Riots broke out all over Greece recently after a 16-year old teenager was killed by a policeman. Alexandros Gligoropoulos died after being hit by police bullets on Saturday night, December 6 in Athens. Street clashes continued for days afterward and were joined by a teacher walkout on Tuesday, December 9, the day of the boy’s funeral. A full public strike came on Wednesday.
Gligoropoulos was killed when a mob he was part of attacked a phalanx of police officers in Athens. The police responded with stun grenades and some gunshots.
Widespread looting was reported all over Greece with businesses bombed and torched, rocks and gasoline cocktails thrown, and streets blocked and plunged into fire and chaos. The protests spread to cities all over Europe.
So what is going on here?
It’s not hard to figure out: It is communists at work again using any pretext to cause trouble. Because communists are pathological troublemakers who will use any excuse for mayhem.
Just coincidentally, Greek leftist groups are claiming that the center-right government of prime minister Costas Karamanlis was responsible for the death of Gligoropoulos, and then that that government could not contain the riots.
In other words, you’re damned if you are baited into responding to provocation, and damned when you cannot control the resulting violence. Socialist opposition leader George Papandreou said, “This country does not have a government. This chaos … is a result of the decisions and omissions made by a government that has become dangerous for the Greek people.”
No, Mr. Papandreou, the chaos is the result of the rioters who planned this all out.
The conservative government has only a 1-seat margin in the 300-member legislature and the street actions are seen as an attempt by leftists to use violence and intimidation to tip the country politically.
This is standard operating procedure for the provocateurs on the political left. This is how they operate from their guerilla wars in Peru to the jungles of Vietnam to the streets of Europe. Whatever they do not control, they try to undermine with chaos.
Notice that the rioters did not take the time for a trial, or to have the facts come out. They immediately hit the streets the day after the killing in order to create havoc and to smear the conservative government. In one instance, a peaceful protest by a left-wing party called Syriza was broken up by youths in masks who threw firebombs at two luxury hotels and a bank branch.
Police said that the original killing was set off when they were attacked by the mob including Gligoropoulos in the Exarchia district of Athens which is home to music clubs, bars, restaurants and a growing population of students, anarchists and drug users.
Note: Urban bars, night clubs, drug users, left-wing students, and anarchists.
Does this sound like a place for conservatives?
Hardly. This is the lair of the angry urban left everywhere in the world who riot for one reason; because their lives are centered on violence which comes out of self-hatred, like the World Trade Organization protesters who simply followed WTO meetings around the world for years fostering riots and destroying property wherever possible. These people are destroyers, no different than the terrorists of Mumbai. They hate the world because they hate themselves. Period.
Anarchists – another name for communists – will take any occasion to inject themselves into public demonstrations and usually instigate violence. This whole thing was a setup.
Rioters ultimately burned more than 30 stores in Athens, and nine bank branches. Even Athens’ giant Christmas tree was set ablaze in Syntagma Square. The two officers involved in the shooting have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
Does this not sound like the anti-capitalist, anti-Christian left at work? Does it not resemble the violence and protests launched on a much smaller scale by the gay protesters in California recently, who also are on the political left? Do you ever see conservatives acting like this?
Answer: No. Conservatives are out working hard to make a better life, provide for their families and build up the nation, rather than tearing it down with violence.
“It is inconceivable for there not to be punishment when a person loses their life, particularly when it is a child,” interior minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos said, acting like a respectful conservative would. “The taking of life is something that is not excusable in a democracy.”
But such humility is never enough for the enraged left that is like a hungry lion looking for fresh meat.
Government officials, however, stood for law and order. “These people respect nothing, look what they have destroyed,” said Athens mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis of the rioters. “These people cannot be considered Greeks.”
Kaklamanis said Christmas celebrations would take place as planned because he did not want to give the rioters the satisfaction of seeing the festivities canceled. And good for him. Let’s pray that this action backfires on its perpetrators.
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