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US: Anti-Russian War-Mongering Bad Losers Hystery FLOP: Nothing but Tintin Rastapopoulos Irrelevancy

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Saturday, November 04, 2017
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Controversial and UnPopular Establishment's "Deep State"'s (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/journalistgreenwaldfortrumpondeepstate.html) notorious Anti-Russian, War-Mongering, and "Socialist" (Dems') Bad Losers' Hystery against New US President Don Trump, with Claims about a so-called "Russian Manipulation of the 2016 US Election", concluded this week in a spectacular, unbelievable Flop :


- In Fact, substantially Nothing more than an Irrelevant "Complot" Story, with "Star" Actor a kind of ... "Tintin" Comics' character, the Mysterious and pittoresque "Mr. Rastapopoulos" !...

 

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First Pictured at Famous Comics' Writer Hergé's "Tintin in America", seated next to a spicy Female Actress, (Mary Pikefort), at "Socialist" (Dems') Obama's (and former "Al Capone") Headquarters at Chicago, according to "Wikipedia", that alleged "Italo-Greek-American", Black-Haired but largely Bald, and Fancy-Dressed Character, nick-named "Roberto Rastapopoulos", plays the Role of a Satanic Chief-Crook, who Manipulates almost everything, Secretly Hidden Behind various Cosmopolitan Identities (f.ex. Film-Media producer, etc) allowing to often Travel Abroad accross all Continents, (even in an UFO !), and Accused to Master-mind the Worst collective Crimes accross the World, (including Drugs and/or Slaves' Trafficking, etc)...


Hergé apparently Inspired Mueller's team, (in charge of an "Investigation" on alleged Russian Interferences accused to have "Manipulated" the 2016 US Presidential Election, as if USA was a "3rd World", weak and poor, small and defenseless Country...), who Found a practically UnKnown "Georges Papadopoulos" (equivalent to "John Smith" in English, or "Jean Dupond" in French : alias a quasi-Anonymous, too Ordinary Name, shared by Thousands of various People), now Living also in Chicago, who is also Black-Haired and Partly Bald, often Travelling often Abroad (f.ex. from/to London, UK, where he held a Post at an Energy Center of the Institute for International Law), has also had alleged Links to a so-called "Female" character, (this time a "Russian" Lady: Could it be the Voluptyous Natalia Veselnitskaya ?), and is also, apparently, Suspected to have attempted to Master-mind, no more or less, than, a Direct Trump - Putin Deal to Reveal to the Public some unnamed "Dirt" allegedly Hidden in emails concerning Hillary Clinton !

 

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(The New, Diabolic "Mr. Rastapopoulos", as seen by CNN)

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Indeed, this New "Rastapopoulos", after Initially Working for anOther Candidate (Ben Carson), had reportedly offered his UnPaid services, (that he used to trade in London, UK, as an "Oil-Gas" Consultant), as "a Volunteer", to a Collective "Panel" of "Foreign Policy Advisers" in Trump's Campaign Team, mainly Back on March-April 2016, (from when Dates a Photo showing Mr. Georges Papadopoulos, with his Black-Haired and Partly Bald Head, seated at a Packed Table, amidst a Lot of various Staff, Advisers, Volunteers, etc, chaired by Trump, on March 2016, which, Suddenly, circulated all over the World, as alleged "Proof" Number 1, of an alleged "Russian" infiltration in his November 2016 Electoral Win)...


An Amusing Coincidence is the Fact that even that Unique relevant, Collective Photo was Published by Trump himself, Vaguelly referring to his "Security Team", (instead of "Foreign Policy Advisors"), who Tweeted that on ... "April 1st" !

 

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Curiously, Mr. Papadopoulos (even if he's Suspected by the FBI to have eventualy played a role in Foreign Policy) was reportedly Accepted to approach Trump's Staffers by one among its "Campaign Supervisors", Sam Clovis, who Now serves as a White House's Advisor on ..."Agriculture" (sic !)


