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Gunmen open fire with assault rifle
at German ambassador´s home in
Greece with as more Greeks blame
the country for their economic woes

Daily Mail [UK], by Hayley O´Keefe

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/30/2013 7:56:01 AM

Attackers wielding assault rifles have opened fire on the German ambassador´s residence in Athens. At least four shots hit the metal gate of the high-security residence in the busy northern suburb of Halandri. Sixty spent bullet cases have been collected so far, but no one was hurt in the early morning attack. Anti-German sentiment has grown during Greece´s continuing economic crisis, and many of those struggling with record unemployment and plummeting living standards blame the country´s hard line on fiscal rigour. Germany is the biggest single contributing nation to Greece´s 240-billion euro bailouts which have kept the country afloat since 2010 and saved

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 12/30/2013 7:59:15 AM     (No. 9672487)

The TAM Wars (the Takers Against the Makers) are coming to a suburb near you..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Michaelus, 12/30/2013 8:06:35 AM     (No. 9672509)

It would be much simpler to leave the EU, default on all the government debt and start over.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/30/2013 8:16:05 AM     (No. 9672524)

The parasitic left only wants you to SHARE.

Fault finding and hostility are often used as substitutes for gratitude by those who are too proud to admit that they are slovenly beggars.

When they get hungry enough they may reconsider their aversion to productive work.

Certainly not until then.

Sound familiar ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Birmingham, 12/30/2013 8:35:40 AM     (No. 9672573)

Germany is going to learn why it is a bad idea to feed the bears, despite how cute they look when they beg.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kono, 12/30/2013 9:05:09 AM     (No. 9672617)

Greeks blame Germany for their economic woes, much like spendthrift Liberals in the U.S. blame Conservatives for theirs. Those whose profligate spending sends their economy into insolvency will blame those who loaned them the money for their being broke. Not sure where the "social justice" is in that.

But before I ponder that any more, I want to ponder the grammar of that headline. It offers more evidence that the English language is rotting on both sides of ´the pond´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/30/2013 9:48:15 AM     (No. 9672691)

Curious headline. "Gunmen" (as in plural) fired a single rifle?
Sounds like the DM just had to work in the pejorative "assault rifle".

Greece has long had an underground economy. My b-i-l (native Greek) tells me that in order to buy a home there, you don´t go to bank for a mortgage - you go dig up some hidden cash from your back yard, or basement, etc.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: el zopilote, 12/30/2013 10:17:49 AM     (No. 9672733)

I wonder, if the present trend continues,
if some of our citizens will start shooting
at the Chinese ambassador´s home.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/30/2013 10:45:23 AM     (No. 9672768)

Sounds like all of Greece has assumed victimhood, sort of like our minorities. By the way, all the picture captions identify Ambassador Dold as "Dolt". An intentional slur?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/30/2013 11:05:16 AM     (No. 9672804)

Assault rifles (long guns with semi-automatic actions)! We´re all gonna die!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/30/2013 12:53:23 PM     (No. 9672937)

#4 sums it up. .

So relatively prosperous Germans 500 miles away are labelled as selfish. The remedy is to kill a few. Or many if need be.

And the acts of now dead Germans seventy years ago are the convenient excuse.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tip35c, 12/30/2013 2:15:56 PM     (No. 9673053)

Apparently, "other people´s money" causes serious brain damage, and probably permanent.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mossley, 12/30/2013 5:48:29 PM     (No. 9673323)

Things in Greece are going to get very ugly before any improvement comes along. They´ve become used to living off others, and they have a long, long history of not paying taxes.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: privateer, 12/30/2013 6:08:56 PM     (No. 9673345)

Re: German-imposed Fiscal Sanity...he who pays the piper calls the tune.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: PageTurner, 12/30/2013 6:37:55 PM     (No. 9673371)

Kick ´em out. Let Russia bail them out and take them over. They can ask Ukraine what that´s like.

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