Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The David Goliath story unabridged!

The foundation of our struggle is three little words: REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS (RoC herein)! Anyone with demands of us to trim it or dispose of it altogether is a fool.

There is only one thing on the agenda really:
to determine the seamless tCypriot reintegration into the RoC, which will be done on RoC terms. It will borrow heavily from Makarios' 1963 ideas, adjusted to our EU reality.

Do not underestimate either this extremely SIMPLE & equally POWERFUL concept:

If Turkey agrees/bargains for/insists in 2011 on a political right for the tCypriot minority community in Cyprus she simply cannot deny such right to her own Kurdish minority community. Unless she allows for secession as a possibility, a real possibility, since unlike Cyprus Kurds can claim the entire SE Turkey as their very own for at least a millennium, long before Turks ever set foot in the region.

What is Turkey gonna tell her own people, the Kurds? A people who have already expressed their non-negotiable desire for community status recognition, a right denied to them since 1923 at a huge cost for the Kurds and the country in general. What can Turkey honestly say? Turkish Cypriots are better? They deserve more? You are more Turks than they are Cypriot? We are both Muslims? Greek Cypriots slaughtered them but we treated you nice? The truth is there is nothing they can say to the Kurds with a straight face to deny them everything and more Turkey sees appropriate for the tCypriot minority in Cyprus.

We live in interesting times!
Do not look for the David Goliath story in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. It is unfolding before our very eyes!


David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

Today the LORD will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD’s battle, and he will give you to us!”

As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead.

The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head."

1 Samuel 17:45-51 (NIV)

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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.