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FTR #861 Greek Tragedy, Part 4

Con­tin­u­ing our analy­sis of the Greek eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal cri­sis, we begin with review of Greece and the late stages of World War II. The occu­py­ing British turned on the par­ti­sans who had played a large part in the defeat of Axis occu­pa­tion forces, set­ting the stage for a bru­tal civ­il war. Much of the pro­gram cen­ters on the fire-sale of major Greek infra­struc­ture, includ­ing the takeover of 14 region­al air­ports by a Ger­man cor­po­ra­tion. Much of Greek infra­struc­ture is now up for sale, includ­ing infra­struc­ture that is essen­tial for the recon­struc­tion of the econ­o­my of Greece. Hav­ing fig­ured sig­nif­i­cant­ly in the devel­op­ment of Greek debt, a num­ber of Ger­man busi­ness­men are now fugi­tives from Greek jus­tice, seek­ing to avoid pros­e­cu­tion for cor­rup­tion charges. After not­ing that Greek debt is actu­al­ly LOWER than Ger­man debt when cal­cu­lat­ed using a stan­dard account­ing scale, the pro­gram notes the pro­pos­al to have Greek youth work for free, in order to relieve the mas­sive youth unem­ploy­ment plagu­ing that coun­try. Record­ed on Labor Day week­end of 2015, the pro­gram con­cludes with rumi­na­tion con­cern­ing the past and future of slav­ery, scru­ti­nized against the back­ground of recent and future events.


German Company Buys Greek Airports

“. . . In the ear­ly 1980s, as Chair of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Euro­pean Bor­der Regions (AEBR), [Ger­man Finance Min­is­ter Wolf­gang] Schäu­ble had orga­nized the first eco­nom­ic ini­tia­tives [and not just] toward France. Theodor Veit­er, a for­mer Nazi spe­cial­ist for bor­der sub­ver­sion, was one of Schäuble’s advi­sors as chair of the AEBR. . . .” It is against this back­ground that we exam­ine the pur­chase of Greek region­al air­ports by a Ger­man com­pa­ny. All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of video­taped lec­tures are avail­able on a 32GB flash dri­ve. Dave offers his pro­grams and arti­cles for free–your sup­port is very much appre­ci­at­ed.


FTR #855: Greek Tragedy, Part 3

Fol­low­ing Ger­many’s imple­men­ta­tion of an aus­ter­i­ty pro­gram on Greece that offi­cial­ly and as a mat­ter of course negates Greek nation­al sov­er­eign­ty and democ­ra­cy, we exam­ine that agree­ment and the his­to­ry that led up to it. Even rel­a­tive­ly con­ser­v­a­tive Amer­i­can and Euro­pean observers are label­ing the devel­op­ment a “coup” against Greek democ­ra­cy. We would call it a for­eign occu­pa­tion by Ger­many. The events in Europe can only be under­stood in terms of the exe­cu­tion of a con­sum­mate­ly bril­liant, cyn­i­cal plan to imple­ment Ger­man polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic hege­mo­ny through a series of wars and what Von Clause­witz called “Post-wars.” The con­ti­nu­ity of Ger­man polit­i­cal, mil­i­tary and eco­nom­ic pol­i­cy through decades and across a chal­leng­ing diver­si­ty of events is far-sight­ed and rig­or­ous. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Ger­man Finance Min­is­ter Wolf­gang Schauble’s use of Third Reich cross-bor­der sub­ver­sion spe­cial­ist Theodor Veit­er as a key advis­er on Euro­pean eco­nom­ic affairs; the explic­it con­trol of Greece’s eco­nom­ic affairs by “the insti­tu­tions” [of Ger­many and the EU]; Schauble’s appar­ent goal of dri­ving Greece out of the Euro­zone; Ger­many’s suc­cess­ful eva­sion of its World War II debt; an overview of the evo­lu­tion of Friedrich List’s blue­print for eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal con­trol of Europe and the world; review of the troika’s impo­si­tion of a 2011 Greek coali­tion gov­ern­ment that includ­ed the fas­cist LAOS par­ty; the fun­da­men­tal­ly dif­fer­ent approach of Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions to car­tel agree­ments from that of their inter­na­tion­al partners/competitors.


Germany’s Debt is More than Double that of Greece’s!

A recent arti­cle in Forbes under­scores the flawed account­ing under­ly­ing the lethal fis­cal pol­i­cy imposed on the cit­i­zens of the “cra­dle of democ­ra­cy.” An uncon­ven­tion­al account­ing method has been used to cal­cu­late that Greek debt is 175% of GDP, the sta­tis­ti­cal foun­da­tion for the crush­ing aus­ter­i­ty that afflicts that coun­try. In fact, it is 18%, when cal­cu­lat­ed using the stan­dard “Ipsas” account­ing method. Ger­many’s on the oth­er hand, is 46%, when cal­cu­lat­ed under that stan­dard! All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of video­taped lec­tures are avail­able on a 32GB flash dri­ve. Dave offers his pro­grams and arti­cles for free–your sup­port is very much appre­ci­at­ed.


Meet the New Boss(es), Same as the Old Boss(es): Poroshenko Reconstitutes “Team Yuschenko”

In FTR #781, we not­ed that Vik­tor Yuschenko–married to top OUN/B offi­cial and Rea­gan Deputy Direc­tor of Pres­i­den­tial Liai­son Yka­te­ri­na Chumachenko–institutionalized the Ban­dera polit­i­cal cadre, rewrit­ing Ukrain­ian World War II his­to­ry and paving the way for the rise of Swo­bo­da and Pravy Sek­tor. We now learn that “new” Ukrain­ian Pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko has recon­sti­tut­ed the old Yuschenko team, includ­ing Amer­i­can-born Roman Svarych, Yuschenko’s Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and the per­son­al sec­re­tary to OUN/B leader Yaroslav Stet­sko in the ear­ly 1980’s.


German Economic Colonization of Ukraine

With the U.S. and Ger­many respec­tive­ly play­ing Bad Cop (mil­i­tary aid and sanc­tions) and Good Cop (eco­nom­ic aid and resis­tance to fur­ther sanc­tions at the behest of key Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions invest­ed in Rus­sia), the fol­low-up to the covert oper­a­tion result­ing in the coup d’e­tat of ear­ly 2014 is pro­ceed­ing apace. Ger­man industry–surprise, surprise–plans to mod­ern­ize Ukrain­ian indus­tries and estab­lish sub­con­tract­ing arrange­ments to build auto­mo­biles in that cheap labor mar­ket. This will be cou­pled by the aus­ter­i­ty doc­trine we have termed “Von Clause­witz­ian eco­nom­ics.”


Surprise! Merkel Just Vetoed the Presidential Vote. She Has Other Plans In Mind.

If you’ve been fol­low­ing the upcom­ing EU elec­tions sched­uled for lat­er this month and the tight race for EU Com­mis­sion Pres­i­dent. And if you’ve been fol­low­ing that race close­ly, you’ve no doubt been bored out of your mind. But at least now, for the first time ever, EU vot­ers will get to vote for their future col­lec­tive pres­i­dent. Then again, maybe not. Either way, big changes could be com­ing. Soon. .