Thursday, February 25, 2010

Justice for Khojaly

I guess those of us living in America don't realize how ethnic conflict and mass killings mean outside the comfort zone of our nightly TV. Of course, I am fully aware (and remind people here) that America for all it's greatness is not without it warts and problems. As I continue to experience Azerbaijan, the South Caucasas and the former USSR republics I learn more about the tragedies that have occurred in very recent within the last 20 years.

Today several of our Azeri students conducted a teach-in about Khojaly tragedy when Armenia and Russian soliders herded the people (unarmed civilians) of the village of Khojaly and killed over 600 and injured over well as committed atrocities against humanity to the dead and living. A horrific moment in the history of Azerbaijan....

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