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by ovelix
Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic, What Is The Future?
Replies: 27
Views: 5154

RE: Olympic, What Is The Future?

The "swiss" model has already been adopted three years ago. "Olympic Airways" bacame "Olympic Airlines" and the fiasco continued for three more years. What is outrageous is that <acronym title="Olympic Airways (Greece)">OA</acronym> in the few past years did not pay any taxes (the greek state turned...

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by ovelix
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London 2012 Olympics
Replies: 129
Views: 5015

RE: London 2012 Olympics

Prepare to pay big big $$$$ and GBP If security was an issue in Athens, imagine what it will be for London. Accomodation and hotels are ridiculously expensive in London as we speak. Imagine during the Olympics. What exactly have London to gain by organizing the Olympics? The whole city closed down "...

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by ovelix
Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: P4-PHS At Pescara Libp
Replies: 0
Views: 1193

P4-PHS At Pescara Libp

I saw this <acronym title="Bitburg (BBJ / EDRB) (closed), Germany">BBJ</acronym> at Pescara LIBP <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/248888/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/248888/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG...

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by ovelix
Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving In Southern Spain
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

RE: Driving In Southern Spain

HT, every summer in Greece during my holidays I drive under temperatures near and over 40 Celsius. That makes me used to the hot conditions, that's why it does not bother me to do the same in Spain.

Thank you very much for your advice. You are all very helpful.

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by ovelix
Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving In Southern Spain
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

RE: Driving In Southern Spain

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by ovelix
Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving In Southern Spain
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

RE: Driving In Southern Spain

Thanks for your answers

AerLingus, I am used to swearing, I drive in Greece for 13 years :p

The car will be a Citroen C3 with A/C of course.

Mighluss, parachuting!!! Oh, man!! I go check and see if my dates match. Thanks a lot.

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by ovelix
Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving In Southern Spain
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Driving In Southern Spain

I will be driving in Spain next month. I love that country and I plan to spend 12 days wandering by car. I plan to start from Barcelona and take the coast road all the way to Gibraltar, then around Andalusia, then Toledo, Madrid and back to Barcelona. Any ideas of what to do, specific places/sights ...

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by ovelix
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy To Withdraw (some) Iraq Troops.
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

RE: Italy To Withdraw (some) Iraq Troops.

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by ovelix
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Are Borders Determined?
Replies: 10
Views: 19431

RE: How Are Borders Determined?

The boundaries did exist in the past as part of a feudal lord's (baron's) property. If I were to put it in a simple way, the landlords became kings and the properties became states. In Europe the borders have been drawn after wars over landmarks (i.e. Poland-Germany borders follow the line of the Od...

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by ovelix
Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ironic Events Of Iraq Yesterday
Replies: 121
Views: 4913

RE: The Ironic Events Of Iraq Yesterday

I thought that Iraq is no more a warzone. Mission Accomplished, remember? Also I don't recall any elections being run in warzones. The US problem in Iraq is that they haven't decided yet if there is a war there or not. Curfew? WTF? I thought the war was over. They even have a government there. Go fi...

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by ovelix
Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Oldtimers Thread...
Replies: 151
Views: 6488

RE: A.net Oldtimers Thread...

Another real old timer here. I joined in the previous century

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by ovelix
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Final Guantanamo Brits Come Home
Replies: 65
Views: 2755

RE: Final Guantanamo Brits Come Home

Oops!! Sorry Britons. We held you three years with no charges, no trial, no contact with your family, no nothing. We apologise. But you must feel lucky because the other guys from the other mistake we made (Iraqi WMD) are already dead. GWB: Condie, how did you say the name of the country with the WM...

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by ovelix
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Farenheiht 9/11
Replies: 45
Views: 2966

RE: Farenheiht 9/11

Newark, now you say that the war in Iraq is a mistake!!??? Well, the you have to choose: You have either a liar president or a rotten intelligence. Or both. Michael Moore presented his point of view over several subjects that affect the whole world today. And all he can do is a movie. The POTUS had ...

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by ovelix
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Farenheiht 9/11
Replies: 45
Views: 2966

RE: Farenheiht 9/11

I prefer a lying film maker over a lying administration which lies in the face of the whole world (Powell speech to UN) in order to invade a foreign country. Dubya has told you lies, more lies and some more lies, but some continue to support him in killing his own people in order to....someone pleas...

