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« Reply #151 on: February 12, 2015, 11:00:32 am »

No, I'm not endorsing the idea that this is THE Antichrist or anything - but this article is very interesting nonetheless...

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=30736
2/11/15
A CHARISMATIC NEW WORLD LEADER APPEARS FROM NOWHERE AND TAKES CONTROL OF GREECE

A MAN HAS COME ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE, AND MANY WHO KNOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR, ARE TAKING A HARD LOOK AT HIM.

“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Revelation 13:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are looking for Jesus Christ, and not the Antichrist. But when we discovered this new “mystery man” who from nowhere has taken rock-star control of Greece, is backed by George Soros, has formed alliance with Russia and is talking with Pope Francis about a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians. We thought you just might want to know about it.

His name is Alexis Tsipras, and it seems that he meets much of the criteria of the prophesied Antichrist. He was just elected as the Prime Minister of Greece. He is an atheist and a far left winger. His party in Greece is called SYRIZA. He has appeared out of nowhere in the last couple of years, almost magically. He has landed himself in a most precarious situation. Greece is broken. Is he the one to fix it, and also the EU which is struggling and groping at almost anything to revive Europe? All eyes are on this man.

On Sept 17, 2014 Mr. Tsipras met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. He was the first leader of a left-wing party that met the head of the Roman-Catholic church–ever. This is not surprising with this Pope, because he is rabidly ecumenical, and very “Green”,  always talking about global warming and people harming the earth. It has been said that Tsipras and the Pope get along famously, and are in one accord. No problem that one claims to be the head of the “faithful” on this earth, and the other, a staunch atheist. Could it be that there are unseen circumstances, not being divulged to the public? I would say, assuredly so.



Terry James of Rapture Ready wrote a piece on the possibility of this man being the Antichrist, but he made strong point at the beginning of the piece, telling Christians that we should be looking for the glorious appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ to Rapture His church from this earth.

Here are two excerpts from Terry James article on “Nearing Midnight”

Antichrist Archetype Emerges

“…There has surfaced, in my view at least, an archetype of the leader to come who will be the first beast of Revelation 13.  This generation is not yet in the Tribulation, but is experiencing precursors to that last seven years that makes us know that a time of unprecedented troubles is just ahead. Likewise, a leader has arisen from the area of the reviving Roman Empire, one whose emergence makes the observant Bible prophecy student suspect ever more assuredly that Antichrist is waiting in the shadows of the immediate future.

Any such leader rising suddenly and dramatically out of the very nucleus of what was ancient Rome justifiably raises the eyebrows of Bible prophecy students.  The visible, physical reactions of those who have put him on his pedestal are quite interesting…glassy eyes filled with tears of joy, as they looked worshipfully at the man on whom they are hanging their hopes.  As a matter of fact, the slogan for his campaign was “Hope is coming!” — Terry James, RaptureReady.com

“I think we are looking at an archetype of the man whose name will add up to six hundred, three score and six.”—Terry” [1] – source

Here is part of a blogpost from christianpost.com:

“One interesting candidate that is clearly different from most of the others is Greek politician Alexis Tsipras He is the nominee for the Party of the European left; he also is the youngest of all the candidates at 39 years of age. He is a total atheist whose political roots are in socialism and communism. He remains un-married, but has cohabitated with his high school girlfriend for twenty years and they have one child.



Not only is he a wildly popular figure in Greece, but was elected unanimously to the SYRIZA a conglomerate of 13 far left radical groups. He has an Obama-like quality of being believed without a long established history of significant accomplishments or well accepted political plans or skills.” [2] – source

Alexis Tsipras sworn into office takes Civil Oath

“Alexis Tsipras, who was sworn in earlier this week as the new Prime Minister of Greece, has become his country’s first openly atheist leader. A survey noted that atheist leaders in Europe are becoming more prominent, with France and Croatia also being led by non-religious figures.

Tsipras was sworn in on Monday after his Syriza party won the elections in Greece, but he chose not to take a religious oath at the ceremony. Reuters noted that Tsipras, whose left-wing party has opposed austerity measures, broke from tradition when he decided to take a civil, rather than a biblical oath.” [3] – source

He is the first leader of Greece to refuse to take a religious oath on the Bible in the history of the country.

Tsipras has met with Pope Francis to discuss a peace treaty with Israel:

Tsipras said: “Even though we started from different points, ideological points, we believe we have common positions in the principles of solidarity, in the principles of justice, peace and cohesion.”

We agreed on the need to continue the dialogue between the European left and the Christian church,” he said. “There is a need to create an ecumenical alliance against poverty, inequalities, against the logic that markets and profits are above people.”” - Alexis Tsipras in meeting with Pope Francis

The Pope and the new Greek leader also discussed climate change. Pope Francis is open to everyone, well almost everyone. He embraces the Atheist, the Wiccan, really any beliefs are fine with him, as long as social justice is addressed and a common hatred of Capitalism is quite important.

Think of how the bible describes the character and nature of the Antichrist, while you read the following quote from Alexis Tsipras official website:

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“We discussed the need for peace to return on earth, for the immediate cease of war interventions…asked him to take an international initiative for the termination of conflicts in the Middle East. Finally, we agreed that the dialogue between the Left and the Christian Church must go on. We may have different ideological starting points; however, we converge on common values, like solidarity, love for the fellow Human being, social justice, and our concern regarding world peace.” Alexis Tsipras in his meeting with Pope Francis

Alexis Tsipras as the Antichrist? Pope Francis as the False Prophet? It certainly is pretty interesting, wouldn’t you say?

George Soros backs Tsipras

“The Guardian featured an article today about George Soros and the opening of his “Solidarity Center” in Thessaloniki, Greece, the first of many he plans to open in order to help Greeks who were hit the worst by the economic crisis.”

You see, it is a hobby of Mr. Soros to take his billions of dollars and play politics. He groomed Barack Obama for his entrance onto the world stage. He is part of the New World Order (Illuminati). He is probably one of the most evil people who ever walked the earth. Strong statement – I know. But how about Hitler? Of course, Hitler was incredibly evil. But did you know what George Soros did in Germany during the Holocaust? He was a teen and from a billionaire father. He was a Jew, but to save his own life, he turned in his fellow Jews to be loaded on the trains, heading for their deaths. He is unrepentant of these deeds – he says there is nothing to be sorry about.

Isn’t it interesting that the pre-elections took place in Thessaloniki (Thessalonica from the Bible) and now Mr. Soros has established his Solidarity Center in that same city? One thing I find fascinating is that in the Bible, the Antichrist was spoken of in much detail by the Apostle Paul in the book of 2 Thessalonians 2:

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.


Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

There are no coincidences with our God.

“According to the article Aliki Mouriki, a sociologist of the Greek National Center for Social Research said: “Greece, to a great degree, has become a failed state. It is unable to provide basic facilities for its citizens because of budget cuts. In the absence of public welfare, and with around one and a half million officially unemployed, growing numbers are looking for substitutes elsewhere.”

Last year, George Soros had offered Greek institutions 1 million dollars to buy heating oil, after mayors in different Greek municipalities requested help. “It had got to the point where some of the schools had not a drop of oil left. This month we got 20,000 tons from Soros and it has really helped. The government has now promised an extra four million euros but we have yet to see it,” said the mayor of Naoussa in Northern Greece.

George Soros has donated money for heating oil to approximately 190 Greek institutions such as orphanages, schools, nurseries and homes of the elderly and is planning to open “Solidarity Centers” around Greece. The first one opened in Thessaloniki just a few days ago and is already filled with applications.

George Soros’ philanthropy has been the subject of a great controversy. Parents’ associations all over Greece are refusing donations because they are suspicious of his motives. Yiannis Boutaris, mayor of Thessaloniki responded saying “Why Soros gives money to Thessaloniki or other Greek regions, or even to NGOs to help vulnerable groups, should not be the centre of attention. It is the fact that Greek tycoons, shipowners and those from the diaspora don’t follow his example.”[4]

Russia is looking to make an ally within its biggest enemy – Greece

The plot is beginning to thicken.

Greece’s defense minister was invited to Moscow to meet Sergei Shoygu, his Russian counterpart, in the near future. Greece is part of the 28 members of NATO. Russia has always regarded NATO is its biggest threat. Now, Russia appears to have a newfound interest in establishing a relationship with Greece’s defense minister. On Tuesday Kammenos met with both the US and Russian ambassadors to Greece.

The solidarity shown to #Greece by the peoples of Europe is the European “dream” in practice. It is the future of #Europe

— Alexis Tsipras (@tsipras_eu) February 10, 2015

“The discussion with the ambassador of Russia, Mr. Maslov, was also about the pending agreements between the Ministries of National Defence of Greece and Russia, the capabilities of a strategic cooperation, the organisation of the year of Greek-Russian friendship in 2016 which will take place in Greece and in Russia. I received an invitation by Russia’s Minister of Defence to visit Moscow within the next period of time,” Kammenos wrote on Greece’s Ministry of National Defense website.” [5] – source

The new Greek government at times has been critical of both the EU and NATO. Tsipras has spoken of withdrawing from NATO.

“On Nato, Syriza describes its approach as a ‘multi-dimensional, pro-peace foreign policy for Greece, with no involvement in wars or military plans.’ It seeks ‘the re-foundation of Europe away from artificial divisions and Cold War alliances such as Nato.’ … Last year on Syriza MP called for Greece to leave Nato altogether, though the comments were rapidly played down by senior officials,” writes BBC.


“The new Greek government is cause for concern, especially because Tsipras has voiced his opposition to NATO membership in the past,” Ian Bremmer told Business Insider last week. “And his early actions — these comments regarding sanctions, as well as his meeting with the Russian ambassador to Greece without hours of taking office — demonstrates that he is willing to engage differently with Moscow.”

It Was Just Like Obama’s First Election Night!”

Already there are comparisons between Tsipras and Obama. The adoring crowds. The rock star status. The people really don’t know much about their new PM. Sound familiar?

They know that Tsipras met his partner, and mother of his kids, in high school, when they both joined Student’s for Communism.

I have been digging into the Internet, attempting to find everything I can about Alexis Tsipras. What I am about to tell you will probably shock you as it did me. I want to stress that I have found this information on different Greek sites (translated of course) and it by no means proves that this is true. But if it is, then I do think that we “may” be looking at the Wicked (as the Bible calls him).

Here is what I have been reading:

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“The father of Alexis Cipra, Pavlos Cipra, died in 2012. He was a billionaire with a direct link with the Mossad, he was the father of a slave BHL entrepreneur in Africa where he was trafficking in Africans. He sent dozens of Africans in Greece in order to exploit them, giving them just enough to survive in its construction companies and public travux.

The family business “SKAPANEA” was responsible for all major public works in Greece since the junta until today, construction / restoration of Orthodox churches through broadcasting. Like the Italian Mafia, the other companies have to pay a percentage to the “family” if they want to survive. “ [6] – source

Yes, you read that correctly. I have been finding people in Greece saying that Tsipras is actually “Cipra” and is of Jewish blood.

“Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.” Many End Times scholars have concluded that this passage of Scripture from Daniel 11:37 shows the Antichrist to be atheist, since he no longer regards the God of his fathers.

We as children of God, should be looking for the Blessed Hope of His appearing to catch us away from this wicked planet. But we should also be watchmen on the wall, discerning the times and events. In this way, we will be more informed to share our thoughts and Scripture with others.

 And when I look at Tsipras/Cipra – I see someone who may just be the man of sin of which the Bible speaks.

We won’t be here, but this should give us pause, and make us realize that we need to share the Gospel with everyone we know!!
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« Reply #152 on: February 12, 2015, 12:16:18 pm »

Just read this and was coming to post it....  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked
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« Reply #153 on: February 12, 2015, 02:21:44 pm »

Just read this and was coming to post it....  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

I reacted the same way when I read it yesterday.

I don't know if he's the Antichrist, but nonetheless as we're getting closer - look how many of these world leaders are "coming out of nowhere" in such a short space. For example, look at Obama - he was an unknown until 2004 when he, out of the blue, won the US Senate seat from IL.(and the rest has been history since)

And now this guy just "magically" appears from nowhere 2 years ago, and ends up not only winning the Greek PM election, but also being active on the world stage?

bro Mark, I recall you said how in 2nd Thes 2, the rapture of the church won't happen until the AC is revealed - meaning he likely will be seen on the world stage PRIOR to the rapture(born-again believers will see him, while Apostate Churchianity and the lost world won't). Maybe you're on to something here... Wink
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« Reply #154 on: February 12, 2015, 03:20:53 pm »

yep, the AC has to have some kind of rise to power. Just how many world leaders will vanish during the rapture? 1 maybe 2 if that? So he has to have some form of power. Now if this guy gets invited to start speaking at other countries or Brussels or the UN, then we really have something going on.
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« Reply #155 on: February 12, 2015, 10:02:20 pm »

I'm not so sure.

I did some research on this guy. I couldn't find any definitive evidence that he is of Jewish lineage. That is the first and foremost point when trying to identify the Antichrist.

