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Sense of proportions

Reader comment on item: Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza
in response to reader comment: Any information on period from 1960 to 1974?

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jul 22, 2010 at 17:54

Kaan wrote :

>from a fair point of view, it would make sense to refer to incidents prior 1974, mainly from 1960 to 1974. As long as you neglect these inhuman incidents (no need to go into any details) towards the Turkish population on Cyprus, such comments are too short-sighted.<

A fair point of view presupposes a certain sense of proportions which tells us that if some local inhuman local incidents happen, an huge army armed to the teeth with the latest weapons and using naplam, raping, killing and expelling 200 000 people on its way to stop these local inhuman incidents . If this were a justified and acceptable method outside the barbarian tribesmen , then invading armies and hundreds of thousands of refugees should be yearly roaming across Europe and all over other continents. Somehow , civilized countries stop and clarify such "incidents" in ways totally different from Turkey's notorious killing campaigns like e.g. against the Armenians, the Assyrians or the Kurds.


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