- Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
(the full, background, here :
For approximately the last three years, Greece has been making headlines all over the world, and the general impression has been that the Greek government has been fighting tooth and nail to save the country from bankruptcy and ruin. In actual fact though, things couldn't be more different, because, in reality, Greece's alleged saviours are the same people who all this time have been fighting to bring the country and its people to their knees, and have unfortunately been very successful in their endeavors.
Specifically, since 2009, Greece has fallen prey to a handful of criminals who intentionally and following a detailed plan, have been tearing the country apart. Some of the results they achieved until now are the following : the country is shunned from the markets and has become a laughing stock, it has lost any semblance of standing and sovereignty, and after the recent debt restructuring, it is practically bankrupt and under foreign administration. Governmental lending has skyrocketed and the public debt is unsustainable, business indicators and the market have collapsed, GDP has dramatically shrunk, the value of state property has reached rock-bottom, tens of thousands of businesses have closed, unemployment is up by 242% and for the first time in Greek history, those employed are fewer than those with no source of income at all.
The majority of the population live below the poverty line, and a lot of people are in danger of losing their freedom because they can't pay taxes and fees anymore. Day by day, more and more people no longer have access to food, shelter, medicine and medical care, schools and hospitals are closing, parents are forced to leave their children in various institutions as they can no longer afford to care for them, while pupils go to school without books and faint due to starvation. The Greek energy system has collapsed, there are power shortages, long forgotten diseases have reappeared due to the massive influx of illegal immigrants, poverty and insufficient medical care. The centre of Athens is now a ghetto and all big cities are swarming with homeless people. There is a reign of terror over society, the dignity of the Greek nation has been smashed to pieces and the country is suffering from depression.
Also, a drastic increase was recorded in: sense of insecurity, crime-rates, abortions, negative birthrates, suicides, illnesses both physical and mental, deaths from un-natural causes and massive migration of young Greeks abroad.
And this is only the beginning, because to the present, many people have survived by any means they could, whether that involved living on the savings they still had, selling off their assets, relying on their family, exchanging products and services, or surviving on solidarity alone, as society has instantly become more sensitive to its weaker members and takes care of them. In this framework soup kitchens, food banks, social groceries, clinics and pharmacies have been set up all over the country and distribute free products and services to anybody in need. In order for these social networks to be established (food banks, clinics etc) there was a lot of help from abroad. From the Diaspora, from the Church of Cyprus and Russia, from organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Doctors of the World, etc.
But soon, even these HUMILIATING models of survival will no longer work because all the adverse consequences of the "salvation" actions on the economy and society will increase in a geometric progression.
So what's next ? Certainly the complete catastrophe. A holocaust. And no doubt about this, if we take in consideration that a part of the local population was already destroyed, another part was forced to leave the country and more of the rest have already problems to survive. But nevertheless, new successive attacks against the people are ready to start on these days.
What kind of attacks ? The usuals. Specifically, in a context of a continuous psychological violence and massive violations of basic human rights, new hikes in taxation, new cuts in salaries and pensions, new increases in utility bills, and additional lay-offs of 15.000 people for 2012 and another 150.000 until 2015, are ready for implementation. In this way, even those who still have an income, will suffer a drastic reduction or will lose it completely, and all the adverse consequences will be increased rapidly.
At this point I want to mention a few unknown details which will help the readers to understand better the situation, the intentions, and the consequences :
- we must pay the State for giving us the right to have electricity (this right cost 3 to 16 euro for per square meter, per annum ), the right to self-employment or to have a business ( this one costs in the best case € 400 per annum). We are obliged to have State insurance for which we pay more than € 4000 per year but nevertheless we also must pay for medications, doctors, blood tests, therapies, hospitals and others, when we need them. Finally, another "curiosity" is that every year, all private sector must pay in advance the income tax for the next one. Ok, all of these are not fair, but the question is, without income how are we supposed to to pay all this money ?
