Free Republic 1st Qtr 2021 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,429
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: artsakh

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Here We Go: Swamp Rats Start Laying the Groundwork for Sending U.S. Troops Into Syria

    11/17/2020 7:33:14 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/15/20 | Robert Spencer
    If Donald Trump doesn’t take the Oath of Office on January 20, 2021, one principal but little-noted reason for this may be that he crossed one of the most powerful and least accountable forces in the nation: the military-industrial complex. As Trump said last September, “the top people in the Pentagon…want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy. But we’re getting out of the endless wars, you know how we’re doing.” Now, however, that Joe Biden has been anointed “President-elect”...
  • Why Lebanese-Armenians feel the pull of the Nagorno-Karabakh war

    11/06/2020 12:18:48 PM PST · by xomething
    Arab News ^ | 11/04/2020 | Rebecca Anne Proctor
    Descendants of the Ottoman genocide are volunteering to fight as Armenia and Azerbaijan remain locked in deadly conflict For many members of the Armenian diaspora, the war is about more than just territory: it is an assault on their ethnic identity BEIRUT: Kevork Hadjian was a much loved opera singer, famous for his mesmerizing voice and the allure he lent to patriotic Armenian anthems. Born and raised in southern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, the ethnic Armenian lived for a time in Kuwait before moving to Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, with his family in 2004. An ardent patriot, Hadjian held a special...
  • Syrian Mercenary Fighting Armenians: We Were Told to ‘Slaughter All Civilians’

    11/05/2020 6:17:13 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2020 | Gabrielle Reyes
    A Syrian mercenary recently captured while fighting for Azerbaijan against Armenia in its ongoing war over Nagorno-Karabakh said on Wednesday that his recruiters instructed him and fellow mercenaries to “slaughter all civilians and soldiers” of an Armenian village they attempted to capture. Armenian forces captured Syrian national Yusuf Alaabet al-Hajji in recent days and “is currently remanded into custody facing international terrorism charges, among others,” Armenian state news agency Armenpress reported on Wednesday. Hajji told Armenian investigators that Turkish forces recruited him in Syria to fight for Azerbaijan for “a 2000-dollar monthly payment.” In his testimony, Hajji detailed how Turkish...
  • Cross ripped down from Greek Orthodox Church in part of Syria controllled by U.S. backed militants (VIDEO)

    11/02/2020 6:16:49 AM PST · by xomething · 5 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | 11/01/2020 | Paul Antonopoulos
    A cross has been ripped down from a Greek Orthodox Church in a part of Syria controlled by U.S.-backed militants. The St. Sergius and Bacchus Greek Orthodox Church in the city of Tabqa near Raqqa had radical Islamists remove the cross after Friday’s Islamic prayers in a local mosque. Although commentators refer to this action as part of an anti-France protest, it clearly shows that it is anti-Christian as a Greek Orthodox Church was targeted in a city controlled by the Kurdish-led and U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The Tabqa Regional government, acting independently from the legitimate government in Damascus, restored...
  • Russia pledges help to Yerevan if fighting reaches Armenia

    10/31/2020 5:51:21 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 13 replies
    ,AFP• via yahoo ^ | October 31, 2020 | Mariam HARUTYUNYAN ,AFP•October 31, 2020
    Russia on Saturday pledged to "necessary" help for Yerevan in the conflict with Azerbaijan if fighting reached Armenian territory, after its ally requested security assistance. Armenia's request for assistance from Moscow further raised fears of Russia and Azerbaijan's ally Turkey getting sucked into a decades-old conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan formally asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to begin "urgent" consultations on security assistance as Azerbaijani forces make gains against Armenian separatists who control Karabakh. The request also came after Armenia and Azerbaijan failed to agree a fresh ceasefire during talks in Geneva on...
  • Police prevent Turks from "doing battle" in Armenian community bastion (France)

    10/29/2020 8:36:29 PM PDT · by xomething · 7 replies ^ | 10/29/2020 | Le Figaro avec AFP
    The police intervened Wednesday evening to prevent "several dozen" members of the Turkish community "to do battle" with Armenians in Décines-Charpieu, a bastion of this diaspora in France, announced Thursday October 29th. Prefecture. A large police force, with around a hundred men, was put in place "with the aim of restoring republican order" in this suburban town of Lyon which houses the Armenian genocide memorial. Nineteen vehicles were checked and the identity of all the protagonists was noted. Twitter: Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians."Calm returned at 11 p.m., two hours...
  • Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians.

