NEO – Greece can lead the way to Europe’s freedom

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by Phil Butler,  … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

[ Editor’s Note: Phil has a chilling piece for us today, currently number three at NEO. I chose this for today as Greece has fallen off the radar in the West, the US particularly, so one assumes things are ok. Not!

Phil describes how austerity is devouring the country, as it was intended to do. If you read between the lines, you will see a new NATO, a subversive one that can create destabilization as a ruse for interceding in a particular country.

And to deflect any backlash from this, they have brought the Madison Avenue advertising wordsmiths to do their magic. They devised removing the “intervention” term and replacing it with something more user-friendly.

Would you believe “Stability Policing”? Phil doesn’t do satire as many of us sometimes do here at VT, so I knew he was not kidding.

So what we have now is the banksters can take countries down by burying them in debt, thus making then ripe candidates not only for asset fire sales, but also for creating “unstable” conditions for the NATO police to come in to make sure any opposition can be snuffed out under a “police action”.

Isn’t that special? You just can’t make this stuff up. Phil hasn’t, and neither did the Greeks. Our prayers will be with them Jim W. Dean ]

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The Greeks fought a good fight, but went under the yoke anyway

 – First published … February 19, 2018

Last week a few hundred thousand Greeks raised their fists in protest in the streets of Thessaloniki. That protest, and an even larger one in that followed in front of Greece’s parliament in Athens tell us EU imposed austerity has gone too far.

These protests were ostensibly opposition to a compromise on the part of the Greek government regarding the Macedonia name dispute.

However, the reality is both foreboding and promising at the tame time. This report should astound most readers with the level of financial, military, and intellectual terrorism being exacted on a noble people.

The Real Terror – Betrayals

No one can see a brighter future for Greece at this time

In a previous report for NEO I outlined how Macedonia (FYROM) seems doomed to become just another NATO satrap, another missile launch site in the new Cold War of Washington.

NATO wants the former Yugoslav republic to get a name change before the generals start picking spots for bases. Meanwhile, in Greece the people are years past fed up with being sold out at ever turn by the radical left SYRIZA led government.

This, after Prime Minister Tsipras’ coalition government ignored the 2015 protests and went ahead with crippling austerity measures imposed by the Germans, the EU, and the IMF, leaves even the most liberal Greeks wobbling to the right.

Reports from Thessaloniki suggest the Macedonia “name thing” is really a secondary consideration for most protesters. The hint of upheaval comes as Greeks face numerous other difficulties in the midst of an economic crisis that has been ongoing since 2010.

Speakers at the rallies, and many participants as well, spoke out against austerity, forced home foreclosures and seizures, privatizations, and a host of other policies that the current government promised to oppose. Or in other words, broken promises and outright lies from SYRIZA.

Greeks are nothing, if not survivors

As further evidence of a shift, Sunday’s rally in Athens featured Greek composer and cultural icon Mikis Theodorakis, who has been widely associated with the Greek left.

Michael Nevradakis over at MintPress News explains the hard truths of a SYRIZA led government adored by the IMF and Germany, and one now testing the resolve of the Greek people. His analysis of the whole Greek debt affair matches my own.

This economic downfall seems orchestrated, rather than some quirk of Wall Street economic conditions. Greece is “for sale” basically, and the banking pirates seem to care less how many Greeks rise up in protest.

And this is a dangerous miscalculation. Almost every Greek I talk to here on Crete now realizes, that barring some truly radical change, Greece will in no way be able to absolve itself of austerity and international financial oversight for the foreseeable future.

The sellouts of the SYRIZA-led Greek government are busy basking in the fake-glory of a supposed economic “success story” and Greece’s supposed exit from loan agreements with lenders. However, the sale of Greek assets to foreign entities, pension disasters, and the crippling taxation that every Greek shop owner faces will not go away anytime soon.

