Azeris are begging for the Armenians to come and liberate them from their misery & slavery
Euro-vision (no login) Posted Apr 6, 2012 12:11 PM
The Baku's convention center for the Euro-vision Song Contest building known as the "Crystal Hall," is situated at the Bay of Baku and near the tallest flagpole in the world and up today early April is not yet finished and remains uncompleted by middle of May when the contest is due to start. This means that the singers and the audience have to perform with their pants down and with construction heavy steel hats on their heads in case a wall, a section of the roof, or a pillar falls down. More so than because there is a curse on that building of Crystal Hall; Apartment blocks were systematically demolished to make space for the "Crystal Hall," the convention center for the Euro-vision Song Contest. Video footage in existence shows how brutally the authorities carried out the evictions.
"The Eurovision Song Contest is no more than a smokescreen behind which our government can increase its wealth at the cost of our citizens," says human rights activist Leyla Yunus. "A mafia-style system has established itself in Azerbaijan. That means that one can beat, torture, imprison and destroy homes and possessions with impunity."
Article 13 of the Azerbaijani constitution guarantees the integrity of private property, declaring "it will be protected by the state." But ever since the capital city of Baku issued a decree on behalf of President Ilham Aliyev that privileged state interests over private property, prospects have been grim for homeowners.
The situation has intensified since 2009. According to the institute, at least 20,000 people have lost their homes through state intervention. "In some cases the properties were worth 10 times as much as the price they were bought for"
"In Azerbaijan, anarchy rules," Rzayeva says. "Our president is incompetent, we are practically leaderless." The feeling in Baku is that many Azerbaijanis are now begging for the Armenians to come and liberate them from their misery.
Another huge complex is three "flame towers" that are perched on a hill near the Caspian Sea. to house apartments and offices, they call them flame or fire towers but in reality look more like three heads of big garden worms jotting or sticking out from the ground.
Meanwhile those going to Euro-vision of this year should keep their fingers crossed as they may find themselves performing in an unfinished building full of hazards.