#զրոյց #արցախ #խաղաղութիւն #բանակցութիւններ #nkpeace

Avatar @{ մարիամ ; wordsthatidefend@spyurk.am} 3/29/2019, 3:12:54 PM

մեկը հարցնի՝ մարիամ ջան, ի՞նչ ես անում, ասեմ ՝ սպասում եմ փաշինեանն ու ալիեւը դուրս գան, տեսնեմ ի՞նչ եղաւ, գնամ լողանամ վերջապես:

#զրույց #խնդիկ

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

i have deleted my twitter. created it in june 2017. to stay in touch with local community. from envy, i saw people who know each other, who socialize online, and that’s where the envy were coming from. I also wanted to socialize, and be part of the community. to not feel disconnected.

if there is a discussion, i also want to be able to be heard. may be i have a good argument, nobody else has? may be not, all arguments are already known to anyone? but then i want to express myself regarding of what is directly around me. not in the world. not about the people who fight for their rights in europe or states. but about the coming elections in my country? about the political system i have to live in. about the questions regarding trash management in my city? about the #nkpeace or processes at our borders where people die very often?

and when i express myself on diaspora, nobody hears me. local community is too small. and i don’t hear “them”, because diaspora community does not represent the local society. so we don’t or cannot have discussion. may be we already agree on many things. that does not leave the place to discuss. it’s like, i’ve heard that there is a such political situation/problem/discussion, and I stand near the mirror, and tell myself what I think. How can I think something of it, if I don’t even know the context as much, as the people who socialize?

so anyway, i had a seizure of not participating in the deal, de facto deal, that centralized services suggest. i get rid of the “celebration of life” and communications with locals online, and go back to the state I was for years before that. this leads to, sorry for this word, marginalization, isolation and being disconnected from locals, and local publicly important themes.

i’ll try to compensate, may be, this, by staying connected with foreigners here, people what have different contexts, other level problems, etc, which may lead me to even more not understanding the atmosphere around me. I don’t know how long will it take, but I guess, it took years last time, why not now?

still, I don’t think rare real life connections will also contribute to me not being disconnected. So this is it. I know it’s tough, but it is also hard to participate by the suggested rules. I also don’t know if I’ll be active here, I have two jobs now, and get pretty exhausted.

still lets see.

and i keep telegram for now. if i cut it off, i will loose even a couple of remaining contacts i have, in, lets say, small film photography community which has a telegram group.

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

So, Samvel Martirosyan writes on telegram, that he spoke with Artsakh military and other gov people, and

a. The probability of new offensive (Azerbaijani, obviously), is extremely high now. b. Because now it is hard for them to be invisible while approaching our positions (we have cameras and drones), the easiest way to bring military to the border is conducting military exercises. And now Azerbaijan is conducting military exercises without a pause, and it looks like those are very expensive. c. The probability of war will be much higher after July 14, when the football championship will be over. Before that starting the war can offend the Russian side. By the same logic, now they almost don’t shoot at the borders. e. The offensive probably will start from the south, so that less people will be affected, to decrease response of international community.

#armenia #artsakh #war #peace #nkpeace

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

Would Israel sell a used drone to a Hitler?

Suppose the Nazis were not murdering Jews but were murdering ‘only’, say, Slavs, Gypsies, and Jehovah’s Witnesses; and suppose our beloved State of Israel were in existence: Would you agree to our selling arms to the Nazis?

Israel is reported to have sold billions of dollars worth of arms, including to governments that are killing or threatening to attack victim peoples. 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 Nagorno-Karabakh. And most recently Azeri military transport planes were reported to have landed in Israel (perhaps to pick up and deliver arms) during the war with Armenia.

I am ashamed.

The Armenians were the victims of a major genocide 100 years ago that has even been called the “Armenian Shoah” by some Israeli scholars, including from Bar Ilan University. A great deal of their national and cultural ethos continues to focus passionately on the memory of that genocide (does that sound familiar to us Jews?). For many years now, we Israelis – whether led by Labor or Likud – have insulted and hurt the Armenian people by failing to recognize their genocide officially and formally. Would we ourselves tolerate another government – say the US or England – refusing to recognize the Holocaust because of their realpolitik interest with the perpetrator government?

One senior Armenian official has written several of us in Israel to express his deep pain as well as indignation, not only at our government’s cowardly and self-serving denials of the Armenian Genocide, but also at our thick military trade alliance with the Azeris, a Turkic people who adhere to Turkey’s bizarre and fascist tradition of rewriting history and denying the Armenian Genocide.

I am reminded of the prophet Natan crying out to King David for an earlier though more delectable murderous act of self-interest, or Elijah remonstrating Ahab about his murderous larceny: It’s bad enough that you killed him, are you also taking a profit from the sordid affair? (In the Hebrew: “Haratazachta v’gam yarashta?”)

In general, how willing are we Israelis to strengthen our economy by lucrative arms sales? Of course, “everyone” in the world is doing it, but do we have to also? Have we given up the vision of Israel as a moral leader of peoples on this planet? Is this idea tiresome, naïve, and childlike in a madly destructive and self-destroying world?

An alternative principle could be that we build arms first and foremost for the defense of Israel, and that we supply arms only to underdog peoples who are facing mass destruction and to allies like the US that are essentially committed to shared democratic values and to peace. Of course we will still make some mistakes, but at least our conscience will be more clear that we have not delivered arms to the ‘Nazis.’

To my Armenian colleagues and friends, I can only say that as a Jew and as an Israeli, I am mortified – and angry.


#israel #azerbaijan #armenia #nkpeace #artsakh #war

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)