Friday, September 26, 2014

Cameron waits for MPs to OK Akrotiri launch pad

. any case, it is the IS which holds the agenda. In their fierceness, they goad the rest of the world to unify against them if they dare. My hope is that we will see the day where united as Human Beings, we express our Hatred against the enemies which count, like Hunger, Disease, Disaster, Ignorance, and not against each other.
...everything takes practice, perhaps there is a silver lining, because it takes dialog to make change happen.
...and in Cyprus (better than Istanbul, I think), a new UN coordinating center, where it might be possible to see ships at port from many navies, or an airshow at Akrotiri (whether still British, NATO, or Cypriot) where pilots from around the world fly, together. Indeed Makarios may have played a significant role, then, in world politics, in an attempt to add balance to the countervailing forces at the time. Perhaps it is time to step-up again, as Cypriots, for, Universal Principals. Cyprus, and the Republic, even in its dysfunctional form has matured; having led the EU's Presidency successfully, being a Communication Hub, having a Flag flown by about one-third of the vessels at sea, most socialised, there exists a Rule of Law, and even with this Financial crisis, let's not forget, in 1960, there were no asphalt roads to connect the towns and villages island-wide, there was no infra-structure for water either.
...little Cyprus is the cross-road for three Continents.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Re: Interview with Cyprus Gov't Spokesman


...could it be that "we" were living in relative peace until the opportunity was taken to divide us into separate identities so that as adversaries an interlocutor could add their control. could it be that it is a happy coincidence for you personally, being Turkish, that being "Turkish" has it benefits? 

...does Cyprus count for anything, to you? unlike you, it seems, i can see the value of a Cyprus which secures our Freedom as Cypriots, and it is clear that we all stand to make significant social, and economic advances if as Individuals, we defend each other in a Unitary State. our identities as Persons do not have to suffer, they can thrive. but we must recognise that the Liberty we can have as Constituencies, (at another level of Government), even Bizonally, may demonstrate a priority for sustaining a distinct identity such as Greek, Turkish, Maronite, Armenian, Latin, (and English), but as Cypriots and as majorities (having control of an Agenda through self-representation as electors (and taxpayers)), that as such and with Good Will (and Good Faith) able to provide to the minorities among them respect and recognition.

...Cyprus exists, even if it is hostage to "Greeks", and "Turks" caught up in the vicious circle of their own hatred toward each other; they must overcome the fear they have within themselves. Cypriots exist, i should know being one of the displaced. it explains a lot when six were disappeared in my family, because we did not run away, we stayed; shame on the TCs as you say who have no respect for this fact. i am prepared to forgive the Individuals that committed these most hurtful acts, are you? i will not condemn all Turks as "Turks", i say, this is the Cypriot way, would you agree? i suggest to you (my friend) vp that you can better yourself with a better attitude of mind. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

European court tells Turkey to end compulsory religion course


If Erdogan seeks to make out of Turkey, the Protector of the Islamic Faith around the world, an Equal in a balance to the Western World, he must consider how Faith has been so successfully sustained, as such; what makes the Jewish/Christian set of States so successful is their vitality, it is not mono-clonal, yet the constant remains, one God.
...isn't it enough that what is left is tiny to what it was, the diversity of a land inhabited long before there was a Turkey? It is said that Istanbul is the site of a new Caliphate, will it be enough to be a loving Person to live there? and if you are Turkish, will you have to be "Turkish" enough?

Monday, September 15, 2014

A conversation with a CyProb veteran


...indeed, it is not what is said, but who said it.
As has been not stated enough, it is that the Annan Plan represents the culmination of fifty years (or more) of Turkey's Foreign Policy. Denktash alone is cited by every SG of the UN for thirty five years straight, as being singlehandedly responsible for the delay to any Agreement. I might add, perhaps for different reasons, it was both Denktash and Papadopoulos, who pleaded with Talat to delay the referendum. The Citizens of Cyprus were expected to live with, and agree to a Plan which in parts were unclear, and in others, unread. Having lived through the disastrous result of the Zurich Agreement, something unclear, requiring the good intent of individuals as a whole, not just as Persons, it seemed (and still seems) unlikely, in my mind, to expect the vast majority of any population, never mind the "Greeks" (read: not "Turkish), to support such uncertainty.
What is clear is that not all Greeks, want to be "Greeks" (first), and it is the same for what can be called the Turkish Constituency. Cyprus exists (and let's not forget that in 1960, there was not even an infrastructure of paved roadways island-wide, let alone water works of any size). what is also very clear is that Cypriots by themselves do better with their lives than those who depend on some so-called "motherland".
Now in the Modern world, Cyprus as a State shares the same values with the EU, and the rest of the World. Free Movement, Association, and Expression are taken as Universal Principals, where, as Individuals, (as Human Beings), we can identify in this Equality, a willingness to defend each other. It does not limit our Freedom, if within these efforts there exists the Liberty of people to be Persons. but, as Persons one cannot expect Freedom denied, for "them"; this is the Problem.
...i would like to ask Mr. Hannay, if the Treaty of Lausanne was fair; in my mind, this is what the "Turks" (read: deep state, neo-Ottomans, Islamists) are on about.
...and i don't agree with a weak Federal Government because, as Cypriots, there are standards to be respected, and a Rule of Law to be applied without any form of discrimination or distinction; but i do believe, given the chance, Cypriots can sustain many Constituencies as Cypriots, where in essence, electors as Persons, meet these criteria, are closer to their tax payments, as a choice, and through self-representation, by where they reside recognised as having a Distinct Identity.
Again, i ask, where is the Greek Constituency? If there are, Constituencies, and a Republic, being Bicommunal; why not?

Saturday, September 06, 2014

No, Vladimir Putin isn’t another Adolf Hitler


...yes, one can "hope" that Putin can do better, for the lives of the dwellers on the land he grabs, than Turkey in Cyprus.
...Putin to me represents the biggest Capitalist supporter there is, I find it strange that he did not outright buy the Crimea, and whatever else he wants. It seems to me Russia has the money, and in the end, perhaps, in his new thinking something that can be emulated, rather than as it is perceived, plunder, having created so much enmity, no different to what occurred in the past elsewhere. is Humanity which is at war with its worst parts, Russia is not placing itself toward that service. Putin may still represent its good parts, or even its best qualities, because he has the power to do so. But, like all of us he must change himself in confronting his own fears. Let's face it, he is part of the 1%, (or wants to be), where the rest of us are the 99%. What of his legacy in Russia, or the "new" Capitalism he spawned, it is moments like these that are so filled with irony, where the revolution Marx predicted as inevitable could happen, when "we" realise who the "them" are, quite clearly, and act accordingly.