The Hidden Threat of this Greek Situation
from The Wealth Watchman
Me, Oh My!
And just like that: the geopolitical tornado sweeping Europe, just turned into a monstrous, F4 funnel!
Just when you thought, “gee, things couldn’t get much worse for the Eurozone,”……ole Zeus throws down a few streaks of lightning from his padded loft on Olympus, just to shake things up! As I wrote about several weeks ago, the snap-election in Greece was bound to be a barn-burner, and boy, but those Greeks sure delivered!
Not only did the talk of “peaking too soon” not occur for the Euro-nightmare party, “Syriza”, but the opposite turned out to be true, as their leadership rode the Hellespont’s wave of anger and discontent, to coast to a handy victory. In fact, they managed to mobilize the vote in adequate droves that will be sure to have every nervous banker from Syracuse to London, from Warsaw to Dublin, heavily biting on every last one of these:
Ack! No, no, I didn’t mean that kind of…..well, hmm, actually brothers, many banksters may actually consider biting quite a few of those kinds of nails too, before this is done! I mean, geez, we’re waaaaay past the fingernail-biting stage…that was soooo 2012!
This election spells absolute disaster for the banking and political establishment in Brussels. For the avowed, banking technocrats, like Mr. Van Rumpoy, Jose Barroso, and Mario Draghi, the fear and loathing is only just beginning.
But, please don’t just take my word for it! Let’s meet the fresh, new face, who’ll be sitting smack dab, in the middle of Syntagma Square, and hear the kind of things already being promised by the newly-elected government of Greece, shall we?
Meet Syriza’s Figurehead
This is Mr. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the “hard-left coalition’s” Syriza party, not to mention, the brand new Prime Minister of Greece, and all at 40 years of age! Mr. Tsipras is a busy bee these days.
Ever since his younger years, when he joined the Young Communist Society in the late 1980’s, he’s dreamed of this day.
Oh, and I know what you’re thinking brothers:
“Huh, communism, really? Hasn’t that completely been debunked after every major power who’s tried it, basically turned into a 3rd world country? At least, economically?”
You’d think that by now, wouldn’t you? What with old Maduro-run Venezuela being the latest failure, (needing his own Chinese-flavored bail-out)…but I assure you, that this man is the genuine, communist article. I mean come on, when you’ve gone and named a son after Che Guevara, you know that the guy probably means what he’s saying.
His favorite leisurely activities nowadays include: soccer, summoning fiery infernos upon the Troika’s hopes and dreams for a Europe which is of, by, and for the bankers, and just plain giving Chancellor Angela Merkel as many ulcers as possible!
As for the last one, let me assure you, he’s off to a running start. He promised that his campaign’s victory spells the end of “the vicious cycle of austerity for Europe”. He said that their win meant a “victory over the Troika”, and that he means to “end the bail-out agreements”, if the entire thing can’t be renegotiated on terms that are much more favorable to Greece.
“Well, Watchman, that may be his own blunt brand of politics, but I’m sure he’s just a reasonable fellow, who’s just saying what he needs to in order to win over the austerity-beaten Greek populace.”
It’s not just his brand of politics, friend. This is the Syriza brand of politics. Just read these following quotes from his finance minister, one Mr. Varoufakis:
So I say this clearly: “Death is preferable. “The real deficit in Greece, it is a dignity deficit. It is because of this lack of dignity that we have accepted stupid measures and this has fueled a vicious cycle of indignity which itself maintains discontent, fear and resentment. All this is not good. We must regain our dignity, spirit, October 28, 1940 made us say “no” to the ultimatum of Mussolini’s Italy. At this time, we do not have the means to say “no” and yet we did. (Note: 28 October 1940, the Greek dictator Metaxas refused by a “no”…to the Italian ultimatum. In the war that followed, the Greeks pushed the Italian army. ). We must recapture the spirit of 28 October.”
Clearly, these folks are just a fluffy bunch of “go along to get alongs”!
This man’s aim isn’t just to “destroy the Greek oligarchic system”, but to undo the present financial balance of power in “Greater Europe”.
Just check out the leader of “Podemos”, the Spanish answer to Syriza, who is now trying to ride the coattails of Tsipras, and aiming to either renegotiate or default on Spain’s Troika arrangements as well!
“Well, Watchman, it could be worse for Brussels! I mean, after all the votes were tallied, it appears that Syriza’s margin of victory, though large, was just a smidgen under what was needed to secure an outright majority, right?”
Wrong. Abandon hope, ye Troika who enter here!
For just several minutes ago, this news came across the wire:
“Syriza forms a governing coalition, with the party, “Independent Greeks”, the populist-Right party.”
Who are the “Independent Greeks”? Just think of the Independent Greeks, as the Mediterranean answer to Nigel Farage’s UKIP! I’m sure you’ll recall how thrilled Mr. Farage has been toward the bailouts and the Troika itself. The Independent Greeks’ 13 seats, tallied with the 149 seats of Syriza will work out to a clear majority, and pave the way for Mr. Tsipras to climb those Syntagma steps, and get crackin’!
Mr. Tsipras has wasted no time, either! Folks are literally shocked at how quickly Tsipras has been able to cobble together a coalition with others, on a piecemeal basis, as he’s shrewdly moved to find key issues that he could come together with each party on. He’s able to wheel and deal, and get the ball rolling. This man’s first test as a mover and shaker, has been passed with flying colors.