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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    "Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes"

    He may want to tread lightly lest the Germans call in the loans.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    "Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes"

    He may want to tread lightly lest the Germans call in the loans.
    I agree.

    Besides, playing the Nazi card is a rotten thing to do. In fact, since its not really the same country, I don't even know if its a legitimate gripe. After WWII there were two countries, West Germany and East Germany. Then they merged into one country. Is it even legally the same country that Hitler ruled?

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    if the thread was about greece and turkey I bet they would be defending greece.right wing westerner style ...
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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    History. It's important.

    But hey. You were only, like, half a millennium off.
    Thank you Ben.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    In my opinion, the time to demand reparations has long passed. This looks like a last ditch effort to get out of paying their debt, which they brought on themselves with their irresponsible fiscal policy. Grasping at straws is the phrase that comes to mind here.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the modern German state didn't occupy Greece anymore than the modern Italian state occupied Germany.



    Greece is angrily grasping at straws, throwing a tantrum to refuse to acknowledge that the gravy train can end. I look forward to seeing how it goes for them.
    Would it not be just as true to say that the modern german state did not commit the holocaust (and yet still pays for it, as well it should)?
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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    After the seismic victory of Greece’s leftist Syriza party in national polling Sunday, the country’s new prime minister, 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras, is leading all of Europe down an uncertain path.

    Syriza has vowed to renegotiate the crippling debts saddled on the Greek economy by European lenders — a move that some fear could threaten the unity of the eurozone. Tsipras and his allies, meanwhile, see their ascension as a historic opportunity, as WorldViews discussed here




    Syriza, in particular, has been outspoken about the need for Germany to atone for its past in Greece, or at least show a bit more leniency now as compensation. Tsipras has campaigned on the issue for more than a year, including in the build-up to Sunday's election. "We are going to demand debt reduction, and the money Germany owes us from World War II, including reparations," he said earlier this month.

    A 2013 study carried out by the previous Greek government of defeated Prime Minister Antonis Samaras estimated that Germany owed Greece some $200 billion for damages incurred during the Nazi occupation, the cost of rebuilding destroyed infrastructure as well as loans Nazi authorities forced Greece to pay between 1942 and 1944. The Samaras government, whose critics accused of being handmaidens to Brussels' harsh mandates, did little with the report. Another advocacy group claims that the sum owed to Greece could be as much as $677 billion.

    Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes - The Washington Post

    LMAO !!!

    What a friken low life !! Socialist are some of the most mortally bankrupt people on this face of this earth

    He's using the death of his Country men to justify welching on Greece's massive debts

    What a scumbag. If I were Greek I would be so embarrassed.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Boy, Greece is so up the creek electing this clown. Do they not see what's going to happen to them? Socialists do not know the first thing in creating wealth, they're only good at stealing it, or in this case, attempting too.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    "Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes"

    He may want to tread lightly lest the Germans call in the loans.
    Or vice versa

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Or vice versa
    Yep, Greece has Germany over a barrel.

    Now they're trying to save face with the latest low life tactic of bringing up War crimes but why I have no idea.

    Its bad enough that they're refusing to pay back their debt.
    Now they've added insult to injury because no one in their right mind actually thinks Germany should pay them for War crimes that happened 70 years ago.

    Everyone can see through this childish and chicken **** attempt to demonize a Nation who just happens to be their biggest creditor.

    Greece should just tell Germany and their banks that they're not getting their money back and be done with it.

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