CHAPTER 27 NEW HOT BEDS OF CONFLICT IN CAUCASUS

The Abkhaz offensive began on September 16. Soon they reached to the Inguri river.

During a press round up in Moscow the vice Chairman of the Abkhaz Supreme Council S. Jinjolia said;

“The policy of genocide undertaken against the peoples of Abkhazia since August 14, 1992, ie the start of military operations, touched the Armenian population too. Unfortunately, the Armenians turned to be our softest spot. I don’t know what is their sin against the Georgian units fighting in Abkhazia, but they were suffering the same fate as the Abkhaz population. We possess numerous documents testifying the barbarian attitude towards the Armenians of Abkhazia. Armenian families were being innihilated throughout.”3

The cheauvinism easily growing into fascism and genocide made the victims of ethnic minorities unite and set up strong resistence to achieve a victorious end. We have the examples of Karabakh and Abkhazia to prove this. One of the reasons of Georgian defeat was the internal discordance, the existence of uncontrolled military forces which made the situation much more unstable, turning the region unreliable for any international initiative (for the pipeline too).

The Republic of Armenia and the Georgian Armenians didn’t take any steps to prevent the creation of a new hot-bed in the region.

Another hot-bed emerged within the Russian Federation itself – in the Chechen Autonomous Republic. Leaving all the military technics and arms to the Chechens, the Russian units withdrew. Such an amount of weapons, especially in the Caucasus, couldn’t remain unshop. The Russian military-industrial complex (tate within a state) sent its agents to the zones of clashes to offer their production. The interests of Russia seemed not important for them. The trade was realized through a third country. Agreements could be concluded through Iraq, Turkey or an Arab country, but the weapons were transportal straight to the conflict zone. Due to the withdawal of Soviet troops from Eastern European countries, arms were abundent. The trade of the greatest part of weapons was realized through the Ukrain. The Ukrain supplied Azerbaijan with arms by air and trains, Kazakhstan as well as Russia – through the sea routes. The professonals of the Russian military-industrial complex tried to seem unaware of the fact that the arms they supplied Chechnia with, was going to kill the Russian soldiers. Their organizations, ruling over the government, was a body demanding food all the time, though it knew that the food was being obtained through the rivers of blood. There were bloodsheds in Transcaucasia, Yugaslavia, Chechnia …

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