Friday, 19 November 2010

Greek Cypriots urged to commit suicide



After Jack Straw’s intervention aimed at trying to scare the Greek Cypriots into submission by threatening partition; we have had this week all sorts of other Britons and Americans coming out of the woodwork demanding Greek Cypriots sacrifice themselves for the sake of Turkey’s EU accession process and the alleged wider interests of the Western world.

It started with this ignorant op-ed in the Financial Times again threatening Greek Cypriots with partition, which led to this letter from former US ambassador to Greece, Thomas Niles, and this one from former UK high commissioner to Cyprus, Edward Clay, both blaming Greek Cypriots for not gladly handing over their island to Turkey; letters that prompted this response from Cyprus’ high commissioner in London, Alexandros Zenon; which, in turn, awoke from his slumber Lord David Hannay, the UK’s special representative to Cyprus from 1996-2003 and the architect of the disastrous and shameful Annan plan, who wrote in his letter to the FT that Cyprus has no right to resist what Turkey, Britain and all the rest have in store for it. Hannay even appeared this week on Al Jazeera TV (see video above) to assert the merits of the Annan plan and berate Greek Cypriots for not committing suicide.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

History rewritten....the Greeks invaded Cyprus and are the ones who divided Cyprus....the turks are the victim and their island is being occupied....

what a joke this guy is....let us hear some more distortions and lies.

Greeks are being attacked from all sides...from the albanians, turks, illegal retards that have invaded Greece...

where are the Greek Cypriot leaders they should go on the offensive and hire a public relations firm to get media and public opinion on our side

John Akritas said...

Yes, with a straight face Hannay says Greek Cypriots need 'new thinking' and for him this consists of lifting their veto over Turkey's EU accession and agreeing to direct trade for the occupied areas , i.e. giving the Turks 100 percent what they want – unobstructed EU talks and recognition of the pseudo-state. And then, Hannay says, the Turks, having been given all they want, will agree to a Cyprus settlement. What sort of settlement, I wonder? Either Hannay's a clown or he thinks we are.

Hermes said...

The below article by Kalenderidis is required reading. It demonstrates a correct conceptualisation of the Greek ethnos, inhabiting the two states, Greece and Cyprus, and the geopolitical value this region has. The article also helps people to realize what is at stake when we discuss Cyprus, the Aegean Sea, Thrace etc. Also, it shows the historical process which has resulted in the current so called impasse over the Aegean and exploration of oil and gas deposits in the Aegean and south of Cyprus; and how, most of the problems have not been because of Turkey’s strength but because of our stupidity and desire not to upset our so called American “friends”. It also highlights the connection between Imia and is aftermath and the Annan Plan in Cyprus; and also speculates, perhaps a little too much, that the recent opening by Karamanlis to Russia, resulted in American dissatisfaction which manifested itself in the a number of scandals that resulted in the election of George Papandreou. More recently, it describes the mechanisms at work which have resulted in absolutely dire developments of the sovereignty of the Greek people in Greece and Cyprus, without deep and broad discussion in Greece and the Diaspora. One of the reasons he gives is that the Greek people do not analyse problems from a geopolitical perspective and fail to recognize outside geopolitical interests.

http://infognomonpolitics.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-post_5778.html

lastgreek said...

Sadly, H, we can't count on the west, especially the Americans who should never be trusted. Somehow the Greeks are going to have to find the resolve to stand up for themselves. Yes, I know---the Greek finances being the mess that they are does not help us.

Btw, H, do you believe that the North Koreans fired the first shot yesterday? This smells---like another "Gulf of Tonkin" incident.

John Akritas said...

You're right, LG: it is all about resolve… and vision, a belief that it matters that Greece, i.e. Greece and Cyprus, become a significant player in the Eastern Mediterranean. Unfortunately, none of it is there. It seems our leaders want to avoid conflict with Turkey at any cost. I say 'our leaders' but the electoral choices the Greeks have made recently indicate that the Greeks themselves are passive (at best) when it comes to sovereignty and national issues.