Samaras, Papoulias Discuss Syria Hit



Samaras_Papoulias Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met on Aug. 27 with President Karolos Papoulias at the Presidential Mansion in central Athens to discuss Greece’s possible role in a US-led military intervention in Syria.

The International Business Times reported that Samaras has given the go-ahead for U.S. planes to use American bases on Souda and Kalamata to hit Syria in retaliation for the government there reportedly using chemical weapons against civilians.

U.S. President Barack Obama, who met with Samaras at the White House on Aug. 8, reportedly asked Samaras for permission to have the American bases used for military action and got it, although Greece said it would not participate in any assaults.

“One year ago, the region around Greece emitted a sense of stability while Greece was the source of instability,” Samaras said following the meeting. Now that situation has made a 180-degree turnaround. Greece is a bastion of stability and security in a region that is literally ablaze. These issues were extensively analyzed with President Obama.

“This sense of stability also needs to be enhanced within this country,” Samaras told Papoulias. Samaras did not respond to journalists’ questions regarding whether Greece will make its bases available to its NATO allies.


25 COMMENTS

  1. What a bunch of grandstanding BS. Go back to your offices and work on the budget. Stop trying to get your mugs on CNN.

  2. Go back to your country Tonto-ski. Greece has enough problems without having Skopian colluding foreign assh-les like you.

  3. Have no idea. The Defense Ministry has denied any requests for use of bases or similar.

  4. BTW, this is a good analysis and if you read between the lines the chemical use is from the rebels not Assad:

    http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/obamas-bluff

    “U.S. President Barack Obama therefore adopted an extremely cautious strategy. He said that the United States would not get directly involved in Syria unless the al Assad regime used chemical weapons, stating with a high degree of confidence that he would not have to intervene. After all, Syrian President Bashar al Assad has now survived two years of civil war, and he is far from defeated. The one thing that could defeat him is foreign intervention, particularly by the United States. It was therefore assumed he wouldn’t do the one thing Obama said would trigger U.S. action.

    Al Assad is a ruthless man: He would not hesitate to use chemical weapons if he had to. He is also a very rational man: He would use chemical weapons only if that were his sole option. At the moment, it is difficult to see what desperate situation would have caused him to use chemical weapons and risk the worst. His opponents are equally ruthless, and we can imagine them using chemical weapons to force the United States to intervene and depose al Assad. But their ability to access chemical weapons is unclear, and if found out, the maneuver could cost them all Western support. It is possible that lower-ranking officers in al Assad’s military used chemical weapons without his knowledge and perhaps against his wishes. It is possible that the casualties were far less than claimed. And it is possible that some of the pictures were faked.”

    Read more: Obama’s Bluff | Stratfor
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  5. The American Brotherhood loving monkey can go dive off a cliff. We have no business getting any involvement in their war mongering. Besides who cares when crazies are killing crazies.

  6. The american monkey in the white house supports the Brotherhood and he’s going to do their dirty work.

    There is nothing good that comes out of Greek involvement

  7. You do realize Tonto-ski is a non-Greek that colludes with the Skopians (possibly one of them) Do you support his stance on FYROM Dean?

  8. If US gets involved it will only turn into another perpetual religious war that can’t be won (ala Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria,,,,) Better to leave them to figure out their own destiny. If they want to turn their countries into backwards religious theocracies they are primarily hurting themselves.

  9. What a joke our Gov’t is getting involved in the US War with Syria to please Obama
    WAKE UP PEOPLE, it’s all a complete sham that our Gov’t is cow-towing to US war-mongering money interests as usual!!– GET RID OF THIS GOVERNMENT of crooks thieves and liars!

  10. There is a Gov’t here — THIS is a rotten GOVERNMENT of crooks, thieves and liars, who’s 2 Parties PASOK & ND still over their Banks pals of over 250 million Euros in bogus loans that they never paid back! — It’s “Obscene” what they are doing to Greece & trying to get away with— GET RID OF THEM ALL!

  11. I dont object for simply providing military bases to the US as we are a NATO ally. But the situation in Syria is a hopeless cause as no one is interested in a regime change nor no one wants.the rebels to gain political leadership as the West still.has.no clue who they are. The only outcome will.be massive loss of life to those poor Syrian people.

  12. Samaras and senile old Papoulis making decisions on aiding the Syria War???!!Ha! What a joke our Gov’t is involved in the US War with Syria to please Obama.
    WAKE UP PEOPLE, it’s a complete sham that our Gov’t is cow-towing to US war-mongering money interests as usual just to sell more weapons for Hallibuton, etc.!– GET RID OF THIS corrupt inept GOVERNMENT of crooks, liars & thieves!

