Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Post War Assasinations: The Murder of Alexandros Panagoulis

The Murder of Alekos Panagoulis
There are references that one day before the murder of Alekos Panagoulis where he revealed that Andreas Papandreou was a US agent. His murder occurred a few days prior to him bring the file of the murders by the police unit of the Colonels Junta.

It was daylight on 1st May in 1976 and the car of the MP Alexandros Pangoulis is running with high speed towards Leoforos Vouliagmeni on its way to Glifada whilst next to it there were one or two cars appearing to be racing against it. A few seconds later there is a big bang and smoke comes from the right hand side of the road. The first few people who happened to be in the area rush to the crash and the find Alekos Panagoulis half dead behind a seat in the car and he just makes some sighs before passing away.

From the next day the phrase ‘political murder’ is on everyone’s phrase in the first phase. On the other the only resistance fighter who didn’t leave friends and enemies indifferent as well as the highly politicised era and the de-juntafication.
The publication of the archives of ESA (police torturers) which he had himself uncovered and their swift banning create a new climate between Panagoulis and the then Minister of Defence Evangelos Averof. Panagoulis had asked for a meeting with Karamanlis to inform him for the issue of the archives understanding that these papers in his hands would create him many issues.

The prosecutor of the case Dimitris Tzevas spoke initially about the criminal enterprise: ‘This case is analysed towards every direction and I left amounts on the possibility of a criminal organisation. It’s a strange car accident. So strange that someone cannot logically accept it was an accident”. Everyone is looking for the unknown Alpha Romeos, Jaguars, Fords which they brought out of their course whilst some speak about a bullet with sleeping drugs within it which immobilised. Mihalis Stefas creates more confusion on the issue on 3rd May when he confirms that the sudden break due to the high speed implied he couldn’t avoid it. The appearance of Stefas who is presented by the pro-government newspapers as a member of ‘Rigas Ferreos’ but his difficulty in explaining what he meant when the police asked for a reproduction and he

Convinced only those who were willing to be convinced and he pushes further those who do not want to accept the theory of the accident. There are many questions: Why did Panagoulis whilst being found in Palio Faliro and could go to his house in Glifada wanted to do a massive roundabout from Leoforo Singrou towards Vouliagmeni? The cars which followed him towards his course of death were at least two or three and a verbal spat also ensued. The funeral occurs on 5th May and is being transformed into a massive democratic wave against Averof and there is one chant which is heard in the wall of the city for many years Panagoulis LIVES. In this massive bipartisan rally – funeral the President of the Democracy Konstantinos Tsatsos, the PM Karamanlis does not come whilst the armed forces do not send an official to represent them. Everyone else is there though. All the political parties but primarily tens of thousands of people who may attempt to paraphrase a statement of Panagoulis: ‘I didn’t understand you people. Tell me again! Are you asking me for thanks or to forgive you?’ Massive amongst the crowds his mother who demands that her child not have his hands crossed as those hands were tied by handcuffs for so long.

Sometime later a paramilitary character with the name of George Leonardos had spoken allegedly about a so called organisation called ‘Arachni’ which murdered Panagoulis but in the trial which occurred he was condemned for slander. There was a judicial condemnation for the death of Panagoulis but this wasn’t for the murder but for the car crash. Stefos was condemned for the imprisonment to 11 months and a penalty towards 150 drachmas for the day. Panagoulis family wasn’t there to listen to the judgement and spoke about a parody of justice.

The role of the MM
For the newsmedia of the era the death of Panagoulis was the most important news after the return of democracy. The first days when there were no newspapers due to the May day break so the only absolute form of information was the state media and as was natural spoke about an accident not a murder.
So as to give weight to the government view the television referred to ‘blood test which occurred immediately after the crash which found 57grams of alcohol in the blood of the victim’ For most people who don’t know that this is an acceptable level but this implied that most thought he crashed due to drinking.
The climate changed immediately on 3rd May when newspapers were circulated that represented all views : murder or accident.
‘Ta Nea’ ‘They killed him so he makes no more revelations. He was killed by a bullet with poison’
‘Vradidini’ ‘All the information regarding the death of Panagoulis. All indications show that this was a car crash’
‘Rizospastis’ KKE didn’t have his death as the main item…

Various newspapers abroad also commented but most were clear it was murder.
‘Daily Express’ Murder, killing the mouth of the Greek witness of torturers’
‘Times’ ‘The Greeks know enough about heroes and myths to not believe in accidents’

Even 15 days after his death the noise hadn’t receded the discussions about conspiracies and cover ups continued to the point that the then deputy Minister of the Presidency Panagiotis Lambrios sent a note to the owners of the Media where he asked ‘they end the re-interpration of the death of Alekos Panagoulis’ whilst he made noise about a technical provocation which could provoke dangers for democracy itself
Who would accept that the fighter of democracy would be responsible for his own death and that democracy would be endangered. This letter provoked an even bigger wave of reaction from the parties of the opposition towards the government which spoke about imposing controls on the Press and a restriction of its freedom.

