Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The curse of Casandra follows greece.


New "evidence" shows Greeks built China's Terracotta Army. Really!

Shown below is part of an article on the BBC website about China's terracotta army and its connection with ancient Greece and the reality as the ancients saw it.

..."China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.
Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the First Emperor near today's Xian, may have come from Ancient Greece.
They also say ancient Greek artisans could have been training locals there in the Third Century BC.
Polo's 13th Century travel to China had been thought the first by a European.

History goes further than this.

"We now have evidence that close contact existed between the First Emperor's China and the West before the formal opening of the Silk Road. This is far earlier than we formerly thought," said Senior Archaeologist Li Xiuzhen, from the Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Museum.
  • The Greatest Tomb on Earth: Secrets of Ancient China will be shown in the UK on BBC Two on 16 October at 20:00 BST 
  • The Chinese emperor who burned books
A separate study shows European-specific mitochondrial DNA has been found at sites in China's westernmost Xinjiang Province, suggesting that Westerners may have settled, lived and died there before and during the time of the First Emperor.
Prof Lukas Nickel from the University of Vienna says statues of circus acrobats recently found at the First Emperor's tomb support this theory.
He believes the First Emperor was influenced by the arrival of Greek statues in Central Asia in the century following Alexander the Great, who died in 323BC."...

Read the whole article  HERE

                             Ancient connections

So the "Western" influence on the East was happening from very ancient times.
Such influence is described in the rhapsodies of epic poet Nonnos Panopolitis (Νόννος ο Πανοπολίτης) born in Panopolis - Egypt, 4th century BC, about God Dionyso's travel to China and India.
Get a taste of the Epic poem Dionysiaka in Greek  HERE.

Above a map of the Ionian province in China where grapes are cultivated and wine is produced.
More info   HERE.

A possible line of travel by the Ancients to the East can also be seen drawn in red. It has been said that the Black Sea was once connected to the Caspian Sea as water levels were higher making the voyage of the Argonauts a historical event and not a mere myth.

More and more we see examples of the interconnection of the ancient worlds and something that sometimes appears to be unbelievable is actually fact.

                       And with that bombshell I bid you good night.

Thursday, 25 August 2016


Is Greece's political system in crisis?

In a recent conversation between friends the matter of democratic procedure arose, resulting in a heated discussion and-of course-disagreement among friends.

What is the acceptable level of participation in a general election?

Αλέξης ΤσίπραςIn the last general election in Greece on September 2015, the second in one year, it was argued that the people spoke in favour of the status quo and returned as winners the winners of the previous election of January 2015.
But is this true or is it another "brick on the wall"?

Alex. Tsipras leader of SYRIZA winner of both elections. Is he happy with the course of Democracy in Greece?

Here are the statistics.

January 2015
People eligible to vote:             9.911.495         100.00%
Voted:                                      6.330.786           63.87%
Abstentions:                              3.580.709          35.13%

September 2015
People eligible to vote:             9.840.525         100.00%
Voted:                                       5.566.295          56.57%
Abstentions:                              4.274.230          43.43%

It is obvious that within 8 months the abstentions rose by 8.3%; a percentage which is enough to completely change the political spectrum of the Parliament.
If these people were people who were disillusioned with politics, then the outcome could be very different.

Also the fact is that in the September election just over half OF the eligible voters went to the poles.

If these elections were won by a "rightist" party then the "leftist" parties would call the election undemocratic, whereas now they call it the WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

Results by district showing the two top party distribution

               January 2015                     September 2015

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...and... the cryptic lines...

For those who were in the Tinderbox the other night.

Yianni sorry for the mistake; I looked in the wrong list. 

Stelio you should have corrected me, not let it pass...

More soon----------------------------------------------------------

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


Countries where there is no ACOUNTABILITY are destined to fail

The following piece of news was reported in the daily newspaper TA NEA and is indicative of the ethos of the people who operate within the entity called  "the Greek State".

We reproduce it as it was written to preserve authenticity.
To read this in your language please use the tool on the right.

