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Leashed Menendez by Armenian lobbyists puts Washington in awkward position before Baku


In order to know the current situation in Armenia and Garabagh,
where the separatist forces are still located, it is no longer
necessary to search for the Armenian press. The Senate of the
United States of America has almost become the daily newspaper of
Armenia – giving fresh tiding; whatever the situation is inside,
the same atmosphere exists in the Senate. There is only one issue
that the voices from the Senate are more excited and more
aggressive than those from Yerevan. For example, Senator Robert or
Bob Menendez, a 69-year-old American politician, is so excited
every time he stands in front of the tribune talking about Armenia
that he almost drowns in his own sweat. Bob is so pro-Armenian that
he would almost give the whole world a gift for Armenia. But
Menendez has one thing missing; it’s that he himself can’t
understand anything from what he’s talking about. Indeed, the old
senate has become so emotional that sometimes he either believes
the lies he tells himself, or because he is not aware of it, he
goes out of his conscious for a moment.

Menendez’s commitment to Armenians is as strong as Caroline
Cox’s in the British Parliament. In other words, Armenian blood was
injected into the blood of both fake armenophiles. The only
difference between the two characters is that Menendez is a bit
greedy, that is, avid for money. Bob Menendez also had an
interesting story in 2015 about his corruption issue in the court
just because of his greed. The senator, who is easily lured by
money and bribes, repeatedly poked his nose into an issue he did
not know deeply due to the money invested in his account from the
Armenian diaspora and lobbies. The fact that the senator, who has
never touched a step in Garabagh and has a simple understanding of
the Caucasus, presented false images to the Foreign Relations
Committee just for the sake of his work, is a clear proof of all
that has been said. Although Menendez is a lawyer, he does not know
the secrets of his position. Of course, without knowing the region,
how can making claims from thousands of kilometers away help
lobbyists pouring millions into the pockets of the corruptionists
likes of Menendez? Menendez just wins, because his mission is just
to care about his account but not Armenians even if he vehemently
shouts out of some sanctions. Who cares though? Because even though
he doesn’t know anything about Garabagh, he still knows this
business very well.

Thus, the situation in the United States does not directly
express Washington’s position towards Azerbaijan. On the contrary,
the United States tries to find a way out of such a situation at
many points. First of all, the United States will never want to
lose Azerbaijan, which is one of the most reliable allies of the
West, and cannot directly pressure Azerbaijan even on the most
critical issues related to Armenia. The final situation was
actually a momentary sabotage plan from the armenianized US Senate
aimed at the South Caucasus. Currently, the situation in the US
Senate is complicated. Because Yerevan and the forces working to
feed the separatists have put such a leash on the neck of people
like Menendez that neither the US State Department nor the White
House can speak out.

However, unlike them, Azerbaijan can always say its word.
Because the international laws written by the West are supreme for
Azerbaijan, even if they are worth the bribes they receive. No
matter how hard people like Robert Menendez try to impose tough
sanctions against Azerbaijan and its leadership, in the end,
Azerbaijan gets what it wants. And as it happened… Although the
Aghdam-Khankendi road was blocked by the separatists for a long
time, in the end it was not what they wanted, but what Azerbaijan

First, they wanted to create an illusion, ostensibly there was a
starvation and humanitarian crisis in Khankendi. All Armenian and
pro-Armenian media outlets circulated the fabricated pictures and a
term of “genocide”, the one which Menendez tried to fake at the
tribune. Besides, the local residents said on social networks that
the leaders of the separatist gang took away products brought by
the ICRC or the Russian Peacekeepers to aggravate the situation
further. However, it did not work and first, the separatists were
obliged to step back and release extra meat products in Khankendi
on August 20. According to the so-called statement, on September 17
they were obliged to step back a second time against internal
pressure. The regime accepts that it is not always possible to
provide the daily 200 grams of bread available to a citizen under
the coupon system.

In general, there is only one option for separatist and
lobbyists in Garabagh, Yerevan, or the Senate: to take action
according to the demands and conditions of Azerbaijan. In fact, all
these processes could have been resolved a long time ago. It is a
fact that earlier, an agreement on the simultaneous opening of
these was reached on September 1. The separatists expediently
delayed this process.

Despite all their fruitless efforts, Azerbaijan’s principled
position once again prevailed.

Now there is a priority for them – to end the resistance, not to
rely on empty words from the US Senate and, finally, to take steps
for reintegration. Because this is the only way out for the
Armenian minority in Garabagh.

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