Characteristic the climate of the era was a letter sent to Karamanlis by the journalist B. Vasiliou ‘I am concerned that apart from an insurance man of cars I haven’t met any other person who ignores the version of murder of Panagoulis. It would be good to have some element of doubt these hours as there is only one journalist who support the government that was elected on 45.5% of the vote.

Alexandros Panagoulis (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Παναγούλης) (2 July 1939 – 1 May 1976) was a Greek politician and poet. He took an active role in the fight against the Regime of the Colonels (1967–1974) in Greece. He became famous for his attempt to assassinate dictator Georgios Papadopoulos on 13 August 1968, but also for the torture that he was subjected to during his detention. After the restoration of democracy he was elected to the Greek parliament as a member of the Center Union (E. K.).

Alexandros Panagoulis was born in the Glyfada neighbourhood of Athens. He was the second son of Vassilios Panagoulis, an officer in the Greek Army, and his wife Athena, and the brother of Georgios Panagoulis, also a Greek Army officer and victim of the Colonels' regime, and Efstathios, who became a politician. His father was from Divri (Lampeia) in Elis (Western Peloponnese) while his mother was from the Ionian island of Lefkada. Panagoulis spent part of his childhood during the Axis Occupation of Greece in the Second World War on this island.
He studied at the National Technical University of Athens in the School of Electrical Engineering.

From his teenage years, Alexandros Panagoulis was inspired by democratic values. He joined the youth organisation of the Center Union party (E.K.), known as O.N.E.K., under the leadership of Georgios Papandreou. The organisation later became known as Hellenic Democratic Youth(E.DI.N.). After the fall of the Colonels' regime and the restoration of parliamentary rule, Panagoulis became the Secretary-General of E.DI.N., on 3 September 1974.
Resistance to the dictatorship

Alexandros Panagoulis participated actively in the fight against the Regime of the Colonels. He deserted from the Greek military because of his democratic convictions and founded the organization National Resistance. He went into self-exile in Cyprus in order to develop a plan of action. He returned to Greece where, with the help of his collaborators, he organized the 13 August 1968 assassination attempt against Papadopoulos, close to Varkiza. The attempt failed and Panagoulis was arrested.

In an interview held after his liberation, Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci quoted Panagoulis as saying: I didn’t want to kill a man. I’m not capable of killing a man. I wanted to kill a tyrant.[1]
Panagoulis was put on trial by the Military Court on 3 November 1968, condemned to death with other members of National Resistance on 17 November 1968, and subsequently transported to the island of Aegina for the sentence to be carried out. As a result of political pressure from the international community, the junta refrained from executing him and instead incarcerated him at the Bogiati Military Prisons on 25 November 1968.

Alexandros Panagoulis refused to cooperate with the junta, and was subjected to physical and psychological torture.[2] He escaped from prison on 5 June 1969. He was soon re-arrested and sent temporarily to the camp of Goudi. He was eventually placed in solitary confinement at Bogiati, from which he unsuccessfully attempted to escape on several occasions.
He reportedly refused amnesty offers from the junta. In August 1973, after four and a half years in jail, he benefited from a general amnesty that the military regime granted to all political prisoners during a failed attempt by Papadopoulos to liberalize his regime. Panagoulis went into self-exile in Florence, Italy, in order to continue the resistance. There he was hosted by Oriana Fallaci, his companion who was to become his biographer.
Restoration of democracy

After the restoration of democracy during the Metapolitefsi, Alexandros Panagoulis was elected as Member of Parliament for the Center Union - New Forces party in the November 1974 elections. He made also a series of allegations against mainstream politicians who he said had openly or secretly collaborated with the junta. He eventually resigned from his party, after disputes with the leadership, but remained in the parliament as an independent deputy. He stood by his allegations, which he made openly against the then Minister of National Defence, Evangelos Averoff, and others. He reportedly received political pressure and threats against his life in order to persuade him to tone down his allegations.

Grave of Alexandros (Alekos) Panagoulis; First Cemetery of Athens.
Panagoulis was killed on 1 May 1976 at the age of 36 in a car accident on Vouliagmenis Avenue in Athens. More precisely, a frantically speeding car with a Corinthian named Stefas behind the wheel diverted Panagoulis' car and forced it to crash.[3] The crash killed Panagoulis almost instantaneously. This happened only two days before files of the junta's military police (the "E.A.T.-E.S.A. file") that he was in possession of were to be made public. The files, which never materialized, reportedly included evidence of his allegations of collaboration of Greek officers with Nazi Germany in World War Two as many of the men who served in the Security Battalions who fought for the Germans in 1943-44 were the leaders of the Colonels' Regime of 1967-74. There was much speculation in the Greek press that the car accident was staged to silence Panagoulis and to cover up the documents in question.