 Γνωστός οπερατέρ καταγγέλλει σε ανάρτησή του στο facebook αστυνομικό για την επιθετική συμπεριφορά του στο σταθμό του μετρό του Αγίου Δημητρίου με αφορμή το τικ που έχει λόγω της ασθένειας που αντιμετωπίζει. Ακουλουθεί η καταγγελία στo facebook του κ. Μανώλη Τρίκα που έχει κάνει το γύρo του διαδικτύου:

''Σήμερα στο σταθμό του Αγ. Δημητριου στις 13:30 με πλησίασε ένας αστυνομικός σε απόσταση αναπνοής και με διάλεκτο πεζοδρομίου με ρώτησε γιατί κάνω ΤΙΚ. Του απάντησα οτι "έχω κινητικό πρόβλημα" και αυτός μου είπε ότι "μου ειναι αδιάφορο, τρομοκρατείς τους επιβάτες".

Η απάντηση μου ήταν "Δυστυχώς δεν μπορώ να κάνω κάτι γι αυτο"
Εκείνος μου απάντησε ότι " θα έπρεπε να ντρέπεσαι που κυκλοφορείς στο δρόμο, να κάτσεις σπίτι σου".
Τον ρώτησα " μήπως θα έπρεπε να αυτοκτονήσω απο την ντροπή μου;"
Η απάντηση του ήταν "αυτο πρέπει να το τακτοποιησεις εσύ" στη συνεχεια του είπα " πρέπει να ξέρετε ότι με προσβάλλεται και ο τρόπος σας δεν αρμόζει στη στολή που φοράτε" απάντησε "εσύ προσβάλλεις τον κόσμο δίπλα σου με αυτά που κάνεις. Τι ειναι αυτο που λες ότι έχεις ρε ΕΓΩ δε το ξέρω"

Του είπα την πάθηση και μου είπε "δε μου λέει τίποτα, τι ειναι αυτο ;"
Τον ρώτησα , "έχετε ιατρικές γνώσεις;"
Η απάντηση του ήταν να βγω απο το σταθμό
Ζήτησα τα στοιχεία του και αυτός μου είπε ότι θέλει τα δικά μου και οτι δεν ειναι υποχρεωμένος να μου δώσει κανένα στοιχείο " αν θες βρεστα απο το τμήμα και διάταξε να τον ακολουθήσω.
Πήγαμε επάνω σε ένα δωμάτιο και μου είπε "πέρνα μέσα ρε" εγώ πήγα ακριβώς δίπλα και ζήτησα απο την επόπτρια του σταθμού να έρθει μαζί μας.

Αυτός με έντονη φωνή είπε "αστην αυτήν και έλα να τα πούμε οι δυο μας" η απάντηση μου ήταν
"δεν έχω να πω τίποτα χωρίς μάρτυρα" η επόπτρια του σταθμού ήρθε μαζί και αυτός άρχισε να λέει παραμύθια εξήγησα στην επόπτρια τι έγινε και αυτός άρχισε να μιλάει προσβλητικά του ζήτησα να μου μιλάει στον πληθυντικό και μου απάντησε "είμαι αστυνομικός και μιλάω οπως θέλω άμα θέλεις να μου κάνεις αναφορά"
μου ζήτησε τα στοιχεία μου και του έδωσα την ταυτότητα του ζήτησα τα δικά του και μου είπε να πάω στο τμήμα
Όταν όμως είδε πως έγραψα τον αριθμό του στο κινητό μου ..704830.... τότε μου είπε "έλα να σου τα δώσω δε χρειάζεται να κοιτάς τον αριθμό και πήγαινε στο διοικητή και πες του ότι θέλεις του είπα το θα πάω στη ΓΑΔΑ

Η συμπεριφορά του ήταν επιθετική βγήκε έξω πρώτος και με περιμενε στη σκάλα
εγώ έφυγα απο την άλλη πλευρά, πήγε να με ακολουθήσει και σταμάτησε
μέχρι να έρθει το τραίνο είχε κάτσει απο επάνω και με κοίταζε επίμονα''

Sunday, 7 August 2016

And a bit of Tourist nonsense


The countries with the best climates as voted by the members of InterNations,
the world wide expatriate community.
1. Costa Rica
2. Cyprus
3. Greece
Surprised? Say no more. Please circulate

Find full article at:

An Athens taxi driver said to me once:
-So you live in Glasgow? My friend, God has cursed you up there.
        meaning the effect climate has on people.
I thought... And you cursed yourselves here.
Meaning the mess Greeks have made of their Paradise.


Meaning: He/She who has knowledge knows...

Tuesday, 19 July 2016




 Defence of the country against a neighbour which is poised to dominate the Aegean can only be realisable through superior defence systems.

