A construction site of the Limassol Marina in the Cypriot Mediterranean city on March 19, 2013. Russia has its eyes set on Cyprus’ strategic location as a naval base.(BARBARA LABORDE/AFP/Getty Images)
A construction site of the Limassol Marina in the Cypriot Mediterranean city on March 19, 2013. Russia has its eyes set on Cyprus’ strategic location as a naval base.
(BARBARA LABORDE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cyprus—the Russian Angle

March 21, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
One commentator gives an intriguing observation about Russo/German antics in Cyprus.
 

Sometimes a non-mainstream observer of the world scene comes up with real food for thought. Such was the case this week when British blogger Alexander Boot reflected on the actions of Russia and Germany in regard to the Cyprus situation.

Boot asks an obvious question, “The question is why the ecb and imf, which is to say Germany, made this raid a precondition for the bailout of Cyprus? After all, they were more lenient when bailing out Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain. Why single out Cyprus for rough treatment?” (March 19).

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