White House's Press Spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee, reportedly stressed that his role had been "extremely Limited" on a Voluntary advisory Board, and "No activity was ever done in an Official capacity".  Other sources note that he had been  more sending ..."Emails" to some in the Campaign Team, and Less being really "Present" around Trump's tower...


Most Important : many Facts (including among those Published by Mr. Mueller's Official Prosecution Documents) clearly indicate, that, since that March 2016 Photo, our New "Rastapopoulos" seems (Contrary to "Tintin"'s Original Rastapopoulos : Comp. Supra) to have almost ...Nothing noteworthy to report, practically Dragging his Feet (and/or put by Trumps' Campaign Team apparently in a "Capboard", at the Margins) :


- His Only "Fixed Idea" : that of serving as Intermediary for a First Meeting (preferably with "a Trip to Russia") between Trump and Putin, or, at least, among some of their Top Advisors, was Never Materalized in practice, as FBI's own Documents also clearly indicate..., (among others, also, since Mr. Georges Papadopoulos reportedly Persists to repeatedly Suggest such a Move, by sending in vain, again and again, far away "E-Mails", from March up to the Autumn of 2016, apparently withOut the expected Result)...


- " The Trip (to Russia) proposed by defendant Papadopoulos did Not take place", Concludes, indeed, the October 2017 Dated Official Court prosecution Document, made on FBI's demand.


As for the alleged "Dirt" about Hillary that might, eventually, reveal some Emails, as anOther Russian link, (Mysteriously nicknamed by the FBI with the Suggestive, "B-Series Cinema" Code : "the Professor" !), all the way Back to March 2016 only, NOTHING concrete emerges in Mr. Mueller's official documents, until Now, on November 2017. Moreover, there is Not even Any eventual Claim that such, supposedly Critical Emails about Hillary, might have contained, perhaps, "Fake" News, instead of the Plain Truth, (on Issues which might, Otherwise, had been Hidden from the American People, even when it had to take Crucial Decisions in Democratic and Transpârent Electoral debates).


FBI-nicknamed "Professor" would be, in fact, Joseph Mifsud, a Teaching Fellow at a University in Scotland, and Academician in Malta, as well as Director of the International Diplomatic Academy (in London too).
The Only thing for which our, (quite Disappointing...), "New Mr. Rastapopoulos", is Officialy Accused is, Merely, to have allegedly "Lied" about the Unique and Precise Point on When Exactly he had really Met and Spoken, for the 1st Time, with that "Professor" and the "Female" Russian characters, cited above, (i.e., Before or After Briefly and Superficially Joining Trumps' Electoral Team, as an UnPaid Volunteer, shortly Included in a Collective "Panel" about "Foreign Policy", Back on March/April 2016). Nothing else.


While, moreover, it had reportedly become quite obvious that he was rather Trying to Use his alleged "Russian Contacts" (in Fact, quite Low Level, and often, even Anonymous), probably also as a Way to Boost his own Personal Importance inside Trump's Collective Campaign Team, (apparently Failing to really achieve that)...


At any case, at least since August 2016, this "New Mr. Rastapopoulos" had been requested, by Trump's Campaign, to Simply Forward his Emails, from now on, to the Lowest possible relevant Stuff, and there are No Reported serious Contacts with any Senior Trump Officer from then, until far After the November 2016 Election, practically until the FBI relevant Enquiry reached him at he Beginning of Next Year, 2017.


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+ Perhaps in an attempt to make, Nevertheless, things look more Serious, in an UnRelated Case, Side by Side with that "New Rastapopoulos" Affair, FBI's Investigator Mr. Mueller's Team found Necessary to Simultaneously Add also a much more Heavy, but Irrelevant (See Infra) lot of Accusations launched against one among the most ...Short-Lived Former Trump's Campaign Managers : Paul Manafort, who durated on that Job Only a Few Months, from June to August 2016 !...