The people are already crushed, with only Greek attitude and pride propping them up. This is the reality. Nevradakis’ story is spot on, revealing the “fire sale” and robbery going on at the expense of Greeks where a recent bond sale and astounding interest rate went unmentioned by mainstream western media:

“…the bond yield (interest rate) of 4.625 percent was not only much higher than that of other crisis-hit countries in Europe, but higher than or comparable to that of such economic superpowers as Vietnam and Botswana.”

The Hidden Junta

Let us hope that the sun has not set on the future of Greece

Botswana indeed, the Greek people are being treated with utter contempt in my view. Please read this watered-down Reuters report on a recent bill that allows the government to seize people’s assets overdue loans and arrears to the state, for restructuring family benefits, and for making it harder to protest.

In this case the Tsipras government sold out the Greek people for €6.5 billion euros in bailout loans in the final bailout from euro zone finance ministers. If we examine the history of Greece’s bailout woes a couple of things become blatantly obvious.

First, the failures of the Greek leadership at every level stand out as the cause of the country’s woes – and things seem to be getting worse instead of better. As an example, a 2016 Transparency International’s annual report showed that Greece 69th among 176 countries in combating corruption, down 11 spots from 2015. Despite what Brit and German newspapers tell us, the problem is not Greek shopkeepers and tube riders skirting taxes that is the problem.

The “westernized” stories of Greece’s circular tax problems leave off the fact U.S., German, and UK citizens “tweak” their civic obligations as well. Everybody in Central Europe wants to lay the blame for Greek problems on the little guy – when the rich predators of Europe have always been the problem.

This Tufts University (PDF) paper tells us of a corruption hamster wheel, but the author does not moderate with comparatives. A 2011 book by Jason Manolopoulos entitled; “Greece’s ‘Odious’ Debt: The Looting of the Hellenic Republic by the Euro, the Political Elite and the Investment Community,” frames the real picture.

Where is the Oracle of Delphi when you need one?

The portrait is a familiar one – a ravaging system of investment wolves who have commoditized money and debt. Bleeding Greeks are now the equivalent of bovine herd milked until dry by the financial wizards. The aforementioned author calls this aspect “an orgy of leverage” – which is exactly what we all face today.

Secondly, the history of Greece’s economy since 1960 holds many clues as to how and why Greeks suffer so now. Without a complete history lesson since the so-called “Regime of the Colonels” from 1967-1974, any Greek citizen from those times can relate the relative prosperity of the early 70s as compared to today.

I mention this junta for good reason, as the role of NATO in all things European plays a crucial role very few even take note of today. I’ll leave off discussing the roles of Britain’s Winston Churchill and America’s CIA in fiddling with Greece politics. However, it’s vital for readers to understand how Cold War anti-communist doctrine wreaked havoc on almost all of Europe.

When U.S. President Lyndon Johnson’s administration gave aid to the junta, U.S. critics of the coup included then-Senator Lee Metcalf was critical of America providing “military regime of collaborators and Nazi sympathizers.” The deplorable legacy left Greeks by U.S. interventionism will never be fully understood, but the role of NATO as an occupying force on society is my point here.

Uprising, civic dissent, and how the EU became a perfunctory police state are not issues you’ll hear debated in the EU parliament, now are they? And what if the mission of NATO is less about defending against a common European external enemy like Russia, and more about a liberal world order police action?

This policy document from NATO tells us the real reason behind Greece’s NATO ascension, and the coming integration of the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). And I quote:

“The need for the NATO to be endowed with a military capability of civil police clearly emerged during the SFOR operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

Europe Held Hostage

Stability Policing (SP), as NATO terms interventionism, is the deterrent and the method of mediating undesirable change in all of Europe, and nowhere is this a more critical deterrent than in Greece and on the borders of eastern Europe.

Reading these documents I am reminded of SS and Gestapo missions in occupied countries during WWII. And for those readers who believe I am delving into conspiracy theories, please read from the most recent NATO summit in Romania.

“Several efforts are underway to help meet the law enforcement gap at the international level. The UN, the OSCE, the EU are all working in various ways to generate the capacity to deploy units of civilian police on short notice.”

