Thursday, June 12, 2008

“The Opposition’s Mistake”

If the law enforcement agencies in Armenia were forced to come up with a title for the criminal cases they currently investigate and were forced to honestly express their intentions, they would have to use the title “The Opposition’s Mistake” for the case within which hundreds of opposition activists and participants have been persecuted or put in jail.

As we all know, the regime tries to prove that the opposition united around Levon Ter Petrosian attempted a coup d’etat with this criminal case. If such a case was initiated after March 1, it might be within the realm of logic. But March 1 is the best proof that the opposition did not have any plans for a coup. The regime points to the fact that there were barricades erected near the Miasnikian Statue as an evidence for such a plan. But these men have not noticed that the ones on the offensive do not need barricades; barricades would only hinder the progress of an offense. The people who built the barricades clearly announced that they are not going anywhere and are not going to organize anything. As you see, it is a difficult task to stay near the Miasnikian Statue and at the same time try to take over the government: the government is not near the Miasnikian Statue, it is on the Baghramian Avenue. Even if there was a plan to take over the government buildings on Baghramian Avenue or the Republic Square, it all would have started with the Yerevan Municipality building which was at the center of the March 1 event and was completely defenseless. All that would be needed was to open the door and enter the building. But that did not happen.

Everyone forgets one more thing; the well armed military and paramilitary forces were not able to disperse the protesters from the area near Miasnikian Statue. The protesters left only after Levon Ter Petrosian urged them to do so. Why do I stress this? For the simple reason that if there was a plan of attack, the inability of the government to disperse the protesters would be the perfect stimulus to start such an offense and predict its outcome. But the offense never happened on March 1. But this is not important for the law enforcement agencies. The criminal case for the coup was initiated on earlier than that on February 24 [naz: 4 days after the rigged elections]. Even as early as the Fall of 2007 Dhol [naz: dhol is a kind of a drum and is the nickname of Artashes Geghamian], shortly after his meeting with Serj Sargsian, was shouting about everything that is written in the February 24 case. So what does this all mean? Perhaps only one thing. Serj Sargsian and Robert Kocharian had already planned the outcome of the elections and the mass brutality necessary to secure it as early as Fall of 2007. These two only know one way to be in the government – brute force. Based on that logic, if Levon Ter Petrosian was serious about change in the government then he surely must have a detailed plan for force.

Obviously, the criminal case mentioned above is an essential link in the chain of brutality planned by the regime. But it also reveals the Kocharian-o-Serjik idea about what Levon Ter Petrosian and his team should have done to come to power. Ter Petrosian’s team did not do it which implies that it made a mistake.Robert Kocharian labeled the type of the political struggle that Levon Ter Petrosian prefers as a ‘theater’. And now Serjik and his boss try to prove that with such a ‘theater’ you can’t change their government that is built upon spilled blood and dead bodies and only believes in brutality. But we will prove to them that they are wrong. A theater is the best weapon against puppets.

P.S. What Serj told Dhol and YUCk [naz: former self declared opposition leader and the current secretary of the National Security Council Artur Baghdasarian] was honest: “We are going to kill left and right so try not to get under our feet”. These two were so scared that are still yelping and will yelp for a long time to come.

Nikol Pashinian

The original Armenian version can be found on Payqar


Anonymous said...

Akhks name in his passport is either Artur or Arturik but who remembers now or who cares.
Be that Albert or Arturik Baghdasarian it's the same warm.

nazarian said...

Yes, it's Artur not Albert Baghdasarian. Thanks for reminding me; I will fix the post.

Anonymous said...

Is this Pashinyan fraud still writing stuff? I mean, is there a worse representative of journalism in all of Armenia?

All this guy ever publishes is hate-mongering yellow-journalistic character assassination. If one day that he actially speaks the truth, no one will seriously listen to him. Classic boy who cried wolf.

nazarian said...

anonymous, when insulting people at least have the decency to sign your posts.

Payqarminchevverch said...

Mark my words and I bet you a 1000 dollars Pashinian will not see Armenia again. Either he will not come back or he will rot in a jail cell.

good riddance said...

Payqar i hope you are right. No one has been more destrucive to the realm of journalism in Armenia. Are you even reading his semi-fictional delusions from Europe?

nazarian said...

Classic propaganda technique - attack the messenger when you don't like the message. Don't think that it actually helps you promote the anti-Armenian policies of Serj Sargsian and the banditocracy in general. You can attack personalities as much as you want but it will not make you right.

reflective said...

what makes you any different, Nazarian? You complain when people attack Pashinyan. Yet, you have no problem doing the same as long as they have some affiliation with the government.

If corruption is eradicated in customs (or even improved) it will be ignored. But if there is a way to denigrate someone who is in a different clan from the one you worship, the insults are bold and underlined.

I have found the policies of Serj for example to be better than those of the previous 2 presidential administrations.

Go ahead, fire away!!

nazarian said...

Reflective, don't get me started on the customs and taxation (harkayin)... It's perhaps the most serious detriment to the development of the economy in the country.

Major (and I mean MAJOR) reforms need to be done there.

reflective said...

Nazarian - I agree. Major work needs to be done. Part of my point is that I think some improvements have been, and are being, done.