The IMF "Trained" Greek Journalists In Washington To Spin Stories In Favor Of Troika

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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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Veriton's picture

You will hear lots of revelations like this. It is part of the effort to turn the Greek people away from thw West and towards the BRICS.

SickDollar's picture


CIA: Cocaine Import Agency

JustObserving's picture

CIA has a monopoly on drugs- 1 million dead and heroin production up 4000% since US invaded Afghanistan.

Let's not forget the "suicide" of Gary Webb who reported that CIA was selling crack cocaine in black ghettos of Southern California to raise money for the Contras.

'1mn died' from Afghan heroin, drug production '40 times higher' since US invaded


NoDebt's picture

Like most so-called "journalists" they had to be told what to write because they didn't have a fucking clue on their own.  Just empty vessels to be filled with whatever propoganda we choose to distribute.

And, as always, it's good to know that the US isn't meddling in another sovereign country's affairs again.

Temporalist's picture

I have a touch of panagiotis roumeliotis and I don't know if I need a cream, pills or if I need surgery.

usednabused's picture

There's exactly whats wrong with our whole system.

Certain people being IMMUNE from PROSECUTION.

I wonder if they're also immune from lead poisoning and ropes without much stretch.

booboo's picture

but will their necks stretch or snap like other humans? just a question.

MonetaryApostate's picture

I'm led to wonder if the massive debt burdens aren't simply the way the Elite take from the poor and give to the rich.  I mean what better way to give out "foreign aid" at the expense of ALL the tax payers, right?

yrad's picture

There we go again, exporting jobs.

strannick's picture


Fuck off and die already.

Fun Facts's picture

This is the ZWO at work.

Control the money and the media and you control everything.

OilCaptain's picture

I'm curious about exactly what response this social engineering experiment is intending to provoke.

MonetaryApostate's picture

I'm afraid the herd is already in the pastures, have been grazing for a long time now, and are ready to be slaughtered....

Bobbo's picture

Providing Training to Journalists = Displaying the Power of the Folder.

And if that doesn't work, Send a firmer Message via a recently deceased friend!

And if THAT doesn't work, Issue Cancellation.


Message Received. 

ThirteenthFloor's picture

There's the good, the bad, and the ugly...

Then there's black propaganda.

Black propaganda is false information and material that purports to be from a source on one side of a conflict, but is actually from the opposing side.

OhNo's picture

So fuckin what. Old news troll.

Pseudonymous's picture

FAKE. The article claims that "last night" (article posted June 17, 2015) "36 packages of cocaine, all marked with the symbol of the Sinaloa Cartel, representing a black scorpion" were captured and shows this picture matching the description:

And you can find the same picture (in larger resolution) here (among other places, you can find them by going to and searching by the image URL):

first seen on 13 August 2007.

P.S.: I'm not saying that the CIA is not involved in such activities. It would not surprise me at all, but then again employees of the other government agencies mentioned - FBI, DEA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and local policemen would be even less surprising candidates for this and related jobs.

Implied Violins's picture

If you follow the original link all the way back, you can see that this article was taken from a website that is very much like the Onion. It is a FAKE PIECE. Not that I doubt the CIA does this shit, but they'd cap any and all militia men trying to 'arrest' them and no news would EVER be published.

Pseudonymous's picture

Meanwhile, they've replaced the article with a different article while keeping the user comments from the original article. The original URL:

now redirects to:

For anyone interested in the original article you can read it from the satirical news website which published it first (as far as I can tell):

Toolshed's picture

Well at least someone is acting for the good of the Greek people.

walküre's picture

The Greeks have been lying about their economic output all year. IMF has used the lies to further their own propaganda.

Essentially it is the goal of the IMF to cash out in Greece and get the ECB on the hook for all IMF loan repayments.

In the dictionary the definition of shyster is IMF.

