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#21 gamavor

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:58 PM

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How about we manufacture devices to "reduce THEM to dust"?


That's what I'm advocating all along! And if some few thousand Americans and Europeans die be it in Baku or Istanbul, we will consider this collateral damage.
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 01:27 PM

QUOTE (gamavor @ Dec 19 2005, 06:58 PM)
That's what I'm advocating all along! And if some few thousand Americans and Europeans die be it in Baku or Istanbul, we will consider this collateral damage.
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE (MosJan @ Dec 19 2005, 12:27 PM)
hetaqrqri klini tesnel te et shan tsundner@ inch en aselu vorpes ardaratsum
inch heqyat en horinelu

MosJan, vor shan tsnundi masin e khosqe gnum?

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 01:36 AM

QUOTE (HOB @ Dec 19 2005, 12:58 PM)
MosJan, vor shan tsnundi masin e khosqe gnum?


parz chi ? apricot.gif parzabanem
en or irents himnakanum b(*&^(*( vastak em asum - dranq

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 02:16 AM

Baku's Armenians No Longer Rest in Peace
By Felix Corley

BAKU, Azerbaijan--The taxi slows down opposite the Diplomatic Academy,
pulls off the main road and along the track behind the rows of garages.
The driver takes the taxi sign from the roof and sidles into as
inconspicuous a space as he can find. This is one of the back entrances
to Baku's Montin cemetery and the main section where the Armenians are
buried.

The destruction is immediately visible behind the cemetery wall.
Gravestones lurch at odd angles, cracked or chopped in half. Looking
around to check that there is no one around, we head in, but the
building at the gate seems empty. It is only once inside the cemetery
that the extent of the destruction becomes clear. We disappear amid the
trees among the graves off the path, hopefully out of sight of prying
eyes.

A decade after the violence between Baku's Azerbaijani and Armenian
populations erupted, this quiet corner of the city still bears the
scars of the vicious inter-ethnic hatred. Starting right at the
entrance, where the Armenian graves begin, the trail of destruction
continues remorselessly until you reach the Azerbaijani, Russian, and
Jewish sections.

The iron fences around family plots remain intact, some still shining
with silver paint, but each Armenian grave has been systematically
defaced--the headstone pushed over, smashed, defaced with graffiti, the
name scored out and the oval photos that were once so beloved in Soviet
graveyards prised out. The headstones are old or more modern, plain or
elaborate. The inscriptions in Russian or Armenian. The destruction is
no respecter of the deceased's status in life and death.

A wild, scrawny dog suddenly darts out of a hole underneath a grave.
Has someone tried to dig up the grave to humiliate the corpse, or to
raid the gold and jewelry the Armenians were said to have been buried
with? With an uneasy start, we notice that many more graves have been
partially dug out.

The air is still and silent as we wander, increasingly numbed, through
the unkempt grass in the narrow passageways between each plot, a wary
eye still watching the gate to check we are unobserved.

An occasional plot remains untouched. A row of three tall black crosses
in a well-tended plot stand out amid the destruction. Three Russian
names have been hand-written in white paint below the Russian Orthodox
crosses. Elsewhere we find another untouched grave, the Latvian name
standing out prominently on the head stone.

One grave seems to have been newly encased in plain cement. Only one
name now adorns the headstone, the name of the Azeri woman who lies
below. But was her husband Armenian, perhaps, his name--or body--
removed to preserve her final resting place intact?

Time is ticking on. Still numb from the evidence of the destruction, we
step back on the path, just then spotting three uniformed policeman
striding towards us. Feeling tense in the stomach I turn slightly away
>From them to palm my camera into my pocket as we set a determined
course for the exit, attempting to ignore them. But they accost us.

"This visitor was looking at the Jewish graves here," my friend tells
them unconvincingly. The policemen quiz him for a few minutes in rapid
conversation, then, reluctantly, they let us go. We dive for the car as
unobtrusively as we can.

The graves seem now to rest undisturbed, the destruction now a decade
old. As we sit in the taxi for the ride back down the hill to the
center of town, I picture the mobs traveling up here in a frenzy at the
height of the ethnic clashes. They push through the gates and turn on
the graves with iron bars, axes, or whatever lay to hand, looking
briefly to read the name of the unfortunate who lay below then--if it
was an Armenian--setting about the headstone in fury, as if that bore
the guilt for the evils that had been unleashed by the Nagorno Karabagh
dispute. I shudder, despite the warmth of the day.


