3255) "Betrayal By Armenians Is Historic Chain Of Events Aiming At Expanding Their Territories" Georgian Expert

Attending the Baku Conference "Caucasian House and the Armenians", Georgian historians and experts wanted to contribute to reporting the truth about the so-called "Armenian genocide" the Armenians mark on April 24 and about the destructive "national idea" of world Armenians, HD Guram Marhulia, Professor of the State University of Sukhumi, told Trend.

Conference "Caucasian House and the Armenians" arranged by the Human Rights Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and the Association of Women-Journalists of Azerbaijan is being conducted in Baku with the participation of the Azerbaijani and Georgian scientists.

In 1985 when the shapes of USSR breakdown only started outlining, influential representatives of the so-called world Armenianship, having gathered at the 23rd congress of Dashnaksutun Party in Athens, raised the question of expanding Armenia’s borders.
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"With one-vote majority, those who gathered there voted for annexation of Azerbaijani, not Georgian territories. The logic was that Nagorno-Karabakh was an autonomous region in contrast to Armenian-populated Samtskhe-Javaheti region of Georgia," the professor said.

However, the issue of expansion of Armenia’s borders presently touches upon Georgia as well because Armenian historians claim Samtskhe-Javaheti is a historic Armenian territory, he believes.

Marhulia said common people do not share the aspirations of politicians contributing to establishment of public organizations, which complain about the social position of Armenians residing in Georgia.

"As a matter of fact, the Government of Georgia does not examine the issue of social position of separate communes inhabiting the country. This political Armenian bluff has one aim only: annexation of part of Georgia by Armenia", the professor said.

Marhulia said the idea of "Great Armenia from sea to sea" rules Armenians’ brains.

They will never get access to the Caspian Sea and that’s why they currently work to expand the Armenian territories toward the Black Sea, he believes.

"This path - Samtskhe-Javaheti, the Kudar Pass, and Adzharia - is currently explored by the Armenians. It is hard to imagine today that Georgia will loose these territories; however, the Armenians who buy lands now settle in Abkhazia and Adzharia thus "outlining" Great Armenia’s shapes", Marhulia said.

Probably, one day the Armenians will begin to claim against the Krasnodar region where every fourth citizen is the Armenian, the scientist said. All these maneuvers aim at "Great Armenia", he believes.

Marhulia said the Armenian national idea was born not yesterday. Following the first Armenian-Georgian war, the Armenians annexed part of Georgia’s territory, as evidenced by Strabon, the professor said. There were many wars against Georgia and Albania, he said.

"At present, the Armenians also pursue a policy of expansion of its territories, which is directed against Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. This policy envisions search of an ally for the expansion of territories of its state, since the Armenian nation can not do it without assistance".

Such was in the historic past and such happens today, too, the professor believes.

He said the Armenian Kingdom was abolished in 1045 and the Armenian population resettled in Cilicilia, Cappadocia and other territories of the then Byzantium Empire, now Turkey. At the time, part of Armenians settled in Georgia where they chose nearly all corners of the country as the Georgian nation had welcomed them, said Marhulia.

"But when an enemy attacked Georgia, the Armenians cordially welcomed it and occupied the houses of Georgians who had been killed in battles with enemies. The same happens today: Armenian families settle the houses the Georgians left in Abkhazia and South Ossetia after the August 2008 war. And so do the Armenians who currently live in the houses of Azerbaijanis in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh," he said.

The betrayal by the Armenians is a historic chain of events, said Marhulia.

When the Armenians lived in the Seleucid Empire they established their state, which broke down soon after that, the professor said.

"When the Arabs invaded the South Caucasus and Albania in the second half of the 8th century, Armenian rulers offered the Arabs their help in a search of strong ally. They served to the Arabs and worked to establish their own state," said Marhulia.

"At the time, the Armenian state was established at Georgia’s indigenous territories under the Caliphate’s backed. As time lapsed, the Armenians, who had settled in Cilicilia and Cappadocia, established the so-called Armenia state, which, as a matter of fact, was a small commune ruled by catholicos whom they called Tsar. The same happened when the Ottomans waged war on the Byzantium Empire: the Armenians betrayed the Byzantines by supporting Ottoman Turks," said Marhulia.

However, when the Ottoman Empire waged war on Russia nothing disturbed the Armenians to betray the Ottomans as well. One day the Armenians will also betray Russia after they find a new geopolitical strength.

Undoubtedly, the Government of Georgia thinks Nagorno Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan as Baku admits that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are the historic regions of Georgia, the professor said.

"No nations in the world currently have as strong interrelations as the Georgian and Azerbaijani nations have. This can serve an example for many countries. And this, with God’s help, will last centuries," he said

22.04.2011 - Azerbaijan, Baku, April 21 /Trend, E. Tariverdiyeva

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Caucasian House and Armenians Conference opens in Baku with Azerbaijani and Georgian scholars

Conference "Caucasian House and Armenians" arranged by the Human Rights Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and the Association of Women-Journalists of Azerbaijan launched in Baku with participation of Azerbaijani and Georgian scholars.

In her opening remarks MP Aytan Mustafayeva, Director of the Human Rights Institute, told the conference that the Georgian community and the Azerbaijani community should work together to unmask the facts of Armenian occupation, which have taken place all over the history. Azerbaijani and Georgian scholars should make politicians aware of such facts. "Armenians try to veil their actions by the concocted "Armenian genocide", but the real genocide facts are the people buried alive by Armenians and whole villages annihilated by them," Mustafayeva said.

The Institute’s Director said Samtshkhe-Javaheti is a delayed-action bomb, which can be used by Armenian politicians for their interests in future. She urged politicians to be attentive to such issues. She said the psychology of Armenians is based upon misappropriation of alien values.

"There are dozens of ethnical groups, which have been populating Azerbaijan since the Zoroastrian era. In Azerbaijan, there is a synthesis of cultures, which is an indicator of tolerance," Mustafayeva added.

"Armenians have been inventing new history of their "statehood" for centuries", Guram Marhulia, PhD, Professor of the State University of Sukhumi, told the conference in a report. The Georgian scientist said Georgia’s 18 wars with Armenians have been marked in the history.

"Armenians in all times were specialized in trade and espionage," Marhulia noted. "Armenians at different times spied for the interests of Persians, Arabs, Russians and others who tried to invade Caucasian countries."

In his report, the Georgian scientist drew historic facts to illustrate terrorist, annexionist actions of Armenians in the territory of Georgia.

The Armenians want to conceal their annexionist actions through spreading the topic of concocted "Armenian genocide" in the world media, Sevil Yusifova, Head of the Association of Women-Journalists of Azerbaijan, said. "Azerbaijani and Georgian scholars must unite their efforts to notify the international community of the truth of Armenia’s policy in the Caucasus."

As claimed in the Soviet period, Armenians and Georgians had lived in peace, brotherhood over the whole length of history, Nodar Berulava, PhD, Professor of the State University of Sukhumi, told the conference in his report "Armenia-Georgia: Out-of-Scene Side of Friendship". "However, all historical examples illustrate that Armenians had territorial claims against Georgia at different periods," Berulava added.

According to Berulava, Armenia has never had its strict border -- an indication of the fabricated nature of statehood of this ethos. "Unlike the rest nations of the Caucasus, the Armenians, who had resettled here from other territories, always aimed at self-identification," the Georgian scientist stressed.

22 April 2011 - Today.Az


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