Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Barring some miraculous change, Greece is so screwed

Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party is increasingly assuming the role of law enforcement officers on the streets of the bankrupt country, with mounting evidence that Athenians are being openly directed by police to seek help from the neo-Nazi group, analysts, activists and lawyers say.

In return, a growing number of Greek crime victims have come to see the party, whose symbol bears an uncanny resemblance to the swastika, as a "protector".

One victim of crime, an eloquent US-trained civil servant, told the Guardian of her family's shock at being referred to the party when her mother recently called the police following an incident involving Albanian immigrants in their downtown apartment block.

"They immediately said if it's an issue with immigrants go to Golden Dawn," said the 38-year-old, who fearing for her job and safety, spoke only on condition of anonymity. "We don't condone Golden Dawn but there is an acute social problem that has come with the breakdown of feeling of security among lower and middle class people in the urban centre," she said. "If the police and official mechanism can't deliver and there is no recourse to justice, then you have to turn to other maverick solutions."
So the local .gov cannot or will not do their job of law enforcement, so the cops are sending people to a private group... how many ways can you think of that this can/will end badly?


Anonymous said...

OK, this ~is~ bad.

However, it is not the worst case. That would be Europe falling under sharia law.

I remember how this worked out the last time. Weimar republic ring a bell? I can see the Europeans finally having enough and kicking over to a fascist government. After all, think about how Germany and Italy went over to Herr Schickelgruber and Il Duce.

I've thought for years that someday, the folks over there would finally get a belly full and soon there would be ethnic cleansing.

I just want us to stay out of it this time.

Firehand said...

God yes; I do NOT want to see US troops sent over to try to save the effing EU from itself.