Der politische Philosoph Edmund Burke sagte einmal: Ich kenne keine Methode, nach der man eine ganze Nation unter Anklage stellen kann.
Ich finde, wir zeigen jetzt den Politikern, vor allem der "schwäbischen Hausfrau" Schäuble (eigentlich eine Beleidigung aller schwäbischen Hausfrauen), wie man ein leidendes Land unterstützt. Ihr habt doch sicher alle schon mal in Griechenland einen wunderbaren Urlaub verbracht? Unterstützt diese fantastisch kreative Initiative! Wenn's nicht klappt, kriegt ihr euer Geld zurück. Haha.
The political philosopher, Edmund Burke, said: I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.
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Europe Wants to Punish Greece With ExitIn my more than 30 years writing about politics and economics, I have never before witnessed such an episode of sustained, self-righteous, ruinous and dissembling incompetence -- and I'm not talking about Alexis Tsipras and Syriza. As the damage mounts, the effort to rewrite the history of the European Union's abject failure over Greece is already underway. Pending a fuller postmortem, a little clarity on the immediate issues is in order.
On Monday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at a news conference that he'd been betrayed by the Greek government.
The creditor institutions, he said, had shown flexibility and sought compromise. Their most recent offer involved no wage cuts, he emphasized, and no pension cuts; it was a package that created "more social fairness." Tsipras had misled Greeks about what the creditors were asking. The talks were getting somewhere. Agreement on this package could have been reached "easily" if Tsipras hadn't collapsed the process early Saturday by calling a referendum.
Related: Greece Default Watch
What an outrageous passel of distortion. Since these talks began five months ago, both sides have budged, but Tsipras has given vastly more ground than the creditors. In particular, he was ready to accede to more fiscal austerity -- a huge climbdown on his part. True, the last offer requires a slightly milder profile of primary budget surpluses than the creditors initially demanded; nonetheless, it still calls for severely (and irrationally) tight fiscal policy.
And this is what the Guardian says