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British Monarchy Imposes Policy of Genocide Against Greece

July 14, 2015

Lyndon LaRouche pointed directly to the British Monarchy, and Queen Elizabeth herself, as being responsible for the economic butchery being imposed on Greece today by her messengers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

"That's what the Queen's late-June visit to Germany was all about, including her personal conversations with Merkel," LaRouche stated today. The July 13 Euro Summit statement on Greece is a reflection of the British Monarchy's policy of intentional depopulation and genocide, not some plan to collect the debt, which is manifestly impossible to collect under the kinds of conditions now being imposed on Greece. The British Monarchy's stated goal, LaRouche explained, is to reduce the world's population down to one billion people or less. And the EU has, for the moment, used the British Monarchy's power to make of Greece a bloody example to make sure that no nation or people attempt to break out of the Eurozone concentration camp.

What the EU statement would enforce on Greece, with its take-no-prisoners diktats, is the "Cyprus template" so proudly announced by Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem back in March 2013. This is the "bail-in" robbery of the population's bank deposits, as well as 50 billion euros worth of state-held companies and other national assets, on the way to butchering the population.

"They have no authority to do this," LaRouche emphasized today. "There is a whole world out there, including nations such as Russia, China and others in Asia," that are outside this insanity and are not going to concede to the world being run this way, because they know it means thermonuclear war. When they put their foot down, France will break from Germany, and other nations will do the same. The EU as a unit is finished: it is just a matter of when it crumbles.

Inside Germany as well, there are growing forces that will prefer to dump Merkel and Schaeuble, rather than see Germany destroyed as well. Merkel and Schaeuble are not reflective of German policy generally, LaRouche explained. "They are two jerks following the Queen's orders," and should be thrown out. The same holds for Barack Obama, on both counts.

LaRouche laid into the British Monarchy: "What are they doing? Going back to the Roman Empire?" This has no connection to reality; it is completely arbitrary and has no moral foundation. It is an attack on the independence and sovereignty of nations, and cannot be tolerated by a civilized world. It is bait for a thermonuclear war.

"We cannot have an international system like this," LaRouche said. We are human beings, and human beings cannot be treated like slaves, the way the Southern Confederacy in the United States did—and still does, as seen in the legacy, still, of Thomas Jefferson. Greece is now being given the Confederate treatment, and American patriots will not tolerate this. For example, a group of four Senators have re-introduced Glass-Steagall legislation into the Senate, whose effect would be to bankrupt the British Monarchy's Wall Street and the City of London, as they should be.

As for Hillary Clinton, LaRouche said, she has bounced herself out of the Presidential campaign by taking up a position, and sticking to it, against the return of Glass-Steagall. She does not have the qualifications to run, if she ignores the urgent need for Glass-Steagall, both to stop British economic genocide as well as their drive for thermonuclear war.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Kammenos Blasts Creditors' Attempt at Ongoing Coup against Greek Government

Leader of Greek Independence Party Panos Kammenos (now Greek Defense Minister) in Washington, D.C., December, 2013, organizing members of the U.S. Congress with an LPAC delegation for a transatlantic Glass-Steagall

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, party leader of the Independent Greeks government coalition partner, issued a statement charging that the agreement forced on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras constitutes a coup that is still ongoing.

"It is without a doubt obvious to everyone in Europe, that a coup took place in the heart of Europe," Kammenos charged. "The prime minister [Alexis Tsipras] was blackmailed into agreeing to a document that was different from the one authorized by Parliament and unanimously adopted by the plenary. They are adamant about bringing down the government and replacing it with one that was not elected by the people."

Therefore, he said, there are parts which his party would not support.

"We are committed to voting for what we had agreed to at the political leaders' council and only that," he said. Referring to the measures imposed by Brussels, he said, "We will not allow this game to continue. We will proceed with Alexis Tsipras and the people."

Commenting on speculation of the formation of a national unity government, he said that this is what those who are counting on austerity want, and the Independent Greeks will not be part of it.