Finally, we must factor all the coercive elements which have been exacted on all Europeans since the height of the Cold War. The “indoctrination” of soldiers and citizens from Poland around the frontiers of Russia to Turkey and Greece cannot be understated.

Generations have now been brainwashed and subliminally warned not to buck the NATO narrative or brotherhood. Imagine the effect of Greece’s youth having served alongside NATO brothers – the influence on the geo-political situation cannot even be measured.

The NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence is situated in Vicenza, Italy – and it’s crazy for me that the organization’s Facebook pages are not even mentioned alongside the social network’s evidence against Vladimir Putin’s Russia trolls.

Scan these NATO pages and discover a diabolically subversive mission to convert an Italian officer/dad, or a Romanian gendarme into a loyal storm trooper. Yes, I am serious.

Soros has been interfering in elections for some time

In the end it’s easy to see the bigger game of hegemony operating to control Europe. Factor in one or two of my past articles about billionaire George Soros and his subversive NGO Open Society Foundation.

Take hold of the fact European academic institutions and media have been manipulated and converted for decades. And understand that the level of mismanagement and corruption from Portugal around to Ukraine is the real elephant in the Europe room. We must recognize that these systems are desirable for the lending elites too.

Imagine a Greece that is fixed and out of debt! Where is the financial win in that for a predatory Frankfurt or Luxembourg banker? I am hopeful that the average citizen here in Greece, in Romania, and all across Europe might come to recognize the real terror in this world.

That day will be telling, it is sure. But the day after will be promising indeed. Greece can start by getting her policymakers under control, and then controlling the outside interference. This is my view.

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Phil Butler has hit one out of the park with this latest report. Thanks to Jim Dean for reprinting this one.
    The Greek people are resilient and may very well carry the day. I can see Plato rolling in his grave. Maybe it’s time to dust off my copy of Plato’s Republic.
    Remember the Three Hundred.

  2. “you will see a new NATO, a subversive one that can create destabilization as a ruse for interceding in a particular country.” This statement will also apply to Syria as it did to Libya. Nato is planning a counter move to Russia in Syria with a coalition of Arab puppets. The only thing that is missing is the Sunni majority’s refusal to be under the leadership of the exposed crypto Jew Saud Family. Every win for the Bank contains the seed of its defeat. I hope Greece can look at Iceland’s brave response to the attempted looting of their country. Did you notice the media’s silence? The BIS wanted it kept quiet.

    • It is obvious NATO is nothing more than an armed thug for the EU/NWO.
      Some are now in Chicago.
      How soon before Americans have to take up arms against NATO in their own backyards?

    • Those crypto Jew families in GCC S.Arabia are allied with the crypto Jew al-Sisi, who in time will turn on Moscow.

  3. Thanks for re-posting this, Jim. I read some time ago—can’t remember where—that Greece is lined up for destruction in its present, democratic form as a proud, European ‘nation’. At least, according to the Overlords’ agenda, it is. The reason is to remove a functioning state which has heretofore been doing a reasonable job of guarding the vulnerable, south eastern gateway to Europe. Anyone who’s visited Greece or knows the Greeks will attest to this function. They have managed this in spite of massive national/international corruption and organised crime seeping throughout their official ranks. What Phil writes does not surprise; if Greece falls then Europe will face mortal danger from…well, I think Gordon and co. have made that part clear. Even more danger than she is in now if that’s even possible.
    I think if every, single Greek went out and protested, it still wouldn’t make a difference—The plan is to sink Her using any excuse: monetary collapse, bankruptcy, invaders from Mars (or another dimension?), or what-ever, with corrupt, traitorous, compromised ‘scum gentry’ at the top facilitating this every step of the way. As is happening in most other countries.
    I say: Go Greece! Hold fast as best you can. Don’t go down without a fight, because others are too powerless to help you. Time will tell.