Greece has traditionally been a naval power with strength in owing the most advance naval units, including the Super Vita missile boats (British), the Russian Zubr Landing hovercraft (Russian), with the latest being the  Type 214 submarines (German)-the most advanced conventional submarines in the world.
It is however impossible to carry out the very expensive purchases of main naval units it desperately needs in its dire economic situation.

In these difficult economic times it becomes obvious that it could do much worse in defending itself and projecting a strong geostrategic image than buying cheap but not cheerful defence systems offered by Russia which could defend the Aegean if strategically positioned in a number of Greek islands.

Not only these defence systems are proposed to Greece at prices much lower than competitor's, they can be part-paid with agricultural product sales to Russia.

Any other option is defeatist.

Su-35 versus Typhoon: Who Wins?

The Russia built SU-35.
The only fighter plane that can defeat Turkey's near future acquisitions of the American F35 Lightning.

The BrahMos is a Russian/Indian made anti-ship cruise missile able to be launched from air, sea or land. With a range of 290 Km and a supersonic speed of 3 Mach is a formidable defence weapon.

The S-400 missile system is S-300's big brother. It has a range of between 40 and 400 Km depending on carried missile and it is an anti-aircraft defence system.

So go on comrade Tsipras do something good for the country.


and make the Aegean a Greek lake again.


Saturday, 25 June 2016



Is this guy a prophet?

His name is Yiannis Theodoratos and he is a political analyst.
He talks  about geopolitical matters that are of great interest to Greece.

Go to his YouTube show and watch it ALL Click


And when you see what is happening watch THIS one HERE.

Thursday, 28 April 2016


A very interesting article by M. Ignatiou posted complete as was in the website

Please use the translator to see this in another language.

Αν χαθεί η Κύπρος η Τουρκία θα πέσει με τα μούτρα στο Αιγαίο και τη Θράκη

Παρά το γεγονός ότι ο κατοχικός ηγέτης Μουσταφά Ακιντζί «άδειασε» με ανορθόδοξο και απαράδεκτο τρόπο τον Πρόεδρο της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας κ. Νίκος Αναστασιάδης αφήνοντας τον εντελώς εκτεθειμένο ενώπιον των Ελληνοκυπρίων, ο τελευταίος στο πρωτοχρονιάτικο διάγγελμά του συνέχισε με επιμονή να «τρέφει» μία αδικαιολόγητη αισιοδοξία για το κλείσιμο του Κυπριακού. Η αισιοδοξία αυτή βασικά εκπορεύεται από τους ξένους και δεν υποστηρίζεται από τα γεγονότα.
Κάνει λάθος ο κ. Αναστασιάδης που συνεχίζει να εμπιστεύεται τον κατοχικό ηγέτη και στο τέλος αυτός θα πληρώσει το αποτέλεσμα, και όχι ο Μουσταφά Ακιντζί, ο οποίος εκφράζει με ακρίβεια τις θέσεις της κατοχικής δύναμης και του Ταγίπ Ερντογάν, και δεν πρόκειται ούτε να τις αλλάξει, ως νόμιζε ο Πρόεδρος της Κύπρου, ούτε και να υποχωρήσει. Αντίθετα, θα επιδιώξει να κερδίσει σε όλα τα επίπεδα και να πάρει το μάξιμουμ των απαράδεκτων απαιτήσεων του στο διαπραγματευτικό τραπέζι. Οποιο και αν είναι το αποτέλεσμα, είτε αυτό είναι η κατάρρευση των διαπραγματεύσεων, είτε η παρουσίαση ενώπιον των πολιτών μίας κακής λύσης, όλοι τον Πρόεδρο της Κύπρου θα βρίζουν…
Έχουν δίκιο όσοι υποστηρίζουν ότι η Τουρκία θα επιτρέψει λύση του Κυπριακού μόνο εάν εξασφαλιστούν στο 100% οι στρατηγικοί της στόχοι, που συμπυκνώνονται στο βασικό αίτημα για έλεγχο όλης της Κύπρου μετά τη διευθέτηση, όπως την όρισαν οι Βρετανοί και οι αφελείς Αμερικανοί, μέσω της διχοτομικής και ρατσιστικής διζωνικής δικοινοτικής ομοσπονδίας.
Για να δικαιολογείται η λύση και για να προστατευθεί το ελληνικό στοιχείο στο νησί, πρέπει να αποχωρήσουν τα κατοχικά στρατεύματα, να καταργηθούν οι εγγυήσεις της Τουρκίας και της Βρετανίας -η Ελλάδα ήδη αυτοκαταργήθηκε- να μην διαλυθεί η Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, να δικαιούνται όλοι οι πολίτες τις ελευθερίες ιδιοκτησίας, διακίνησης και εγκατάστασης όπου αποφασίσει η καρδιά τους, και να γίνουν σεβαστές οι δημοκρατικές διαδικασίες. Με λίγα λόγια, να μην μετατραπεί η Κύπρος σε Βοσνία, όπως θα συμβεί εάν προκριθεί η διευθέτηση της διζωνικής, η οποία είναι άκρως φιλοτουρκική λύση και σχεδιάστηκε για να εξυπηρετούνται τα συμφέροντά της.
Στην Κύπρο δοκιμάζονται οι αντοχές των πολιτικών του νησιού, αλλά και της Ελλάδας. Οι Έλληνες πολιτικοί, πλην ελαχίστων εξαιρέσεων δεν νοιάζονται για τα εθνικά θέματα. Περισσότερο ως αγκάθια που τους ενοχλούν τα αντιμετωπίζουν, ενώ στην πραγματικότητα απειλείται η εθνική κυριαρχία και ανεξαρτησία του ελληνικού χώρου. Στην Κύπρο, η διαφθορά των πολιτικών απειλεί τις αντοχές τους. Βρίσκονται υπό μόνιμο εκβιασμό.
Υπό τα δεδομένα αυτά πρέπει να ανησυχούμε και να επαγρυπνούμε. Διότι εάν χαθεί η Κύπρος, όπως προσπαθούν ξένοι αλλά και ντόπιοι, η Τουρκία θα έχει το χρόνο και την ησυχία για να ασχοληθεί με το Αιγαίο και τη Θράκη. Δεν κινδυνολογώ, αλλά περιγράφω μία πραγματικότητα. Στο σημείο που βρίσκονται τα πράγματα, πρέπει να παγώσει κάθε δραστηριότητα που αφορά τα εθνικά θέματα. Μπορούν και πρέπει να περιμένουν μέχρι να ξεπεραστεί η οικονομική κρίση στην Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο…

