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Are Neo-Nazis Aiding Greek Cops With "DIY Law Enforcement"?

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Forget the day-to-day images of riots and protests, the truth on the ground in Greece is far harsher. Just as we warned numerous times, social unrest is escalating rapidly and the extremists are gaining strength and power. One of Greece's neo-nazi Golden Dawn party MPs says "there is already civil war, and Greek society is ready - even though no-one likes this - to have a fight." The BBC's Paul Mason reports on recent demonstrations surrounding the performance of a controversial play as tensions escalated and the Golden Dawn party "de-arresting" demonstrators - pulling them from police detention, as the police do nothing. The somewhat shocking clip below points out the incredible reality that is occurring on the streets of Greece - even as EU leaders claim Greece was not a topic at the EU Summit. The people ask "if we are in a democracy or a dictatorship?" and Golden Dawn (which has 18 seats in parliament) proclaims "On the one side there will be nationalists like us, and Greeks who want our country to be as it used to be; and on the other side illegal immigrants, anarchists and all those who have destroyed Athens several times." As Mason concludes: the social and political outcome of the IMF and EU austerity program, and of the implosion of mainstream politics in Greece, looks like a catastrophe for democracy.

Here is the clip of the theatre riot and Golden Dawn abuse "Wrap It Up You Little Faggots. You Albanian Assholes"


The full 'must watch' BBC video is not embeddable, but worth viewing, so click image for link:


Via The BBC: Alarm at Greek police 'collusion' with far-right Golden Dawn

Are Greek police colluding with far-right Golden Dawn?


Greece's far-right party, Golden Dawn, won 18 parliamentary seats in the June election with a campaign openly hostile to illegal immigrants and there are now allegations that some Greek police are supporting the party.


"There is already civil war," says Ilias Panagiotaros. If so, the shop he owns is set to do a roaring trade.




"Greek society is ready - even though no-one likes this - to have a fight: a new type of civil war," he says.


"On the one side there will be nationalists like us, and Greeks who want our country to be as it used to be, and on the other side illegal immigrants, anarchists and all those who have destroyed Athens several times," he adds.


You hear comments like this a lot in Greece now but Ilias Panagiotaros is not some figure on the fringes: he is a member of the Greek parliament, one of 18 MPs elected for the far-right Golden Dawn in June's general election.


Theatre attack


...Last week he led a demonstration that closed down a performance of the Terence McNally play, Corpus Christi.




"Wrap it up you little faggots. Yes, just keep staring at me you little hooker. Your time is up. "You Albanian assholes," shouts Mr Panagiotaros in the YouTube clip.


Footage filmed inside the theatre, as rocks showered into its open-air auditorium, shows the manager making frantic calls to the chief of police, demanding protection from a mob that had begun to beat up journalists outside.


Other footage shows Golden Dawn MP Christos Pappas "de-arrest" a demonstrator, pulling him from a police detention coach, as the police do nothing.




"People went home with broken bones. Every day they phone me now, they phone the theatre, saying: your days are numbered."




They phoned my mother, Golden Dawn. They said we will deliver your son's body to you in a box of little pieces.


"I want to be told if we are in a democracy or a dictatorship?"




I ask Mr Panagiotaros: how can it be right for a party in parliament to have a uniformed militia that takes on, violently, the role of law enforcement, checking papers and overturning market stalls? He explains:


"With one incident, which was on camera, the problem was solved - in every open market all over Greece illegal immigrants disappeared.


"There was some pushing and some fighting - nothing extraordinary, nothing special.


"Now, only with one phone call saying Golden Dawn is going to pass by, the police is going there. That means the brand name of Golden Dawn is very effective."


He confirms the party's strategy is to force police action against migrants and to claim their right to make citizens' arrests against those they suspect of criminality.


"It's like fashion - our dress code is now extremely popular and more people want to follow it. The brand name is synonymous with order, law and order and efficiency."


And if it projects fear among perfectly legal migrants? I ask.


"There are no legal migrants in Greece," says Mr Panagiotaros "not even one."


Now Golden Dawn is suddenly everywhere. Its eight local offices at election time have become 60 nationwide. It is polling consistently as the third most popular party at 12%.




"Rest assured we stand by the citizens and we try to prevent such situations.




And the issue driving support for Golden Dawn is clear: illegal migration.




"Golden Dawn is at war with the political system and those who represent it, with the domestic and international bankers, we are at war with these invaders - immigrants.




"If the European Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Parliament, the Greek parliament don't intervene in this situation I am afraid to think what's going to happen. Europe must do something if they don't want a revival of the Third Reich again."


