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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby Filitsa » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:31 pm

skyvet wrote:Electricity cuts? Travel delays? So what? Let's get a reality check here guys, and remember people DIED in this awful accident. RIP, and my family send our commiserations to their familes.


It's my observation that those of us who've contributed to this thread are sorrowfully cognizant of this tragedy. Some of us are further concerned with the impact it will have on our loved ones. If you read the thread in total, then you would be aware of this, so please spare us your judgment and your need to allocate our feelings.
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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby Filitsa » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:45 pm

Thanks, again, Mr. Cobbett.
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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby Hermes » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:04 pm

Zygi protest

NICOSIA - Several hundred people gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Nicosia last night in protest at the Zygi disaster. Many called for the arrest of those responsible with posters saying that the guilty must be punished. The extreme right wing ELAM grouping also made an appearance, carrying a poster reading 'disgrace and shame.'


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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby Hermes » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:28 pm

The Cypriot Indignant demand the resignation of the Government:

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Massive turnout at events in all cities

Nicosia: With a candle in hand and with sadness, anger and unanswered because pouring from the eyes, large crowds gathered in the evening at the exit of the Presidential Palace. Indignant citizens without party labels demanded the resignation of the Government.

Shouting slogans and paying tribute to 12 dead placed on the railings of the Presidential banner with their names under the title "Honor and Glory to Heroes - Shame to those responsible."

"A resignation is not enough, some go to prison" and "Christofias resignations you and your ministers," were some of the slogans heard in the area outside the Presidential by indignant citizens who rushed en masse to the event.

Meanwhile, there were tensions and flash when the beginning of the event attendees attempted to close the road causing the reaction of the police. "We could blow up 12 people and can not close a road?" Shouted one of the protesters, leading the police to take no action.

Note that event attended Elam delegation, which held a course with torches. After about 20 minute stay at left. The event continued normally and lasted several hours after the people not to leave the area.

Similar events took place in central locations in other cities people to participate massively lighting a candle in memory of 12 victims of untold tragedy.

Meanwhile, similar events will be held Tuesday.

Most characteristic is to be held at 08:00 pm at Eleftheria Square in Nicosia. This event is public, for which the information was via text message inviting people to participate en masse to express their indignation "against the criminal irresponsibility of those responsible for the tragedy at the Naval Base Zygi", as he says.

Please note that the mobilization of the citizens was immediate, after just a few hours after the deadly explosion and the tragic account of in mourning over the country, via text messages to mobile phones and popular social networking site, informing about events and frustration yet sympathy to the families of victims.


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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby bill cobbett » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:33 pm

The names of the twelve brave souls who lost their lives this morning are at this link...

http://famagusta-gazette.com/names-of-v ... 403-69.htm

May the Lord show His Mercy and bring His Comfort to the bereaved.
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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby bill cobbett » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:35 pm

... and may incompetent, self-serving, place-men politicians burn in Hell.
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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby wyoming cowboy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:56 pm

bill cobbett wrote:... and may incompetent, self-serving, place-men politicians burn in Hell.


this thing doesnt make sense, dont be too surprised if the explosion was sabotage....who would store a shipload of explosives next to a power plant, noone....my hunch is that this whole thing is sabotage and the ROC is covering it up....
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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby Pyrpolizer » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:26 pm

denizaksulu wrote:
Hermes wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:Whose brain-child was it to store the containers where they did? Why did not the USA take the contraband (or the eu) and just left t iny Cyprus to deal with this 'hot potato'. No pun intended. I am fucking annoyed. :evil:


Me too. What on earth were the authorities doing with such a potentially dangerous cargo sitting out in the open next to a power station? Is it true that they declined offers of international help? Who declined such an offer and on what grounds? I fear this has the making of an enormous scandal. It's quite right that the Defence Minister and head of the army have resigned. What was Christofias' role in any of this?


One thing comes to mind is someone trying to curry favour with Syria -for the obvious reasons. I still suspect sabotage after the shipment was on the agenda again. Did some entity try ensure the shipment never reached its original destinstion? Perhaps a bit far fetched, but perhaps Syria wanted to embarass the RoC? Far fetched again, any plausible ideas? Excluding a real probable accident?


I was watching the news from early morning.Somehow i am very suspicious something ain't right.
First of all at 2.30-3.00 something happened at the Power station and the Engineers that were on night shift they all got injured and got carried to the hospital. These people were actually the first casualties.Immediately after that the power station stopped working! THIS NEWS was totally silenced later on, and all media kept on repeating us of what happened at the naval base 3 hours later!

So at 5.45 we had the explosion of the 98 seacontainers with ammunition at the naval base, about 1 km away.
Those 98 pieces were packed in stacks of 3, so bottom stack had 30 another 30 on top and then another 30. The sun hits each one at only one of their 4 major sides. And what kind of sun heat is there at 6 in the morning?
Furthermore all those 98 containers were on an asphalted basement, almost 50 meters away from any dried low grass.

There was indeed a fire of low dry grass at the nearby fields (very strange --> at 3-4 after midnight!). Was that fire that big to cause an explosion from a distance? Obviously not but it constituted a danger.That's why the commander of the base got in, and ordered the spreading of water on the containers. Alas at 5.45 the containers exploded killing and injuring so many people including the commander of the base.

At 11 o clock the party leaders had a meeting and made statements. One of them (Omerou) said yes the containers had ammunition inside but no ammunition can ever explode without striking a detonator.That statement was the second one that got totally silenced afterwards.
At some time later they announced they will be getting experts from Greece to investigate how the tragedy happened, also caring at the same time to announce that "from first glance the possibility of a sabotage is excluded"

And as if the whole "blurring" was not enough we had countless a rumors telling us that 2 containers have got swallowed from the pressure inside the last few weeks( !!!)- what a stupid argument... all sea-containers have 2 ventilation rails on the sides near the doors-hence they cannot swallow damn it, and then the most funny one:One week ago, they said they had a small explossion inside the containers that they managed :!: :!: :!: :!: :lol: :lol: :lol:

At about the same time (11.30) the Chief Engineer of the power station said to the media that they had a lot of damage from the blast but he cannot tell if there is any damage to the generators themselves. He said they will check each one (of the 10? generators) in the next few days before they make a final anouncement.
This statement was the 3rd one to be totally silenced later on, and all we were hearing afterwards was that the power station got fully destroyed.

Like I said don't think they are telling the truth. As for the Power station that was the NEW power station on the process of GETTING BUILT. How the hell that new power station that was UNDER CONSTRUCTION was providing us 40% of the power I really don't know!
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Re: Explosion at Cyprus naval base, 10 feared dead

Postby Mikiko » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:33 pm

If we did not have the facilities to deal with these matters we should not have accepted to keep them on the island from the beging ! So it seems now that it was a wrong decision to get involved in something that it was not of our concern ! Leave Iran Free to act as it wishes and Syria too they are not as evil as they are portrayed to be ! The axis of evil need to be found elsewhere not in the Middle East !
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