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Greeks Obliterate Terrorism
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZERO, New York
City, August 5--Greece is regarded as the birthplace of democracy.
It is also the home of the Olympics. And, it claims to have
expunged its Terrorist forces, the assassins of 17N.
Terror trackers are doubtful the arrest of
a cell of 17N Terrorists, as a result of an aborted bomb explosion, is
really the "end of Greek Terrorism." The Greek
government, on the other hand, is touting the arrest as an example of how
"safe" Greece is now. Some terrorist experts think the government is
cleansing its reputation in preparation for the Olympic Games slated to be
held in the summer of 2004. They aren't hallmarking the arrests as
the "end of Greek Terrorism," but only the "beginning of the end."
As we here in America refer to September 11 as
Nine Eleven, the Greeks employ 17N to designate when a 1973 student protest was
violently crushed by American-backed forces supporting a junta government.
The November 17 Terrorist group denounces capitalism and imperialistic
shooting near soccer field for 2004 Olympics
The 17N Terrorists target
people for assassination who represent ideological differences with them.
In June of 2000 they killed British military attaché, Brig. General
The alleged ideological leader
of 17N, 58-year-old Alexandros Yiotopoulous, Greece's Osama bin Laden, was
arrested. He is accused of killing the station chief for the Central Intelligence
Agency, Richard Welch, in December 1973.
Yiotopoulous' father, Dimitris, was a close associate
of Leon Trotsky, the Russian revolutionary.
Over the years, 17N has systematically slain
nearly a score of people they believe stood symbolically against the best
interests of Greece. Like Osama bin Laden, the
justification was the oppression of the Western World on Greece, and the
puppet governments that forced the population to live under repressive
rules and regulations imposed by "outsiders."
Mary Bossis, a Greek Terrorism expert, is not so
quick to agree that the arrest of the Terrorists means an end to Terrorism
in her country. She once ran a 17N task force in the Ministry
of Public Order, but is puzzled by how quickly those arrested informed on
each other. "Revolutionaries don't confess and they don't give up
their colleagues," she said. Her opinion is November 17
decided to give up a cell to convince the government there was nothing
more to find--a strategy that would turn Vigilance into Complacency.
What I found important about the story was that the
original seat of democracy--Greece--was fighting a struggle to be more
socialistic than democratic. In the capital of democracy, the
population backed the idea of fighting and killing those who tried to
impose democracy in their state. A recent poll of
the Greek population showed that over 30 percent of the people didn't
consider 17N a Terrorist group. They likened them to "freedom
fighters." The Greek Orthodox Church is alleged to be
supportive of the "socialist tack."
showing pictures sent by 17N on 17th of November exhibiting weapons'
capacity which includes rockets, grenades, rocket launchers and
Greek politics have historically been noted for
victimhood. It has a reputation of being "hanged on the cross"
by larger nation forces, such as America and the European Community.
Takis Michas, a Greek journalist, recently published a book, "Unholy
Alliance," detailing Greece's financial and paramilitary ties to Slobodan
Milosevic's Serbia. In it he points to the continuing sense of
isolation felt by many Greeks whose world views "revolve around conspiracy
theories, feelings of victimization and a strong sense of
Now, however, Greece is shedding an old skin for a
new one. It seeks to be embraced as an "open-arms" nation
toward its past enemies--capitalism and Westernization. Some believe
it is only a ploy to bring thousands to the Olympics where 17N will have
the "pick of the litter."
Again, the issue of Greek Terrorism is no more or less
a looming issue than our hunt for bin Laden, or the abduction, rape and
killing of our children.
The idea we can "kill" Terrorism, or "arrest it," or
"end it," is a course of thinking which plays directly into the jaws of
Terrorism's strongest weapon--Complacency.
In America, we are "waging war on Terrorism" with
guns and bullets, and trying to develop an "internal-state" spy network
where one citizen "rats" on another, often at the expense of our
Constitution and the original democratic rights we matured from the Greeks
thousands of years ago.
Our leaders here want to "win the war," and
pronounce an "end to Terrorism," in the same fashion we did VE and VJ day
after the defeat of Germany and Japan in World War II. But
Terrorism is not about territory, it's about ideology. It's
all about instilling Fear, Intimidation and Complacency in people.
A Terrorist assumes power through threat,
not action. It is the threat of its existence that feeds on
people, that makes them paranoid, that drives them to retaliate with sword
Vigilance, on the other hand, is not about
retaliation. It is about evolution. It is about
rising above the bloodshed, the horror, the Fear, the Intimidation and the
It asks people to band together as Parents of
Vigilance, Citizens of Vigilance, Loved Ones of Vigilance to
collectively oppose threats upon the children, and their children's children's
Originally, the Olympic Games were about stopping
The law was in the beginning of the Games, that
all would stop warring during the Games. Enemies would put
down their swords and spears and bows, and instead of killing one another,
compete head-to-head through athletic non-violent challenges to show
themselves and the world that "peace" could exist, that harmony between
nations, despite politics and ideologies, could leap over the barbarism of
one person toward another, one nation toward its neighbor.
The Olympics were the first Acts of Vigilance.
Children watched enemies compete in peaceful ways, instilling the hope
that one day the world could resolve its differences as a unified whole,
not as fractional elements trying to conquer the other through Terrorism.
I would like to think that 17N is dead.
I would like to think Osama bin Laden, and all his duplicated genes around
the world, are dead. But that would be Complacent.
But I can believe that Vigilance will overpower
Terrorism when, and only when, the parents, loved ones and citizens of the
world unite in behalf of their children and their children's children.
I can believe Greece can be the source
of its original beliefs--that only through unification of all can we fight
Terrorism is all about the few--the
twisted who seek to take the law into their hands. Governments
are also the few. They do not hold the power to direct the
future of our children, for they are motivated by all the human defects of
character--pride, anger, greed, lust, envy, gluttony and sloth.
March 25 -
April 3, 1896 in Athens, Greece
But parents, grandparents,
uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, cousins, loved ones of the children and
their children's children can. When there is a uniting of
purpose among all Parents of Vigilance, Citizens of Vigilance, and Loved
Ones of Vigilance, the Olympic ideals will return to the world.
Instead of ending Terrorism, the unification will
smother it, constrain it so it will not have the ability to inflict Fear,
Intimidation and Complacency. The Shields Of Vigilance,
Courage, Conviction and Right Action will blind Terrorism.
And then, and only then, will our children be just a
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