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by ovelix
Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadliest Day For U.S. In Iraq War
Replies: 133
Views: 6487

RE: Deadliest Day For U.S. In Iraq War

Well, as far as I am concerned, I never voted for a president who told lies to the face of the entire world just to invade a country which posed no thread at all and could not attack anyone, let alone USA. Some people here voted and continue to support a plain liar who now wants another 80 billion o...

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by ovelix
Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadliest Day For U.S. In Iraq War
Replies: 133
Views: 6487

RE: Deadliest Day For U.S. In Iraq War

The war was based on lies and nothing but lies. WMD? Never there Al-Qaeda Links? No clue 45 minutes attack? Gimme a break Freedom in Iraq?? ROFL!! That guy Dubya has thousands of troops of YOUR people and billions of dollars of YOUR money just because he THINKS God sent him to save the world. Of cou...

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by ovelix
Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The A380 And Iraq
Replies: 36
Views: 2424

RE: The A380 And Iraq

Well, I believe that the original poster wanted to emphasize that today the visualization or European and American power is a revolutionary aircraft and a totally wrong war respectively. It's not about comparing. It's about where each country/union has most of its power and will concentrated. It giv...

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by ovelix
Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The A380 And Iraq
Replies: 36
Views: 2424

RE: The A380 And Iraq

1) Iraq was not part of the war on terror. It was about WMD. 2) Europe appears to cooperate into building things. From common trust to large airplanes. USA appears to destroy things. From common trust to whole countries. 3) USA has higher infant mortality that Cuba and less money spent on public hea...

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by ovelix
Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey To EU? A Clear NO!
Replies: 27
Views: 2237

RE: Turkey To EU? A Clear NO!

A clear NO from me too as long as Turkey does not share the spirit of co-operation, mutual understanding and common trust that the EU countries share. They threaten Cyprus and Greece with war all the time, for Christ's sake! They have 30.000 troops in Northern Cyprus "for the safety of the Turks" cl...

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by ovelix
Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey To The EU: Let Us Join Or Face Terror
Replies: 50
Views: 3889

RE: Turkey To The EU: Let Us Join Or Face Terror

I never said that the greek-cypriot "NO" on April was a smart thing to do. As a matter of fact I was in favor of "YES" but then again I live in Greece. Turkey has to clean it's own back yard before asking to join a Union where no member threatens other members with war as Turkey does with Greece and...

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by ovelix
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey To The EU: Let Us Join Or Face Terror
Replies: 50
Views: 3889

RE: Turkey To The EU: Let Us Join Or Face Terror

Oh, pleeaseee Now Turkey wants to join without recognising Cyprus, a full member state!! It's obvious that this country is miles away from everything the EU stands for: Co-operation, understanding, respecting each other... Turkish diplomacy, always threatening.... Edit: Finally, they got away with a...

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by ovelix
Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey To The EU: Let Us Join Or Face Terror
Replies: 50
Views: 3889

RE: Turkey To The EU: Let Us Join Or Face Terror

10.000 Turks have asked for political asylum in Germany and Austria last year. I don't see how a country which creates such an environment for its own citizens can be allowed to join. Simply unacceptable. Turkey should seek to improve its own human rights record along with economical and law changes...

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by ovelix
Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Bush “saves” His Bodyguard.
Replies: 65
Views: 7596

President Bush “saves” His Bodyguard.

<i>it was suspended due to the ridiculous security measures that the US service pretended: personal checking for every one of the 300 attendants. Chilean authorities considered that was unacceptable in Chile, That's normal when you're the President of the United States.</i> How can you possibly ask ...

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by ovelix
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!
Replies: 29
Views: 2960

RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Henry Kissinger was appointed Secretary of State in 1971 right after he served as National Security Adviser for Richard Nixon. Condi Rice is to be appointed Secretary of State right after she served as National Security Adviser for George W. Bush. Interpetations and parallels are welcomed  <img...

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by ovelix
Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: November 9th 1989: The Night The Iron Curtain Fell
Replies: 35
Views: 2803

RE: November 9th 1989: The Night The Iron Curtain

Andreas, congratulations to your country and your city of course which I consider one of the more beautiful cities in Europe. I happen to have read many books about WW2 and I was always sorry when it came to the destruction of the city and the suffering of the people. And after the 1933-1945 tyranny...

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by ovelix
Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey:yes Or Not To EU?
Replies: 78
Views: 3480

RE: Turkey:yes Or Not To EU?

