Originally posted by Ben81
Isreali aicraft violated Turkish air space !!
of course they violated .. they always violate everything and everyone
like they are the boss of the world^
and everyone should fear their wrath
thanks to the US who shared nuke tech with them a long time ago
they can threaten anyone very easy
turkey doesnt own nukes
Wow. Are you being serious or just trying to be funny?
Nobody violated Turkeys airspace. Turkey on the other hand routinely violates other nations airspace, and actually occupies part of a sovereign
heres a few facts for those not so well informed..
Turkey invaded, illegally, northern Cyprus in 1974. Although it was illegal, it was backed and pushed for by the British and Americans. Kissinger is
one of the top names on that list.
Cyprus is a very strategic and important part of the world. Keeping it divided between Turks and Greeks, and basically in limbo, means that the world
powers can continue to basically hold power over the wider region.
It is home to TWO British military bases.
It is home to at least one listening station.
It is a hive of activity when it comes to foreign agents. Here's a hint. American, British. Russian, Chinese, other European, Greek, Turkish,
Israeli, and of course Cyprus' own agents.
So much goes on that people don't know about.
Of course nobody recognizes Turkeys occupation as being legal, let alone the illegal state declared in the north by Turkey.
There are UN resolutions against the occupation and against the illegal state in the north.
If you try and buy a property in the occupied north of Cyprus, make sure it wasn't previously owned by a Greek Cypriot, because the law recognizes
the Greek Cypriot owner as being the legitimate owner still, and you will lose your property and money if the matter is taken to the European Courts.
And many cases have been taken and many people, particularly British, have lost millions as a result of being duped by Turkish Cypriots selling
Cyprus is recognized as the single and only state on the island, it's government is the only legal authority on the island recognized the world over
and by International Law.
Since Israel discovered gas, that was right next to the maritime boundaries with Cyprus, Cyprus decided to search too. Agreements for boundaries etc
were signed between multiple countries and Cyprus.
This pissed off the Turks because it meant they wouldn't get a slice of the pie. Not that they are entitled to a slice of the pie since now of that
pie is in Turkish territory. And here lies the problem but I'll get to that later.
So exploration was conducted in one area of Cyprus' EEZ by Nobel Energy, the same company that did the search in Israel. An Israeli company was also
involved. The now infamous Block 12, which has a substantial amount of gas.
Israel and Cyprus basically agreed that Israel would help protect the drilling rig in Cypriot waters.
Turkey threatened to send it's navy. It never came.
Turkey started sending F16's to fly around the area, but there were already Israeli helicopters in the area, and the Turks never came too close.
There was an incident were Turkey sent some F16's, fully loaded, straight toward Israel, and turned them around at the last minute before violating
Israeli air space.
Israels response was to send it's F16's right up to Turkeys air space too, flying right over Cyprus AFTER getting permission from authorities in
Cyprus to enter Cypriot air space. A big message to Turkey.
Turkeys response then was to say it would drill for gas in the north of Cyprus. Nothing has happened on that as far as I know.
Cyprus has issued a new round of tenders for even more blocks in it's EEZ. Turkey has again started complaining and threatening everyone.
Israel wants to build a pipeline with Cyprus and Greece.
Israel & Greece have signed defence agreements including agreements related to Turkish aggression.
If Turkey attacks, Israel and Greece will attack Turkey together. That's how serious they are taking this.
Israel also wants to station some of it's F16's or F15's in Cyprus. Another sign of how serious this all is.
Now, another fact people should be aware of, that will make it very clear how hostile and aggressive Turkey is, and what a real danger it is to
stability and peace in the region. It always has been the cause of instability and security issues in the region, but now it has pissed off Jerusalem
and by extension Washington, and it is becoming more clearer to the rest of the world to the point that it cant be denied any more.
Look at a map of what Turkey claims is the occupied north of Cyprus' air space. Look where it extends.
To top that off, Turkey claims IT has rights in Cyprus.
Turkey has rights in another sovereign country?
Turkey has a say in how and what that country does?
Turkey should share in the spoils of that country's natural resources?
Israel & Greece & Cyprus getting close is no coincidence.