What the hell are these armies up to?
They joined the West, then lost the support of Russia, so they lost their territory, because Russia wouldn’t support them.
Now they’re doing the West another favor, to spite Russia?
This is like if you give a guy a thousand dollars, then he smashes your face against a metal door, and you say “thanks very much, sir – here’s another thousand!”
Armenia’s parliament has approved a key step towards joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), a move that is set to escalate tensions with the ex-Soviet country’s traditional ally, Russia.
Lawmakers ratified the ICC’s founding Rome Statute on Tuesday, subjecting itself to the jurisdiction of the court in The Hague and vexing Russia, whose president the world court wants to arrest.
Still can’t get over that one.
A spokeswoman for the Yerevan parliament said 60 deputies voted to ratify the Rome Statute of the ICC and 22 voted against.
In March, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin over war crimes in Ukraine, and the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia.
The ICC members are expected to make the arrest if the Russian leader sets foot on their territory.
No arrest warrant for any of the people who staged the Iraq War, by the way. It’s totally admitted, on paper, that the intelligence was fixed. A million or so dead. ICC shrugs.
But Putin evacuating refugees? Why, that’s a war crime. Those children he removed from the war zone were supposed to be drafted into Zelensky’s Heroes to fight for democracy.
The vote illustrated the chasm between Moscow and Yerevan, which has been growing due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, and Russia’s inaction as Azerbaijan recaptured Nagorno-Karabakh, a region controlled for three decades by ethnic Armenians, most of whom have now fled.
Yeah, they are actually blaming Russia for not helping them!
“Yes, our new ally sold us out and stole our land, but you, our old ally we betrayed – you should have come to help us!”
The Kremlin said the decision was “incorrect” and that it would have questions for Armenia’s “current leadership”, which should instead look to its established allies, not least Moscow.
Moscow has voiced increasing frustration with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who has publicly said landlocked Armenia’s policy of solely relying on Russia to guarantee its security was a mistake, and pointedly hosted joint manoeuvres with US forces.
The coup was bloodless.
But they are doing to Armenia the same thing they did to the Ukraine. They tried in Kazakhstan and Belarus. They do it wherever they can, however they can.
The incredible thing is that they offer these countries nothing at all, other than debt and lesson plans to teach gay anal rimjobs to small boys.
Armenia’s sense that Russia has let it down has been sharpened by Azerbaijan’s seizure of Nagorno-Karabakh, which followed a nine-month blockade of food and fuel supplies to the enclave that Russian peacekeepers did nothing to relieve.
Armenia said it had discussed its ICC plans with Russia, after Moscow warned in March of “serious consequences”. It will take 60 days for the ratification to come into force.
Just as a basic matter, there’s a world map. That is to say, the world is a globe, with various locations. Armenia is near Russia and near a bunch of Islamic lunatics.
They are not near the United States.