Greece trying anything it can do to not have to pay back teh Monies

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Nothing like bringing up a 70 year old claim that has already been adjudicated repeatedly in an attempt to stave off the bill collectors.

Greece Seeks to Make War Reparations Part of Debt Debate - WSJ

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Greece, Mr. Tsipras said in his inaugural address in parliament, has “a moral obligation to our people, to history, to all European peoples who fought and gave their blood against Nazism” to pursue the reparations. The country was ravaged during the Germans’ four-year occupation, a history that remains fresh despite the passage of time.

The leftist prime minister’s move to confront Germany with what most Greeks see as Berlin’s outstanding debt to Athens is a theme that has played out repeatedly in his first days in power, as the new government has tried to use a mix of economic argument and moral suasion to win leniency from its creditors.
Berlin insists the reparations issue is resolved. Over the past 70 years, Germany has paid tens of billions of dollars to other states and Nazi victims. That includes about $54 million to Greece and its citizens in the 1950s and early 1960s, an amount that would be roughly $450 million today when adjusted for inflation.
Greece also participated in the Marshall Plan, where the US provided funds to re-build non-communist Europe after the war.
 

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Nothing like bringing up a 70 year old claim that has already been adjudicated repeatedly in an attempt to stave off the bill collectors.

Greece Seeks to Make War Reparations Part of Debt Debate - WSJ

Some excerpts:

Greece, Mr. Tsipras said in his inaugural address in parliament, has “a moral obligation to our people, to history, to all European peoples who fought and gave their blood against Nazism” to pursue the reparations. The country was ravaged during the Germans’ four-year occupation, a history that remains fresh despite the passage of time.

The leftist prime minister’s move to confront Germany with what most Greeks see as Berlin’s outstanding debt to Athens is a theme that has played out repeatedly in his first days in power, as the new government has tried to use a mix of economic argument and moral suasion to win leniency from its creditors.
Berlin insists the reparations issue is resolved. Over the past 70 years, Germany has paid tens of billions of dollars to other states and Nazi victims. That includes about $54 million to Greece and its citizens in the 1950s and early 1960s, an amount that would be roughly $450 million today when adjusted for inflation.
Greece also participated in the Marshall Plan, where the US provided funds to re-build non-communist Europe after the war.
Those damned Greeks. They should pay their debts.

Hello? Oh hi China? Pay our 18 trillion? Um...;)
 
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Nothing like bringing up a 70 year old claim that has already been adjudicated repeatedly in an attempt to stave off the bill collectors.

Greece Seeks to Make War Reparations Part of Debt Debate - WSJ

Some excerpts:

Greece, Mr. Tsipras said in his inaugural address in parliament, has “a moral obligation to our people, to history, to all European peoples who fought and gave their blood against Nazism” to pursue the reparations. The country was ravaged during the Germans’ four-year occupation, a history that remains fresh despite the passage of time.

The leftist prime minister’s move to confront Germany with what most Greeks see as Berlin’s outstanding debt to Athens is a theme that has played out repeatedly in his first days in power, as the new government has tried to use a mix of economic argument and moral suasion to win leniency from its creditors.
Berlin insists the reparations issue is resolved. Over the past 70 years, Germany has paid tens of billions of dollars to other states and Nazi victims. That includes about $54 million to Greece and its citizens in the 1950s and early 1960s, an amount that would be roughly $450 million today when adjusted for inflation.
Greece also participated in the Marshall Plan, where the US provided funds to re-build non-communist Europe after the war.
Those damned Greeks. They should pay their debts.

Hello? Oh hi China? Pay our 18 trillion? Um...;)
When have we ever asked for debt forgiveness from China?

And even if you consider our economy in poor shape, it is light years better than Greece's economy. China has a reasonable expectation their investment is safe, Greece's investors? Not so much.
 

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Sounds like a slut demanding money after she got drunk and spread her legs for you.
 

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The Greeks are desperate to find someone--anyone--to bail them out. The reparations claim is about as cheesy and desperate as you can get.
 

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