Cimitero degli Allori, Oriana Fallaci and memorial to Panagoulis
A memorial to Panagoulis is near Oriana Fallaci's tomb at Cimitero degli Allori, Florence.
Poetic work
Alexandros Panagoulis was brutally tortured during his incarceration by the junta. Many believe that he maintained his faculties thanks to his will, determination to defend his beliefs, as well as his keen sense of humour. While imprisoned at Bogiati, Panagoulis is said to have written his poetry on the walls of his cell or on small papers, often using his own blood as ink (as told in the poem 'The Paint'). Many of his poems have not survived. However, he managed to smuggle some to friends while in prison, or to recall and rewrite them later. While in prison his first collection in Italian titled Altri seguiranno: poesie e documenti dal carcere di Boyati(Others will Follow: Poetry and Documents of the Prison of Boyati) was published in Palermo in 1972 with an introduction of the Italian politician Ferruccio Parri and the Italian film director and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini. For this collection Panagoulis was awarded the Viareggio International Prize of Poetry (Premio Viareggio Internazionale) the following year. After his liberation he published his second collection in Milan under the title Vi scrivo da un carcere in Grecia (I write you from a prison in Greece) with an introduction by Pasolini. He had previously published several collections in Greek, including The Paint (I Bogia).

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Why is there such a rush to change the name of FYROM suddenly?

As the whole world recognises the issue with the name of FYROM started from the early part of the 1990’s decade. The era when just after the collapse of the Soviet Union American imperialism via NATO considered that we had arrived at the historical opportunity to dominate from one end to another of the whole planet decisively and irrevocably.

The neuralgic position of the Balkans from a geopolitical point of view was one of their first priorities. What followed was a violent break up of Yugoslavia, which was by a distance the largest country of the Balkan peninsula. It was when the US plans for the area arrived in a convulsive manner (for all those who wanted to understand) to the surface. The element which became clear was that these plans wouldn’t stop with the breakup of Yugoslavia alone. They involved Greece a country which maintained a 97% uniformity in terms of ethnic composition. A percentage which did not correspond with the protectorates they wanted to create.

But what happened next is the issue. The newlyborn statelet of FYROM started its propaganda regarding its ‘Macedonian roots’ which it allegedly held in its hands as its cultural heritage and all the official parties (most of the unnoficial ones!) here in Greece, alongside the MSM, hypocritically pretended that they didn’t see ‘hidden hand’ that directed FYROM. They alleged that they themselves, alone, were stealing our cultural and historical heritage! The whole ‘Left’ in tandem as well…

From the 1990’s onwards too much water has gone under the bridge and in particular with the global relationship of forces on an international level. Changes have occurred which anyone can understand influence developments in the Balkan region.

First of all the Americans from the point of view of power and respect inside the clear imperialist (lets say Western) camp have lost their old …aura. The endless defeats they continuously receive and continue to do so in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria are much greater than those they received in past with the Vietnam defeat. The recent defeat of America at the UN which Erdogan provoked on the issue of Jerusalem clearly shows their current state of decline.

At the same time Russia and China as competitors and by default opponents of the Americans have started spreading their wings everywhere. Economically and (mainly) militarily, a fact whereby the all powerful ‘White House is obliged to take into account…

The developments in the Balkans follow by necessity these massive changed which have occurred in the global balance of forces. The stories that are circulated which have Trump and Putin having agreed behind closed doors for a new dividing up of the geopolitical landscape have a great dose of truth in them. Putin has armed the Serbs with modern weapons at the same time as mentioning ‘that whoever attack Serbia, will be like attacking us’… A big change which shows that whichever developments are constituted from now on in the Balkans won’t really affect the Serbs, but will essentially work in the favour…

Here in Greece most involved persons (parties, MSM, ‘left’) continuously have problems with the name of FYROM as they related to it in the early part of the 90’s decade. They speak about the irrendentism of FYROMiskis without taking into account issues that are occurring right under their nose. The first pronouncements by the American Foreign Minister Tillerma when he undertook his taskas were that ‘FYROM is an unnatural construction’.. Then what followed was the fall of Grouevski (the fanatical follower of the word ‘Macedonia’) who appears to distance himself from the deman of the above name and more generally ‘Macedonian heritage’. Its no coincidence that the journalist Branci Geroski in yesterdays paper Slobodan Petsat stated ‘There is no need to waste current Macedonia’ to utilise whatever people from ancient Macedonia. This does prove anything, nothing is won by this. We just lose. We must mention with daring and clarity the positions of our identity. Not only ‘isnt Macedonia the heirs of Phillipos and Alexandros but neither heirs! This is the truth. For the interests of our identiy and our nation we must decisively stop this ridiciulous approach to the history of Alexander and Phillip that we are descendents and find our true roots’. If the above words don’t show an absolute change of direction which has been imposed from above then words lose their meanings…

The American turn on the issue of the name of FYROM is clear. Their interest in rushing to solve this anomaly with respect to the name of FYROM doesn’t appear to have a direct relationship so much with the entrance of FYROM into NATO and the EU but appears (maybe the cheese on the rat trap for the politicians in FYROM) with direct developments that might occur in the are, developments that are blocked by the issue of its name. Which ones? No one can say with certainty from now, Nothing good of course will come to FYROM…

Its a lie tha the Syriza government is entering hard bargaining over the issue. They will do what the Yanks say. That is beyond doubt. Everything is predetermined. The rush to solve the name of FYROM started immediately after Tsipras visit to the USA. That is why it is keeping its hand closed. They pretend they are a poker player with a strong hand but does not show it. Whatever comes of it it wont be due to the abilities of the man who has sold everything out but undoubtedly that the game is being played by the bosses and the stack of cards is marked.

