[ilds] Po-co/poco

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Wed Jul 11 15:52:10 PDT 2007

Ilyas wrote:

> I, for one, will not consign to the dustbin the sum total of all greek
> cypriot views being worthless because they would "complain about 
> something
> anyway..." whether I agree or disagree with them.

Well, that is very good, because I never said anything remotely like 
that, and therefore it seems we agree.  I did not trash the views of 
Greek Cypriots, in fact I did not refer to Greek Cypriots; I referred 
to Cypriots, meaning Turkish and Greek Cypriots.  The argument between 
Greeks and Turks on Cyprus, and indeed elsewhere, began long before the 
British arrived on Cyprus.  I added that the Greek and Turkish Cypriots 
each wanted things their own way, and it was not the British who had 
the power to deliver to one side or the other.

Ilyas also wrote:

> Michael, ... there are places where the "oppressed"
> have views that are just as valid as yours (or mine).

Again, I have never suggested otherwise.  Which is not the same thing 
as saying all arguments are equally valid.


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