Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Greece wakes up

The Greek government finally seems to be realising that Nazi party Golden Dawn is a real threat to their democracy:

The Greek authorities have launched an inquiry into allegations that members of the country's armed forces have helped to train hit squads formed by the far-right Golden Dawn party.


The inquiry came amid revelations that Golden Dawn, which has seen its popularity soar on the back of debt-stricken Greece's worst crisis in modern times, has not only set up a military wing but is actively training its members in the art of combat.

"In Golden Dawn we have an entire military structure with at least 3,000 people ready for everything," one member was quoted as saying by the Sunday Vima newspaper. Pictures of recruits in camouflage and balaclavas conducting night exercises in clandestine camps were published in another leading daily on Monday. The paper, Ethnos, claimed the men, some of who were armed with knives and wooden clubs, were being trained by members of Greece's elite special forces who sympathise with the ultra-nationalist party.

In other words, they're preparing for a coup. With the active collusion of some of the military.

I don't for a moment think that this is what Germany wanted. But nevertheless, its what they've got. Their mindless, punitive infliction of austerity on Greece has brought their nightmares back to life. And all of Europe may have to deal with the consequences.