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Political Monument.

Postby Eliko » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:58 pm

As Varosha has stood derelict for so long now and no solution is in sight, would it not be a good idea to classify it as a monument to the destructive influences of the American and British foreign policies?.

We are all aware NOW of the chicanery and corruption that took place decades ago, the area is certainly a disgraceful example of political and military manoeuvrings and I think it should be maintained as a tribute to them.

Conducted tours could be arranged for fee paying viewers, the revenues collected, distributed to those who have suffered as a result of the cities demise.

What say YOU folks?. :wink:
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Postby dinos » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:20 pm

I disagree. One of the most significant positive aspects about Cypriots is that they came back from a major act of aggression by a superior military force and created a very strong economy in the south.

Cypriots are fighters in their own way to have come back as they did. Yeah, what happened to Cyprus is very wrong. But it should be learned from, and then move on. Definitely open a museum that displays what happened. But would you really feel proud to identify yourself as a victim that runs around squealing about what happened 34 years ago and incapable of looking to the future?

Open the city as a tourist center and trading hub and allow bona-fide success to speak for all Cypriots. My opinion.
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Postby Bananiot » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:29 pm

The usual story dinos. The dreaded Angloamericans have done us wrong. Throughout our history we have been the sorry victims and all we seem capable of doing is squealing about our fate that magically, is always taken care by the foreigners. We never seem to be able to control our destiny, by choosing proper friends, lets say, as an example.

Eliko, until we comprehend once and for all that it is primarily our stupid head that has landed us into this predicament, we will make the same and probably worse mistakes.
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Postby Eliko » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:41 pm

dinos wrote:I disagree. One of the most significant positive aspects about Cypriots is that they came back from a major act of aggression by a superior military force and created a very strong economy in the south.

Cypriots are fighters in their own way to have come back as they did. Yeah, what happened to Cyprus is very wrong. But it should be learned from, and then move on. Definitely open a museum that displays what happened. But would you really feel proud to identify yourself as a victim that runs around squealing about what happened 34 years ago and incapable of looking to the future?

Open the city as a tourist center and trading hub and allow bona-fide success to speak for all Cypriots. My opinion.



dinos, I didn't mention anything about 'Squealing or Running around', the significant point is that the situation is a result of political and military manoeuvrings, we are witnessing the same actions in other parts of the world this very day.

I think people should be made aware of what the foreign policy makers are capable of, Varosha would be a fine example.

Whilst the people of Cyprus (and other nations) are at each others throats as a result of political under-handedness, the politicians are home and dry, if the day ever comes when the people wake up to their schemes and lies, THEY will be the ones who suffer, not the ordinary decent folk.

In my humble opinion. :wink:
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Postby dinos » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:07 pm

Eliko wrote:dinos, I didn't mention anything about 'Squealing or Running around', the significant point is that the situation is a result of political and military manoeuvrings, we are witnessing the same actions in other parts of the world this very day.

I think people should be made aware of what the foreign policy makers are capable of, Varosha would be a fine example.

Whilst the people of Cyprus (and other nations) are at each others throats as a result of political under-handedness, the politicians are home and dry, if the day ever comes when the people wake up to their schemes and lies, THEY will be the ones who suffer, not the ordinary decent folk.

In my humble opinion. :wink:


It's a matter of how we want to define ourselves in front of the world - by success or by externally induced failure. Turning an entire city into an example of what someone else did to us, well, we'd just be undermining ourselves. There is so much that is good about Cyprus and its people. A vibrant restored city is the best way to reflect that, IMHO.

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