  13. ALEX, SHUT UP YOU ARROGANT LITTLE WORM!
    I WARNED YOU ABOUT TAKING MY JOB. YOU STILL THINK YOU CAN IMPERSONATE ME? YOU ARE NOT THE JUDGE OF ALL HUMANS, LITTLE MAN. I AM!

    I WILL BE THE JUDGE OF WHO IS GREEK ON HERE. AND NOW YOU ARE MAKING THREATS TO THESE GOOD PEOPLE?

    BELIEVE ME, JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING. I WILL HAVE A NICE PLACE TO KEEP YOU FOR YOUR INSOLENCE AND HUBRIS!

    NOW LOOK YOU LITTLE “FARTSKI”, I USED MY POWERS TO CENSOR YOU ONCE BEFORE. I WILL DO IT AGAIN, PERMANANTLY IF YOU CONTINUE TO THINK YOU ARE THE JUDGE OF HUMANITY.

    THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, ALEX, AND YOU ARE NOT HIM.
    I AM!

  14. What do you care about greece worldarts? You mod up Tonto-ski (*who calls Skopians “macedonians”). you tell us to support communist Syriza, you call for violence against Greeks. Nothing you say suggests you are Greek.

  15. How can any of you “actual Greeks” out there in the world support Alex’s reverse-racism and ethno-centric HYPOCRISY when he slams people as being “non’-Greek” just because we don’t support his obsessive and clearly racist, ideas and repetitive rants?

    You see, Mr. “Alex-ski” always has a problem when someone out there might have taken my side of an issue or simply agreed with me on any issue–his apparent meaning of the child term, “modded up.”

    This, you see, is forbidden to Mr. Democracy–Alexander the Great–our local hypocritical fool.

    It so happens that Worldarts and I have disagree on a number of issues and some we share–but that doesn’t make either of us totally enemies or like Alex the arbiter of WHO IS GREEK AND WHO IS NOT.

    The man has to get over himself. Hitler had these very same delusions–there is a “chosen people” a “super race” –the “uberman”! And research has pointed out that he probably had these delusions of grandeur as a troubled defense mechanism: he was hiding a little secret in his own family history–he descended from a Jewish line.

    What are YOU hiding Mr. Neo-Hitler Alex? Who defensively has to constantly assure others they are not “Greek” while he is the purist variety. On what grounds can he make these claims? Answer: Because he is simply the poster-child for obsessive compulsive disorders?

    If he wasn;t so seriously derranged it would be funy instread of a sad case of mental instability.

  16. I am not “racist” you slanderous low life… and you are not Greek. You are a foreign nationalist of non-Greek heritage trying to manipulatively pawn yourself off as ethnic Greek. (which is witnessed by the fact you collude with Skopian ultra nationalists threatening our country… making you likely of Slavic heritage from the region)

  17. Wow–Hey guys–he’s back!

    Alex, we were beginning to believe the cyber authorities came and took you by the short hairs off to place where people go around masquerading as someone else publicly–which as you know is illegal (as in the case of the idiot who is impersonating our friend “worldarts.”

    You wouldn’t know anything about that, I suppose. Would you Mr. Democracy? Alex the Magnificent.

    Hey seen any more of them Skopian drones flying over the Acropolis–that is your own ancestral home?

    We are all curious as to why Mr. Warmth (Alex the Hooligan-Racist “Modern Greek” disappears for days at a time. And then reappears like they let him out again.

    Why don’t you share some insight on why you are so inconsistently here anymore, Alex. You been taking your meds?

  18. Talking to yourself against Tonto-ski? There is no “we” or “guys” here. You as a non-Greek do not get to speak for Greeks.

    Manipulative Greek hating foreigners like you only get to speak for your Skopian ultra nationalist pals that have suddenly changed identities into “descendents of ancient Macedonians” and constantly insinuate Macedonian Greece is “occupied”

    Evil POS.

  19. Don;t make us laugh. You don’t care about Greeks. You are anti-Greek. You support every anti-Greek cause.

  20. The time, Alex. The time! Your meds? Did you take them today?

    Remember what Dr. Gritsberger told you. Stay calm and keep up with your pills, If you do–you will get to use the clinic’s computer tomorrow.

  21. Still talking to yourself again Tonto-ski? What’s with your sick obsession pretending to be “Greek” Tonto-ski?