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article imageOp-Ed: U.S. government condemns violence in Greece

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By Katerina Nikolas
Jan 15, 2013 in World
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The U.S. government has condemned the recent violent attacks in Greece which targeted political parties and the homes of five journalists.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the United States government condemns the "recent violence in Greece" Defence Net reported. She then went on to call on Greek citizens to express their views through peaceful protesting" saying "there is never an excuse to resort to violence."
On Saturday night the home of Giorgos Kedikoglou, brother of government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou, was firebombed. According to Ekathimerini Kedikoglou had recently clashed with SYRIZA, accusing the left of failing to do enough to condemn political violence.
Nuland appears to be out of touch with the basic facts concerning the latest violent attacks. They were not carried out by Greeks protesting about government policies, but by far-left anarchist groups with their own violent agenda.
As Digital Journal reported even the coalition of the extreme left, SYRIZA, made a statement dissociating themselves from the leftist groups who targeted the homes of five journalists with bombs and placed incendiary devices at political party offices.
Militant Minority has claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks against the journalists' homes, while the left-wing Anti-Fascist Front claimed responsibility for the recent bombing of the offices of ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn. Notably, not one political party condemned the bomb attack against Golden Dawn in spite of neighbouring homes and businesses being damaged in the attack.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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