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Greece probes blog post calling for government change

A prosecutor in Athens has ordered an investigation into a blog post on the special forces reservists’ website demanding the government and president resign and an interim government be appointed under the “guarantee” of the armed forces.

The misdemeanor court prosecutor ordered the investigation Thursday into the posting, which appeared overnight on the website of the Special Forces Reserve Union (KEED).

Apart from the government’s resignation, the posting calls for Greece to withdraw from its bailout obligations, special courts be set up to prosecute those responsible for Greece’s financial crisis and all property held by German companies, individuals or the state seized to pay off German World War II debts, among other things.

The posting said the “institution guaranteeing all of the above could be the country’s armed forces.” [AP]