by Upstate NY
Sat Apr 14th, 2007 at 06:39:41 AM EST
This editorial published in this morning's Kathimerini (Athens) newspaper would have been big news 15 years ago when Andreas Papandreou was still in power and Greece regularly flirted with the USSR as a counterbalance to the USA's favoring of Turkey.
The recent Greek deals with Russia have been interesting, especially the oil pipeline that bypasses the Caucasuses and Turkey. So far, only the American and UK intelligence community (fronting for oil interests) have raised a stink about it, but the two orthodox countries are now making more deals than they ever have before. We can't forget that the reason Truman sent all the millions to Greece in the first place was to keep the Soviets out of the Med, and thus, coupled with Albania's self-imposed isolation, the USSR never had an outlet there.
The fact that Greece is making these deals now shows just how comfortable it has become within the security and economic framework of the EU. IMO, this is a huge sign of progress, especially since almost no one seems to have noticed its taking place.
From the diaries - whataboutbob