Syriza Victory In Greece

CptSternn

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Greece shows what can happen when the young revolt against corrupt elites | Comment is free | The Guardian

Syriza Win in Greek Election Sets Up New Europe Clash - WSJ

BBC News - Greece election: Anti-austerity Syriza wins election

Syriza, the Socialist Party of Greece, has won the election by a landslide. This is going to be a game changer. For all the people who continually claim leftist/socialist/Trotskyist/Marxist parties can't run a country - well you are about to watch first hand.

Everything that happens there could be a precursor of what is to come here in our own country.
 


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RTE will be reluctant to report it.
 

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Better sell your Euro.....quick
 

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Could be. Will be interesting to see how it unfolds. That said, I would be hugely surprised if Greece default. Greece needs Europe far more than Europe needs Greece.
 

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Don't worry they'll manufacture dissent with half a dozen coups before Xmas and when the dust settles the generals will be back in charge.
 

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If Greece pulls out of Europe, how will it pay all those people in non existent jobs in schools and universities? Even if it defaults on all it's debt, from where will it get the money to keep the place afloat? Much as I'd love to see "Europe" get the whacking it deserves, the above questions remain.
 

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The disaster that might yet unfold has not yet been priced in. Let's hope it doesn't have to.

But this new Greek government is either going to disappoint its voters' expectations or things are going to get very rocky.
Really can't see it happening. Voters are going to be disappointed. And of course the elephant in the room is Turkey.
 

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No doubt Victoria Nuland will be parachuted in to organise a 'democratic,' 'popular' coup against the newly elected government :p They have probably already chosen the next 'democratically' elected leader.

There is no way the US or its minions will allow a left wing government to succeed. It would set a dangerous precedent.
 

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I honestly don't think there is any prospect of that, to be honest.
History says otherwise. Debt repudiation is anathema to the great ponzi scheme.

Fear not they'll do it in such a manner that the Greek people will be begging for the army to takeover
 

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If Greece pulls out of Europe, how will it pay all those people in non existent jobs in schools and universities? Even if it defaults on all it's debt, from where will it get the money to keep the place afloat? Much as I'd love to see "Europe" get the whacking it deserves, the above questions remain.
It's very often the case that there are few actions more vicious than giving people precisely that for which they ask. You want us out? Right-ho, we're gone. With the money. You're sovereign, all on your own, with responsibility for yourselves. Have fun...
 

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Greece has a huge Armed forces, if they dont get their way just roll the tanks towards Germany for the gold that was stolen.
Yeah, I'm sure FYROM, Serbia, Croatia, Austria and the Czechs will just wave them through en route to Saxony.

Truth is, they'd be stopped at the first petrol station where they tried to produce their credit card to buy fuel.
 

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All that will happen is that the EU will roll over. They are not going to set the precedent of a country leaving the Euro and raise questions about every other unqualified member. They are especially not going to do this when it can be avoided for a piffling sum. That would mean that there was actual accountability and real consequences, and there is no such thing as either in Brussels. It used to be that the Greek poor were asked to pay and all that will happen is that it will be the poor from the other countries.
 


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