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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Erdogan's Egyptian Nightmare by Burak Bekdil | Gatestone Institute

December 30, 2014 - Back in 2011, everything ostensibly was coming up roses between Turkey and Egypt. In a speech that year, then-Turkish President Abdullah Gul mentioned " axis of democracy of the two biggest nations in our region [Turkey and Egypt], from the north to the south, from the Black Sea down to the Nile Valley..."

In September 2011, then-Prime Minister [now President] Recep Tayyip Erdogan found an emotional hero's welcome at Cairo's Tahrir Square. Tens of thousands of Egyptians had flocked to the Cairo airport to welcome him. Streets were decorated with posters of Erdogan.

Israel's Statement Following the Defeat of the Palestinian Draft Resolution

The Middle East Adviser for The Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN, Israel Nitzan made the following statement at the Security Council:

“The Palestinians have found every possible opportunity to avoid direct negotiations. They have engaged in a never-ending string of political games and now they are parading into this Council with preposterous unilateral proposals. I have news for the Palestinians - you cannot agitate and provocate your way to a state. I urge the Council to stop indulging the Palestinians and put an end to their march of folly.”

Monday, December 29, 2014

Islam vs Democracy? What is Islam?

They see it as Islam vs Democracy. Why then do we see it as Islam vs Christianity?

Allow Cyprus to become a legal precedent of Islamization via bizonal apartheid & watch BA (aka BBF) knock on every door in Europe and beyond.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

British Bases in Cyprus and Signals Intelligence by Giorgos Georgiou

Sovereign? Really? On whose authority?
"The Embassy does not believe that the loss of Cyprus-owned physical infrastructure, nor the interruption of key resource exports from the island, would immediately affect the security, national economic security, and/or public health or safety of the United States. A Connecticut-sized Mediterranean island some 5000 miles from the East Coast of the United States, Cyprus simply is too small, too distant, and too lacking in natural resources to affect U.S. interests in that fashion. […] Under the terms of the 1960 independence treaties, Great Britain was allowed to retain two "Sovereign Base Areas" (SBAs) and several isolated sites scattered throughout Cyprus, such as the RAF radar dome on Mt. Olympus, the island's highest point, and various antenna arrays in Ayios Nikolaos, near Famagusta. Via varied formal agreements and informal arrangements, the United States enjoys some access to and benefits from these UK facilities. Unlike the Cyprus-owned infrastructure noted above, the damage or complete loss of SBA-housed facilities would pose a threat to our national security interests in the eastern Mediterranean." (*1)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A 2008 US Cable You Must Read

Reference IDCreatedClassificationOrigin
08NICOSIA702008-01-29 14:17CONFIDENTIALEmbassy Nicosia

DE RUEHNC #0070 0291417
R 291417Z JAN 08

Friday, December 26, 2014

Kurdistan: More Like Israel, Less Like Iraq by Lawrence A. Franklin | Gatestone Institute

December 25, 2014 - Iraqi Kurdistan is full of surprises. Probably, the most unexpected discovery is how normal life is in its capital city, Erbil. Despite a late summer scare by Islamic State [IS] military gains north of Mosul and the threat of suicide bomber attacks, the social discipline of Kurdistan's citizens is admirable. There is a relaxed state of tension. It is "business as usual."

There is also a sense of optimism, pervasive and infectious. Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. While there was an exodus of foreign businessmen after the initial territorial gains by the IS, foreign investors are filtering back. The Kurdistan Regional Government [KRG] has already drawn up plans for large-scale projects to improve the infrastructure. Heavy-duty construction vehicles are everywhere. The most visible project is the beltway being built around the city.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

U.S. should help protect new energy assets in the Eastern Mediterranean | Washington Times

Illustration on benefits of domestic natural gas production by Linas Garsys/The Washington TimesBy Marios P. Efthymiopoulos - - Thursday, December 25, 2014 - The discovery of massive fields of natural gas in the coastal waters of Cyprus and Israel has set off an energy race that underscores the need for the Obama administration to re-examine its policy of retrenchment in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The gas finds will make Israel and Cyprus exporters of energy for decades, thus strengthening the hands of two reliable allies in the war on terrorism. Israel has signed a deal to supply Jordan with $15 billion worth of natural gas from its Leviathan energy field over 15 years, according to The Times of Israel, and Israel has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt to sell as much as 2.5 billion cubic meters of gas to Egyptian industrial, nongovernmental customers. Texas-based Halliburton has signed an agreement with Cyprus to drill up to 54 gas wells during the next few years, thereby investing more than $5 billion in production costs.

Turkey’s vision of Cyprus as its satrapy by Marios L. Evriviades | Jerusalem Post

12/23/2014 - Cyprus cannot on its own deal with its Goliath neighbor. It does not have to. It can, within the international system and its dynamics, pursue a Lilliputian strategy and effectively tie down Gulliver

Turkey’s vision of Cyprus is that of a satrapy. A Turkish satrapy. It does not extend beyond that. If this thesis is understood and accepted then the past and present policies of Ankara vis as vis Cyprus, be they those of the Kemalists or of today’s Islamists, can be decoded and made “sense” of. It will explain why Turkey can submit a 100-page brief to the European Commission, as Ankara did recently, developing a convoluted array of arguments to prove that one state-member of the European Union, Cyprus, does not in fact exist. The Turks are talking about a country that for six months in 2012 presided over an EU that Turkey aspires to join. One does wonder whether the Turkish Foreign Ministry prepared its EU brief on its own volition and by observation, or whether it took its cue from the pronouncement of its leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who a few weeks back announced, to an unaware world, that “there is no such country called Cyprus.”

