Shakedown Planet: Reparations for Everybody? by AL MARTIN (AL MARTIN RAW)
(2-12-14) It seems that everybody wants reparations -- compensation for crimes committed against them in the past. This bespeaks of the desperation of governments in a fiscally depleted planet.
In a Reuters report called “Germany rejects Greek claim for World War Two reparations”— “Germany said there was zero chance of paying reparations following a renewed demand from Greece’s leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who ruled out any extension of its 240 billion euro international bailout and vowed to seek war reparations from Berlin.”
But that’s not what it’s all about. What they’re talking about is a loan for $80 million in gold bullion that the pro-German government of Greece made after Germany occupied them. The only people who are entitled to reparations from Germany are individuals who are stated as “reparatees” in the 1948 Four Powers Act -- and Greece was not part of this agreement.
Also RT.com reports – “After Nazi forces took control of Greece in 1941, the stage was set for one of the bloodiest confrontations of World War II as Greek resistance fighters put up a fierce struggle to end the occupation.