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Armenia.”Melting brain of opposition”

The radical opposition continues to prepare for the demonstration which is going to be held on August 1.
At the beginning of this month they announced that July was going to be a period of mobilization, and after LEVON ZOURABYAN, Head of the pan-national movement, made his statement in “Urbat” club yesterday, it became clear that the radicals set much store by the August 1 demonstration which will determine the further course of their struggle.

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Magic people,woodoo people

Yesterday ARMAN MOUSINYAN, L. Ter-Petrosyan’s Press Secretary, was the guest-speaker of “Hayeli” (mirror) club.
   The radical opposition is going to devote the current month to the preparations for the republican-wide demonstration which is going to be held on August 1. As announced by the activist, “We are now doing all our best to prepare for the demonstration, and are going to organize a sit-in protest in this intermediate period. There are a lot of people desiring to participate in the event, and some people are already doing so. Thus, the political life will be in full swing, and we will do our utmost to liven up and mobilize society and arrange the August 1 demonstration in a proper manner. ”
   The activists of the Armenian pan-National Movement are convinced that they are the only pro-opposition force on the political arena. They do not obviously like the idea of the third pro-opposition pole which is being sketched on the arena and has already entered the stage of development. “There is one opposition in Armenia. Some people are making attempts to find another opposition. But Armenia has one opposition which is headed by L. Ter-Petrosyan.” And the final goal of the Ter-Petrosyan-led opposition, as seen from the words of A. Mousinyan, is to hold extraordinary elections, regardless all the circumstances.
   The revolutionaries won’t accept the election results. By the way, according to the Spokesman of Mr. Ter-Petrosyan, compliance with the clauses of Resolutions 1609 and 1620 is a constraint similar to inquisition, “The Council of Europe is resorting to inquisition. No one in the world can force either you or me to take any decision. The decision of the Constitutional Court is binding upon the state-government bodies only.”
   Two senior officials of the Council of Europe are visiting Armenia next week, and the leaders of the movement are not going to conceal their dissatisfaction with the activities of the European structures. “We are going to represent the country’s current situation, as well as our approaches and perhaps, our criticism of the conduct of the European structures.”
   The speaker didn’t rule out the possibility of L. Ter-Petrosyan’s assistance in the activities of the interim committee investigating the March 1 events, “If L. Ter-Petrosyan can somehow assist in the detection of all the circumstances of the case, I don’t think there will be any problem. The detection of the March 1attrocities is one of our principal demands. All those who are culpable within the frameworks of this case should be strictly punished, and if we can somehow make our contribution to the process, why shouldn’t we?”

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Armenia and Antisemitism-2

Rimma Varzhapetyan, chairwoman of the Jewish Community of Armenia, says there is no anti-Semitism in Armenia as such, however, sometimes anti-Semitic materials appear in the press and their number has grown in the recent days.

Her statement was in response to a comment last week by US Assistant Secretary of State David Kramer, that some media outlets propagandize anti-Semitism. He said “It is unacceptable to have anti-Semitism in a country with historically friendly relations with Israel and the Jewish community.”

Varzhapetyan says there are two reasons that stir Armenia anti-Semitism. One is the long-standing resentment that Israel does not recognize the Armenian Genocide. The other – and the reason for more recent hate-talk – is the exploitation of the heritage of the wife of Levon Ter-Petrosyan, who comes from Jewish ancestry.

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TER-PETROSYAN’S FAMILIY LEAVES ARMENIA

 

  • Yesterday, on June 3, Mrs. Lyudmila Ter-Petrosyan, the wife of the leader of the native liberation movement, Lilit Ter-Petrosyan, his daughter-in-law, and his three grandchildren left for the United States by the Yerevan-Paris-Los-Angeles flight. By the way, they all had one-way tickets, together with a big luggage. One may assume that Mr. Ter-Petrosyan’s family has left for the United States either for a long time or forever. And what’s more, this was unknown even to the closest co-thinkers of the leader.
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WAS IT THE LACK OF COURAGE OR HONESTY?

