Whatever the outcome on Sunday, Greeks should never ever forget the financial war and blackmail the EU has unleashed upon them.
Sure Tsipras made many, tragic mistakes during the entire negotiation process, but we must never forget the PASOK and New Democracy parties were the ones that governed Greece for 20 plus years.
They were the two parties that cooked the books with Goldman Sachs to fraudulently bring Greece into the Euro currency. They were the ones that systematically stole hundreds of billions in EU loans, received massive Olympic Games contract kickbacks, and siphoned off hundreds of billions from NATO military budgets.
While Sunday’s referendum, on paper and ballot, is about approving a Troika proposal for austerity, and nothing to do with EU membership, the oligarchs in Brussels and their euro-funded media have been clever enough to shape the vote into a referendum on Greece’s European seat. This is media soft power at its finest.
Using the ECB to shut down the banks was financial hard power at its most cruel.
Keep in mind that the European Union has proactively decided to make a segment of its very own population suffer in order to overthrow an elected government and rig a referendum vote.
This is the equivalent of the US Fed shutting down the banking system and money supply of Michigan due to Detroit’s financial difficulties. This should give every EU citizen pause. Brussels my one day be coming after you and your money. This is not the kind of union I would want to be a part of.
Via Armstrong Economics…
In a TV interview, Mr. Varoufakis said very clearly, “This is a very dark moment for Europe. They have closed our banks for the sole purpose of blackmailing what? Getting a ‘Yes’ vote on a non-sustainable solution that would be bad for Europe.”
I must admit, most politicians do not come even close to the truth, but Varoufakis seems to be the ONLY finance minister who understands the demands of the Troika are not plausible for any nation. Merkel has tried to skirt any responsibility by saying this is a Troika decision. One must seriously ask, are those in the Troika just totally brain-dead? Their blackmail and economic war against Greece will be evidence to ensure that Britain leaves the EU. The ONLY thing that saved Britain was Maggie Thatcher’s effort to keep Britain out of the euro for she knew far too well where it would lead. The view in Poland is also now anti-euro. Any Brit who now does not vote to get out of the EU and the grips of the Troika is ignorant of world events and the political power play going on.
The EU leaders will not travel to Athens until after the referendum. Suddenly they realize that their powers are so off the wall that they dare not expose their own schemes. Hollande of France wants a resolution for he fears a Frexit is gaining momentum. Obama wants a resolution, fearing Greece will be forced into the arms of Russia, breaking down NATO.
Yet through all of this, there is no hope because those in power are clueless. The Troika refuses to solve the euro crisis because they only see their own self-interest and assume they can force their will upon all the people. The Troika is doing everything in their power to rig the Greek referendum to make it appear that the Greek people want Brussels. The Troika deliberately closed the banks to punish the people of Greece, and to show them what exiting the euro means. This appears to be their only way of diverting the crisis with orchestrating a fake “YES” vote to economic suicide. The Troika will attempt to rig the referendum as they did with the Scottish elections. So expect biased vote counting in favor of a “YES” vote to stay in the euro. As Stalin said, “Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.”
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