war88Q & A

Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 19 September 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Recent developments in the Eastern Med and Turkey’s aggressive militaristic antics have brought a shooting war with Greece ante portas. Is Greece ready for a clash of arms with Erdogan’s Islamist neo-Hitlerite expansionist authoritarianism?

Those who wish to hedge their bets, along with the “realists,” would probably respond “perhaps” to this question. A loud minority will bark “come and get it.” The “level-headed” pro-EU, pro-US, pro-illegal immigration, pro-NGO “humanitarian” constituency, sustained and fed from subversive sources abroad, along with the overwhelming majority of Greek politicians and the peculiar species of academic “peaceniks,” will shudder at the thought and will tell us so emphatically. As for the proverbial “average man” in the street, he will either say he knows “nothing about these things” or, simply, shrug his shoulders indifferently.... Read more