Letter to the Editor: On Drilling for Oil off the Coast of Cyprus

FILE - In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, a man walks as an other man sits on a beach during a warm day as a drilling platform is seen in the background, outside from Larnaca port, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

To the Editor:

Thank you for the article that appeared in the June 15 issue, Accidental War Worries Grow Over Aegean Sea and Cyprus. I hope that all this oil drilling off the coast of Cyprus will help and not hurt the country and indeed the region, but it looks like the finding of oil is always both a blessing and a curse. I thought we had moved away from oil and gas towards alternative fuels that are not so harmful to the environment, but it seems like people want to rely on old ways of thinking when it comes to energy. It might help Cyprus finally get justice after all these years, but again I hope the cost is not too great. As long as Cyprus is a divided, occupied nation, I don’t think anyone is truly free.

Nick Evripides

Philadelphia, PA

3 Comments

  1. Well stated Nick, AND THE BIGGEST ACCIDENT BEYOND WAR , IS AN ARMADA OIL RIGS EXPLODING OR LEAKING THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF OIL WHICH DESTROY BEACHES, BOATING ,FISHING, RECREATIONAL WATER INDUSTRIES, HOTEL RESORTS, TOURIST AND RESTAURANT INDUSTRY!.. …

    HAVE THE PEOPLE OF CYPRUS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES TO THEIR WAY OF LIFE AND ECONOMIES BY PLACING OIL FACTORIES IN THE PRISTENE WATERS OF CYPRUS!

    THESE DANGER.ARE WELL KNOWN TO THE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES .OF THE EAST AND WEST COASTS OF AMERICA…AND BAN THESE THESE POLLUTERS WHO DESTROYED THE ECONOMIES AND COASTS OF THE STATES OF LOUISIANA, ALABAMA , FLORIDA.TO THE TUNE OF 29 BILLION DOLLARS IN DESTRUCTION TO THEIR INDUSTRIES AND BY JUST ONE OIL RIG 45 MILES AWAY!….VEIW DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER.

    AN ARREST WARRANT SHOULD BE ISSUED AGAINST ANASTASIADES THE CAPTAIN OF THE NATO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS MANNED BY A CREW OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES CALLED NATO FOR DEPRIVING DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF CYPRUS TO BE MADE AWARE OF THE THREATS TO THEIR SAFETY AND WAY OF LIFE BY PUTTING THESE OIL FACILITIES IN THE MOST PRISTENE WATERS OF THE WORLD AND LIKE AMERICAS HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO BAN THESE OIL FROM THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS.AND ALASKA.

    EVEN ANIMAL RIGHTS ARE RESPECTED IN THE BANING OF THESE OIL TIME BOMBS ..THAT MAKE MONEY FOR EXXON MOBIL THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY.AND COULD CARE LESS WHAT THEY LEAVE BEHIND!

    THE JEWEL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN! SHOULD NOT LOOK LIKE KUWAIT..OIL AND SAND.!

  2. Why aren’t the Turks drilling inside their territorial waters?
    With three nuclear electricity generating plants in the works,
    why do they need to do these elaborate oil explorations?
    Who is bankrolling all the expensive and grandiose projects
    in Turkey?

  3. Baffled.Why….

    Nato Dictator Anastasiades and captain of the Nato Aircraft Carrier called Cyprus , who are manned by foreign countries from Nato, and now exclusively building Oil and Gas depots right on the shores of the most beautiful Island in the EU…whose Natural beauty is the envy of the EU and world…and serving almost 3 million tourist a year to enjoy its beauty and includes about 900,000 Russians of that total,.who may not like the idea of wading into oil polluted waters, or having their seaford lathered with black oil.not Greek Kalamata olive oil !

    Really,.Nato Turkey is attacking Cyprus again?.. are they not the guarantor of Cyprus sovereignty with Nato Britain and Greece. and led by the self appointed ” Policeman of the World” the United States .who have done a bang up job since the end of WW 2. in killing an estimated 22 million non Anglo foreign citizens of the world and appear poised to murder the entire world TO RUN THEIR POLICE STATE!

    DID NOT ANASTASIADES WITH THE U.S ENVOY AGREE TO LEGITIMIZE AND RECOGNIZE THE OCCUPIED NORTHERN REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS AS STATE, WHICH THE WORLD BODY OF THE U.N. DOES NOT, AND IN THEIR EYES..NORTHERN REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS DOES NOT EVEN EXIST…WHEN THEY AGREED TO SHARE OIL REVENUES WITH TURKS OF NORTHERN CYPRUS!

    ANASTASIADES AND U.S. ARE TRAITORS IN DOING WHAT UN RESOLUTION SINCE 1974 DID NOT DO…RECOGNIZE THE LEGITIMACY OF THE NORTHER REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS. TO EXIST ..WHEN THEY TURNED OVER OIL RIGHTS TO NORTHERN CYPRUS!.

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