The documents published on WikiLeaks reveal Ilham Aliyev to the core. Indeed this is a good thing. Those who went around saying, “there isn’t any real democracy in America” might be a bit ashamed of themselves now. Somebody has taken confidential government files and spread them on the internet – and this somebody is still free. This is true transparency, a victory for internet media. There is no point keeping Eynulla Fatullayev in jail anymore. Journalists can stop investigating, too. For the time being, at least, we know everything.
Apparently Ilham Aliyev had alleged that the elections in Iran were rigged. He also said that Iran finances some religious ceremonies in Azerbaijan. Listen, brother, if you’re not going to finance anything in the country and instead spend money on villas in Dubai and Mehriban Aliyeva’s plastic surgery (as we see from WikiLeaks), someone else will finance them in your stead. There is nothing surprising here.
Aliyev also said that nobody considers Medvedev the authority in the Moscow administration. That is to say, all of his decisions go through several measures of approval before they are executed. He also says that Medvedev is “a modern, new-generation intellectual”, and they do not get along with Putin: “you can’t boil two heads in one pot.”
Above all, Mirshahin [Aghayev, of ANS] now has some good material to kiss ass with. Unfortunately this time the argumentation in his documentary will be weak, as he can blame neither the Armenians, nor Isa Gambar and Ali Karimli.