Tsipras: Mission Accomplished…

February 21, 2015 0 Comments

At least, that is how I’m going to interpret it with his statement on Twitter.

But wait, there’s more. Alexis Tsipras goes on to say, “We won a battle, not the war. The difficulties, the real difficulties, are ahead of us.”

I never really paid close attention, but I’ starting to enjoy Greek politics. It’s just like U.S. politics, except you have more clowns (political parties) inside the circus. I was beginning to think that only American politicians were capable of this level of spin. Glad to be proven wrong.

Still, I find it difficult to understand what victory Tsipras is referring to? What steps leaving austerity? As I understand it, the bailout extension was agreed upon on the conditions Greece would come up with a plan for serious reforms. This is scheduled to be unveiled by Monday, or did Varoufakis have his fingers crossed when he made that deal.

Also, as far as I know, the Eurogroup, IMF and ECB are still heavily involved in the affairs of the Greek economy in terms of funding. The only ‘step’ Greece seemed to have taken was the ability of not referring to “Troika,” as the “Troika.”

It doesn’t take a political science major to understand that this is obviously spin. I mentioned yesterday that Schaebe, Varoufakis and Tsipras were going to have a difficult time explaining this deal to the Greek population. However, I was actually expecting an explanation about how this deal was better for the Greek economy. Not some delusional banter about how this is really a victory for your side, when this couldn’t be further from the truth.

 

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