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Do they just not understand how democracy works?

Postby Agios Amvrosios » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:51 am

I was reading an article about US Congressman Wexler in a Turkish Newspaper.

Wexler is alleged to have state that in connection with exercsing the democratic entitlement to vote OXI in the Annan Referendum:

the Greek Cypriots should have been penalized significantly in economic measures,

Some issues I have with this are:

1) if you add the number of greek Cypriot NO voters with Turkish Cypriot No voters you have over 66% of ALL[ Cypriots voting No;

2) How does Wexler propose to economically punish Greek Cypriots? maybe he wil propose that they are enthically cleansed- This guy realise that someone has beaten him to it. How is it his role to decide that people who exercised their democratic rights should be "penalized".is this guy for real?

I have a feeling this guy never said anything like this.[/b]
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Postby Sotos » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:50 pm

Just another Turkophile jerk. They think the whole world should bow to their commands!
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Postby MR-from-NG » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:08 pm

Don't you just love it, the realities of the Cyprus problem as it is from a unbiased individual. He has nothing to gain by telling anything but the truth as he sees it. Well done GUMBARO.

Wexler continued by criticizing U.S. and European policies:

"I think the United States has made a historical error in permitting the Cyprus dilemma to be characterized for decades in the way it has been characterized. When I visited Cyprus for the first time, I was floored by what I saw and experienced in terms of the demonization of Turkey when the facts on the ground suggest something very different.

"Unfortunately, most people in the U.S. don't know anything about Cyprus. Those that do will often understand it to be a Turkish attack, and not a response to a historical effort to unify Cyprus with Greece.

"I don't, quite frankly, understand how the United States and Europe have allowed this historical falsehood to go on as long as it has. The unfortunate doubling of that error is that on top of this historical falsehood, we now have a policy as a result of the falsehood which is an entirely unfair policy, in my view."

The congressman praised Turks' and Turkish Cypriots' efforts to find a solution and stressed that Turkish Cypriots should have been rewarded to a far greater extent by Europe and America for what they did, and the Greek Cypriots should have been penalized significantly in economic measures, but that was not what happened.
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Postby Piratis » Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:38 am

the realities of the Cyprus problem as it is from a unbiased individual

Unbiased individual?? Come on.

From his website:

Throughout his tenure in Congress, Wexler has been an outspoken advocate for the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel and a leading proponent of Israel's right to self defense.

We can immediately understand what this guy is all about. He is supporting illegal occupations, ethnic cleansing and oppressive regimes like the ones of Turkey and Israel.

I hope you feel proud that you have the support of such people.
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