Incompetent Nazis

Greeks mention the war in bitter German attack

The Aussie headline was good but the Telegraph put it better:

Theodoros Pangalos, deputy prime minister, said Germany had no right to reproach Greece for anything after it devastated the country under the Nazi occupation, which left 300,000 dead. “They took away the gold that was in the Bank of Greece, and they never gave it back. They shouldn’t complain so much about stealing and not being very specific about economic dealings,” he told the BBC.

Twisting the knife further, he said the current crop of EU leaders were of “very poor quality” and had botched this month’s crisis summit in Brussels. “The people who are managing the fortunes of Europe were not up to the task,” he said.

One banker said the situation was surreal. “How can they call the Germans incompetent Nazis and still expect a bail-out?”

Classic Greek.  [Chuckle]

4 comments for “Incompetent Nazis

  1. MadPiper
    February 25, 2010 at 17:49

    Nazi’s. The gift that keeps on giving. Heaven knows bankers and politicians have nothing to do with a countries woes.

  2. QM
    February 25, 2010 at 19:12

    I think they can call them what they want because they have to bail the Greeks out or watch the Euro programme nosedive into oblivion as after Greece will go Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain.

  3. MTG
    February 25, 2010 at 20:04

    A talent for veiling grievances in tactful language saw the early Greeks excel in International diplomacy.

  4. February 25, 2010 at 21:54

    Politics may be a Greek word but tact is forever Latin it seems.


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