Even though I haven’t been following events in Greece and Cyprus that assiduously recently, I suspect both countries are still going. I note that Greek doctors and chemists are on strike and sick people are being deprived of treatment and medication. Seems par for the course. Only two more years of the idiot Christofias and his moronic AKEL government. I’m counting the days, though it’s quite unclear at the moment who will replace him; hopefully, not another country bumpkin pining for the Soviet Union. Interesting what’s happening in Egypt and elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East. A more self-confident and assertive Arab world would represent good opportunities for Greece and Cyprus and challenge Turkey’s neo-Ottoman ambitions, its ridiculous dream of creating an Ottoman Commonwealth. Having Islamists seize power would be a much more dangerous scenario, and probably draw us into ever-closer relations with Israel. Greece’s tardiness in sorting out its EEZ with Egypt couldn’t show up any better the deficiencies of Greek foreign policy.