Close up, in other words, the social and political outcome of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and EU (European Union) austerity programme, and of the implosion of mainstream politics in Greece, looks like a catastrophe for democracy.

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Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:58 | 2900997 redpill
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Gyros uber alles!


No seriously, went to the Mad Greek the other day and I had forgotten how good those little bastards are.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:59 | 2901026 Gully Foyle
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Are they Nazis who dress like Neo?

Are they Nazi replicants who are all Neo clones?

Are they Neo's who traveled back in time and became Nazis?

Are they Nazis who travelled forward in time and became Neo's who then travelled back in time only to be stuck in the wrong timeline?

Are they all Mr.Smith copies merely impersonating Neo?

Who owns the rights to this mess and how will they collect on the royalties?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:05 | 2901037 redpill
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Mr Panos for President!

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:12 | 2901060 walküre
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Quasi Panos Konstantinopolous apprehended before he could commit an act of terrorism on the Fed

Coming soon to a Fed building in your area.

The list of potential enemies is growing daily. Soon the whole world will be deemed an axis of evil. Someone should get a Nobel prize for that. Oh wait, that prize is from a Norwegian. Are they still friendly?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:26 | 2901097 malikai
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A marxist would say it is inevitable that the police would collude with the Fascists, as the Fascists promise the "Capitalists" can keep their riches, while the "Socialists" would promise to take it away.

The irony is that the status quo in Greece is a "Socialist" party.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:42 | 2901154 greased up deaf guy
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exhibit a for the nobel peace prize winning eu.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:14 | 2901288 icanhasbailout
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Tell me when the Nobel Peace Prize winners come to realize that drowing nation after nation in foreign immigrants who share not the language, culture, nor customs of the host is a problem.


Golden Dawn is a reaction to this global fascist system which has been engineering entire nations for the purposes of financially exploiting them.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:00 | 2901519 Treeplanter
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The goat fuckers say they will make Europe submit to Islam.   The effete EU establishment is creating Golden Dawn.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:26 | 2901098 Rubicon
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The fat bloke has a point.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:40 | 2901158 caconhma
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Cool down everybody!

Take it easy. EU just got a Nobel Prize for promoting Peace & Democracy.

After all, it becomes more and more obvious that the zionist banking mafia is about to bring Europe to early 1930s. In the front of your eyes, the EU "democracy" is being transformed into a fascist democracy. After all, A. Hitler was elected and loved by the overwhelming majority of German people.


It easy start a war (any war: economic, military, cultural, etc.,) but the consequencies are always unpredictable.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:45 | 2901171 overmedicatedun...
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caconhma, the us citizens have bought arms at very historic numbers yet only one congress woman and one judge got shot in the last 4 yrs..it is not easy to start a civil war here..but give Obuma more time and who knows?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:05 | 2901262 caconhma
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It appears that, once again, Greece will bring a democracy to the people. After all, the Judea-Christian civilization brought people endless war and suffering.

Karl Marx was right after all: capitalism eventually has reached its final form (the banking controlled imperialism) and its final hours.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:33 | 2901717 caconhma
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How come all these American and EU zionist "democrats" and their controlled mass media are so strong about illegal immigrants rights in America and Europe but, at the same time, are against allowing millions of Palestinians to return back to their homeland in Palestine?


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:50 | 2902315 Harbanger
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Not all Progressives are Zionist.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:56 | 2901218 fightthepower
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Why should Greece allow illegal immigrants?  The people are only doing what the government won't do.  Greece for the Greeks!

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:41 | 2901405 Harbanger
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In the US they tell us the illegals are only doing what the Americans won't do.  Get back to work bitch!

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:15 | 2901927 BattlegroundEur...
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Yes. so why are there so many Greek fucks in my country now?


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:36 | 2901376 Ident 7777 economy
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"Cool down everybody!

Take it easy. EU just got a Nobel Prize for promoting Peace & Democracy."




They always award those things posthumously, don't they?






Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:32 | 2901120 magpie
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Zorba Chrysse Auge-Drachmapopolos arrested at ECB building

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:40 | 2901157 overmedicatedun...
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coming election in US, if mit wins it might delay violence, if Obuma wins..civil war is very possible in his next term.

DHS didn't buy all that ammo and domestic drones for paper weights.. they know the pot is starting to boil.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:47 | 2901437 walküre
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you get the drift

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:53 | 2902069 conspicio
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Interesting little near-future sci fi book trilogy by John Shirley written largely in the mid to late 80s. "A Song Called Youth"

Shirley writes from a liberal position, but one could change a few terms and write the same thing from a conservative position. Either way, he'd still get it pretty close to right. Read it, you'll have fun when coming to ZH and realizing "Shit...this sounds just like that Shirley book..."