He's anti-Zionist from the sources I've read. According to rabbi Mordechai Frizis, (regarding Syriza, the political party of Tsipras) "this is an anti-Zionist party that is against Israel. A Jew in Greece can't be happy today with the elections results." That poses a problem to his "candidacy" for two reasons: 1) I can't see Tsipras allowing the Jews to have their temple and do the animal sacrifices, 2) Israel embraces the Antichrist at first (John 5:43).

Greece is within the four divisions of Alexander the Great's empire, so that definitely fits. It just seems to me that he fits more the "modern prophecy teachers" view of the Antichrist rather than the Bible view of the Antichrist. I could be wrong, though.
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« Reply #156 on: February 13, 2015, 12:46:57 am »

I'm not so sure.

I did some research on this guy. I couldn't find any definitive evidence that he is of Jewish lineage. That is the first and foremost point when trying to identify the Antichrist.

He's anti-Zionist from the sources I've read. According to rabbi Mordechai Frizis, (regarding Syriza, the political party of Tsipras) "this is an anti-Zionist party that is against Israel. A Jew in Greece can't be happy today with the elections results." That poses a problem to his "candidacy" for two reasons: 1) I can't see Tsipras allowing the Jews to have their temple and do the animal sacrifices, 2) Israel embraces the Antichrist at first (John 5:43).

Greece is within the four divisions of Alexander the Great's empire, so that definitely fits. It just seems to me that he fits more the "modern prophecy teachers" view of the Antichrist rather than the Bible view of the Antichrist. I could be wrong, though.

was thinking that too that he has to be Jewish and claim that he has come from the line of David which he hasn't done, though he does look Jewish he could be hiding that he is Jewish cant say for sure he is the Antichrist but interesting anyhow.
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Greek PM edges towards bailout deal

Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras edged closer to securing a massive overhaul of its huge bailout on Thursday after making his case to sceptical EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Tsipras, the leftist leader elected by austerity-weary Greeks last month, agreed that Athens would start technical talks with eurozone partners on Friday in a bid to find common ground before a last ditch meeting of finance ministers on Monday.

But with Greece facing a possible exit from the euro when its 240-billion-euro ($270-billion) EU-IMF bailout expires at the end of February, Tsipras kept talking tough during his first summit with the other 27 European Union leaders.

"Greece will not blackmail or be blackmailed," Tsipras said in a press conference after the talks in Brussels.

He insisted that Greece would ditch the hated "troika" of creditors -- the EU, IMF and European Central Bank -- which oversees the bailout programme and carries out inspections to see that Greece is living up to its punishing reform commitments.

"Forget the programme, it no longer exists. The troika doesn't exist either," Tsipras said.

But he said that he discussed with his counterparts the possibility of a six-month bridging programme to give Greece time to work on a different programme that would be acceptable to its creditors, and "find an end to the crisis."

- Merkel 'amicable' -

Germany has been the strongest opponent of Tsipras's plans, adding to anger in Greece against Europe's biggest economy, which many in Athens blame for imposing years of austerity since the country's first bailout in 2010.

But Merkel suggested a "compromise" was possible and spoke of a "friendly" encounter with Tsipras in Brussels, during which they shook hands in front of the cameras.

"We greeted each other amicably, I congratulated him on his election," said Merkel, fresh off the plane from Minsk where she helped broker a peace deal for the conflict in Ukraine.

"On my part I showed my willingness to cooperate. Now we have to see which points we can agree on."

The more positive mood saw Greek shares surge over 6.0 percent while European stock markets rose and the euro was firmer against the dollar.

It was a far cry from the previous night in Brussels, when six hours of tense talks between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his eurozone counterparts broke down acrimoniously without even agreeing on how to word a joint statement.

But on Thursday, Tsipras and Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem agreed to renew efforts to "start work on a technical assessment of the common ground between the current programme and the Greek government's plans," a step that had nearly been agreed on Wednesday.

- 'Optimistic' Europeans -

Under the Greek proposals, Athens would stick to 70 percent of the programme but it would overhaul the remaining 30 percent which it sees as damaging to growth and toxic on issues including the new government's plans to raise the minimum wage.

Athens also wants a bridging loan until September to buy time to hammer out a new reform and bailout package, and to offer debt swaps based on economic performance as the Greek economy moves out of recession.

Other European leaders said they were hopeful of a deal before Monday, likely the last chance for an agreement if it is to have time to be passed by eurozone parliaments.

"It's my understanding that the discussions between Tsipras and Dijsselbloem were quite constructive and good," Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, usually a strong advocate for austerity, told AFP.

"At the end of the day, no one should underestimate the capacity of the Eurogroup meeting to find a solution and I'm carefully optimistic that something will come out over the weekend."

Grumbling continued however over the collapse of Wednesday's talks, with European sources telling AFP there had originally been an agreement on a joint statement with the other ministers, but that it was torpedoed by Tsipras after his finance minister spent 30 minutes on the phone with him to confirm.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had already left on the understanding the statement had been approved, they said.

Greek sources denied this account and said Germany had tried to insert new wording.

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« Reply #158 on: February 13, 2015, 01:01:20 pm »

So just like that, he broke his campaign promises - yeah, that was quick!(he promoted himself as anti-bailout)
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/16/greece-fails-rescue-package-eurozone-finance-ministers
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Greece bailout talks break down after Athens rejects 'unacceptable' eurozone demands
Creditors present ultimatum as finance minister insists other members must water down austerity conditions if country is to reach ‘honourable agreement’


Talks between Greece and its eurozone creditors collapsed in disarray on Monday night, heightening concerns that the country is edging closer to a disruptive exit from the single currency.

The breakdown of discussions in Brussels over the Greek bailout programme appeared to leave both sides as far apart as ever, although eurozone finance ministers said a last-ditch summit could be held on Friday.

However, the Greek delegation was told in no uncertain terms that talks would recommence only if the country was willing to extend its bailout package, which carries a list of austerity measures that the new left-wing government in Athens has vowed to pare back.

Effectively presenting Greece with an ultimatum, the eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers said Athens had until Friday to agree to maintain the current bailout under the auspices of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – something that Greece has said is unacceptable.

Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, made it clear in the acrimonious discussions in Brussels on Monday that Greece would not accept prolonging the bail out for six months unless the other 18 members of the eurozone agreed to water down the austerity conditions attached to the deal.

Varoufakis insisted that an “honourable agreement” was within reach for Greece, despite voicing strong criticism of unspecified advocates of Greece’s current bailout, who were playing “games with the future of Europe”.

“We are going to meet half way during the next couple of days,” he said. “Europe will do the usual trick, it will pull a good agreement, an honourable agreement, out of what appears to be an impasse.”

