The thing is that you should not conflate the governments actions with the citizens. Now whilst it is true that there was a lot of unregulated spending of governent handouts the reality is that it was the government and their corporate stooges that took the lions share. The Greek citizens were ignorant (actually purposefully confounded by their government) of the financial reality. The Greek government is not being raped by Wall Street Wolves, the Greek citizens are being raped.Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:Do you honestly expect anyone to believe that the financial community, including the Greeks, have been completely and totally ignorant that the entire financial sector has been shorting European bonds for years? And that because of, and as a direct result of that ignorance, the pure, pristine innocent Greek government was raped by a bunch of ravening Wall Street wolves who invaded their country and krazy-glued a bunch of credit cards to their hands to pay for their enormously overweight diet of social programs? Is that really, honestly your position?
Also some new details are coming to light after the ruling PASOK party was toppled when they decided to go to a referendum and ask the Greek people what the course of action should be from this point forth. They replaced the government with an interim (but without a use by date) coalition of all the most right wing (and we are talking far right as well) elements of the Greek parliament and placed a former European Bank advisor and architect of Greeces entry into the Euro (he personally fudged the economic figures) as prime minister.
It seems that the deal is that 10% of the 6th installment, which apparently is to prop up the Greek economy, has to be spent on armaments which will be brought from Germany (the major lender). Greece spent 3.2% of its budget $10,000,000,000 on defence in 2010 (about $1000 per person). Turkey, Greeces neighbour and traditional enemy, spent 2.7% of its budget $15,000,000,000 ($240 per person). America, being first on the list spends 4.7% around $2327 per person. America, though, is fighting two wars as we speak.
Anyway, here is a short video from a Euro parliament session showing a statement from a UK representative about the whole situation in Europe.