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  •  Why? (1+ / 0-)
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    upstate NY

    Why is it an "I told you so moment"?  Why should Cyprus have given in to a terrible "deal" that benefited the occupier?  Why should Cyprus give in to the passage of time but the Turks, whose pseudo-state is not recognized by anyone but themselves, are given a free pass to wait the Greeks out?  Reunification is not up to the Greeks, it's up to the Turks to finally begin to respect international law and the sovereignty of its neighbors.  When they do that, then there will be a solution.  The Cypriot people are willing to wait, rather than to succumb to a "reunification" that will benefit the occupier.

    •  The Greek Cypriots can wait as long as they like. (0+ / 0-)

      But in the meantime, I suggest this is what they can look forward to, and I'm struggling to see what leverage that gives them. Hence "decades".

      •  Wishful thinking (0+ / 0-)

        I can't help but feel that your insistence on this issue has to do with wishful thinking on your part.  Alternative currencies have sprung up in many other countries around the world, with or without capital controls.  Greece, the UK, even some parts of the US.  

        Greek tourism was supposed to be "destroyed" by the economic crisis of the past three years as well.  As a matter of fact, though, it hasn't.

        It's ludicrous of you to suggest that Cyprus should bow to EU pressure and to pressure from the occupier and give in to a "solution" that is morally and legally wrong, while also seemingly suggesting that Turkey should feel no such pressure to take action.

        People like you who support, explicitly or implicitly, an occupier who has blood on their hands are disgraceful.  Shame on you!

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