But Manafort is, notoriously, quite a Heavy Weight, in general : He reportedly has gathered Top Experience in the Past, as former Advisor also to the Electoral Campaigns of GOP's Top Presidential Candidates Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush (Senior, i.e. Father of Twice-Elected G.W.Bush), Bob Dole, etc., while also Leading a Washington DC Consultant and Lobbying Business, allegedly including also some Heads of State/Government in several Countries accross the Continents, but mainly US Politicians, Private Corporations, etc.


Nevertheless, it's, Curiously, Only Now, on the Occasion of an Investigation officially Focused on alleged Russian interference in the Latest, November 2016, US Presidential Election, that FBI's Bob Mueller's team was led to Ask to Prosecute Manafort, (who is Soon Aged 69 y.o.), for the 1st Time, as Accused for an awful lot of alleged Wrongdoings, included, among others, also : "Conspiracy against the US" (sic !), "acting as UnRegistered Agent of a Foreign principal" (a reportedly Frequent Practice at Wash. DC, according to mainstream Press), "Money Laundering", "No Declaration of (Many) Foreign Bank Accounts", "False/Misleading Statements" around the above-mentioned accusations, etc.

 

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Manafort Pleaded 100% "Not Guilty", and his Lawer reportedly Rejected most Accusations as "Ridiculous !", vowing to "Reply" in concreto, during the Legal Procedure which "Starts" for his client. He was Obliged to Pay a Bail, and was placed under House arrest.


Trump had, apparently, been (at least Partly) Warned by the FBI, at his 1st Security "Briefing" (as GOP's Nominate to the US Presidential Election) already Back on August 2016, and this may Explain why he Droped then Manafort, (until things are clarified), and Hired, as Campaign Managers, Conway and Bannon, (with whom he went on to Win the November 2016 Election).


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But the Obvious, Big Critical Questions, inevitaby Raised by that case, are, at least 3 :


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- (A) IRRELEVANT :
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First of all, almost NOTHING among those late Accusations against Manafort, does Not seem to Concern the November 2016 US Presidential Election, at all !


Indeed, All of them Concern mainly his alleged Work done for the former President of Ukraine, Yanukovich, and/or his "Party of the Regions", already between 2006 - 2013, (i.e. from Winning the 2010 Elections inside Ukraine, up to his Brutal Eviction by Violent and Bloody Riots at Kiev on February 2014), as well as, Briefly, for its expected Successor : the "Opposition Block", during 1 Year more Only, and various reported Financial and/or Administrative Issues more or less, directly or indirectly Linked with such kind of alleged activities.


I.e., once again, Nothing in particular on the November 2016 US Presidential Election, Not even all its previous, Pre-Electoral Campaign (of 2015-2016)...


And Nothing about Hillary Clinton, Neither for Any alleged Suspicion of eventual links with one or another Supposed Russian Attempt to "Interfere" in the November 2016 US Presidential : An astonishingly Total Zero !


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- (B) Too OLD :
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Moreover, almost entirely, All those various Alleged Wrongdoings are, obviously, Too OLD, compared to the main Scope of Mueller's mandate to Investigate the Circumstances of the 2016 US Presidential Election, since they have, almost Entirely already Occured, more or less, Long BEFORE its Pre-Electoral Campaign, and particularly, Between 2006 or 2008 and 2013.

This damning Fact, clearly Results, Both by FBI's and Wash. DC. Court's own Official Documents containing the Accusations against Manafort, (which also Point mainly at a 2008-2013 Period of the Past),
and, also, by the Additional Fact that, (as several Critical Observers immediately Noted), Don Trumb had ...Not even Announced his own Candidacy (2014-2015) during those alleged controversial Manafort dealings of a (Comparatively) Remote Past !

