When your back is up against the wall the best defense is often a good offense. This is exactly what the besieged Greek Prime Minister is doing. Blame your domestic trouble on foreigners, even if they are in fact your fellow members of the same eurozone club, the club Greek begged to join as a symbol of its "developed" status when in fact it was and is still run like a banana republic.
What is Mr. Prime Minister doing?
..."In a harshly worded speech to the cabinet the day after the summit, which was televised live, Mr Papandreou claimed Greece was being used as a “laboratory animal” in a test of strength between the eurozone and financial markets.
“The EU’s own credibility is being tested,” he warned. “It must correct the mistakes it made over Greece, so it will be especially strict with us.”
Analysts said the speech was intended to rally trade unionists, who are threatening to increase strike action, as well as the governing Socialist party’s hardline faction"...
This is another example of how the bank is held hostage by a borrower of billions unable to pay. The bank needs him more to survive and the borrower can then play the bank like a fiddle.
That "harshly" worded speech was clearly intended also to shift national anger towards outsiders.
Greece will not wage war. But often in the past governments waged wars to divert domestic attention to somebody else. Today the Greek government is doing exactly that.
So predictable. So tragic.