Friday, 26 February 2016



The translation to English follows the Greek article.

Μεγάλη εντύπωση έχει προκαλέσει το άρθρο της Μόλλης Μαχαίρα, η οποία είναι στέλεχος της ΝΔ και συγκεκριμέναο μέλος της Πολιτικής Επιτροπής του κόμματος και πρόεδρος της ΝΟΔΕ της Λήμνου σύμφωνα με το οποίο η Λέσβος δέχεται τουρκική επίθεση μέσω των δεκαδων χιλιάδων μουσουλμάνων που διοχετεύονται στο νησί ενώ οι Τούρκοι σχεδιάζουν να κτίσουν μία κρεματή γέφυρα από τα τουρκικά παράλια μέχρι τον Μόλυβο για την προσαρτήσουν το νησί, σε δεύτερη φάση. 
Το άρθρο της κ. Μαχαίρα έχει τίτλο:
«Η Λέσβος δέχεται επίθεση. Η Λέσβος ισλαμοποιείται. Η Λέσβος πεθαίνει».

Σ’ αυτό αναφέρεται σε μυστικό σχέδιο από μεριάς της Τουρκίας με την ονομασία «Yeni Lirasi», με στόχο «τη δημιουργία ελληνοτουρκικής φιλίας με τις ευλογίες των προεστών του νησιού, που κοιμούνται τον ύπνο του δικαίου». Στο πλαίσιο αυτού του σχεδίου, η κ. Μαχαίρα υποστηρίζει ότι «η Άγκυρα έχει προχωρήσει σταθερά και με μεθοδικότητα στη δημιουργία φιλοτουρκικής κάστας στο νησί, με σταδιακή τουρκοποίηση της τοπικής αγοράς με την επιδίωξη ένταξη της στη δυναμική που δημιουργεί η τουρκική οικονομία».
Το κομματικό στέλεχος της Νέας Δημοκρατίας υποστηρίζει πως «η Λέσβος έχει ήδη αποκτήσει άμεση οικονομική εξάρτηση από τη γείτονα χώρα, η οποία με αιχμή του δόρατος το λιμάνι της Σμύρνης και τα τουριστικά θέρετρα της Αλικαρνασσού και Μαρμαρά θα "συντηρεί" κατ’ ουσίαν τους εναπομείναντες κατοίκους της Λέσβου, Χίου, Σάμου και Δωδεκανήσων».
«Ήδη - συνεχίζει η κ. Μαχαίρα - οι τοπικές κοινωνίες στα νησιά του Ανατολικού Αιγαίου στρέφουν τις ελπίδες τους στη Μικρασιατική Ακτή», ενώ όπως καταγγέλλει, «Τούρκοι επιχειρηματίες έχουν εξαγοράσει προβληματικές επιχειρήσεις δημιουργώντας σταδιακά ένα ενιαίο οικονομικό χώρο γύρω από το Αιγαίο με κέντρο αποφάσεων την Κωνσταντινούπολη».
Ακολουθούν καταγγελίες σχετικά με «ΜΜΕ με τουρκικά σήριαλ και κλισέ δημοσιογράφων στην τουρκική γλώσσα», ενώ καταγγέλλονται και «η τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση της Λέσβου και η Περιφέρεια Βορείου Αιγαίου που είναι ασφαλείς παρατηρητές και ενισχύουν εν αγνοία τους με την παθητική στάση τους, φιλοτουρκικά συμφέροντα χωρίς ενόραση και εθνική σκέψη».
