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Cash-strapped Greece is considering a free offer of hundreds of redundant M1A1 Abrams tanks extended by the US government, the Greek army said on Wednesday.
"This is a free offer," army spokesman Yiannis Sifakis told AFP.
"A delegation of officers has travelled to the United States to examine tanks in storage; we are departing on the premise of picking 400 of them," he said.
Originally posted by buster2010
Isn't this nice of us. We are broke and we are just giving weapons that was paid for by the tax payer away. The American people are the dumbest people on earth. We bailout wall street we give away millions of dollars worth of weapons and what do we get in return. Nothing
Finnish lawmaker suspended over Greece remarks
Published: September 15, 2011
HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish opposition lawmaker has been suspended from his party's parliamentary group for suggesting that the Greek financial crisis should be solved with tanks.
Jussi Halla-aho from the Finns party — formerly known as the True Finns — was suspended for two weeks because of the inflammatory remarks he posted on Facebook .
In those comments, Halla-aho said a military junta was needed...
Something that I haven't seen being discussed in relation to the Greek crisis is that Greece is the EU country with the largest percentage of their budget going to their armed forces.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Since Greece doesn't have any ``real`` enemy (apart from Turkey but come on) this doesn't make sense unless they want to use the tanks against protesters or are planning to do a war in Europe.