OBAMA ‘KEEP GREECE IN’ STORY: Disinformation at its best (or worst) [The Slog]


Oliver Wright’s piece in The Independent last Friday had Obama lobbying for the EU to stave off Grexit until after the Presidential Election in November. I think there are holes in the story.

In these days of multiply-layered briefings, ID cloning and geopolitical cyber-bollocks, it’s getting hard for anyone to tell truth from spin and data from disinformation. However, for Oliver Wright’s revelation of Obaman lobbying to be entirely accurate, a number of unlikely realities would have to be in place:

1. Hillary Clinton at State and Tim Geithner at the Fed Treasury to be running a rogue foreign policy without the Black Dude’s knowledge. Sorry, I don’t buy it.

2. Obama believing that either Brussels or Berlin really wants to see a Grexit right now. For obvious Iberio-Italian reasons, everyone from the CIA to Warren Buffet must be telling him it just ain’t so.

3. Antonis Samaras being genuinely worried that the eurozone members might throw him out when the Troika reports. He doesn’t believe that for a minute.

Time to get real, I think. With one short press on the printing button, the US could wipe out the Greek debt and immediately neutralise any ‘contagion’ on Wall Street. With connections to every creditor beyond the ECB (which has already agreed to take a crewcut on Athenian borrowing) corporate America could rest assured that the President had protected them. With such a move, the Obamites could show how US reach still blows anyone else out of the water, that Barry is completely in control, and that Romney’s potential isolationism would be dangerous in the extreme.

 

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