The Syriza-led coalition in Athens is convinced that, despite the tough language used by Germany, it can secure more favourable terms by holding out until closer to the 28 February deadline when its current €172bn (£127bn) bailout expires.

But it ran the risk on Monday night of infuriating other eurozone members through its negotiating stance and by leaking the details of a draft agreement while the meeting was going on.

A Greek official described the draft agreement as “unacceptable” because it restated that Greece must continue in its current bailout programme. “The Greek authorities have indicated that they intend to successfully conclude the programme, taking into account the new government’s plans,” stated a phrase in the rejected communique, which had been crossed out.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs the eurogroup, said there had been disappointment about the failure to find common ground. But he insisted that the Greek government had to make the next move by asking to continue in the bailout programme. “The next step has to come from the Greek authorities; they have to make up their mind.” He said eurozone ministers were likely to meet on Friday, but this would be the last chance to get an agreement.

Recriminations began to fly after the meeting ended. Varoufakis accused Dijsselbloem of vetoing a more favourable deal for Greece that had been drawn up by the EU’s executive arm, the European commission. “We are ready and willing to reach an honourable agreement … no one has the right to work towards a dead end especially one that is mutually detrimental for all Europeans.”

He said Greece should not be asked to impose recessionary measures on its population. “Democracy changes the facts on the ground and we are a government that has a critique of the current programme.”

Greece’s current financing arrangements expire at the end of the month, but many eurozone parliaments would need several days to ratify any extension of the bailout.

Monday’s negotiations, which had been expected to last through the night, broke up abruptly with the formal talks on Greece lasting barely two hours.

Varoufakis, an economics professor, who specialises in game theory, insisted Greece is not bluffing about its negotiating tactics. In an article in the New York Times on Monday he wrote: “I am often asked: What if the only way you can secure funding is to cross your red lines and accept measures that you consider to be part of the problem, rather than of its solution? Faithful to the principle that I have no right to bluff, my answer is: The lines that we have presented as red will not be crossed. Otherwise, they would not be truly red, but merely a bluff.”

Analysts warned that the risks of Greece leaving the euro were growing, and that the crisis could be triggered if the European Central Bank decided that the lack of progress required it to suspend financial support.

Jennifer McKeown, senior European economist at Capital Economics, said: “Comments from officials on both sides suggest that even a short-term deal has not been reached at today’s eurogroup finance ministers’ meeting, adding to risks that Greece may exit the euro-zone.”

She added that “if the ECB considers the talks to have stalled, there is a risk that it will suspend emergency liquidity assistance, perhaps leaving Greece with no choice but to exit the eurozone. And if nothing else, the difficulties of reaching an agreement even to meet Greece’s immediate needs highlight just how difficult it will be to broker a deal on Greece’s debt sustainability that would ensure its euro-zone membership over the longer term”.
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He's really starting to get into the limelight... :!:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pm-tsipras-declares-war-home-greeces-oligarchs-130636186--business.html
PM Tsipras declares war at home on Greece's 'oligarchs'
2/17/15

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's new anti-corruption minister is not a politician, but he is in tune with the new crusading mood.

International attention on Greece since the Syriza party took over has focused on the leftist government's fight against an austerity package imposed from abroad.

But Panagiotis Nikoloudis, 65, a supreme court prosecutor and specialist on economic crime, is spearheading another battle declared by Syriza: this one on the home front, against some of the wealthy businessmen who dominate Greek political and economic life.

Speaking to parliament last week, Nikoloudis denounced an elite that included a "handful of families who think that the state and public service exists to service their own interests."

Such businessmen influence politicians and state officials or abuse their control of the media to unfairly win state contracts, change regulations to their advantage or escape prosecution for illegal conduct, critics say.

Prime Minister Alex Tsipras has announced radical measures aimed at what he calls the "oligarchs", including re-licensing private TV channels, ending "crony" bank loans for the well-connected, exercising the state's voting rights in the case of majority shareholdings of private banks, unwinding some key privatizations and aggressive tax audits of those with offshore bank accounts.

"We have made the decision to clash with a regime of political and economic power that plunged our country into the crisis and is responsible of Greece’s depreciation on an international level," Tsipras told parliament last week.

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has been equally blunt, declaring that his government will "destroy the oligarchy" in order to increase tax revenues, open markets and spur economic growth.

So far, no-one has been named in the crackdown, and few of Greece's top entrepreneurs have commented publicly.

But deals under scrutiny include the privatization of the national lottery and planned sell-off of state shares in major ports.

Energy Minister and Syriza party member Panagiotis Lafazanis told parliament last week the government would seek the cancellation of the "scandalous purchase" of the old Athens airport, Hellenikon, by Lamda Development, a company controlled by the family of Greece’s richest businessman, Spiros Latsis.

Latsis has not been personally criticized by Syriza.

Lamda responded with a statement last week lamenting "the discouraging message to the long-term private international investors that our country desperately needs."

Asked by Reuters to comment further, Latsis did not respond.

Businessman Yannis Vardinoyannis, whose family has interests in oil refining, shipping and the media, said in a statement to Reuters that Tsipras had a "valid point" in attacking "a certain regime that has played a significant role in influencing in a negative and corrupt way Greece’s business environment", and that tackling corrupt practices would be good for economic growth and business confidence.

He also noted that "owning and operating a globally successful organization does not classify you as an 'oligarch'".

"We have faith in our new Government and I personally welcome this type of approach where fair play, the law and regulations will prevail," he said.

NOT JUST TARGETING THE RICH

Syriza under Tsipras has long been critical of how a handful of Greek families play a dominant role and enjoy political patronage in key sectors of the economy.

But some critics say the Syriza government should make a clearer separation in its public rhetoric between its drive against illegal activity like corruption and tax evasion and its wider political agenda to curb the power of the rich, which could scare away investors and spur capital flight.

Nikoloudis told Reuters in an interview he was not accusing the wealthy in general.

"I would be crazy to think like that," he said.

He is still waiting to be given a new office, staff or a budget. But, speaking at his old office, he said previous investigations into oil smuggling, banking fraud and tax evasion had identified perpetrators who were wealthy businessmen with political patrons.

"So I don't attack the rich, but the people I've found committing crime just happen to be rich," he said.

As a non-political outsider with a clean record, Nikoloudis is a popular appointment among Greeks who believe corruption is deeply embedded in society. He has a reputation for action, and says the financial intelligence unit, which he led until now, developed a system of audits that identified over 20,000 people whose assets do not match their tax declarations.

