[Marxism] Diplomat says green gov't has hired Blackwater, as army says it won; t intervene in civil uprsing

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 18:15:14 MST 2013


[Allegations made by a former Greek diplomat, denied by Academi.]


Chrysanthopoulos says that the government has hired Blackwater, the
American private military firm infamous for its activities in Iraq, which
now goes by the name "Academi", along with five other international
for-profit security outfits. Explaining why this has happened, he says
bluntly: “The Greek government does not trust the police whose salaries
have also been cut.”

There is some good news however that he hears from the contacts he
maintains amongst his former colleagues and politicians. He is confident
that there will be no military coup, as there was in 1967.

“There are contacts by certain politicians with elements in the armed
forces to guarantee that in the event of major social unrest, the army will
not intervene.”

http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2013/02/greece-promise-army-has-been-obtained-not-intervene-against-civil-uprising



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