the military and political preparations for the ongoing  developments had been held there all those years. "It is interesting  why did they decide to attack now. Perhaps, some external forces that  had been holding Baku from resumption of that war have kept aloof.  Maybe, Aliyev has fewer reasons to reckon with external forces, and  more reasons to militarize the internal agenda. I have heard that  such things happen to oil states when the price of their raw 
materials slide. They sometimes enter armed conflicts to distract the  population and elites from the economic problems. What exactly  happens behind the scenes of the Azerbaijani police I do not know and  have no one to ask from. 

However, as Claude Adrian Helvetius said, knowing some principles is  enough not to know separate facts," Nosik writes. In his words, the  principle is simple, war is necessary only to Azerbaijan to take back  the territories in lost in 1994. As Carl von Clausewitz said: "War  is the continuation of policy (politics) by other means." But this is  the policy of Azerbaijan only, not the other parties to the conflict,  Nossik writes.

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