The Unz Review • An Alternative Media Selection$
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 BlogviewE. Michael Jones Archive
Who's Behind the Azerbaijani Attacks on Ethnic Armenians?
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information


Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • B
Show CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan launched a military attack on the Armenian ethnic enclave known as Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was quick to blame Turkey for Azerbaijan’s actions:

The Turkish Armed Forces are directly involved in hostilities. President Recep Erdogan dreams of rebuilding the Ottoman Empire, which destroyed its Armenian population during the First World War. One hundred years later, Turkey returned to the South Caucasus to continue the Armenian genocide. With the help of Turkey, terrorists who have come from the Middle East to Nagorno-Karabakh are fighting on side of Azerbaijan. How can someone suggest leaving the population of Nagorno-Karabakh defenseless in the face of terrorists and extremists? A truce can only be achieved if Turkey is forced to withdraw from the South Caucasus.

Like Pashinyan, Adam Schiff, the Jew whose congressional district covers Hollywood and includes many influential Armenians, attacked Erdogan but omitted any mention of Israel’s role in the war. Blaming the Turks was an oversimplification because it left out other key players. Turkey was bringing now unemployed jihadi refugees from Syria into the battle, and it was arming them with high tech weapons supplied by the Israelis, including drones, against which Armenian forces have “little defense.” The deployment of Israeli “kamikaze drones” which can take out Armenian tank and artillery positions dug in the Nagorno-Karabakh’s mountainous terrain” could tip the balance of the war in Azerbaijan’s favor. Pashinyan’s failure to mention Israeli involvement was calculated for public effect in a way that Armenian diplomacy was not. A better indication of the threat which Israel posed came when Armenia withdrew its ambassador to Israel in protest against “Israel’s supply of ultra-modern weapons to Azerbaijan.”

Erdogan’s use of Azeris, Israelis, and other proxy warriors put the Turks at odds not only with the Armenians but also with both the Russians, their traditional enemy in the region, as well as with the Iranians, who, in spite of being Muslims, were the main force on the ground which drove the same jihadis, then known as ISIS, out of Syria and into refugee camps in Turkey, where Erdogan weaponized them once again. One week into the war, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani announced that “Iran will not allow anyone, on some pretext, to bring terrorists that Iran has fought for years to our border.”

The conflict goes back to the Soviet era when Stalin put Nagorno-Karabakh or what is now calling itself Artsakh under the administration of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan, followed by a referendum which returned it to Armenia, followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which led to aspirations of ethnic independence on both sides, followed by Azerbaijan reasserting its territorial claims, followed by war, the attack of September 20 being only the latest installment of that conflict. The only thing which remained constant during all of this turmoil was the Armenian ethnic identity of the overwhelming majority of that region’s inhabitants.

[…] This is just a short excerpt of the full article in the October Issue of Culture Wars Magazine.
Please Click Below to purchase and download a copy to continue reading.

(Republished from Culture Wars by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Turkey 
Hide 6 CommentsLeave a Comment
Commenters to FollowEndorsed Only
Trim Comments?
  1. anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:

    Lol! As usual whitevil chrizzie whiny-wankers are at it again… boohoo, those dastardly muzzies, boohoo!!

    At the same time, these same gutter lowlifes, furtively look sideways to confirm whether no one is watching their own genocide, covertly and overtly, against the world’s perceived “dalits.”

    Mofers all of them!!

  2. Tom Verso says:


    I find it interesting when writers who espouse revolutionary social criticism and change, want to be paid for the ‘opportunity’ to read what they judge to be valuable social analysis and recommendations for social change.

    I have great respect for the truly committed to social reform like Kevin MacDonald ( and Greg Johnson ( who produce volumes of scholarly social/historical analysis free of change; only asking for voluntary support.

    Jones on the other hand charges for all his output. Instead of a free blog/website, he publishes an on-line paid subscription magazine

    I’m surprised that Ron Unz allows his site to be used by a journalistic huckster.


  3. I admire Dr Jones, a man of faith, knowledge and sincerity; however, this small except is full of errors. Practically every word is erroneous, including the and and. Karabagh story is a story of expulsion, of ethnic cleansing of Azeris perpetuated by Armenians. The recent war allowed for return of hundreds of thousands of Azeris to their towns and villages. If one supports the return of Palestinian refugees to Palestine as I and Dr Jones do, one should support the return of Azeri refugees to their towns in what was and is a part of Azerbaijan.

    • Replies: @Tom Verso
  4. Tom Verso says:
    @israel shamir

    I especially appreciate your comment.
    In part because you raise factual and ethical challenges; but more generally they point to, what I judge, a sad evolution in Jones’ thinking expressed both in writing and speaking on many YouTube interviews.

    I have read and listened to him for many years. I read what he calls his “doorstop books” (Slaughter of Cities, Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Barren Metal) and various other books on various subjects (art, music, Catholicism, etc.). All were excellent examples of social scientific historiography (factual and analytical). They profoundly affected my thinking on the respective subjects.

    However, the trajectory of his thinking over the years, to my mind, has tracked away from social science to metaphysics and theology culminating in his current book “Logos Rising”; which, to my mind, based on his discussions seems to be a Thomist-esq work melding metaphysics with the New Testament.

    In conjunction with this transcendental evolution, he has become evangelistic (e.g. tried to covert David Duke); passionately promoting the Catholic religion as the Deus ex Machina of European history (e.g. Benedictine Monks Ora et Labora), and the force that will carry humanity not only to spiritual salvation, but also a better material life (e.g. his African water pump story).

    The evangelistic bent, as to be expected by the very nature of the disposition, is dogmatic and unyielding. This comes across in his more recent YouTube interviews and the barriers he places to on-line discussions.

    He has begun using UNZ as a ‘hook’ to sell his articles and magazine subscriptions; rather than promoting discussions in the very robust comments sections. Further, there is virtually no ability to dialogue with him on his magazine site. One may submit letters to the editors a la the New York Times.

    Sadly, to my mind, this religious mindset and intellectual isolation (no Socrates in the agora) represents the loss of much needed empirical political and cultural dialogue in these revolutionary times.

  5. Tsigantes says:

    Thank you E. Micheal Jones from a Greek in Greece.
    One thing to emphasise however is that this disputed region has always been Armenian, a point not acknowledged in most coverage of this war. The original Armenia was a large area, more than double and almost triple what it is today.

  6. OCGOKTAS says:

    Read yourself Mr. Jones. You sound so pity and pathetic and racist and ignorant and poor and illiterate and scared and unhappy with the history.

    Americans must ashame you on that you are so dumb and don’t know the history of Armenia. The arguments you have used above basically fake, lacking and above all dishonest. Why don’t you support your claims by quoting actual historians like Bernard Lewis and Justin McCarthy, Dr.Heath Lowry.

Current Commenter

Leave a Reply - Comments on articles more than two weeks old will be judged much more strictly on quality and tone

 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
Submitted comments have been licensed to The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Commenting Disabled While in Translation Mode
Subscribe to This Comment Thread via RSS Subscribe to All E. Michael Jones Comments via RSS
The Shaping Event of Our Modern World
Becker update V1.3.2