Update on the US Embassy Attack in Athens

We mentioned this a couple of weeks ago. Not a particular surprise that the reason is US hegemony, as Juan Cole pointed out.

Greek militants claim U.S. embassy attack, voice support for Iraq insurgents, Hezbollah
The Associated Press
Published: January 25, 2007

ATHENS, Greece: A far-left militant group claimed responsibility for a recent rocket attack against the U.S. Embassy in Athens, and said in a statement published Thursday the strike was in response to U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia.

The Revolutionary Struggle group said the Jan. 12 attack was “our own response to the criminal war on ‘terrorism’ that the U.S. has launched throughout the planet.”

The statement, published in the Pontiki weekly newspaper, also blamed Greece’s governing conservatives for backing U.S. policies, and accused Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis of “kowtowing to the U.S.”

Police forensic experts were examining the document to verify its authenticity. Militant groups in Greece often send declarations to newspapers as a way of claiming responsibility for attacks.

In the Jan. 12 attack, a rocket-propelled grenade penetrated the outer wall of the embassy building, but caused no injuries and minor damage at the heavily guarded complex.

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