[ilds] Po-co/poco

Ilyas Khan ilyas.khan at crosby.com
Wed Jul 11 15:55:40 PDT 2007

Michael, Thank you for taking the time to clarify your points.

In reading the reference to turkish and greek problems pre-dating the
british involvement, I am reminded of my own experiences when the
"oppressed" will try to blame the colonial power for all and any failing
they can think of. 

Monty Python's sketch, for some reason, comes to mind. "what did the romans
ever do for us ?" etc etc.

On 7/12/07 6:52 AM, "Michael Haag" <michaelhaag at btinternet.com> wrote:

> 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.
> :Michael
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