A few days after the Greek PM, Antonis Samaras, confirmed on Tuesday the nomination of former EU Commissioner Stavros Dimas for president, a terrorist attack took place:
"In the early hours of Friday morning, a number of assailants reportedly sprayed the Embassy of Israel in the Greek capital with gunfire, hitting the building multiple times. According to media reports, the attack did not cause any casualties or serious damage." (http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49601#.VI4e4I_PHLc)
It is doubtful whether Samaras will manage to collect the number of 180 MPs required to elect Dimas for the new President and most speak about national elections, already. According to The Guardian, a close aide to Samaras said the government believed it was in a “win-win” situation: “'Even if we lose [the vote for president] we will win because voters will blame Syriza for the chaos that will ensue,' he said. 'And that will assure us victory in a national election.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/14/greece-election-eu-finance-chief-athens-grexit-fears)
The tactics of fear is a useful tool every time the regime feels that is threatened. We saw similar events before euro elections in Greece. (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/04/breaking-explosion-of-trapped-vehicle.html , http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/05/christodoulos-xiros-behind-recent.html) Other incidents in Greece took place in 2013: http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/02/the-beginning-of-final-provocation.html
Current government is playing the card of "stability" also in the security sector, as the Leftist party SYRIZA is being presented unsuitable to secure stability in the country. The tactics of fear have been used also in the past every time that the Left was on rise in Greece.
As long as we are getting closer to the possibility of national elections in Greece and the polls give a steady precedence to SYRIZA, we should expect a new round of various provocative operations by the systemic establishment in an effort to blackmail and terrorise voters. What's at stake now includes the whole Europe: http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/12/europe-get-ready-for-war.html