Although both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim each other as aggressors, it’s obvious that the Azeris had the weapon of surprise on their side, American-Armenian musician Serj Tankian, who is lead singer of the world-renowned American Armenian rock band System of a Down, wrote on his Facebook page.
According to Tankian, there have been three developments this week on the Nagorno-Karabagh resolution effort ”that have led to what seem to be a very distributing all out war on the border of Nagorno-Karabagh and Azerbaijan”.
”1. [Recognition od Nagorno-Karabakh independence by Hawaii] may have led Azerbaijan to believe that time is against them in the eventual recognition of the Republic of Karabagh. 2. A meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (a corrupt despot who inherited the oil rich regime from his father) hours before the resumption of violence, may have given Aliyev the feeling that the U.S. would condone his outright aggression to seize Karabagh. 3. A meeting in Switzerland between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan over last weekend,” Tankian wrote.
”Although both sides claim the other as aggressors, for me it’s obvious that the Azeris had the weapon of surprise on their side and went in with full armaments immediately and claim to have taken over land. Kissing the ass of oil should not have produced war, right ? Wrong,” he said.