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Distance between Beirut and Cyprus

Postby montreal » Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:54 pm

Greetings,
Could you tell me what is the distance between Beirut and Cyprus, by boat?
Just curious, since the first group of Lebanese-Canadian complained about the infernal journey by boat, without water and food.
Thank you for any infromation.
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Postby kalahari » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:51 pm

It's just over 150 miles from Beirut to Limassol. To give you perspective, that's the distance from Montreal to Quebec or about 30 miles less than the length of Lake Ontario.

HMS Bulwark could do it in 6 hours with a good head of steam. And she's by no means the quickest.

Anybody that complains about being lifted out of Beirut to Cyprus right now needs their head testing. But that's just my opinion.
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Postby montreal » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:04 pm

Thank you a lot.
And I totally agree with your last sentence.
They are not all "tourists" as the media would like us to believe, but live in Lebanon de facto.
Now, that hteir country is in this situation, they remembered that they have a Canadian passport.
The Canadian gov. is facing the biggest operation of evacuation in the history, and not a word of "thank you". Only critisism...
I do not want to say more than this.
Thank you a lot.

Is Cyprus' life afffected one way or another by this evacuation process?
And what is people's attitude?
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Postby Kenneth » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:16 pm

I'm not affected by it at all.. besides that there is several warships in the bay and they airport is very busy.. It might affect some of the tourist leaving the island

it upsets me a little that people got the nerve to complain about the journey, I mean they arrived a live which should be there #1 priority, looking at the scale of these operations I think it is going quite well. Its a lot of people to evacuate
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Postby montreal » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:26 pm

I do not know if other Lebanese-etc are complaining, but those with Canadian passports... it's all they do.
Not to mention the fact that the Canadian media is very subjective, presenting 99% Lebanese stories.
Such an arrogant behaviour is the result of a certain type of culture and education.
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Postby simonwjones » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:46 pm

Too bloody near :evil:
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Postby montreal » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:59 pm

"I would have preferred to stay in Lebanon than come this way, the way we were treated, like animals.'' said a Lebanese woman from Montreal.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... fer=canada

Canada never forced anyone to leave Lebanon...

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news ... 56810f3d9a

No "Canadians" on the ship...? The poor Canadian gov calls them "Canadians".
Only that the Lebanese are...just Lebanese. The dual citizenship is very comfortable...
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Postby epage » Sat Jul 22, 2006 2:11 pm

I am a Canadian citizen living in Cyprus and to tell you the truth, i'm absoutely disgusted with the way the Canadian refugees are acting. complaining that there was no air conditioning in their cabins on their yacht that brought them out of dangers way.. GET OVER IT!! Would you rather be in a hostile situation or in a safe place??

I met a great group of American Refugees who were staying in my village for a few days awaiting their flight back home and they were so greatfull for everything, couldn't stop talking about the situation and how pleased they were to be out of that situation.. They were young (early 20's) and very polite. I was so impressed with them.

To be honest, i'm almost embarassed to say i'm Canadian now..
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Postby montreal » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:04 am

It is not us that we must feel ashamed, but THEM.
Many of them do not even live in Canada, do not pay taxes, but they criticise the Canadian gov.
As I said, it is a question of education...
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Postby Mills Chapman » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:53 am

epage wrote:To be honest, i'm almost embarassed to say i'm Canadian now..


epage, do you want to trade for my American passport? I'll throw in some Americana items (Maryland softshell crabs, a Dixie flag, a miniature Mississippi paddleboat, etc.) to sweeten the deal. No salmon, seal fur, or hockey pucks required from you.
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