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American ship displaying the Byzantine flag arrives in Greece

23 Jul

LOL! 🙂

The American Naval transport ship ARC Endurance sailed to the port of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece carrying American forces.

Not only is the ship transporting American soldiers to Alexandroupolis, it also has the Greek flag flying high, next to the flag of the Byzantine Empire.

Could it be that the American choice to display the Byzantine and Greek flags is connected with Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque and with the general situation in Greek-Turkish relations?

[…]

Although the ship displayed the Byzantine flag, the U.S. government led by President Donald Trump remains indifferent to the Hagia Sophia conversion and Turkish aggression against Greece.

Alas

C’mon, Trump!

Make Istanbul Constantinople Again! 🙂

 

7 responses to “American ship displaying the Byzantine flag arrives in Greece

  1. fuzziewuzziebear

    July 24, 2020 at 3:53 am

    Well, there is a message there and it is unlikely that the Turks missed it. As for the flag, how can we know? Constantinople fell in 1453 and all of modern history is affected by it.
    Let’s make the Turks a little more nervous. 🙂

    This design is currently being used by Serbia.

     
  2. fuzziewuzziebear

    July 24, 2020 at 4:21 am

    The yellow flag shown is remarkably similar to the personal flag of Nicholas II.

     
    • Will S.

      July 24, 2020 at 9:48 am

      The double-headed eagle motif has been popular in eastern Europe ever since Byzantine times…

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        July 24, 2020 at 6:36 pm

        It is Byzantine. It is supposed to represent the union of Church and State.

         
      • Will S.

        July 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm

        Ah.

         

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