Famous Greek author and songwriter Mikis Theodorakis delivers a speech, during a massive protest rally against austerity measures . (file photo)
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:45PM GMT
Germans, for instance, as well as the French, English and Americans, earned billions of Euros from annual sales of war material, to the detriment of our national wealth,”
Renowned Greek author and politician and songwriter Mikis Theodorakis says there is a conspiracy to destroy his country with ‘unemployment, hunger and misery’.
The recent dramatic events in Greece over its debt crisis have revealed an emerging spirit of resistance within the Greek population, a clear example of whom is 87 year-old Theodorakis, who fought the Nazi occupation during the World-War II.
"There is a conspiracy aimed at destroying my country.” Theodorakis writes in “The truth about Greece, in an open letter to international public opinion,” on his blog.
Theodorakis says the Greece economic catastrophe is the result of the enormous purchasing of war materials from foreign countries. “Germans, for instance, as well as the French, English and Americans, earned billions of Euros from annual sales of war materials, to the detriment of our national wealth,” he says.
“The German company Siemens, for instance, maintained a special department for buying off the influential Greeks in order to sell its products in the Greece market,” he adds.
Theodorakis calls for forming a "Resistance and Solidarity Front" of all political forces “to drive off” the Troika, the “occupation force” comprised of the IMF (International Monetary Fund, the EU (European Union) Commission, and European Central Bank, who have forced Greece into adopting harsh austerity measures in return for bailing it out.
“The German Nazi occupation cost us the lives of one million people as well as the total destruction of our country. Now, how is it possible for us, Greeks, to accept Ms. Merkel’s threats and the Germans’ intention to impose on us a new ‘Gauleiter’… This time wearing a tie… ,” Theodorakis adds.
"They are threatening us with eviction from Europe. If Europe doesn't want us, we don't want this 'Merkel-Sarkozy Europe' ten times more,” he highlights.
Theodorakis also says that Greece must stop buying war materials from Germany and France and that the nation should do everything in its power to force Germany to pay back the war time compensation it owes to Greece, which, he claims, currently amounts to approximately 500 billion euros.