Azerbaijan, EU, and Israel (Japan) – Trendy Tokyo Occasions

Armenian feminine soldier mutilated: Azerbaijan, EU, and Israel (Japan)

Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker

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Troopers from Azerbaijan, an in depth ally of NATO Turkey, took a video of a mutilated Armenian feminine soldier. This follows beheadings by Azerbaijan forces of Armenians within the final battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh (primarily Armenian populated area).

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan – talks about human rights when it issues China, North Korea, and the Russian Federation. Nonetheless, Japan is extraordinarily selective. Due to this fact, Indonesia can kill West Papuans, Turkey can kill Kurds and occupy North Cyprus and North Syria, Bangladesh can crush the primarily Buddhists of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, America and the UK can contain themselves in numerous wars – and so forth – with out a jot of open condemnation or financial sanctions by Japan.

The Head of the Armed Forces of Armenia, Normal Workers Edward Asryan, stated he can present proof of Azerbaijan troopers mutilating the physique of a feminine Armenian soldier (they lower her legs and fingers off, stripped her bare, and mocked her even in dying).

Asryan stated, “I draw your consideration to the atrocities dedicated by the models of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan in opposition to our servicemen, even a feminine soldier. I’ve these photos, and a video on my telephone, which I can present. There are atrocities that individuals could not be capable of watch. I additionally need to notice that no state’s navy forces have the fitting to perpetrate such atrocities in opposition to the enemy. It’s a violation of the worldwide humanitarian regulation.”

The Guardian studies (over the past battle), “Amnesty stated it had digitally verified movies exhibiting decapitations and the desecration of corpses, though it stopped in need of figuring out lots of the victims or the circumstances of their deaths…”

Eurasianet studies (over the past battle), “The movies of atrocities dedicated by the Azerbaijani armed forces in opposition to Armenian servicemen, in addition to the mutilation of the our bodies and pictures circulating on social media, deepen the nervousness of members of the family [of current prisoners], the nervousness over the return of their kin,” a bunch of Armenian civil society teams wrote in a December 3 letter to the United Nations Fee on Human Rights.”

NATO Turkey supported Azerbaijan within the final battle with Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh. This time the navy arms from Israel massively tipped the steadiness together with the covert navy help of Turkey. Nonetheless, no repercussions from NATO, the European Union, Japan, and different nations that play “the democratic and worldwide regulation angle” when it fits. Certainly, the EU is strengthening ties with Azerbaijan associated to vitality.

The European Union’s official web site says, “Right this moment in Baku, Fee President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner for Vitality Kadri Simson met with President Ilham Aliyev and Azeri Vitality Minister Parviz Shahbazov to strengthen the prevailing cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan. The 2 Presidents signed a brand new Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Partnership within the Area of Vitality.”

Israel helps Azerbaijan regardless of the horrendous legacy that befell the Armenians and Jews inside a three-decade interval. Turkey is following its historic hatred of Armenians that witnessed numerous pogroms earlier than the genocide of 1915.

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum says, “The Armenian genocide refers back to the bodily annihilation of ethnic Armenian Christian folks dwelling within the Ottoman Empire from spring 1915 by autumn 1916. There have been roughly 1.5 million Armenians dwelling within the Empire. At the very least 664,000 and probably as many as 1.2 million died in the course of the genocide. Armenians name these occasions Medz Yeghern (the good crime) or Aghet (disaster).”

Breaking Protection studies, “From 2016–2020, Israel accounted for 69 % of Azerbaijan’s main arms imports — a quantity that represents 17 % of Israel’s arms exports for that very same interval.”

The Nationwide Curiosity (Michael Rubin) studies in 2020, “Many Armenians—and atypical exterior observers—deal with the ethical argument: The victims of 1 Holocaust not solely turning a blind eye towards but additionally promoting weapons to the potential perpetrators of one other. That the Azeris (and Turkish Special Forces) began the struggle virtually 100 years to the day after Turks invaded the newly-independent Republic of Armenia in opposition to the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide coloured Armenians’ understanding of the struggle. President Reuven Rivlin’s assurances to his Armenian counterpart Armen Sarkissian that Israel’s navy commerce was “not aimed in opposition to any facet” additional rang hole given the fast supply of arms within the days previous to and maybe in the course of the battle. Realists in Israel and elsewhere would possibly dismiss ethical arguments given the immediacy of different pursuits however, within the case of Israel’s Azerbaijan involvement, cynical short-termism will come at a excessive worth.”

Trendy Tokyo Occasions lately stated, “Azerbaijan understands that the Russian Federation is targeted on occasions in Ukraine and the Donbass (Donbas)area. Therefore, Azerbaijan – an in depth ally of NATO Turkey and backed by excessive technological weapons from Israel and different nations – is probing to see how far it could actually go in forcing extra concessions from Armenia.”

Regardless of beheadings and different atrocities by Azerbaijan in opposition to Christian Armenians within the final battle – much like the current mutilation of an Armenian feminine soldier: don’t count on an excessive amount of stress from the EU, NATO, or Japan.

Provided that America or France overtly condemns Azerbaijan with extra than simply rhetoric – will Armenia really feel that the tide is popping.

The Collective Safety Treaty Group (CSTO) of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, and Tajikistan is supposed to supply mutual help – if one nation is threatened. Nonetheless, the CSTO presently appears muted in its response to Azerbaijan.

If the CSTO doesn’t turn into extra lively – Armenia must look to different nations for ample help. In any case, have a look at what occurred to Armenian heartlands in modern-day Turkey after the genocide. Due to this fact, Armenia faces a literal struggle to outlive in such a harsh geopolitical local weather.

Iran is frightened concerning the current navy clashes. The identical applies to France. Nonetheless, motion is required to supply Armenia with higher safety.


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