Just yesterday we underlined that the defence minister’s sabre-rattling constitutes a danger for the country.
One day later, he confirmed that this view is well-founded, and established beyond any doubt that he is unsuitable for the office that he holds.
A person, any person, who conceives of the country’s international relations with the terms of a James Paris film is unsuitable to serve as defence minister.
A person, any person, who thinks that Greek citizens and enlisted men are inspired by war cries out of a Foskolos film scenario is unsuitable to be defence minister.
A person, any person, who believes he is helping the Greek army officers who are incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in Edirne, Turkey, by declaring that he will “liberate” them, is unsuitable for the post of defence minister.
A person, any person, who plays with national issues in a bid to rally electoral support, is unsuitable to serve as defence minister.
A person, any person, who announces military plans with a megaphone and delirious nationalist rhetoric is unsuitable to serve as defence minister.
Everyone knows that the prime minister is bound by this defence minister, because without his junior coalition partner the government cannot stand.
The prime minister, however, has a national duty, a duty to the country, to do what is necessary to check his uncontrollable minister.
No government’s interests are above the interests, security, and the territorial integrity of the country.