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originally posted by: lacrimoniousfinale
a reply to: 321Go
Unfortunately you are on the wrong site if you expect this line of argument to hold. Welcome to ATS, where a significant minority hold the attitude that:
The underdog is always right
"Sticking it to the man" is always right
It is OK to default on your debts, so long as the person lending you the money is richer than you
You only have to read the other posts in this thread to see what you are up against.
...or can they can leave the EU and maybe start printing their own PM backed currency...
originally posted by: 321Go
With respect, the OP has not got any grasp of the situation in Greece at all.
Can I ask how you three would solve the problem? In summary, Greece has an enormous budget deficit, policies that not only add to this, but reinforces it and all-but encourages fraud, deception and corruption, with which this government, and all previous governments for decades have done nothing to correct.
They have accepted loans totalling over three hundred and twenty BILLION Euros with the promise of reducing their deficit and yet have done virtually nothing. Now Europe is refusing to fund them any longer unless they make changes to their policies.
So where is the conspiracy?
originally posted by: ProleUK
unfortunately Russia will seize this opportunity and pump investment into the Greek economy with strings attached. It will then have influence in European matters far greater than it could ever have wished for.
Russia willing to consider loans for Greece
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Russia is willing to consider giving financial aid to Greece, a Russian government official said Friday ahead of talks between the leaders of the two countries.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras traveled to Russia as his country struggles to reach a deal with its creditors for new loans it needs to avoid defaulting on debt payments at the end of the month. Without the bailout, Greece could be headed for bankruptcy or an exit from the euro.
Tsipras's visit has given rise to speculation that the Greeks may be seeking Russian loans. He meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin later Friday.
"We will support any decision (on the Greek debt crisis) that is proposed by Greece and our European partners," Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said in an interview on RT television, the Tass news agency reported.
The Greek people are anarchic and difficult to tame. For this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.