Greece: a Goose with Golden Eggs

FILE - Souda Bay, Greece (Sept. 13, 2010) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) arrive in Souda Bay, Greece for a brief port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)

By Angelos Kostopoulos,

Greeks believe they are situated on the best real estate on the planet.

And nowadays, with the discovery of enormous quantities of oil in the Aegean and Southeast Mediterranean, this Greek plot of land may well be the most valuable in the world.

Therefore, it should not be a surprise that our NATO neighbor, Turkey, has been acting like the farmer – or in this case, the big, bad wolf – wanting a share of the golden eggs from Greece’s …

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  1. One of the may ironies of history is when in the mid-1970’s, one of my best teachers, Professor Emeritus of Classical Literature and Civilization, Andre Michalopoulos, espoused cooperation with Turkey towards a profitable partnership for both countries, together, developing these same rich deposits. It was the time of the OPEC gasoline shortages and oil prices had skyrocketed. The paradox being the my professor, as a young man, served in many capacities for Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos as member of his Cabinet.

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