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[–] boater 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Greece needs money. Germans: "no" Greeks; "remember what you did in WW2...".Germans: "ok :("

The notion that Greeks are somehow extorting money from Germany over WWII atrocities is completely ludicrous.

All of the Greeks who were protesting Germany have been protesting Germany's willingness to give them money and demanding their government not to accept any money from Germany.

The Greek bailout was fundamentally redistribution of wealth from German taxpayers to German bankers. The notion that it had anything to do with Greece people asking for a handout was propaganda which German bankers used to swindle other Germans.

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[–] Germ22 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

very interesting point. But it would still cause the German people to become angry.

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[–] boater 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Yes, but the bankers don't care as long the German people are angry at the Greeks and not at the people actually pocketing the money. And the German people are happy to hate the Greeks as long as they are told how productive and special they are and how lazy Greeks are and no one reminds them that the Greek people neither wanted nor ended up with the money.