The main peculiarity of L. Ter-Petrosyan’s speech delivered during the June 20 demonstration was that he tried, on the one hand, to restrict himself to the scope of the new post-electoral developments and on the other hand, came into unsolvable conflicts with them.
   Of course, as a master skilled enough to “extort maximum benefit” from the electoral and post-electoral developments, the ex-President was again in his elements on the 20th of June. As usual, he was unsparing both in his criticism and the assessments and characterizations deriving thereof. However, L. Ter-Petrosyan could not have ignored the fact that there are new authorities formed in Armenia after the elections, and they have already undertaken certain steps towards relieving the internal political tension and initiating reforms. Continue reading

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Levon Ter-Petrossian Rallies Resume

Several thousand supporters of the former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, participated in an unsanctioned rally held at the Matenadaran in the center of the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The demonstration was the first major opposition rally since the 1 March post-election clashes which left 10 dead and hundreds wounded.

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INSTRUCTIVE EXPERIENCE OF POLITICAL SPECULATIONS

From “October 27” to “March 1”

“I don’t think it is possible to conduct an independent investigation of March 1 developments and disclose the guilty ones during the power of these authorities. They will act the same way as they did in connection with “October 27.” Levon Ter-Petrosyan announced during the meeting in front of Matenadaran on June 20.
   One should be very naпve to think that this parallel made by the leader of Armenian Pan National Movement was accidental. Absolutely. The presidential candidate who suffered defeat during the presidential elections is well conscious that his “pan-national” movement is gradually extinguishing, that is why he is using an experienced method to prolong the revolutionary struggle.
   Considering “productive” the long process of speculating the inquest stage of “October 27”, Ter-Petrosyan will try to take on “March 1”. Together with his companions-in-arm and the propaganda machine he will start a process of speculations, trying to mislead the people by convincing them that “March 1” will never be disclosed.
   We have already closed the page of “October 27”, but the activists of Armenian Pan National Movement, by Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s leadership open a new page of political speculations, for which they can’t find a better option than “March 1”.
   By the way the motivations of 1999 and 2008 tragedies are the same. The night get-together in the Ministry of Defense, hours after the terrorism of 1999, October 27, in the parliament, and in general all the events following it, display that Armenian Pan National Movement use all the possible and impossible means to stage a coup.
   The same thing they tried to realize, by organizing a mass disorder in the center of Yerevan on March 1. That day Ter-Petrosyan and his team members were trying to seize power, by persuading their “peaceful demonstrators” not to leave the streets and to continue the battle.
   The announcements made by Levon Ter-Petrosyan testifies to the fact that he will use “March 1” to nourish the society by further political speculations.
   After more than one and a half month LTP suddenly remembered and “appreciated” the “heroism” of the victims of “March 1”. He even announced that these victims must be honored with the title of hero. Because they were martyred for the sake of the establishment of freedom and democracy in Armenia. But the fact that these people died “for the sake of” his revolution and that he shoulders responsibility for their blood, is never touched upon. But why did he suddenly remember about the victims and about honoring them with the title of hero?
   This important nuance is very important for political speculations. The same way as in case of “October 27” the victims were honored with the title of hero and the case “is still not disclosed”, “March 1” case will also not be disclosed until these authorities are in power.
   There is another nuance, which is also not less important for further political speculations for LTP. During his speech he announced that the authorities must pay 1 million dollar’s compensation to the families of “March 1” victims.
   Let’s forget about the fact that this person’s life is estimated by cents and dollars. The goal of this announcement is clear. Thus LTP involves the relatives of the victims in the process of his political speculations.
   Besides that by now the expression “claimants of March 1” has not been yet heard, something that was very often heard in connection with “October 27”. To be more precise – after six months when Aram Sargsyan was dismissed from the position of the Prime Minister and the “claimants” immediately appeared.
   Most probably there will be one very small difference between the political speculations of “October 27” and “March 1”. If in case of “October 27” LTP states in his speech that “Jhangiryan has found a link between the murderers and the presidential residence”, in case of “March 1” the same LTP, sitting in his castle, in conditions of “house arrest” has already found out and announced who is the principle criminal.
   If the special investigative bodies by now didn’t arrest him for several hours or conduct a 10 minutes’ questioning, of course this person could have that much time to find out who is the only “guilty one”. All this is really ridiculous and meanwhile very boring.”

 

 

KIMA YEGHIAZARYAN

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