Even the several Concrete References, among others, to the Dates of Various alleged "Money Laundering" Manoeuvers by Manafort and his agents, through Foreign Bank Accounts, for a large part reportedly opened in Cyprus, (Before using also "Grenadines" Islands, the "UK", etc, Later-on), almost All are Limited Exclusively during the Period Between the Beginning of 2008 - and early March 2013 Only, (as the Official FBI/Court Prosecution Documents attest).

I.e., a Period of Time which Astonishingly Coincides, with a Surprizing Precision, Exactly to the Term in Office of Controversial former President of Cyprus Demetres Christofias, a Leftist, (in fact, Politically Near former US President Barack Hussein Obama, and/or Hillary Clinton), who Served between March 2008 - February 2013, and was Strongly Accused to Bear Heavy Responsibilities for a Deadly Explosion (of Confiscated Weapons for Syria, blocked by International Sanctions) which Killed Many People and Destroyed the Country's most Important Electricity-producing Power House, etc., near a Stategic Naval Base, provoking a Long Series of Huge Popular Demonstrations asking for his Impeachment (See: ...), by another Strange Coincidence, immediately After some Other UnPrecedented Incidents that he had just Provoked in Geneva, around UNO's Top Political Talks for a Solution of Cyprus' Issue on July 2011, (Comp. relevant "Eurofora"'s NewsReports from the spot, at UNO's Pan-European Headquarters). To that were Added, more Recently, even Accusations for alleged Corruption and/or Exploitation related to an Important Businessman who used to work with his Party, (still Pending to the Courts, even Today), etc.


On the Contrary, when a New Cyprus' President took over : the Current, ChristianDemocrat/EPP's Nicos Anastassiades, of the Center-Right, (i.e. almost Equivalent to USA's Conservative Republican President Don Trump nowadays), from early March 2013, until February 2018, then, Manafort's alleged "Money Laundering" through Foreign-held Bank and/or Other Businesses' Accounts' Immediately STOPS via Cyprus, from 3/2013 up to Now: 11/2017 !...


Indeed, Serious Measures against Money Laundering and/or other Hasards were reportedly taken in Cyprus After 2013, until Now (2017) by the New President's Center-Right Government.


So that all such alleged Shady Money Transferts for Manafort from Abroad into the US, had, from then, to Continue Only through various Other Intermediaries accross the World, (as, f.ex., the "Grenadines" Islands, the "U.K.", or Other "Unknown" premisses, etc.), and even that, just for 1 or 2 More Years (i.e. 2013-2014, having apparently 100% Finished on 2015).

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(C) + SUSPECT !
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=> In Consequence, after Observing All the above-Mentioned Facts, (Comp. Supra, under "A" and "B"), the Inevitably Raised Question, obviously is :


- WHY Manafort is Prosecuted SO LATE, Only Now, for alleged Acts which reportedly Occured Only such a Very LONG TIME AGO ?


I.e. Only on November 2017, for alleged Facts of 2006 or 2008 - 2013 ?


- What Happened during all that Long Period of Time with quasi-Total Inactivity, in this regard, from Law-Enforcing US Authorities, during the Terms in Office of "Socialists"("Dems") of the Left, as Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama (respectively : 2009-2012 and 2009-2016) ?


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+ Even More Troubling :


 - How to Explain Manafort's Sudden, Exceptional Massive Withdrawal of Funds from his Cyprus' Bank Accounts practically at the Eve of an UnPrecedented and UnAnnounced, Neither generally Expected, Sudden ..."Blockade" of All People's Savings entrusted to any Bank throughout the Island, according to a Controversial Decision of "€uro"'s Authorities, taken and immediately Implemented io Cyprus from mid-March 2013 ?


That "Never Seen Before", (Nor After), Controversial but Drastic and massive Move, had been suddenly Taken, Only on Cyprus, by €uroGroup's New President then, (from January 2013, until recently), Dutch Minister of Finances, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who has been Strongly Criticized for such an Extreme Measure. Normally, Nobody knew about such a possibility, Before it Surprisingly occured all out of a sudden.


