Greece is well and truly ensnared, the invisible hand of the bankers pulling political strings has never been more evident than of late and many wonder why the crowds don’t simply get on with the burning and the lynchings that must surely follow the latest economic debacle. Mud-slinging in preparation for financial takedown already anointed them PIIGS so the world is somewhat expectant of the worst to come.
Determination to divide and conquer the Greeks has been a particularly lucrative enterprise for the arms industry’s shareholders and one needn’t wonder why this chronic target has received so much bad publicity in the western press. When it was convenient, they’ve been lauded for their bravery and selflessness in the face of danger. Winning the first victory against the Axis Powers, Churchill said;
“If there had not been the virtue and courage of the Greeks, we do not know which the outcome of World War II would had been”.
So much for Pigs! In the collective memory, the second world war’s invasion by the Italians was not only repulsed, they were driven deep into Albania, forcing Mussolini to beg Hitler’s rescue in his misguided assault. Operation Barbarossa stalled and by the time the Wehrmacht reached their initial target, unforgiving Russian winter clobbered the Nazis long before the first shot was fired back in anger.
Hitler’s war chiefs had fully expected a rough time on their southeast flank and the propaganda of the time proposed an insane hypothesis that German’s were actually genetic Greeks with a claim against the contemporary ‘occupiers’ of the country. The German General Staff had a plan to coax Greece into an alliance after defeating the Russians but the bombastic Mussolini regarded the non-aggressive stance of his neighbours as easy pickings, until he learned better.
Pointing the Blitzkrieg south, the Germans carpet-bombed and slaughtered civilians indiscriminately. Their invasion of Crete met with resistance but not the sort they would have faced had the local men not volunteered en-masse to repel the invaders in the north of the country. Anyone who’s been to Crete can confirm to this day that the men of the 5th Division’s frustration at being so far from home where they were needed most could have happened a week ago.
They joined the partisan forces of ELAS and EAM, ultimately defeating the Nazi occupation force on the mainland. These were communist/nationalist backed groupings but nobody cared much about ideology as long as they were handing out ammunition. The politics remained to be sorted when the fighting was done but few could have imagined the greater enemy was then sunning himself in the safety of Cairo with the reposing royal family that had been imposed on Greece in the previous century and he looked the other way when Metaxas and his patriots were murdered.
There are opportunists and the there’s the Papandreou clan. George, the grandfather, was a man who broke moulds, a trailblazer to some but mostly a traitor to anyone with a desire for the Greek people’s self-determination. Proximity to power apparently whet his appetite to the point where he broke with sacred tradition by marrying the daughter of a rich Polish Jew, an open supporter of Turkey’s ambition against Greece.
This was a step too far for Orthodox Christians but it was kept from the public until he was fully enfranchised with the elite and “dug in like a tick” as they say in Texas. With the backing of British soldiers and the returning king, he fully supported the murder of hundreds in Athens as partisan forces were on the verge of completing their victory to take back the capitol for themselves. There is not a shadow of a doubt Papandreou’s installation to power came from the barrel of the gun alone.
Security brigades composed of former Nazi collaborators and monarchists were formed to root out the ‘communist menace’, mostly exhausted veterans who wanted nothing but to be left in peace. The country was destroyed, there was widespread famine due to the forced ‘war loan‘ exacted by the Nazis and the king wanted nothing less than absolute power, which eventually led to a bloody civil war. At every turn, the desire to enslave them became more and more insidious.
But even Stalin knew the Greeks didn’t give a fig which flag was flown as long as they could return to the peaceful side of their culture;
“The Russian people will always be grateful to the Greeks for delaying the German army long enough for winter to set in, thereby giving us the precious time we needed to prepare. We will never forget!”
That was enough to draw in America to fill the void left by the dying British Empire, with the Marshall Plan providing the velvet glove that hid the iron fist. Repression on the pretext of bringing democracy to the land that invented it and knew full well it could only deteriorate into a tyranny didn’t bother the puffed up victors. Americans made a mint out of Europe’s troubles and they found reliable partners at all levels of the Greek political class, new leaders entered the scene promising Hope and Change.
Most vocal and the one with the deepest pockets appeared to be Papandreou, then pretending to represent the common man, etc. Meddling in the Balkans took a new turn for the world powers vying to master the place nobody had ever managed to hold for a fortnight past their victory parade. Political distractions in Greece provided the backdrop to cover a looting spree that knew no bounds with the Papandreou scions at the head of the Aegean pig trough.
