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Have the Greeks forgotten 1967-1974, i.e. the Military Junta

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:57 am    Post subject: Have the Greeks forgotten 1967-1974, i.e. the Military Junta Reply with quote

essentially put in place by the CIA?

Do they still feel resentment toward Americans because of it?
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Stuart888



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Greeks, especially the older ones, won't have forgotten the years of the dictatorship. When I worked there(I'm British) I was told that the elderly people were still careful about what they said in public, out of force of habit, when they couldn't air there views under the junta. Some of the younger generation then pick up on this and adopt the same prejudices.

The war in Iraq seems to be the problem now, with all Americans being singled out as Bush loving war mongerers, who want to take over the world. Anybody with any intelligence realises that this certainly isn't the case. Also a lot of Americans don't help themselves by being loud and making their presences known.

I visited Denmark a few years ago, and a German girl told me she felt sorry for me because I was British and the British government were aiding the Americans in Iraq. I thought this was ironic considering I could have told her I felt sorry for her, because she was born into a country that elected the Nazis who gassed 6 million Jews.

There are some people who are rather small minded, but most people are intelligent enough to see through your Nationality.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They haven't forgotten. And it's not just Americans, but The West in general is not seen in a positive light by many. But this doesn't play a role on a personal level for most Greeks.
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