The Right Moment: A Greece Timeline. “Greece, Bulgaria and Russia just signed the agreement for the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline. The pipeline will be later complimented with pipelines across Greece and towards Italy, which will directly connect Russia with Western Europe through Bulgaria and Greece. This is an agreement that radically changes the geopolitics in the region and strategically elevates the importance of Greece. It is rightfully considered as a huge victory for the government and the Prime Minister.” ANT1 Network News, March 17th 2007, 8.05 PM “I have asked the President to dissolve the Parliament and have new elections. This due to the need to the refresh the government's mandate to solve issues on education, economy and the ratification of the 2008 budget.” Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, August 17th 2007 "Huge fires have erupted across the Peloponnese and in Parnitha, immediately on the boundary of Athens. The damages to the nature as well as property are yet to be estimated." SKAI TV News, August 23th 2007 “I am declaring a state of emergency for all fifty two perfectures of the country.” Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, August 25th 2007, 11.50 APM. “General Wind makes the work of fire extinction difficult […] This is an asymmetrical threat.” Vyron Polydoras, Minister of Public Order, August 27th 2007. “Between June and yesterday, a total of 84 people died due to the fires that shattered the country. This was both outrageous, unprecedented and avoidable – many questions have been raised: Who started the fires? What were their motives? What of the thousands who have been left homelessness? And, most of all, why did the state -the government indeed- responded so inadequetedly to this national emergency? “ Kathimerini Daily Newspaper, September 4th 2007. "[...] But that so many people would be so idiots as to believe that forest fires was a work of the anarchists (minister of Exterior Affairs), dark forces of destabilisation (deputy minister of Exterior Affairs), or UCK agents of CIA ("revelation" of "Tomorrow" paper), I would not believe. Not to mention Polydoras' statement that there is a general 'Wind' that determines if and how fires are extinguished. [...] Blog 'Leftist Window', September 6th 2007. -If kids had different textbooks, they would learn history a different way. -Which means? -They would learn that, in 1936, [Metaxas] declared martial law using as an excuse the forest fires in Attica. When you see forest fires, junta is coming. Then, it was with tanks, now it is coming with euros. Junta is on its way. Liana Kanelli, KKE MP, on Lakis Lazopoulos’ satirical TV show, September 5th 2007.