NEWS

Obsession

The obsession with the British «spies» and the self-righteousness demonstrated by Greece have reached the point of ridiculous, to the detriment of our credibility and national interest. Are the British justified at being indignant with the way Greece… is handling the case? Of course they are. But let us consider the case: a) Did the photos indicate that highly classified information could fall into the hands of our enemies and jeopardize our national security? b) Is it possible that the photographed aircraft appear frequently in pictures in the Greek press and in documentaries on TV glorifying the Greek air force? If the answer in the first question is negative, as it seems to be, and if the answer to the second is positive, the alleged spies should have been released after being booked and charged for ignoring the warning signs. They should have been ordered to surrender their passports and then released into the responsibility of the British Embassy pending their trial, which should take place within a week’s time. No self-respecting country will accept having its citizen in jail for weeks until someone decides when it is convenient to file charges, unless the case is very complicated. I can imagine the demonstrations in front of the British Embassy, the super-patriots on TV calling our British friends names, and the firebrands of our political world asking us to stop drinking tea in the afternoon if Greek citizens were arrested in a similar case in Britain.