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Crete: Incendiary attack against Armed Forces Officers Club in Rethymno

I would also point out that arson
is the least-solved crime in the United States,
and that gasoline is really cheap, and matches are free.
Sean Swain, longterm anarchist prisoner;
excerpt from his text for Black December

On Saturday night, early Sunday December 13th, we chose to carry out an incendiary attack against the military officers club in Rethymno. This act comes as a response to the call of incarcerated comrades for a Black December. We want our act to complement the mosaic of direct actions taking place during the current month, in the frame of informal coordination of insurrectionary anarchy, at both local and international levels. To us it’s evident that those in anarchy’s milieu are drawn to opposite poles; the aged reformist pole and the insurrectionary one. So, naturally, we have “allied” with those who choose to walk on the path of fire, attack and direct action.

As regards the selected target, we want to point out that the role of the army is none other than repressing (we are aware that the army plays a decisive role in repressing migrants and refugees at Evros and the islands), cultivating a national esprit among executioners-citizens who are eager to swallow any nationalistic propaganda, and making sure the Greek military staff have excellent cooperation with their colleagues at NATO. For all the above and even more reasons, we chose to bring the fire there where they peacefully sleep and eat. We will always be against the medals awarded by the State to its minions.

We send our comradely greetings to all incarcerated comrades of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF), to the five anarchist prisoners of the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) who chose to “answer” the call, to incarcerated comrades abroad, and all comrades of insurrectionary anarchy that have already attacked or prepare to attack.

The paths of fire and insurgency bring those on the outside closer to the comrades inside the walls… We burn the rottenness of inaction and reformism with fire…

Black December is just the beginning…

Combatant Anarchist Assault Group, Rethymno 2015

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