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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More weird coincidences from Baku

Rail Rzayev (Раиль Рзаев) the general in charge of Azeri air force and air defense was assassinated in central Baku this morning, as even Cuba's Prensa Latina is reporting.

The first weird coincidence is that Rzayev's counterpart, Armenia's air force commander Gen. Ararat Hambarian passed away last month; no foul play was reported. The Azeri conspiracy theorists have yet to find out, but when they will there is likely to be much speculation.

Second weird coincidence is that domestically the immediate suspicion has fallen on Kamaleddin Heydarov, one of the most influential officials in the ruling clique and a multi-millionaire. Last December Rzayev reportedly interfered with Heydarov's helicopter flight from Baku to his villa in Gabala. So here is the coincidence: before 1991 Gabala was known by its Armenian-sounding name Kutkashen and Rzayev was murdered on corner of Ismail Kutkashenli street in Baku.

You can't make this stuff up.

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