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  • With eye on FYROM, PM highlights NATO ground rules   33 weeks 6 days ago

    it looks like u are ,PSILA TA HERIA ..

  • Arrest warrant issued for Ukraine's Yanukovych   33 weeks 6 days ago

    Clearly, what we have here is a "government" resting on the backs of a mob, that is hell-bent on revenge: men of the security forces are being attacked and humiliated, Jews are fleeing Kiev and arrest warrants are being issued even against the Justice Minister who prosecuted Ms. Timoshenko!
    And in the midst of all this, the West is rushing in to grant this illegitimate government a loan that will surely bring Ukrainians to their knees - as it did in Greece.

  • Turkey to reinstate citizenship of exchanged Greeks   33 weeks 6 days ago

    I think the article refers to those deported in 1964.
    1955 was too long ago even for the liberal Turks!

  • George Soros: 'Economic conditions in Greece have improved'   34 weeks 1 day ago
    WOW

    Talk about the proverbial kiss of death...

  • Turkey to reinstate citizenship of exchanged Greeks   34 weeks 1 day ago

    I think this article may be referring to the Greeks that left
    Turkey after the 1955 organised attacks on Greeks and their
    property in 1955, in Constantinople.
    It was organised by their govt where they transported Turks from other localities to participate in the attacks - look it up.
    Greek properties were marked on the days prior to the violent attacks.
    Greeks refer to the event as the "septemvriaka".

    I doubt they will be paying any compensation which would act negatively on the finances of Turkey.
    They are trying to look good now that they are economically on the "up".
    Is this signalling of a "new generation of politicians" of Turkey (see grk prophecies)?
    Are we closer to having some kind of reconciliation, a move to appear more civil or a decoy to other coming events?
    Perhaps to distract us of wanting the seminary Halki to open again?
    Will the Aegean hexamilia issue now be closer to some kind of resolution?
    Will they acknowledge international law of 12 nautical miles of Greek borders in the Aegean waters, or not?

    Eitherway, interesting since those that lost their properties 50s years ago may now be dead and may have no proof of ownership left for their offspring.

    I guess the future will shed some light on their intentions.

  • NGO says 2,300 Greeks lose access to care every day   34 weeks 1 day ago

    now they can sit back and remember the abuse they did to health care in the past .every greek diserves what they get today ,they have only themselfs to blame .enjoy the pain .perhaps lessons can be learned.if i were to bet,NOT..

  • Examining magistrates request lifting of immunity of non-accused Golden Dawn MPs   34 weeks 1 day ago

    If the MPs are not being accused of anything they should not have their immunity waved.
    The Justice department needs to convince us this is a criminal case because, so far, it seems like political persecution in disguise.

  • Turkey to reinstate citizenship of exchanged Greeks   34 weeks 1 day ago

    The "established" Greeks of Istanbul were not expelled as "part of a population exchange with Greece": they were thrown out - contrary to the Treaty of Lausanne - and their property was confiscated, as a punitive measure for the 1963 - 1964 troubles in Cyprus - which they had absolutely nothing to do with.
    I note that the only ones who would be entitled to apply for Turkish citizenship are the ones whose mother's had it.

    Questions:
    *What about the rest who had both parents with Greek citizenship?
    *What about their properties? Will they be restored (plus 50 years of interest)?
    *What about the Greeks forced to flee in 1955?
    *What about their properties? Will they be restored (plus 59 years of interest)?
    *What about the Varlik Vergisi? Will that be restored (plus 70 years of interest)?
    *What about Cyprus???

  • Malaria returns to Greece as austerity wreaks havoc on healthcare   34 weeks 1 day ago

    Well, now we know where the government got their surplus that they have been boasting about: at the expense of the most vulnerable people in Greece!

  • Turkey to reinstate citizenship of exchanged Greeks   34 weeks 1 day ago

    I mean, if they were Greeks exiled 50 years ago, why would they want Turkish citizenship now? I'm not up with the events of the 60's, I was just a kid then and left shortly after. What am I missing here?

  • With eye on FYROM, PM highlights NATO ground rules   34 weeks 2 days ago

    Το πουλακι πεταξε! All else is served for public consumption.

  • UK pledges 2 mln pounds for migrant repatriations   34 weeks 4 days ago

    That's just great news! Now another hundred or so migrants will end up in Western Macedonia (Kozani probably) and some Greek politician with a brand new villa in Rhodes!

    Thank God for foreign assistance. It helps feed the hunger of Greek corrupt politicians (is "Greek corrupt politicians" just redundant?)

  • Greece Intercepts Arms Shipments to Iran, Sent by an Israeli   34 weeks 5 days ago

    Your probably inane enough to suggest that the current state of Ukraine is Russia's fault?

    Need I remind you of some of your own words..
    "In case you missed it. this was supposed to be a private conversation between two US diplomats. Of course Russia (the land that Snowden chose because they 'don't spy on other countries') happened to come across the recording! Where else do you think this dialog came from?