FlipFlop's picture

Is this a Greek tragedy or comedy? Itmcertainly resembles a full set of Wagnerian intrigue :)

Veriton's picture

BTW, Tsipras has signed the pipeline deal with Putin -

For the next few months, you'll hear lots of revelations about the evil "Western-run" IMF. This is designed to provide support for BRICS governance reform of the IMF this October (in accordance with the globalist plan) -

German language press is also reporting on the pipeline deal -

(Google Translation):

  The visit of Tsipras has actually brought a halfway tangible result, namely a letter of intent signed on Friday on the extension of the planned gas pipeline through the Turkish stream EU country. They should fully fund the Russian state bank VEB, which wants it to spend 2 billion. Construction is expected to begin in 2016 and be completed by 2019. Revenues from transit fees should receive only Athens when the gas actually flows. Whether it comes to that, is meanwhile in the stars: The Russian natural gas giant Gazprom plans to Turkish stream to replace the end of 2014 surprisingly stopped construction of the South Stream pipeline. The new tube will transport Russian natural gas through the Black Sea to the Turkish mainland and the Greek border. With Ankara, Gazprom has not yet agreed conclusion.
walküre's picture

LOIs are often useless. In this case, I would even suggest that Putin has a reason to stick it to Europe and Tsirpas is using it as leverage in negotiations. There hasn't been any payment and the Russians are ill advised to buy into Greece unless the Greeks are devalued into Drachmas. But it makes good press and the timing is sure a winner!

Veriton's picture

The globalists are taking down the EU and putting the BRICS to the fore, and Greece is the lynchpin to their whole plan. "The 'birthplace of democracy' flees from the 'insane' West to the BRICS 'freedom fighters'." There will be no deal (except with the BRICS next month at their summit meeting). Greece will lead the way to our "glorious" NWO future. This whole drama is stage managed for public consumption.

TheReplacement's picture

Why the downvotes on this?  He said "revelations" not lies or propaganda.

TheGreatRecovery's picture

<  Save the bales!   :-)

<  Save the BRICS!   :-)

joak's picture

The efforts of whom ? Please, bring the truth from every side, so that the Greeks can see where their future lies, East or West. What the West is waiting for revealing the shocking policies of Russia ?

SmittyinLA's picture

Ya right, like Greeks have a learning curve or respond to negative stimulus, theyre dead.

JLee2027's picture

Pravda would be proud.

For those who don't remember, that was the mouthpiece of the Soviet Union.

booboo's picture

and "Pravda" means "truth"

Al Tinfoil's picture

Jeez - a government organ tries to give out some good news for a change, and look at the criticism they get.  You'd think the sheeple would welcome good news.





QQQBall's picture

You wanna be the best, train with the best

This is it's picture

Peak rumor-mongering?

JustObserving's picture

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." -- William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy

Apparently, in the Greek media too.

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." - CIA operative 


And a Greek journalist for a tenth that price

Questan1913's picture

A timely reminder for all to keep in mind.

BullyBearish's picture

Especially disgusting when you realize they print the "payment" out of thin air

OhNo's picture

Old fuckin news troll with yr up votes i could be a gay black presidante.

astoriajoe's picture

In the words of Clyde Frazier, that's odious and contemptible!

LoneStarHog's picture

SHOCK!...What?...WaShitOn is involved in something nefarious?...SHOCK!

q99x2's picture

Washington D.C. a nest of vipers; the most hated vermin on the planet.

Toolshed's picture

Sounds like an act of war to me.

DeadFred's picture

It just sounds odious to me.

TuPhat's picture

If it sounds odious and looks odious does it smell odious as well?

Calculus99's picture

Take the advice of Bruce Lee from Enter the Dragon -

"The enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives. Destroy the
image and you will break the enemy."

Never been truer words said about what we're all peddled these days.

KJWqonfo7's picture

Upvote and slow clap for the Bruce Lee and Enter the Dragon reference.


Temporalist's picture

Bruce Lee slow clapped by blinking but had to stop because of the sonic booms.

LooseLee's picture

Couldn't have said it any better myself. Take heed; the 'image' is 'the self' and to break it requires deep self knowledge. Bruce Lee was killed by the HK mob because he wouldn't play their game of 'protection' so they slipped him some 'tainted' hashhish. Only the 'Good' die young..