History repeats on the outskirts of what we tend to believe are the major issues. This spat between Azerbaijan and Armenia and it’s still over this stupid border spat. Nagorny Karabakh has been a problem for quite a while. (1991)
A note of interest, Armenia has until recently been selling arms to Col Qudaffi.
As usual, it is now down but to a tiny Christian sliver from Georgia to Armenia. Always getting pushed back more and more.
Tribes have many different reactions to aggression. It really does look similar. There is a traditional slow working overly aggressive force and one day, someone collects the data and decides to retaliate. Against hostile Islam, if you are not being aggressive with them, they will be aggressive with you.
Thats just the way it is.
See where this trajectory leads and why it is so important here…
No one wants to talk about a specific world religion unless it is Jewish. No whisper of Islam anywhere.
06/12 – Peace – which is not Ennuah
06/17 – Iran and Armenia work on border agreement
06/26/11 – The Russian-Armenian-Azerbaijani summit fails.
06/29/11 – More background from Global Voices.