“When the time comes, we’ll do what’s necessary. As we say, we may come down suddenly one night,” the Turkish President said.
With such words The Turkish President brutally insults Hellenism – on an almost daily basis – making unacceptable threats against the sovereignty of Greece.
And he even seems to enjoy it. He is of course scolding us for not doing what he wants, and warning us of the consequences of our disobedience.
To his repertoire of folk songs he has added the lyrics of the song “we may come down suddenly one night,” which refers to the invasion of Cyprus. Now, ‘he will come’ to ‘liberate’ the Aegean islands, which he says are “under occupation.”
What arrogance! What madness!
On the other hand, what else should the man say in order for us to understand that his “patience,” as he says again and again, is running out?
What is so obvious now, what I have been warning for years would happen, is still ignored or underestimated by politicians and media in Greece: “Don’t pay attention to him… he says these things for internal consumption,” etc. they say.
Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case. He means it. He is preparing public opinion. He may even have already determined on which night they will “come down.”
It sounds crazy. It sounds like a nightmare – and yet, this is the situation.
What can we do?
The most important thing is to forge national solidarity. The lack of unity will give Erdogan the impression that now, with the nation divided, thus weakened, is the right night to “come down.”
Does Greece have other problems? Of course it has.
But they pale in before this.
Furthermore, it goes without saying that the armed forces of Greece and Cyprus should be on full alert.
And NATO must finally take responsibility. How paranoid is it for a member country to threaten – blackmail – another member country?
Wouldn’t it be tragic if NATO, alongside the war in Ukraine, had to face a conflict between Greece and Turkey? And wouldn’t Putin be overjoyed if that happened?
Finally, every scenario to prevent a conflict between Greece and Turkey comes down to this question: What is America doing now and what will it do if the unthinkable happens?
In the meantime, let’s all cheer for the “suddenly one night.” It will be… a blast.