|President Lyndon B. Johnson 63-69|
President Johnson to Greek Ambassador, Alexander Matsas, following Ambassador Matsas's refusal to agree to the US Acheson plan for the partition and 'double enosis' of Cyprus, June 1964
The old Papa President Johnson refers to is the first President of the Cyprus Republic, Archbishop Makarios.
The military junta, known simply as the Junta in Greece (Χούντα στην Ελλάδα), was imposed on 21 April 1967 when army officers, led by Colonel George Papadopoulos, Brigadier Stylianos Pattakos and Colonel Nikolaos Makarezos seized power in a coup d’état. Prophecy?