The only two reasons we are sitting here discussing the Turkey-EU subjest for the fourth time in four months is a) Turkey wants it very much and b) people here don't use the archived threads search.  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Turkish leadership needs the m...

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by ovelix
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey:yes Or Not To EU?
Replies: 78
Views: 3480

RE: Turkey:yes Or Not To EU?

The main problem with Turkey and the disputes is that the only way they can be withdrawn is by full membership. A "special relation" status for Turkey means that Turkey gets most of the financial gains (e.g. free commerce) but none of the obligations (human rights, border recognition etc). So the di...

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by ovelix
Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey:yes Or Not To EU?
Replies: 78
Views: 3480

RE: Turkey:yes Or Not To EU?

Don't forget that Turkey has territorial claims against Greece. Turkey continues to dispute the current borderline with Greece and talks about "fair sharing" of the Aegean Sea. Also, Turkey has repeatedly threatened Greece with war for various reasons. Warplanes continue to overfly greek islands in ...

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by ovelix
Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greek Fans Are Unfair
Replies: 26
Views: 2038

RE: Greek Fans Are Unfair

Well, Greek fans ARE fair after all. I was in the Olympic Stadium today and I believe you saw today's track and field competition. The crowd applauded the three 200m american racers in the medal ceremony, we stood up for the american anthem and we gave them again the warmest of cheering. Don't you b...

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by ovelix
Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greek Fans Are Unfair
Replies: 26
Views: 2038

RE: Greek Fans Are Unfair

As I said above, I don't try to excuse, I try to explain. I know the facts. In Greece after Sydney Olympics the joke was that everytime Kenteris spits on the ground his saliva burns the asphalt. We knew and we know perfectly well that every world champion racer is taking substances. Everybody knows ...

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by ovelix
Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Is Olympic Attendance So Low?
Replies: 30
Views: 4026

RE: Why Is Olympic Attendance So Low?

Well, it seems that the attendance the past week has soared to full stadia and venues. On the first week of the games, Greeks were buying tickets with a rate of 80.000 per day!!! On August 18th they passed the 3 million tickets mark and by August 20 more tickets than in Barcelona were sold. The main...

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by ovelix
Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greek Fans Are Unfair
Replies: 26
Views: 2038

Greek Fans

Mdsh00 and Vtdl If anyone thinks that any athlete can win in the Olympics races without "help" then we can give him the gold medal for naivete. The American OC and atheletes made a great deal about Kenteris and the single reason that Kenteris is out of the Olympics is because the Americans had the I...

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by ovelix
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greek Fans Are Unfair
Replies: 26
Views: 2038

Greek Fans

I 'll try to explain it to you, not to give excuses The greek audience believes that every single athlete (Kenteris included) is taking or has taken performance increasing drugs. They say "OK, Kenteris is out but the Americans are not clean either". I am not saying it's right, I just point it out. I...

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by ovelix
Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Is Out!
Replies: 38
Views: 2380

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

OD 720, Greece played well even in the qualification round. They beated 0-1 the Spaniards in Spain and they were unbeaten in the last 10 or 14 games if I remember correctly. I am sure the Czechs will be a tough opponent but then again every team is a tough opponent in a Euro tournament. The same app...

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by ovelix
Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Is Out!
Replies: 38
Views: 2380

RE: How Is Athens Doing?

Every large square in almost every Greek city is full of people right now, even at 01:45 in the morning.

It's the largest ever success for the Greek team. First defeat for France after 21 games

Good luck for our boys, we hope to see them in the Euro 2004 final

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by ovelix
Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Is Athens Doing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1912

RE: How Is Athens Doing?

Athens had the best bid. That's why we took the Games. To someone assert otherwise, he must accept that all the previous cities were favored as well. Well, in my 32 years I have read many articles about many Olympics (summer and winter ones) and how each city was "not ready" or "behind schedule". Ev...

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by ovelix
Wed May 19, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Host City For 2012 Olympics
Replies: 92
Views: 4104

RE: Host City For 2012 Olympics

Hmmm New York for the Olympics?? I thought that the city that had the worst security failure in human history shouldn't promote itself for Olympic city. At least that's what I am thinking after all these things the US media have writen about Athens and its "terrorism problem" (in fact Greece has har...

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by ovelix
Wed May 19, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Athletes Told To Cool It At Olympics
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

US Athletes Told To Cool It At Olympics

QIguy24
He has to tell us also why the Europeans are jealous of USA. What US has that Europe hasn't??? I am curious to read about.