Meeting of Ex-FYROM diplomats with the map of their 'future' country held in Canada

January 2018
A. Metallinos

Monday, 8 January 2018

Open Letter to Syriza-ANEL government Mikis Theodorakis on the issue of FYROM

Open Letter to Syriza-ANEL government
Mikis Theodorakis on the issue of FYROM
The Council of Political Leaders in 1992 decided a common national line towards a name which did not include the word ‘Macedonia’. A compromise on this line will have disastrous results for the future of this country taking into account that after eight years of robbing the Greek peoples which led us to todays dramatic situation, the only thing that remains is the protection of our national inviolability. The Kopje government threatens without any holds barred the inviolability of our country. Using the vehicle of the name ‘Macedonia’ and disrupting historical events to such an extent of ridiculousness they are trying to extend their borders against our own attempting to create the ‘Macedonia of the Aegean’. This aim has functioned decades now as a basic national aim of the neighbouring country with the result being that a generation of Skopje citizens believe this idea and today have the firm belief they are the direct descendants of the Kingdom of Macedon Phillip and Great Alexander.

A truly colossal propaganda which has involved a number of states in this historical ridiculousness being aided of course from the position of those in charge of Greece who made no attempt to change this view in the eyes of the foreigners this massive falsification of history. We reached the ridiculous point where we are threatened as a Peoples, to be obliged to justify our patriotism! If we back down this moment from our position its as if we open Pandoras box. We need to be vigilant for our national independence, taking into account there strong international forces whose aim is the salamisation of the area of the Balkans. The Yugoslav example is still fresh in peoples minds. The next victim will be our country. The dark clouds that threaten us are becoming more visible. If we back down now to the open provocation of Skopje who haven’t resigned from the original aim of their national line and are trying to become members of NATO with our vote they can tomorrow threaten us from a higher and stronger position then we will guilty of our fate.

Sirs of the Greek Government, the weight that you are being forced to bear is unbearable. That is why don’t do it. Remain loyal to the national line of 1992. The responsibilities you have undertaken on the economic front are great. But in relation to those that are related to our national security and inviolability are colossal and they will not only drag you down but the country as a whole. To be led to bankruptcy and the dissolution of our social bonds is a massive issue. But to arrive at the stage of the inviolability of our country is not only a massive issue but sudden death. Our country will not last if it loses another square metre of Greek land. Is that excessive? Just think who really could have thought that the once powerful Yugoslavia could be broken up. Opportunities wont wait (Thuycicides).

When you are frightened to state you love your country –and even worse you sell it out- that is being a quisling. When you are no longer frightened to state that you love the country and you have the courage to scream it, that isn’t nationalism but patriotism! Greece today more than any other period has the need for patriots!

NO to the Abuse of Our History by FYROMiskis

NO to the Abuse of Our History by FYROMiskis
The argument is thus: A fascist isn’t only he who supports internal fascism you are also one if you (consciously or unconsciously) support fascism of the others! In the current situation the nationcide and I don’t have a nation brigade support the archetype of Balkan fascism and its more obscene version. Let the neoliberal post modernists and the fake prokressive leftists that Skopje is the last fascist bulwark in Europe with irrendentish complexes stealing foreign history and ethnological identity. They are liars and thieves. Whoever lies and steals cannot be taken into account. Greece DOES not demand anything. Skopje demands. Whoever does not demand cannot be condemned for ‘naitonalism’. Recognition of the state of ‘Macedonia’ implies de facto recognition of the Macedonian nation. Here is the contradiction of the nationciders who spit on their own nation in order to create another! Recognising roma populations in the Balkans as ‘Macedonians’ affects us as Greeks. It hurts us as it implies:
1. Justification and rebirth of Balkan fascism
2. Accepting a revision will strengthen other neighbouring countries with a domino effect (eg minority in Thrace – Turkey, ‘Chamouria’ –Albania)
3. Weakening the area by encouraging irrendentism
4. Resurfacing a ‘Macedonian minority’
5. Offending the historical memory of Greece

6. Removing the use of the name ‘Macedonia’ from Greeks in other words the right to be self-characterised as such (as long as they come from Macedonia). The right of self-direction isn’t limitless. It stops there where it starts to offend the rights of others being selfcharacterised.

No the name of Macedonia from the FYROMiskis. We don’t want fascists in our neighbourhood. Here is the contradiction of the nationcide line who allegedly are concerned about our ‘fascism’ resurrecting another!

