Tuesday is not a good day for the representatives of Greece’s lenders – the Troika – to visit the Finance Ministry. While IMF’s Poul Thomsen became the target of a handful of angry coins on Tuesday, November 5th, another Troikan – a no-name representative this time, got involved in a traffic accident.
This unscrupulous representative of the Troika representatives, opened the back door of the car without checking the traffic and hit a moped passing by.
The hit was so sudden and powerful that send the moped off the street. “You are going to kill me, man”, the driver reportedly shouted to the neat Troikan, without knowing to whom he was talking to.
Video:caught in flagranti
The Troikan was so embarrassed that he did not manage to find any word of apology for the poor hard-working man. The Troikan rushed to the Finance Ministry before the photo reporters and cameramen captured a tear rolling down his cheek.
The driver did not suffer any injuries, he got on his moped and left.
Meanwhile, some Greek media raise doubt on whether the perpetrator was a Troikan or a Swedish diplomat.
All joke aside: a very clear violation of the traffic code has been captured by the camera. Also the face of the perpetrator is clearly to be seen. According to EU traffic code the one who caused this accident should be immediately arrested and taken to the prosecutor within 48 hours.
Are the Troikans – and possibly the diplomats – been protected by immunity when they cause traffic accidents? It looks so. Then also the driver of the Troika-car “comforted” the Troikan hit-man with a pat on the shoulder and showed him the way to the Finance Ministry, in the sense “All clear, hit-man, it’s just a Greek…!”
The double standard is more than visible, when an angry citizen threw a handful of coins at IMF’s Poul Thomsen. The coins missed the target but the poor devil was taken to police station.
Interesting side note: while the Troikan was trying to understand why Greek drivers do not double check the possibilities of upcoming opened doors before passing by a vehicle, a group of cleaners to be laid-off were chanting: Hey! Hey-oh! take the loan agreement and get out of here. Shoo!”
PS KTG understands that the Troika is set to economically demolish the country. But no loan agreement foresees the physical extinction of Greeks. Or does it?