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Re: What are the chances of a regional war?

Postby Paphitis » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:01 am

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As a small country Cyprus can never defeat Turkey on its own. But I think Erdogan has made a mistake on opening too many fronts. Especially challenging Russia, now with a 3rd proxy war, this one right on Russia's border, is very risky for Turkey. He probably counts on NATO as a deterrent, but maybe that is where Greece can play a role, as NATO wouldn't help Turkey, if Turkey was also in war with Greece.

NATO wouldn‘t help Turkey no matter what if Turkey tries to take on Russia, especially in Armenia, just like NATO hasn’t helped Turkey in Syria.

And for as long as Putin rules over Russia we will never see them take on Turkey because Putin has proven on more than one occasion, to be a paper tooth tiger.

Russia needs new leadership... a strong nationalist, intolerant of any more insults from nobodies.


Russia only cares about Russia. Same with every other country really, US included.

No country is going to go to war for another country, especially small countries like Armenia or Cyprus.

This is why big countries can get away with even breaking international laws. Even get away with war crimes. No one is prepared to hold the bullies (like Turkey) accountable unless they are driven by interest.

If there is an interest for Russia or US to do something for Armenia, or Cyprus, they will do it. France has an interest. It wants to be the strong Regional superpower in the Med. Turkey is in its way because they feel they should be.

What we can do is just be friendly to all our neighbours - Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, and Lebanon.
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Re: What are the chances of a regional war?

Postby Get Real! » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:47 am

Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Sotos wrote:
As a small country Cyprus can never defeat Turkey on its own. But I think Erdogan has made a mistake on opening too many fronts. Especially challenging Russia, now with a 3rd proxy war, this one right on Russia's border, is very risky for Turkey. He probably counts on NATO as a deterrent, but maybe that is where Greece can play a role, as NATO wouldn't help Turkey, if Turkey was also in war with Greece.

NATO wouldn‘t help Turkey no matter what if Turkey tries to take on Russia, especially in Armenia, just like NATO hasn’t helped Turkey in Syria.

And for as long as Putin rules over Russia we will never see them take on Turkey because Putin has proven on more than one occasion, to be a paper tooth tiger.

Russia needs new leadership... a strong nationalist, intolerant of any more insults from nobodies.


Russia only cares about Russia. Same with every other country really, US included.

No country is going to go to war for another country, especially small countries like Armenia or Cyprus.

This is why big countries can get away with even breaking international laws. Even get away with war crimes. No one is prepared to hold the bullies (like Turkey) accountable unless they are driven by interest.

If there is an interest for Russia or US to do something for Armenia, or Cyprus, they will do it. France has an interest. It wants to be the strong Regional superpower in the Med. Turkey is in its way because they feel they should be.

What we can do is just be friendly to all our neighbours - Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, and Lebanon.

I wasn’t talking about Russia coming to anyone’s aid… but for them standing up for their principles and dignity… something that has seemingly withered in the last 10-15 years.
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Re: What are the chances of a regional war?

Postby Paphitis » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:17 am

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Sotos wrote:
As a small country Cyprus can never defeat Turkey on its own. But I think Erdogan has made a mistake on opening too many fronts. Especially challenging Russia, now with a 3rd proxy war, this one right on Russia's border, is very risky for Turkey. He probably counts on NATO as a deterrent, but maybe that is where Greece can play a role, as NATO wouldn't help Turkey, if Turkey was also in war with Greece.

NATO wouldn‘t help Turkey no matter what if Turkey tries to take on Russia, especially in Armenia, just like NATO hasn’t helped Turkey in Syria.

And for as long as Putin rules over Russia we will never see them take on Turkey because Putin has proven on more than one occasion, to be a paper tooth tiger.

Russia needs new leadership... a strong nationalist, intolerant of any more insults from nobodies.


Russia only cares about Russia. Same with every other country really, US included.

No country is going to go to war for another country, especially small countries like Armenia or Cyprus.

This is why big countries can get away with even breaking international laws. Even get away with war crimes. No one is prepared to hold the bullies (like Turkey) accountable unless they are driven by interest.

If there is an interest for Russia or US to do something for Armenia, or Cyprus, they will do it. France has an interest. It wants to be the strong Regional superpower in the Med. Turkey is in its way because they feel they should be.

What we can do is just be friendly to all our neighbours - Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, and Lebanon.

I wasn’t talking about Russia coming to anyone’s aid… but for them standing up for their principles and dignity… something that has seemingly withered in the last 10-15 years.


What principles and dignity?

1) Invasion of South Ossetia
2) Annexation of Crimea
3) support for Assad

And seemingly a lot of support for Turkey wrt Agia Sophia and their silence over Turkey’s illegal activities even with Armenia which has been a very loyal pup to Russia.

So principles don’t seem to matter.
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Re: What are the chances of a regional war?

Postby kurupetos » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:53 am

No need to judge so early, koala. The prophecy will be fulfilled... :wink:
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Re: What are the chances of a regional war?

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:52 pm

...although threatening language comes from Erdogan frequently, to a Cypriot it is his usual way.



...for the record.
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Re: What are the chances of a regional war?

Postby Paphitis » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:09 am

kurupetos wrote:No need to judge so early, koala. The prophecy will be fulfilled... :wink:


Oh boy! You are still waiting for that YouTube prophecy. :lol:
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Re: What are the chances of a regional war?

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:29 am

It occurs to me, what Erdogan means when he says, Many States One Nation, what his warring has to do with this dream; "Turkishness", where it exists becomes a threat to "others".

...such is the thinking of a man that finds war natural, and peace only temporary when it exists.
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