Committee of Concerned Greek Citizens

Όχι στον σφετερισμό της ιστορίας μας από τους Σκοπιανούς
Το επιχείρημα είναι τούτο: Φασίστας δεν είσαι μόνο όταν υποστηρίζεις τον εγχώριο φασισμό, φασίστας είσαι και όταν (συνειδητά ή ασυνείδητα) υποστηρίζεις τον φασισμό των άλλων! Στην προκειμένη περίπτωση, οι εθνομηδενιστές και αρνησιπάτριδες, υποστηρίζουν το αρχέτυπο του βαλκανικού φασισμού στην πιο κιτς και εκχυδαϊσμένη μορφή του. Ας γνωρίζουν, τόσο οι νεοφιλελέ μεταμοντερισντές, όσο και οι αριστερίζοντες ψευδοπροοδευτικοί ότι τα Σκόπια είναι το τελευταίο φασιστικό ερείπιο στην Ευρώπη με αλυτρωτικά συμπλέγματα σφετεριζόμενα ξένη ιστορία και εθνολογική ταυτότητα. Είναι ψεύτες και κλέφτες . Κι όποιος είναι ψεύτης και κλέφτης είναι ανυπόληπτος. Η Ελλάδα, ΔΕΝ διεκδικεί τίποτα. Οι Σκοπιανοί διεκδικούν. Όποιος δεν διεκδικεί δεν μπορεί να κατηγορηθεί για "εθνικισμό". Αναγνώριση του κράτους της "Μακεδονίας" σημαίνει de facto αναγνώριση μακεδονικού έθνους. Ιδού η αντίφαση των εθνομηδενιστών που φτύνουν το δικό τους έθνος για να δημιουργήσουν ένα άλλο!

Η αναγνώριση των αθίγγανων βαλκανικών πληθυσμών ως «Μακεδόνες» μας ζημιώνει ως Έλληνες. Μας ζημιώνει γιατί σημαίνει: 1) δικαίωση και αναβίωση του βαλκανικού φασισμού, 2) βέβαιη ενδυνάμωση αναθεωρητισμού άλλων γειτονικών κρατών και κίνδυνο ντόμινο (πχ μειονότητα στην Θράκη- Τουρκία, "Τσαμουριά"-Αλβανία), 3) αποσταθεροποίηση της περιοχής με ενθάρρυνση αλυτρωτισμού, 4) αναβίωση "μακεδονικής μειονότητας", 5) προσβολή της ιστορικής μνήμης των Ελλήνων, 6) αφαίρεση του δικαιώματος χρήσης του ονόματος "Μακεδονία" από τους Έλληνες δηλαδή του δικαιώματος αυτοπροσδιορισμού τους ως τέτοιους (εφόσον κατάγονται από την περιοχή της Μακεδονίας). Το δικαίωμα του αυτοπροσδιορισμού ΔΕΝ είναι απεριόριστο. Σταματά πάντα εκεί που ξεκινά να θίγεται το δικαίωμα αυτοπροσδιορισμού κάποιου άλλου.

Όχι στο όνομα Μακεδονία από του Σκοπιανούς. Δεν θέλουμε φασίστες στην γειτονιά μας. Ιδού η αντίφαση των εθνομηδενιστών που κόπτονται για τον δικό μας «φασισμό» αναβιώνοντας έναν άλλον!


Sunday, 7 January 2018

Cyprus Entry into the EU: A Warning from History

Cyprus Entry into the EU: A Warning from History

“The Greek people are anarchic and difficult to tame. For this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: Perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.”

(As reported in the popular Greek magazine, Oikonomikos Tachydromos on 14 Aug. l997, Henry Kissinger, while addressing a group of Washington, D.C. businessmen in Sept.1974)

During the early part of the 21st century discussions occurred known as the Kogi Annan plan for the alleged reunification of the divided island of Cyprus. The division of Cyprus has existed so that AngloAmerican imperialism can maintain a military foothold on the island via military bases. When the US backed Junta in Greece was following Turkey invaded the island and allegedly secured almost half of it for less than 20% of the Cypriot Turkish polulation.
Prior to EU entry the UN on behalf of the world powers tried to get reunification on the basis of creating a rotating government whereby equal weight would be given to both Cypriot Turks and Cypriot Greeks despite the disparities in population (+500k Greeks +150k Turks) and there would be the issue of Turkish troops still on Cypriot soil and the settlers that arrived with the Turkish invasion.
The referendum was held in 2004 and was rejected by 90% of the GreekCypriot population of 480k but voted through by 75% of the TurkishCypriot population of 143k. The plans were eventually shelved. As a consequence a year later the GreekCypriot political elite was penalised with a the worst airplane crash in history of Flight ZU522. Helena Smith the globalist presstitute from the Guardian who has always supported anti-Hellenic pro-EU views was forced to write an article with a title called ‘The Strange Flight of ZU22’

“When relatives visited the mortuary to pick out those they had lost in Greece's biggest and strangest air disaster, they spent far longer with the dead than anyone expected. I watched as they waited in the merciless midday sun, and I watched as they came out, wailing cries of grief. The horrible truth, too awful to articulate, was that most of the corpses were charred beyond recognition.
The following day I visited the scene of the crash. The Cypriot airliner struck a mountain cliff before disintegrating over a sprawling ravine. Wreckage littered the lush, bucolic countryside and Inspector Giorgos Polydoras pointed out the Boeing 737's tail. The tail section was evidently the first bit of the plane to fall to earth. Nearly intact, it lay on its side with the golden features of the sun god Apollo, the airline's cheery symbol, staring into the Attic sky. The sight took my breath away.” 1.

