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Cyprus considering Russian military use of airbase, port facilities
UPI ^ | June 25, 2013

Posted on 06/24/2013 10:18:09 PM PDT by cunning_fish

LARNARCA, Cyprus, June 24 (UPI) --Financially strapped Cyprus is looking at allowing Russian military aircraft to use an airbase in Paphos, the country's defense minister said this weekend.

Cypriot Defense Minister Fotis Fotiu told the Nicosia daily Fileleftheros the country was "studying the possibility of providing in certain cases" the use of the Andreas Papandreou Air Force Base for Russian military aircraft.

He also indicated allowing Russian warships to use the port of Limassol was under consideration, less than two weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the restoration of a permanent presence for the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: cyprus; democrats; europe; eussr; greece; israel; methane; military; navy; obama; russia
"There is no 'exchange' principle here," he said. "Facilities in our ports will be given to the Russians just as they are given in other countries. It is the same as the United States, which uses such port facilities in European countries such as France and Germany and in Israel.
1 posted on 06/24/2013 10:18:10 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

No surprise here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimitris_Christofias


2 posted on 06/24/2013 10:25:34 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: cunning_fish

3 posted on 06/24/2013 10:26:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

As I predicted during the Cyprus crisis, as Russia wants a Plan B if they lose their naval base in Syria.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 10:29:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Christofias is no friend of ours.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 10:33:28 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: dfwgator

AFAIK, Russia along with Israel are playing to secure these newly discovered Cypriot natgas fields from possible Turkish takeover.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 10:35:40 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: mylife; cunning_fish

God is good as he’s no longer there...Russia is working with a Conservative. Christofias governed (5yrs) and was a spendthrift/globalist just like Obama. He ran the country into the ground and was such a total failure decided not to run again. I think it’s an excellent move by the Republic of Cyprus as they know that a “revolution” is just down the road.

This guy from Thailand knows their “revolution” is on the horizen so he’s on TV educating the people:
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/01/nation-of-65-million-gets-lesson-on.html


7 posted on 06/24/2013 10:51:59 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: cunning_fish

Now that’s very interesting. Thank you.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 10:54:24 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: mylife
Christofias is no friend of ours.

"Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests."
— Lord Palmerston

9 posted on 06/24/2013 10:57:09 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: bronxville

All I can say is Christofias has been no friend to us.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 10:57:16 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Greysard

So it is.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 10:58:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

He was friends/allies with the powerful who want to undermine us, such as, Obama... Those powers who have/are instigating “revolutions” all over the globe. The Republic of Cyprus (Turkey occupying the north illegally) is placing their country’s safety into the protection of Russia.


12 posted on 06/24/2013 11:02:57 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

Don’t even get me started on the loss of influence in Turkey.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 11:04:57 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: dfwgator

Russia’s plan B was and always will be Turkey. It was every Tsars dream to control Constantinople and the Bosphorus. Putin is no different


14 posted on 06/25/2013 2:01:37 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine; mylife

Right now Turkish government is pushing an idea that it is a Russian KGB behind an anti-islamist unrest in their country.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 2:18:24 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: dfwgator

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Cyprus considering Russian military use of airbase, port facilities, dfwgator wrote:
“As I predicted during the Cyprus crisis, as Russia wants a Plan B if they lose their naval base in Syria”

Yep thinkin the same thing. Hate to see “the brotherhood” take over Syria though for the Russians have been a moderating force there.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 4:01:42 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: mosesdapoet

Russia, unlike the USofObama, will do what is best in its national interests, especially under Putin.

The way things are stacked internationally now with the US being a major debtor nation; dumbed down working force; racial divide; and over used military we are in no position to dictate policy to anyone beyond some western european social republics and the like. Obama making threats is like the guy across the table in five card stud raising your single suit to the ace king while holding nothing higher than a 9, goading you to call.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 4:41:53 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Mouton

The Russians aren’t going to give up their naval base without a fight which is in Alewite (however you spell it) territory. When the French had control over Syria that area wanted to be an independent country and it may wind up being that way . The question is can Russia control the forces there. There’s no love lost between Iran and Russia. With Russia siding with the Greeks on Cyprus don’t make the Turks none too happy. What amazes me in this day and age of anti-theism is this religious war within Islam thats gone on for centuries. Place is a powderkeg. Palin’s quip “let Allah decide” may not be the answer we want either.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 5:33:22 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Russia’s plan B was and always will be Turkey. It was every Tsars dream to control Constantinople and the Bosphorus. Putin is no different

I wouldn't mind that...maybe you can go back to Constantinople, after all.

19 posted on 06/25/2013 6:18:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cunning_fish

Who do you side with? Putin or Obama? If you’re Cyprus? Pfff -is there really a decision here?


20 posted on 06/25/2013 4:23:42 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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