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kleinbl00  ·  1257 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Piketty: Germany has no standing to lecture other nations on debt.

Rather than play "follow the bouncing ball" why don't you tell me how the Yugoslavian breakup is nothing like the current Greek crisis.




Ezana  ·  1254 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Greece isn't a multi-ethnic state; there are no competing national identities within it borders and no threat of ethnic cleansing.

Sorry about the delayed reply, I don't seem to get notifications for second-level replies.

kleinbl00  ·  1254 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Ezana  ·  1254 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm aware of the immigration crisis. If Golden Dawn came to power, we wouldn't see rival Greek and Immigrant armies, like in Yugoslavia. You'd probably see the ongoing anti-immigration violence heighten a bit, but the country would break apart in ideological civil war before XA could begin some kind of mass-murder campaign. If we're looking for historical analogies, Spain in the 30s fits the Greek worse-case scenario a lot better than the breakup of Yugoslavia.

kleinbl00  ·  1254 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Now you're triangulating. The argument was that Greek unrest could lead to American occupation. Now you're saying comparisons to Serbia are invalid because the Spanish Civil War is a better model.

This is a disingenuous way to conduct conversation and I won' t do it anymore.