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Time for UN and US Officials to Wise Up on Cyprus by Philip Christopher | Huffington Post

23/Dec/2014 - Now let me get this straight: UN and State Department officials are pressing - my country of origin and America's long-time ally - Cyprus, to agree to Turkey's latest attempt to steal Cyprus' large natural gas discovery? Did these officials not hear Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently say that the US, "wants us dead, they like seeing our children die"? Did they not hear ISIL leaders recently say that, "without Turkey, the Islamic State would not be in its current place. Tigris to Jordan, Palestine to Lebanon, Sunni Law will rule."

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas

Do not be afraid to say 'Merry Xmas'. It encompasses an entire value system, a pillar of western civilization.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Geert Wilders Was Right by Uzay Bulut | Gatestone Institute

December 19, 2014 - What a week. In an Australian café, a self-declared jihadi seized at least 17 hostages, two of whom were killed; and in Pakistan, 148 people, including 132 children, were massacred by the same branch of the Taliban that tried to murder Mala Yousafzai to prevent her from being educated.

Whether the terrorist in Australia acted alone or had an organization behind him is irrelevant. It did not stop him from killing two hostages. The manager of the Lindt cafe, 34-year-old Tori Johnson, and a 38-year-old lawyer and mother of three, Katrina Dawson, lost their lives.

What we have in both slaughters are individuals motivated by the same ideology, Islamism, and committing attacks against innocent civilians. More alarming is that many people apparently seem not to want to talk about the motivations, apart from mental illness, behind both attacks: Islamic ideology. Perhaps they fear being exposed to the same violence one day, or perhaps they fear jeopardizing business deals or votes. There may also be the temptation to run away from reality, in the hope that the more you deny it, the farther you are from it.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What to do about Cyprus? | Euripides Evriviades High commissioner of Cyprus London

SIR – You described the options for solving the Cyprus problem as “Intractable—or insoluble?” (November 29th). It is neither, unless one is willing to accept that a stronger state can forcefully dismember one of its neighbours; none of the UN resolutions and European Court of Human Rights rulings matter; international rules and regulations do not apply to occupations; civil and human rights are not universal; the Ankara narrative that the Republic of Cyprus does not exist is true; and that Cyprus is Turkey’s vassal state.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Turkey: How a Population Dropped to Two by Uzay Bulut | Gatestone Institute

December 15, 2014 - The latest anti-Semitic statement in Turkey was made on November 21 by Dursun Ali Sahin, the governor of Edirne, a city in Eastern Thrace. Governor Sahin announced that because he was angry at Israel, he would turn the city's synagogue into a museum. "While those bandits [Israeli security forces] blow winds of war inside al-Aqsa and slay Muslims," he said, "we build their synagogues. I say this with a huge hatred inside me. We clean their graveyards, send their projects to boards. But the synagogue here will be registered only as a museum, and there will be no exhibitions inside it."

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Turkish imam joins the Islamic State by Robert Spencer | Jihad Watch

Wall painted with Islamic State flagDECEMBER 13, 2014 - Wall painted with Islamic State flagThis imam was appointed to his post by Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate. Presumably he had years of training: study of the Qur’an, study of Muhammad, study of Islamic law. And yet now he has gone to join the Islamic State. Has John Kerry been notified of this? Somehow this imam missed all the many ways — ways that are obvious to all non-Muslim politicians in the West — in which the Islamic State is transgressing against Islamic teaching. He needs some real instruction! Can Joe Biden be dispatched to Çanakkale’s Bayramiç district, and cross into the Islamic State from there, so as to find this imam and talk some sense into him?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The vision for a Bizonal World

The vision is a BIZONAL WORLD. The tools employed are exactly the same as in Cyprus, the pilot project, the envisioned crescent's star.

ULTRA NATIONALISM veiled with the Islamic "religious" burqa using outside financial and/or military support for sizable Islamic minorities, obscene propaganda, historical revisionism and negationsim, promotion of religious-based 'us vs. them' rhetoric, disparagement of non-Muslims, incitement of violence, sectarian-based separatist geographic, political, judicial logic, self-segregation and self-rule demands, population growth and colonization most often veiled as migration, political equality demands between Islamic minorities and non-Islamic or western majorities to control the whole, both at the local/country as well as international/world/UN level, exploitation or incapacitation of appeasing, fragmented western powers each minding its own narrow interests. Do you get it yet? Can you really afford Cyprus as a legal precedent? In business all you need is a successful pilot project to go regional or global.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Mother of All Burqas

The burqa is but a mild symptom. The true problem is Islam itself, a totalitarian ideology hidden under its very own precious burqa, the mother of all burqas, the pretense of religion. 

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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.