Monday, October 31, 2011

Never Underestimate How Well A Greek Politician Can Surprise.

He's getting tired. He hates being questioned. His majority is hanging on three seats. He has had to deal with riot after riot in the form of strikes and protests. He's afraid of another election.

He's latest agreement with the EU has resulted in a potential aid package that comes with heavy demands on Greeks. So, what does he do? He calls for a referendum (the legality of which some are questioning). He's giving the people a chance to say "yea" or "nay" to the deal.

He's taking a big risk -- for himself, his party, the people, and the country. If he wins the referendum, he will look real good but he'll be doing something that he could have done and decided with the vote. If he loses the referendum, even though he is appealing to the honor and wisdom and fairness of Greeks -- well, if he loses -- all bets are off as to what happens next.

Will he resign? Will the riots and protests grow? Will the EU walk away and let Greece hang? It's anybody's guess.

You can be sure the "nays" will be more out for this vote than the "yea" voters. No date set yet to my knowledge. The attached article and video from the link below give you an excellent perspective of what's going on -- in a word, "confusion".

As a true Greek, the Prime Minister has chosen the path of "true democracy" very conveniently.

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Greece to hold referendum on EU aid package - Europe - Al Jazeera English

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