[Marxism] Israel and Greece sign status of forces agreement

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 18:12:51 MDT 2015


It is more like a failure to break with its past collab w/ Israel than a
wholesale turn to the right.

On Friday, July 24, 2015, michael perelman via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> And this a leftist government?  This is becoming absurd.  Does Iran
> represent a serious threat to Greece.
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> > Israel and Greece sign status of forces agreement
> >
> >
> http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-Greece-sign-status-of-forces-agreement-409492
> > Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos visited his Israeli counterpart
> > Moshe Ya'alon at the Defense Ministry.
> > Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos visits his Israeli counterpart
> Moshe
> > Ya'alon at the Defense Ministry. (photo credit:ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE
> > MINISTRY)
> > Israel and Greece signed a status of forces accord in Tel Aviv on Sunday
> > that offers legal defense to both militaries while training in the
> other’s
> > country.
> >
> > Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos visited his Israeli counterpart
> > Moshe Ya’alon at the Defense Ministry, where the accord was signed.
> Israel
> > has only ever signed a similar accord with the US.
> >
> > During their meeting, Kammenos and Ya’alon discussed continued bilateral
> > defense ties, and the latest regional situation.
> >
> > “We very much appreciate your visit here during a difficult period for
> > Greece. This underlines the importance of relations between the
> countries,”
> > Ya’alon said. “We wish the Greek people and Greece itself success in its
> > effort to overcome the economic challenge. We pray for that since we
> > believe Greece is a very important country, with a history and a
> > contribution to the history of humanity.”
> >
> > Ya’alon paid tribute to joint training between the IDF and Greek military
> > within Greece, adding that both countries have shared interests, and both
> > are dealing with the impact of the agreement between world powers and
> Iran
> > over its nuclear program.
> >
> > “We perceive Iran as a generator and central catalyst to regional
> > insecurity through its support to terrorist elements in the Middle East,
> > particularly Shi’ite terrorism, though not only Shi’ite. And of course,
> the
> > Iranian ambition for regional hegemony leads the regime in Tehran to
> > undermine the stability of [other] regimes, which creates a challenge for
> > all of us,” Ya’alon said.
> >
> > Global terrorism is “also developing in our area, and is influencing the
> > security situation in Europe as well. Terrorism is terrorism is
> terrorism.
> > Today it is directed against someone else, and tomorrow it reaches you,”
> he
> > added.
> >
> > Kammenos said the “Greek people are very close to the people in Israel,”
> > adding that military bilateral relations are good, and that both
> countries
> > will continue to build on them through joint training. Terror - ism and
> > jihad, he added, are not just in the Middle East, but are also present in
> > the Balkans and Europe.
> >
> > Greece is within range of Iranian missiles, he added. “If one Iranian
> > missile makes its way to the Mediterranean, this could be the end of
> states
> > in this region,” the Greek defense minister said.
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