  4. Great to have you back Phil Butler. The War on fortress Europe that has been raging for more than a century has made inroads in the US at least since the end of 1913. Truly Greece can be a people who are capable of casting of the shackles giving the other European nations a blue print to go by. As an aside Edgar Cayce saw Russia as saving humanity, for what that might imply if anything. The world is seeing the Robber Barons as the epicenter of it’s woes and arrested society.

    • I didn’t know that about Russia and that Cayce ‘prediction’, thanks for that. If they managed to cast off the yoke of (((international finance)))—even though they were almost buried as (((local))) oligarchs divided the financial wealth of the country in the process (have you seen those yachts??), and tried, basically, to lock up and kill them all only a few decades previous to that—then this could well happen. It’s just that Putin mystery that others have alluded to. Lowly intel officer to emperor of Russia (well, practically!) in a few decades? I’m wary. But given that the doping scandal is heating up in Korea, again (f***ing curlers??? Really??? as if they’d chance doping up given the recent allegations!), it seems that somebody’s trying to embarrass the Russians again. (Maybe just ‘cos they kicked ice-hockey ass? We all know how the playground bully acts: he doesn’t like to get beat. But I suspect something bigger is afoot. Maybe Putin and co. are stepping on the right toes, after all; we’ll see.

  5. It is quite telling of to what degree we slave/surf descendants around the world have been programmed to obey or accept through our passivity what ever punishments and miseries our respective leaderships force upon us.

    As in the Albanian winter campaign of 1940 against Italy when Athens opened up the mobilization depots and, who with the help of peasants who armed (and shoed!) themselves with what ever they could find, managed to chase the fascists away 50km deep in to heavily mountainous southern Albania.

    Metaxa who ruled Hellas and who actually looked up to Mussolini, and who most likely was a Kabbalist/Freemason just like him, was shocked that the Greeks had given the Axis their first defeat. So Metaxa demobilized the people despite the Nazis fighting in northern Yugoslavia at the time.

    Five months later the Germans were on the border and demanded the capitulation of Hellas and again Metaxa said “NO” to save the face of the Hellenic armed forces, just like he done against the Italians. But this time he never mobilized the people… while the masses remained passive.

    Twenty one days later they were in Athens. Before that the Hellenic Army had capitulated because they were about to be “surrounded” when they couldn’t uphold the Metaxa Line. The official narrative claims this was inevitable, but would Alex the Great have surrendered? Or split up in smaller task forces? Did the Germans surrender equally first thing because of risking some “line” being transgressed?

    • Communists, Anarchists and peasants did just that, form small partizan units (ELAS) that by early 1945 had grown 144.500 strong, and We won the war, only to be back stabbed by the (EAM) Communist party leader Zachariades (read Zucherberg – for the “Devil would come as a mountain of sugar” – who are as Jewish as the Talmud is the book of the righteous) who signed the British imposed Varkitza Agreement that demilitarized ELAS.

      They could have defeated the remaining Nazi collaborators in Athens with a sneeze, who turned to the British and since then Hellas has spent 2,8-4,0% of GDP (since the 80’s and way more in the decades before that) in defense against another NATO country (Turkey), amassing its national debt.

      It’s remarkable how humans obey various chosen or imposed leaderships only to be bitten with poison; some “support the troops”; some in the name of “professionalism” who won’t disclose classified info and thus reproduce hell on earth. Serfs killing serfs in the name of “work morals” – like Eichmann.

  6. This is a cancer that is being replicated right here in the good old USA. Debt, unsound currency, derivatives that will evaporate investments; and everything wrong will be blamed on the citizenry when it all unravells. Remember, this is planned and orchestrated to bring about the one world currency and total controll by the NWO.

    • Yep, a mini Greece happened in the states { and beyond} in 08 and is still reverberating. The next one in the US will be a Maxi Greece because the Americans are still – out to lunch- and haven’t dealt with the 08 one – yet. Russia is playing both sides of the street but mostly on their terms. It’s readying itself for the next maxi Greece . The NWO also likes Olympic sports wars – it rounds out its – Portfolio. Spacibo HH

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