Greece Might Allow Russia to Use its Military Bases –Greek Defense Analyst

You heard it on this site and from this post, first.

Situations like this, where Greece has turned full Communist, presents a major security risk for all of Europe. Instead of risking a third world war, the German-dominated EU and Russia will likely find compromise. This compromise would entail Europe kicking America out and joining forces with Russia, who will have successfully driven a wedge between the two — which is now underway. Or perhaps a war which NATO cannot defend Europe from could be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Only time will tell. Either way, the German-led EU will split from America.

 

In an interview for Russia’s RIA Novosti, Greek defense analyst Ilias Iliopoulos noted that in the interests of closer military-technical cooperation with Russia, Greece could allow the country to use of its military bases, and that this possibility may well be discussed during the Greek Defense Minister’s visit to Moscow later this week.

The analyst recalls that the event, which “has great political and symbolic significance,” comes on the heels of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ “historic” visit to Moscow last week.

“The Tsipras visit held a great political importance. As for defense matters and Kammenos’s visit, I believe that Greece must do everything it can to move closer to Russia on issues of defense, defense policy, technology, cooperation and defense diplomacy. Greece, as you know, is the only NATO country to which several advanced Russian defense systems were exported several years ago. The country’s air defense is very largely based on Russian systems.

Regarding Russia’s possible use of Greek military bases, Iliopoulos is optimistic.  “And why not? 25 years have passed since the fall of communism. We must discuss seriously, rationally, and realistically the issue of Greece providing Russia with an opportunity to use Greek ground, sea and air bases, on the Aegean Sea and in the Dodecanese Islands, as well as the Ionian Sea and Corfu, the seven islands liberated by Admiral Fyodor Ushakov [during the Second World War].”

The expert notes that such an agreement would not break any of Greece’s agreements with NATO, or any other international treaties. “No international statute prohibits the cooperation of two countries.”  In fact, Iliopoulos notes, Russian-Greek defense cooperation would assist in the maintenance of global stability, including the fight against terrorism and Islamic extremism in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. “I do not think that anyone in the West would have a problem with this,” the expert notes.

Full article: Greece Might Allow Russia to Use its Military Bases –Greek Defense Analyst (Sputnik News)

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