From Turks to the Annals of History
Globalist Fiasco: Nagorno-Karabakh will go into the annals of history. It will be received as a message from Turks to the world. It will simply reverberate the fact that Turks will no longer accept a fait accompli.
The Globalist fiasco came to a dead-end when Azerbaijan took back by force what it lost 28 years ago. Turkey and Israel helping Azerbaijan in this quest are telling.
Even more anguishing, Russia, France, and the United States of America did not come to the cry of Armenia. For Armenians, instigators were no show in the crunch time.
Nagorno-Karabakh, Dağlıq Qarabağ in Azerbaijani, is a region of southwestern Azerbaijan. The name is also used to refer to an autonomous province of the former Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). Azerbaijan gained independence in 1991 when the USSR disintegrated. Armenia also gained independence at the same time.
Might Made It Right For 28 Years
During the early 1990s, the Karabakh Armenians gained control of much of southwestern Azerbaijan by force. The area included Nagorno-Karabakh and territory connecting the enclave with Armenia.
Azerbaijan, in the 1990s, was a fledgling republic out like Armenia. But unlike the latter, Azerbaijan did not have powerful America, France, and the newly formed Russian Federation behind.
Simply put, Armenia benefited from the support it received from the Globalist regimes in these countries. It tried to rip a portion of Azerbaijan away to build a greater Armenia. Within one year, Artsakh in Armenian declared its independence from Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan never accepted this fait-accompli. Next door neighbor Turkey, another Muslim country, did not accept this Globalist take over either. Yet Turkey, in the 1990s, did not have enough economic or military muscle to interfere.
Mockery of the United Nations Security Council
France, America and Russia were then permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Today, they still are the three of the five UNSC members. Their resolutions are “quasi” and “bias” cover for the international order.
Quasi because international order does not exist in essence. Bias because “might make it right” when representation in the UNSC has never been representative.
Azerbaijan, until 2020, had no chance to get justice no matter what country came to its help. Since only permanent members of the UNSC had the veto power. Their say was final.
Having three sidings with Armenia, the other alternatives were China and the UK. Neither had any interest to help Azerbaijan to date. Clearly put, Azerbaijan, as a Muslim country, simply did not have any representation in the UNSC.
Today, there are 54 Muslim countries at the United Nations among 193 members. None of these five permanent members shares much with Muslims. In fact, they all may have one thing in common: Dislike against Muslims, if not worse.
“World is Bigger Than Five”
It is not for no reason President of Turkey voiced this discrepancy loudly once during a speech. He continues to do so ever since. In 2002, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime came to power with Justice and Development Party, in Turkey. No sooner, Erdogan internationally coined, now very famous: “World is Bigger Than Five.”
Most of the 188 countries ever since acknowledged and addressed this notion publicly. Some also made formal statements. Ever since it is widely accepted that the UN became obsolete and must be restructured. Yet resolutions the UNSC passed to date still remain in effect to keep sanity over the ever chaotic international arena. Turkey, nonetheless, continues to voice this injustice everywhere.
As for voicing support on Azerbaijan’s plight, until 2002, Turkish efforts were flimsy at best. Turkey itself did not have strong and steady regimes in power to withstand international pressures. However, with Erdogan in power, the Turkish effort gained traction over time. Nowadays, “World is Bigger Than Five” has risen in symbolism too big to be ignored.
All throughout this Nagorno-Karabakh debacle, Turkey used all available international platforms to make a case for Azerbaijan. Yet, none of it was effective to bring the desired result.
Globalist Fiasco: Nagorno-Karabakh
Ever since injustice against Azerbaijan, 28 years passed. Nothing has changed other than sporadic clashes between the ethnically cleansed Azerbaijanis and occupying Armenians. In other words, the Minsk Group, composed of, France, Russia and America, did the job.
It made sure that the Armenian community will rule the region until eventual independence from Azerbaijan. Minsk Group simply took its marching orders from the bias UNSC resolution.
This mockery lasted until 7 October 2020. In a major escalation of hostilities, Armenian forces suddenly attacked the strategic Azerbaijani city of Ganja. The economic blockade of Turkey and Azerbaijan on landlocked Armenia has been in place since the early 1990s.