As long as common people could be suppressed at just above subsistence, political promises of good times to come were forestalled until Andreas Papandreou could successfully take the reins of power. Forming his own political party PASOK, (how could he afford it?) he shepherded Greece into all the usual globalist organisations encircling mankind and served as Prime Minister during the transformation period leading up to Goldman Sachs’ cooking the books for entry into the Euro under the tenure of PM Semitis.
Keeping the population off balance just long enough to fully implement the hidden agenda of the political class left little doubt among Greeks the Papandreou’s are fully paid-up members of the mysterious club of the few. Complaints were kept to themselves and they tried again and again at the ballot box to no avail, every politician seemed to be in on something nefarious and unlawful at the very least.
In a pretend argument about a referendum of the Lisbon Treaty, George Papandreou who’d served as Education Minister in charge of dumbing-down and de-Christianisation replaced Semitis as head of PASOK. The New Democracy Greek Neo-Con Party came to power and looked the other way as the country was flooded with illegal migrants, giving George a platform to reform as he promised Hope and Change when he was finally elected Prime Minister in 2009. The masters of deception have but one template and everyone, everywhere fell for it. But Greece has some very unique problems!
As far back as 1988, when US television reported that a former soviet country calling itself by the Greek name Macedonia was trying to air commercials advertising their fine beaches and waterfront, which Skopje doesn’t have, the attempt to split the country in half has been a reality. The Open Society Institute of George Soros fame went as far as to endorse the naming of their only airport Alexander the Great and suggested people shouldn’t be so upset. The BBC and mainstream media liked it!
Passions flared, hotel owners in Thessaloniki pointed out their hotels from the aerial shots and young men rushed forward and volunteered to cross the border to crush the pretenders. The sheer audacity of the lie was only rivalled by utter silence in certain political quarters. PASOK treated the matter as an intellectual property issue rather than infringement on the honour of the Greeks. The Soros connection and his NGO’s assistance with everything including textbooks to indoctrinate the children of Skopje in their manufactured past could only spell trouble in future, real bang bang trouble.
The Papandreou’s squaked a little and then played Greek heartstrings to perfection. Andreas had already assisted supposed politcal opponents with legislation to enlarge the civil service in future, far beyond the breaking point of the country’s budget. The free-lunch came from unknown sources but the beneficiaries were simply glad that Andreas was on side, sucker taxpayers were on the hook for the debt in the long run.
No matter which side of the political divide they’ve been on, the Papandreou minions kept their hands in the public kitty as a rule. With genuine military threats to the north and east, the only budget they couldn’t plunder was in the Defence Department. As calls from the ECB and IMF to pay up odious debt that’s not owed get louder, it looks as though they can finally wreck the one institution that’s so far been untouchable.
Should this actually come to pass, every sheep rustler in the Balkans will rush over the border to steal what they can in competition with the 3 million plus illegal migrants already in place to foment planned chaos. Quite clever but whose plan is it anyway?
It’s now alleged that on his first day in office, George the Younger pulled off the scam of the new century, it supposedly paid off 27 billion Euros to himself and his cronies. Accidents as we’ve pointed out ad nauseum do not happen in politics, especially the kind that invite a noose. Whether a careless functionary left a ‘t’ uncrossed or forgot to dot an ‘i’ is up for debate but devout Greeks believe it’s divine intervention. If things in Athens get any more surreal, that may turn out to be the only logical hypothesis but the sign says otherwise.
Today, the protester occupied Greek Ministry of Finance has a gigantic banner draped on it’s face that wasn’t printed up on somebody’s Lexmark at home, it was provided by unknown benefactors and looks as though it sat in a warehouse for quite some time before it’s use. A revived Communist Party has been putting on concerts and the trade unions call for general strikes but as yet, no one has crossed the threshold at Syntagma to drag out the politicians kicking and screaming all the way to the gallows.
The predetermined nature of the crisis enveloping Europe has led some intrepid Greeks to pose the 400 billion Euro question, asking whether any of George’s Polish cousins are employed at Goldman Sachs. So far it’s only verbal but they’re now validating the assertion that this crisis will only end when the last banker is strangled with the entrails of the last politician. In such a plausible eventuality, his name won’t be Papandreou because as quiet as it’s kept, George would be the first to swing!