- according to the last census, on May 2011, Greece had about 10.8 millions lawful residents ( Greeks, economic migrants etc) but there were another approximately 2 millions unregistered illegal immigrants. Please note that on account of recent legislation combined with inefficient guarding of the borders, daily are passing illegally the Greek borders more than 350 immigrants from Africa and Asia which Greece neither has been nor will be in a position to care for, but is also barred from allowing to enter Europe.(Dublin II)
- in November 2011 the number of employed amounted to only 3,901,269 people, the basic salary is € 487,45 for persons older than 25, about € 400 for the rest, and the cost of living in Greece is higher than that in a many European countries with better salaries. And the point is that these people with such salaries have to support and feed all the others.
Of course, the official claim is that all is done, and Greeks must suffer, in the name of the economic "salvation" of Greece. But, first of all, Greece without Greeks doesn't exist. Secondly, State without sovereignty is not State but a colony. And third, due to the exceptional and unique assets and potential of the country, and the volume of natural resources that remain unexploited, it is clear that all financial problems were artificially induced, and the only thing this country needs, is to be saved from it "saviors" .
To support this statement, I remind to everyone only a few of the unique advantages of Greece before "salvation" started :
- low overall external debt, geostrategic position, and a priceless cultural heritage
- important areas in the economy such as high quality agricultural products, tourism and shipping, where there is no real fear of labour competition from developing countries (China, India, Russia etc) as happens with German and other industries
- the fact that Greece was one of the very few western countries, maybe even the only one, which owned significant public property, rich unexploited subsoil, and very profitable state-owned utilities.
Some corroborative information, indicative of the above :
- over the last decades Greece is the number one global shipping power, but most shipping companies are registered abroad
- in 2009, when it all was started, total Greek external debt compared to GDP was 167% and Greece lagged far behind countries such as Ireland which came first with 1000%, or Holland with approximately 470% or Britain with 416% and Portugal with 223%
- the country’s unexploited assets were no secret to anyone, as it was well known since 1981 that Greece joined the EEC (of nine members) with three advantages : its commercial shipping, its mineral resources and the Greeks’ sharp business entrepreneurship (Gaston Thorn, EEC President, 1981).
Of course all these advantages was completely ignored and as we see now, the real intention was to "save" Greece from Greeks and assets. But in spite of psychological violence and other different techniques of mass manipulation and intimidation, which were applied in various combinations from the very beginning, many people realized early the criminal acts against the country, and from May 2010 massive, group, and individual reactions of all kinds began: Demonstrations, political rallies, street protests, law suits, complaints, indictments for high treason (more than 10), open letters, official letters by ordinary people, academics and artists, but all this was in vain. Nothing changed. The protests and demonstrations were suppressed (in a democracy !) by using police force and all else were ignored ostentatiously
Indicatively, Mr. Papandreou, prime minister from October 2009 until November 2011, has been sued for systematically abusing power, for disruption and deterioration of the democratic institutions of the country, for slandering and others. He has also been accused of the fact that the above actions allowed him an unjustifiably prolonged presence on the country’s political stage which also provided him with monetary benefits - rewards for his service to the community which he was asked to return with interest in the lawsuits against him.
Beyond these benefits, it seems there were more. Thanks to his political activity, it appears he was the recipient of numerous illegal and controversial benefits for himself and his immediate family, ranging from commissions, speculating on CDS, and other activities from which he amassed profits exceeding €2Bn. Regarding CDS, there was an enquiry at the European Commission (cf Question for written answer to the Commission,Rule 117, Andreas Mölzer (NI) Subject: Greek Prime Minister speculating against his own country ).
All these accusations were ignored until now. Usually, complaints are examined after 1 year or more, and if current or former government officials are involved in them, cases are instantly forwarded to the Parliament, which is in these situations the only competent "prosecutor". By the way, this complaint was submitted on June 2011, and one of the demands was the immediate intervention of justice in order to restore Democracy. Nothing happened until now.
Due to the situation created in Greece, in order to stop the crimes and as a final attempt to save the country, we decided to turn to International Courts. Until now two appeals at least have been sent to the International Criminal Court and hundreds of citizens have confirmed the allegations, have sent evidence and have requested that the Prosecutor in charge stops the destruction of Greece and its people. The second appeal was redacted by the writer of this text, and was sent on March 2, 2012. http://justiceforgreece.wordpress.com/complaints/ελληνικά/ Another 25 citizens had signed it in order to urge the commencement of the investigations.
