Lemkin Institute says won't let world leaders forget complicity in Karabakh

Lemkin Institute says won't let world leaders forget complicity in Karabakh

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention will never allow today’s world leaders to forget their complicity in destroying a 4000 year old people and civilization in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), the Institute said in a statement on Sunday, September 24.

"There’s no “genocide prevention” in the US, the EU, NATO, or the UN, despite all the trainings, symposia, books, and speeches. We had hope that in this one instance, this perfect storm for Genocide Prevention, there would be that one courageous voice in a position of serious power who would do the right thing," the Institute said.

"But, of course, we have no real leaders in the world today. They have no fear that they will one day be targeted by this horror, so they don’t much care. They go to sleep in smug comfort. It’s really up to the ordinary people of the world to unite and bring an end to this never ending lust for power and resources that destroys everything in its wake."

The institute said no ordinary people benefit from genocide.

"But there are many people in global capitals, at BP, in governments who are already reaping the benefits! And wow, what benefits! Resources, access, power! Who cares if a 4000 year old civilization is lost forever?! Armenians be damned!" the statement added.

"We must all unite to change this equation — and we must do so fast."

On September 19, Azerbaijan launched a full-scale offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh, killings and injuring hundreds, including civilians. On September 20, the authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to a ceasefire on Azerbaijan’s terms, including the dissolution of the Defense Army.

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