Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bomb Explodes outside Greek Parliament

The news of yesterday’s bomb attack outside the Greek Parliament has travelled the world by now. The cowardice of some never ceases to amaze. The bombers called “Eleutherotypia” newspaper 17 minutes before the blast warning about the bomb.

The one bit of news related to the bomb attack that deserves to be mentioned has to do with the men of the Presidential Guard. They were informed about the impending attack yet refused to leave their posts. The President had to intervene and ordered the police to remove the Evzones from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before the blast.


  1. President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias on Monday received three members of the Presidential Guard (Evzones) and praised them for their devotion to their duty, for not abandoning their posts at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside parliament on Saturday despite a warning that a bomb was due to explode in minutes in a trash receptacle next to their sentry posts.

    Papoulias commended Marios Theodorou, Vassilis Vernikos and Ioannis Andreakos for their bravery in remaining at their posts when the home-made time bomb exploded, stressing that "the psyche of the Greeks is evident in times of difficulty" and adding that the three Evzones had "given a message", congratulating them warmly "for your devotion".

  2. Men of Honour guard the Greek parliament and Unknown soldier tomb.
    Men and women in parliament however, seek to destroy Greece.