Saturday, February 18, 2012

How convenient

The Greek economic crisis is being blamed for all sorts of things, including poor security at their museums though reading the story of the break-in at the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games in Antiquity one can't help wondering whether the story would have been different at any other time. Still, this gives politicians a chance to pontificate and try to make everyone feel guilty:
The mayor of Olympia has told me there is a direct link between today's burglary and the policy of cuts and Greece's economic crisis.
He said he was very angry at the situation and the international community needed to realise how important these treasures were for Greece.
But not, obviously for some Greeks who do not mind stealing the treasures and smashing others in their eagerness to get to them.

At least the Elgin Marbles are safe.

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