WikiLeaks har publisert referat av en samtale mellom lederen av Europaavdelinge i Det internasjonale pengefondet (IMF) og den greske representanten i fondet. Referatet viser at IMF Europa-sjef, Poul Thomsen, foreslår overfor den greske representanten Delia Velkouleskou at IMF kan utløse en «kreditthendelse» i Hellas for å legge press på Tyskland. Referatet er lagt ut her.
Deler av samtalen forløp slik:
THOMSEN: Well, I don’t know. But this is… I think about it differently. What is going to bring it all to a decision point? In the past there has been only one time when the decision has been made and then that was when they were about to run out of money seriously and to default. Right?
THOMSEN: And possibly this is what is going to happen again. In that case, it drags on until July, and clearly the Europeans are not going to have any discussions for a month before the Brexits and so, at some stage they will want to take a break and then they want to start again after the European referendum.
VELKOULESKOU: That’s right.
THOMSEN: That is one possibility. Another possibility is one that I thought would have happened already and I am surprised that it has not happened, is that, because of the refugee situation, they take a decision… that they want to come to a conclusion. Ok? And the Germans raise the issue of the management… and basically we at that time say «Look, you Mrs. Merkel you face a question, you have to think about what is more costly: to go ahead without the IMF, would the Bundestag say ‘The IMF is not on board’? or to pick the debt relief that we think that Greece needs in order to keep us on board?» Right? That is really the issue.
Her diskuterer altså IMF en plan om å skape ei krise for å legge press på Tyskland og andre aktører for å få gjennomført sin politikk.
The IMF officials say that a threat of an imminent financial catastrophe was needed to force other players into accepting its measures such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions, but that the UK referendum on 23 June will paralyse EU decision-making at a critical moment, according to the records.
Den «hendelsen» man ville skape er ikke noe mindre enn en umiddelbart forestående gresk statskonkurs. Eller som journalisten og forfatteren Paul Mason sier:
An “event” is a financial crisis bringing Greece close to default. Just like last year, when the banks closed, millions of people faced economic and psychological catastrophe.
Only this time, the IMF wants to inflict that catastrophe on a nation holding tens of thousands of refugees and tasked with one of the most complex and legally dubious international border policing missions in modern history.
IMF er altså tatt på fersk gjerning i å gamble med både Hellas’ og Europas framtid for å få aksept for sine planer. IMF-sjef Christine Lagarde kan derfor ikke gjøre noe annet enn å benekte det hele.
Men alle som kan lese ser hva dette er. For igjen å sitere Paul Mason:
It is the whole of Europe, in other words, that the IMF is conspiring to hit with the shock doctrine. …
It proves, yet again, that the core of the economic doctrine that guides the global elite is the determination not to “give a shit” about real people, but to impose the doctrine even at the cost of state failure.