There are no leaders today, only puppets ... under pressure!
by system failure
It is quite amusing to see who are considered powerful leaders, especially in the European Union today. The German leadership appears to be in the front line of the European "leader barometer".
Well, what did the "powerful" German leaders achieved so far? First of all, they were dragged by the US, together with the rest of the European leaders, in a dirty war in Ukraine, going so far that they were forced to support neo-nazis. They have sacrificed European democratic values from the first moment, just to align with the US imperialism. It has been proved also that the "powerful" German leadership was under NSA surveillance for years.
These "powerful leaders" clearly failed to find a viable solution for the huge problem of migration of desperate people who try to escape from war zones. The explosive migration problem brings increasingly internal conflicts inside the EU, as each country tries to "throw away" these people from its territory. No solidarity, no sensitivity for human suffering, no will to sit down and find a real solution for both these poor people and Europe as a whole.
But the most remarkable "achievement" of these "powerful leaders" is the "wonderful world" of their financial dictatorship, called eurozone. For five years they destroyed Greece through failed policies with the help of the IMF mafia and they insist now on the same catastrophic policies! It is too obvious.
We know that these "powerful leaders" are trying to protect the interests of banksters and lobbyists, but really, why they insist so much on the same catastrophic policies? Why Mr. Schäuble wants so desperately to punish Greece? Why does he risk so much to blow up the eurozone?
The answer is that poor Mr. Schäuble, who recently surpassed Mrs. Merkel in popularity in Germany, is under extreme pressure, mostly by the German capital, to "restructure" the eurozone through the Greek experiment. The German oligarchy is now in a cruel competition mostly with the US companies to hyper-automate production. It sends continuous signals that human labor will be unnecessary for its big companies and presses the German leadership to finish the experiment in Greece.
Poor Mr. Schäuble must give "earth and water" to the German oligarchs. He must organize a new Treuhand for the whole Europe to sell-off public property, he must completely dissolve labor rights, bring down pensions and wages, destroy the social state. He must end quickly with Greece and pass all the "Greek achievements" to the whole eurozone.
Europeans should also start to get used to unemployment rates of more than 30%, according to the Greek experiment. When these measures reach Germany, Mr. Schäuble will have the perfect excuse for the angry Germans: blame the Greeks and the European south because they refused to take "reforms" early, it's their fault.
This whole scenario explains why Greece's creditors insist to destroy Greece, knowing that they will never take their money back, as they systematically destroy the economy. Now you know. They don't care at all. They can print as much money as they want and give them to the banking parasites who control the Brussels-Berlin axis.
So, as you see now, poor Mr. Schäuble is very far from being considered a "powerful leader". Not only he is a puppet, but he is a puppet under pressure. He must do the work quickly for the oligarchs, persuading European people that the definite "restructure" of the eurozone into a totalitarian financial dictatorship is inevitable. Very tough job indeed, especially after the recent developments in the negotiations with Greece that ended in a clear blackmail.