Greece is the gift that keeps on giving. They are the Lucy van Pelt of countries when it comes to promising reform and then reneging at the last moment, forcing another crisis. Greece just keeps pulling away the football, causing the Troika to whiff a kick and have to start all over again. Just when you think you’ve nailed the Leftist country to a package of economic and structural reforms (that will help all Greeks in the long run), they pull another lie out of the hat.
Now the Greek Defense Minister has added another layer to this comical (if it wasn’t so serious) situation. The Telegraph reports:
Greece has threatened the rest of Europe with a “wave of economic migrants” that could include Isis militants if the country is allowed to go bust by international lenders. In a shock escalation of the rhetoric surrounding bailout talks in Brussels, the Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos vowed: “If they strike us, we will strike them.”
So here we have a NATO member country threatening to do physical harm to another NATO country. Along with Turkey, Greece doesn’t sound very trustworthy as an ally.
Mr. Kammenos continued:
“If they deal a blow to Greece, then they should know the the [sic] migrants will get papers to go to Berlin. If Europe leaves us in the crisis, we will flood it with migrants, and it will be even worse for Berlin if in that wave of millions of economic migrants there will be some jihadists of the Islamic State too.
Mr Kammenos, who is also the leader of Syriza’s minor coalition partners Independent Greeks, specifically referred to the Schengen area of free travel in his threat, and said his country would give all comers papers so they “could go straight to Berlin”.
With friends like this who need enemies?
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