Guest Post: Ani Martirosian Menon: I implore the world to pay attention as Armenia fights to survive–again

Ani Martirosian Menon

Most Americans aren’t thinking about a country far away from the noise and madness that is Trump’s COVID19 -gripped America right now. That is understandable. But Americans of Armenian descent, like my daughter-in-law, Ani Martirosian Menon, are indeed consumed just as much by the violence being inflicted on the land of their ancestors as they are by the violence being done to our democracy here in America. Armenians, by all accounts, are defending their homeland with valor. But they should not have to do it alone. We need to let them know that they are not forgotten and that we do not stand with the aggressors–even if too many of our current elected leaders feel more comfortable aligning themselves with bullies and aggressors instead of coming to the aid of those who are attacked. If you would like to support Armenians in their struggle for survival please donate to https://www.himnadram.org/en

images from a post by Sossi Tatikyan, consultant on public, security and foreign policy, reform and governance. Based in Yerevan, Armenia.
images from a post by Sossi Tatikyan, consultant on public, security and foreign policy, reform and governance. Based in Yerevan, Armenia. She explains: Not exactly the same locations but the same city Stepanakert with one week of difference.

Imagine for one second that this was your homeland, and the Turks and Azeris now want it and so are waging war against your people. Imagine that your country is tiny, dwarfed by two giant corrupt regimes run by dictators who have united to exterminate you. Imagine for one second that they also control mainstream media, so either no one is reporting on their war against your people, or if they do, they flip the script and make it seem as though you are the aggressor. Imagine that your local lawmakers have gone on junkets to Azerbaijan and Turkey to “see where oil comes from,” paid for by the Azeri and Turk lobby to advocate on their behalf.

What would you do? Would you ask your friends and family to stand up with you against this grave injustice? What would you do? We need your help friends – the issue is quite simple. Armenians have lived in Artsakh and Armenia since before 4000+BC … Azerbaijan became a country in 1918. Azerbaijan and Turkey have a population of 92 million people combined, Armenia has 3 million. They have a $20 BILLION military budget, Armenia has a $500 million military budget. Let’s get the story right! The numbers speak for themselves! #RecognizeArtsakh

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3 comments on “Guest Post: Ani Martirosian Menon: I implore the world to pay attention as Armenia fights to survive–again
  1. Ben Morais says:

    Ani Martirosian Menon makes a heartfelt and good case for the land of her ancestors. In the midst of this pandemic and other equally disturbing events worldwide, will the leaders hear her plea?

  2. Ani Menon says:

    And now this: https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1030837?fbclid=IwAR1DGHpetSAjk05mYMMue3BfAOyqGYOvwCW2EUPhJJ_TFner4q2GxZ87SXM

    Azerbaijan just intentionally bombed an ancient Armenian church in Artsakh (aka Nagorno Karabakh) where women, children, and the foreign press were taking shelter from the non-stop bombing of Shushi, the second largest civilian city in Artsakh. Foreign press has reported that before the bombing, they noticed Azeri surveillance drones circling the church – they knew full well that there were civilians – and only civilians – inside.

  3. How long before world leaders speak up and intervene to stop this wanton violence and hold Azerbaijan responsible for its violations of the Geneva Convention? Trump will do nothing. VOTE!

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