The Delphi Initiative of Greece issued yesterday the following statement under the title Tsipras – Kammenos Surrender Greece:
The Greek Left is a political force, the supporters of which gave heroic struggles in the past to defend democracy and national independence of Greece, thousands and thousands of them dying, sent into prison and exile or tortured.
It is the first time in Greek history that a political force and a politician, who refer in the Left and especially in the ‘radical’ Left, cosign the surrender of people sovereignty and national independence of Greece.
According to the revelations in today’s Greek newspaper ‘Agora’ (5.09.2015), “the new government of Greece will be under the strict supervision of Brussels” and the Dutch Commissar Maarten Verwey as leading the new Task Force “will actually write all the proposed legislation for all the sectors plans, from the income tax and the job market to the healthcare policy and the system of social care”. Verwey’s team will cooperate closely with Troika, will be able to assign reports to the IMF and will talk straight with the Prime Minister, as Juncker wants. The agreement that Tsipras and Kammenos signed and the parody of the national delegation validated, forces the “Greek Government” to claim the assistance of the work group until the end of September.
At almost the same time, on 2 September 2015, Ms. Zoi Konstantopoulou, the President of the recently dissolved Greek Parliament, addressed the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York. Ms. Zoi markedly referred this occasion also to the 70th Anniversary of the UN and the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII.
Her extraordinary speech is self-explanatory https://youtu.be/oiTvwZKyuoY.
This clearly indicates that the Greek Government, the Greek parties are fully aware of their rights, of the absolute and total illegality – even criminality of what is going on – and has been going on for the last 5 years.
So, why is Greece continuing on this path?
In the face of what is known in the Greek Parliament, in the Greek Government – the abject illegality of the Greek debt through coercion and blackmail, the unconstitutionality of the Greek Parliament to vote against the 62% will of the people – the overwhelming NO to austerity on 5 July 2015 – in the face of this, the Tsipras – Kammenos Surrender begs the question: Why does Greece accept this dehumanizing and humiliating Brussels – troika dictate? – There must be a reason behind it.
Is it fear?
On 24 August 2015, I wrote about “Breaking the Fear Factor” http://www.globalresearch.ca/breaking-the-fear-factor-opposing-war-financial-fraud-and-state-terrorism-dismantling-propaganda/5471172 , where I mentioned the case of Greece. In interviews across the country, it became overwhelmingly clear that the Greek have so far not acted up against the Tsipras treason, going against their NO-vote, because they are afraid of what may happen if the government disobeys the tyrannical orders of Brussels cum troika cum Washington. Greece hosts arguably Europe’s most strategically important NATO base. A socialist government is not tolerated by the neoliberal and war-thirsty NATO forces. Therefore ‘regime change’ is the name of the game – which could come in different forms.
The most obvious one is looking north to Ukraine, where false flagging and false propaganda has allowed Washington and their European vassals to stage a coup in February 2014, chasing the democratically elected President, Victor Yanukovych, into exile, replacing his government with a right wing Nazi government – and helping inciting a civil war, where the Kiev Nazi thugs are committing heinous atrocities in the eastern Ukraine Donbass region. Ever since then Russia, more specifically President Putin, is accused and blamed for the conflict and the bloodshed by the western lie-propaganda media. The people of Greece are aware of this. They are afraid, it might happen to them.
Another reason for their fear is an internal Washington instigated military coup, à la 21 April 1967 which led to a Greek military junta of 1967–74, commonly known as the Regime of the Colonels, very adeptly portrayed by Costa-Cavras 1969 movie “Z”. The seven year right-wing military dictatorship, continuously supported by the US to forestall Soviet influence in this strategically situated country – a vital NATO base since 1952 – inflicted enormous suffering and misery on the Greek people, with dead squads and people disappearing, akin to the Argentina Videla Government that came to power by another military coup instigated by Washington in March 1976 and lasted also 7 years, until December 1983.
Greece is afraid of internal civil unrest. The Greek civil war from 1946 to 1949 was the result of a struggle between the left who defeated the German-Italian occupation during WWII and the right which was supported by the UK and the US – as Greece was to become one of the first conflicts of the Cold War and a test case for Anglo-Saxon involvement in a foreign country. The civil war killed about 160,000 people and unsettled a million people, as temporary and permanent refugees. Death squads were of the order.
Seen in this context of past foreign incited atrocities, the Greek fear may be understandable; understandable even that Tsipras may be re-elected on 20 September – which would be an absolute disaster. – Understandable – but NOT justified, as fear can never be justified. Fear is the enemy Number ONE. It’s not the Brussels, Germany or the troika, it is fear – fear to resist. This fear leading to the scenario described under the Tsipras – Kammenos Surrender might lead to yet another Greek civil war – which is exactly what Washington / NATO may have in mind. Create chaos. Divide to conquer – and control – Greece another country on the way to Washington’s Full Spectrum Dominance. The same old game – and people fall ever again into the same trap.
Greek Unite! – Form one fearless front against Brussels, Washington and the troika – all those that want to break again Greece’s backbone, want to keep humiliate Greece for their own short – and long term goals. Greece has a sovereign right to decide its own destiny, a destiny of political sovereignty and financial autonomy. Greece’s debt is illegal and can be legally abrogated, cancelled. Exiting NATO is a sovereign right. France’s President de Gaulle decided in 1966 to withdraw French troops from NATO. He also warned his European partners and allies to do likewise as the Anglo-Saxon powers could not be trusted. They did not follow his advice. Today, many may realize that he was right. – After all – Greece is full of courageous people. Just follow Ms. Zoi Konstantopoulou’s lead. There are two weeks to organize and form solid solidarity alliances – and to vote with one solid voice for a Prime Minister who will truly represent the interests of the people.
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, 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