OPINION

Plumbing new depths of ineptness

The Greek Police (ELAS) has so far displayed little aptitude for apprehending terrorists. In fact, it has proven itself to be rather inept, and terrorism has made a comeback that is threatening domestic stability and dealing a serious blow to Greece’s international image. Yesterday, however, ELAS took its lack of professionalism one step further when it demonstrated that it does not take the matter of terrorism seriously by leaking a confidential list – drawn up by the force itself – of likely terrorist targets in Greece, which includes the names of specific media publishers, businessmen, politicians, journalists, judges and more. The publication of such sensitive information in such precarious times tells us that someone is putting their own interests and their image above the interests of public safety in order to play a dangerous political game. Leaking the content of this list is just another example of the extent of the rot that has brought the country’s security services to the low point that they find themselves today.