Cyprus's Makarios, who was toppled because he was not a friend of the CIA.
Russia is to restructure the €2.5 billion loan it gave Cyprus in 2011.
The repayment period will be extended and the interest rate has been decreased from 4.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent.
Russia agrees to restructure €2.5bln loan to Cyprus
Cyprus is considering allowing Russian warships to use the port of Limassol.
Syria: facts would have to change 'significantly' before fresh vote / Russia Restructures Cyprus Debt; Cyprus Prohibits US Strikes On Syria / 'We will not be used as a launching pad for Syria attack'
The U.K. has 2 military bases on Cyprus.
According to The Telegraph:
The UK government has not explicitly rule out the use of the RAF bases on Cyprus for an attack on Syria by the UK's allies.
Syria: facts would have to change 'significantly' before fresh vote
"As soon as all this Syria strike talk started it dawned on me that the attack on Cyprus, both financially and militarily, was all just part of the plan set up to get to the very point we have reached NOW!
"Obviously, even though the oblivious Cypriot government ministers are saying that the island will play no part, it is blaringly obvious they they have been stuck in the middle from the beginning.
"Remember my blog posts from Cyprus, about the Mari explosion in 2011, and whispers of foreign involvement and uranium (just a ruse), and let's not forget the munitions were heading for SYRIA and stored in Cyprus at the behest of Mrs Clinton!
"Cyprus IS the USA's tool in all of this...the U2, which I happen to know is flown out of there on a regular basis, uses the UK's bases. A lot of people have seen the American aircraft there very often, way before the current troubles.
"There is even a building right in the middle of Akrotiri which the locals call 'spook central' ...seriously... Its so obvious yet almost totally ignored by the media."
MOSSAD AND THE CYPRUS EXPLOSION
At Zygi, in 1998, the arrest took place of two agents of Israel's Mossad.
According to Machi newspaper, the Mossad spy ring included Cypriots and fed information about Cypriot weapons systems and installations to Mossad and Britain's MI6.
Cyprus Mail: News Articles in English, 98-11-15
The "Mossad men were captured at a sensitive time when Cyprus was threatening to place Russian S-300 surface-to-air missiles as protection against Turkish jets at a base the Mossad agents were believed to be monitoring.
"It was coupled with reports that Israel had been training Turkish pilots on how to avoid the SAM missiles."
The 11 July 2011 blast at Zygi killed 12 people, including the commander of the country's navy.
"A fire reportedly ignited about 100 containers holding confiscated Iranian explosives at the naval base at Zygi.
"The fire spread to the island's largest power station. It has been knocked out, resulting in widespread power cuts...
"The blast, which occurred at 0600, was 'rather like a sonic boom', eyewitness Hermes Solomon told the BBC."
Who would want to disable both the Cyprus Army and the Navy?
(SEE: The Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus Disagreement Over Mediterranean Gas and Oil).
"Yesterday, Netanyahu was all set to challenge Lebanon's rights to parts of the Mediterranean gas and oil basin in a U.N. standoff, hoping to get the backing of the 'civilized world' behind the claims, which he fully intended to stake-out, believing that he had the Cypriot government's backing.
"According to the Lebanese news site Al-Manar, the government in Cypress expressed a willingness to negotiate with Tripoli over the position of what is known as 'point 23.'
"Today the arms dump of confiscated Iranian/Hezbollah arms explodes, taking-out the heads of Army and Navy."
Cyprus Blast Destroys Vassilikos Power Plant, Power Lost To 50% of the Island
The ship that brought cargo of death to Cyprus
(links from Peter Chamberlin -http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/)
A reader comments on the 11 July 2011 explosion at the 'Evangelos Florakis Naval Base' in Cyprus.
Did some digging and came up with photos of the containers: http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7503/78322913.png
Here are the containers days before the explosion some clearly experiencing high internal pressure due to gas build ups or smaller explosions: http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/1161/15052352.jpg
Here is the blast radius for a view of where it was relative to the power station: http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7825/83340111.jpg
THERE IS ONE POTENTIALLY MAJOR BOMBSHELL, claims have emerged that these Iranian munitions consisted of depleted uranium.
If the stories are legitimate perhaps they could explain why the weapons were stored for so long and not destroyed.
Relevant links to DU: Fwww.zougla.
CYPRESS MEDIA ALSO REPORTING ABOUT DU:http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/concerns-surface-over-possible-mari-health-hazard/20110714