- We don't have to believe these folks. Yes, it has been a long time since the military has ruled in Greece, but certainly within the lifetimes of some of the actors. Greece and stability, well, we might have different standards here.
- If not coup prevention, is the action one that might cause a coup anyway? Probably not, but certainly countries elsewhere that often ponder whether they have a crisis in civ-mil relations (US, UK, Canada to name just three) can pause for a second and realize that things are not that bad.
- Could this be wag the dog-esque? That is, to divert the public and media from other stuff? Probably not since the key topic of the day, dealing with the EU/debt mess, is impervious to diversion.
All I know is we need to keep watching this particular dimension of the Greek crisis.