«Αν αυτό δεν είναι παρτίδα τάβλι με το διάβολο τότε τι είναι;» αναρωτήθηκε η κ. Μαχαίρα.
«Όταν θα δούμε ξανά, απειλητικά συνθήματα γραμμένα στους τοίχους δήθεν από παιδιά, μειονότητα στη Λήμνο και στη Λέσβο, τζαμιά να ξεφυτρώνουν στο βωμό της πολυπολιτισμικότητας και καλής γειτονίας, τότε θα είναι αργά. Θα δούμε να προτείνεται μία ειδική οικονομική ζώνη στα νησιά μας και πολύ σύντομα οι Τούρκοι θα κτίσουν μία κρεμαστή γέφυρα να συνδέει τo Μόλυβο με τα μικρασιατικά παράλια. Αυτός είναι η τελικός του στόχος πριν την προσάρτηση του νησιού στη Τουρκία.
Και τώρα το σχέδιο στην παρούσα του φάση έχει μετανάστες. Κατευθυνόμενη ροή από τους τρομοκράτες Τούρκους. Στη Μυτιλήνη μόνο, 135 χιλιάδες τον Οκτώβριο και 103 χιλιάδες τον Νοέμβριο. Πλήρης ισλαμοποίηση. Επίθεση στο νησί και αλλοίωση του πληθυσμού. Κατ΄άλλα κάποιοι είναι ευχαριστημένοι που νοικιάζουν τα σπίτια τους σε υπαλλήλους των ΜΚΟ με τρελά ενοίκια.
Ξεχάσαμε εμείς οι πολίτες του Βορείου Αιγαίου αυτά που μας θύμισε κάποτε ο Πάγκαλος, δηλαδή ότι υπάρχει σχέδιο χειρισμού του τοπικού πληθυσμού της Μυτιλήνης για να στραφεί υπέρ των συμφερόντων της Τουρκίας. Το Τουρκικό σχέδιο ‘Γάντι ‘. Το ξεχάσαμε;», γράφει η Μόλλυ Μαχαίρα.


Στις απόψεις της κ. Μαχαίρα ήδη αντέδρασε ο πρώην νομάρχης και βουλευτής Λέσβου της Νέας Δημοκρατίας, ο οποίος κάλεσε το κόμμα του να αποπέμψει άμεσα την κ. Μαχαίρα. «Δεν μπορώ να συνυπάρχω στο κόμμα με άτομα που εκφράζουν τέτοιες διχαστικές απόψεις. Ή εγώ ή αυτή είμαστε σε λάθος κόμμα» τόνισε φανερά ενοχλημένος ο κ. Βογιατζής, ο οποίος επί χρόνια πρωτοστάτησε σε κινήσεις ελληνοτουρκικής προσέγγισης.
Ολόκληρο το άρθρο της Μόλλης Μαχαίρα       εδώ:       Click to get the whole article in Greek.
Great impression was caused by the article of Molly Machaira, who is a ND  member of the Political Committee of the party and chairman of the NODE Limnos according to which Lesvos  is on the receiving end of Turkish attacks through tens of thousands of Muslims who are channeled on the island while Turks are planning to build a bridge from the Turkish coast to Molyvos to annex the island, in a second phase.
OUR COMMENT: If you have any doubts about the Turkish intentions on the Aegean you need to look at events closer.

