by system failure
After yesterday's eurogroup parody, further evidence of the real role of the Brussels eurocrats has been revealed. The eurocrat banking puppets behaved to the Greek government officials like they were childs, trying to trap them through cheap tricks.
As the Greek FinMin, Yanis Varoufakis, stated, he was ready to sign an intermediate proposal, but the eurocrats finally decided to change the content going back to their initial position, demanding from Greece to continue Troika's catastrophic measures. A summary of the draft, also published here, was based on a 4-month intermediate period during which both sides could reach an acceptable agreement.
Indeed, Paul Mason revealed through his twitter account an updated draft closer to the Greek positions, presumably proposed by Pierre Moscovici, which Varoufakis was ready to sign to surpass the dead end in negotiations. A characteristic part of the draft leaves no doubt that the Greek government could "breathe" gaining some time: “The above forms a basis for an extension of the current loan agreement, which could take the form of a [four-month] intermediate program, as a transitional stage to a new contract for growth for Greece, that will be deliberated and concluded during this period.” (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2015/02/updated-draft-revealed-by-paul-mason.html)
However, the strong Brussels-Frankfurt axis prevailed and demanded from the Greek government to request the extension of the current catastrophic program. In other words, the axis demanded from Greece to declare submission to the banking-corporate lobbies that demand the completion of the Greek experiment.
Why do they insist in such a hard line against Greece? We can guess at least two basic reasons:
First, the axis fears a potential domino of Leftist and anti-neoliberal powers in Europe starting from Spain, where Podemos precedes in all recent polls. This explains the stance of the Spanish PM, Mariano Rajoy, who is fully aligned with the German hard position against Greece. Let's not forget that he was the one who rushed to visit the former Greek PM, Antonis Samaras, in Athens, in order to express his support prior to the Greek elections, when all the polls were giving a win to Alexis Tsipras and his party, SYRIZA. (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2015/01/banksters-and-lobbyists-unite-their.html)
Second, the axis is not willing to give Greece time to prepare better for a Grexit. Even a short four-month period would give the chance to the Greek government to make the appropriate arrangements in order to return to national currency if necessary. This would give another card to play in case that the eurocrats would insist to the blackmail tactic, as usual.
Now you know. The eurocrat puppets don't really care about the humanitarian crisis in Greece. They don't care about the suicides, the devastated lives, the unemployment, the collapsed welfare state. They don't care about the improvement of the economy. They don't care at all.
All they care about is the sell-out of public property to their masters. All they care about is to complete the brutal, neoliberal experiment in Greece at any cost. The new government and the Greek people resist, and they don't like it at all because eventually the Greeks may become an example for all the European people.