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Powerful enemies of justice for Cyprus

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Sep 19, 2010 at 18:46

Dear DR STEVEN RUDD ,

You write :

> Dear Forum , as A southern Cyprus lover I wonder what I, a British citizen living in UK who spends 3 months a year in Cyprus can do to influence resolution of the Cyprus problem. Is there a list of people prepared one can contact to keep up pressure for a just resolution. <

I guess I am hardly the right person to address your concern and am afraid that what I am going to say can't greatly help you in your noble enterprise. Yet , I also do believe that there is a just solution of the Cyprus problem created by the Turkish war of aggression, terror and barbarity in 1974. Read the excellent comment by Philippos Marinakos "What is compensation" to see what it is like it. It is the only acceptable and just solution of the problem I can imagine .

But justice and truth have many powerful enemies. In the case of Cyprus these are essentially the same strategic NATO interests that created this problem and then "solved" it accordingly. The UK conjured up the ghost of Turkey in Cyprus in 1952, although Turkey had no right whatsover to have a say in Cypus due to the stipulations of the Treaty of Lausanne, and then the US unleashed the Turkish barbarians acting as a hidden arm of NATO against Cyprus to secure the island under a made-up pretext for the NATO war machine. This is what really happened. And if so , it is only within NATO that the problem can be really tackled and solved.

The attempts to solve the Cyprus problem through the UN or the EU are doomed to failure in advance as first it was not the UN or the EU that created the problem in Cyprus but NATO (i.e. the US and the UK). If the UN could solve the problem it would have long since done it. But the UN has no power to make Turkey accept any of its numerous resultions or move Turkey's powerful protectors in Washington and London to change their mind and give up the unholy but very profitabble alliance with the Turks. In other words as long as America that stood behind the war of 1974 and gave more than one third of Cyprus to Turkey - a staunch NATO country - doesn't force Turkey to abandon Cyprus there will be no solution.

What can we do then , given cynicism and nihilism of the power elites and powerful vested interests and military objectives of the West ? Not much in terms of real political decision making but much in terms of telling people the truth and fighting the Turkish propaganda and lies wherever we can. The US has still an elected government and freedom of speech just as - to a lesser degree though - the UK has. Questioning and exposing the relations of the two governments with the Turkish aggressors might be the first step in the right direction, although again NATO vested interests and strategic objectives are the biggest and hardest part of the Cyprus problem.

With kind regards

Jan

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