Friday, July 19, 2013

Turkey ruffles it's feathers

The voices in Armenia calling for lands 'stolen' by Turkey are getting louder and more prominent.  Their prosecutor general (whoever that is), Aghvan Hovsepyan, has called for Turkey to relinquish lands taken long ago.  Naturally, Turkey frowned on the idea.  Whoever, Mr. Hovsepyan is, he does work for the government, and he wasn't censored for saying this.

Let's face it, there isn't one border in the world that isn't disputed.  Governments have only one interest, taxing everything that moves and everything that doesn't.  They will never willingly give up any parcel of land, no matter how unimportant it may seem.  The fact that Armenia feels confident enough to say this being nearly surrounded by hostile countries can only mean that Russia has given them a green light: More on this later!

Well, Turkey's ethnic cousins in Azerbaijan are beating the drums every day for a return of the province of Nagorno-Karabakh.  Is not what's good for the goose also good for the gander?  Indeed it is!  At least in theory.  The fact is that these age old hatreds are boiling up with nuclear armed patrons on both sides.  

I really don't have enough time to dedicate to this important subject, but I'll do the best I can.

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