[Marxism] Fwd: The Greek "White Knight" Emerges: Putin To Give Athens €5 Billion For Advance Gas Pipeline Fees | Zero Hedge

Dayne Goodwin daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 08:00:02 MDT 2015


Here's a report that provides backup to the ZeroHedge story.  It is in
the Australian Financial Review but datelined Washington and the
writer is the Telegraph's main reporter on the Greek government who
has been in Athens since the election.  It includes a stronger,
lengthier version of the Panagiotis Lafazanis quote in the ZeroHedge
story.
<http://www.afr.com/news/world/europe/europe-ready-for-greece-to-crash-out-athens-gets-close-to-russia-20150419-1mocf7>

On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 6:56 AM, Dayne Goodwin <daynegoodwin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder about the reliability of this report; if it is valid it must
> be an exclusive revelation.
>
> The link for this report's claim to a "senior Greek official" source
> is actually a report (in the Telegraph) that says:
> "Russia denies striking gas deal to net Greece €5bn:
> Kremlin says it has not reached an agreement to provide a €5bn
> sweetner to Athens for a planned gas pipeline that runs through the
> country"
>
> This report refers to general statements by Alexis Tsipras and
> Panagiotis Lafazanis of openness to closer cooperation with Russia but
> not to a definite deal.  If this was a reliable report i think the
> news would be spreading to other sources but i don't see any.
>
> Also the 'ZeroHedge' story itself acknowledges that " €5 billion will
> do little to change the mechanics of Greek debt sustainability."
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 5:33 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism
> <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
>
> [Marxism] Fwd: The Greek "White Knight" Emerges: Putin To Give Athens
> €5 Billion For Advance Gas Pipeline Fees | Zero Hedge
>>
>> http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-18/greek-white-knight-emerges-putin-give-athens-%E2%82%AC5-billion-advance-gas-pipeline-fees




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