Mrs. Machaira's article is titled:
"The island is attacked. Lesvos IS ISLAMOFIED. Lesvos dies. "

In what refers to secret plan on the part of Turkey named "Yeni Lirasi", aiming "to create Turkish friendship with the blessings of the elders of the island, who sleep the sleep." Under this plan, Mr. Machaira argues that "Ankara has progressed steadily and methodically to create a pro-Turkish caste on the island, with progressive local market Turkification by seeking membership of the dynamics created by the Turkish economy."
The party member of New Democracy argues that "Lesvos has already gained direct economic dependence on its neighbor, spearheaded by the port of Izmir and the resorts of Bodrum and Marmaris will " maintain "essentially remaining residents Lesvos, Chios, Samos and the Dodecanese ".
"Already - continues Ms. Machaira - local communities on the islands of the Eastern Aegean turn their hopes to the Asia Minor coast," while she complains, "Turkish businessmen have bought struggling local businesses gradually creating a single economic space around the Aegean with decision center Istanbul. "
Following complaints about "Turkish serials and journalist's clichés in Turkish, "the local government of the island and the North Aegean Prefecture Authority are  just observers and enhance unknowingly by their passive attitude, pro-Turkish interests without insight and national thought. "
"If this is not backgammon with the devil then what is it?" asked Mrs. Machaira.
"When we see again, threatening slogans written on the walls supposed from children, minorities in Lemnos and Lesbos, mosques to spring up on the altar of multiculturalism and good neighborliness, it will be too late. We will see the proposal of a special economic zone in our islands, and very soon the Turks will build a suspension bridge connecting to Molyvos with Asia Minor. This is the ultimate goal before the annexation of the island to Turkey.
For now the project at its present phase is immigrants. Directional flow of terrorist Turks. In Mytilene alone, 135 000 in October and 103 000 in November. Full Islamization. Attack on the island and altering the population. Convenient for some people who are happy to rent their homes for NGO officials with crazy rents.
We forgot - we citizens of the North Aegean - what Pangalos once reminded us, namely that there is a management plan of the local population of Mytilene to shift in favour of Turkey's interests. The Turkish project 'Glove', is it forgotten? "Writes Molly Machaira. 
The views of Mr. Machaira already brought a reaction by a former Prefect and Lesvos New Democracy MP, who called his party to immediately dismiss Mrs. Machaira. "I can not coexist in the party with people expressing such divisive opinions. Either I or she is in the wrong party, "said visibly irritated Mr. Vogiatzis, who for years played a leading role in Greek-Turkish rapprochement moves.
From the website   

Sunday, 21 February 2016



In an effort to perpetuate their illegal claims and the perceived view that the whole Aegean should be shared, those Turkish create more stir in  the sea around Chios.

A sea demonstration was organised as a continuation of previous actions by Turkish organisations  mentioned in our issue of April 2015 " The new Turkish islands of the Aegean".
These actions are not one off or spasmodic actions by insignificant or unimportant minorities within the Turkish state, but continuous and methodically conceived and organised actions by an "enemy" state through organisations which are controlled by it.
The new step here is the involvement of the main opposition party whose MP Mr Niyazi Nefi Kara
during question time said that there is Greek occupation of 16 islands in the Aegean.
The demonstration was reported in Turkish Zaman (14/2/2016).

This is new action acted on the 14th of February.

At the same time as the Turkish MP posed the questions in the Parliament a group of Turks seen here, demonstrated "against the illegal occupation" of the 16 islands by Greece.

" These islands are not included in those which had been granted to Greece by the Treaty of Lausane or the Treaties of Paris.  Even now the Greek government manages the islands temporarily and on a de facto basis. These islands are part of the Turkish territory", said Turkish Minister of Defense Mr Ismet Yilmaz March 2015, adding that the issue is discussed ... supposedly with Greece!.
In a previous occasion it was the Turkish Foreign Ministry that had said that the issue ... was discussed between the two countries.


Saturday, 13 February 2016

What do you think you are doing Mr Turkish?


Turkey ErdoganRecep Tayyip Erdogan, or otherwise known as "The Sultan"  does his best to become the master of the Med.     In continuing with his government's infringement of International Law he thought he could deny the Greek Navy the right to collect the bodies of three airmen who lost their lives while flying in a helicopter over the island of Kinaros. This, terribly disrespectful act was exercised by issuing a NOTAM  questioning Greek jurisdiction for search and rescue tasks (SAR ) in the range of the helicopter crash.

A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM or NoTAM) is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight.

But where exactly did this event take place and under what circumstances?

