One of the greatest politicians in modern Greek history predicted Greece's destruction more than 20 years ago
Greece was the easy victim for the global neoliberal dictatorship to impose catastrophic measures in favor of the plutocracy. The Greek experiment enters its seventh year and the plan is to be used as a model for the whole eurozone. Greece has become also the model for the looting of public property, as happened in the past with the East Germany and the Treuhand Operation after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
While Greece was the major victim of an economic war, Germany used its economic power and control of the European Central Bank to impose unprecedented austerity, sado-monetarism and neoliberal destruction through silent financial coups in Ireland, Italy and Cyprus. The Greek political establishment collapsed with the rise of SYRIZA in power, and the ECB was forced to proceed in an open financial coup against Greece when the current PM, Alexis Tsipras, decided to conduct a referendum on the catastrophic measures imposed by the ECB, IMF and the European Commission, through which the Greek people clearly rejected these measures, despite the propaganda of terror inside and outside Greece. Due to the direct threat from Mario Draghi and the ECB, who actually threatened to cut liquidity sinking Greece into a financial chaos, Tsipras finally forced to retreat, signing another catastrophic memorandum.
Through similar financial and political pressure, the Brussels bureaufascists and the German sado-monetarists along with the IMF economic hitmen, imposed neoliberal disaster to other eurozone countries like Portugal, Spain etc. It is remarkable that even the second eurozone economy, France, rushed to impose anti-labor measures midst terrorist attacks, succumbing to a - pre-designed by the elites - neo-Feudalism, under the 'Socialist' François Hollande, despite the intense protests in many French cities.
One of the greatest politicians in modern Greek history, Andreas Papandreou, in an interview to the Greek public broadcaster in 1989, predicted with impressive accuracy how neoliberalism will destroy Greece.
The tragic irony is that in 2010, his son and PM of Greece at that time, George Papandreou, invited the IMF mafia to "rescue" Greece from the financial crisis. But the IMF is nothing more than the Trojan Horse of the neoliberal priesthood which possess the technical knowledge to destroy national economies, so actually did the dirty job on behalf of Brussels-Berlin directorate.
Here is what Andreas Papandreou said in 1989:
In case that we have a neoliberal solution in Greece towards 1992 and afterwards, the Greek economy will really suffer an extremely brutal attack from giants. We will surrender whether we like it or not to foreign interests and Greece will become the hotel of Europe in case that the laws of the market will exclusively prevail ... These are crucial moments.
In the European Summit held in Cannes in 1995, Andreas Papandreou described the undemocratic nature of the directorate:
I want to say that, indeed, I saw the directorate functioning because while many colleagues, PMs were telling me privately in the corridor that I was right, no one has spoken to cover my positions.
What is the United Europe? Who governs it? What is our role for us, as national governments? These are basic questions.
I find that we go to a kind of shrinking of national power, but not on the altar of a collective democratic process. On the altar of crises and interests ... I won't reveal names, who have spoken and what they said. But I tell you that there is a clear plan for the elimination of national governments which will not be able to play a significant role democratically, but they will subjected to the directions given by the directorate ...