[Felix Corley is the editor of Keston News Service. Last week, his
article about the glaring absence since the start of the Nagorno
Karabagh conflict of the formerly prominent Armenian population living
in Baku was published by the Armenian Weekly.]

DISCOVER THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

#26 HOB

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 03:09 AM

QUOTE (MosJan @ Dec 20 2005, 01:36 AM)
parz chi ? apricot.gif parzabanem
en or irents himnakanum b(*&^(*( vastak em asum - dranq


Da parz e, indz parzapes tvac konkret inchvor mi andzi masin e khosqe gnum.

#27 Marseliatsi_M26

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 02:26 PM

Send a Free ANCA WebFax urging the Secretary of State to call on Azerbaijan to stop its destruction of the Djulfa Armenian cemetery - a unique and irreplaceable treasure of the world's cultural heritage. Just scroll down and fill out your name, address, email, signature and click "Send Message"

http://capwiz.com/an...8329211&type=AN

GIVE THIS INFORMATION TO ALL YOUR ARMENIAN AND NON-ARMENIAN FRIENDS !!!!!!!!!

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:17 AM

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Demand Halt to Azerbaijan's Destruction of Armenian Cemetery

demand halt? they already finished their job.

We should spread the news as loudly as possible. Let the world see them for who they are. Fanatics

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:22 AM

QUOTE (MosJan @ Dec 16 2005, 01:25 AM)
iy mard Anglerenits shat eyinq glux hanel hima le franseren

FAduli - English Please

MosJan,

գլուխ հանել պետք չէ, այլ հարկավոր է հիմար գլուխները կտրել կամ ձագը բնի մեջ...

Ազիխանտրոպների այս կարծեցյալ «ապացույցները» հայկական մի կայքից մյուսն են չվում: Իմ կարծիքով հարկավոր է՝

Ա. Անխտիր ջնջել նմանատիպ հերյուրանքները:

Բ. Օգտվել մոդերատորին տրված իրավունքներից ու ցույց տալ ֆադուլ-մադուլիներին խեցգետինների ձմեռման տեղը.

#31 MosJan

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 05:40 AM

QUOTE (SAS @ Dec 21 2005, 02:22 AM)
MosJan,

գլուխ հանել պետք չէ, այլ հարկավոր է հիմար գլուխները կտրել կամ ձագը բնի մեջ...

Ազիխանտրոպների այս կարծեցյալ «ապացույցները» հայկական մի կայքից մյուսն են չվում: Իմ կարծիքով հարկավոր է՝

Ա. Անխտիր ջնջել նմանատիպ հերյուրանքները:

Բ. Օգտվել մոդերատորին տրված իրավունքներից ու ցույց տալ ֆադուլ-մադուլիներին խեցգետինների ձմեռման տեղը.



Sasjan Voghjuyn Barekam - Skolko Zim Skolko let Bratan - Nu i inchpes e s??

che inch jnjel SAS jan indz dra textn er harkavor - isk inq@ "alamezon@" frasneren er drel

KAyqer unenq Ashxarh @chuni smile.gif mek@ mekits lav mardiq chen koghmnoroshvum te ur mnan apricot.gif shatits vnas chka

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:41 AM

December 22, 2005

The Honorable Hafiz M. *****yev
Ambassador
Embassy of Azerbaijan
2741 34th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Dear Ambassador *****yev,

As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, we are writing to express our grave concern and indignation regarding the reported destruction of the historically and architecturally significant Armenian monuments in the medieval cemetery of Julfa, Nakhichevan of the Azerbaijan Republic.

The eyewitness reports and documents brought to our attention indicate that on December 15, 2005 some 100 Azerbaijani soldiers, armed with heavy equipment, broke into the Old Jugha (Julfa) Cemetery, and engaged in barbaric destruction of its centuries-old Armenian khachkars (headstones).

The old Cemetery of Julfa is known to specialists to have housed as many as 10,000 of these intricately carved khachkar headstones, up to 2,000 of which were still intact after an earlier outbreak of vandalism on the same site in 2002. Eyewitness accounts of the ongoing demolition indicate at the organized nature of the operation, qualifying it as cleansing.

