Letter to Friends from The Delphi Initiative
"Sputnik". There are no words to express my sadness, anger and fury — and again sadness on the Greek Parliament's acceptance of the troika's abject, humiliating and outright nation-destructive YES vote — and an overwhelming yes-vote, that is.
Once upon a time — about 6 days ago — Greece was still the potential gateway to a new Europe, a Europe that could see in Greece how to regain sovereignty, autonomy and self-determination — and above all, democracy, the very wisdom Greece gave Europe 2500 years ago.
Not respecting the people's democratic and overwhelming NO to the troika-imposed austerity, Mr. Tsipras and his small isolated team of Syriza members went to Brussels accepting a 'package' much worse than the one the people rejected a week before. By signing a memorandum of agreement, he offered the vultures of Europe, Washington and Wall Street a sell-out of his country.
It is very possible that Tsipras and his team were threatened — a process so well described in John Perkins's "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man". These Washington cum troika bandits know no scruples. But — if there were threats — why did Alexis Tsipras not come out in the open and tell the world about them? That's what Chavez did, that's what Correa of Ecuador just did and many others before him. That would have been his best protective shield. — The question is — how far does integrity reach?— For a statesman and leader of a country it should be unlimited.
Greece, once a potential gateway for a new and again sovereign Europe, has made a U-turn, becoming a floodgate for the invasion of vultures from Washington and Brussels, the banksters and looters of Europe. The negotiations (sic) of PM Tsipras and his team last Sunday in Brussels were not only treason on the Greek people — but on Europe. It may mean the full colonization of Europe — and a repeat of a German brown wave — which in the 1930's everybody saw coming, but nobody dared say beep, let alone act in resistance.
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik News, the Voice of Russia / Ria Novosti, TeleSur, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion — An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed — fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution — Essays from the Resistance.
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