    10/29/2020 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Zartonk Media on Twitter ^ | October 28, 2020 | Staff
    Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians.
  • New calls for US sanctions on Turkey for Christian persecution

    10/27/2020 1:34:40 AM PDT · by xomething · 3 replies
    CNA ^ | 10/17/2020 | Christine Rousselle
    Christian human rights leaders have called on the Trump administration to issue sanctions on Turkey in response to its actions in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, and warned that Turkish actions were guided by "animus" against Christians. The calls came during a panel discussion, hosted by the group In Defence of Christians Friday, titled “Turkey is Committing Another Christian Genocide. Why is the Trump Administration Silent?” The event focused on Turkish actions in the recent conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The historic conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has reignited in recent weeks. The two countries, formerly part of the Soviet Union (USSR),...
  • Muslim World Rises Against French Crackdown on Radical Islam

    10/26/2020 7:16:00 PM PDT · by xomething · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2020 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    Paris (AFP) — France’s largest employers’ federation on Monday urged companies to “resist the blackmail” over a product boycott by Arab countries as a backlash widens over Paris’s hardened stance against radical Islam. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamic radicals after the October 16 beheading of a history teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to pupils in a class discussion on free speech. But his comments triggered protests in Muslim-majority countries at the weekend, with people burning pictures of Macron in Syria and setting fire to French flags in the Libyan...
  • Report: A major cyber attack has hit a number of official institutions in France

    10/25/2020 3:48:27 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 2 replies
    Maariv ^ | October 25, 2020 | Stav Nemer
    The French cyber authority has announced that many government ministries, media outlets and financial institutions have been hit by a mysterious attack. In recent days, there has been an escalation in French-Turkish relations. According to reports published in the last hours of tonight (Sunday), it appears that a major and significant cyber attack has hit France. It is not yet clear the size of the attack and whether it has ended, but it has been reported that many government ministries, media outlets and financial institutions have been affected. The National Cyber Authority in France issued an official statement in which...
  • Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods after Macron defends Muhammad cartoons

    10/26/2020 1:46:14 PM PDT · by karpov · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2020 | John Bowden
    The leader of Turkey is calling on citizens to boycott French products after French President Emmanuel Macron defended a teacher who was murdered by an 18-year-old radical Islamist, vowing to crack down on radical elements in France. "Never give credit to French-labelled goods, don't buy them," Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan said Monday during a speech in Ankara, according to the BBC and CNN. "European leaders must say 'stop' to Macron and his campaign of hatred," he added. His remarks come amid a deepening dispute between Turkey and France over the treatment of Muslims in France. French authorities argue they are taking...
  • Turkey Reportedly Used S-400 System Against US-Made F-16s, and Congress Wants Answers

    10/26/2020 1:47:41 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 28 replies | ^ | 7 Oct 2020 | By Oriana Pawlyk
    Two lawmakers are requesting that the State Department provide details on Turkey's recent reported use of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system against F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets, as well as Russia’s ability to gather critical intelligence through it on U.S. and NATO allies. Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and James Lankford, R-Okla., sent a letter Wednesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after media reports that Turkey tracked U.S.-made F-16s flying in the eastern Mediterranean Sea during the Eunomia joint exercise in August involving France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. Reports of this activation make clear that Turkey has no intention...
  • Russia knocking Turkish drones from Armenian skies

    10/26/2020 5:15:36 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 26 October 2020 | Stephen Bryen
    The electronic warfare system is known as “Belladonna”, a poisonous plant that gets its name from Renaissance women who used its extract for tinctures to dilate the pupils of their eyes, ostensibly to make them more attractive. While Belladonna translates to “beautiful woman” in English, in Russian it has a second meaning: it is the name of a Russian electronic jamming system now credited with knocking out at least nine Turkish Bayraktar armed drones used by Azerbaijan to target Armenia. If true – and no one has denied it – the system is now operating around the sensitive Russian military...
  • Trump announces new Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict ceasefire brokered by US

