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Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Get Real! » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:08 pm

Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?


Britain has the world's 2nd largest external debt nearing $10 trillion!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... ernal_debt


The signs of a waning power are appearing not only locally but also in Cyprus...

"Morale poor among UK crews at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30338659
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Lordo » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:13 am

this rumour has been around since the early 70s. the yanks will not allow it so long as there is oil in the mid east.
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby boulio » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:21 am

I think in the near future they will drastically downsize both bases or even close one completely.diego Garcia which oversees operations in all of se asia and even africa is only 50 sq km.
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Nikitas » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:48 pm

It would not be a surprise for the British to announce such a move just when a solution seems to be near. It will start a whole new territorial squabble knowing our "allies" habits.

It should be clarified beyond doubt in any setllement that the SBAs burden the GC state and when they leave that land reverts to total GC control. It would also be a good idea to specify that the TC constituent state is the limit of TC claims to the ISLAND's territory. All except one villages in the SBAs are fully GC inhabited. It also balances the inherent imbalance of the territorial settlement. No matter which way it goes, the TCs will get a per capita larger share of the territory than their population percentage. The SBA land partly corrects this impalance.

It is doubtful that Britain can sublease the bases to a third party. If they try, expect a protest from the usual suspects.
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Lordo » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:00 am

they cannot transfer the lease to anybody not even usa which is why usa stopped them from giving up the bases and will continue to do so till the oil runs out in the arab lands. then we shall have peace. unless of course the gcs decide to extract gas in which case we shall have the opposite.
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Jerry » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:17 am

No doubt I will be accused of wishful thinking but an obvious solution seems to me that, in view of the limits on the use of Incirlik and the US desire to keep a base in the region, the UK should hand over Akrotiri to Uncle Sam. Such a move would need consent of the ROC, I wonder what it would expect in return. :wink: The UK has been shrinking its overseas bases for decades but yesterday we were told a it will open a new Naval base in The Gulf that it really can't afford. Giving up Akrotiri would help balance the books.
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Lordo » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:44 pm

you really are clueless. why would the yanks want a base in the roc when they already have one in the trnc. what do you think the second airport in gecitkale is for in the trnc.


you charluis are really thick in so many ways but especially politically speaking. why else would cyprus be in such mess for so long. lions led by donkeys springs to mind.
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Nikitas » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:12 pm

The Americans already use the facilities in the RoC as part of an unofficial agreement. I travel by ship to Cyprus (cause i hate planes) and the last few times I saw with my own eyes US warships moored in Limassol.

The only facility the Americans had in the north was the Mia Milia radio relay station which closed immediately after the invasion.

If there is no gas, ie if Cyprus does not exploit its natural resources then we will have peace. A nation that surrenders control of its resources has a name in international Law, it is called a COLONY. A status that TCs have come to know well since 1974. We got kind of unused to it.
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Jerry » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:21 pm

Lordo wrote:you really are clueless. why would the yanks want a base in the roc when they already have one in the trnc. what do you think the second airport in gecitkale is for in the trnc.


you charluis are really thick in so many ways but especially politically speaking. why else would cyprus be in such mess for so long. lions led by donkeys springs to mind.


I'm reluctant to respond to the village Idiot but I'll make an exception today. A squadron of Turkish F16s have been based there since 2011. The Americans may have occasional use of Gecitkale but why would they bother when they have use of Akrotiri. Perhaps you can support your claim with a reliable source because I can't find any.
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Re: Is Britain abandoning Akrotiri/Dekelia?

Postby Nikitas » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:37 pm

His lordship is indulging in his usual wishful thinking. The Akrotiri-Limassol situation is far more useful and provides all that a modern base needs, especially logisitcs and resupply by sea. Also note that the french and Israelis in recent joint manouvers used the Paphos NG base facilities.

This geti place i gather is Lefkoniko which is inland and therefore out of any air cover that a carrier group would be able to provide. The TAF chose the area, because it is out of range of NG artillery, they think.
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