Car wrote:How come they didn't notice that? Did they not expect that at all? I wonder what would have happened if one of the army locations had been hit.
As far as the Greek Cypriot militia is concerned, the answer they gave is that they run their missile radars on low-power mode during peacetime, so the reaction time is 15 minutes, but it takes less than 2 minutes for a missile from Syria to reach Cyprus. "We could have intercepted it if we knew it was coming", was their stance.
If that's the case, then why run the radars at all? Turkey, the supposed threat, is even closer than Syria is, so it wouldn't even take a minute for a missile to reach. Also, they have a bizarre definition of peacetime.
But to be fair, the Greek Cypriot militia is a joke, the biggest question is what the Turkish, British, Greek, Israeli, and American armies in Cyprus were doing during all of this. Brits and Americans operate in Syria from the British bases in Cyprus, and Turkey is involved in the Syrian war. Supposedly, they are in high alert.
The Israelis appear to have used Cypriot airspace for their Syria bombing in the past two days, they could give us a courtesy heads-up that they are making us a target.
Greeks are not directly involved, but they have better technology (biggest NATO spender after the US and all) and supposedly they want to protect us.
So many armies, yet no-one was able to even positively confirm where the rocket came from, let alone do anything to intercept it.