gregkavarnos wrote:They are not. They are rioting because of the anti-Democratic nature of the changes being imposed on them by non-elected financial institutions. Obviously you didn't read what I wrote:Many people in Greece are calling for the legal option of a moratorium on debt payments, a return to a national currency and national elections so that Greece can sort out its problem on the basis of facts that are coming to light about the REAL economic situation. The current financial bail out will not fix Greeces problems, it will (and has already) lead to further economic problems. The plan of reducing Greece to another third world EU member state (like Bulgaria, Rumania, Montenegro, Ukraine) so that Germans come come here for cheap summer holidays is not a plan that Greek citizens agree to. The government agrees to this plan because they are mainly members of rich poltical dynasties and will never have to deal with a 30% reducion in wages and pensions (which effecively has meant a 30% increase in inflation over the period of 2 years) .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.
That is why Greeks are rioting. Wouldn't you?
Even in your own spin, you portray the Greek people as unwilling to face reality.