IS GREECE ABOUT TO PLAY ITS GEOPOLITICAL TRUMP CARD AND IGNITE A CHAIN REACTION ACROSS EUROPE? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

IS GREECE ABOUT TO PLAY ITS GEOPOLITICAL TRUMP CARD AND IGNITE A CHAIN REACTION ACROSS EUROPE?

If the EMU powers persist mechanically with their stale demands – even reverting to terms that the previous pro-EMU government in Athens rejected in December – they risk setting off a political chain-reaction that can only eviscerate the EU Project as a motivating ideology in Europe.

Forced Grexit would entrench a pervasive suspicion that EU bodies are ultimately agents of creditor enforcement. It would expose the Project’s post-war creed of solidarity as so much humbug.

Greece could not plausibly remain in NATO if ejected from EMU in acrimonious circumstances. It would drift into the Russian orbit, where Hungary’s Viktor Orban already lies. The southeastern flank of Europe’s security system would fall apart.

Mr Tsipras is now playing the Russian card with an icy ruthlessness, more or less threatening to veto fresh EU measures against the Kremlin as the old set expires. “We disagree with sanctions. The new European security architecture must include Russia,” he told the TASS news agency.

He offered to turn Greece into a strategic bridge, linking the two Orthodox nations. “Russian-Greek relations have very deep roots in history,” he said, hitting all the right notes before his trip to Moscow next week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could well be the nail in the coffin of the Euro, and possibly sink NATO as well.

Only time will tell how this will play out.

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