2016-02-21
Jewish Journal of Los Angeles publishes Consul General Aghayev’s article on the Khojaly massacre

- On February 16, 2016, Jewish Journal published an article by Consul General Nasimi Aghayev titled "Remembering the Innocent Victims of a War Crime in Khojaly."

The article reads: "There is nothing more calamitous than the trauma of war. The scars left behind from wars are definite, and the consequences profound. For all the talk of war in global terms, the most fundamental essence of it is extremely personal.

The prospect of tragedy, of senseless loss of human life, touches every part of the world today. Across the globe, in places like Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine or the Caucasus, wars and conflicts continue to cause more and more suffering to affected populations. There are few things more global than war, but there is nothing more personal, or more individualized than the loss of one's own life, or the mourning of slaughtered kin.

War becomes something else, and takes on even greater consequences, when the basic lines of human decency are overpassed, and the world once again must document human brutality, massacres, and ethnic cleansing; all in violation of many international laws on wartime engagement." Read More...

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