Monday, February 12, 2018

Greece, With All Its Problems, Has Demonstrations Protesting the Name of Neighboring Country

The World Gone Crazy

The leading basket case of Europe is the nation of Greece. The country has massive unemployment, the public sector is broken and basic services are just not available. The place is literally falling apart. The nation exists on life support from the IMF.

So when the Greeks stage a massive protest surely it is about the sorry state of the country and the fact that the bailout has caused great misery. Or maybe not.

ATHENS — More than 100,000 people gathered in the Greek capital on Sunday to stage the biggest demonstration in decades against the inclusion of the word “Macedonia” in the name of a neighboring former Yugoslav republic, saying it implies a territorial claim on a northern Greek region.

The rally, drawing around 140,000, according to police estimates, was larger even than most of the numerous demonstrations organized after Greece signed its first international bailout program in 2010, paving the way for years of painful belt-tightening.

How stupid is this? Don't know, the scale of stupidity don't go that high.

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