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Recent events in Iran have highlighted the fact that even the toughest, most entrenched dictatorship is unavoidably subject to the law of Physics that determines the effect of materials fatigue. All vehicles have a strictly determined performance envelope. Once certain figures that define basic materials cohesion have been exceeded, the process of disintegration begins. The speed of this disintegration is determined by many factors, almost all beyond the control of the driver.

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The assassination of Officer Nektarios Savvas as he sat in his car in the early morning hours of June 17 has brutally pushed human-killing terrorism back to the top of Greece's domestic agenda.

Officer Savvas was savagely riddled, Mafia style, from pointblank range, revealing  murderers possessed by rage and an uncontrollable urge to send an unmistakable, blood-spattered message to other police and the vast majority of Greek society.

The RIEAS Web page was first published in 1997. Those were the days of awkward Web site builders and free hosting with little functionality and even less stability. But the RIEAS page (and those behind it) persisted. Over the years, the page went through various incarnations to arrive recently at the format you now see.

There is no need to stress here the importance of an on-line presence in this present day and age. Without a "window" to the on-line world, companies, businesses, academic institutions, and so many other organizations are practically invisible -- and, some would argue, non-existent.


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