It seems that the various local politicians are holding self-built compasses wrought with personal dogmas, unreliable and rusty and they are guiding the emotionally charged masses to nowhere... perhaps a bit like the emotionally and strategically blind leading the blind?
It is deeply regrettable that two countries would seek to arm the government of Syria while it is virtually waging war on its own people, sending tanks and troops into cities to kill innocent civilians. However, this is something we see time and again.
Improved relations with Athens and Nicosia should be considered a victory for Netanyahu, but it's unclear whether an alliance with Cyprus and the Balkan states can substitute for Israel's former partnership with Turkey.
Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış has threatened that if the Republic of Cyprus enters claimed Turkish terrestrial waters during their oil exploration efforts in the Mediterranean, Turkey will not hesitate to deploy war ships.
The path that is forged for a Cyprus solution will have twists and turns indicative of any negotiation process. However, at the end of that winding path one thing is clear--Cyprus should be one country.