26 January, 2007
The 'Revolutionary Struggle' group has claimed responsibility for the January 12 early-morning rocket attack at the US embassy in Athens, which caused minor material damage but no injuries, in a five-page proclamation it sent to the "Pontiki" weekly newspaper, a Public Order ministry announcement said Wednesday night, while the full proclamation was printed in the newspaper on Thursday.
The proclamation, according to the announcement, was delivered to the police by the management of the newspaper at 8:05 in the evening on Wednesday. The text of the proclamation was delivered to the Crime Laboratories for further investigation.
The proclamation had been received by the newspaper's management on Tuesday, the ministry's announcement concluded.
Asked to comment on the content of the proclamation during Thursday's press briefing, meanwhile, Greece's alternate government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros stressed that the government "does not enter into dialogue with terrorists".
In the five-page proclamation, the Revolutionary Struggle group called the hit against the embassy as an "intervention that spotlighted the subjugation of the Greek State to US policy", while it also referred to international issues such as Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan, and also contained threats aimed at two ministers -- foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis and public order minister Vyron Polydoras -- and further 'photographed' the Parliament building as the next target.
The main points of the proclamation noted:
"On January 12 2007 and at 6a.m., Revolutionary Struggle carried out an attack, with a rocket, against the American embassy in Athens, discrediting all the strict security measures of both the Americans and the police. This action is our own response to the criminal war against 'terrorism' that the US has launched throughout the planet with the help of its fellow-traveler countries. It is our own response to the war which the American murderers and their stooges are carrying out in Iraq and Afghanistan, the bombing of Somalia, the new wars they will ignite in order to impose the New World Order. It is a response to their policy on Palestine and Lebanon, a policy that aims at the elimination of all resistance. It is a response for the prisoners of Guantanamo, for all the prisoners-hostages of the 'anti-terrorism' war. Finally, it is also a greeting to all those fighting against the establishment of a world neo-class regime, from Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Nigeria to Latin America and Europe"," the proclamation read.
At another point, the proclamation said: "In the Greek extraordinary 'martial courts' the Greek judges authorized by the government publicly maul the same civil law that they supposedly safeguard in order to ensure life sentences for militants, in order to consolidate that which they think to be a 'victory over resistance', with the most well-known example being the '17N case'."
Regarding the Greek parliament, the proclamation said: "If we could imagine a generalized popular revolt in Greece, which we hope for and for which we are trying with all our powers, it is more than certain that the first building that would be razed would be the American embassy. And the second would certainly be the parliament".
Source: Athens News Agency