EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): There are very few politicians in Greece who are more supportive of American policy and interests than Dora Bakoyiannis, former foreign minister and sister of current prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.  The Mitsotakis family has long ties with the US establishment dating back into the early 1960s.  The fact that a Greek political leader of her stature comes out and criticizes current American policy in Ukraine is indicative of our changing world, from a unipolar geopolitical structure to a multipolar one.  Many European politicians have realized that the US establishment is pushing them to commit suicide through a war with Russia. Particularly for Greece, Russian foreign minister Lavrov has clearly – but in a very diplomatic manner – indicated that American military installations in Alexandroupolis will become a target in case of a war. 

Greece gave the US anything they asked for and then some in the recently signed defense agreement – and got very little in return.  Not only did Greece get little in return, but a powerful faction in the State Dept. and the DC establishment – the same faction that is pushing for war with Russia – is literally “selling out” Greece in order to attract Turkey back to the Western camp. Dora Bakoyiannis’ statements are an indication of this disappointment and a “helping hand” to the current foreign minister, Mr.Nikos Dendias, who will be visiting Moscow next week.

However, there is another dimension to Dora Bakoyiannis’s statements: The Mitsotakis family ties to Germany, dating back to the German occupation of Greece during WWII. These are even stronger to their ties to the US; numerous corruption scandals (involving members of the family – esp. Kyriakos Mitsotakis – and the German multinational Siemens) have been revealed over the last 2-3 decades. My friends, as you can see, in Greece much revolves around corrupt political families.  We are still hopeful however that when a deadly external threat is about to materialize, politicians of all kinds will unite – as the Greeks have done throughout their long history. This is such a critical moment.




Dora Bakoyannis blames US for Ukraine policy

“The word of the Americans is extremely exaggerated at the moment, and I do not think it has the result that we Europeans expect.”

New Democracy MP Dora Bakoyannis sharply criticized the US stance on the crisis in Ukraine, while highlighting European efforts to avoid a full-blown escalation of the crisis. Mrs. Bakoyannis contrasted the American stance with the efforts of French President Emmanuel Macron, who was received in Moscow by Vladimir Putin, emphasizing that he received a welcoming reception. Although this meeting did not yield any results, as he himself acknowledged, he nevertheless insisted that the French President would insist on his efforts to defuse the crisis. He did not, however, express the same view on the US stance. “There is always a point in the wars that worries me, historically, is the time when everyone has been so open that it is difficult for them to take a step back, and the question is how can both sides go back? to say that “American policy does not help” stressed Mrs. Bakoyannis speaking on the television station “Sky”. He went on to say: “The word of the Americans is extremely exaggerated at the moment, and I do not think it has the effect that we Europeans expect.”

It should be noted that in the event of an escalation of the crisis, Europe, but also Greece, would have unbearable economic consequences. The crisis between Russia and Ukraine could “eject” the prices of natural gas that are bought from Europe and that reach our country. In addition, Ukraine is the largest exporter of cereals and especially cereals to EU countries. with a very important role in shaping its price in European markets. This fact affects its availability and prices, and for Greece, where there is already a strong upward trend. At this juncture, the French President has embarked on a marathon of mediation efforts moving between Moscow and Kyiv, while the American side encourages the strengthening of the US military presence. This situation predisposes a transition of the crisis to a permanent Cold War situation. The consequence will be a continuous deterioration of trade and economic growth, as Europe’s trade with both Russia and Ukraine will become increasingly problematic. This, however, does not seem to affect the attitude of Washington, which is otherwise seeking the complete independence of Europe from Russian gas, but also the downgrading of all other European trade relations.

The “extremely exaggerated” speech of the Americans, which Mrs. Bakoyannis pointed out, could also refer to yesterday’s meeting of the American President Joe Biden with the German Chancellor’s Olaf Scholtz. “There will be no measures in which we will act differently. We will act together, together. All the necessary steps will be taken and will be done jointly with our allies. “We are absolutely united,” German Chancellor Olaf Soltz was quoted as saying by the White House, referring to sanctions imposed on Russia in the event of military intervention in Ukraine. Of course, when it comes to the German-Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, even US President Joe Biden stated earlier that “if Russia invades Ukraine, there will be no more Nord Stream 2.” The strict stance of the USA is also due to the fact that ἡ δένδια will not be harmed at all by the non-operation of the pipeline; the Europeans are the ones who will unfreeze.


