Cameron announces Britain ready to launch airstrikes against Syriza in Greece

This is satire, but historically it’s literally accurate. It was military action taken to recover unpaid debts owed by Egypt in 1880 that led to the country becoming a British protectorate. Similar tactics were used to enforce British suzerainty over Persia in the 19th as the country became similarly indebted to British financiers for various modernisation programmes under the Qajar shahs.
And British history with Greece has been hardly different. In the 19th century Britain supplied arms and ships to help the Greeks in their fight for freedom against the Ottoman Empire, but we expect them to pay dearly for it afterwards. Again, we were not above sending gunboats to make sure the debts were paid. Such actions would be unthinkable against another European power now, but expect some very dirty manoevrings by the EU and Cameron in the coming months.

Pride's Purge


Government sources have said that Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking parliament’s approval for Britain’s readiness to launch airstrikes against the new militant Syriza government in Greece.

The NATO decision to attack Greece would reportedly be at German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s request. Mr Cameron is due to meet the German leader today and sources in Cameron’s office have said that during the meeting, they are expecting Mrs Merkel to request British air strikes against the dug-in positions of the militant Syriza government.

Cameron is also set to deliver a speech before the UN General Assembly in New York, in which he is expected to call on the world to unite against the extremist left-wing group, which has taken control of Greece and whom the Prime Minister has warned is preparing to spread its dangerously militant ideology to other countries in Europe.

Mr Cameron told NBC News in an interview last night, “This is a fight…

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