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Like Marathon, Thermopylae, Plateau and Mycale roughly 2,500 years ago, Western freedom again depends on Greece. Today Washington and its empire of European vassal states are playing the part of the Persian Empire, and belatedly the Greeks have formed a government, Syriza, that refuses to submit to the Washington Empire.

Few people understand that the fate of Western liberty, what remains of it, is at stake in the conflict, and, indeed, the fate of life on earth. Certainly the German government does not understand. Sigmar Gabriel, a German vice-chancellor, has declared the Greek government to be a threat to the European order. What he means by the “European order” is the right of the stronger countries to loot the weaker ones.

The “Greek crisis” is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.

The Greek government asked the collection of nations that comprise the “democratic” European Union for one week’s extension on the debt in order for the Greek people to give their approval or disapproval of the harsh terms being imposed on Greece by the EU commission, the EU Central Bank, and the IMF with Washington’s insistence.

The answer from Europe and the IMF and Washington was “NO.”

The Greek government was told that democracy doesn’t apply when creditors are determined to make Greek citizens pay for the creditors’ mistakes with reduced pensions, reduced health care, reduced education, reduced employment, and reduced social services. The position of the Empire is that the Greek people are responsible for the mistakes of their foreign creditors, and the Greek people must pay for their creditors’ mistakes, especially those mistakes enabled by Goldman Sachs.

As has been proven conclusively, the Empire’s claim is false. The austerity measures that have been imposed on Greece have driven down the economy by 27%, thus increasing the ratio of debt to GDP and worsening the financial situation of Greece. All austerity has accomplished is to drive the Greek people further into the ground, thus making debt repayment impossible.

The Empire rejected Greece’s democratic referendum next Sunday, because the Empire doesn’t believe in democracy. The Empire, like all empires, believes in subservience. Greece is not being subservient. Therefore, Greece must be punished. The Persians Darius and Xerxes had the same view as Washington and the EU. The Greek government is supposed to do what previous Greek governments have done, accept a pay-off and allow Greece to be looted.

Looting is the only way left for the Western financial system to make money. In pursuit of short-term profits, western corporations, encouraged and coerced by the financial sector, have moved offshore western industry, manufacturing, and professional skills such as information technology and software engineering. All that remains for the West are highly leveraged derivative bets and looting. Apple is an American corporation, but not a single Apple computer is made in the US.

ORDER IT NOW

The German, French, and Dutch governments together with Washington and the western financial system have come down in favor of looting. For a country to be looted, its people’s voice must be silenced. This is why the Germans and the EU object to the Greek government handing the ability to decide the future of Greece to the Greek people.

In other words, in the West today, the sovereignty of peoples and accountability of governments are inconsistent with the financial interests of the One Percent who control the financial and political order.

To conclude: If democracy can be destroyed in Greece, it can be destroyed throughout Europe.

The Greek people not only hold in their hands the fate of democracy in the West, but also the fate of life on earth. Washington’s mechanism for creating conflict with Russia is the EU and NATO. By violating agreements made by previous US governments, Washington has brought NATO to Russia’s borders and is currently deploying more troops, armaments, and missiles on Russia’s borders, all the while speaking aggressively toward Russia.

Russia has no alternative but to target these insensible military deployments. As military deployments rise and the irresponsible and totally inaccurate Western propaganda against Russia and Russia’s government escalate, war can launch itself.

Clearly Washington and its vassal states have eschewed diplomacy and instead use demonization and attempted coercion to force Russia to accede to the Empire’s will.

This reckless policy continues despite the many warnings from the Russian government to the West not to deliver ultimatums to Russia. As empires are characterized by arrogance and hubris, the Empire doesn’t hear the warnings.

Recently we have had from Washington’s stooge prime minister in London British threats against Russia, despite the fact that the UK can deliver no force against Russia and can be destroyed in a few minutes by Russia. This kind of insanity is what leads to war. The crazed British prime minister thinks he can call out Russia.

Washington is brewing armageddon. But Greece can save us. All the Greek people need to do is to support their government and insist that their government, the first in awhile to represent the interests of the Greek people, give the finger to the corrupt EU, default on the debt, and turn to Russia.

