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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Mr. Juncker's Revelations on the Greek Crisis.
Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembrourg's PM,made a famous comment on the Greek crisis:''The Europeans were aware for years of the mismanagement of funds in Greece. But it was in their interest to perpetuate this situation, because of the waste of money through Greece, other European countries benefited from huge amounts of unnecessary buying and selling."
Indeed, it was so obvious the situation that the country was being driven by corruption and political kickbacks from foreign countries, that they were quick to warn an unnamed Greek prime minister about the situation. Only to take the disarming response from him: "What do you expect? We are a corrupt country!'' The ridiculous in this case is not what Juncker said, but what reactions caused by what he said.
For those who heard the news for the first time, of what really happened in the country and how Greece owes so much money, the revelations of Mr. Juncker left them with an open mouth.For those who knew what Juncker said and were trying desperately to break it to the general public, what left them with an open mouth were the reactions of those who did not know.
This is because after the''revelations'' of Mr. Juncker, the Greek media and the citizens instead of addressing or understanding the substance of the statements, went on an incredible "witch hunt" to identify who was the Prime Minister that said ''we are a corrupt country.''
In the words of Juncker, lies a great truth. What was happening in recent years in the Greek political scene was totally coordinated (if not directed) by the leading EU countries, France and Germany. All the debt of Greece, is not only due to the "corrupt" Greeks but also to the cunning European partners.
Normally statements like these, would gather all Greek political forces against the European cunning. The statements of Juncker, exposed the plot which was taking place in the past years, promoted and controlled by foreign European governments, but clearly accepted by the Greek government.
Therefore one would expect that all Greek political parties would mobilize, to push for a sharing of the debt of the Greek state, but also the responsibility of the excessive amount of debt. Instead the political parties once again are trying to mislead public opinion.
Each party tries to win voters by different statements instead, completely ignoring how we can win as a country, if properly exploiting the statements of Juncker.The restructuring of the debt with all those countries involved to the creation of it, should be the main concern of the whole political powers of our country right now.
This gives us the opportunity to demand, based on the revelations of Mr. Juncker, from the EUto adjust its policy towards the debt of Greece. And stubbornly insist that the debt was not only due to our mismanagement, but also due to the interests of other countries. Then maybe we can achieve something substantial.
We can also start turning the opinion of other European nations and their leaders, underlining that Greece is not the wasteful and naughty child of the European family that simply squandered his fortune. But the child, that some others led to this disastrous plan.
The responsibility lies with all those countries, that for all those years were wasting Greek funds and the Greek politicians that were earning huge amounts from illegal and fraudulent transactions.