George Sourlas, a senior official at the justice ministry and a former conservative MP and deputy speaker of the parliament, said he "had to admit" the anti-corruption measures put forward by Tsipras were "very impressive so far."

Sourlas praised Tsipras's promise to curb oil smuggling, a racket in which un-taxed fuel for export or commercial shipping is diverted and sold instead for domestic consumption, evading sales tax due. Previous governments have been aware of the racket for years but did nothing, Sourlas said.

"The smugglers have the support of political power and a relationship with all political parties," he said, declining to elaborate.

TAX REVENUES

University professor Dimitris Mardas has been appointed deputy finance minister to spearhead measures to tackle both un-taxed revenues and corrupt procurement.

In an interview, he outlined the program he has in mind to defeat the smugglers, from installing GPS systems on fuel barges in ports to new incentives for customs officers to forcing refineries to hand over more data.

Mardas said he hoped to recover a billion euros of missing annual revenue just from tackling fuel smuggling.

But skeptics question if Syriza's hopes for a windfall of tax revenues from the crackdown are realistic.

Harry Theocharis, a former chief tax collector and now a newly-elected MP for a centrist party, said Mardas was exaggerating the revenue lost by smuggling.

The bigger problem, he said, was that tax evasion and corruption in general extends well beyond the rich. But going after evasion by professionals or other restrictive practices such as unfair barriers to professions maintained by trade unions could threaten Syriza's political support.

Nikoloudis has acknowledged that targeting the richest and most powerful would not eliminate tax evasion.

In fact, he found the biggest companies in Greece were the most scrupulous in paying their taxes, unlike many self-employed people. "Specifically everyone who has a hotel or a taverna on an Aegean island systematically commits tax evasion."

An attack on corrupt behavior by powerful interests was perhaps more about justice than revenue-raising, he said.

"Even if we accept that some people will take their money and go abroad, I would prefer to take that risk instead of seeing the economy of my country based on dirty money and corrupt enterprise."

Not every oligarch would be challenged, and not all crimes of the past could be prosecuted.

"I am not going to fight everyone. I don't want to break my nose. I want to change the system. That's my ambition."
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New Greek PM is pro-Palestinian, but envoy to Israel predicts ‘only positive things’
Alexis Tsipras slammed Israeli ‘brutality’ in summer war, but incoming FM said last month Greece could mediate between Israel, Palestinians, Iran


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During last summer’s Gaza war, Alexis Tsipras, the new prime minister of Greece, said Israel’s “brutality cannot be tolerated.” Senior members of his party — which in this week’s elections nearly got an absolute majority — participated in the 2010 flotilla, which sought to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza and resulted in a deadly clash between Turkish activists and Israeli troops. One of the party’s delegates to the European Parliament is said to be openly sympathetic to Hamas.

And yet, relations between Greece and Israel will remain friendly, as both sides value the “strategic importance” of increased bilateral cooperation, Greek government officials and representatives of the Jewish community said Tuesday.

On Sunday, the far-left Syriza party won the national parliamentary elections by a landslide, obtaining 149 of 300 seats. After building a coalition with the small right-wing ANEL party, Tsipras was sworn in as prime minister Monday.

Israeli officials have watched Greece’s political shift closely, since the bilateral relationship had dramatically improved in recent years, as Israel’s ties with Turkey have deteriorated.

“I can see only positive things in the future,” Greek ambassador to Israel Spyridon Lampridis said. “Criticism yes — you receive criticism from any government, so you might hear, say, comments about this or that policy of the Israeli government by the new Greek government, which might have some problems with some of [Israel’s] policies. But that will not change the overall target, which is the stability of the region, which is beneficial to both countries.”

It is true that some voices in Syriza — an acronym for Coalition of the Radical Left — are leaning toward the Palestinian narrative, Lampridis allowed. But there are several indications that Jerusalem has no need to worry, he added. For one, politicians act differently once they are in charge of running a country. “It’s a party has [entered] the government, therefore [party leaders might become] much more responsible and careful in the policies they are about to advocate.” Secondly, the diplomat said, Syriza’s junior coalition partner is “very well-known for its pro-Israeli attitudes.”

The continuation of strong ties is in the interest of both countries, the ambassador told The Times of Israel. “There is a reality called ‘instability in the Mediterranean’. No matter who is in the democratically elected government in Greece, [one] cannot ignore the fact that there are very few democratic prosperous states with Westerns ideals in the region. Israel is one of them. See around you, there is a very limited array of countries with which Greece can cooperate.”

The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Tuesday refused to comment on the incoming government in Athens, pointing to a statement issued Monday, which “praised the elections in Greece and looks forward to a continuing special relationship between Greece and Israel, which has only grown in the past few years.”

The new ruling party in Athens historically has not been very fond of Israel. In its platform, Syriza explicitly called for an end to Greece’s defense cooperation with “aggressive” Israel, prominent Greek-Israeli businessman Sabby Mionis wrote in 2012, though he allowed at the time that some party leaders appeared to have adopted a more moderate approach.

“They are certainly hostile towards Israel and the relationship between the two countries will be challenging,” Mionis told The Times of Israel Tuesday. “I certainly hope that Syriza will recognize the strategic importance of this relationship and will soften its stance. Several members of Syriza, including some who are getting government positions, were even [aboard] the Flotilla in 2010.”

On the other hand, Greece’s outgoing prime minister, Antonis Samaras, who had very good ties with Jewish groups over his opposition to the far-right Golden Dawn party, invited several politicians with neo-Nazi ties into his cabinet, Mionis pointed out. “I think that bringing such characters into the political mainstream is far more dangerous” than Syriza’s left-wing criticism of Israel.

During last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, Tsipras, the party head and new prime minister, said that “Palestine is in perpetual war — this war must stop at some point; this brutality cannot be tolerated… When civilians and children are killed at beaches facing the same sea that borders the European continent, we cannot remain passive, because if this happens on the other side of the Mediterranean today, it can happen on our own side tomorrow.”

But the appointment Tuesday as foreign minister of Nikos Kotzias, an international relations professor who is not a member of Syriza, indicates that the new government in Athens will not pursue a hostile policy toward Israel, several observers of Greek politics said.

Kotzias, who used to work for former center-left prime minister George Papandreou, “is a rather pragmatic politician so I do not expect a deterioration of bilateral relations” with Israel, said Emmanuel Karagiannis, a Greece-born senior lecturer at the Department of Defence Studies at King’s College London. “Kotzias has viewed Turkey as the main geopolitical competitor of Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean. Therefore, I believe the Greek-Israeli partnership will survive this political change.”

In an article published on his blog [Greek link] last month, Kotzias wrote that Greece could mediate between the Palestinians and Israel and between Israel and Iran.