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:06 | 2901042 CPL
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Incoming digital life herd. 

Layer 3 gear going tits up again all over the place.  My MRTG is shifting red across the world.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:23 | 2901088 Mysteerious Roo...
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"...and how will they collect on the royalties?"

Thank Heaven for SOPA! It's all under control. Royalties are safe. Besides, there are drones now.


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:49 | 2901182 GOSPLAN HERO
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The German National Socialists (Nazis) in the 1930s ...

The Nazis had many disgruntled former commies in their ranks.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:33 | 2902015 m0w0g
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Mad Greek? 185th & West Union?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:52 | 2901004 101 years and c...
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that warrants the nobel peace prize just as madonna is like a virgin....touched for the 1,342,867th time....


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:53 | 2901005 frenchie
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i guess u don't know many albanians, kosovars, etc... huh ?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:54 | 2901007 Dr. Richard Head
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Nobel Peace Prizes for EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:01 | 2901028 Gully Foyle
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Dr. Richard Head

I suggest you invest in a 3d printer to make your idea a reality.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:03 | 2901032 pods
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You have a reputation to uphold when you carry that moniker.

Maybe NATO should have received it instead?  They stopped the retreat of Gaddafi's peeps and low and behold they were captured, disarmed, beaten and executed.  More blood on our hands I guess?


Peace sells, but who's buying?


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:16 | 2901066 disabledvet
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"just what We the People are making the world safe for" this time around is a good question. only asked here i might add...

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:23 | 2901323 hawk nation
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Please add if you are a one world government deciple or want to sit on your ass and have the government provide you all your basic needs

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:54 | 2901009 LaLiLuLeLo
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Albanians are assholes - they're all over NY pretending their Italians.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:05 | 2901039 Gully Foyle
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Do you know why Italian men grow mustaches?

So they can look like their mothers.

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 08:48 | 2903852 Ar-Pharazôn
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i am 100% sure you never been to Italy.

italian girls are freaking cute

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 08:55 | 2903874 nmewn
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Mamma Mia!!!

Sat, 10/20/2012 - 04:01 | 2906125 Popo
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Please keep thinking that from your basement in Philly. I'll be hanging out with the serious talent in Rome, and the fewer Americans here the better.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:07 | 2901047 CPL
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Until they cook and have a wedding.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:25 | 2901048 Azannoth
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Albania is the Rectum of Europe just like Greece is it's Asshole(Anus) ;)

No wonder Greeks don't like what's comming their way from Albania

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:45 | 2902297 albanian
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soo wher ar you from ASSHOLE!!

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:57 | 2901017 frenchie
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btw i see nothing wrong kickin out a jewish "pièce de théâtre" mocking JC

or else let us also mock all the rabbis, talmudic shyte, bring it on regarding holohoax etc...

égalité ou pas ?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:02 | 2901030 Gully Foyle
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Tell your masters that your post is far too transparent and you haven't earned your money.

Can you make the old guilt by association defamation of ZH any more obvious?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:27 | 2901102 Mysteerious Roo...
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Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:44 | 2901169 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Same shiit coming here , when the gravy train whooa's up...

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 12:50 | 2901459 GottaBKiddn
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It's not politically correct to insult jews or muslims, but it's ok when it comes to christians.

When Golden Dawn says they are against the international bankers, ZH'ers would agree. But when they seek to punish gay albanian thespians they seem to not realize who made it possible for them to be there illegally.

How exactly are they going to punish the banksters? Did they beat up Angela?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:57 | 2901018 overmedicatedun...
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greeks waking up to that velvet boot on the neck called EU/austerity.. wish them luck can't fault golden dawn they are most likely a front set up by .gov

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:59 | 2901022 pods
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Despite all my rage I'm still just a rat in a cage.

This is what happens when things get tough.  Just wait till this happens in the US.  
There is a lot more rats in this cage.


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:04 | 2901035 Gully Foyle
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White people in the US don't riot unless it's after a sporting event.

No one gives a shit when the cops bust a few minority heads and take some dark skinned peoples lives.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 11:27 | 2901100 pods
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Well Gully I would actually agree with you on this.  

But it is also a case of normalcy bias.

Just because things have not gotten bad does not mean they won't.  The riots will not be organized at all.  And you are already seeing acts of rage, they are just being done to people close to them.


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