Putin supplied Armenia with missles, sold Azerbaijan means to shoot them down

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN —Azerbaijani Special Forces are seen during a comprehensive military exercises of the air and land forces of Azerbaijan while Armenian attacks continue in Baku, Azerbaijan on September 24, 2020. (Photo by Azerbaijani Defence Ministry / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

By David Dautheir-Villars & Ann Simmons
Wall Street Journal
October 3-4, 2020 Anno Domini

Turkey’s role in the growing clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan—two countries Moscow regards as within its sphere of influence—is adding a new element to a string of proxy fights pitting Turkey and Russia against each other and challenging Russia’s long-standing policy of neutrality over the simmering conflict.

Roughly the size of Delaware, the province of Nagorno- Karabakh—a disputed enclave within Azerbaijan—has been a flashpoint between Azerbaijan and Armenia since the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is recognized internationally as part of Azerbaijan but controlled by pro-Armenian rebels.

About 30,000 people were killed in fighting during a six- year period before a cease-fire in 1994. But hostilities resumed last week, with each side blaming the other for a series of surprise attacks.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has long worked to keep former Soviet republics bound tightly to Moscow, and has sought to stay on good terms with both Azerbaijan and Armenia, due to their strategic location along an important energy corridor coveted by the West.

Now, a more assertive Turkey is testing that stance. Hours after fighting broke out, Turkey announced its unconditional support for Azerbaijan, with which it shares ethnic and culturalties. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan re-iterated that support on Friday.

UFA, RUSSIA – JULY 09: In this handout image supplied by Host Photo Agency/RIA Novosti, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin (R) and President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan attend the welcome ceremony for the BRICS leaders during the BRICS/SCO Summits – Russia 2015 on July 9, 2015 in Ufa, Russia. (Photo by Host Photo Agency/Ria Novosti via Getty Images)

“We stand with fellow and brother Azerbaijan,” he said. “Until Nagorno-Karabakh is liberated from invasion, this struggle will continue.”

The scope of Turkey’s support is unclear. France’s President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that he had information that mercenaries from Syria had passed through Turkey to reach Nagorno-Kara- bakh. Mr. Erdogan’s government has denied the claim but its open support for Azerbaijan—the latest example of Turkey’s more muscular foreign policy—is putting Russia on the back foot at a delicate time for Moscow. A pro-democracy movement is threatening to pry Belarus from Moscow’s sphere of influence, and a wave of protests in Russia’s Far East is challenging Mr. Putin’s own standing.

“We use our privileges to be a welcomed party by both Armenia and Azerbaijan,” said Sergey Markedonov, senior researcher at the government-run Moscow State Institute of International Relations. “Turkey concentrates only on one side and it creates obstacles for Russia, because it pushes Azerbaijan to make a choice.”

Moscow, in contrast, has remained studiously neutral during the long-running conflict and has anointed itself mediator. After supplying Armenia with powerful ballistic missiles in the 1990s it then sold Azerbaijan the means to shoot them down through a complex new air-defense system. It also warned other countries to keep out of the fray.

“Any statements on military support or military activity unambiguously add fuel to the fire, and we are categorically opposed to this,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters this week.

Under Mr. Putin’s leadership, Russia has shown little hesitation to intervene militarily if it feels its dominance over former Soviet republics is challenged. It seized territory from both Georgia and Ukraine to counter what the Kremlin said was meddling from the West.

And Russia has warned Western powers to steer clear of the continuing political conflict in Belarus, where Mr. Putin’s ally President Alexander Lukashenko has faced weeks of post-election protests.

Turkey’s support for Azerbaijan, said Thomas de Waal, a senior fellow with the Carnegie Europe think tank, has left Russia on the defensive. “If they were to try and step in to support the Armenians, they would lose Azerbaijan and they would lose that role [as a mediator],” he said.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN—Azerbaijani Special Forces are seen during a comprehensive military exercises of the air and land forces of Azerbaijan while Armenian attacks continue in Baku, Azerbaijan on September 24, 2020. (Photo by Azerbaijani Defence Ministry / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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  1. I think anyone who doesn’t think the leaders of those countries are not cryptos is crazy, this seems like a grinding down of both countries, militarily but most importantly economically, by their own crypto leaders and the other cryptos in Turkey and elsewhere. Another example of the kabbalistic dialectic of which the predetermined real objective is unknown. Perhaps oil pipelines or sweeping political change towards even more totalitarian jew governments in one or both countries. Though the higher objective is always to destroy Christianity and in particular Catholicism. Duda in Poland is knowingly playing the dialectical game with his fellow jews outside Poland, God help the Polish Catholics and people there in general. We could also name many other similar dialectical games like that of the crypto Castro in Cuba, but he had the explicit support through communism of his jew brothers and I fear JFK was also a socialist on the qt, he’s like MLK, a fake judaeo-masonic “saint”. Perhaps Biden, nominal Catholic CINO like JFK, is being prepared for a similar fate as CINO JFK if he wins next month idk Harris no doubt fits the marxist social justice mold as a POTUS.

    For some other background Bjerknes has a book “The Jewish Genocide of Armenian Christians” which talks about the “young turks” which were just crypto-jews. In fact the “Young nnn” movements were just Palmerston/Mazzini jew-masonic fronts, kinda like NAACP, BLM, ANTIFA ETC ETC ETC Although the modern ones now are much more on the marxist side of the dialectic. But that Armenian Christian holocaust was before the decisive jew takeover of Russia, there’s no doubt it had the support of the crypto Kerensky and etc

    Getting back to 11, here’s a quote from the Plot Against the Church, the 600+ page online edition that I have verified from my physical copy, St Anthony’s Press 1967

    “THE DOCTRINES, SIGNS AND DEGREES OF FREEMASONRY COME
    FROM JEWRY
    The famous Archbishop-Bishop of Port-Louis says, when he
    speaks of the Jewish origin of Freemasonic doctrines, the
    following:
    “The doctrines of Freemasonry are those of the Jewish
    Cabbala (Mysticism) and in particular those of their book
    ‘Sohar’ (Light). This is not recorded in any Freemasonic
    document; for it is one of the great secrets, which the Jews
    preserve so that only they themselves know it. Nevertheless we
    have been able to discover it, when we followed the traces of
    the Number 11. Here we have discovered the fundamental
    doctrines of the ‘Jewish Cabbala’ which were taken up into
    Freemasonry.”

    There is also a book about the Scottish Rite Charleston lodge founders called “Eleven Gentlemen of Charleston” by Ray Harris 1959. So we can see a modern documented thread about 11 and it’s calling card and we can all think about 9-11, 3-11(fukushima, COVID, etc) and others.

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