By Edmond Y. Azadian
To visit Armenia in the immediate aftermath of the Azeri aggression during the first four days of April was a sad experience and still is — defiant and despondent at the same time.
Human losses were painful, as they were unexpected. Armenia had lulled itself for a long time into thinking that it possessed the most advanced weaponry; all the while Azeri petro-dollars were buying state-of-the-art Russian and Israeli arms. During the recent blitzkrieg Israeli attack drones proved to be most deadly. The fact that those drones could be guided remotely, from bases in Israel, meant that the Azeri forces did not need to be trained to use them.
Prof. Israel W. Charny, a Genocide scholar, wrote in a blog, “Last week there came reports that an Israeli drone in the hands of Azerbaijan — a huge arms customer of ours — was responsible for the deaths of six Armenians in the enclave of Nagorno Karabagh. …. I am ashamed.”
But who would give a damn about the call of a scholar and a humanitarian in the face of the multi-million-dollar trade of death machines?
Thus, one of the factors, which came forth conspicuously in the recent war, was the Israeli involvement in this conflict, despite the bond of victimhood of Armenia and Israel in the realm of genocide.