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We must not forget our history

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Submitted by Hellin (Greece), Feb 18, 2009 at 06:05

I have read the other comments, and I found it desperately needed to post mine.

First, I have to say that we greeks suffered much from the Turks. Many, but many ivents, in the past have made us sworn enemies. Have you forgotten so soon what happened to Smyrna in 1922? Have you forgotten the exile of our brother Greeks of Constadinople in 1956? Can the events of Cyprus in 1974 be forgotten? Mind you also, what our "great" and "proud" Attila Ulgats said before the TV!

Also remember that three Greek soldiers, three children who will never enjoy the life, were killed by turkish guns at imia in 1996. As for the past, it is objective to say that for more that 750 years, from Matzikert in 1070 to the greek rebellion in 1821, they have slaughtered a tremedus large number of greeks, in minor asia and in the european part of Greece at Balkans. For more than 400 years we have been slaves to a nation -if it can be called a nation- , which ignores the rights of human beings.

I suggest to my brothers in Greece to read some history, so that they may not forget how we have survived through the hazards of the millinea and how our ancestors gave their life so that we may be free and a part of the world today being called Greece.

As for the war between Greece and Turkey, I would say that it is not impossible to happen. We live in the 21st century and the Turks on the other side of the aigean, still create war episodes if a chance will come to them. Even if they join the European Union, they will never learn how to live in peace with their neighboors. We shall "truly" have peace with that Mongolian race, when all their brutalities in the past are being paid.

Now about Israel, I do not think that we are going to fight. We have never had past conflicts with them. And of course we are not anti-semitisms. Everyone knows that Israeli people live freely at the cities of Thessalonica and Larisa. During the axis occupation at Greece, we helped many of them escape the brutality of the nazi. We must be the european country with the largest Israeli population, after the founding of Israel in 1948. And of course we have common benefit. During the last two summers our armies, had common gymnastics in the aigean sea. However, as I said what the minds of the Israeli politians are thinking about Greece is unknown. There are rumors that Israeli soldiers train the turkish fighters of F-16, but I do not know if it is true.

Long live the proud nations of Hellas!

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