>>> Nevertheless, Manafort's alleged Movements of Funds, clearly indicate that, whoever was Managing them, in fact, Knew what was going to happen, and when !

 

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Indeed, as FBI/Court's Official Prosecution's Data show, While, most of the Times, the Frequent Withdrawals of Money from Cyprus' Accounts towards the USA, for several Years, Remained at about 10 to 70 Thousands $, on the Contrary, since the End of the Year 2012 until Mid-March 2013, they Suddenly Jump, Exceptionally, up to 3-Digit much Bigger Numbers, such as, f.ex., 100, 149, 298 and even 375 Thousands $, (the Latter  - and Biggest ever Sum of that Money - Right at the Eve of the above-mentioned UnPrecedented Blockade of all Bank Accounts in Cyprus by the €uroGroup's new Head : Comp. Supra), until they Stop, for ever...


+ Same Strange Phenomenon, also at anOther such Account : Money Transferts which Used to Stay Between 11 and 25 Thousands $, Suddenly Jump Up to 3-Digits Numbers of 160, 194, 290 and 260 Thousands $, shortly Before they Definitively Stop through Cyprus, at around Mid-March 2013.


Afterwards, Manafort's controversial Money Transferts from various Foreign Bank Accounts to his Business inside the USA, (which reportedly Persist until about 2014, at the Latest), continue Only through Other Countries' Intermediaries, f.ex. via "Grenadines" Islands, the "UK", or Other, "Unknown" entities, etc, (See relevant Graphics, as pictured in FBI/Court's Official Documents).

=> WHO might have WARNED him, then that All his Cyprus' Bank Accounts were going to be, Exceptionally, Confiscated ?...

>>> Back, then, on March 2013, USA's and Cyprus', as well as the Netherlands' Governing Politicians were All, more or less Left-leaning "Socialists", (from USA's Barack Hussein Obama, to Cyprus' Demetres Christofias, until Dutch and €uroGroup's Jeroen Dijsselbloem himself : Comp. Supra), etc.

+ As they were too, in the USA, all that Period of Time, during which, Manafort had Not been Persecuted, Neiher Otherwise Disturbed by the Public Authorities (+2013 - 2016), for what he had already done in the Past, But is Only Now (2017) Reproached to him, for the First Time : I.e. Barack Hussein Obama's "Socialists" of the "Dem" Party.

++ And Remember for which Main Reason Trump had Hired Manafort, as Electoral Campaign Manager, Back during June - August 2016 : It was, notoriously, in order to Replace Levandovski, his Initial Manager, who had been Succesfull into Helping Win the Competition among 14 Candidates for the Conservative Voters inside the GOP Party, during the Primaries, (2015 - June 2016), But was generally considered as "Too Hard" for those Independents and/or Bi-Partisan Voters that Now Trump had to Attract all accross those Non-GOP People who, naturally, became the Next Target, After he had got the Nomination for the General Election, between July and November 2016. And, precisely, Manafort's Long Experience with Washington DC's Establishment, from ...Bod Dole and Gerald Ford, until George H.G. Bush "Senior" and even Ronald Reagan (Comp. Supra), as well as Various "Bi-Partisan" Causes inside the Hill (i.e. US Congress+Senate) for Private Corporations and/or Foreign Leaders, etc, (as Long-Time independent Consultant/Lobbyist there), was Better Fitted for that purpose... (That, After his unexpected Departure, on August 2016, managed to serve the Combination of Both Conway, for the "Soft" Approach, Together with Bannon, for a "Hard" but Fundamental/Universal Approach, later-on).

 

>>>  I.e., in Brief, to put it in a Nutshell, Manafort and what used to turn Around him, was Obviously a Washington DC. Establishment's part and parcel...