Energy Minister and leader of Syriza's Left Platform Panagiotis Lafazanis called on the government and Prime Minister Tsipras to reject the preliminary deal.  In a statement posted on his ministry's website Tuesday, Lafazanis said that the July 13 deal is "unacceptable and unworthy of being credited to a radical party, like Syriza, and a fighting government, which pledged to abolish the memorandums and austerity." He accused the creditors and the "German establishment" of treating Greece "as though it were their colony" and behaving like "callous extortionists."

While the agreement might pass Parliament, Lafazanis said, "it will not pass the people, who will effectively annul it. The government and the prime minister himself, even in the final hour, have the right and the opportunity to reposition themselves, and take back the deal before any final and conclusive decisions are taken by Parliament."

He charged, "The dilemma of creditors: capitulation or destruction is fake and terroristic and has collapsed in the popular consciousness."

State Minister Alekos Flambouraris also issued a statement charging that the creditors attempted to make a "coup d'état against the Greek government" at the Euro Summit and the "extreme anti-European forces that attempted it do not stop." He warned the that Greeks "must feel the danger for our country. We must understand the intention of the reactionary forces to humiliate us, to divide the people and to devastate the country. To not deliberately or unintentionally contribute in the success of such plans."

The population is also beginning to protest with their feet. The public sector union, ADEDY, called for a 24-hour strike of all civil service workers on July 15, when the Parliament is supposed to vote on the agreement. The union members will then hold a demonstration in front of the Parliament in Syntagma Square at 7 p.m.

More rallies are expected on the same day. 


British Empire Applies Its Murderous "Cyprus Template" to Greece

Among the numerous hideous features of the EU-Greek "agreement," two stand out as modeled on what the British Empire designed as their "Cyprus Template," as Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem coined the phrase back in March 2013. This is a "bail-in" of Greece's assets, including its banking system, in order to bail-out the bankrupt trans-Atlantic banks. Such measures will not save the insolvent system, but they will contribute to killing off millions of Greeks—which is the British Empire's intended result.

The ECB has not increased its ELA lending to Greece by one euro, despite the July 13 deal, which means that the Greek banks still cannot reopen their doors. Nor is there any reason to believe that they ever will—until they are taken over and picked apart by international vulture creditors. Everything that Greek citizens and businesses hold in bank accounts is now controlled by the international banks, and will probably be stolen, as it was in Cyprus. The Euro Summit statement of July 13 said that "a buffer [will be established] of EU10 to EU25 billion for the banking sector in order to address potential bank recapitalization needs and resolution costs [emphasis added]."

A July 13 New York Times article takes note of this feature of the plan, to "replenish capital and, if needed, to close insolvent lenders... The mention of bank 'resolution' in the statement — a term meaning to shutter a failed lender — was an acknowledgment that some banks may be too badly damaged to survive." The article reports that Greek banks have lost about 25% of deposits since December, and that although the ECB is scheduled to meet this Thursday to discuss ELA funds to Greece, it is not scheduled to conduct a "thorough review of Greek banks until after the summer."

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, writing in the July 14 Telegraph, says that the decisive factor in the "coup" against Greece, was the ECB's asphyxiation of the country by freezing ELA funds. He reports that cash at Greek banks will run out this week, both for the 60-euro daily withdrawal limit, as well as for the payment of 120-euro-per-week pensions and unemployment.

Lyndon LaRouche commented that "this is going to cause an explosion." Cutting off pensions for these people is tantamount to killing them, he stated.

A second "bail-in" feature of the EU statement rammed down Greece's throat, is the transfer of EU50 billion in Greek assets targeted for privatization, to an "independent fund" under EU supervision, which will be used principally to repay Greece's phony debt.

And while the Euro Summit declaration insisted that "nominal haircuts [write-downs] on the debt cannot be undertaken," even the IMF issued an alarmed memo on the eve of that summit warning, as it had before, that the Greek debt would remain completely unsustainable unless Greece were given a 30-year grace period on all its debt, along with major extensions on its maturity. Failing that, the IMF warned, Greece's creditors should prepare for "deep upfront haircuts" on existing loans, willy nilly.