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Tsipras Slams “Crimes Of Third Reich And Hitler’s Hordes", Threatens Seizure Of German Assets

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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 11:53 AM
OK My ATS Friends and Family, It looks like The European Summer of Love is going to hit with vengeance! Seems The Greeks are no longer happy being "The Poor Man of Europe" and with their fall from grace are now starting to hound our German Friends for reparations from WWII, Yes that thing that ended 70 years ago. I guess they haven't read about what happened to The English and The French with their attempts to enforce The Versailles Treaty (That one got messy).

So, what do you think Guys and Gals? Do the Greeks have a fair argument here or are they just blowing smoke up everyones (You Know Whats)?
It just seems to me that 70 years is rather an excessive amount of time to
finally come to the conclusion that someone owes you recompense. Kinda looks like our Greek Friend's come bearing gifts that gonna just keep on taking! LOL.

So, any comments, replies, fuming denials etc. as always are most welcome and as we do stick around to answer any questions as to this content and add our own commentary as needed. Thanks for taking a look ATS and Peace
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Earlier today, Greek Prime Minister Tsipras was busy not making German friends, following the latest Greek overture to confiscate German assets in response for allegedly unpaid German WWII reparations. “After the reunification of Germany in 1990, the legal and political conditions were created for this issue to be solved. But since then, German governments chose silence, legal tricks and delay. And I wonder, because there is a lot of talk at the European level these days about moral issues: is this stance moral?” Tsipras said and added that "despite the crimes of the Third Reich and Hitler’s hordes, the German debt was written off." As a result Greece is now seeking to recoup German WWII reparations which may amount to as much as 80% of Greek GDP!

Earlier today, despite fears that it may not find enough cash to fund its latest T-Bill rollover, Greece was able to sell €1.3 billion of three-month Treasury bills, covering the amount it wanted to refinance a maturing issue, in what Reuters dubbed was an "auction that tested its ability to raise funds amid a cash crunch." The paper came at a higher cost as the T-bills were priced to yield 2.70 percent, up 20 basis points from 2.50 percent in a previous sale in February, the country's debt agency PDMA said.

However, this latest funding appears to have brought Greek funds to a critical low level because roughly at the same time news broke that Greek Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos said he is ready to sign an older court ruling that will enable the foreclosure of German assets in Greece in order to compensate the relatives of victims of Nazi crimes during the Second World War.

As Kathimerini reports, Greece's Supreme Court ruled in favor of Distomo survivors in 2000, but the decision has not been enforced. Distomo, a small village in central Greece, lost 218 lives in a Nazi massacre in 1944.

“The law states that in order to implement the ruling of the Supreme Court, the minister of justice has to order it. I believe this permission should be given and I’m ready to give it, notwithstanding any obstacles," Paraskevopoulos told Antenna TV on Wednesday.

“There must probably be some negotiation with Germany,” said Paraskevopoulos, who first announced his intention Tuesday during a Parliament debate on the creation of a committee to seek war reparations, the repayment of a forced loan and the return of antiquities.

Some background on the story from Keep Talking Greece:

On Tuesday, Greek Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos said that he was ready to sign an older decision issued in year 2000 by Greece’s Highest Court Areios Pagos that enables confiscation of German state property in Greece. The court decision confirmed the First Instance Court decision of 1997 that had ruled that Germany had to pay €28 million to descendants of the Distomo massacre.

edit on 3/11/2015 by tothetenthpower because: --Mod Edit-Cut down on external content, please only use 10% or 3 paragraphs.

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 11:58 AM
Already here,

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 12:04 PM
What goes around comes around.

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 12:06 PM
Sorry about that stosh64, Didn't find it with the search function. I hope the mods just either delete this or enjoin it to current thread. Thanks for the heads up
Arjunanda. a reply to: stosh64

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 12:06 PM

originally posted by: stosh64

Already here,

That is in BTS. You can have a thread in both a news and non-news forum without issues.

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 12:11 PM
one has to ask : why are the greeks only claiming for german war reparations ??????

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 12:14 PM
Yes ignorant_ape, it does bring some of The British and Turkish shenanigans to mind... Good Reply
Arjunanda. a reply to: ignorant_ape

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 01:13 PM
Oh look. The greeks are taking a page out of the german handbook hitler used on the jews. Hypocritical much Greece?

Tspires is In bed with the Golden dawn i am sure secretly. First it will be the germans,then non greeks. welcoem to socialist greece where all you own is ours.

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 01:19 PM
It's still a smart move from a new government that is being boxed into a corner by the money manipulators.

Tie them up in counter claims.

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 01:24 PM
a reply to: arjunanda

As I already said in the other thread, the current German administration already answered this when it first came up: All known debts of the Federal Republic of Germany - resulting from both world wars - are officially considered as payed off with the last payment on October 3rd 2010.

Tsipras has to resort to this kind of polemic to keep his support in Greece.
I wish he had brought this up with the last formal request by Greece for a loan-extension... we would be a step further now.
Alas - this is only greek domestic politics.

*I still think Syriza should make good on this threat.
It would save the EU-bureaucrats and our Government time and effort, because there is no way the German taxpayer would put up with any more BS from Greece if this happened.
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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 01:38 PM
Nothing but internal nationalist nonsense.
This is for consumption by the Greeks, as it would impact on both the left and right, it's a win-win for them and will get them plenty of favourable press and commentary with the public.

The Greek government needs to distract their public, this is a convenient "common enemy" to direct anger outwardly.

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 02:15 PM
Well Colcurious, It looks like desperate times demand desperate measures and by the looks of things that:s about exactly where the Greeks find themselves AND YES I KNOW THEY FELL FOR THE DEBT TRAP BUT EVERYBODY I KNOW AND HIS BROTHER ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT THAT ONE BY NOW. Good Reply and A Star, Peace Arjunanda. a reply to: ColCurious

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 04:33 PM
Greece needs to stop harking back to the past. What happened in history, is history.

Their current problems are a result of more recent mismanagement by the government and spending beyond their means.

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