Greek crisis: An odyssey seen through ancient myth

Jun 24, 2012 Full story: Buffalo News 43

Cyclops a sculpure of the extibition ''The Greek Monsters'' in Benaki museum on Friday, June 15, 2012.

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Since: Sep 09

ISTANBUL

#45 Sep 3, 2012
Aurora Cathartes wrote:
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PS With your made in the USA military, why won't you attack Assad and help your Syrian neighbors who he kills hundreds of every week. I THINK THE OH SO BRAVE TURKS ARE AFRAID ASSADS RUSSIAN ALLIES WILL SQUASH THEM LIKE A BUG.
It's okay. With my Russian background, I understand why you fear us. Since I'm an American whose country made yours, you should understand why you embarrass me. We built you as a weapon (really cannon fodder) against the Soviet Union during the cold war and all you can manage is to brag and bully Greeks. Cowards!
are you in madhouse?heheheh
""Hungry hen imagines herself in wheatdepot while she was in pigshit and warm for someminutes"""

Cowards?
look at the mirror first

Since: May 12

Orange, CA

#46 Sep 3, 2012
Aurora Cathartes wrote:
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PS With your made in the USA military, why won't you attack Assad and help your Syrian neighbors who he kills hundreds of every week. I THINK THE OH SO BRAVE TURKS ARE AFRAID ASSADS RUSSIAN ALLIES WILL SQUASH THEM LIKE A BUG.
It's okay. With my Russian background, I understand why you fear us. Since I'm an American whose country made yours, you should understand why you embarrass me. We built you as a weapon (really cannon fodder) against the Soviet Union during the cold war and all you can manage is to brag and bully Greeks. Cowards!
This gets nuttier as it goes. We logged Aurora out, me in and the Topix lost my log in and just posted under my name?? Now I know why some of these nuts post here. TOPIX MADE THEM CRAZY!!
Greek Islander

Philadelphia, PA

#47 Oct 2, 2012
OguzTolga wrote:
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Hey Beberuhi,
Let me ask you a question..
You can not answer it I know..
Please do not tell me ""But Alexander brought civilizations etc hehehehe....
Hitler burned 6Millions of Jews to clean up the Breeds of the Humanity hehehehe
But Turks...?
Turks saved 45 States and more than 200 races under their 3 empires from Beijing to Wien in last 2.000 years..
All the states and races kept their;
-Religions
-Nationality
-Languages
-Traditions
alive..
If the Turks wanted to convert everybody or kill them all who could stop them?
The Ottoman Sultans (who btw were mostly of Greek ancestry) needed their Christian and Jewish subjects alive for economic reasons. Greek were expert sailors and merchants with centuries old business connections from Russia to Venice. Christians were also architects and rebuilt the cities which were destroyed by the Turks. The large mosques in Constantinople were built by Greek and Armenians...using the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Ayia Sophia as a model. The taxes collected from the Christian population generated much wealth for the Sultans. Christian boys were abducted for centuries, raised as fanatical muslims and trained in military camps to be the elite Janiisary corps.

The Turkic hordes who settled in Anatolia were mainly illiterate nomads used by the Sultans only for war. They had no other talents except for murder, rape, and theft. They lived in tents which they would pack on the backs of their Mongolian ponies during their migrations and ate raw meat. Basically these nomads were the lowest form of humanity, the bottom of the barrel.

These are the reasons the Sultans needed their Christian subjects, without them the Ottoman Empire would never have survived. In the 17th century When the Ottoman Empire started to crumble and the Christians began rebelling the Turks began their Genocides against them. From the destruction of Chios in 1822 to the Armenian and Pontian Genocides, Constantinople 1955 and Cyprus in 1974 the Turks showed the world they hadn't really changed since the day they migrated from Mongolia.

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