But Not at all a "Radical", Grassroots Populist, of the Conservative Values' Movement among Working American People, who might be Attracted also by Russian President Vladimir Putin's stance in some among those Key Conservative Values Issues, to the point to Risk to be eventually considered as the Right Prey for an Investigation supposed to Hunt down Suspects for alleged "Collusion" with a supposedly Nasty Foreign Interference and Manipulation of the 2016 US Presidential Elections at the Orders of Russia, (according to the well-known narrative of "Bad Losers" among Obama's and Hillary's Dems...


=> That's precisely why, Bob Mueller's Investigation accross the lines of that (Cold) War-Mongering, Hysterically Anti-Russian, Dems + Establishment's unprecedented Fanatism, notoriously Fuelled and Exploited mainly by Revanchist Bad Losers of the "Left", joined by a Few Fading Pseudo-"Conservative" RINOS, now Risks to really Fall into that Grossly ..."RIDICULOUS" Bla-Bla, that Manafort's Lawyer, perhaps Rightfully, has just Denounced :


 - Indeed, f.ex., after Obviously Failing to Find Any "Hard Fact" and/or "Smoking Gun", about alleged "Collusion" of Trump's Inner Circle with what "Socialists"' - Dems' Bad Losers' Nightmares Claim to be a Blatant Russian Interference and "Diabolic" Manipulation of the 2016 US Presidential Electionn, on the Contrary, Mr. Mueller's Investigation has Now been practically Obliged to just Limit its Ambitions Only in merely Scrutinizing so Banal and Trivial Matters, as, f.ex., ... Manafort's Daughters' alleged Private and Business Life, about How she reportedly might have Used, or Not, a Family Appartment in the Manhattan, Lend it for Money, and/or Take Favorable Bank Loans, Benefit from some more Lenient Tax Opportunities, and so on :


=> I.e. Blatantly UNRELATED and IRRELEVANT Stuff, to What was Supposed to be, at last, the Proof of Putin's alleged "Smoking Gun" Firing Shots inside Capitol's Hill and at the White House !...

By practically Turning the Establishment against some among its own "Kids", Revealing in Public that, in fact, the alleged Russian "Interference" and "Manipulation" Investigation, doesN't have Anything more to show, that this Astonishing Emptiness and Lack of the Lightest Serious relevant Proof, Pushing it to Fall into the "Ridicule" of just another, ..."New Tintin's Mr. Rastapopoulos" Comics Cartoon Story (Comp. Supra), and Washington DC Establishment's Manafort's alleged Money a.o. PlayGames Dating Far Before 2013/2014 (Comp. Supra), this Much Publicized by Mainstream Medias (notoriously accustomed to "Fake News" as "CNN", etc) latest U-Turn in Bob Mueller's "Russia/2016 Election" Investigation proves to be a Blatant "FLOP" !

>>> Will it, Also, Become a real ..."BOOMERANG" against its Real Instigators, those (Cold) War-Mongering Bad Losers of the 2016 US Presidential Elections,


    who are, in Addition, apparently Seeking now, one or another "SMOKESCREEN" to Desperatey Hide or Block some New and Positive Possibilities, Nowadays Opening right in Front of us all, particularly after the Recent Developments around Syria/Iraq which might Start Making a Long-Lasting Peace and ReConstruction/Development prospect in a Wider Area, really Feasible,


    IF the Right People, Act in the Right Way, at the Right Moment, withOut Losing much More Time and Energy to such Petty DIVERSIONS (as Many Critical Observers in Bannon's "Breitbart" and other American Anti-Establishment's Web. Medias have already Started to Denounce) ?

 

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    The incoming Swedish EU Presidency (July-December 2009) may still remain in favour of Turkey's controversial EU bid, despite June 2009 EU Elections' results, but it has "very strong demands on Turkey"'s obligation to respect EU Rules, said the Head of Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service, Cecilia Julin, to "EuroFora", reacting to critical Press reports.