The flight was a mid-August flight with no unusual weather patterns yet the story that emerged was that the pilots lost consciousness and alongside them the whole crew until eventually crashing on the side of a mountain killing everyone on board. On that day I was actually across the sea from the actual crash and had opened CNN and saw a report about a plane crash on the island of Evia. On going out to the balcony I could see the smoke, but the crash wasn’t in Evia but on mainland Greece. What happened and why?

If the crew was unconscious and the plane was on auto pilot circling the Aegean sea why would it then crash by the side of a mountain? The pilots and crew all were unconscious and froze as temperatures were -50c. Then another report stated a crew member was awake and tried to save plane by attempting to fly it but one by one the engines cut out. 2. By all accounts the official stories are made up and the crash was a response to rejecting the Kofi Annan plan as the main shareholders were previous Transport Ministers from AKEL as well as the close circle of Ministers in Tassos Papadopoulos party as President at the time who rejected the Kofi Annan plan as reported in the Economic Tahidromos of Athens as it was Cyprus first private airline anyhow. 3.
Subsequently the Cypriot government had an ‘investigation’

In crashes which occur under suspicious circumstances it is natural to blame:
a) pilots b) mechanical failure c)unusual weather conditions d) engineers

“The August 14 crash of flight ZU522 was the deadliest aviation disaster in Greece and Cyprus. The Boeing 737-300 slammed into a hillside at Grammatikos, near Athens, killing all 115 passengers and six crew.
In an October 2006 report on the crash, Greek investigators cited human error as the main cause of the crash, saying the pilots had left cabin pressure controls at an incorrect setting.
Passengers and crew were starved of oxygen due to problems in the cabin pressurisation, while the aircraft subsequently crashed into the hill after running out of fuel.
The report also cited Boeing for “ineffectiveness of measures”, since the same alarm was used for two different problems, resulting in the pilots misinterpreting the information.
A 2006 independent inquiry into the crash found that although the pilots were directly responsible for the crash, the airline as well as civil aviation officers were criminally liable.
The full findings of the inquiry, carried out by former judge Panayiotis Kallis, were only made public in December last year.
The 170-page report had been placed under the care of the Cabinet, the body that appointed the panel, and kept from the public eye since.”
The panel was appointed back in 2006 to investigate both the underlying and immediate causes of the crash.” 4.
The politicisation of crashes became of course fashionable and mysteries became common place since the official ‘war on terror’ was inaugurated as we have had the stories about missing planes, the Ukrainian shoot down etc.

This one was subsequently reported a diverted flight away from Athens airport followed by two FI6 and under conditions where there was an alleged terrorist on board and at the time Greece had signed up to the RENEGADE code of conduct from the USA after 9/11. This stipulates flights which aren’t under control can be shot down. We are no near learning what actually happened but based on the evidence presented so far this was some type of terrorist action by the Deep State.
3. “ Δημοσιεύματα του ελληνικού και κυπριακού Τύπου αναφέρουν πως στο Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Helios μετέχει ο πρώην υπουργός Οικονομικών της Κύπρου Τάκης Κληρίδης, συγγενής του πρώην προέδρου της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας Γλαύκου Κληρίδη - επί δικής του διακυβέρνησης είχε δοθεί η άδεια λειτουργίας της ιδιωτικής αεροπορικής εταιρείας. Η κυπριακή εφημερίδα Πολίτης φιλοξένησε στο κυριακάτικο φύλλο της κύριο θέμα υπό τον τίτλο “Ποιοι είναι πίσω από την `Ήλιος`”, επισημαίνοντας πως παρατηρείται “χορός διαπλεκόμενων οικονομικών και πολιτικών συμφερόντων” πίσω από την ιδιοκτήτρια του μοιραίου αεροπλάνου. Η εφημερίδα αναφέρεται στο πώς η μικρή τουριστική επιχείρηση του Ανδρέα Δράκου αξιοποίησε τη “χρυσή” περίοδο κερδοφορίας του Χρηματιστηρίου Κύπρου και πώς έγινε κολοσσός ο όμιλος εταιρειών Libra, φροντίζοντας να δημιουργήσει σχέσεις με το σύστημα εξουσίας και να εντάξει στους κόλπους του “υπουργούς και πρώην υπουργούς και στο πινάκιο των μετόχων του εταιρείες με εξαρτήσεις και δεσμούς κομματικούς”. Ο ΣΚΑΪ αναφέρει πως η μητρική εταιρεία Libra Holidays έχει ως βασικό μέτοχο την επενδυτική εταιρεία “Δήμητρα”, της οποίας υπήρξε πρόεδρος ο πρώην βουλευτής του ΑΚΕΛ και πρώην υπουργός Συγκοινωνιών της Κύπρου Κίκης Καζαμίας. Στη Libra μετέχει και ο πρώην υπουργός Χρ. Μαυρέλης, μέλος του πολιτικού γραφείου του Δημοκρατικού Κόμματος του Τ. Παπαδόπουλου. 4.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

