September 26, 2011 - 16:45 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - After the military parade dedicated to the 20th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Armenia, Azerbaijan is trying to put a brave face on a sorry business.
Azerbaijani officials bend over backwards to convince the ordinary people that the Armenian army and its military hardware present no danger. However, the total embarrassment cannot be concealed. Armenian military experts use one word – shock – to describe Azerbaijan’s reaction to the military parade in Yerevan.
During the recent years, Baku made a show of the armament it purchased and produced to frighten Armenia with the “might” of the Azeri army. However, it turned to be absolutely unprepared for demonstration of Armenian power. The drone downed by Artsakh armed forces with the help of Armenia-made device plunged Azerbaijan into unconcealed panic. Azerbaijan, which failed to win the Karabakh war even with foreign mercenaries fighting on its side, was embarrassed to see the Armenian soldiers.
Certainly, not all military hardware in Armenia’s possession was displayed at the military parade. As sociologist Aharon Adibekyan told a press conference on September 26, “even if we had an atomic bomb or S-400, we would not show them.”
Meanwhile, Baku assures to be informed of Armenia’s armament. A couple of days ago, Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov said that “according to recent data, Armenia has received offensive armament, including missiles, antitank weapons, 78 thousand of Kalashnikov rifles, etc., from some neighbor countries.
It becomes more and more difficult for the Azerbaijani leadership to tell tales about “unprofessional” Armenian army. Anyway, one thing is clear: the military parade in Yerevan will make Baku think whether it can risk a new war.