Amid the aftershock of a total economic collapse, Greece struggles to maintain a balance over their people and their resources. Calling upon their allies in the European Union, the Greek government hopes to salvage what they can of the current situation in their nation to prepare for a better future.
On Tuesday morning in the Greek capital of Athens, bombs targeting the Russian, Bulgarian, and Chilean embassies detonated prematurely in nearby mailboxes. The Greek government has been quick to condemn speculation that the attacks were religiously motivated. Wild speculation placed blame upon Al Qaeda, but the Greek government has stated that the bombs were delivered for a different reason.
“We have investigated the incident, and have two suspects thanks to excellent police work,” says Paul Demetriou, chief investigator for the Athens police department, “We believe the incident was politically motivated, and have no reason to believe that the attacks were motivated by anything else.”
Top political analysts say that the bombs were likely planted to draw attention to the economically devastated republic. With international news focused on different areas of the world, the best way to draw attention to the country is to cause panic, especially with foreign embassies.
“This will help nothing,” warns Mikolasy Drakos, foreign ambassador of Greece “People will just get scared, and other countries will too, and that’s never a good thing when you country is unstable as it is.”
One can only hope that Greece will stay strong through their economic struggles, and overcome challenges as a people.