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A comment on the US-Turkey relations and a connection with the bible

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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Nov 12, 2015 at 07:29

I will start commenting a bit unconventionally. My father is a book maniac, whatever he finds he reads, i didn't exactly inherit the charisma, but i do appreciate the value of books and try to read as much as possible. I kind of have the impression that the politicians do not read at all and probably they were not reading much during their youth either. Most of them anyway. Why do i say that. We hear and read every day that the US leadership wants to back up the global preeminence of the US after the Cold War. If we consider that this is truth then we could perhaps consider US as ani informal king of the world. But how does a king hold his rule. One of the best examples comes from the Bible i think. Whatever the religious beliefs one has the Bible is not only a holly book, it is still a book and has some very useful insights regardless the religiosity of people. The most striking lesson for the case i am discussing is King Solomon. If i am wrong in descriptions i ask for your tolerance and excuse in advance, because it's been some time since i have read it. God came to King's Solomon sleep, i think before he became king, and asked him what does he want, God would give him anything, all the power and the wealth, but KIng Solomon chose for wisdom! King Solomon is the main probably example of the wise King and if someone investigates his rule then he will notice that his efforts were focused in justice.

His reign was characterised by wisdom and justice he was a just king. Apparently he considered both the most important characteristics a king should have. When two women came in front of him challenging the matternity of a baby the King was not able in the first instance to understand which one was saying the truth so he thought to propose a "fair" deal in order to reveal the true mother. He said that you could have half of it so that you both will be happy, the one woman said that this was a fair deal, but the real mother said no she is the mother she can have the baby in order to save the baby! King Solomon of course immediately realised who the mother was.

How complicated is for the US leadership to understand who wants the well-being of Cyprus? Is it the Turks who want just a part of it? Is it the British who just want to control a smaller part of it or is it the Greeks who want a United and independent (alive) island?

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