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Postby Kokona » Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:55 pm

US elections are just over a week away. If Kerry is elected, does anyone belive there will be major changes in the way the Cyprus problem is handled?
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Postby Piratis » Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:26 pm

Not anything major, but I believe Kerry would be better in general... but I might be wrong!
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Postby Kokona » Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:36 am

Kerry:
Since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus three decades ago, the island has been divided. It is a long-standing objective of U.S. policy to see the island reunited under the terms of a just and peaceful settlement that has the support of all its people. We have not yet reached that objective, to which I am strongly committed. In a recent referendum, the people of Cyprus rejected the United Nations-sponsored plan, in a vote that reflected widespread concern about the plan's deficiencies. While this vote could be viewed as a setback, we must not treat it as a defeat. The U.S. must stand firmly behind the continuing effort to reach an equitable agreement on reunification which commands the broadest possible popular support among the Cypriot people.


http://www.greeknewsonline.com/modules. ... t&sid=2059

Presidential candidate John Kerry spoke very positively about Cyprus as well as Greece and their relations with Turkey and the ongoing problem between these nations. He addresses the situation giving us hope for a better future. I really hope the American people come to their senses and he wins. I fear for Cyprus and Greece if he doesn't.
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Postby -mikkie2- » Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:46 am

George Bush in 1989 also made promises about Cyprus, which he later reneged on after he became President.

Bill Clinton did the same in 1994!

I expect Kerry to do the same if he wins too!

I do not trust ANY American to be positive towards Greece or Cyprus. We have always been viewed as a thorn in their side. I don't expect that to change.
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Postby brother » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:58 am

I think mikkie is the only one to get it right, they do not care about us but if we ever find oil in cyprus they will be our BEST friends. :D
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Postby Kokona » Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:51 pm

i guess maybe it's just wishful thinking...

I've only been to Cyprus 3 times in my lifetime (2 of which i was hardly old enough to remember) and although I'm not well acquainted with Cyprus, I still feel a sense of belonging. And in that belonging I feel the exasperation Cypriots have been feeling for 30 years. This has gone on for way too long.

I guess we shouldn't trust any outside influences to make an effort in the process unless they're trying to profit. If anything these outside countries don't want a solution and wish Cyprus to remain divided and the animosity between the two peoples, Greeks and Turks to exacerbate. A divided Cyprus could be better for them than a united Cyprus.

Cypriot politicians have to exclude the mother country and UN in this one and sit down for a solution that satisfies both sides... on their own.
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Postby Piratis » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:05 am

In any case I hope Kerry will win. The stupidity of Bush along with the power of the US makes it a very risky combination for americans as well as the rest of the world.

I guess we shouldn't trust any outside influences to make an effort in the process unless they're trying to profit.


If Cyprus was were Iceland is, we would never had such problems. The root of our problems is our location and the fact that everybody wants the control of Cyprus. The UK/US do not want something stable in Cyprus. They do want peace, and right now they do want a "solution" that will allow Turkey to enter the EU without problems, but what serves them best is something fragile that will keep Cypriots divided ("divide and rule" is a common practice for them, not just in Cyprus but in many parts of the world)
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Postby brother » Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:23 pm

well both bush and kerry can kiss my a**e as they are both as bad as each other and neither is honourable enough to keep there word.

Their fake promises are for the stupid and weak minded.
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Postby michalis5354 » Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:05 pm

I hope Kerry wins . I dont think it is right for anyone to stay in power for long . G.W.Bush got a lot of things wrong in the Middle East and he deserves to be defeated by a high margin.

No I dont expect significant changes on the way , the Cyprus issue will be handled in any case.

So who is leading according to the Polls ? Are the results marginal!
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Postby brother » Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:59 pm

Bush leads by a very tight margin.
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