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Greek Defence Ministry: No participation in operations outside the NATO

 As the NATO is still struggling to take a decision for a participation of the No Fly Zone over Libya, Greece makes clear it is not participating in military operations outside the NATO and reiterates that it will do so only under the umbrella of the North Atlantic Alliance. Greek Ministry …

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Greek Communist Party protests Greece’s facilitation against Libya

Some 1, 000 members Greek Communist Party (KKE) gathered Sunday morning at Chania and protested the presence of coalition vessels and aircraft at Souda Bay, Crete. Beginning of the month the same group protested the presence of USS Kearsarge at Souda Bay. In Athens the KKE has called for a protest rally …

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Greece – Libya: Coalition buildup at Souda Bay (video!)

 Coalition aircraft land and take off, naval vessels waddle in the blue waters of Souda Bay at the island of Crete. Due to its geographical closeness to Libya the Souda bay is playing a key role in the Odyssey Dawn operations against Libya. Information leaked to the Greek press claim …

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A bit of Confusion about Greece’s involvement to anti-Libya operations.

At the moment there is quite some confusion concerning Greece’s involvement to the military operations against Libya. The confusion refers to whether military bases on Greek soil  are used as take off points for direct bombardments in Libya or only as ‘intermediate points ‘ (refuelling) of the coalition fighter jets. …

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Greece – Libya : Massive landing of foreign Aircraft expected at Military Bases

A “massive” landing of fighter aircraft from allies countries is expected to take place in major air bases of the Hellenic Air Forces in the next hours in order to participate in the air strikes against Libya. The fighter aircraft from foreign countries will use Greek air bases as ‘intermediate stops’ …

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Greece’s Libya participation to cost € 1 million per day

 I knew that Greeks are grumpy by habit and now it has been confirmed.  Hardly had the military operation against Libya started, some Greek television channel felt the need to report that the country’s war participation will cost one million euro per day! This spending refers to the participation of one frigate, …

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