    - "I know (that) the link is often made also to Sweden's position on Turkey"'s controversial EU bid. Indeed, "we (Swedish EU Presidency) are very much engaged in the future membership of Turkey, but not without fullfiling all the Criteria".

    - "It's very clear that we (Swedish EU Presidecny) have very Strong Demands on Turkey, in a sort of concept for Future membership of the Union, ...which will be a Long Process...", she stressed.

    This means, in particular, "the Copenhagen Criteria (on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law), and also the adaptation to the Acquis of the European Union".

     - "If you listen to what Mr. Bildt (the Swedish Foreign Minister) says on Turkey at different occasions, it's very clear : We want Turkey to become part of the Union, in the Future. But we want it to fullfil all the Criteria : The Acquis of the European Union. That's very clear", she concluded.

    The Senior Official of the Swedish Foreign Ministry was reacting to critical Press Reports, from Brussels' Journalists invited by EU Commission's secretariat to Stockholm, who claimed that Bildt was abusing of a ..."Whip" (sic !) against Cyprus, by "threatening" the presence of UNO's Peace-keeping force at the "Green line" which separates the island's Government-controlled areas from the territories occupied by Ankara's army, if Nicosia didn't accept any political solution, regardless of Turkey's demands, before the end of 2009.

        Governing AKEL Party's new Secretary General, Andros Kyprianou, reacted by declaring that no-one can threat the People of Cyprus : -"We shall decide for our Future, and nobody else",  he reportedly said, asking to "keep calm". "In order to find a Solution soon, certain basic Principles must be respected", he stressed, calling those who feel an urgency to use their influence on Turkey. Other Political Parties were more critical.

    This was a reference to recently reported statements by Turkish Minister Bagis, Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan and Turkey's National Security Council (a Military-Political body), accused to push towards a partitionist "2 States" solution, contrary to UNO SC Resolutions for Cyprus' reunification.

    December 2009 is a crucial moment for EU's appraisal of Turkey's controversial EU bid, because EU Council has decided to review then Ankara's compliance with the European position on the recognition of Cyprus' Government, which was clearly set out by an EU reply of 21 September 2005 to Turkish Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan's claims, refusing to recognize even the existence of EU Member Cyprus, in controversial statements he made to London (former EU chair) on July 29, 2005.

    EU Parliament's latest Resolution on Turkey, adopted on March 2009 in Strasbourg, warned Ankara that "the non-fulfillment of Turkey's commitments... by December 2009, may further seriously affect the process of Negotiations" with the EU.

    In practice, the issue boils down to Ankara's "embargo" against Ships and Airplanes using Cyprus' seaports or airports at the strategic EU island, which traditionaly hosts one of the World's biggest Shipping flags. EU has already "freezed" 6 relevant Chapters in EU - Turkey Negotiations since December 2006, after Ankara refused to fullfil a commitment it had undertaken when EU had decided to open controversial "accession" negotiations with Turkey, back on December 2005.

    - "As far as EU - Turkey relations are concerned, it's clear that Turkey needs to fullfil its obligation of full, non-discriminatory implementation of the additional Protocol (to "EC-Turkey Association Agreement"),  This is an important issue....and should be addresseed as soon as possible as it clearly affects the pace of the accession negotiations.Issues covered by the Declaration of September 2005 will continue to be followed up, and progress is urgently awaited", warned earlier in Strasbourg the out-going Czech EU Presidency (former vice-Prime Minister Alexander Vodra).

    But the Head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service, Cecilia Julin, dismissed "interpretations" by "some" that Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was reportedly "threatening" Cyprus with consequences on the UNFICYP, if it doesn't accept any solution until December 2009, while Turkey is reportedly delaying in an attempt to impose a partitionist "2 States" solution.

    On the contrary, Julin, stressed that "Sweden has strong demands on Turkey'"s respect of "Copenhagen Criteria and EU Acquis".