Just after the 1st appeal to the ICC, PM Papandreou, the architect of the destructive plan against the country, realized he could not continue in the same way, and so decided to change roles, in order to continue his work behind the scenes.
And so, on 09.11.2011, without anybody realizing it, he resigned along with his government, but instead of leading the country to elections so as the Constitution requires, on 11.11.2011, he placed an employee of his Office, Mr Loukas Papademos as prime minister, and 38 members of the outgoing government in the "new" one. The official mission of the illegally appointed Prime Minister and his team was adherence to the letter, of the policies of Mr Papandreou. And he did so. He exactly followed the same recipe for the destruction of the economy, of society and of the State of Law.
After the second appeal to the ICC, the appointed non-elected government of the country, decided to call elections in which, via new threats, more blackmail and pseudo-dilemmas, the electorate was called upon to decide on a future that had already been decided for the people without the people by the governments in power since 2009.
On March 19 the Office of the Prosecutor acknowledges the receipt and the registration of the first appeal. http://www.humansupport.gr/uploads/hague.pdf. Having in mind that this one was sent on October 2011, http://www.humansupport.gr/gr_icc.php, it is clear that procedures take a lot of time, time that we do not have. For this reason, and because we have to stop crimes in any possible way, with friends of mine, we decided to ask the support of global public opinion. In fact, since it has been proven that appeals to the ICC were not ignored by the "saviors", we decided to act once more, this time by uncovering the crimes for all to see. In this way, we hope to stop them for a time, on the one hand, and on the other, to convince the prosecutor about the gravity of the situation while simultaneously giving him the necessary time to conduct the investigations. (Update: On July 11, a third appeal was sent to the ICC. It is against Christine Lagarde, Angela Merkel , Wolfgang Schäuble, José Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy
http://justiceforgreece.wordpress.com/complaints/h-τρίτη-καταγγελία-στον-εισαγγελέα-του/ and on november 21 a new appeal was sent by the german activist Sarah Luzia Hassel-Reusing http://justiceforgreece.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/german-civil-and-human-rights-activist-appealed-the-international-criminal-court-for-greece/)
Based on all the aforesaid, because in Greece there is no appropriate procedure and a competent prosecutor, and because one way or another all current and former politicians and all their partners enjoy full immunity from criminal offenses they may commit during their stint in governmental office, it is evident that the ICC is our last chance of salvation.
Greece is dying and only justice can help. No money, no elections, no new government. Nothing. Only justice! Everything else comes second. Please help us to send the criminals to jail. Please sign the petition and inform all friends and relatives about the situation, before it is too late and before the effects will spread to other countries.
Help us to save our country and our lives, and who knows, maybe your own country and your own life.
As a citizen of the world, I support the legal battles of the Greek people and ask the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to immediately activate procedures, to investigate the crimes being perpetrated in Greece and bring to trial anybody responsible for them. Any and all persons found guilty must be punished. Such crimes must be prevented.
Como ciudadano del mundo, apoyo las batallas legales del pueblo griego y pido al Fiscal de la Corte Criminal Internacional (ICC) que abra procedimientos inmediatos para investigar los crímenes que están siendo perpetrados en Grecia y lleven a juicio a las personas responsables de ellos. Cualquier persona encontrada culpable de estos crímenes debe ser penalizada. Estos crímenes deben ser prevenidos.
Ως πολίτης του κόσμου, στηρίζω το δικαστικό αγώνα των Ελλήνων και ζητώ από τον Εισαγγελέα του Διεθνούς Ποινικού Δικαστηρίου (ICC) να ενεργοποιήσει αμέσως τις διαδικασίες, να εξετάσει τα εγκλήματα που τελέστηκαν στην Ελλάδα και να οδηγήσει σε δίκη όσους ευθύνονται γι΄αυτά. Οι ένοχοι πρέπει να τιμωρηθούν, τα εγκλήματα αυτά πρέπει να αποτραπούν.
The Save Greece! Save the cradle of western civilization! petition to Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was written by christina salemi and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.