August 23, 2013 - 18:54 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The saying “everyone gets what he deserves,” fully applies to Moldovan Ombudsman Aurelia Grigoriu who was awarded Heydar Aliyev medal for her special services to Azerbaijan.
Her services of Azerbaijan would have been even greater, were she to repeat her Yerevan statements in Artsakh Republic, although it would be less likely for her to finish her speech there.
At a June 4 international conference in Yerevan, the Moldovan lawyer slammed Armenia as an “aggressor,” accusing Armenia of “occupying 20% of Azeri territory and committing an ethnic cleansing in Khojalu.”
Factually, Grigoriu repeated Azeri propaganda’s favorite fables, the ones that are given little trust in the country itself. Grigoriu looked very happy with herself while making a statement in Yerevan, yet she clearly overplayed her hand.
According to Azeri media, the medal has been awarded for promoting human rights and realities of Azerbaijan in the world, as well as in developing relations between Azerbaijan and the Turkic states in particular.
It looks pretty strange, especially since Grigoriu is a Christian and it doesn’t become her to promote Turkic values. However it’s possible to understand feelings of the Moldovan Ombudsman once you see her Facebook page where she almost declares love for Ilham Aliyev. So, as a man, the least Aliyev could do was to award Grigoriu with a medal.
Occasionally, Grigoriu adds fuel to fire, suggesting Armenian ASALA militants are on the hunt for her. How can one explain that ASALA has long been inexistent and all of her “fears” are nothing but a cheap PR.
Also, prosecutions of Moldovan authorities, claimed by Grigoriu, have noting in common with Armenia. Yerevan doesn’t interfere in the affairs of sovereign states, and doesn’t allow interference in its own affairs. It’s surprising that such odious personalities should always stand by Aliyev’s side.
The interesting fact is that Grigoriu was nominated for the award of the Foundation for Support to Policy of Turkic States at the request of Azerbaijani NGOs in Central Asia. What has central Asia to do with it? Or was that just Nazarbaev’s favor to Aliyev? One can only advise Azerbajan that it should be more careful in a search of a mouthpiece. Otherwise the whole thing looks pretty unpalatable: a woman who never got noticed in her own country becomes the favorite of Azeri propagandists. Or she might move to Baku. But will she be needed in the city that is paved with the likes of her?