Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The bomb that exploded outside the Greek parliament building, right next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in central Athens on January 9, was yet another ringing reminder – no pun intended – that the Greek Government, Greek politicians, and all the Greek “social partners” are not doing what they are supposed to do in order to ensure this country exists in a state of reasonable domestic peace, security, and stability. Setting aside for the moment the heroic, but regrettably boilerplate and palpably counterfeit, words of Greek politicians that followed the blast, we need to focus, yet again, on issues of strategic clarity coupled with those of operational effectiveness.

In a broader sense, it matters little who placed the bomb only a few paces away from the two presidential guards posted to watch over the Tomb, thus putting their lives in imminent danger. It is certainly important to eventually capture the physical perpetrators of this act of grave dishonor and insult upon all of Greece's war dead; it is, no doubt, imperative to satisfy the need to bring to justice the cowards in the shadows, who spat upon the gravestone of those who died in battle in order for our modern “angry” hoodies to come to possess the natural ability to breathe today. What is though even more fundamentally important is to face – and defeat – the reality of inaction, obfuscation, and conscious avoidance that has always dominated this country's nominal counter-terror policies...............

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