The incoming Tsipras government is a “coalition of Marxists, right-wingers and moderate leftists but I do not expect major changes in the Greek foreign policy,” Karagiannis said. The new defense minster, Panos Kammenos, for instance, is known as a pro-US and pro-Israeli right-wing politician.

According to Karagiannis, the Greek government will not rush to recognize a Palestinian state, “since most of its efforts will be directed toward managing relations with EU partners.”

A prominent member of the local Jewish community lauded Syriza for its principled stance against Jew hatred and said he looked forward to continued “excellent relations” with government authorities.

“During the last two years we had a very positive dialogue with the leadership of Syriza [which] always supported the fight against anti-Semitism in Greece,” Victor Eliezer, a member of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and its former secretary-general, told The Times of Israel Tuesday.

A candidate during last year’s local elections used anti-Semitic stereotypes and was swiftly thrown out by the party leadership, he said.

“Syriza always condemned anti-Semitic attitudes and leading members demonstrated their solidarity when they visited the Jewish Museum of Athens, and the Holocaust monument in Athens after its desecration.”

Eliezer said he was certain that “the excellent cooperation” the local Jewish community had with the outgoing government on religious and educational matters, such as “excellent educational programs for teaching the Holocaust,” would continue.

Acknowledging differences in opinion regarding Israeli policies, Eliezer predicted the new government will nonetheless seek to foster good ties with Jerusalem. “The new prime minister Tsipras will continue the policy of developing the bilateral relations between Greece and Israel, as these relations are considered as of strategic importance, for the benefit of both people.”


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Greek PM Tsipras says euro zone deal cancels past austerity commitments
2/21/15

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that a funding agreement struck with euro zone ministers cancelled austerity commitments made by a previous conservative-led government to international creditors.

After often ill-tempered negotiations, Greece secured late on Friday a four-month extension to euro zone funding, which will avert bankruptcy and a euro exit, provided it comes up with promises of economic reforms by Monday.

"Yesterday we took a decisive step, leaving austerity, the bailouts and the troika," Tsipras said in a televised statement. "We won a battle, not the war. The difficulties, the real difficulties ...are ahead of us."

Tsipras and his Syriza party won power last month on promises to end Greece's EU/IMF bailout programme and end cooperation with the hated "troika" -- inspectors from the European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF who have monitored Greece's compliance with its austerity and reform commitments.

Instead Athens was forced to accept the conditional extension of the bailout and still deal with the troika, renamed in the deal as "the three institutions".

Nevertheless, he said: "Yesterday's agreement with the Eurogroup ... cancels the commitments of the previous government for cuts to wages and pensions, for firings in the public sector, for VAT rises on food, medicine."

Tsipras, a radical left-winger, had been under heavy pressure to secure a deal as Greeks have been pulling huge sums out of the country's banks, fearing the talks with euro zone finance ministers would fail and Greece would be cast adrift as the bailout had been due to expire on Feb. 28.

Without naming names, he attacked conservatives at home and in the euro zone. "Yesterday we averted plans by blind conservative powers, within and outside the country, to asphyxiate Greece on Feb. 28," he said.

About 1 billion euros fled Greek bank accounts on Friday, a senior banker told Reuters, due to savers' fears that Athens might have to halt such withdrawals or prepare to reintroduce a national currency. Greece says Friday's extension should calm such fears.

"Greece achieved an important negotiating success in Europe. We showed determination and flexibility and in the end, we achieved our basic goal," said Tsipras.
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Europe is rapidly realigning itself behind the charismatic new Greek leader

But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Daniel 11:38 (KJV)

"Like Pope Francis in Rome, new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is making dizzyingly-fast change in Greece that is having a ripple effect across Europe. The anti-God leader’s example has given rise to atheist leaders in other Euro nations.

Round and round she goes, and where she stops only the prophets know…

Alexis Tsipras, who was sworn in earlier this week as the new Prime Minister of Greece, has become his country’s first openly atheist leader. A survey noted that atheist leaders in Europe are becoming more prominent, with France and Croatia also being led by non-religious figures

Already there are comparisons between Tsipras and Obama. The adoring crowds. The rock star status. The people really don’t know much about their new PM. Sound familiar?

Tsipras was sworn in on Monday after his Syriza party won the elections in Greece, but he chose not to take a religious oath at the ceremony. Reuters noted that Tsipras, whose left-wing party has opposed austerity measures, broke fromtradition when he decided to take a civil, rather than a biblical oath.

Quartz analyzed public statements from European leaders and identified at least two others who have also said that they are atheists — French President Francois Hollande and Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanović.

Hollande, who was raised a Roman Catholic but left the religion, said in 2002: “I have reached a point where what is clear to me is the conviction that God doesn’t exist, rather than the contrary.” He separately added that he respects all faith, but chooses not to have one."

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Greek PM Tsipras’ Shocking Demand For Reparations From Germany Over WWII Nazi Occupation

I find it interesting that the new PM of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, and Vladamir Putin of Russia have become best friends. When powerful people align themselves with one another, you can be sure there is a geo-political reason. The old “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” becomes the game of choice. 

Putin has been spewing lies about Ukraine, and stating that the country is filled with Neo-Nazis in powerful political positions. This is propaganda. Pure lies.

Now, suddenly Tsipras is demanding reparations from the occupation of Greece by Germany 70 years ago during WWII. It’s not a coincidence that the two narratives are so similar. Watch these two evil leaders, as they scheme and manipulate the world to achieve their goals.


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“Tsipras claims Germany owes Greece around €162 billion ($183 billion) – about half the country’s debt load, which is estimated at over €315 billion.”

The figure is said to cover €108 billion for infrastructure damage wrought by the occupying Nazi forces between 1941 and the end of the war, and €54 billion as compensation for the unpaid loan.

Berlin has vehemently refused to consider the payment of any reparations. “Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, the question of reparations has lost legitimacy,” a German finance ministry spokesman declared recently.”

German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel also denies any opportunity of making payments to Greece, as the treaty signed in 1990 did not outline any additional payments in the future.

“The probability is zero,” he said.

However, Greece does not agree and says the payments must be discussed with united Germany – not with the nation as it was in 1990.” [1] – source

Is it just me, or is anyone else seeing the result of a pow-wow between Putin and Tsipras? The world should keep an eye on these two communist leaders. Nothing they do will be for the good of anyone except for Russian and Greece.

Watch Putin use the “neo-nazi” narrative, which by the way, western journalists are swallowing without a bit of vetting, to launch a ground offensive against all of Ukraine. They will take back Ukraine which was once a part of the USSR.

