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Nasser and Cyprus and the greeks and Russia

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 18, 2010 at 17:43

Y wrote

>A. The only type of "peace" Nasser wanted with Israel involved its de facto elimination.

At one stage he sure did but this does not mean that he wanted peace with israel as early as 1955 but the policy makers in Israel did want to have any peace and why is that?

And how do you explain the shameful Lavon affair?

>His main demands involved flooding Israel with Palestinians and giving Egypt a territorial border with Jordan and the Eilat southern port.

So?

>Oh, and he wouldn't start negotiations unless the head of the Mossad came to Egypt to talk... An obvious ruse.

Could you rpovide us readers with evidence that Gamal Abd el-Nasser indeed would not negotiate unless the head of Mossad vistis him? Really? This would be very interesting or is this hasbara?

>B. The attack on Gaza was a retaliation for the numerous acts of terror by the Egyptian sponsored fayadeen...

Wait a minute do you know the date of this Gaza attack i'm talking about or is this just BS?could you tell us more about nasser's so called sponsored el-fida'eyeen's attacks?

>C. Nasser never had the slightest interest in democracy,

So?

> as anyone observing the regime he has created can see.

He sure was better then islam and islamists

>He also never had the capability to bomb Turkey (I doubt he had the desire either).

Off couse he did not. The Arabs call such talk kalam fadi and the israelis call it hasbara. Was he sincere about his wish to bomb Turkey? We will never know

>He couldn't even win against the Yemen rebels and Israel,

So?

>much less Turkey.

So?

>D. It is crazy to place Greece on the same side as the Russians.

Careless reader the Greeks sided with the Cypriots who had the support of Egypt which had the support of Russia and as the Arabs say

ana wa akhuya 3ala ibn 3ami wa ana wa ibn 3ami 3ala al-ghareeb

Great wisdom

> Until the generals were overthrown, it was fanatically anticommunist.

Sure it was but again read again what I wrote. I never wrote that Greece was an ally of Russia and you are and you must pardon me a careless reader

>An obvious result of the Greek civil war.

So?

>E. Ultimately, the main responsibility for the Greeks' problem is their own internal divisions, and not any plotting of other powers. These divisions do not only generate civil war and phenomena like EOKA B, but are a major source of corruption, as the opposition has to be bought off.

Well I guess we all have to wait until we have the new biogrpahy of Nasser because his rule in the Cyprus tragedy is not well explored

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