Greece: 19 days of protest, rumours of Junta
June 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
Greek citizens have taken the streets in Athens for 19 consecutive days in protest against the austerity measures being implemented by the ruling Socialist party in order to guarantee the next ‘bailout’ money from the IMF/Euro zone. The austerity measures that have already been implemented have reduced the economic powers of the middle and lower classes of Greece. Retirement funds and holiday payments have already been eliminated, large portions of government-owned utilities have already been sold off for ridiculously low prices and more state-owned utilities are being targeted in order to raise funds to make a dent to the colossal debt accumulated over 35 years of family ruled governance.Despite the constant protests occurring the ruling Socialist government has said and done little in order to stem the growing anger from the thousands of individuals who attend with rumours saying that if things get out of hand the prime minister will take a tunnel which is underneath the Syntagma and simply disappear.]Think Argentina escapee style
The answer is simple and has already been stated in this blog countless of times. Greece must leave the Euro zone and re-establish the drachma. Only then will the country reach have freedom from the loan sharks from the IMF. However, it is troubling to see that there are rumours that another junta might be propped into Greece if things don’t go as planned (i.e the bailout money is voted in and more austerity measures are adopted). Whats more troubling are that these rumors are coming from the CIA. It is well-known that the United States has a long history of involving itself in the affairs of Greece and were responsible for the Junta that occurred in 1967. One can only hope that these rumours are false and that the Greece will finally become a free nation.