Azerbaijan, as a member of the international community, has national responsibilities within the United Nations, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and other relevant international frameworks to preserve the cultural and historical heritage in its custody. Persistent vandalism in Azerbaijan against monuments representing our common cultural heritage advises us and the international community concerned on your Government’s deliberate ignorance of its responsibilities in that regard. Such practice runs against the basic norms of civilized conduct of nations, and undermines the US and international efforts toward achieving greater stability and security in the region.

We therefore urge your Government to halt the ongoing vandalism in Julfa’s Old Cemetery immediately. We further urge the preparation and presentation of a documented report on the damage caused to the architectural ensemble as a result of the latest violence, to lead to measures in remedy of the situation. We also call upon your Government to cooperate with the international and expert community toward developing a program of action that would enhance the protection and preservation of this endangered treasure of world cultural heritage, and prevent the occurrence of any further violence.

We look forward to reviewing progress in this regard on a periodic basis.

Sincerely,

Joe Knollenberg
Frank Pallone, Jr.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:32 PM

I just received information from Baroness Caroline Cox and Mr. John Marks saying that issue of Khachkars desecration in Nakhichevan was put down the following Question for Written Answer in the House of Lords (UK) on December 20.

The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to UNESCO concerning the destruction and desecration by Azerbaijan of ancient Armenian churches and artefacts. (HL3178)

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:41 PM

Odar persons whom I barely know are coming up to me to discuss the Pamuk case and the destruction of these Khatchkars. The ugly face of the Turkish establishment is showing its face to the world. In the internet age, their every transgression gets international coverage.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:42 PM

this question should be put forword into UN and draw a resolution against asserbajan, I havent seen any nation conduct herself in such a barbaric facion, distraction of graves, what a mo@#%%^^&&ers mad.gif mad.gif

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 01:22 AM

RA OMBUDSWOMAN DRAWS ATTENTION OF UNESCO SECRETARY GENERAL TO ACTS OF VANDALISM AT ARMENIAN GRAVEYARD IN OLD JUGHA

RA Ombudswoman Larisa Alaverdian appealed to UNESCO Secretary General Koichiro Matsuura in connection with destroying the Armenian khachqars(cross stones) in the Armenian graveyard of Old Jugha. The Information and PR Department of RA Ombudwoman's Office informed that Mrs. Alaverdian expressed hope that UNESCO will actively interfere with the acts of vandalism committed in the territory of Azerbaijan directed against the monuments of the Armenian culture. The mass media, NGOs and the Armenian officials arouse alarm for the events in Nakhijevan(Azerbaijan) for already several days.

According to trustworthy sources, about 200 Azerbaijani soldiers rushed into the Armenian graveyard in Old Julfa situated on the bank of the Araxes river and began destroying the Armenian khachqars. The khachqars of the Armenian graveyard in Old Jugha were saved from the vandalism of the Azerbaijani in 2003 thanks to the interference of international community. The photo and TV shootings testify that the Azerbaijani carry out planned annihilation of the Armenian khachqars that belong to the cultural heritage of the humanity.

Mrs. Alaverdian stated that the Azerbaijani authorities try to annihilate all the proofs of the Armenian historical presence in the territory of Nakhijevan. This behavior of the Azeri authorities requires relevant response of the international structures for aversion of annihilation of cultural monuments aimed to settlement of political issues." We want to draw your attention to creation of an international commission consisting of the representatives of various countries, so that they would immediately arrive in Nakhijevan and represent the objective view on the situation. We emphasize that we should hurry, as each day new destructions are committed," Mrs. Alaverdian stated in the letter." I call for You to protect the Armenian historical and cultural monuments and immediately interfere with this act of vandalism. Such destruction of historical monuments are doubtlessly cultural terrorism against the Armenian people," RA Ombudswoman emphasized.

