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Guest Post: Migrants Must Eat Cats and Dogs

[This shocking tale comes from Nikos Rapti’s weblog at Zdnet. It sounds more like the plot of a horror film but alas it’s real life in 2011.]

As mentioned in some of my ZNet Commentaries, during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation in Greece there was a famine in Athens, in 1941, that claimed the lives from starvation of about 200,000 Greeks. At that time there was a rumor [?] that the Italian occupiers were eating the cats of Athens as a … delicacy. I do not think that Greeks, in general, ate cats or dogs, even while dying of starvation. I did not and I survived.
One of the journalistically most honest papers in Greece is the satirical weekly “To Pontiki” [The Mouse]. It was started in 1979 by Kostas Papaioannou as an almost one-person endeavor and it evolved into the most authoritative paper of Greece. Three of the ZNet people have already met Kostas on the island of Aegina where he now lives in retirement. I had been writing for “To Pontiki” during its first two decades of publication. The paper was taken over by other people after Kostas’ retirement.
Today, January 6, 2011, seventy years after the Nazi instigated famine, I went to the kiosk in my neighborhood and bought ”To Pontiki” of this week. On page 3 the title reads: ”SHOCK: They grab and eat dogs”. 
The article describes the unbelievable situation in a neighborhood of Athens where the immigrants who have flooded the area having reached the lowest point of misery and hunger grab and eat the cats and the dogs in the neighborhood; the stray or the pets of the Greek residents. The Greek residents became aware of this gradually, as they noticed that the stray cats and dogs were disappearing.

It so happens that the house of my maternal grandfather is situated in this area. The house is an old one built around the turn of the 20th century and it was uninhabited. All these years during my rare visits to the abandoned house I used to notice that on the sidewalk some tender-hearted ladies in the neighborhood were placing plates full of cat food for the cats that had proliferated after finding refuge in the abandoned house.
After reading the article, it struck me, for the first time, that during my visits of the past year there were no plates for the cats on the sidewalk. There were no cats anymore.
The article goes on to describe the same, if not a worst, situation with starving immigrants eating cats and dogs in the Greek countryside. Also, in the villages immigrants break into houses and all they steal is food!
In Patras, the Greek port just opposite Italy, there are hundreds of Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, etc fighting one an other trying to reach Italy by sneaking on the trucks that are ferried to Italy.
[Note: To fathom the immorality spread on this planet by the pious and God-fearing US and Israeli elites be informed that the US-controlled Greek police (the usual pigs) on the I.D. papers of some Afghans, Iraqis, etc, they print that their nationality is Palestinian, so when they are fighting one an other in Patras to reach Italy, one can blame it on the Palestinians. Many years ago a neighbor of my father’s, a high-ranking Greek policeman, boasted cynically to me that he was smart enough to choose the right side; the US side.] 
I have been living in this country for 80 years. My fellow Greeks and I could have never [repeat: never] imagined that in the year 2011 thousands of people from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, etc, could walk the streets of Athens and eat the cats and the dogs of the city. We cannot not imagine that somehow there are still Nazis, or epigones of the Nazis walking on this earth. 
Most Greeks, not only of my generation but of the succeeding ones, knew of Afghanistan, Iraq, etc, only as geographical entities. How come they came to Athens to eat the cats and the dogs?
What follows is addressed to the ordinary Americans that have still retained their human dignity:
Ignoring what the US elites have been doing to the peoples of the world since the end of World War II in the name of the American people, let us dwell a bit on what the Clinton family and the Bush family have done. Bush (father) attacked Iraq killing hundreds of thousands. Clinton had been bombing Iraq for years killing thousands and exterminating half a million infants through his embargo (which according to Madeleine Albright, his Secretary of State, ”was worth it”). Bush (son) destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq killing hundreds of thousands of people (mostly civilians) and has destabilized Pakistan to a very dangerous point. Obama, the black US President, is continuing the benevolent deeds of his predecessors through high-tech drones, thus protecting the lives of young US military personnel.
As expected some of the young people of Afghanistan, of Iraq, and of Pakistan, probably the most courageous ones, to survive the US attack ended up on the streets of Athens and of the Greek villages and now to survive they eat the cats and the dogs of the country.
As Americans, you have never experienced how a human feels when expecting to be bombed by airplanes flying thousands of feet in the sky above his home. Millions of humans on this earth have experienced that feeling, because the above individuals, Clinton, the Bushes, et al, were striving to protect the interests of the ordinary Americans. All the above immigrants know this feeling. I did, also, although the Nazis never bombed or threatened to bomb Athens during World War II, as they admired the classical Greek civilization and not the humans in Athens.  It seems that the above US Presidents, etc, being more practical, did not hesitate, for sentimental reasons, to bomb Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization.
It seems, also, that things have gone too far. And it is not only Afghans, Iraqis, and Pakistanis eating cats and dogs on the streets of Athens. There is worse, much worse, going on. Something has to be done to stop the murderous behavior of the world elites. The only power that can do that are the ordinary Americans who still retain their human dignity.
To do that they have to search and find the details of what is going on in the world and to search and find the individuals who perpetrate this misery. They have to ask themselves:

