Thursday, February 24, 2011

Terror in Greece: Sect of Revolutionaries on terror list

Breitbart: "US adds left-wing Greek group to terror list" (AFP)

The US State Department on Thursday added a left-wing Greek group, the Sect of Revolutionaries, to its list of terrorist organizations, saying it poses a threat to US national security. Washington said the group, known by the Greek acronym SE, now faces a raft of restrictions and financial sanctions.

"This action will help stem the flow of finances to SE by blocking all property subject to US jurisdiction in which SE has an interest and prohibiting all transactions by US persons with the organization," the State Department said in a statement.

It said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton singled out the Sect of Revolutionaries "because the organization's indiscriminate terrorist activities threaten the national security of the United States." "SE is a Greek terrorist organization that uses violence to try to provoke a revolution and overthrow the Greek government," the statement said.

Washington cited the murders of a police officer and a journalist, as well as two recent shooting attacks for which the group has claimed responsibility. Daniel Benjamin, the Department of State's Coordinator for Counterterrorism, said the move shows US solidarity with Greece in fighting a surge in left-wing extremism. (...) >>>

Feb. 24, 2011

A launching pad to Europe -

IAN: "Radical Islamic subversion in Greece", by Ioannis Michaletos

A well known hypothesis in the European and American security circles is that the region of Southeastern Europe, including the Eurozone country Greece, is on the verge of a full-scale radical Islamic subversion process which is being facilitated by myriad Islamic-originating groups aiming to gain a strong foothold in Europe.

A recent revelation by the infamous Wiki leaks US Dept of State telegrams, showed that already since 2009, the ex-Ambassador of US in Athens, Mr. Daniel Speckhard, has noted the danger of the creation of extremist Islamic cells in Greece and the use of the country as a traverse point of terrorists from the Middle East to other European countries. (...) >>>

Jan. 30, 2011

5 domestic terror case studies -

Int'l Analyst Netwerk: "Greek domestic terrorism: Case studies of past attacks", by Ioannis Michaletos

The following short case studies examine several terrorist attacks by Greek domestic groups in Athens over the past 20 years. Each attack is being described in two parts with data derived from open sources material. The Greek domestic terrorist groups are active in the country since the mid-70's and although quite a few groups have been disbanded, some still operate and manage to attack. (...) >>>

Dec. 29, 2010

No Marx brothers here -

Yesterday, November 17, marks the beginning of winter in Athens. It is also the day the uprising at the Polytechnic University against the military junta in 1973 is commemorated. It would appear an inter-Marxist war has erupted between socialists and anarchists. Demotix pictures a grim showing:

Demotix: "Athens Polytechnic uprising Commemoration"

About 30,000 people marched today in Athens to commemorate the Athens Polytechnic uprising against the Greek military junta on 17th November 1973. Minor clashes occurred and 60 people were arrested. Athens, Greece. 17/11/2010

The Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973 was a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. The uprising began on November 14, 1973, escalated to an open anti-junta, anti-american and anti-imperialist revolt and ended in bloodshed in the early morning of November 17 after a series of events starting with a tank crashing through the gates of the Polytechnic. (...) >>>

Nov. 18, 2010

The bombing campaign against embassies

Also suspect packages found at the Embassy of Bulgaria. Yesterday at Netherlands Embassy -

The Gazette: "Bomb goes off at Swiss Embassy in Athens, no injuries"

A bomb went off on Tuesday at the Swiss embassy in Athens but there were no immediate reports of injuries, Greek police officials said.

"A small bomb exploded at the Swiss embassy in Athens, there was no warning call," said a police official speaking under condition he not be identified. "We have no reports of injuries so far." >>>

Nov. 2, 2010

Anarchy strikes the court -

RealClearWorld: "Bomb explodes inside Greek courthouse, 1 wounded", Costas Kantouris

A powerful bomb exploded inside a courthouse in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki Friday, sending smoke billowing in the building and wounding one person. It was the second bombing in two days — after a blast Thursday outside a jail in Athens that also wounded one person — raising concern that a recent crackdown on Greek militant groups could spur a new series of attacks. (...)

The attack came less than a day after a powerful bomb exploded Thursday night outside Greece's largest prison, Korydallos, in the Greek capital, Athens. One woman was slightly injured in that blast, cut by flying glass. That blast had also been preceded by a warning call to a newspaper. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack, but suspicion fell on radical Greek militant groups that have stepped up attacks in recent years and have been targeted in a recent police crack down.

Last month, authorities arrested and charged six people with membership of Greece's most active militant left wing group. The Revolutionary Struggle organization fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. embassy in Athens in 2007, causing no injuries. Several suspected members of that group are being held at Korydallos on pretrial detention. >>>

May 14, 2010

A counter terror coup -

Athens News Agency: "Terrorism investigation"

Counter-terrorism police were continuing on Sunday a major coordinated operation and house searches in Attica prefecture and the periphery launched at dawn the previous day, while at least six people have been taken in for questioning and developments expected, according to police sources. The sources said that the operation marked the opening of a new chapter in the issue of terrorism, and would be extensive, with continuous developments expected. At least six people, among them one or two women, who are believed to be members of a terrorist group, were currently being interrogated by counter-terrorism police. (...) >>>

Apr 11, 2010

Just as some anarchist den of morons claims responsibility for last week's blasts, an immigrant mother and two children, who thought to escape the violence in Afghanistan, are the victims of another blast targetting the Greek state -

NYT: "Leftist Guerrilla Group Claims Athens Bomb Attacks"

Greek guerrilla group claimed responsibility Monday for three bomb attacks in Athens last week which caused minor damage but no injuries. The Fire Conspiracy Cells group said it was behind the explosions Saturday outside a police detention centre and the home of a leading member of the Pakistani community.

The group also said it set off a home-made bomb which damaged the office of the ultra nationalist group Golden Dawn in central Athens Friday, according to the police and a statement posted on the Internet. The Fire Conspiracy Cells claimed responsibility in January for a small blast outside parliament and a more powerful explosion late last year which wrecked the ground floor of the National Insurance building. (...) >>>

Mar 29, 2010

Deutsche Welle: "Bomb explodes outside Greek parliament"

A bomb has exploded outside Greece's parliament in the heart of Athens. Police believe a leftist guerrilla group is responsible for the attack. (...) >>>

Jan. 10, 2010


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