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