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If truth be told, western politicians are often involved in
lobbying activities and influence peddling once they quit active
politics and this comes at the expense of links and networks they
have established while in public jobs.
Regrettably, most of them often do a great disservice to the
murky circumstances and grind their own axes by being after their
financial gains. At this point, wide-ranging Armenian lobby and
diaspora networks on the alert, driven by alien diktat and dirty
money, come in handy to the service of dishonest politicians, like
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who posed for a photo opportunity at the
entrance of Azerbaijan's Lachin corridor to prove to his financers
that he was there, and sent the right message to the West that he
deserved the right for another payment.
Under the guise of advising governments on different aspects of
politics, they serve evil intentions and purposes thus paving the
way to catastrophes and human losses. Armenia's cognac diplomacy
and aggressive lobbying activities in the service of the West have
given short shrift to the interests of natives of the South
Caucasus and are pursuing the same line through criminal means
under the pretense of lobbying.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who was the 24th prime minister of
Denmark from November 2001 to April 2009, and the 12th NATO
Secretary-General from August 2009 to October 2014, has forever
tarnished the geopolitical image of the world's largest military
and political alliance, by getting paid from Armenian oligarchs and
visiting a rogue regime of Europe, US-based pundit Peter Tase said
in remarks for Azernews .
Rasmussen, as a former secretary-general of NATO, had access to
classified and military technology information; therefore, his
international meetings require increased scrutiny and deserve
greater attention from transatlantic printed media.
Former NATO Secretary General Rasmussen, through his recent
visit to Yerevan, emerges as a lobbyist that is thirsty for cash
regardless of its origin and the host country's reputation for
committing ecocide and genocide against innocent children and
citizens of Azerbaijan.
“Rasmussen's visit to Armenia, ruled by an autocratic,
warmongering regime, shows once again how western European former
government officials operate without any level of professional
ethics, continue to refuse to strengthen democratic values across
Europe, and do not encourage strong and transparent institutions,”
the US pundit said.
Rasmussen has made irreparable harm to himself and the entire
NATO structure; given the fact that the Armenian government has
strategic economic allies and political patrons that do not support
European Union's principles and Yerevan's sponsors conduct
large-scale hybrid warfare and harm Brussels' geopolitical
interests in the Black Sea and across Eurasia.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen should be thoroughly investigated for
conducting dirty, unethical business practices, and for engaging in
influence peddling; as a result, his professional image is
significantly corrupt and may therefore delegitimize democratic
politics in his own country and abroad.
Rasmussen has tarnished the riches of the Judeo-Christian
tradition and has violated the principal tenets of ethics in public
service. At a time when Europe is faced with a large-scale military
confrontation in its eastern borders; Rasmussen establishes
professional contacts with the very same autocrats that are fanning
the flames of war and turning into a second Hiroshima, a European
territory that is almost two times larger than Luxembourg.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former secretary-general of NATO, and
founder of Rasmussen Global political consulting organization
visited Armenia for several days and had meetings with Armenian
officials along with Armenian Defence Minister Suren Papikyan.
Addressing a news conference, Rasmussen made public the reason
behind his paid visit to Yerevan, alleging that his intention was
to help the Armenian government to bolster ties with the West and
the EU, adding unashamedly that he visited the southern regions of
Armenia 'to see with his own eyes the results of Azerbaijan's
aggression,' at the same time, failing to say an opinion about
Armenia's 30-year-long aggression and occupation of Azerbaijani
'I visited the beautiful Jermukh and the mayor told me how the
attacks of the Azerbaijanis had a negative effect on the city's
tourism,' Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed.
'This blockade is neither humanitarian nor legal. I met people
who lived in Nagorno-Karabakh and they talked about the crisis
situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. The blockade means that only very
small amounts of food or medicine can be delivered to
Nagorno-Karabakh, which means that Nagorno-Karabakh lacks food or
life-saving medicines. This is a humanitarian crisis that could
turn into a humanitarian disaster. This blockade is illegal,' he
said, lying again and without realizing that if the road was
blockaded, how“small amounts of food or medicine can be
Rasmussen Global is said to advise on security, transatlantic
relations, and the European Union. The current Armenian government,
disinterested in the military alliance with Russia and the
Collective Security Treaty Organization, is keen on these areas. In
2016, Rasmussen Global consulted Ukraine's former leader Petro
Poroshenko, and judging by the latter's legacy, we can be sure he
did a disservice to Ukraine.
The former NATO secretary-general provides paid advice to state
leaders who are interested in the security and economic
institutions of the West. So, Nikol Pashinyan and his team need the
same kind of advice. However, it remains to be seen whether or not
his advice would work for Armenia or turn it into a second Ukraine
in the hands of Moscow though this time Armenia and Armenians would
not stand the pressure of the Kremlin even a single day.