Πτώση ελικοπτέρου: Αυτή είναι η μοναδική κάτοικος στην Κίναρο
The helicopter was taking part in an exercise early of Thursday 11-02-2016 and was flying from the west to the east of the island, when it fell on a 200 m high hill.
The only person living on the island, Mrs Irene, was part of the rescue efforts. She said: 
Χαμός γίνεται εδώ. Είδα τα συντρίμμια, υπάρχει άνθρωπος απανθρακωμένος μέσα. Νοτιοδυτικά είναι τα συντρίμμια,. βλέπω και ένα παιδί... έναν άνθρωπο. Δεν μπορώ να μιλήσω. Σε χαράδρα είναι. Έχουν πάει άνθρωποι κάτω. 

Doom is here . I saw the wreckage , man is charred inside . Southwest is debris ,. I see a child ... a man . I can not speak. In ravine is . People have gone down.

Kinaros is an island of the Dodecanese located in the sea area between the Cyclades and the Dodecanese , west of Kalymnos and Leros and east of Amorgos . It is the second westernmost island of the Dodecanese after Astypalaia . It has an area of 4.5 square kilometers . . It belongs to the municipality of Leros . The highest point of the island is 296m

Immediately after the Greek NOTAM the Turks issued their own NOTAM which required that all relate to the media and the authorities involved in the search and rescue of the Greek helicopter reported to them!

By doing so,say observers from the Greek Ministry of Defense, Turkey is seeking to reopen the ringfenced sea Greece - Turkey borders which have been recognized by all international organizations (NATO , FRONTEX) taking advantage of the refugee crisis and NATO study for patrols in the Aegean.

Here you can see the territorial waters of Greece and the affected area.
It is clear that Turkey is trying to act on Greek soil!

Where is the future?

In 2009, French Didier Ortolland, Coordinator of the Geopolitical Atlas of Maritime Spaces, wrote an article on the territorial waters between Greece and Turkey:

The Greco-Turkish dispute over the Aegean Sea : a possible solution ?

Its worth a look at:

An interesting map is shown below:


Friday, 29 January 2016



THE EXPANSIONIST POLICIES OF TURKEY make it impossible to stick to its zero conflict targets.

Areas where Turkey is showing an increased level of activity:

  • Search and Rescue over an extended range in the Mediterranean.
  • Search and Rescue over the entire Aegean.
  • Issuing NOTAMs which lock huge areas of the Aegean, even a breath away from mainland Greece, for NAVY exercises.
  • Illegal NAVY   presence in Greek territorial waters.
  • Continuously increased AIR FORCE activity with fly overs and low flying activity over Greek air space.
  • Participation in the Syrian conflict.
  • Conflict with Kurds.
  • Creation of military base in Qatar.
  • Submarine base in Albania.
In the graphic one can see the shaded area outlined by the red line, which is fast becoming  part of everyday Turkish control through constant NAVY and AIR FORCE activity.

It has been reported that the Kurdish fighters in East Turkey are about to launch offensives to reach the natural border of Euphrates river. Is this going to be an oncoming loss of territory for Turkey?
And if so, is their aggressiveness in the Aegean  part of a counterbalance move by achieving control of the Eastern Mediterranean? It remains to be seen.

Turkey is anything but a stability factor in the Middle Eastern area.

With specific relevance to Greece I am afraid that Turkey is using the method of death by a thousand cuts, that is, achieving its target of domination of the Aegean by constant territorial pressure.

The point is what is Greece doing about it? Because, let's face it, if these pressures remain unanswered the greed of the attacker becomes de-facto acceptable by the international community.
In the same way, the procrastination of dealing firmly and authoritatively with the FYROM naming issue has left Greece without many supporters on the issue.
What if the Turks gamble on the grey area game? I am sure THEY have many islets similar to IMIA that  would  considered as fair game in a territorial game in the Aegean. They would have more to lose.
Of course this needs an aggressively weighed  policy by Greece which is not going to happen because it is governed by people who have consistently stood shorter than their historical duty since WW2.
It is a fact that standing against a foe with little or no defensive plans and actions produces more determination on their part to grab what they can.
What Greek governments should consider is the notion of "ANY WAR IS A NO WIN BY EITHER SIDE".
In such a move, the opposition would be powerless to proceed to any action as it would be clear that no gain would come out of it.

I came across the advertisement of a magazine with an article on defence in tight economic times.

Update on this soon, probably next month.