1980 Greek Deep State: Firebombing Independent Traders for EEC Entry

In 1980 prior to Greece’s entry to the EEC there was an organized plan of burning down Greece’s premier shops Minion and Katratzos. This was the beginning of the end of Greek shopkeepers and the entrance of large multinationals in our country.

This nightmarish scenario was repeated on 3rd June 1981 with the parallel burning of the shops Klaoudatos and Atene and in a smaller extension on 4th July Dragonas and three days later in the shops Lambropoulos in Piraeus. The barrage of these firebombed buildings buried Greek shopkeepers and the entrance of large foreign multinationals in our country.

On the morning 19th December 1980 we had two parallel fires that destroyed two of the most historic shops in Athens ‘Minion’ and ‘Katrantzos’ during the holiday period. We are dealing with fires and the police labelled them terrorist events.

3am in the morning on Friday eyewitness accounts in both stores heard explosions and seconds later saw fires emerge from both buildings. In a few minutes big fires burnt the buildings to the ground due to the stock inside and not enough walls dividing the areas.

The firebrigade that arrived in both areas with 38 vehicles and 170men had a difficult job to do. Their main aim was to contain the fire so it didn’t spread to the surrounding buildings. The fire was of such intensity that Minion only had the frame left whilst the Katrantzo store collapsed. The damage was equivalent to 2 billion drachmas. Until today both cases Minion and Katrantzos and the other four remain without knowing who the perpetrators were and they have been legally timed out.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Dendias Minister of Interior Confronted by Greek Citizens on Discussion Programme 2014

Dendias Minister of Interior Confronted by Greek Citizens on Discussion Programme 2014

Part One
Citizen Marios: I will differentiate myself from the official line that exists on terrorism. Terrorism existed in the first 75 odd years of the 19th century. They who carried it out realised that nothing worked with this method that no one could expect anything from the killing of people high up and slowly but surely it ended. Terrorism re-emerged once more in the Western World.

Reporter Hatzinikolaou: Let us not have a history lesson as we are opening up a whole can of worms…get to the question. We cant just a have a history lesson we will become a literary circle.

Marios: I believe terrorism is controlled and directed by the secret services.

Reporter: That is a view and you are stating that terrorism is being directed.

Marios: Why is it being directed? For what reason? We have reached the point that when people hit the streets we have police everywhere armed and this no longer makes an impression on anyone. They consider it normal.

Reporter: Are you now saying we are a police state?

Marios: We are a police controlled state. It didn’t really start from the military junta. It isn’t either a coincidence. One could justify some of these actions. (Editor Terrorist attacks) It started in 1976 essentially after the murder of the American Wells. So as to get the CIA off the hook. Then we have the second symptom that the arch torturer of the police under the Junta Mallios is murdered. One could argue that one of his victims bumped him off. But a bit later Babalis doorbell was rang they speak to him on the phone before and he goes downstairs to open the door in his robe and they bump him off. I can also remind people of the infamous case of Savvas Xiros (Editors note – 17th November fame). A lawyer stated that what concerns him is that Xiros had gone to the scene of the alleged explosion (Editors note – bomb went off in his hand) with all his ID information, all the information of the secret hideouts, numbers of members of 17th November…

Reporter: You need to finish

Marios: One last comment from a previous Interior Ministor to Mr Dendias a document I have with me. Valirakis MP PASOK said the following “the only ‘evidence’ we have of the alleged left wing origin of 17th November are the leaflets it produced (Editors note – they were dumped inside a dustbin of Eleftherotipia papers). As long as the Greek secret service isn’t a nation state based unit the country will be victim to blackmail from terrorism. We must not forget the recent reports by the State Department and the US Congress regarding terrorism in Greece. As long as the Greek secret service has open doors to the US intelligence service, as long as we accept illegal activities of the CIA and other foreign secret service agencies in Greece as long as we try to legalise these activities with special laws our national safety will be up in the air” Valirakis.

Part Two
Minister Dendias: I am responding to the first citizen (Editors note – not Marios) the known danger which threatens us a society wrong economic measures, wrong political choices etc. we are attempting to compare two single events which aren’t related eg. terrorism and political choices. In the same line even if they are not the same and comparing it with the worst political choices taken. That shouldn’t occur. If we want to fight the threat of terrorism we have to be clear as a society that violence is of another league if we are taking away human life. If Greek society doesn’t take this into account we will be suffering what we are suffering now. Terrorism doesn’t threaten the powerful.