    Meanwhile, Sweden  is "concerned" about the risk of "Stalemate" in Cyprus' Talks, but is well aware that "the main responsibilities lie with the two leaders and the UNO", Europe playing only a role of "facilitator".

    After carefully verifying, the Head of Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service, stressed to "EuroFora" that Bildt's reference to UNFICYP "was not linked to a Threat", and dismissed those who "interpreted" it so.

    On the contrary, the Swedish EU Presidency acknowledged the fact that Peace Talks are mainly for the UN and the leaders of the Cypriot communities, EU's role being limited into that of a "facilitator".

    As for Turkey's reported attempts to impose a "2 States' solution", the Head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service sharply replied by stressing that Turkey must respect the "EU Acquis" rules.

    In particular :

    - "Basically he (Bildt) underlined that it's the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus and the UN that have the main responsibilities for solving the problem", started to say the Swedish Senior Official to "EuroFora", referring to the above-mentioned "briefing".

    - "But the EU had a role in sort of pointing out the benefits and facilitating a little bit the outcome for the settlement of the whole Cyprus' issue", she added.

    - "And he did state the Fact, that the rest of the World (i.e. USA, etc) will, of course, look at the differend issues which are at the table, and the future of the UN Peace keeping force is part of what is at the table", she admitted.

    - "I understand that some have interpreted that as a Threat, by the Swedish Minister" "But", in reality, "it's a statement of a Fact, that, when we'll look at the differend issues, one of the issues on which we shall have to take a stand on, is the future of the UN Peace keeping force in Cyprus".

    Indeed, one of the questions usually raised for a Solution of Cyprus' issue is what International and/or European or other Guarantees, by a Peace-keeping force, might be needed afterwards, eventually for a transitory period.

    Questioned anew by "EuroFora" whether (according to critical Press Reports) this could be taken as a veiled warning that, if Cyprus didn't accept any Turkish demand for any solution whatever, it might be left alone to face Ankara's Military Invasion/Occupation, she denied :

    - "He (Bildt) didn't say it in that way"... "It was not linked to a threat, or anything like that", the Head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service stressed.

    On the contrary, "he (Bildt) underlined that the main responsibility lies with the parties concerned on the island". "The EU can try to facilitate and show the benefits of reaching a settlement. But also, when the EU and the rest of the World (i.e. USA) will have to look at it, they will look at all the Facts on the table, and the presence of the UN Peace-keeping force is one".

    And "he (Bildt) didn't speak about that at all", she replied to "EuroFora" question on Turkey's reported attemps to impose, in one way of another, a partitionist "2 States solution".

    Asked whether Bildt's aim was to incite both parties to move forward efficiently, she agreed :

    - In fact, "the EU is really very concerned with the Stalemate in the situation. Yes !", the Head of Sweden's Foreign Ministry's Press Service anounced. That's why Bildt "was hoping for the two parties (i.e. for Turkey's also) to engage and break, a little-bit, the present stalemate, come to a solution of the issue" of Cyprus.

    But, replying  to a "EuroFora"s question on the risk, denounced by several politicians in case of strict Time Deadlines, for Turkey to provoke a stalemate and wait for the time to come to impose a partitionist "2 States' solution", she reacted by pointing at Turkey's obligation to respect "EU Acquis" :

    - "Turkey must fullfil the EU Acquis : That's clear !", the Swedish Senior Official stressed.

    More details are expected when Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt will debate his Programme with new MEPs at EU Parliament's plenary mid-July in Strasbourg, that he has visited already in 2008.

    Foreign Minister Carl Bildt became familiar with Strasbourg's CoE last year, when Sweden chaired the PanEuropean organization of Human Rights. As EU chairman-in-office, he will also chair the 27-member States strong EU Group inside the 47-member States strong CoE.

    Minister for EU affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom is well known at EU Parliament, where she has been an active MEP of the Liberal Group for many years, following also Press Freedom issues.

    Both have already made various statements at "EuroFora", on differend topical matters.

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