Another fruitless skirmish in parliament between opposition deputies and the prime minister was again based on radically different positions of the parties about the past: “you surrendered Karabakh” – “no, you surrendered it”.
According to the opposition, the current government, through its actions for 3 years, has led to human and territorial losses. According to Pashinyan, in April 2018, a situation had already developed that it was simply impossible not to have these losses. I suggest that the reader himself evaluate the seriousness of these two arguments, but I will only note that in the first case the current situation is assessed, and in the second – the conditional, possible development of events.
Fans of alternative history can mentally develop events on this topic: “Would Aliyev start a war against Artsakh in September 2020, if the RPA remained in power and we suffered such a heavy defeat?” I, for example, I cannot answer this question, because it is like guessing on coffee grounds.
But for me now the main thing is not the degree of guilt or innocence of the parties. The answers to the following three questions are much more important. 1 / Can Armenia now sign a document that will provide a road for Azerbaijan and Turkey – without losing control over this road by our state and obtaining a similar road through the territory of Azerbaijan? Or, can he avoid signing an unfavorable document? 2 / Can Armenia achieve demarcation and delimitation, bypassing the issue of Artsakh’s status? Will this process result in a stable and secure situation on our borders? 3 / Can the parliamentary opposition by its actions prevent the unfavorable solution of these two issues?
Unfortunately, I cannot give an “optimistic” answer to these three questions. And it’s not just the qualities of our government or the opposition. But on the other hand, it is not only a matter of the current unfavorable geopolitical situation. The main reason, in my opinion, is the apathy of our society, indifference: most of our citizens do not care about the above issues.
Some (the majority) dream of punishing the “former”, others (the minority) dream of getting rid of Pashinyan. But they do not ask themselves what needs to be done to resist external aggression and, ultimately, have a state. As for why we have such a society, all 4 authorities of Armenia, starting from 1991, can be equally blamed for this. This important question was overlooked by them.
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