In a statement regardiing the military preparations for an attack against Syria, the Press Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece issued the following statement:
"The warfare preparations of an intervention in Syria, from the side of the USA, Britain, France, etc, have no relation with the pretexts that they invoke once more, like so many times in the past.
Their actual aim is the control of the energy sources and routes, of influence spheres, the "score-settling" with other competitive powers, like Russia, with governments that they don't like. The sharpening of these competitions and the huge concentration of military forces in the region brings closer the danger of a generalized imperialist war, with the people being the victims, who will play with their life and uprooting these plans.
Under the responsibility of the SYRIZA-ANEL government, which continues the policy of the previous governments, Greece participates, on behalf of the Greek capital, in the planned crime and, indeed, as a "flag-bearer" of USA and NATO. That is what it does when it upgrades and extends the foreign bases in Greece, when it participates in NATO's military exercises which consist "war rehearsal".
Now, it is necessary to strengthen the struggle against imperialist war. Greece must not be used as a base of the imperialists. No facilitation, in soil, water and air, must be provided. The base of Souda must be closed down and the Greek soldiers who are on missions abroad must return.
The common struggle and solidarity of the people against imperialist war and the system that creates him, must be strengthened.