LETTERS ON CYPRUS
I came across this letter today to the editor of the Cyprus Mail. It was not so much the letter that got my attention but the comment that was posted in response to it.
“I READ in your newspaper all the accusations and denials over the Mari explosion disaster. It seems that this president will not accept that it occurred due to his promises made to Syria and Iran that he would protect their munitions at all costs and nobody would be allowed near them to inspect the hazards.
I also read that the president is immune from prosecution except for a few reasons, one being an ‘Act of Treason’.
Might I remind your readers that Guy Fawkes was hanged in the UK for threatening to blow up the Houses of Parliament (with the subsequent potential loss of life) for being a traitor. Can you please explain why, when an explosion actually occurred, and 13 precious lives really were lost due to this individual’s political stance, the president is not being prosecuted for treason?”
R Riddick, Paralimni
The comment below in reply to the letter (note the above letter writer’s name first)
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