first of all, I never called the Greek people thieves. In fact, I made the comment that the Greek people are probably pretty good folk - good folk, who have a clown running their government, in Tsipras.
Secondly, the Germans aren't
ransoming your country. German banks have loaned Greece over €9.2 billion... Seems pretty generous to me. Tsipras has borrowed €77.6 billion from Greek banks, and over €111 billion from the EU, IMF, and other European organizations (as of 2012). In total, the Greek debt now stands at €316 billion... The country only generates €27.2 billion a year from exports and has a nominal GDP lower than the state of Oregon. How can you expect anyone else to loan the country money, if they know
it will never be repaid?
The truth is that the Greek people have been horribly let down by incompetent leaders, and now you - the people - are suffering. The people of Greece are not
crooks or thieves, but your political leaders are
. They've officially bankrupted your country, and instead of being angry at them
, you're getting mad at Germany?? Doesn't make sense.
I repeat what I said earlier - it is not
the responsibility of Germany, the IMF, the EU, France, or anyone else to keep Greece above water. Your government has taken two massive bailouts already, and has defaulted... If Greece (economically) hasn't learned to wipe it's own backside by now, then it's going to have to learn to live in its dirty pants. The rest of Europe can't keep hand-holding and coddling Greece... Eventually you've got to walk on your own.