Saturday , February 4 2023

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Syros: Stones, Teargas and Chairs fly as students attempt to speak to the Greek PM (videos)

Teargas, stones, bitter oranges and even chairs flew in the air and clashes erupted between riot police and protesters on the island of Syros, as Highschool and University students attempted to speak to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou , who was delivering a speech  -just  50 meters away. The clash …

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No radiation in 14 Greeks coming from Japan – GR Food safety measures

Fourteen Greeks, among them a baby, arrived at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport Monday morning  from Japan. Conducted tests by Greek scientists showed no evidence of radiation on them. State television NET showed a woman carrying her 3-month old baby on her arms saying that she left as a precaution measure …

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Greece: Increased AF Landings & Take Offs at Souda Bay

There is an increasing action of coalition aircraft at the air base of Souda bay on the island of Crete. According to latest reports (12:00 noon, local time) by state television NET, fighter jets are landing and taking off after refuelling. NET reported said that in the last hours, six aircraft …

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Defense Minister: Greece safe from Gaddafi’s Scuds missiles

Greek National Defense Minister Evaggelos Venizelos assured that Greece is safe from any retaliation by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In an interview to TA NEA  daily Venizelos stressed that Gaddafi’s defense is unlikeley to affect Greek territory.  Yesterday a Greek military news portal claimed that the Scud ballistic missiles have a range …

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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’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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Greece – Libya: How many Belgian F-16 are in Araxos Air base?

Belgian European Affairs Minister Olivier Chastel said Friday that “Belgium has six F-16 stationed in Greece”. Now Greek General Staff sources claim that “Belgium has eight F-16 sstationed in Greece” Furthermore the Greek  military sources felt the need to explain how the Belgian F-16 came to Greece. Greek news portals …

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Greece – Libya: Air Bases Araxos for F-16 and Aktio for AWACS

There are currently  six Belgian F-16 fighter jets at Araxos air base, near the city of Patras on the Peloponnese. Greek media reported that the Netherlands is to send six F-16 to be stationed there as well. Aktio air base at Preveza, western Greece, is most likely to be used …

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The day is much too lovely for unpleasant news…

My left eye is focused on Libya/NATO, my right eye is turned to nuclear crisis in Japan. At the same time, both eyes surf in internet for news from Greece. However, the day is much too nice for posting about upcoming new austerity measures, as Greece’s Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou …

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