There must be some metalheads in The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Border Service, they just released what could only be described as a hype video to get their people pumped for their ongoing clashes with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). Artsakh is within the borders of Azerbaijan, but mostly populated by Armenians, and thus Armenia assumed power after a cease-fire in 1994. Azerbaijan now wants to reclaim power in the region and has the backing of Turkey.
The military released the track “Atəş” performed by Ceyhun Zeynalov, Narmin Karimbayova, and the Nur Group, as a way to hype forces about the oncoming battles. The video includes stock footage of the Azerbaijani military showing strength. We want to know, what the hell are they saying? Does anybody speak Azerbaijani or Turkish to help us translate? Leave a comment if you can.
System of A Down released a statement last week condemning Azerbaijani forces:
In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 27, forces in Azerbaijan began a large scale pre-meditated offensive attack on Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh), an independent and autonomous country that borders Armenia, populated with a vast majority of ethnic Armenians. International peace keeping powers are doing very little to dissuade Azerbaijan’s advances and the people of Artaskh are doing everything they can to defend their lives and homeland, where they have lived for thousands of years. For them, this a matter of survival, and nothing more as Azeri forces are trying to do little less than eradicate the 150,000 people that these lands are home to.
The world turned a blind eye during:
· the Armenian Genocide in 1915
· the mass killings and pogroms of the 1980s and ‘90s
· Azerbaijan’s invasion of Armenia in 2016
Now the world is turning a blind eye to 150,000 landlocked civilians under attack by Azerbaijan and Turkey.
SOAD has always stood for justice and peace. This notion comes from the suffering and injustice done to our people over centuries. Erdogan’s denialist Turkey is continuing the work of its genocidal ancestors, and allied with petro-corrupt Azerbaijan, are firing American made F-16 missiles into Artsakh and parts of Armenia killing soldiers as well as civilians. The world seems too busy with Covid and politics to care, but we HAVE to do something as this is an existential threat for our people and the first Christian Nation.
Since it seems difficult for the media, international organizations, and world powers to call out Azerbaijan on its war mongering, ethnic cleansing, and killing of innocent civilians, let’s help them. We are calling on everyone to join our efforts. Here is how…
Armenia Fund: armeniafund.ejoinme.org/donate
Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund: armenianwoundedheroes.com/donate
Armenian American Medical Society: aamsc.org/make-a-donation
Aid Beyond Borders: aidbeyondborders.org
Armenian Rights Watch – Stop Against Azerbaijan and Turkey’s War Crimes: bit.ly/ArmenianRightsWatch
ANCA – Cut Off Military Aid to Baku: bit.ly/CutMilitaryAid
ANCA – Strengthen US-Armenia Ties: anca.org/action-alerts
WhiteHouse.gov – Condemn Azeri and Turkish Aggression: bit.ly/CondemnAggression