Jun 19


IMF “trained” Greek journalists in Washington D.C. to spin stories in favor of IMF and European Commission (Red Pill Times, June 18, 2015):

Greece’s former representative to the IMF, Panagiotis Roumeliotis, has testified that Greek journalists attended seminars funded by the IMF and were instructed to present the IMF in a favorable light.

In what can only be described as a shocking testimony, Greece’s former representative to the IMF, Panagiotis Roumeliotis, in front of the special parliamentary committee on the Greek debt, said that several Greek journalists were “trained” in Washington D.C. in order to support the positions of the IMF and the European Commission in Greek media.

Roumeliotis testified that…

“The IMF trained” greek journalists so that “Greek journalists can promote the positions of the IMF and the European Commission in Greek media.”

According to Roumeliotis, the seminars and training classes took place in Washington D.C., as well as various sessions taking place in Greece.

Roumeliotis refused to disclose the names of the journalists involved, in what can only be described as overt and excessive western propaganda, bordering on illegal actions undertaken by the IMF and European Commission given the state of Greece’s debt burden.

Parliament President and head of the committee, Zoe Konstantopoulou, noted that the committee investigating Greece’s debt would seek to discover the names of the journalists that took part in Washington’s training sessions.

Roumeliotis noted that when he was in Washington D.C. he accidentally met with Greek journalists who told him that they were invited to attend seminars on the function of the IMF. He said that the committee can ask the organization’s Director of Communications Department, Gerry Rice, for a list of journalists’ names who attended such seminars in D.C.

Konstantopoulou adopted the proposal and appointed a committee member to draft a formal request to the IMF…

“In Greece, certain individuals who work for the mass media were contracted to conceal the fact that the Greek debt was not sustainable.”

Roumeliotis further testified that IMF head…

“Christine Lagarde and other high officials at the IMF contacted me before my testimony before the committee to remind me that members of the IMF are immune from prosecution.”

Konstantopoulou named television journalist Yiannis Pretenteris as one of the journalists attending the IMF classes. According to Konstantopoulou, the popular Greek journalist admitted in his book that he attended the IMF seminars.

Roumeliotis noted that many journalists fell victim to the IMF’s misinformation campaign, and that the omission of the fact that the debt was not sustainable was detrimental to public interest.

Roumeliotis went on to say that several economists and university professors also attempted to convince the public that the debt was sustainable…adding that he puts them in the same category as the journalists.

Who is Panagiotis Roumeliotis: A Greek economist, academic, banker and politician who served as Minister of National Economy, Minister of Commerce, Member of the European Parliament for PASOK and as Greece’s representative at the International Monetary Fund.

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4 Responses to “The IMF “Trained” Greek Journalists In Washington To Spin Stories In Favor Of Troika”

  1. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    Conceal the fact the debt level was not sustainable? A third grader could figure that one out……all one needs to do is to be able to add, subtract and figure interest……….

    We are still being lied to about the situation; little if anything is being told us about Russia’s role here, and how Russian trade will help the Greek economy….it will help it greatly. Little mention is made of Greek visits to Russia that are going on right now to seal the deals. Russia needs Greek’s ports (one is the third largest in the Euro) to ship their goods into the Euro to sell.

    Russia is growing, regardless of the lies told us in the US media. One need only pull out an old-fashioned globe of the world to see why Greece is so valuable to Russian trade. Also, the Greek-Russian gas pipeline agreement was quickly buried by western media……and that will bring many needed jobs and new sources of income for the thousands of those who wish to work.

    Russia has thrown Greece a lifeline, and Greece is embracing it. It screws the bankers, and that is a delight to anyone who realizes how deeply the bankers have destroyed the west. Russia needs the Greek position for trade in the Euro and Greece needs Russia to enable them to tell the bankers to drop dead……

    The IMF is upset because their debt monopoly has been rudely challenged, and they are not going to be able to break up and sell off one of the oldest, most historically significant nations in the western world. Breaks my heart.

    The bankers historically have been liars, cheats and thieves……nothing has happened to force them to act otherwise……until Russia stepped in. The greedy guts are calling Russia names, trying to drum up a war for which there is no appetite, we are war weary and broke…………….

    I would like to hear about Russia in this story, anything from the banks or western media is bought and paid for by greedy guts and cannot be believed.
    The lies of the bankers are as old a story as mankind itself.

    Thanks for the story, I’d sure like some real information on the Russian-Greek alliance, if I find anything, I will forward to you.

  2. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    Euro nation debt exposures to Greece……Cypress, Estonia, Iceland, Finland….even Ireland’s exposure looks pretty benign. Looking more closely at the list in this article, the true danger begins to emerge……put out by another banking interest, we know it is to look as clean as possible. Four nations look to be in deep trouble.
    Germany has bi-lateral debt exposure of 15.2% of Greece’s debt, EFSF exposure of 18.1%
    France has bi-lateral exposure of 11.4%, with EFSF exposure of 30.9%
    Italy has 10% bi-lateral exposure and 27.2% EFSF exposure.
    Spain 6.7% bi-lateral exposure with 18.1 EFSF…..

    Check out the article, pay close attention to the charts.
    This is a volcano ready to blow its top.

  3. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    Interesting analysis on Greek leader situation…….and the fact they seem to care about the people…..We could use some similar leadership here in the rest of the west……….


  4. Squodgy Says:

    Everything these days seems to be “Smoke & Mirrors”, but the reality is that the PTB must somehow detract our attention from the fact their FIAT monetary system which has turned into a debt based monster, incapable of honesty or economic clarity, and must somehow either default or collapse soon.

    Kicking the can down the road to delay the inevitable, using QE for as long as it takes, whilst the Alternative Media & Vladimir Putin diffuse the false arguments for war.

    However, he is growing weary & frustrated at the continuous poking , and the Banks are becoming edgy.

    Should there not be a War by the time the financial bubble of debt explodes, the illegality and futility of the banksters’s acts will be exposed even to Joe BigMac,
    That is unacceptable, so, they have estimated the cut off date to coincide with the third blood moon of the Shemitah, or approximately the 23rd September 2015.

    Anyone wanting to risk their savings on the same 7 year cycle that included the 9/11 event and the 2008 financial collapse, is a brave man, considering the next step will be confiscation, or, officially “Bail-in”.


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