Through a letter published on Tuesday's issue of Eleftherotypia newspaper, Alexandros Giotopoulos, one of the founders of the armed guerrilla group “November 17”, as long as he is telling the truth, exposes the Greek government
by system failure
The scene appears to be change rapidly after the letter of Alexandros Giotopoulos to Eleftherotypia newspaper. The former head of the terrorist group “November 17” exposes government since it is quite clear that according to his statements, the former member of the group and now fugitive, Christodoulos Xiros, was enjoying favorable treatment in prison and this was an order from "above".
It is rather difficult someone to imagine a man like Christodoulos Xiros purely as a tool of the para-state mechanism used in periods of emergency, although in these cases, everything is possible.
Let's not forget the case of the "monk with the machine gun", a secret services agent who, having plenty of action as a member of revolutionary movements in Latin America, was recruited by the armed guerrilla group “Red Brigades” in Italy. The case of the former Christian Democrat Prime Minister Aldo Moro assassination - under unclear, even for the group leader Alberto Franceschini, circumstances - under the excuse that Moro was trying to achieve a historical compromise between the Right and the Left in Italy, resembles the case of the Greek politician Pavlos Bakoyannis who was assassinated by "November 17".
However, the case of Christodoulos Xiros seems to be different as he rather changed during his presence in prison and transformed gradually to a man of the para-state mechanism, gaining some special treatment and some special privileges. Or, he was probably chosen by the para-state as the most suitable to be used when things would go wrong for the systemic establishment, a choice based on his "profile".
Indeed, among the members of the hard core of "November 17", Christodoulos Xiros appears to be the most suitable to play the para-state's game, even beyond his will. The former leader and "theoretical mind" of the organization, Alexandros Giotopoulos, is unsuitable also because of his age, Savas Xiros is not able to "persuade" for his operational ability because of his serious health problems, while Dimitris Koufodinas appears to be more clever than Christodoulos Xiros and therefore much more dangerous to get out of control. Therefore, this probably explains the special treatment of Christodoulos Xiros.
In case that Christodoulos Xiros will stay out too long, it would be a strong indication that the systemic establishment uses now every mean to disorientate public from new cruel measures which will come until May's euro elections or possible triple elections in Greece, playing dangerous games.
Possible provocative operations will be the tool for further criminalization of protests and application of new cruel measures of state suppression.