"We underestimated their power"
July 15, 2015 6:02 AM   Subscribe

We went to a war thinking we had the same weapons as them. We have underestimated their power […] It's a power that enters the very fabric of society, the way people think. It controls and blackmails. We have very few levers. The European edifice is already Kafkaesque.
A Greek government insider lifts the lid on five months of 'humiliation' and 'blackmail'.
posted by MartinWisse (2 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Yeah, probably better not to split up the discussion already underway in the active "Oxi" post, so please go ahead and post this there -- taz

> We went to a war thinking we had the same weapons as them.

That seems a very odd thing for a Greek to think. It was Thucydides who said "the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must" some 2,400 years ago.
posted by languagehat at 6:25 AM on July 15, 2015

This looks like a great link, thanks. But should it go in the Oxi post comments? People are still there continuing to post links to interesting articles.
posted by Peter J. Prufrock at 6:26 AM on July 15, 2015

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