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Posted by tipper 2012-02-17 12:18||
#2 I remember the junta but didn't really pay that much attention do to my own personal concerns.
One thing I don't recall is that it was what I would call brutal. Daffy and Pencilneck are brutal but I don't remember citizens being machine gunned in the streets whole sale.
Authoritarian sure, undemocratic, definitely, but brutal? I'm just not sure.
Is this a faulty memory on my part or lefty/communist propaganda?
Posted by AlanC 2012-02-17 13:00||
#3 Brutal or not, the coup of the Colonels was blamed on the US - you'd have gone deaf, listening to the Greeks go on and on and on and on and on about the brutality of the Colonels and how the US government was behind it all.
IIRC, I think we just sat back and watched it happen, but apparently that was just exactly the same as issuing detailed marching orders.
#4 In December the PM asked for and recieved resignations from several senior officers. The current military leadership is personally beholden to the PM for their positions. Presumably to defuse any potential issues
Posted by Pancho Angise6853 2012-02-17 15:00||
#5 A good way to bring on a coup would be to threaten military pay or pensions. A good rule of thumb for the Greek government: mess with the military last - they have guns.
Posted by Super Hose 2012-02-17 22:26||
#6 FOX NEWS AM showed video news footage of many homeless kitchens + vendors being set up outside in Greek streets - IIRC, it was repor that 1-in-4 Greeks are unemployed now???
Not many Vehicles, Private or Govt., seen driving around in the video segment - LOTS OF UNCOLLECTED TRASH, THOUGH.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-17 22:47||