Sunday, 22 April 2018

Do Greeks know who their friends are?


Turkish journalist and Greek friend. She currently writes on ethnic and religious minorities issues  in Turkey and elsewhere including Christian persecutions.
She is said to be sponsored by  Jewish money through an organisation called.THE PHILOS PROJECT  in which she is an associate fellow. 
The Philos Project is said to be a Christian Anti-Iran Group, by Eli Clifton editor to RIGHT WEB , an organisation which monitors other organisations and individuals that promote militarist U.S. policies.

Are you following so far?

The Right Web, in turn was taken over in 2010 by the "Institute for Policy Studies" a highly influential think tank that "that consistently supported policies that facilitated the foreign policy goals of the Soviet Union and weakened the position of the United States" (KeyWiki).
The Right Web is closely aligned with THE NATION.

Back to Uzay Bulut.

She has recently written about Turkish activities in The Aegean and its policies towards Greece. Her article is worth reading. It is entitled 

Turkey Targeting Greece - Again

  • With the illegal seizures and occupation of northern Cyprus in 1974 and the Syrian city of Afrin this March -- with virtually no global reaction -- Turkey apparently feels unchallenged and eager to continue; this time, it seems, with the oil-and-gas rich islands of Greece.
  • "To take an interest in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Crimea, Karabakh, Bosnia and other brotherly regions is both the duty and the right of Turkey. Turkey is not just Turkey. The day we give up on these things will be the day we give up on our freedom and future." — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2016.
  • Turkish needs are in reality supplied by its association with the US. Turkish officials usually get whatever they want from the West, but they seem to have chosen to align themselves with Iran and Russia, possibly in attempt to blackmail the West for more.

Read the full article in the source HERE.

Having considered the merits of the information above and the reality of the article 
I ask you  OH DANAANS.


Thursday, 15 March 2018


Is this vital industry been deliberately pushed to failure?

Despite positive signs of future orders no action is taken for the employment of new workers.

This can only affect negatively the sustainability of the company in a time when Greece needs  hot income from foreign orders. 

A large part of Greek defence industry at the moment  is the programme of modernisation of the
Orion P3-C aircraft four of which EAB ( Hellenic Aerospace Industry) has undertaken to modernise.
                                                                                                                                         Tsakalotos and Tsipras are deep in thought. Why?

Unfortunately work cannot continue without the employment of ninenty specialist workers. This can only go ahead with the signing of the appropriate order by the Economic Minister Mr Tsakalotos.
At times when employment is used by the ruling Syriza Party as a means of political  manipulation, it seems quite short sighted to allow the Defence Industry to wither and possibly fall in the hands of foreign capital.

Mr Tsakalotos has not given reasons for the delay nor has he objected to the need for the replacement of workers who have left for various reasons such as pensioning and mass exits.
He has , however, put the signing on ice.
On the other hand, the need for 118 positions in the OTA (Local Government organisations)  have just been announced by Government.
Knowing the past record of this government in using employment for political reasons, we can only assume that these positions will be filled by relatives, friends and all sorts of other potentially electorally useful people.

Image result for p3c orion

The above picture is from an Orion P3-C parts info board from the USAN.

For the record, Mr Tsakalotos replaced Giannis Varoufakis as Finance Minister.


Monday, 12 March 2018


Straight from WIKI this is this latest list of countries by credit ratings

Only grahics are included for simpler viewing. A complete list can be obtained from the source.

Standard and Poor's







Wednesday, 10 January 2018

No Sir, not arthour evans


I was completely surprised to discover and embarrassed not have known that there has been another Discoverer of Knossos.
For decades Arthur Evans has been credited with the discovery of the palace of Knossos in Crete.
But the person who first set foot and excavated the ruins was Cretan  merchant and scholar Minos Kalokairinos.
The chain of events of this extraordinary part of Greek history is as follows:
1843    Minos Kalokairinos is born, fifth child of merchant Andreas Kalokairinos.
1862    Minos starts studies at the Law School in Athens. At 20 h.e has lost his mother and 3 brothers. His father died in 1864. This forces him to return to Crete and get involved with the family extensive business. In 1869 he marries Skevo Kriezi with whom he had five children.
1878    Kalokairinos has read Homer and other classical writers, mainly from Korais' library, so he decides that he will dig to find Minos' palace as it was described by Homer. He finds the store rooms of the palace where the royals kept their olive oil, wine etc. He also finds the corridor leading to the Royal throne.
The (Christian!) Pasha stops the dig fearing that international recognition will promote Cretan liberation.
Kalokairinos sends samples of the findings to the biggest European museums. Arthur Evans, curator of the Oxford Museum goes to Crete and works with Kalokairinos to get permission for more digs to no avail.
1898 25th August   During the 25th August events, Turks kill the brother and son of Kalokairinos. They burn his house and with it all artefacts and treasures he had found. Kalokairinos is ruined financially.
Crete is freed this year and Evans gets approval from the Cretan National Assembly for more digs but keeps Kalokairinos out of the picture.

 And there you have it.
Whom do you blame for this injustice? 
The Turkish rulers?
Arthur Evans?
The Crete National Assembly?

Talk soon