    10/25/2020 4:52:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 25, 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    After taking the stage at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, President Trump tweeted his congratulations Sunday to the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, “who just agreed to adhere to a cease fire effective at midnight.” “Many lives will be saved,” Trump wrote, adding that he was “proud of my team,” including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun, and the White House's National Security Council, for “getting the deal done!” The deal brokered by the U.S. comes after Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov...
  • Turkey: How the 3,000-year Greek Presence on the Aegean Shore Came to an End

    03/17/2017 5:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 49 replies
    Philos Project ^ | March 16, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Tension is running high between Greece and Turkey. The cause? Turkish Chief of the General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar paid a visit to Imia, a pair of two small, uninhabited Greek islets in the Aegean Sea, on January 29. He was accompanied by the commanders of the Turkish land, naval and air forces.Imia – which Turkey calls “Kardak” – was a subject of yet another crisis in 1996 that brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. Although armed conflict was ultimately averted, Turkey still claims that the islands are Turkish, even though the islands in the Aegean are...
  • US consulates in Ankara, Istanbul, Adana and Izmir suspend operating

    10/23/2020 4:48:56 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    APA.AZ (Azerbaijan) ^ | 23 October 2020 | None Listed
    ... According to the Embassy, this is due to the high probability of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings in Turkey. “In Istanbul and other cities of Turkey, US citizens should be careful,” the Embassy emphasized.
  • Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: 'Execution' video prompts war crime probe

    10/23/2020 7:16:18 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | October 23, 2020 | Grigor Atanesian & Benjamin Strick
    Videos of a potential war crime have emerged as fighting rages around the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenians. One video posted on a messaging app shows what appears to be two Armenians in military uniforms being captured by troops from Azerbaijan. A second video seemingly shows the same Armenians being shot with their hands behind their backs. Armenian authorities have identified the men as Benik Hakobyan, 73, and 25-year-old Yuri Adamyan. Azerbaijan has dismissed the videos as fake.
  • Armenia: Caught In Its Own Trap?

    10/23/2020 10:19:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 23, 2020 | Ivan Sasha Sheehan
    Armenians are renowned the world over as a resourceful and skillful people. For a small nation, they have produced a remarkable number of impressive and original minds, and Kardashians too. But Armenians’ fabled ingenuity notwithstanding, the country of Armenia has fallen into a sophisticated trap of its own making – bankrupting its intellectually wealthy but economically fragile nation and stifling its own advancement. The trap – initially designed as a ploy to secure the permanent, internationally condoned transfer of a large swath of sovereign territory in neighboring Azerbaijan – now appears to have backfired. The stage was set by 1994,...
  • Armenia's Prime Minister Accuses Turkey of 'Reinstating the Ottoman Empire'

    10/22/2020 9:28:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    TIME ^ | Oct 2020 | Joseph Hincks
    When Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed Europe’s oldest “frozen war” over the breakaway territory of Nagorno Karabakh on Sept 27, the intimate nature of the fighting—between trenches so close that soldiers on opposing sides could shout to each other in some places—gave the false impression of a bitter but parochial skirmish. In fact, the battle already threatens to bleed beyond the mountainous 1700-square mile enclave in the South Caucasus to engulf Azerbaijan and Armenia in all-out war, and risks provoking an even wider conflagration. In an interview with TIME, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan doubled down on accusations that its bitter...
  • Azerbaijan Evangelicals: Conflict with Armenians Is Not a Religious War

    10/22/2020 9:23:41 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Jayson Caspar
    Vadim Melnikov once fought for the land of Noah. Donning his Azerbaijani uniform 17 years ago, the ethnic Russian took his post to defend Nakhchivan, an Azeri enclave bordering Turkey and separated from their countrymen by the nation of Armenia. Melnikov is part of the 0.26 percent evangelical community. And on behalf of their nation, eight churches and the Azerbaijan Bible Society wrote an open letter to decry the popular conception that this conflict pits Muslims against Christians. (More than 770 Armenian soldiers have been killed so far. Azerbaijan does not disclose military casualties.) “The war which has been between...