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Greece Becomes the Bogeyman for US-Voters in Anti-Obama Campaigns

That’s really ridiculous! As if we, Greeks, had not enough problems trying to cope with anti-Greece publications on international media, now we are used in the US presidential elections. In fact we are misused and exploited and turn into a scapegoat by anti-Obama Republican campaigners, to serve their own political purposes and …

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USA Grants Military Aid to Greece: 400 Abrams M1A1

 Greece Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos stoke a deal with his American counterpart, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: USA will grant to Greece 400 used  Abrams M1A1 tanks and tracked vehicles including 700 personnel carrier type M113. The army material will come from the stocks of the U.S. Army and it will be …

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(Upd) Fire in Saudi Arabian plane – Emergency Landing at Athens Airport

Update: It looks as if the ‘fire alarm’ in the luggage space of the Saudi Arabian Airline was just a false indication at the cockpit, Greek media reported. Earlier today the Boeing 707 with 240 passengers and crew made an emergency landing at the Athens airport. The flight from Washington to Ryad …

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Is Greece’s Odious Debt growing? Comverse Technology – OTE

Feeling like reading about another alleged bribes scandal? Bloomberg has it. And Yes, it involves another state company. The Hellenic Telecommunications Organization OTE. According to Bloomberg, it involves the New York-based Comverse Technology, a voice-mail software maker, currently under investigation for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the US Justice Department. The …

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Greek Grandpa’s Eastern PostCard Arrives 46 Years Later

 A post card with Eastern wishes sent from a Greek grandfather finally reached his grand daughter. 46 years later! Vasilia “Vas” Mazzotta was 13 and living with her parents in the USA when grandpa John sent her his Eastern wishes.  Mazotta The postcard was simply addressed to “Miss Vassoula Sitara” — …

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Odyssey Dawn – Greece: The latest from Souda bay military buildup

Greece’s military base at Souda base is developing into a key player for the coalitions forces bombarding defense positions in Libya in order to apply what diplomats call a No Fly Zone. A source at Greek Defense Ministry told portal onalert that 60 to 100 fighter aircraft are expected to use …

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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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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 ready to join military forces against Libya

As the war drums are beating against Muammar Gaddafi, former socialist friend Greece declares ready to join forces against Libya.  Athens most likely will play an important role in a military buildup and intervention due to its strategic naval and air force base Souda on Crete. However Greece is waiting for a clear …

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Crete: Greek Communist Party protests USS Kearsarge at Souda Bay

Members of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) marched through the streets of Chania, Crete,  Friday evening protested the arrival of  US assault ship USS Kearsarge at the Souda Bay. Holding torches and candles they demanded the closure of the US naval base at Souda and and Greece not to be …

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Crete: US military buildup in Souda Bay

A US military buildup is taking place at the Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete as Muammar Gaddafi keeps bombing his own people and there is no sign of a peaceful solution. US Navy amphibious assault ships USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce are expected to arrive at Souda …

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US Ass. Sec. Gordon denied military operation against Libya pending – US Fleet piles up

 US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip Gorden denied that a military operation against Libya was pending. Gordon, currently in Greece, noted that extra US naval assets were ordered to the Mediterranean Sea in order to deal whatever contingencies arise.  “We’re simply preparing for what may be …

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US State Dept. designates Greek group as Global Terrorist

The US State Department has designated the Greek terror organisation “Sect of Revolutionaries” as Global Terrorist. In a press release, the State Dept. underlined  that the group will now be subject to restrictions and financial sanctions. The decision was taken by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because the group’s “terrorist activities …

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