American Imperial Designs On Our Sacred Orthodox Christian Homelands
There is a dated letter succinctly addressing the impotence of "our" Greek lobby in Washington DC, the excerpt below expresses perfectly the direction, we believe the Bush administration, is headed in, soon after Kosovo is "solved":
As for the new Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who has so undiplomatically ignored Greece during her first European trip which included Turkey, Gene Rossides states: “As National Security Advisor, Ms Rice was involved in the betrayal of Greece in the administration’s unilateral decision to recognize FYROM as the Republic of Macedonia. The US broke its pledge.”
So, is Ms Rice more favorable to our neighbors on the other side of the Aegean?
A tangible answer to this was given at the last State Department briefing on Friday.
Lambros Papantoniou put some most significant questions to a briefer named Richard Boucher:
Q: “Sir, do you know when Madame Secretary Condoleezza Rice is going to visit Athens?”
Boucher: “No, I don’t. But she has made clear her desire that either she or her deputy, will visit all the NATO allies.”
And now the real important part of the dialogue:
Q: “According to CNN, your commercial officer in your embassy in Ankara is going to visit the occupied area of Cyprus accompanied by a big US commercial company’s representative.”
Boucher: “Basically true, but flip it around. There is an American business delegation that’s coming to the northern part of Cyprus from Turkey. It’s a private delegation that’s looking at potential business opportunities in the north. This delegation is consistent with our goal of using the economic isolation of the Turkish Cypriots by expanding business contacts on and off the island. And the group will be accompanied by a US commercial attache from our embassy in Ankara. He’s going along to help facilitate their work. That’s standard practice worldwide with business delegations.”
Well. Not exactly. Diplomatic etiquette and practice teaches that this is most unusual in cases of disputed areas that have been occupied — remember — by sheer military force. Yet, sure enough, any US president is entitled to his vision