posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 12:15 PM
It's all good and well saying that Greece has too large an army but has anyone ever stopped to wonder why?
Self Defense? From who, the Russian's (who have major religious ties with Greece), the Turks (who are member of the same alliance), Iran (who are
Greece's largest oil seller), Syria (who are in the midst of a civil war and lack major power projection), Europe (who have Greece in a economic
My thoughts; The EU (France and Germany mainly) are shelling out billions to keep Greece afloat so that they can pay back the bond holders in said
countries and to keep their military-industrial complex producing massive amounts of arms.
If war is coming (and everything seems to be pointing towards a coming conflict) then Greece simply isn't spending enough on their military. If it
evolves in a global conflict (as many people are predicting) then 100,000 men isn't going to withstand the Russian, Chinese, Korean, Syrian and
Iranian military power. On the flip side, if they join the 'East' against Turkey then they will not have enough man power to strike Turkish,
Italian, British, French or American forces. I think Greece is just a fall guy if war ever heats up. They will undoubtedly be drawn into the war and
no matter which side they join; 100,000 men will simply not be enough.
Ireland (4,500,000 people) has a total armed force (Paramilitary [IRA, INLA etc], Active and Reserve) of something like 30,000. If war erupted we
would be dragged in (geographical proximity to Britain, cultural-economics ties with America, Britain and China) and 30,000 men wouldn't cause a dent
in any war. We need a serious increase in military power (30,000 ----> 60,000 men, 8 Destroyers ----> 15 Destroyers and a light Carrier, 50 ----> 1000
air craft) would be enough to secure regional security but in our current state we wouldn't last a week in a war.