Paul Craig Roberts – As Greece Pivots, Putin Unleashing Ultimate Move To Crush The EU And NATO
With people around the world worried about the escalating crisis in Greece and conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, today former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, warned King World News that as Greece pivots, Putin is unleashing the ultimate move to crush the EU and NATO.
Eric King: “Dr. Roberts, I find the foresight you have is fascinating. You were the only person in the world who talked (on KWN in January) about Greece and the new Greek government getting close to (Putin and) the Russians. And here we are in the month of April and we’ve got the Greek government officials meeting with Vladimir Putin. How did you know that it would end up in this place? What possibly made you dream up this scenario that’s (now) unfolding?”
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “The former (Greek) governments were all interested in being accepted in the West, (being) paid off, taken care of, having comfortable bank balances in Switzerland or wherever, and so they went along with this notion that we will drive the Greek people into starvation in order to pay the people who have speculated on Greek debt (the banksters)….
“This current (Greek) government isn’t willing to do that, or at least so far has not been willing to do that. And they understand that the debt cannot be repaid. The Greeks can’t pay the bailout and so the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, who has been accepting indignity after indignity from the EU and Washington, lie after lie, sanction after sanction, he saw an opportunity. He said, ‘Look, come do business with us Greece.'
So the possibility is there now that the Greeks will simply default on the entire debt. If I was the Greek government that is exactly what I would do. I would tell the West:
"You’re trying to drive us into the ground — to force starvation on the Greek people. You go to hell, we’re not paying you one nickel. In fact, we’re not having anything else to do with you. We’re out of NATO, we’re out of the EU, we’ve got our own currency back, and if we need any financing, our Russian friends are going to finance us."
That Would Set Off A Chain Reaction In The West
Now this would begin the breakup of NATO, which is necessary if there is to be peace in the world. There can be no peace as long as NATO exists because NATO is a mercenary force for Washington’s aggressions. And without NATO, Washington doesn’t have any cover.
Well, if they lose the cover of Europe, Washington is standing there alone in its aggression. So the minute NATO were to breakup, the threat of war with Russia and China would be over because Washington alone wouldn’t be able to pursue this type of enterprise.
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