Armenia was at the mercy of Russia, Georgia and Iran. On top of that, these three countries too needed Turkey to access the West in the most economic way. As a result, Armenia remained an economically depressed country ever since independence.
An unexpected turn of events took place as soon as the Ganja attack took place. Armenia, in a short period of time, realized it was alone. Long-time backers were nowhere to be found. Neither one of America, Russia, or France showed up to help.
Turkey, the lone wolf, accompanied Azerbaijan in its quest to liberate Nagorno-Karabakh. In the end, Azerbaijan prevailed after six weeks long fierce fighting.
And None Knoweth the Hosts of thy Lord but He
The second biggest city of Azerbaijan, Ganja is not in Nagorno-Karabakh proper. It is situated in an area called ‘Ganga Gap.” It is the only option for Azerbaijan to bypass Russia or Iran for overland trade between Europe and Asia.
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline passes through from there. Turkey built it with the support of the United States of America. It is also the path for the recently built Baku-Tiblisi-Kars railroad that is part of the Belt and Road Initiative of China.
But it is also where the newly operational, seven billion dollar, TANAP – Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline. It supplies Europe with natural resources from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
In other words, it is a no-no place, under any circumstances. Bombing Ganja is kind of going against the interest of the US, Europe and China. So the question is, why Armenia decided to attack Ganja and disrupt everything for its potential friends and foes?
Bewildering Questions Beg Answers
What made Armenia proper to make such a colossal mistake to attack Ganja?
When the status quo was in favor of Armenia and the Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh, what was the end game?
How was attacking Ganja going to help when “New” Turkey was not going to lift the blockade no matter what?
Why did Armenia bet on depleted France and “America First” Trump?
The Unfortunate Fate of Armenia
Armenia had always depended on America, France and Russia. It has always been a Christian enclave inside a “Muslim sea.” Yet, Armenia never thought that one of these three countries one day may also abandon its cause. Unfortunately, Armenia faced this tragedy twice in a span of about a century.
- According to reports, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is pro-American, and Russia always wanted to replace him.
- It is also widely circulated that Pashinyan is not pro-Artsakh. Two Armenian leaders bickering did not help when they had to unify against common adversaries.
So much so that, on 9 November Pashinyan signed the agreement with Azerbaijan and then he briefly fled to Russia. Meanwhile, liberated Nagorno-Karabakh went under Azerbaijan sovereignty. The agreement now also stipulates that Nakhchivan is to be connected to Azerbaijan proper with a couple of corridors. Turkey and Azerbaijan will have a direct connection with highways and railways from now on.
Is this it?
No. The liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh is a by-product of the new world order. Unfortunately, not many in the West is paying attention to it. They do not also understand the significance.
- One, Globalists are no longer able to employ overnight nation-building methods and strategies.
- Two, there is a “new sheriff in town” in the region, and it is called: “New Turkey”
- Three, France and Russia are no longer what they used to be and they cannot be counted on
- Four, America made lots of mistakes in the hands of Globalist presidents and continues to pay for it long after
- Five, why in the world Israel joins forces with Erdogan’s Turkey in this debacle?
Some of the answers
- Why France did not come to the help of Armenia?
- France can no longer project power overseas
- How Russia played its hands?
- Russia put its interest first and made Armenia expandable
- Why Israel joined Turkey, helping Azerbaijan?
- the strategic and economic interest of Israel took precedent
- Can Armenia ever depend on Russia again?
- Twice in one century, Armenia ended up with the short end of the stick, trusting Russia. What can guarantee that the third time is the charm?
Globalist Fiasco: Nagorno-Karabakh
A Rock and a Hard Place
In the aftermath of the Nagorno-Karabakh debacle, Armenia is further isolated. The powers in the region will start pulling Armenia apart. Turkey will exact close cooperation from Armenia. Russia will make Armenia a vassal state. Iran will provide an option but Armenia will have to accommodate its neighbor accordingly. America or France will not provide much relief. They will focus on their domestic problems and limit their overseas projections.