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by ovelix
Tue May 18, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Athletes Told To Cool It At Olympics
Replies: 77
Views: 3692

Olympic Booing? Not Here

So, someone thinks that the crowd at the Olympic venues here in Athens will boo anyone who celebrates his/her victory. Will you JCS eat your words when nothing like this happens? You are "sure" that will happen. It will be about the 100th time that you will be proved wrong. Nothing new for anyone wh...

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by ovelix
Mon May 10, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Athens, Greece Is Rocked By Several Explosions!
Replies: 14
Views: 2232

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

Cambrian Congratulations, not because I agree with you but because you seem to understand some facts. I 've been in London several times and many times I thought "Gee, why Athens looks so third-world compared to London?". But in the last 5 years the progress is tremendous in the infastructure and ri...

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by ovelix
Wed May 05, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Athens, Greece Is Rocked By Several Explosions!
Replies: 14
Views: 2232

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

Russo

You "hear". My office is 1km from the Olympic Stadium and my house is 3km north. I don't worry. Do you?

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by ovelix
Wed May 05, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Athens, Greece Is Rocked By Several Explosions!
Replies: 14
Views: 2232

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

Russo IOC had the Athens Games insured some years ago. It would be crazy not to insure such an event. Every large scale event throughout the world is insured, Athens is not an exception. The fact is that as we speak IOC is negotiating the insurance contracts for the 2008 and 2012 Games. Every single...

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by ovelix
Wed May 05, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Athens, Greece Is Rocked By Several Explosions!
Replies: 14
Views: 2232

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

Athens is rocked?? LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL I live in Athens, Greece and the city didn't "rock" at all. Except if someone can call "rocking" three small hand-made bombs under cars. It's obvious that these actions are connected with the local mob, nothing to do with the Olympics. Bofredrik, check your facts...

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by ovelix
Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Now For Cyprus?
Replies: 50
Views: 2646

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

As for the troops please someone explain to me Why a nation of 120.000 people needs 40.000 foreing troops for its protection? It's the same as if Italy had 19 million active foreign troops, Germany 27 million foreing troops (even in the height of Cold War Germany never needed so many NATO soldiers) ...

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by ovelix
Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Now For Cyprus?
Replies: 50
Views: 2646

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

Virgin744 wrote: [i]The UN has never condemned Turkey for the rescue of Turkish Cypriots in '74 [/i] I think you got it all wrong (I won't even imagine that you intentionally tell lies) Security Council Resolution 353 (1974) -Condemns the illegal Turkish invasion of Cyprus which is contrary to the p...

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by ovelix
Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Now For Cyprus?
Replies: 50
Views: 2646

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

Wing Do you honestly believe that Greece would ever ever wanted to invade Turkey? Come on! Please! To say that "we need troops in Cyprus in order to defend in case of Greek invasion" is totally out of place. Turkey would better take the 40.000 troops from Cyprus and place it where the real bad guys ...

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by ovelix
Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Now For Cyprus?
Replies: 50
Views: 2646

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

Virgin744 thanks for the answer I shall accept that Turkey does not want the whole island. It's obvious, anyway. The Turkish troops are still there though. The very reason for the 1974 operation is not there any more. No Cold War, no talk of "Enosis", no mistreating. In the south there is a strong a...

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by ovelix
Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Now For Cyprus?
Replies: 50
Views: 2646

RE: What Now For Cyprus?

A question to the Turkish friends Since Greece cannot annex Cyprus (both are EU members and under EU law the change of borders is totally prohibited) and the people of northern Cyprus are not treated badly (totally prohibited by EU law too) then the reason for the Turkish invasion (or "peace operati...

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by ovelix
Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embarrassing Bush Video
Replies: 56
Views: 2702

RE: Embarrassing Bush Video

N799 As I said before, I am not working here, I am not writing articles so I should had a professional objectivity. Here is an OPINION forum based (hopefully) on facts. My employers (and note that Esquire magazine is an american title) think that I am capable and that I meet the requirements to be i...

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by ovelix
Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embarrassing Bush Video
Replies: 56
Views: 2702

RE: Embarrassing Bush Video

Here is the news report of this, with the official respond. <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1027-2003Mar20.html" target=_blank>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1027-2003Mar20.html</a> I expect N799 to take back his comments about the greek media, (<i>big toilet<...

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