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Old December 12th, 2014 #6821
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Originally Posted by Orazio View Post
Hey Joe,

Since this is a thread dedicated to Hellas, when you find the time can you summarize and explain the whole episode of the coup and the Greek colonels for us? I've read a little about this and I'm confused and uncertain about what it all meant and how to assess the period. Thanks.
Here's a piece on the rise and fall of the Junta, its pros and its cons, and how the CIA used Leftist students to bring them down when the colonels started rebelling (Greece supported Arabs over Israel in the Arab-Israeli war):

"The favorite slogan of the reds is: 'No Pasarán!: Yes we have passed! And we tell them...and we tell them, we will pass again!'"
― Benito Mussolini after the Communist capitulation in Barcelona