  • Why, Heinz Alfred Kissinger, the mass-murderer known as Henry Kissinger, is mocking humanity by advising the US elites and others how the world should operate? 
  • Why, people like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, as members of the US Supreme Court, decide the fates not only of ordinary Americans but of people all over the world?
  • Why, Dick Cheney, an unbelievably cruel person and guilty of committing one of the worst crimes, torture, is enjoying his life. As if, such a person has feelings to ever enjoy anything?
  • Why, the young Americans, men and women, that torture other humans not only in Guantanamo but all over the world, will someday return to their hometowns, as if nothing had happened, and be respectable citizens?
  • Why, John Bolton, of the UN etc, is free to be part of the society of ordinary Americans?
  •  Why, John Negroponte, a Greek American [!], one of the worst criminals, with thousands of murdered in Central America and all over the world on his conscience, is part of almost all US Administrations and a respected individual?
  • Why, the “throw-the-bums-out” members of the US Congress have a good time in Washington while they spit in the face not only of ordinary Americans, but of people in Athens, Rome, Dublin, Madrid, Baghdad,…?
  • Why, is there a possibility that Jeb Bush will have the audacity to be a candidate for the US Presidency?
  • Why, are the ordinary Americans not stopping the Israelis in their genocidal project of eliminating the people of Gaza?

No need to go on. Many of the above the ordinary Americans are vaguely aware of. A good start for doing something about them will be to start talking about them with their neighbors.


  1. Nikos Nikos

    Have you read this? It’s completely incoherent. It reads like the rantings of a tertiary syphilitic.

  2. Andrei Andrei

    It’s past time Greece do something about this. The scum of the Muslim world are in Athens. Fuck em.

  3. tmik tmik

    Nikos – I was thinking the same thing and thought it was just me.

  4. One Archangel One Archangel

    Nikos and TMIK, I assume you are Greek. I also assume that you haven’t noticed kittens in your area (You know the friendly ones that come up to you out of hanger hoping you feed them) are indeed dissapearing from the neighborhoods. I live outside the new ATH airport, and there are plenty of Afghan, Pakistani, etc immigrants, and there are plenty of cats…but not for too long. They all seem to dissapear right after they start coming around.

    I will also assume Niko and TMIK that you are clueless on geopolitical issues in contrast with Greek soccer or the likes of Julia and all the other whores on Greek TV. I am sure you know all about that.

    Nikos Raptis is 100% spot on…America’s hands are covered in blood and that is the direct result of its people’s ignorance in the affect of U.S policies on other countries of the world. They (Americans) just like the Greeks of the 2000’s and on, are immersed in pop culture, celebrity lifestyle, consumerism and the like. In addition, those that are indeed interested in Geopolitics unfortunately get their news from corporate controled media, owned by some of the largest corporations in the world (i.e G.E, Viacom, Aol Time Warner, etc). In Greece the mass media follow the same practise of population manipulation, but for their “personal” benefit and not the benefits of corporations-since most of the mass media are family owned. These families are in banking, energy, construction and every other viable sector left in this country.

    I atest that Mr.Raptis account is one of 100% accuracy and truth. As far as the comments by Nikos and TMIK, I can only say they this whole issue is above their head. Andrei you are a racist…I am not crazy all these foreigners are in my country, but someone let them in, and we have to deal with it as a fact.


