Bankrupt Greece Becomes a Major Military Spender and “Sales Agent” for NATO
For The Real News Network, I speak with the former Deputy Defence Minister of Greece, Costas Isychos, about Greece’s massive military spending and its government’s remarkable willingness to forge close ties with egregious human rights violators.
Although Greece is effectively bankrupt, it is the second highest spender in NATO (as a percentage of GDP).
Moreover, the ‘radically left’ government of Alexis Tsipras is deepening economic and military ties with extreme right-wing governments in the region, including and particularly the apartheid regime of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
My interview of Mr. Isychos can be seen here: