by the presidents, now let's see how they do in the Parliaments of the two countries.
I've already shared my thoughts on the deal, so now I'll write about the news articles that have been published about the protocols.
They're terrible! So many mistakes!!! I think they illustrate quite well how little the media knows about Armenia, Armenians, the Diaspora, the Turks, the Genocide, etc.
One thing I have found interesting during this whole back and forth among Armenians around the world, including Armenia, is that nobody was against the border opening. I'm not saying they should be, I'm just saying they weren't, even though I expected some would vocally just be 100% against opening the borders without recognition of the genocide. Some newspapers however, published just that. That Armenians who are against the protocols wanted genocide recognition first. Not so.
Another thing often gotten wrong is they say that some Armenians are afraid that the historical panel will decide there was no genocide. I haven't heard Armenians contemplate that outcome either. Their complaint is that there was a genocide, and studying whether there was one is stupid, and that it will just be used by Turkey to delay recognition by third countries like the US, who happily take any excuse possible to avoid recognizing the genocide.
Another mistake I've seen again and again is that "Turkey and Armenia" have agreed to open their borders. Not right. Turkey has agreed to open it's borders, not Armenia. Armenia's borders have never been shut with anybody. They are open to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iran, and always have been. Turkey and Azerbaijan however have closed their side of the border.
Another point. Armenia has never mentioned Turkey pulling out of "their close Greek friends lands" in Northern Cyprus. Every time the stupid Turks bring up the "occupation" of Karabakh by Armenians, the Armenians need to bring up the occupation of Northern Cyprus. It's ridiculously hypocritical for the Turks to even mention Karabakh, and Armenia sits there and listens to that drivel, year after year.
And the final thing that comes to mind on this is that when the signing of the documents was delayed, apparently the Armenians refused because of something the Turks were going to say in their statements after the signing. Let the Turks say whatever they want. Take that opportunity to talk about the Armenian Genocide to their faces, telling them that one day they will come around and admit it, and become a little more civilized and human for it.
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