Baku, Azerbaijan, May 11
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
Artsrun Hovhannisyan, spokesman for Armenia's defense ministry, has recently boasted that Armenia's arsenal includes military hardware that doesn't exist in many countries and that many can only dream of. Was Hovhannisyan really speaking about the terrible white phosphorus munitions?
It has been recently proved that the Armenians use weapons banned by international protocols and conventions on prohibition or restriction on the use of incendiary weapons against the civilian population.
According to the report of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA), unexploded white phosphorus munitions have been found while searching and clearing unexploded ordnance in the Azerbaijani Tartar district. These munitions were used against the civilian population residing in these territories.
One of the components of the phosphorus ammunition is white phosphorus with the combustion temperature of 1300 degrees Celsius. Burning white phosphorus causes severe skin burns. Of course, it is virtually impossible to survive as a result of such an attack.
Perhaps it is the possession of weapons banned for use against civilians that enraptures Armenian authorities, which is not surprising. However, an interesting question arises regarding where those munitions come to Armenia from.
There may exist two routes. One of them is depots with namely this type of weapons left by the Russian units in Georgia after withdrawal of the Russian servicemen. It should be understood that white phosphorus bombs are banned for use against civilians and people in general, but are allowed for use against military facilities of enemy. The continuous rain of fire, which is very difficult to extinguish, makes it possible to quickly destroy enemy facilities, if necessary.
After the withdrawal of the Russian servicemen, munitions of this kind could become a great way to earn extra money for some dishonest Georgian businessmen cooperating with the bloody Armenian regime. Armenian servicemen might descend to purchasing white phosphorus on the black market, trying to "enrich" their meager military arsenal using illegally acquired weapons.
Moreover, another way for the emergence of Armenia's such munitions is the transit through Iran, which borders with the invaders, directly from Iraq and Afghanistan, where the US army has such munitions. In November 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah, code-named Operation Phantom Fury, the US exactly used phosphorus munitions. After the withdrawal of main forces from Iraq and Afghanistan there should have stay quite a few "materials" for the sale on black market to such authorities as the Armenian occupation regime.
We hope that the international community will finally respond to a series of terrible crimes committed by Yerevan against the humanity, otherwise, the nuclear bomb promised by the representatives of Armenia's political "elite" is close...
Elmira Tariverdiyeva, the head of Trend Agency's Russian news service