...in 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.