Reporter: The citizen before us stated I am not frightened of Xiros but Stournaras (Editors note central bankster of Greece)
Minister Dendias; What is the citizen stating? I am frightened of want, frightened of the crisis, I am frightened of the economic crisis. Rhetorical question. Does the possibility exist for economic development for a country that is a victim of terrorism? For whatever reason one judges in their own conscience that someone is reactionary and must be shot. Will anyone come to invest in this country? Who will come to the country if we cant reduce mass unemployment, the big battle as we have more than 50% of the youth unemployed, if we have no investments in the country we are condemned. Can we have investments under a regime suffering from terrorism? They can go wherever they want? Why should they come from here?

Reporter: The other citizen stated that terrorism is being run from the secret services… (Editors Note Dendia laughs) but what was read regarding the statements from the ex-Interior Minister of Greece Valirakis are important
Minister Dendias: Scenarios exist all the time, in Greece we love conspiracy theories, we have to get beyond this we have to go forward make another step. We mustn’t sit here and work out who did what and why? I can add if something is illegal many things can occur. We as a state we have an ultimate duty to confront terrorism to fight it and defeat it. Making analysis of such an issue does not help us.

Citizen Konstantinos: I am not young, I am listening to you for so long here.

Reporter Hatzinikolaou: Please hold the microphone close to you

Konstantinou: I am gobsmacked by your responses for so long here. You are bluffing, being demagogic and not responding to the questions asked.

Reporter: Instead of making comments, can you try to ask a question

Konstantinou: If the Minister is not going to answer is there a point? The friend from the back said…
Reporter: I need to stop you there, I need to tell you something if you allow me…
Konstantinou: Of course speak your mind

Reporter: You have every right to judge make comments on the Minister but for the show it is more crucial to speak directly about what you want to ask

Konstantinou: I will. What I am talking about is the essence.

Reporter: I heard three characterisations, demagoguery, bluffing, populist. I don’t want characterisations, I want you to get to the point.
Konstantinou: I will explain. The Minister stated they are an elected and legal government. That doesn’t stand. They got a 50MPs bonus, they stole the vote of the Greek people, they govern with Presidential decrees which don’t even pass Parliamentary procedure. In the first elections that occurred we had 40% abstention, then we had 46% abstention in the second elections and we found 115.000 new people voting electronically. We can no longer count how many voted in each district, they are no longer published. You are a government comprising 12% of the population, you are a Quisling government, you execute Merkel’s decisions, the new 4th Reich you are implementing Hitlers programme economically incinerating the Greek people. We have had 7,000 suicides, murders, you are morally responsible and you come here to tell us what?
That terrorism is real! There is no left wing or right wing terrorism. It is state sponsored terrorism. It belongs to the state, so it has police everywhere, so it can intervene when it wants to and create the theory of the ‘two extremes’ in the last period with Pavlos Fissas where allegedly Pavlos Rupakias killed him..

Reporter: What does this alleged killing of Fissas by Rupakias mean?

Konstantinos: The msm stated Rupakias got an order from Golden Dawn to go kill Fissas in Koralis street in full public view? Does that sound logical. Would someone go into a public square in full public view, with no gloves so evidence can exist and stab someone openly?

Reporter: There were witnesses.

Konstantinos: Witnesses, now that is a joke. 30 policemen were protecting the area and the murder. You are now laughing. All of these are conspiracy scenarios like the Twin Towers that were allegedly brought down by the Taliban..

Reporter: Leave the Twin Towers out of this…

Konstantinos: Like the friend above said when they took the hit out on Babalis (Junta era torturer- Editor) in Amfialis street 10 people knocked on his door and one man was armed as stated by his sister in Apogevmatini newspaper, they said Nikos come down it’s the police, just like Kounfontinas (17th November fame) was in the Greek secret service who was driving round American special forces who once having carried out their dirty deeds were driven back to the US Embassy and Koufontinas was allowed to circulate freely. Where are you selling this terrorist bullshit scenarios to? Yourselves? The Greek people? You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Reporter: Lets go for a small break to calm down and respond.

Reporter: I have hundreds of messages that what was said about Fissas and how he was murdered. This show is free for people to speak their mind. Two issues regarding areas the police were going to investigate the reporter who was made deaf from police noise bombs dropped on demonstrators the colleague was covering demos Manolis Kipreos and police violence against a photoreporter and whether measures will be investigated.

Minister Dendias: I only know of the first person and I have re-started an investigation.

Reporter: People think this is a coverup.

Minister Dendias: Previously the police rep stated that for small issues let alone big ones police have been prosecuted. I don’t say that I have all the information I don’t even believe I am the official representative of the Greek police I am the political manager of the Greek police. I will only state when the official bodies of the state find an issue of responsibility they will pay.
Editors Note: No answers to previous citizens concern only that he was threatened during the break.