Friday, 27 September 2013

Police forbids Greek Reservists ‘coup d’ etat’ gathering; possible links Golden Dawn-Greek Army investigated
Greek police forbade the meeting of Greek Army Special Forces Reservists scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, September 28th 2013 outside the Parliament.
The union of Greek army reservists of Special Forces (KEED) issued a statement on Wednesday calling citizens to join the army against the Greek government.
KEED was urging the Greek administration to step down and make way for a national unity government. The statement, posted on the union’s website on Wednesday, triggered an emergency meeting at the Supreme Court on Wednesday evening and a prosecutor’s investigation on Thursday morning.
The KEED statement said that the coalition government must resign after failing to live up with a constitutional pledge to provide work, health, education, justice and security for all citizens.

The statement included 15 demands like the resignation of Greek President Karolos Papoulias, and it urged people to join hands with the army in a open gathering to take place upcoming Saturday, September 28th 2013 at Syntagma Square outside the Greek Parliament.
KEED is one of the Greek Army Reservists unions, and consists mainly of members of Mountain Command Battalion on the Land Forces.
Reservists and Fyssas’ Murderer
In the statement issued later to respond to criticism “it was calling for a coup d’ etat” KEED said it was merely submitting proposals.
KEED also dismissed it had links to extreme-right Golden Dawn.
Daily TA NEA claimed on Friday that Giorgos Roupakias, a Golden Dawn member, had received a phone call by a reservist of the Greek Armed Forces before he set out to stab to death leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas on September 17th.
However it is not confirmed whether the caller was a retired or active reservists or not reservist at all.
KEED declared it had taken part in quite a number of anti-austerity protests.
Golden Dawn and Greek Armed Forces
Other unions of active reservists distanced themselves from KEED. Also members of the Greek Armed Forces downplayed “the call to coup d’ etat” as “ridiculous”.
However, the infiltration of Golden Dawn not only to Greek Police but also to Greek Armed forces seems to be a fact.
Speaking to daily Kathimerini, an anonymous source from the high ranks of the Greek Air Force emphasized the impact of the Golden Dawn is big at all levels of the Armed Forces. “There has always been a trend, that it has been de-criminalized today as the same ideas are being heard  in the Parliament. Therefore, slogan like “We’ll take the Polis*” [Konstantinople/Istanbul] are been heard openly.  Increased is also the anti-left trend.”
Golden Dawn MPs do not miss a chance inside the Parliament to downgrade the institution and the democratic procedures, to swear at colleagues MPs from other parties, whether from the right or the left front.
Meanwhile, the investigation among the Greek Armed Forces to identify whether active members of the GAF had  links to Golden Dawn had negative findings. “There are no links between active members of the Greek Armed Forces and Golden Dawn,” private Mega TV cited the investigation findings. The investigation was ordered last Sunday by Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.
* the dream of every Greek ultra-nationalist: to claim back Konstantinoupoli (Istanbul) from the Turkish state. In fact not just claim the city of 15 million population but to annex it to Greece.
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