Ἡ κ. Μπακογιάννη ἐγκαλεῖ τίς ΗΠΑ γιά τήν πολιτική τους στήν Οὐκρανία

«Ὁ λόγος τῶν Ἀμερικανῶν εἶναι ἀκραῖα ὑπερβολικός αὐτή τήν στιγμή, καί δέν νομίζω ὅτι ἔχει τό ἀποτέλεσμα, πού ἐμεῖς οἱ Εὐρωπαῖοι προσδοκοῦμε»

ΕΝΤΟΝΗ κριτική στήν στάση τῶν ΗΠΑ ὅσον ἀφορᾶ τήν κρίση στήν Οὐκρανία ἤσκησε ἡ βουλευτής τῆς ΝΔ Ντόρα Μπακογιάννη, ἀναδεικνύοντας ταυτοχρόνως τίς εὐρωπαϊκές προσπάθειες νά ἀποφευχθεῖ ἡ κλιμάκωσις τῆς κρίσεως μέχρι πλήρους συγκρούσεως. Ἡ κ. Μπακογιάννη ἀντιπαρέβαλε τήν ἀμερικανική στάση πρός τήν προσπάθεια τοῦ Γάλλου Προέδρου Ἐμμανυέλ Μακρόν, ὁ ὁποῖος ἔγινε δεκτός στήν Μόσχα ἀπό τόν Βλαντιμήρ Πούτιν, δίδοντας ἔμφαση στήν ὑποδοχή πού τοῦ ἐπεφύλαξε ὁ Ρῶσσος Πρόεδρος μέ τόν ὁποῖο παρεκάθησε σέ ἕνα τραπέζι ἑπτά μέτρων. Ἄν καί ἡ συνάντησις αὐτή δέν εἶχε κανένα ἀποτέλεσμα, ὅπως ἀνεγνώρισε ἡ ἴδια, ἐν τούτοις ὑπεστήριξε ὅτι ὁ Γάλλος Πρόεδρος θά ἐπιμένει στίς προσπάθειές του γιά τήν ἐκτόνωση τῆς κρίσεως. Δέν ἐξέφρασε ὡστόσο τήν ἴδια ἄποψη γιά τήν στάση τῶν ΗΠΑ. «Ὑπάρχει πάντα ἕνα σημεῖο στούς πολέμους πού ἐμένα μέ ἀνησυχεῖ, ἱστορικά, εἶναι ἡ ὥρα πού ἔχουν ἀνοιχτεῖ ὅλοι τόσο πολύ πού δυσκολεύονται νά κάνουν ἕνα βῆμα πίσω, καί τό ἐρώτημα εἶναι πῶς θά μπορέσουν νά κάνουν καί οἱ δύο πλευρές ἕνα βῆμα πίσω, καί πρέπει νά πῶ ἐδῶ ὅτι ἡ ἀμερικανική πολιτική δέν βοηθάει» ἐτόνισε ἡ κ. Μπακογιάννη μιλῶντας στόν τηλεοπτικό σταθμό «Σκάι». Συνέχισε δέ: «Ὁ λόγος τῶν Ἀμερικανῶν εἶναι ἀκραῖα ὑπερβολικός αὐτή τήν στιγμή, καί δέν νομίζω ὅτι ἔχει τό ἀποτέλεσμα, πού ἐμεῖς οἱ Εὐρωπαῖοι προσδοκοῦμε».

