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Soros funded Tsipras’ trip to US

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2015

Soros Funded Tsipras’ Trip To US Says German Mag


February, 2013

See also: Ta Nea Demands Explanations From Tsipras’ Connection To Soros

George Soros’ think tank INET apparently sponsored Alexis Tsipras’ trip to the US. According to an articlein the German Wirtschaftswoche magazine. The article, basically wanted to analyze Soros’ frenzy to bring down the Euro, and while doing so, it revealed how this multi-billionaire is connected with the SYRIZA party. The article, which is signed by Florian Zerfamp, Angela Chenersntorf and Dieter Snaas, (phonetic spelling) was actually published on Valentine’s Day in Germany, but was only re-published in Greek in the “Ta Nea” newspaper on Saturday. It speaks openly about a very prominent US investor and his relationship with SYRIZA, while there is also mention of Tsipras’ trip to the United States. The icing on the cake, however, is near the end, since the article leaves it to be understood that Soros is using SYRIZA to get to Germany!

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Greece triggers the global crisis

Posted by seumasach on July 7, 2015

Cailean Bochanan

7th July, 2015

Coming at the end of a week in which the Greek people overwhelmingly reasserted their desire to remain in the Eurozone, the “No” vote can only be a result of Tsipras’ ability to convince them that their position in the Eurozone is safe, whatever happens. That now looks like a very shaky assumption and, I expect,  a brazen deception on Tspras’ part. It is particularly pertinent  to recall, at this point, that it was German Finance Minister, Schauble himself, who first proposed a referendum on proposals for Greece back in May and that this same Schauble had been arguing for Greek withdrawal from the euro in the face of the position of Angela Merkel. Merkel now looks on the way out if the latest take down on her by Spiegel is anything to go by. Could it be that, after a murky and convoluted process that has left everyone perplexed, Schauble has won?

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Wake-up call

Posted by seumasach on July 7, 2015


7th July, 2015

We are dangerously close to a huge disaster and yet we still appear oblivious to what is happening, living on an entirely different planet to the rest of Europe.

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Russia rules out excluding Greece from anti-EU food ban

Posted by seumasach on July 6, 2015

Russia Rules Out Excluding Greece From Anti-EU Food Ban in Case of Grexit

Sputnik News

6th July, 2015

The possible exit of Greece from the Eurozone will not result in Russia lifting the food import embargo from Athens, Russia’s First Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Likhachev said on Monday.

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Greek debt deal jeopardized by leftist anxiety in Athens

Posted by seumasach on June 25, 2015

Now is the moment when the failure of the left to develop clear objectives makes them part of the problem rather than part of the solution. The alternatives are either austerity without end to bail out the banks or temporary austerity, with guarantees to protect the weakest, as the banks are put through bankruptcy and the system converts from a parasitic financier, consumer system to a productive system with a reconstructed real economy. Their “anti-imperialism” is merely a pose which ignores the simple reality that the entire West has enjoyed a good standard of living for decades based on the collective exploitation of the rest of the world. The conversion from living off the rest to relying on the fruits of our own labour is bound to be painful but is inevitable given that that Global South is no longer obliged to continue that game. The “anti-austerity” mantra is based on the false notion that there is no crisis of imperialism and their purely emotive knee-jerk reaction could disrupt Tsipras’ intelligent war of position which is helping to lay the foundations for a pan-European transformative programme.

Sputnik News

23rd June, 2015

Greece’s radical left lawmakers are firmly opposed to the deal the PM Alexis Tsipras put forward to the pool of international creditors on Monday, marking a significant threat to a successful resolution of the Greek debt crisis.

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Tsipras reaches out to Putin

Posted by seumasach on June 20, 2015

Asked whether Russia saw its economic future more closely bound into a China-led grouping, he added: “We are not creating a bloc-based approach. We are trying to create a global approach.”

Greek prime minister reaches out to Vladimir Putin for help in financial crisis


19th June, 2015

Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has made a broad overture to Russia as he seeks a way out of his country’s debt and currency impasse, telling Vladimir Putin that Greece wants new partners to help it out of the crisis.

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Russia to loan Greece ‘up to $5bn’ to join Turkish pipeline

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2015


18th April, 2015

Russia is planning to pay Greece large a multibillion advance against future profits from operating a gas pipeline that would pump Russian fuel through Turkey and Greece to the rest of Southern Europe, German magazine Spiegel reported.

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Tsipras sees red (pipeline), accepts Putin invite

Posted by seumasach on February 8, 2015


6th February, 2015

ATHENS – The new Greek government’s improved relations with Russia may help the implementation of Gazprom’s planned Turkish Stream pipeline to Europe.

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