LETTER: Who Benefits from Open Borders?
When dealing with bad or dangerous choices in making decisions, our elders would say: “Which end of the cane am I supposed to hold when both ends are in filth?” How well does that saying apply to the choices we are faced today for making decisions.
Since 1993, Armenia has suffered from the Turkish blockade, and its survival was a miracle. Today, there is a possibility of ending that blockade, which will definitely ease the suffocated economic situation.
However, opening borders means opening our gates for the Turks to flood our little Armenia. For the Turks, there will be business opportunities and acquisitions of properties. With their known mindset, there will me modes of infiltration into the Armenian life and marriages, thus establishing roots like in Germany and elsewhere.
Let’s not be naive. There is a sober dilemma and the writing is on the wall.
So, my dear friends, which end of the cane are we to hold?
Nazik Kotcholosian Messerlian