This possibility entirely turns on its head the whole Syriza-Greece story. And yet it is admitted that the ECB probably should look favourably on a Syriza win as it has promised against a Grexit, and so it likely does. There is also the part about taking Russia and Turkey along for a frustrating ride along the course of playing at energy routes. Moreover the penetration of the ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) into the ranks of Greek organized labor limits and influences the possibilities of Syriza to act more decisively, and so acts as another level of control of Brussels upon Greece, ‘from the left’ . All of this adds to existing evidence that the EU and the Troika considers Syriza to be its own social-pressure control valve upon the Greek masses.
But still we are confronted with a thickening plot that would explain why Russia and the pro-Russia parties, regardless of political orientation on the compass, have uniformly supported a Syriza victory. One thing we know for sure is that the Russians are quite adept, serious strategists and long term planners, who use a whole array of strategic tools borrowing from game theory and more. They know something.
We must we recall that the Syriza party has called the Greek joining of the sanctions against Russia “catastrophic for Greek agriculture,”. They accused the foreign policy of the present government as being stuck in a Cold War mentality, and following the dictates of Brussels and Washington. This might all just be talk, but it’s perhaps more likely to be a cipher. Syriza has openly criticized EU deference to the Neo-Nazi and US backed coup in Ukraine.
A geopolitical refoundation seems to be one way that it can avoid the fate of Bulgaria, who suffered long under EU threats and seems, at least for now, to have reneged on its commitment to build South Stream. Greece and Turkey already do several billion Euros a year in trade, and there are no EU provisions that could interfere with the ‘South Stream 2.0’ that stealthily makes its way into Europe dressed in the attire of ‘Nabucco Revisited’. The structure of related Turkish energy companies doesn’t violate the terms of the EU’s Third Energy Package of 2009.
So far, we have the groundwork laid for a very interesting Russian plan with Greece. One can only wonder, if this is true, at the level of secret and stealth assurances and dealings that the Russian FSB has made with elements of the Greek military and intelligence apparatus, and how this could have been conducted under the radar of the CIA, NSA, MI6, and their European proxies.
What we mentioned in the above was the possibility of Syriza establishing in Greece a sovereign bank, under a different name. In fact, in the Syriza platform, is an interesting development. Indeed, it’s the New Development Bank – not the one the BRICS has founded as a rival to the IMF, but one which Syriza seeks to establish in Greece . That’s a strange choice of words then, isn’t it? In a realignment scenario, Greece establishes ‘a’ New Development Bank to an act as the interface with the actual New Development Bank of BRICS.
Ideally, Greece is allowed to have its debt ‘written down’ by the ECB, or restructured in a creative way that also involves aid from the BRICS’ New Development Bank which interfaces with Greece’s ‘New Development Bank’.
In this best case scenario, it works out well for the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the European Union, as well as Greece. There are really many ways to skin this cat, there are any number of arrangements that Russia and China can make with an EU that begins to emerge from the shadows of US control. Indeed, these can have the same remunerative value (or better!) than what Greece ostensibly owes to the EU. Peaceful integration with the rest of Europe and Eurasia is one of Russia’s long term strategic and developmental goals, one which the US has tried to frustrate with the coup it staged in Ukraine a year ago. In a strange way then, what happens in Greece may very well be intimately connected to what happens on the battlefield in Ukraine and Syria.
Of course, we cannot forget that in many ways this debt is a fiction, and can be mostly erased, and the Greek economy can be built up today. Greece just has to say to the present EU doctrines and the old guard what Nuland said to the EU. Hit the delete button and watch all those 0’s which weigh so heavily on the computer screens at the central banks offices just disappear.
The US is the main obstacle for anything normal to happen between Europe, Greece, and Russia. The election of Syriza may prove to be a major turning point, but how things will play out remains to be seen. Despite what the EU’s old guard, in service of the US, had in mind for Greece with its Syriza trick – Syriza’s Greece working with Russia and BRICS may just end up being the upset that flips the whole script.