Thursday, June 23, 2016

Brexit please!


BREXIT PLEASE! Let's put the EU to the test. If it cannot survive it, then it was just an illusion. An illusion of family, an illusion of security. The sooner we find out the faster we'll forge those strategic relationships that truly matter. My hope is that the EU comes out stronger. Hopefully the UK too. We face a financial risk from Brexit after all.

Of all the nations in the EU the only one facing an existential threat is us. A Brexit should help fellow members appreciate our top priority better. If they can't and won't back us 100% (with "Turkey"'s cheerleader out) then what the hell are we in for.

My thoughts on why Cypriots should want the UK out HERE & HERE.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Bizonality Defined

BIZONALITY (aka BBF) is that political system which requires the legalization of forced usurpation of land and properties of majority Christians via their very own vote, in order to create a unified de-jure majority Muslim geographic zone in the framework of a 50-50 federation-apartheid between the majority and a Muslim minority.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The UN Negotiator Liking & Retweeting a Sworn Antibizonalist

Snapshot #1
UN Cyprus tweeted on June 8th 2016 about Lisa Buttenheim's departure (will we ever know the real reasons?) (1st snapshot). I replied with a tweet that read "Good people. Condemned to star in the Bizonality Sisyphean Tragedy. Cherchez le Brit" (2nd snapshot). And to my surprise Espen Barth Eide, of all people, both liked and retweeted (3rd snapshot). An honest mistake? Or perhaps not? I immediately captured the screen as I suspected it would not stay up for long. Indeed, minutes later it was gone!

But what (part of the tweet) could have prompted Mr Eide to both like and retweet? My tweet contained three messages.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Brexit: a Blessing for Cyprus

In a previous post I argued that Cyprus should favour Brexit. But as I was watching Cameron last night describe what Brexit would mean for the UK I became more convinced than ever that Brexit would be a blessing for Cyprus. If the UK backed Brexit, Cameron said, the UK would be left outside the negotiating room, "our nose pressed to the window, trying to find out what decision they were making", adding: "That would be terrible."

Indeed. It would be, for the UK. And as a result it would seek as much inside information and influence as possible. No EU member (with the exception of Malta perhaps) is both Britain-friendly but also small enough to allow not merely a peek inside but also influence on EU policies. In other words, Cyprus would cease being just a geostrategic rock in the the eastern Mediterranean loaded with all kinds of "sovereign" critical surveillance and mission enabling infrastructure, but it would also become an extremely attractive political ally, in the true sense of the word.

All the UK has to do to maintain its geostrategic privilege of the military bases is smile. The "sovereignty" bit makes it so. But for the political privilege the British would have to do a great deal more than smile. They would have to give. And it so happens we have something to ask for in return. Urgently. Freedom from 60's & BBF's political apartheid and 74's geographic division. The smiles would no longer cut it for the natives.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Brexit from a Cyprus angle

I hope Brexiters win it. What will it mean for Cyprus?

  1. A bit of adjusting at first, but it won't take long for the economies to establish their common language. 
  2. Brits are addicted to Cyprus. They don't have that many good friends & nowhere is like Cyprus. British tourists will keep coming.
  3. The number one "Turkey" supporter will be gone, thus allowing us to have a far stronger and clearer EU voice for Cyprus justice.
  4. The EU, with Cyprus at its core, will be able to become more tightly knit far more quikcly without UK's obtsructions and delays.
  5. Cyprus, among others, will be in a position to benefit from the flight of capital and businesses that will seek EU-based home.
  6. The EU will be more free to pursue a pro-Russia policy


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Look Beyond and Act Despite the Noise


All Cypriots must understand that the UK/US will do ANYTHING to preserve the "S"BAs (military bases), without any concern whatsoever for either Cypriots or justice, other than present the solution and themselves as shiny as possible.

The Cyprus government must use the leverage it has to threaten the UK with action to remove the bases, and mean it. Otherwise they will play us for time in much the same way they have been doing for the last 40 years.

The Cyprus government must also introduce the northern Kurdish cause into the equation in order to:
  • expose Turkish hypocrisy & arrogance
  • expose Turkish Cypriot hypocrisy & arrogance 
  • impress western audiences with the type of shallow, double-faced, sinister mentality we are up against
It's simple really. The interests of US/ UK/ "Turkey"/ tCs coincide. By creating enormous volumes of noise these actors manage to hide the fundamentals of the problem. They have successfully forced our leaders' capitulation with the boogieman: bizonality or else. We need to call the bluff. Prepare and call it. Soon.

Their theatrics are so impressively powerful they have even stolen a black-swan reality to suit their bogus purpose. Yes, the stars are indeed aligned. But not for their dissolution of the Republic of Cyprus but rather its upgrade, away from apartheid, away from privileges, away from foreign meddling, and MOST CERTAINLY away from zones.

UN/EU membership & energy are our defensive weapons. The ones I list above our offensive ones, which have so far been left unused. It's time to get serious.

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Turkey's Kurds & Cyprus' tCypriots

As either unitary state or federation solutions are discussed as replacements to Cyprus' 1960 and Turkey's 1923 unworkable constitutions, should we abide by "if a right is a right too many for Turkey's Kurdish community (circa 23% of population) then that right is a right too many for Cyprus' tCypriot community too (circa 15%), and vice versa." Is the adoption of this fair logic the catalyst to securing just solutions for both UN countries.