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?)
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?
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?
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!!!!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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!
greekastan ,nothing less, nothing more ,..
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.
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.
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.
They can't even agree on a joint statement, how are they going to resolve the entire Cypriot problem?
I think those of us who survive WW III may see the Cyprus problem resolved at that point - not before.
I remember a time when KKE was banned in Greece - but EDA was not.
It seems it pays to do well in history!
A good move!
Now, if we can get the church to admit that:
* beards are an anachronism
* services should be simplified
* scripture should be read in modern Greek
* widowed priests should be allowed to wed
etc., etc., maybe we can get away from a self-serving tradition that has nothing to do with Christianity.
MACEDONIAN WANA BEE ....,ONE MUST TELL THIS A**HOLES THEY ARE SLAVIC SH*T ORIGIN.
to many f**** idiots are in the church and it keeps people ignorant..
From a historic perspective she is totally correct; and her blunt politically-incorrect approach is refreshing. Islam has a long history of demographic flooding that go’s back to Mohamed himself. The Ottomans used it effectively with depopulations/repopulation and so has modern Turkey. The EU complained to Turkey just a few years ago that it was changing the racial and historic profile of the inhabitants of the European side of the Dardanelles by repopulating it with peoples from the depths of Anatolia. Why did they do that? Turkish colonialists are still going to Norther Cyprus. Why are they doing that?
Sending refugees to Greece is just another example of the Turks being Turks. Sending refugees to Greece further weakens a country already struggling with its economy and creates a fifth column within Europe as a whole.
The problem here for the Turks is that the EU and US are finally starting to realize the true nature of Turkey’s long term imperial ambitions. Even Israel is starting to come around. These are interesting times, for sure.
No not patriotic, just practical. The US still has the death penalty and would have fried these guys’ years ago, not let them out on vacation. Especially after the state proved that they have not only the propensity to murder; but also the will; capability and history of doing so. And yes we all know how horribly flawed the US legal system has been; no need to preach to me about that; but in this case I still think justice would have been better served if they had been tried in the US and made KFC crispy.
He is the same Bishop who urged people to burn New Testaments (approved by the Church of Greece) because they were being handed out by Evangelicals.
Who voted him in???
It reads like a bad Hollywood movie, where the plot is too unrealistic to be true.