EU’s Top Soldier Hails Cyprus as “Pillar of Stability”

EU Military Committee Chairman Claudio Graziano, left, and Cyprus' National Guard Chief Ilias Leontaris arrive to talk to the media at the national guard headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

NICOSIA (AP) — The European Union’s top military official says he’s working with other EU army chiefs to come up with proposals aimed at enhancing the bloc’s military capabilities.

EU Military Committee Chairman Claudio Graziano says there’s “a lot of expectation” about what the EU can do in defense matters. He says projects like military mobility can connect the far reaches of Europe, to counter common threats.

Graziano was speaking Friday after talks with Cyprus’ National Guard Chief Ilias Leontaris. Graziano hailed Cyprus as a “solid partner and pillar of stability” in Europe’s southeastern corner, while acknowledging the challenges the east Mediterranean island nation faces with migrant inflows.

Leontaris said strengthened cooperation is essential because remnants of the Islamic State group may take advantage of the migration crisis to infiltrate terrorists into Europe.

EU Military Committee Chairman Claudio Graziano, left, and Cyprus’ National Guard Chief Ilias Leontaris talk after their meeting at the national guard headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Graziano says he is working with other EU army chiefs to come up with proposals aimed at enhancing the bloc’s military capabilities. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
EU Military Committee Chairman Claudio Graziano, left, and Cyprus’ National Guard Chief Ilias Leontaris talk to the media during a press conference at the national guard headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Graziano says he is working with other EU army chiefs to come up with proposals aimed at enhancing the bloc’s military capabilities. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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  1. This is the EU bureaucrats..another white supremacist Aristocrate…who states the obvious…that the Aristocrates with their money are fully satisfied with being under the rule of Nato and the EU…to protect maintain their precious billions and assets!

    Only ….white supremacist could sugar coat …and endorse a government that is just a maintenance crew for the aircraft carrier of Nato ..manned by Turkey, the United States and England!

  2. Cyprus is a “solid partner” of NATO? Or is it simply one of NATO’s colonies?

    I want peace, but I have to state the obvious.

  3. Cyprus is not a member of Nato… but clearly under the control of Nato…and which we can conclude …is the undeclared colony of the United States , British and Turkey Nato contingent!

    However…. maybe …just maybe…I am being a little harsh on the proletariate representative of the EU.

    There are many members of the EU …who wish to develope their own military force…to break away from the grip of the United States, and Britain…thru their protection racket …which demands subserviance to the interests of the Empire in Washington!

    The recent blackmailing of European Bloc…to terminate relationships with Iran and Russia .or be sanctioned economically by the United States, the insane antics of the U.S government to provoke hostilities with Russia ….and finally, realizing that they should not depend on an irrational country …who publicly demands that the EU and their Nato vassals states must comply and represent the interests of a bunch of lunatics in our government ….are desperate to take control of their military and political sovereignty

    So …if this is true….then we have two possible outcomes.which would be very favorable to Cyprus….in being a military base as part of their membership in the Eu..which they are a part of….and by the laws of the Eu…would and should dictate the removal of any other bases like the British and Turks s…with a military force provided by an entire alliance of European countries!

    However …the other outcome …is very bad for Cyprus …since..what this communist is really saying …that they would like to add another foreign military alliance to the rape of Cyprus…which will simply add another occupier to Cyprus …to wage war on their enemies …just like the United States , Britain , and Turkey….and ….relegate even further the government of Cyprus to being the largest aircraft carrier in the world ..maintained by not only the United States and Nato …but now the rest of the European countries of the EU! The government of Cyprus …would still be just the maintanance workers and its people …just fodder for all the wars they would be forced to participate in!

    The people of Cyprus ..if the really want to be treated with respect and as equals…must remove the current government …and vote on a referendum to unite with Greece…who is part of the EU….and would provide with the EU Armies all the protection the people of Cyprus needs…. and would destroy Edrogans brains in rage ..and provide the dreaded enemies of America…the Greek Orthodox faithful…the opportunity to defend themselves from the Global agenda of the Anglo American and British white supremacist colonialist!

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