Watch Tsipras as he turns leftist journalists against Germany, and squeeze every penny he can from Merkel. Russia will certainly ante up the rest of Greece’s debt.

Who knows? We may have a new empire forming, and you can bet that Greece will be a part of it. All these things the Lord allows, so that His prophetic Word will be fulfilled.

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WHY IS THE EU PARLIAMENT BUILDING MODELED AFTER THE CURSED TOWER OF BABEL?
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THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EU PARLIAMENT IN THE IMAGE OF THE TOWER OF BABEL SENDS THE MESSAGE THAT NIMROD HAD THE RIGHT PHILOSOPHY AND HIS TOWER OF BABEL WAS A GOOD IDEA.

“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. “ Genesis 11:4,5,9 (KJV)

Recently, we have been writing on a particularly interesting character, the new PM of Greece, Alexis Tsipras. Many Christians are now looking at this man with heightened interest. He seems to embody many of the Biblical descriptions of the coming Antichrist. Time will tell, and we will be watching.

The Louise Weiss building is meant to look like painting “The Tower of Babel” by Pieter Brueghel the Elder in 1563.

In this article, I will be reporting on something that I find as interesting as Tsipras himself. We will look at the EU Parliament Building, and more specifically at their building. Ever since it was completed in December of 1999, the EU parliament has raised questions and many eyebrows by its peculiar architecture. Although it is meant to have a modernist look, many say that it was fashioned after Nimrod’s Tower of Babel from the Scriptures.

Why does it look unfinished?

Promoters say it reflects the “unfinished nature of Europe”. However, some research on the subject reveals the dark and deep symbolism of the building. Exposing the real source of inspiration behind the Louise Weiss building is exposing the esoteric beliefs of the world elite, their dark aspirations and their interpretation of ancient scriptures.

We’ll go straight to the point: the Louise Weiss building is meant to look like painting “The Tower of Babel” by Pieter Brueghel the Elder in 1563. Story says that the Tower of Babel was never completed.


So, the UN Parliament is basically continuing the unfinished work of Nimrod, the infamous tyrant, who was building the Tower of Babel to defy God.

Do you think this is a good source of inspiration for a “democratic institution”?

The Story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel

The story of Nimrod and the building of the Tower of Babel is found in many ancient manuscripts from various cultures around the world. Genesis 11 in the King James Bible starts off right after the end of the flood of Noah, and lets us know that:

“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” Genesis 11:1 (KJV)


The bible tells us that there was worldwide unity and harmony, a good thing, right? Wrong. No sooner is the whole world together then they immediately plan to overthrow God and “build a tower to Heaven”. That’s the result of bringing in World Peace without the King of Peace, Jesus Christ. We all know the story, the build the tower, make some pretty good progress right up until the moment where God confounds their speech with a multiplicity of previously unknown languages., and they are scattered. It looks like the modern-day European Union is headed for the exact same fate.

The official motto of the EU Parliament is this: “Europe – Many Tongues One Voice”. Now, add to their motto that their official headquarters is an updated version of the biblical Tower of Babel and I think you begin to see not only motive but intent as well.

Symbolism of the EU Parliament

The construction of the EU Parliament in the image of the Tower of Babel sends the message that Nimrod had the right philosophy and his Tower of Babel was a good idea.

What we can expect to see from the EU on this path:

A gradual introduction of tyranny
The elimination of the worship of God to introduce dependence on power
All people speaking the same language and the same religion
Rejecting God while trying to become gods

You know what? Those are major precepts of the esoteric beliefs of the world elite. Their belief system is based on the Mystery Religions (pagan rituals, worship of the Sun, considering Lucifer as the one who gave light to the human race, seeing God as a force wanting to keep humans in the dark).

Their New World Order will have evacuated all worship of God, introduced a single language and changed democracy to tyranny.

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL POSTER PROMOTING THE EU PARLIAMENT:



In the poster we see the people of Europe rebuilding the Tower of Babel, only it’s not the ancient Tower of Babel but a very modern-day counterpart, the Louise Weiss building. It reminds me of the movie Jurassic Park where they use DNA samples to recreate the ancient dinosaurs only to find themselves as the prey of those same animals. Amazing how history repeats itself and how bible prophecy is always correct. Every time.

Here’s some points to note:
Point #1: We have a confirmation that the Louise Weiss building was truly inspired by the Tower of Babel. The poster recreated the exact tower on Pieter Brueghel’s painting, even making sure to include the broken part of the foundation. There is NO question there.

Point #2: The slogan: “Europe: Many Tongues One Voice” refers to God confusing the people with many languages. Lessons learned since Genesis 11? Zero.

Point #3: Look closely at the stars at the top. Do they look strange? They are upside down aka reversed pentagrams. The symbolism behind pentagrams is extremely deep and complex but we can say that a regular pentagram refers to “Good Ruling” and a reverse pentagram refers to “Evil Ruling”.

This poster has been banned due to protests by numerous groups. It is however extremely revealing and proves the esoteric mindset of the builders of the European Union’s Parliament.

In Conclusion:

The European Union is a superstate that currently includes 28 countries (more in the future).
The same fate awaits American and Asian countries, who are bound to unite under the same flag and currency to create other superstates. Those are the building blocks towards a Single World Government, a goal actively sought by the world elite.
The EU Parliament Building is the first monument representing a superstate and reveals, through its intense symbolism, hatred of religion, plans for a New World Order and their subtle endorsement of tyranny.
Are you as convinced of the demonic powers at work here as I am?

With this new information in hand, the Alexis Tsipras piece now is even more intriguing, wouldn’t you say?
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31599688
24 February 2015 Last updated at 08:50 ET
Greece debt: EU says reform proposals 'valid'

Greece is a step further on its way to receiving a bailout extension after its list of proposed reforms was backed by one of its key creditors.

Top European Commission officials called the proposals "sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point".

European finance ministers are set to discuss the list shortly.

Greece needs approval from international creditors to secure a four-month loan extension.

Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is trying to balance satisfying the demands of creditors with meeting his pre-election pledges.

His government wants to clamp down on tax evasion, corruption and inefficiency in order to fund social spending and alleviate what it calls Greece's "humanitarian crisis".

'No roll back'
The statement from Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici signals the support of one member of the so-called troika that has supervised Greece's financial rescue. The other members are the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

The statement urges Greece to "refrain from any roll back of measures and unilateral changes to the policies and structural reforms that would negatively impact fiscal targets, economic recovery or financial stability, as assessed by the institutions" of the troika.

The Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers were to discuss the list in a conference call on Tuesday at about 13:00 GMT.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/world/europe/greece-says-it-will-present-eu-with-planned-overhauls-by-monday.html?_r=1
Greece Says It’ll Present E.U. With Planned Overhauls by Monday
3/24/15

BERLIN — Greece will present a detailed list of proposed overhauls to its eurozone partners by Monday, a government spokesman said, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met supporters and leading government ministers on his first official visit to Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany.

At 40, the always tieless Mr. Tsipras has cut an unusual figure among European leaders since being elected less than two months ago. After stopping his convoy en route to Angela Merkel’s chancellery on Monday to greet friendly demonstrators, on Tuesday he visited the stark memorial in central Berlin to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.

It is rare for visiting leaders to stop at the 2,711 blocks of stone that make up the memorial to Europe’s murdered Jews.

The visit to the memorial next to the Brandenburg Gate followed more than five hours of talks and dinner with Ms. Merkel on Monday. It also came after more meetings on Tuesday with the two leading Social Democrats in Ms. Merkel’s coalition as well as with opposition leftists sympathetic to Mr. Tsipras and his pleas for a new approach to Greece’s DEBT crisis.

A Greek government spokesman, Gavriil Sakellaridis, told Mega TV that a list of overhauls would “be done by Monday at the latest.”

There was no indication whether the list had been discussed in any detail with Ms. Merkel. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Monday’s talks had taken place “in a good and constructive atmosphere,” covering Greece’s situation, how the European Union works and bilateral cooperation.

At an evening news conference barely an hour into the talks, both leaders urged their compatriots to abandon stereotypes about each other’s countries. While guarded, they were clearly at pains to reduce the acrimony that has CLOUDED the new Greek government’s dealings with Germany and its other eurozone partners in recent weeks.

One issue that has flared up is that of German reparations for the Nazi crimes committed during the occupation of Greece in World War II. Tens of thousands of Greeks were killed, and an estimated 80,000 Greek Jews were deported to concentration camps. The Nazis also exacted a forced LOAN from Greece that was not repaid in full.

Mr. Tsipras raised the LOAN as a matter of what he called ethical and moral concern. But he emphasized that “today’s Germany has nothing to do with the Germany of the Third Reich, which cost so much bloodshed.”

The visit to the memorial was sandwiched between talks with Germany’s foreign and economy ministers, both Social Democratic leaders in Ms. Merkel’s coalition government of center-right and center-left parties. Mr. Tsipras also met with two leaders of the Left Party, which has voiced strong support for the new Greek prime minister.

Portrayed in popular German news media and by many conservative politicians as irresponsible or at best naïve, Mr. Tsipras was hailed by the Left Party leader, Katja Kipping, as “highly responsible.” He deserves support for efforts to alleviate the suffering of hungry and homeless Greeks, she said on German television Tuesday morning.
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« Reply #178 on: May 06, 2015, 04:42:47 pm »

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=50758#.VUqlgY7F9GY
INTERVIEW: UN adviser stresses 2015 critical to setting world on safer, more prosperous path

4 May 2015 – To say that 2015 is a big year for sustainable development may be an understatement given that, over the course of six months beginning in July, countries have the OPPORTUNITY to take decisions that will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity, protect the environment and ADDRESS climate change.

“This year is a unique opportunity for our generation to set clear goals and clear pathways to a safer, better, more prosperous world,” says economist Jeffrey Sachs, who is Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of global anti-poverty TARGETS that were supposed to be achieved by 2015.

In an interview with the UN News Centre, the internationally renowned development expert explains why it is urgent for the world to change direction and embark on a more sustainable path, what he hopes countries will achieve during this critical year, and what it will take to truly end poverty – which he stresses is not just an economic challenge but a moral one. The interview has been edited for content and clarity.Governments have to achieve a new vision – that is the vision of sustainable development, which means combining economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

UN News Centre: The UN has dubbed 2015 the time for global action for people and the planet. Why is this year so crucial?

Jeffrey Sachs: This is the big year for sustainable development. It’s happened for various diplomatic reasons that everything’s converging in 2015. We have of course the adoption of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in September 2015. That was a decision taken BACK in 2012 at the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit – that we would have SDGs. With the Millennium Development Goals ending, the new sustainable development goals will be adopted in September.

Then, because of the setbacks in Copenhagen way back in 2009 on the climate negotiations, a new timetable was set to reach a good, solid agreement, and it was decided that that would be December 2015 – same year, almost back-to-back with the sustainable development goals. So the world heads to COP21 – the 21st Conference of the Parties – in Paris in late November, early December.

Then countries said, well if we’re going to implement all of this, how are we going to paying for it? We need FINANCING for sustainable development. And a third high-level meeting was put on the agenda in Addis Ababa in July – the Conference on Financing for Development.

Well that’s an amazing line-up – July, September, December – that gives us a chance to change direction in the world to adopt sustainable development as a true operating principle for the planet. It’s urgent that we change direction and this year is a unique OPPORTUNITY for our generation to set clear goals and clear pathways to a safer, better, more prosperous world.
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« Reply #179 on: May 16, 2015, 04:43:32 am »

Billy Graham Daughter: The Rapture Is Coming

Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, warns the Rapture is coming and will cause "mass chaos."

In a recent blog post on her website titled "Is God’s Judgment Coming?" Graham Lotz wrote God's "judgment is coming on America and on our world, and it's going to be ugly."

"I believe Jesus is soon to return to take all of His followers to Heaven with Him in what is referred to as the Rapture," she wrote. "While this will be deliverance for His people, can you imagine the impact on our nation, let alone the world, when suddenly every single authentic Christian disappears?

"Institutions will collapse. Banks will close. The Stock Market will plunge. Planes will fall out of the sky. Cars will crash on the road. Government in America at every level will disintegrate. Families will be torn apart. In the unprecedented turmoil, our nation will be vulnerable for our enemies to seize the moment and attack us. There will be mass chaos, confusion, fear, grief, despair, anger, threats, danger … judgment."

Graham Lotz advocates for Christians to pray and "cry out to God" from May 15-23, the nine-day period between the Day of the Ascension of Jesus and the Day of Pentecost.

Graham Lotz, 66, is the second daughter of Billy Graham, who turned 96 last November.

A recent poll found more than half of Americans think the Rapture is real, while another survey found that 27 percent of Christians think Jesus Christ will return to Earth by 2050.

Several groups, meanwhile, think the Rapture is real and will take place soon.

Recent reports claiming Christianity is on the decline are false, according to a professor and members of the faith.

"There's a story some people want to report — that religion is on life support — but it's just not true," said Baylor University professor Byron Johnson, the founding director of the Institute for Studies of Religion.

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