Originally Posted by Thermal
It is asserting a lot of things.
Thank you Captain Obvious. It doesn't just have to be MAT, for example the air force could easily bomb the neighbourhood into oblivion in a few minutes. The question is, of course, whether the state considers the gain enough for what it will cost them in response. How many embassies, cops in hospital, and bombed banks, party offices, etc is a couple of squats worth anyway?
Given that the state is the one writing and enforcing this "legality" you speak of, submitting to it doesn't constitute beating the state, now does it?
I don't know but I don't think so.
Oh they're pretty pissed off already, the head of government has been publicly humiliated about his whole "cleaning up Exarchia in a month" show.
In that case, the answer to your hypothetical is: Whichever is in my interest.