Israel & Greece form strategic alliance

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    Defence Minister Panos Beglitis, speaking after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday on the second day of his official visit to Israel, termed cooperation between Greece and Israel a strategic option for both the Greek government and for Israel, as he ascertained during his meetings with the government and the country's political forces.

    "It is evident that both countries have the political will to shape a stable strategy on all levels and of course in the sector of defence and military cooperation," the Greek minister said.

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    Coming soon after Turkey downgraded its relations with Israel, well it seems that Israel has made its first move. Battle ground will be Cyprus.
     
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    Turkey is there to loose more than any , interesting geopolitics in the region
     
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    this is a great move
    Russia and EU will be mighty pleased
    USA will throw a hissy fit but we don't care 600 billion dollars in natural gas is at stake
    plus turkey could use a good humiliation
     
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    Could you elaborate aout the gas part and also about the Russians being happy. Thanks
     
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    under the sea bed between Israel and Cyprus there are vast amounts of natural gas and maybe even oil
    in 2008 we divided the area between us something turkey disputes because they don't recognize the legitimacy
    of the Cyprus republic (40% off with they illegally occupy since 1974)

    Russia shares deep cultural and religious link to Greece
    both offshoots of Byzantium
    plus Russia views turkey as a competitor in kavkaz and central Asia
     
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    The Greeks are yet to save their country and Israel is not going to bail their economy out. There is no end to the politics of such a relation.
     
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    more then half a trillion in gas money may do wonders for both economy's
     
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    This puts USA in a tough spot Turkey and Greece are both NATO members and USA and Israel share a decades old alliance. Turkey has gone off in a strange direction with the new government moving away from their traditional ties and more towards islamic fundamentalist states. This game is more complicated because USA cannot lose Turkey to become a more extremists state or SCO/Chinese ally.
     
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    Does this come as a move against Turkeys previous rants against Israel?
     
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