OPINION

JANUARY 15, 1952

IN FAVOR OF TEA: The government’s decision to dissolve the National Security Brigades (TEA) is not one of its more unusual decisions. In the few months since the Plastiras government has been in power, it has done so much to disrupt the state system and to weaken society’s real supports that this latest threat cannot be considered the worst thing it has done. (…) The planned dissolution of the TEA – whose contribution to the anti-communist struggle is well known only those who live in the countryside – is a major concession to communism just when the latter is reorganizing its forces and preparing for its next onslaught. ACCUSATIONS: The Nationalist Organization of Northern Greece has issued a proclamation to the Greek people condemning the government’s tactical retreat in the face of the communists’ illegal activities and warns that if this tactic continues, it will respond by using all legal means in its power. GENERAL ANDRE: The German General Andre was released yesterday from Averoff prison, where he was being held. (Ed. note: he had been convicted of war crimes on the island of Crete committed during the occupation.) Both their careers have been built around the ethnic divisions which briefly turned Cyprus into a battleground of the Mediterranean in the 1970s.