The parliamentary elections were immediately followed by military clashes with Azerbaijan. In fact, the war is moving out of the zone of the Karabakh conflict, and what was expected is happening.
Now it is understood what a key problem Armenia is facing, and what problem it was necessary to discuss during the election campaign. Unfortunately, no political party and no actual politician undertook attempts and intended to discuss this problem. This circumstance was quite dishonest and indicated what was considered as the ultimate form of populism which borders with treason.
The meaning of this discussion is not only identification of political conditions and factors of a new war but also preparation of the public at large for a war on which the results mostly depend. The political parties appeared as groups of conjuncture who are not concerned about the independence of the country.
It is clear that the society’s moods are such that any attempt to discuss the perspectives of war would lead to total defeat of the political parties in the elections. Meanwhile, a political party differs from plebs by its vocation of considering and initiating discussions on different issues. In 1988-1990 the “political leaders” of the nation rejected the possibility of war, were engaged in inappropriate propaganda of “democratic settlement” by way of which they won over the masses.
Not only did they refrain from discussing the problems of the imminent war in the late 80s but also they ignored the necessity to prepare the economy of the country for war time operation though at that time there were great opportunities for preparing for a war.
At the same time, amazing is the cowardice of the Armenian analysts and political scientists who proudly sign with these epithets. The mass media behave similarly. Instead of a constructive and honest discussion they offer a miserable statement of facts or nothing at all.
Now it is too late to make political efforts, we have stepped on the war track and we have what we have. It is necessary to prepare the Armenian people for a tough war, this time the opponent must be annihilated not only in the military way. Will again soldiers be the only makers of destiny of the country?