ARMENIA IS THE PARAGUAY OF THIS CENTURY: SAYS FORMER ASSISTANT OF BRITISH PRIME MINISTER

Trend News Agency
Jan 30 2008
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 Januay / corr. Trend K. Ramazanova, F. Rzayev /
Armenia is the Paraguay of this century, said Normann Stone, assistant
to Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the Great Britain.

"During the reign of the dictator Lopes (19th century) in Paraguay,
the country conducted numerous crusades against its neighbors (Brazil,
Bolivia, Argentina) and each time came off as second-best and lost
90% of its population, similar consequences await Armenia as well,"
Stone said.

According to Stone, the Azerbaijani and Turkish Diasporas should
learn how to earn money and spend them in the right way.

"Unlike Azerbaijani and Turkish Diasporas, the Armenian Diaspora can
distribute its money in an appropriate way and can tell barefaced
lies taking advantage of its authority, but it ultimately works to
the detriment of their interests," Stone said.

According to Stone, many scholars in Great Britain do not recognize
the so-called Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th
century and they know the truth that the genocide did not take place.

The US Congress has worked out a draft resolution which says that
the Armenians were subjected to the genocide committed by the Turks
in the territory of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century. The
Armenians claim that the genocide claimed the lives of more than 1.5
million people.

The vote on Resolution 106 in the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the
US Congress will take place on 10 October. Steny Hoyer, the leader
of the majority in the House of Representatives and a congressman
announced that Resolution 106 on the so-called Armenian genocide
would be adopted by the House of Representatives on Thanksgiving Day,
25 November.

Turkey has warned the US several times that should Resolution 106 be
adopted, the American-Turkish relations will become worse.

The resolution was put into the agenda of the House of Representatives
by Congressman Adam Schiff on 30 January 2007. Some 227 congressmen
support it at the moment.

The US President George Bush has repeatedly opposed the recognition
of the so-called Armenian genocide. The US Secretary of State and
eight former Secretaries of State also opposed its recognition.

Stone called the Book Adrent Tiger by Peter Balakyan 'nonsense'
which tells about the reaction of the US to the so-called Armenian
genocide committed in 1915- 1923 in the Turkish Ottoman Empire.