    Tell me why don’t we greeks just throw out all the illegal immigrants out of Greece before they start eating us !!!!!!!!!

    Greece is for greeks , period ,and for tourists with money . If you have no money do not come to Greece ! We do not want illegal immigrants ,and seek to deport all of them off our streets , beaches cities ,and towns.

    An example Greece is like your home , we have visitors come who are welcomed . Unwelcomed ,and illegal Pakis , Afhgans ,and all the rest of them go back to your cities ,and help your towns ,and people . Stop roaming our streets ,and killing our pets ,and dogs ,and cats to eat . Go find a job in your countries ,and help your country . All you illegal immigrants have ruined GREECE ‘s economy ,and tourism . We are civilized people with kindness towards our animals ,and welcomed people.

    So pack up your bags ,and go help your own cities ,or else we will have you all deported back to where you came from .

  6. Bella Bella

    I agree that Greece cannot have illegal immigrants at all !!!

    I think your civilized govt should round up all immigrants ,and put them on a train back to their countries !!!!!!

    When you go to another country , it should be to tour the history ,and museums shop ,and eat at our expensive restaurants . If you cannot afford to be a tourist get out ,and don’t think of coming to ITALY , as we will not tolerate illegal immigrants not for a day ! You will not reach our shores ! I urge all Greeks to get rid of all the immigrants out of greece ,and you will see your country will flourish and be successful ,and also get rid of your crooked politicians !

    If you want change you have to be proactive ,and not wait , until . you are 80 years old . If you do not get rid of all the XENOUS you will bring complete destruction to your country. All the xeni have come to rob , steal ,and murder you ,& your country men .

    When you have a guest they must go back to their house and not kick you out of yours ,and kill you.

    Greece is for greeks , italy is for italians , we welcome tourists with money only . Ciao

  7. Giannis Giannis

    Please, respect my country ; it is like visiting my house. When your guests visit your house ; they come with a purpose to cherish you,and your house.

    This is how we want tourists who come to Greece to come ,and respect us ,and cherish our history ,and country , pay for the hospitality ,and then go back to the airport ,and attend back to your lives . Come again next vacation ,and enjoy our beaches , food ,and kindness.

    If you are a refugee we are a small poor country ,and we can only manage our own .We are very sorry ,and we want you all to leave from our country , when you are an illegal immigrant . Go back to your streets , your families ,and help ,and rebuild your countries.

    All you immigrants have drained our people , our animals , or country . Please just go to u your houses ,and if you don’t have one ; go build one in your country ,and help your cities.

    We do not appreciate illegal people who are desperate . You endanger our communities ! GREECE is for GREEKS ; we do not want you here ! We like tourists with money who just visit us , only !

    We are a small country , so we will find you all . Please , leave with kindness before we get fed up of all this nonsense ! Each person to their own house !!!!!!!

    thank you .

  8. animal lover animal lover

    I read in the newspaper that all the illegals , PAKIS , AFGANS , ETC are murdering our cats ,and dogs !

    I would rather you all starve ,and die ! You are not welcomed in our country !

    You are illegal ! Our dogs ,and cats are born here you are not ! You have the audacity to kill them ,and eat them !!!!!

    Get out of our country , we do not care about you ! You make us sick !

    Our govt should round up all the illegals ,and deport them IMMEDIATELY !

    THis is so sick to eat our dogs ! What will happen , when there are no more dogs , wil you eat our children ,and people !

    Please, just go die ,and go back to where you all came from . I do not care about you ,and hope you get out before we get you out of our house !!!!!!!!!!!!

    STOP HURTING OUR KITTENS , AND DOGS ! We wish you to just leave ,and never come back to our country .


  9. karine karine

    I am Canadian, married with a Canadian-Greek and I go Greece every summer 50 years ago, many Greek came to MY COUNTRY ( KANADA ) without papers… and they are now Canadian Citizen, they open restaurant and they work In our beautifull country. We never said Canada is for Canadian… In every civilization, there is people comming from other country’s.. And we never taught about throwing out all the non-Canadian people… Pathetic !

  10. ,margarete kressierer ,margarete kressierer

    just tell me its not true

  11. Marcia Mueller Marcia Mueller

    Just maybe people should start practicing birth control instead of breeding irresponsibly then thinking they have the right to destroy cats, dogs, and every other life to survive.

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