The years between 19 were enough to curdle anyone’s blood in the land where European civilisation supposedly began, and a new study of that frightful extermination in Greece reads like a template of Syria, Iraq and all the other landscapes stained with the blood of Isis’s victims.
Hostage-taking by the thousand, charnel houses in mountain villages, the slow and sadistic killing of “spies”, “collaborators” and political opponents, the revenge execution of women and children, rape; those who believe that Islam is a violent religion should read the story of those who fought for the post-war land of Socrates and Plato.
Typically the defendants in civil lawsuits can be present for depositions of their accusers.
But acting state Supreme Court Justice Robert Wiggins ruled on April 2 that Pignato will have to watch the depositions via a video connection, and can communicate with his attorney if he needs to do so.
Andre Gerolymatos is a Canadian historian of modern Greece, a Vancouver academic who writes with sadness, horror and compassion of how his country of origin provided such a dark, but now largely forgotten tragedy at the end of the Second World War.
Churchill, Stalin and Truman all played a role in this grisly story – and all were guilty, but none more so than the Greeks themselves, the left and right, communists and royalists, emerging out of the Nazi occupation to engage in a civil war whose catalyst was a famine that wiped out between half a million and 750,000 souls.
“In addition to the terror that such means of execution inspired, it was also quieter, aside from the screams of the victims.
Each victim had to undress and kneel with the head resting on a large stone.
The two lawyers, both key players in the Leveson inquiry, went on holiday together last August to the beauteous isle of Santorini.
For the past 3-4 years, I am having a lot of serious problems and verbal arguments with my wife.
Two years back, I started chatting with a woman based in Greece, she is married with two kids and her relationship is not at all good with her husband - same like mine.
If I were smitten by a colleague, but knew the highest standards of my profession suggested I restrain my feelings until our working paths no longer crossed, I wouldn’t fly to a Greek island to resist my beloved.
Instead, I would search out the most prophylactic place known to mankind to discuss our non-future.