By Edmond Y. Azadian
Pontius Pilates have survived Jesus’ era and they are around still today to pass judgments on political and historical problems. They all gang up on Armenians who cannot offer neither oil nor strategic territory to be reckoned with. They only have justice on their side. A justice which is not worth much on the political market.
Turkey’s political jugglers are highly-skilled in floating colorful balloons to dupe the international community, that is, those parties looking for cop-outs as an easy way to avoid from making a stand.
In trying to subvert the Cyprus problem, the United Nations’ Anan plan was promoted and actually placed on a referendum to corner the Greek Cypriots whose sovereignty was violated by Turkish aggression and 38 percent of whose territory is still under occupation.
The Anan plan heavily favored the Turkish position and would have perpetuated the territorial and legislative division of Cyprus had it been adopted.
In a word, the Turks were to be rewarded for their aggression. When Greek Cypriots overwhelmingly voted against it, they were blamed for refusing a “peace plan.”