(MENAFN- AzerNews) By Akbar Hasanov, Day.az
Nothing personal, just business. The author of this phrase is
called an associate of a gangster nicknamed "Dutch Schultz", an
accountant of American organized crime a hundred years ago, Otto
Berman. Exactly the same vital principle is guided by many American
politicians, including senators.
By the way, how easily and simply members of the Italian mafia
bought American senators are very clearly described in the novel by
Mario Puzo "The Godfather". This novel was subsequently filmed by
Francis Ford Coppola and the whole world saw a real masterpiece of
cinematic art. But cinema is cinema, and there is also fresh
evidence of the corruption of US senators.
For example, the main Armenian lobbyist Robert Menendez was
accused of corruption in 2015 because of his relationship with
ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. Prosecutors then accused Menendez
of receiving about $1 million in campaign contributions and lavish
gifts. The investigation believed that due to fraud with state
health insurance, taxpayers were deceived by at least $ 9
Senator Menendez was also accused of criminally promoting the
interests of Melgen in the supply of port equipment for the
Dominican Republic. American media sources claimed that Menendez
was trying to obtain a free inspection of equipment at the American
border. Yes, he pleaded not guilty and in 2018 the charges against
him were dropped. But here, as in the famous joke about spoons and
Moreover, at the end of last year, the US Federal Attorney's
Office investigated whether Nadine Arslanian, the wife of Senator
Bob Menendez, accepted gifts and services as bribes from certain
individuals. So, for Menendez, perhaps, in addition to business,
the issue of vilifying Azerbaijan was personal.
Well, now we see that other US senators, this time Alex Padilla
and Marco Rubio, presented a resolution condemning Baku for
"closing the Lachin corridor" and calling on the United States to
take immediate steps to end the "humanitarian crisis." The Armenian
Assembly of America happily announces this step of theirs. It is
noted that the resolution was also presented in the House of
Representatives by Frank Pallone and Gaz Bilirakis.
Oh, what a blatant lie is contained in this resolution! There is
not a word in it that there is no Lachin corridor, but there is the
Lachin road, which is located throughout the world, including the
United States, recognized territories of Azerbaijan. Accordingly,
Azerbaijan has the right to install BCPs on its territory. It is
strange that US senators "do not understand" this.
They claim that Azerbaijan can "blockade" its own territories.
They use the name "Artsakh" in the resolution, which was not, is
not and will not be in reality. This is the fruit of the fantasies
of the world Armenians and the characters engaged by them in
different countries of the world. The memory of the fruit of the
myth-making of world Armenians looks especially ridiculous after
the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced the
recognition of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, including
the Karabakh economic region and enclaves.
It turns out that some US senators consider themselves more
Armenians than the Prime Minister of Armenia. On the other hand,
based on the principle proclaimed by Otto Berman, one can lie,
regardless of reputation. Look, this "group in star-striped bathing
suits" claims that the Armenian population of the Karabakh economic
region of Azerbaijan is without food and drink.
How many months have we been hearing this nonsense? Many, very
many. How would it be time to first study the essence of the issue
and understand that a person simply cannot do so much without water
and drink. And if everything is in order with him, then it means
that the claims about the lack of food and water supply are lies.
It's so obvious! True, if you are a decent and objective appraiser
of what is happening. In our case, everything is simpler. Before us
are those for whom lying about Azerbaijan is just business.
Sometimes, however, there is something personal there, but this
does not change the essence of the matter. Lies remain lies.