Rugoz wrote:Yes! Turkey, the beacon of liberty where people are jailed for insulting the Sultan, is going to teach the rest of the ME democracy! Oh it's so obvious, now that I've seen the light!
Having better democratic standards in your home country does no give the right to declare which countries deserve to democracies and which ones are not or which ones to be colonized.
Your words remind me of Benjamin Disraeli's "Democracy at home, imperialism abroad" approach to politics. It was perhaps a marketable idea back in mid 19th century. But, it is the zenith of intellectual astigmatism if you think that it still is in 21st century.
noemon wrote:You 're boring me and the readers with your faux quips of "wisdom", they're just fake fillers because you do not have an actual argument.
Well that's sad.
For my part, as a huge fan of absurd comedy, I find you quite entertaining.
noemon wrote:First of all, it does not matter if Turkey recognises or not the UN law of the Sea. Turkey can do whatever she likes in areas under her own jurisdiction and apply or not apply that law as she sees fit within her own territory. Not recognising something does not give you entitlement to foreign territory. That is worse than being an ultra-nationalist Van.
Second, Turkey not recognising the UN law is just evidence of her being a rogue nation with no respect for international law.
Third, the UN Law of the Sea is customary international law. The concept of the EEZ including the illegal one declared by Turkey & Libya does not exist outside this customary UN law. So your hypocrisy is quite shameless, mate.
First of all, it's not a matter of recognition, it's a matter of participation. Surely, an international convention has no binding effect on countries that have not signed and ratified it. As a result, mentioned UN convention cannot form a legal basis for EEZ negotiations between Turkey and Greece, which, by the way, did not take place at all. Your self-declared jurisdiction over areas of sea between our countries is nothing more than a fantasy.
Secondly, There are a number countries around the globe that have not signed the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982. If memory is not failing me, USA is one of them.
Thirdly, You Greeks are such literatist demons as long as it serves your interest. Independent from that, you personally seem to be not well versed about United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 at all.
Allow me to educate you a little bit.
Spain and Morocco are both signers of the mentioned convention. Their EEZ demarcation zones are shown in the top graph, where red areas belong to Spain, and blue areas belong to Morocco. Bottom graph shows how it should have been zoned in accordance to Greek fantasies.
Well, I am afraid it's not gonna happen regardless of the longevity and the degree of absurdity of your Greek dramatizations.
Shrink, tyrant, from my words of fire! And tremble at a poet's ire! -FERDOWSI