The Greek Army will be adding 350 Bradley IFVs to its arsenal.
A Greek Army team will head to the United States to select 350 Bradley IFVs (Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles) from the U.S. Army surplus stocks, according to Military Leaks. The armoured vehicles will replace the army’s old M113s, while at the same time Greece is procuring 1,200 M1117 vehicles based on the Cadillac Gage V-100 and V-150 Commandos. The Bradley M2A2s will bring much-desired support to the fleet of Leopard 2HEL main battle tanks.
This acquisition comes of course in the midst of what I’ve been talking about a lot lately: The escalating tensions between Turkey and Greece. Greece recently announced it is preparing for a potential war with Turkey as the Turks have announced plans to move into Greek territory and begin oil excavation operations. A few days ago, Greek generals announced that they will mobilize the Greek army to defend this area, which some fear could escalate into a conflict involving world Superpowers. Cyberwarfare is also ongoing.
Paul Antonopoulos, an alleged “expert” on Turkey-Greece relations, had this bizarre take:
“Since Greece won its independence from the Ottoman Empire, there have been four major wars between the Greeks and Turks, with Greece always being the one to first declare the war. Athens has already said it does not want war but will only respond to Turkish-initiated aggression,” he told Arab News. He added: “It is unlikely that (President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan will declare war, especially as Turkey is militarily over-extended in Syria and Libya and is facing an economic crisis.”
I’m no military tactician, but hasn’t economic crisis historically been used as a motivator for war rather than a deterrent? I mean, if their economy is tanking, wouldn’t invading Greece and taking their oil benefit the Turkish economy? Further, he is probably right when he says Erdogan is unlikely to “declare war”, but that’s just because countries don’t really declare war anymore at all.
Antonopoulos said: “Athens has also suggested that the International Court of Justice at The Hague be used to resolve the maritime issue, but Ankara does not recognize its authority. It is through international law that Greece and Turkey can resolve the maritime issue, however Ankara does not recognize any of the internationally recognized means to do so.”
Hold that thought, a similarly strange statement from a Greek Security Analyst:
“This is a scenario with very few probabilities under the current circumstances. The continuation of a tense atmosphere between the two countries for the foreseeable future, especially on the diplomatic front, is likely,” he told Arab News. Michaletos does not anticipate a “breakthrough” soon for the deeply rooted divergences between the two countries.”
First off, neither of these to appear to actually work for the Greek government, and we should all know after the COVID hoax everyone forgot about when the blacks started protesting that “experts” are often full of shit.
Let’s just quickly recap what these experts have told us and how they have contradicted themselves in a single breath:
• The International Court of Justice should be used to resolve the maritime conflict, but Turkey doesn’t acknowledge its authority.
• “International law” is how this can be solved, even though the guy admits that Ankara doesn’t recognize ANY international means to do so.
• The security analyst doesn’t believe a war is going to happen, and it will just be a war of words because…that’s just what he thinks, apparently. He admits that there is not going to be a “breakthrough” in diplomacy, though.
Yet, we’re supposed to believe that no war is eventually going to materialize out of this? This whole thing shows a standard liberal/cuckservative mindset: This proposition thing. They seem to think that a piece of paper (a law) somehow will prevent those who don’t care about it from doing what they want. Both of these guys also overlook one very important thing: The endless hordes of brown people that Turkey aims to flood Europe with.
There was already 4 wars since Greece broke free of the Ottomans. Erdogan wasn’t the Sultan under those wars, so being like “oh, well it was always Greece who declared war in those cases” is pretty irrelevant, if you ask me. Was Turkey aiming to flood them with 4 million Afghans and Africans then? By my recollection: No.
If anything, the past wars should be taken as a sign that war will probably happen again.