[Marxism] Kammenos: Doesn't like Jews, but Israel OK

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 08:18:40 MST 2015

Maybe Kammenos, the right-wing Independent Greeks leader, doesn't like 
Jews who he thinks "don't pay taxes", but that doesn't make him 

"If Greece kicks out the so-called troika of the EU, the IMF and the 
European Central Bank, it will easily cover any funding gap by getting 
advance payments for the oil and gas resources that may be found on 
Greek territory, Kammenos said.

"On hydrocarbons, we're looking forward to cooperation with the United 
States, Israel and Russia," he said. Greece suspects it may have sizable 
oil and gas deposits under its waters but has not completed any test 
drillings yet [Note: since around 2008 an unofficial 
Israel-Cyprus-Greece alliance exists in the east Mediterranean over 
natural gas reserves counterposed to Turkey's claims].

The Independent Greeks also expect to raise 250 billion euros by selling 
financial instruments known as Collateral Debt Obligations, backed by 
German World War Two reparations it hopes to be awarded once it sues 
Germany in international courts. Kammenos said Israeli banks would be 


Clearly, Syriza and above all the ranks and component parts and the 
popular mobilisation have their work cut out for them. 

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