Tuesday, 26 January 2016


Without comment, to preserve its authenticity we present an article published by the Seattle Times .


Costco embraces Greek extra-virgin olive oil amid Italian crop’s woes___

                                                                           Seattle Times business reporter
Costco Wholesale has switched from Italy to Greece as the source of the extra-virgin olive oil for its Kirkland Signature 2-liter bottle, in what could be a big break for the economically battered cradle of Western Civilization and its relatively unheralded olive-oil industry.
Production in Italy is expected to drop 34 percent this year, according to the International Olive Oil Council.
Prices have gone up accordingly: Italian extra-virgin olive oil in March was sold by producers for about $2.97 a pound, 84 percent more than a year earlier, according to the council.
That price hike must have been tough to swallow for Costco, a company that’s always looking for a good deal.
Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said the availability of the extra-virgin olive oil Costco usually purchases is down to one-tenth of the normal level.
“We wanted to get a single source of good quality; for this year we went to Greece,” he said.
While Spain, the world’s foremost olive-oil producer, also suffered from some of the same weather events that befell Italy, Greece has been largely spared. Its production is expected to more than double this year, and prices for extra-virgin olive oil are up only 15 percent from last year, at a relatively humble $1.45 a pound.
Greece is the third-largest producer of olive oil, after Spain and Italy. The liquid, long a pillar of Mediterranean cooking, is also a mainstay of the Greek economy. In 2013, Greece exported some $602 million worth of olive oil, its third most valuable export after petroleum products and medicine, according to data from the World Bank.
Yet the majority of its olive oil is shipped in bulk to Italy. A 2012 report by global consultancy McKinsey says that allows Italian companies to capture an extra 50 percent premium on the value of the final product.
Packaging and branding its olive oil would greatly boost profits and help the Greece brand, McKinsey concluded.
Currently, only about 4 percent of Greek olive oil ends up in the U.S., the second-largest importer of olive oil in the world. Here its virtues are unsung, says David Neuman, CEO of the U.S. unit of Greek olive-oil company Gaea.
Americans “know about Greek yogurt, we know about good feta cheese, we don’t know much about good Greek olive oil,” Neuman says.
But that may change with the Costco deal; on the warehouse club’s cornucopian shelves, the formerly green label and cap of the 2-liter extra-virgin oil bottles are now blue and proudly display the oil’s Hellenic origin.

“Certainly it’s going to put Greece on the map, because people watch what Costco does,” Neuman says.

Dare we hope?

Monday, 25 January 2016


Brazil is looking for new suppliers of wheat.                                 

Will a visit to Greece by Brazilian traders spark a wind of change in the Greek economy?                                   

A very large contingent of Brazilian traders and government officials with main representative the Giant company Coonagro signed a number of deals with Greek Farmers and Government.

The Brazilians want to make Greece part of the production chain of Brazilian agricultural products through the partnership of companies of the two countries which will use raw materials from Latin America such as soya, sugar, and meat products. The final products will be exported to the East European markets.
The reasons for choosing Greece is its dynamic farming sector and its membership of the EU which enforces important European criteria of production.


  • The first agreement is between Coonagro and ΕΛΒΙΖ (Hellenic Animal Feed Manufacturers)  for the production of animal food and soya oil with Brazilian soya seed. These will be exported to Russia and any leftover product will be sold to Brazil.
  • The second agreement is between Coonagro and  ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ who will produce pet foods with Brazilian meat products destined for export.
  • More agreements are worked between Coonagro and Greek companies for use of silos and port facilities.
  • Coonagro has started talks with farming cooperatives in Thessaloniki, Kilkis, Karditsa and Alexandroupoli for agreements on the cultivation of 500,000 acres of wheat for export to Brazil.
  • Another player is IBRA, the largest company of farming technology in Latin America.They hope to help produce in Greece, crops of wheat of double the yield with nanotechnology.
  • Further more, the talks between Greeks and Brazilians included possible deals on Tourism and energy.
  • PETROBRAS refineries  want to supply ΕΛΠΕ with oil to be made into DIESEL.


In the mean time Greek farmers empty their milk jugs in the street and block the motorways in protest for now having to pay tax!

Hey stupid, wake up and smell the change. Get off your backside and pay yor taxes like everybody else.

It seems to me that there is a section of Greece's population that just wants to sit back at the KAFENEION and argue about change while the rest of the world is buzzing by.

Hey stupid, wake up and smell the change.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


I found this graphic and thought it was quite interesting.

No comment.