We, in our fever after the Berlin Wall's collapse, ignored Germany's excusing itself of unpaid WWII debts.
Now, the Greek prime minister's claim should be taken seriously.
The Greeks have absorbed mass migration in the 90's from the Balkans and have since endured devastating agricultural disasters to their olive trade. Their historical contribution to European culture, science and western philosophy is preceded by none.
The austerity measures over a threat of European expulsion rightly have been refused by Greece. Now Europe and the Western banking systems must acknowledge Greece's very real problems and listen to exactly why Greece is in its current financial crisis.
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As for Germany, only a country that starts and loses two World Wars would duck out of its debts and then mock its victims.
William Coulthard, Miami