Σημειωτέον, ὅτι σέ περίπτωση ὀξύνσεως τῆς κρίσεως ἡ Εὐρώπη ἀλλά καί ἡ Ἑλλάς θά ὑφίσταντο δυσβάστακτες οἰκονομικές ἐπιπτώσεις. Ἡ κρίσις μεταξύ Ρωσσίας καί Οὐκρανίας θά μποροῦσε νά «ἐκτινάξει» τίς τιμές τοῦ φυσικοῦ ἀερίου πού ἀγοράζονται ἀπό τήν Εὐρώπη καί πού φθάνουν καί στήν χώρα μας. Ἐπί πλέον ἡ Οὐκρανία εἶναι ὁ μεγαλύτερος ἐξαγωγός σιτηρῶν καί εἰδικά σιταριοῦ στίς χῶρες τῆς Ε.Ε. μέ πολύ σημαντικό ρόλο στήν διαμόρφωση τῆς τιμῆς του στίς εὐρωπαϊκές ἀγορές. Τό γεγονός αὐτό ἐπηρεάζει τήν διαθεσιμότητα καί τίς τιμές του, καί γιά τήν Ἑλλάδα, ὅπου ἤδη διαφαίνεται ἰσχυρή ἀνοδική τάσις. Στήν συγκυρία αὐτή ὁ Γάλλος Πρόεδρος ἔχει ἀποδυθεῖ σέ ἕνα μαραθώνιο μεσολαβητικῶν προσπαθειῶν κινούμενος μεταξύ Μόσχας καί Κιέβου, ἐνῶ ἀπό ἀμερικανικῆς πλευρᾶς ἐνθαρρύνεται ἡ ἐνίσχυσις τῆς στρατιωτικῆς παρουσίας τοῦ ΝΑΤΟ στίς χῶρες πού συνορεύουν μέ τήν Οὐκρανία. Ἡ κατάστασις αὐτή προδικάζει μιά μετάπτωση τῆς κρίσεως, σέ μόνιμη ψυχροπολεμική κατάσταση. Συνέπεια θά εἶναι ἡ συνεχής ἐπιδείνωσις τῶν ἐμπορικῶν καί οἰκονομικῶν μεγεθῶν, καθώς οἱ συναλλαγές τῆς Εὐρώπης τόσο μέ τήν Ρωσσία ὅσο καί μέ τήν Οὐκρανία θά γίνονται ὅλο καί πιό προβληματικές. Τοῦτο δέν φαίνεται ὅμως νά ἐπηρεάζει τήν στάση τῆς Οὐάσιγκτων, πού οὕτως ἤ ἄλλως ἐπιδιώκει τήν πλήρη ἀπεξάρτηση τῆς Εὐρώπης ἀπό τό ρωσσικό φυσικό ἀέριο, ἀλλά καί τήν ὑποβάθμιση κάθε ἄλλης ἐμπορικῆς σχέσεως πού ὑπάρχει στήν εὐρωπαϊκή ἤπειρο.

Ὁ «ἀκραῖα ὑπερβολικός» λόγος τῶν Ἀμερικανῶν, τόν ὁποῖο ἐπεσήμανε ἡ κ. Μπακογιάννη, θά μποροῦσε νά ἀναφέρεται καί στήν χθεσινή συνάντηση τοῦ Ἀμερικανοῦ Προέδρου Τζό Μπάιντεν μέ τόν Γερμανό Καγκελλάριο Ὄλαφ Σόλτς στήν Οὐάσιγκτων. «Δέν θά ὑπάρξουν μέτρα στά ὁποῖα θά ἐνεργήσουμε διαφορετικά. Θά ἐνεργήσουμε ἑνωμένοι, μαζί. Θά γίνουν ὅλα τά ἀπαραίτητα βήματα καί θά γίνουν ἀπό κοινοῦ μέ τούς συμμάχους μας. Εἴμαστε ἀπολύτως ἑνωμένοι» διεβεβαίωσε γενικά καί ἀόριστα ἀπό τόν Λευκό Οἶκο ὁ Γερμανός Καγκελλάριος Ὄλαφ Σόλτς, ἀναφερόμενος στίς κυρώσεις πού θά ἐπιβληθοῦν εἰς βάρος τῆς Ρωσσίας σέ περίπτωση στρατιωτικῆς ἐπεμβάσεως στήν Οὐκρανία. Οὔτε λόγος φυσικά γιά τόν γερμανορωσσικό ἀγωγό φυσικοῦ ἀερίου Nord Stream 2, ἄν καί ὁ Πρόεδρος τῶν ΗΠΑ Τζό Μπάιντεν δήλωνε ἐνωρίτερα κατηγορηματικῶς ὅτι «ἐάν ἡ Ρωσσία εἰσβάλει στήν Οὐκρανία, δέν θά ὑπάρχει πλέον Nord Stream 2.» Ἡ αὐστηρή στάσις τῶν ΗΠΑ ὀφείλεται καί στό γεγονός ὅτι ἡ ἴδια δέν θά ζημιωθεῖ διόλου ἀπό τήν μή λειτουργία τοῦ ἀγωγοῦ· οἱ Εὐρωπαῖοι εἶναι αὐτοί πού θά… ξεπαγιάσουν.


  1. Greece has to take a tough stance against the bankrupt fiery dragon failing “Empire” eating itself alive. The neocons work for the money masters. The US is the Banker’s Army.


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