By Tamar Minasian

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 01:24 AM

US Congressmen Denounced Destruction of Armenian Khachkars in Nakhichevan
23.12.2005 19:15 GMT+04:00 Print version Send to mail
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Co-Chairs of the US Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) have sent a joint letter to Ambassador *****yev of Azerbaijan expressing their concern over the reported destruction of Armenian khachkars (cross stones), monuments and headstones in the medieval cemetery of Julfa, Nakhichevan of the Azerbaijan Republic on December 15, 2005, reported the Armenian Assembly of America. Knollenberg and Pallone stated their opposition to the vandalism of Armenian khachkars (headstones) that have for centuries existed in the Julfa Cemetery, pointing out that the same site was vandalized in 2002, leaving up to 2,000 of the 10,000 khachkars intact. The organized nature of the ongoing demolition accounted by eyewitnesses has been qualified as cleansing. The letter also calls attention to Azerbaijan's national responsibilities within the United Nations, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and other international frameworks. “As a member of the international community, Azerbaijan has a duty to preserve the cultural and historical heritage in its custody. By ignoring this obligation, the government of Azerbaijan undermines U.S. and international efforts to achieve greater stability in the South Caucasus region,” says the letter of Knollenberg and Pallone.

The Co-Chairs concluded their missive by urging Azerbaijan to cease the vandalism in Julfa's Old Cemetery and to prepare a report documenting the damage leading to measures in remedy of the situation. The government of Azerbaijan is also urged to cooperate with international and expert community in developing a program of action to prevent and preserve treasures of cultural heritage and halt future occurrences of violence. "The Armenian Assembly of America met with State Department officials last week to alert them to the destruction taking place, provided relevant background information and photos, of which they understood the importance of this issue and pledged to look into this matter," said Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny.
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 05:20 AM

QUOTE (HOB @ Dec 23 2005, 02:32 PM)
I just received information from Baroness Caroline Cox and Mr. John Marks saying that issue of Khachkars desecration in Nakhichevan was put down the following Question for Written Answer in the House of Lords (UK) on December 20.

The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to UNESCO concerning the destruction and desecration by Azerbaijan of ancient Armenian churches and artefacts. (HL3178)


Now it's published by PanArmenian.net and Regnum.ru.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 12:58 PM

Azeri Officials Dismiss Armenians’ Claims on Destruction of Graves

AssA-Irada 27/12/2005 21:12

Azeri officials have dismissed Armenians’ claims on the alleged destruction of Armenian graves at an old cemetery of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic,saying that these statements simply target misleading the international community.

Commenting on a letter containing these claims, sent to the Azeri embassy in Washington by the Armenian National Committee of America on behalf of co-chairs of the US congressional taskforce on Armenian issues Frank Pallone and Joe Knollenberg, a presidential administration official said, “I call on Congressmen to visit Nagorno Artsax and seven other regions under Armenian occupation to witness who are the ones destroying the historic monuments, museums and ancient graves.”

The President’s Office international relations department head Novruz Mammadov continued that Armenians have been trying to misinform the US Senate and House of Representatives on the matter.

“The truth is that 20% of Azerbaijan’s territory has been leveled,” he said, warning that these actions will not benefit Armenians in any way.

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE (Dave @ Dec 27 2005, 01:58 PM)
Azeri Officials Dismiss Armenians’ Claims on Destruction of Graves

AssA-Irada 27/12/2005 21:12

Azeri officials have dismissed Armenians’ claims on the alleged destruction of Armenian graves at an old cemetery of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic,saying that these statements simply target misleading the international community.

Commenting on a letter containing these claims, sent to the Azeri embassy in Washington by the Armenian National Committee of America on behalf of co-chairs of the US congressional taskforce on Armenian issues Frank Pallone and Joe Knollenberg, a presidential administration official said, “I call on Congressmen to visit Nagorno Artsax and seven other regions under Armenian occupation to witness who are the ones destroying the historic monuments, museums and ancient graves.”

The President’s Office international relations department head Novruz Mammadov continued that Armenians have been trying to misinform the US Senate and House of Representatives on the matter.

“The truth is that 20% of Azerbaijan’s territory has been leveled,” he said, warning that these actions will not benefit Armenians in any way.

Misinform? Misinform? 'Amennal sadgin anidzvat milletnere'. What are these idiots thinking about? Do they think that this is 1915? They are now doing it infront of the media, movies, cameras. How could they hide all the movie cameras and the camcorders? 'Sadgelik millet'. mad.gif mad.gif

Edited by Anahid Takouhi, 28 December 2005 - 09:08 AM.





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