According to the mass media, the U.S. State Department took Azerbaijan off the proposed list of recipient countries for upcoming sale of helicopter equipment. Such beneficence does not matter at all after many years of military cooperation between the U.S. and Azerbaijan.
At the same time, the Americans understand that with the current aggressive and challenging behavior of Azerbaijan they cannot encourage it demonstratively. Moreover, it is necessary to finish the plan of absorption of Armenia by the Euro-Atlantic structures’, while for this purpose it would be good to have not only the aspiration of the Armenian leadership but also the society, taking into account the “particularity” of the Armenian “geopolitical thinking”.
At the same time, the U.S. strategy does not lose since Azerbaijan can successfully compensate the U.S. ban with the help of the armament supply by Israel and Russia. So, the U.S., keeping its image, solves tasks with the help of Israel, ensuring progress of its military-industrial complex.
It would have been much more substantiated if the statement by the U.S. administration urged ban on sale of weapon to Azerbaijan as an aggressor country by all the states, or at least, the U.S. and NATO allies.
In the political aspect, such a decision by the State Department has real significance in the prevention of aggression in the South Caucasus but the U.S. cannot pretend that thus Azerbaijan will be isolated from weapon supplies. The political actions, including the armament supply by the U.S. ally states, can’t but be linked to Washington. Moreover, without cooperation with the U.S., these countries would be unable to develop their MIC successfully.
Israel became a weapon supplier to the South Caucasus, Georgia and Azerbaijan, which turned out to be a factor for the aggressive behavior and conflict in the region. As to Russia, it seems quite happy with such a decision of the State Department since it will have new opportunities to make money at the expense of the blood of the ally, i.e. supplying weapons to Azerbaijan meant to be used against Armenia.
In Moscow, they are attentively following the activities of separate caucuses of the U.S. Congress which oppose weapon supply to Turkey from time to time. Now it is time to track the conditions of acquiring weapon by Azerbaijan.