Jan 15, 2009

Controversy in the Caucasus

Are we surprised?

Turkishforum.com reports: Armenia’s Defense Ministry on Monday denied a report from Baku alleging that Russian arms had been handed over to Yerevan. Azerbaijani media previously reported that arms worth a total of $800 million had been transferred to Armenia from a Russian military base in the country.

Seriously, it's really tough to analyze this one, when you can't trust any one of the parties involved. 1. There's no doubt Turkishforum.com loves reporting on Armenia buying arms. 2. The media in Azerbaijan are not a beacon of reliability and credibility these days. 3. It's completely plausible arms were transferred from a Russian military base to Armenia. It just is.

Really the only thing surprising is that Georgia hasn't weighed in.

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