The plane spotters infringed on clearly marked interdictions around a military airport (incidentally also used by civilian traffic).
If one cannot understand the meaning of a big red cross on a big camera, sorry for him.
Tough we know they did not spy, still Greek law governs this country, not our interpretation of it or its relevance.
Sabena690 don't you let yourself drift off course. Bush has not created terrorism, but his decisions led to stimulating it. There is an interesting interview of Hans Blix running on BBC for the moment (in "hard talk")
DI021 Europe freer ? freer of fear you mean ?
We have head our share of terrorism a very long time before the US of A.
Since that time yes, police and paramilitary are carrying automatic weapons in and around every "sensitive" place. We have had more than two decades to get use to it and everyone less than 35-40 do not even realize that we have also been through a very similar process.
RAF in Germany, AD
in France, BR
in Italy, pro-Palestinian groups, etc...that's now history.
Concerning ham radio frequency and power restrictions in Europe, kindly note there was something called a cold war here and there are 3 dozen countries contained in the same area as the US of A.