November 17, 2001 |
It's 1,000 days until the opening of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Today of all days--17 November. On that day in 1973, the military junta then ruling Greece brutally crushed a student uprising. Later, a terrorist group took "17 November" as its name and has operated with impunity in Greece for a generation, having killed 22 people since 1975, four of them Americans. The anniversary of the junta's 1973 reprisal will, as usual, be marked with a march on the U.S. Embassy in Athens.