    And, by the way, a lot us here in the US agree with Nuland. "F* the EU". There is no foreign policy by this 'Tower of Babel' of countries."

    I guess you're a little upset because someone else has better eavesdroppers than yours eh?

  • Greece Intercepts Arms Shipments to Iran, Sent by an Israeli   34 weeks 5 days ago

    considering how much surveillance the Israeli government has on the whole population, I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't have known that this was happening underneath their noses, do you?

  • Greece Intercepts Arms Shipments to Iran, Sent by an Israeli   34 weeks 5 days ago

    I'll just paraphrase what my favorite hero and big-time philosopher (Giorgos) has said:
    "As long as war is profitable, stuff like this is always going to happen.
    Behind the rhetoric of wanting to destroy Israel, Iran will always buy weapons and intelligence to keep this facade going."

    It doesn't take but two words, and the order that you use them in, to indicate where one stands on global issues.

    Αχ, Γιωργάκι! Ηρωά μου!!!!

  • Greece Intercepts Arms Shipments to Iran, Sent by an Israeli   34 weeks 5 days ago

    It makes sense. The arms went to the Americans. Had the Greeks intercepted them on their own, they'd have confiscated them until ownership could be established.

  • Greece Intercepts Arms Shipments to Iran, Sent by an Israeli   34 weeks 6 days ago

    In other words the US Homeland Security told Greek authorities to seize these spare parts and they meekly complied.
    Now, what kind of "Homeland" Security are we talking about when its tentacles reach all the way to Greece?

  • Greece Intercepts Arms Shipments to Iran, Sent by an Israeli   35 weeks 8 hours ago

    As long as war is profitable, stuff like this is always going to happen.
    Behind the rhetoric of wanting to destroy Iran, Israel will always send weapons and intelligence to keep this facade going.

  • US points to Russian role in allegedly leaked Ukraine phone call   35 weeks 1 day ago

    which warlords try to dictate global foreign policies.
    Where are their WMDs, have they located them yet?
    Or will they finally admit to their main objective?
    War is a racket, follow the money trail.
    Politics are a racket, again follow the money trail.

  • Greece jobless rate hits new record of 28%   35 weeks 3 days ago

    What are you trying to do posting these facts and figures instead of our esteemed prime minister's assurances?

    Those of you who want to live in your little world of reality, unemployment and suicides, go ahead! As for me, I have a BIG problem with reality: I mean, why should I accept something, just because it's staring me in the face?

  • New Democracy and Pasok: the coalition of the bankrupt   35 weeks 4 days ago

    They've been in power for 40 years now, plundered the public coffers, drove the country bankrupt, drove hundreds to suicide and all this on the taxpayers' - and banks' - money!
    I say relegate them to the amateur leagues and ban them from the next two elections or declare them bankrupt financially and scatter them into the four winds!

  • The whiff of corruption   35 weeks 5 days ago

    greekastan ,nothing less, nothing more ,..

  • US points to Russian role in allegedly leaked Ukraine phone call   36 weeks 2 days ago

    In case you missed it. this was supposed to be a private conversation between two US diplomats. Of course Russia (the land that Snowden chose because they 'don't spy on other countries') happened to come across the recording! Where else do you think this dialog came from?

    And, by the way, a lot us here in the US agree with Nuland. "F* the EU". There is no foreign policy by this 'Tower of Babel' of countries.

  • Dnevni FYROM: Bulgaria, Greece may be put under monitoring over minorities   36 weeks 2 days ago

    The Slavic peoples are quite a genetically divers group. But based on some new research http://www.dnatribes.com/sample-results/dnatribes-global-survey-regional..., start with this one; the Slavic peoples in the Balkans are a mix of Polish, Thracian, Balkan, Aegean and Italian markers. AND as one moves geographically closer to Greece they have high Aegean/Greek genetic markers. So when you describe them in the manner in which you have, you demean everyone but mostly yourself.
    Instead of taking a combative and polarizing approach with your Slavic brethren, if you; those like you and the Greek state would take an open armed / inclusive approach you might (by now) be referring to them as your brothers to the north instead of your adversaries.
    The deep insecurity you and others like you feel must change. Your first step is to pick up any books about Byzantium, Greeks in the Ottoman Empire, the War of Independence and Modern Greece that includes WW2. When you start learning; then start commenting.

    Till then please try to moderate your sophomoric comments, you are embarrassing.

  • US points to Russian role in allegedly leaked Ukraine phone call   36 weeks 2 days ago

    Two senior US diplomats are caught taking part in a conversation, using language fit only for the street, and the US blames... Russia?

    For years now American foreign relations are directed by forces which allow no deviance from their policies and no independent thinking and have produced a small clique of "diplomats" (do they even know what the word means?) that are narrow-minded and full of contempt for anything "foreign".

    My advice to the US: replace Nuland and Pyatt with people who can at least hide their contempt.