500 M1 Abrams tanks while Greeks are committing suicide in the streets
Leon Panetta said to the Greek government: “Ask whatever it takes.” Behind that he thanked Greece for its cooperation with NATO in Libya and spoke of new global threats, Syria, the dispute over the new energy reserves in the Mediterranean, the Levant and the danger of Xerxes and the Persians.
They decided on 400 and then rose to 500 M1 A1 Abrams main battle tanks which are over 20 years old and in the warehouses of Nevada and they were used in the Gulf War. Are free, with no cost, except for transport to Greece, some 11 million dollars. The old trap of surplus symbolic $ 1, after years of repair costs, spare parts, technical support and upgrades. For the USA it was material waste, scrap can still do business.
The tanks added to 700 M-113 armored carriers vehicles and Hummers, all used as is.
Meanwhile, the Greek citizens, scratch the pan and commit suicide.