Another Gentle Coup …
Libya. Kind of …
Word has it that this morning, while Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou was meeting with French and German lenders leaders, he may have been chucked out of office by his own cabinet.
Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos led lawmakers opposed to the premier’s surprise decision to put membership of the euro to the Greek people after European leaders meeting in Cannes last night cut off aid to Greece. Papandreou will hold a meeting of his Cabinet at midday in Athens, according to a statement from the premier’s office.
These people that have effectively turfed the elected Prime Minister out of office would clearly prefer to eliminate democratic options than stare down their lenders:
“Greece’s position within the euro area is a historic conquest of the country that cannot be put in doubt,” Venizelos said in an e-mailed statement from the finance ministry. It “cannot depend on a referendum,” he said.
This ‘gentle coup’ – the replacement of a leader without any or much bloodshed – is another example of the western attacks on any country that dares to be different from the mainstream leadership.
As discussed yesterday, Greece is currently lead by socialists and social democrats, something that has a lot of corporate insiders and bankers in a state of horror.
Take caution is your country starts to lean left or you have a legal infrastructure that supports anti-usury laws (like the routinely maligned Arab League). You’ll be next.