Earlier this morning as Alexis Tipras was again urging voters to reject more austerity in the referendum to be held this coming weekend, finance minister Varoufakis said he would cut off his right arm before accepting a "Yes" vote. Doesn't sound much like a cave in to us.
As we have reported several times recently, while the Syriza bosses have been playing mind games with the Eurorats of Brussels they have also been spending a lot of time cosying up to Moscow. And nothing would suit the Russians better than to prise Greece out of the EU.
There is a very simple way for Greece and Russia to win here and tell Washington along with Brussels to go to hell. First Greece quits the Euro and starts issuing Drachmas. Then Russia announces that it will peg the Drachma to the Rouble and make them convertable. Greece agrees to credit any fees from the south stream pipeline targeted to terminate in Greece back to any Rouble debt they incur.
Its a safe bet that the other PIIGS countries, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain countries would follow suit and both NATO and the EU will start to unwind.
Europe would be pushed into the Russian orbit and without the political cover of NATO the wars the USA is running in the middle east would have to end immediately. Check and mate for the fools in Washington who thought they could control the world. Greece and eventually Britain and Europe can at last be completely free of the Washington warmonger's malign influence for good.
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