Received this info earlier this morning:
“France Supports Greece in EU Debt Battle
By MARCUS WALKER, INTI LANDAURO and ANDREW ACKERMAN
Wall Street Journal
Feb. 1, 2015
PARIS—France expressed sympathy for the new Greek government’s hope of renegotiating the tough terms of its bailout, amid growing international calls for Germany to rethink its austerity-heavy approach to the debt crises in Greece and Europe.
French Finance Minister Michael Sapin said on Sunday that Greece needs a “new contract” with Europe, backing the demand of the Athens government, led by the left-wing Syriza party, to end the previous framework of Greece’s bailout program, which has become politically toxic in the heavily indebted nation. “
Events are moving quickly. Ireland, having been the first EU country to receive 50 lashes from the hit men and women of the Troika, must choose. Our Government has failed, and continues to fail, our fellow citizens in Europe, by playing “footsie” with the big guns in the EU, instead of standing up for those who are suffering much more than we did. Massive demonstrations took place over the week-end in Dublin and around the country, because of the callous introduction of additional charges for water supplies which are nothing less than turning our natural resources into commodities to make even more money for those who manipulate our puppet Government.
Also on Saturday, our Government on a tip-off from GCHQ in England, claimed that two Russian fighters had entered our air space. This alleged incident was being used again as a pretext for diverting atttention from what is really happening. “Caitlín Ní hUallacháin”, used for a long time to image Ireland as a beautiful woman, is now being trafficked as a whore for the powerful countries who are watching our people being bled dry. And for what? We took the first hit to bale out greedy bankers and financial gamblers in Germany and further afield. The same “European Snipers” are selecting additional targets. No more. THINK POSTERITY, NOT AUSTERITY!
I wrote this blog on Saturday before I heard about France intervening. President Putin of Russia has also advised the Greek people to strengthen their security for their leaders. We all need to be on our guard, because when rats are cornered they are dangerous. Our Government is on the run now due to the anger of the people being turned against them. We must escalate the protests and break the already fragile Coalition of a Right Wing Government that includes a once proud Labour Party which has sold out its principles for the sake of abusive power. Shame! Shame! Shame! Again, I appeal to my fellow citizens, THINK POSTERITY, NOT AUSTERITY. Forces of the Left in Europe must unite and reclaim l’Europe des Nations from those who would destroy what has been built over centuries, and for what will that noble Europe die? To repay the gamblers who played and lost but who now want to hold on to their seats at the table, and to continue their gambling at our expense.
If you agree with what I have outlined below, then please share it with your friends. We must counteract the lies being told. We must halt the damage being done. THINK POSTERITY, NOT AUSTERITY!
“Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” (Vergil’s “Aeneid”)
Publius Vergilius Maro was a Roman poet who lived a little over 2,000 years ago. In the past few days whilst thinking about the election results in Greece, the quotation above from Vergil’s writings came back to me from my schooldays when Latin was taught in our secondary schools. It’s strange how memory works. That quotation means “I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts” and came to me, when I read Yanis Varoufakis’ blog about his thoughts for the post-2008 world. But when I thought about it, the synchronicity and the symbolism that it evoked in me was even more startling.
The quotation relates to an episode at the end of the nine years war between the Greeks and the Trojans which was an important part of Greek mythology involving one person stealing another man’s wife and then all hell…
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