Ganska sensationella uppgifter William Engdahl kommer med. Enorma olje och gasfyndigheter har hittats i Medelhavet. I en tidigare artikel tog han upp de som finns inom israeliskt område. Nu om Grekland. Kan de ha något att göra med den finansiella attack landet utsatts för? Att finansmaffian tvingar fram privatiseringar av allt för att sen själva ta hand om oljeinkomsterna, och inte riskera att de kommer det grekiska folket till del? The New Mediterranean Oil and Gas Bonanza, Part II: Rising energy tensions in the Aegean—Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria
According to one Greek analyst, Aristotle Vassilakis, “surveys already done that have measured the amount of natural gas estimate it to reach some nine trillion dollars.” Even if only a fraction of that is available, it would transform the finances of Greece and the entire region.
Tulane University oil expert David Hynes told an audience in Athens recently that Greece could potentially solve its entire public debt crisis through development of its new-found gas and oil. He conservatively estimates that exploitation of the reserves already discovered could bring the country more than €302 billion over 25 years. The Greek government instead has just been forced to agree to huge government layoffs, wage cuts and pension cuts to get access to a second EU and IMF loan that will only drive the country deeper into an economic decline.
Notably, the IMF and EU governments, among them Germany, demand instead that Greece sell off its valuable ports and public companies, among them of course, Greek state oil companies, to reduce state debt. Under the best of conditions the asset selloffs would bring the country perhaps €50 billion.