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By Ioanne K. Lekea

Were the individuals of 17N people with excessive ethical rules, as they claimed, who did their top to guard the civilians who occurred to be inside of their box of operations? Or have been they just violent guerillas who prioritized winning assassinations in their goals at any expense? The textual research of this ebook addresses those questions and reports 17N from inception to the time while its participants have been arrested, delivering a uniquely thorough exam of the association manifestos and its correlation to the group's ideology and real practices.

17N's Philosophy of Terror: An research of the Revolutionary Organization 17 November innovative Organization first outlines the political and ideological framework of 17Ν after which describes their terrorist process and strategies. The authors ponder those operations within the context of the manifestos that the terrorist acts, and finish the paintings by way of addressing the occasions following the apprehension of 17N members—the trial, the verdicts, the allure trial, and the belief of attraction trial.

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The organization considers itself responsible for taking action when the government fails to materialize its pre-election agenda and the state cannot promote the interests of the Greek people. Similarly, in the Proclamation of May 8, 1989, 17N considered it the duty of any guerrilla fighter to punish any individual guilty of taking brides or stealing state money because he or she wants to become rich, especially because the established ways for bringing these people to justice have failed. The areas in which 17N claims its authority to act can be classified in two categories: • Authority to act to defend the interests of the Greek people at an international level • Authority to act to deal with issues that relate to the internal affairs of the Greek state 30 17N’s Philosophy of Terror In the context of acting in defense of the state’s international interests, 17N states already in its first proclamation: In this dire situation, the full collapse and inability of institutions, the nonexistence and failure of the known established legitimate ways, there is nothing left but this: people should take their fortunes in their own hands.

Another possible reason could be that whoever was responsible for authoring the proclamations tried to convey his message by using a theoretical approach to the ethics of war: the rules justifying the resort to war form an established theory that has been in use for centuries. Why would he do that, though? Maybe he had in mind that if 17N used as a baseline an established system of rules that everybody was used to and could understand, the differences between 17N’s views and those of the regime could be proved easily.

The triumph of the right of the well-fed and thriving West to shatter with guns the economy and industry of a poor country of the Third World that dared not to bend their head. To exterminate through the systematic genocide that is carried out by the monstrous fascism bombardments, a whole population with culture that goes back thousands of years, killing 4,200 children and senior citizens and tens of thousands noncombatant civilians in the glory of the holiness of human life. To not hesitate to go into war and the unavoidable consequence this decision has, a huge ecological disaster with incalculable consequences for the area as well as for the whole of humanity.

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