- Aug 20, 2010
Russia just gave the US another Ukraine. For someone playing such smart politics on a global scale, Vladimir Putin was dumb to not give lethal weapons to the Armenians that can weaken Baku. A few well-placed Yakhonts against their Caspian oil rigs would have brought Azerbaijan's economy to a crashing halt, driven oil prices higher, and forced Turkey to step back since it would be Russia's warning.
Somewhat similar to what the Hindus & we in India have done in the past.
Armenia should lick its wounds, dig in, and develop an Israeli mentality. They will need to slowly recapture. This would mean resorting to unconventional warfare against Azerbaijan using the conventional Abrahamic tactics of salami-slicing.
Eastern Orthodox people are a lot like us that way; they don't know how to use the western Abrahamic salami-slicing much.