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German media attacks
Greeks for Merkel reception

Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/10/2012 3:22:23 PM

Berlin - German newspapers attacked "ungrateful" Greeks for the hostile public reception they gave Angela Merkel in Athens and some criticized the chancellor's generosity for promising they would stay in the euro zone - a message welcomed in Greece. Pictures of a small group of Greek anti-austerity demonstrators dressed as Nazis, including one with a Hitler mustache waving a swastika, dominated German coverage of Merkel's first visit to Athens since the sovereign debt crisis began three years ago. "Germany does not deserve this!" protested the biggest selling Bild tabloid on its front page.

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Ya think the German people are going to want to continue endless bailouts to the Greeks? This can't end well for Greece, but it's a deserved ending.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/10/2012 3:33:53 PM     (No. 8923620)

Ah, Greece...the land where bending over and taking it was invented. Timeless, changeless Greece.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: virbots, 10/10/2012 3:50:14 PM     (No. 8923674)

Greeks are violating the rule, "don't bite the hand that feeds you."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 10/10/2012 6:26:30 PM     (No. 8924029)

As much as I can sympathize with German people, who will be subjected to massive tax burdens to support the Greeks (and soon the Spanish, Irish, Italians), I am struck with the irony of the fact that the Germans once tried to take Greece by force. They wanted to own Greece?

Be careful what you wish for...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: UNCDoc, 10/10/2012 6:58:39 PM     (No. 8924095)

#3, the Germans invaded Greece mainly to bail out Mussolini, who was getting beat there after he attacked against Hitler's advice. Greece was not part of any of the German battle plans. In fact, being forced to rescue the Italians contributed significantly to the delay in the attack on Russia, which they wanted to be finished by the time the winter set in. And we all know how that turned out.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 10/10/2012 7:42:39 PM     (No. 8924194)

#4, good point, but I would respectfuly disagree. Hitler knew that a German invasion of Greece, Malta and North Africa would force the English to commit their forces in a campaign that would rapidly deplete their resources, as well as give them naval and air bases that would protect their flank in the Ukrainian oil fields which were their goal. There is no evidence that Hitler ever really cared about Italian ambitions, he happily threw Mussolini under the bus and had nothing but contempt for the Italian military.

Yet still we know how that ended.

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