After the military pressure on Russia, an economic one, through the Ruble and oil price fall
Direct EU interventions in Greece
Greece-Russia: Different cases in a ringer of attacks
by Thanasis Krousos
At the same time that Greece accepts a new round of attacks and direct intervention against the Left mostly by the EU and especially the German imperialism, Russia, probably not accidentally, accepts a big military and economic Western pressure, mostly by the US imperialism.
The West, and specifically the US-NATO imperialism, assisted by the EU, designs for months the direct fall of the international oil price, which has been reduced by 40% during the last six months!
The main target of these designs is to hit heavily the Russian economy, as being key exporter of hydrocarbons, facing the danger of a great recession in 2015 in case that the oil price remains at current low levels. On the other hand, Ruble falls dramatically, despite the significant rise of the key rate by the Russian central bank on Tuesday, from 10.5% to 17%!.
The dominant "circles" in the US and the West believe that the combination of military (Ukraine, etc.) and economic pressure on Russia will be transferred to the political field and will be transformed to a political instability of the Russian scenery.
The Western "hawks" seek a Western-friendly shift of Yeltsin type for the political power in Russia, or, some kind of a political chaos which will allow the West to dominate in the Eurasian zone.
Despite that the cases of Greece and Russia are totally different, and not only due to unequal "weight" of each country, there are some, not so distant and detached, analogies.
A first analogy is that Greece must remain, by any means, a "guinea pig" of social dissolution in the German sphere of economic influence and its political-military satellization around the American-Israeli axis must be enhanced. Russia must retire from asserting an autonomous role and power, and move to a role of a downgraded partner of the American-EU dominant bloc globally.
The attack of the American-EU imperialism on Greece, Russia, European South, East Europe and the Middle East and Central Asia, does not basically represents an exhibition of power, but mostly, an indication of panic and weakness. The German Europe continuously wobbles and retreats, while the US are losing fast political and economic ground against the new international correlations and the "new" global and peripheral map being shaped.
Under this frame, Greece should re-examine its role and position.
Developments in both European South and East Europe, East Mediterranean and Middle East, show that Greece immediately needs to change not only its economic orientation, but also its orientation concerning its foreign policy.