This would begin the unravelling of the EU and NATO and save the world from armageddon. Most likely, Italy and Spain would follow Greece out of the EU and NATO, as these countries also are targeted for merciless looting. The EU and NATO, Washington’s mechanism for creating conflict with Russia, would unravel. The world would be saved and would owe its salvation to the ability of the Greeks to realize what really is at stake. Just as they did at Marathon, Thermopylae, Plateau and Mycale

It is difficult to imagine another scenario that would save us from World War III. Pray that the Greeks understand the responsibility that is in their hands not merely for liberty but also for life on earth.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Dear author, you can twist reality only so much. The Greeks are currently learning this the hard way.

    • Replies: @Fran Macadam
  2. @Anonymous

    …and that is how they are educating the IMF about the consequence of odious loans offered to enable Wall Street and London’s leveraged buyout of national assets, in which a country pays to be taken over

    • Replies: @Wally
  3. Wally says: • Website
    @Fran Macadam

    If they want more of other peoples’ money, unproductive Greece deserves to be “taken over”.

    They have repeatedly proven to be incompetent, unable, unwilling to take responsibility for their absurd Marxist economy, for their own actions.

    They signed the deals, they repeatedly took money they did not earn.

    Marxists states have always failed, always will.

    Can’t wait to watch them sink in a laughable ocean of drachmas.

    Greeks deserve what they are about to receive.

    Pay the piper or stop the music. This charade has gone on long enough.

    • Replies: @Willem Hendrik
  4. Priss Factor [AKA "Priss Factory"] says:

    Greeks are corrupt and dishonest. It’s the Greek character. Greeks are like Gypsies with a nation.

    All the best ones left long time ago.

  5. JohnDough says:

    Good article! Iceland said no I believe. There in a country with a long history of democracy they actually weren’t subservient and did put some banksters in jail. They got the usual extortion and threats from the bankers but now their economy has rebounded unlike the EU and the US which incidentally has lots of debt too and lots of government workers!

    The IMF is like the Wizard of Oz. Bad things happen when their wishes are denied because they go on attack and kill mode economically and if that doesn’t do it they get the US military to come in to collect the bill or at least destroy the country. This is going on all over the world right now in various stages.

  6. bossel says:

    The usual delusional crap by PCR, quite funny, but else …

    “Marathon, Thermopylae, Plateau [sic!2x] and Mycale”
    Wow, you’re soooo educated. Too bad you don’t show it. Plateau? You’re not by any chance referring to the Battle of Plataea?

    “Western freedom again depends on Greece”
    Did you ask the slaves in “Greece” 2500 years ago? How far into Europe would the Persian empire have penetrated? Were people in the Persian empire less free than most of the “West” back then?

    ““European order” is the right of the stronger countries to loot the weaker ones”
    When I read stuff like this I really wonder whether idiocy gives you headaches…
    The EU is mostly made up of “weaker” countries & – gasp – in many (most?) decisions they have veto power.

    “thus making debt repayment impossible”
    But debt is not the issue. Didn’t you say so?

    “All that remains for the West are highly leveraged derivative bets and looting.”
    & yet, eg. Germany is one of the major exporting nations. But despite their export surplus they need to loot little poor Greece. Yeah, right…

    “This is why the Germans and the EU object to the Greek government handing the ability to decide the future of Greece to the Greek people.”
    If you would actually read the news instead of your little infowars bible you might have noticed that most European governments called the referendum legitimate, but obviously there is not much to negotiate until the Greek government asked their people.

    & your beloved Tsipras was not so keen on that referendum himself as it seems, since he said that if there were a new offer by the institutions he would call it off. The Greek government is simply playing Poker with the livelihoods of Greek citizens.

    “The Greek people not only hold in their hands the fate of democracy in the West, but also the fate of life on earth. ”
    Ah, religion… Must be interesting to be a believer.

    “This would begin the unravelling of the EU and NATO”
    Many people in the EU actually hope that Greece would leave. But sadly it won’t happen. Even if it were to happen, it more probably would stabilise the union & lead to some necessary reforms.

  7. @Wally

    Then again. When you lend to a drug addict, do not be surprised when more drugs is bought.

  8. You missed by a mile this time around PCR; the ‘troika’ played Tsipras and Varoufakis like the incompetent children they are:

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2015/07/01/greek-comedy/

    ^ The Little Engine That Couldn’t (part two)

  9. Yep, this article hits the target, so long as “democracy” means “living beyond your means and insisting that others pay for it.” Did I get that right?

  10. “the UK can deliver no force against Russia and can be destroyed in a few minutes by Russia”

    Steady on old chap, we do have nukes too you know.

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