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The "Wild Freedom" and "Instigators of Social Explosion" groups assume responsibility for the bomb in "The Mall of Athens"

25 January 2013 / 17:01:14  GRReporter
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The newly born "Wild Freedom" and "Instigators of Social Explosion" groups united under the common name "Cooperation of Anarchist Organisations" assumed responsibility for placing the bomb in "The Mall of Athens" shopping centre last Sunday. According to the anti-terrorist forces, the manifesto of the newly born organisation is authentic. Anti-terrorists believe that the mode of action is similar to that of the "Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei" and put it after the famous group in the "broad anarchist space".

The manifesto was published on a website known for its connections with these circles. The attackers explain why they chose the specific place and describe the "operation" in detail. The entire text shows their desire to ensure that they did not want to cause casualties.

"The place we chose has a special feature. This is a huge shopping centre visited by a large number of people, who in any case, and we want this to be very clear, were not our goal. We never wanted to even slightly hurt a casual passer-by."

The authors of the manifesto explain that the bomb was placed in the locker of a promotional kiosk to avoid the probability of someone touching it accidentally. "We gave more than enough time for evacuation thus protecting all those who were in the shopping centre," they point out.

"The day and time (Sunday morning) were preferred as suitable because the number of visitors is much lower because the shops do not operate and film-shows begin later. It was certain in this way that the evacuation would be effective. Our basic principle is not to endanger the lives of casual people even if it means reducing the measures for our own safety."

The attackers state then that their comrade, who was in constant touch with them, made the warning calls at the time of the placing of the explosive mechanism. According to the manifesto, the members who had placed the bomb stayed at the site of attack in order not to leave it unprotected.

The newly born organisation presents its ideological profile as well. Along with this, it makes threats to politicians and government officials. "We are anarchists who are set against the state and we are enemies of democracy. The political system condemns our actions, but we have long sentenced it to destruction."

The authors of the manifesto deny that the radical left SYRIZA encourages the groups and state, "We will silence every weathervane from those involved in the system left wing and all the conspirators, who spoke of parastatal units of the secret services."

Particularly impressive is the part of the manifesto indicating that the government is afraid because it is not invincible and consists of "vulnerable people with names and addresses and no matter how many cops they hire they will be the permanent target of anarchists-guerrillas."

The members of the groups invite all "urban guerrillas" to take part in joint actions, offer an exchange of ideas, expertise and experience and call all who agree with them "to arm themselves with Kalashnikovs and bullets to recapture the streets and neighbourhoods, to steal the money and take control of buildings."

As for the breaking up of occupations such as that in Villa Amalia, they indicate that they are not self-appointed defenders of anarchist communes and that their activity is a response to the violence of the state.

The anti-terrorist forces claim that the manifesto of assuming the responsibility for the bombing is similar to the manifests of the "Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei".

Behind the calls for armament with machine guns, they see announcements for new attacks and even think that the members of the group believe that they can attack new targets.

The anti-terrorists reject completely the rhetoric that the attackers did not want victims because such an action in the specific shopping centre could not help but threaten the lives of many people.

They are particularly surprised by the fact that the authors of the manifesto send greetings to the members of all terrorist groups without exception, from "17 November" and "Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei" to ELA (Revolutionary People's Struggle) and the anarchists in other countries, which has been uncommon for the terrorist organisations in Greece so far.


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