Greek Prime Minister Sends Angry Letter To Christine Lagarde Over IMF Leak

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Today's Wikileaks disclosure, in which two IMF officials hinted that the IMF may use a "credit event as a means to pressurize(sic) Greece" as it has been subsequently put by Greek officials, has elicited another round of widespread anger in Athens and could jeopardize the upcoming Greek debt negotiations.

The anger has been made more acute because Greece previously accused Poul Thomsen, one of the IMF staffers caught on the leak, of effectively sabotaging talks in the past when the IMF refused to compromise on Greek pension cuts after the government proposed alternatives with an equivalent fiscal impact.

As such, hoping to ride on the latest wave of populist anger, it was only a matter of time before the country's prime minister Alexis Tsipras officially responded to the IMF.

His letter to the head of the IMF is below:

Dear Christine


I am writing to you to express my deep concern about publications on the position of IMF officials with key roles in the Greek program.


The first issue is, of course, whether their position reflects the official IMF view. Using a credit event as a means to pressurize Greece and the other member states is clearly beyond the bounds of the negotiation process as we understand it.


The second issue is whether Greece can trust, and continue negotiating in good faith with, IMF officials who express views such as those expressed in these publications. Particularly so as they seem to be threatening to delay the process in the belief that only a credit event will work to extract concessions. Successful negotiations are often difficult but they always require trust and credibility from all sides. I sincerely hope that the IMF position is to reach a quick, successful and sustainable conclusion of the review and I am sure you will take all necessary measures to ensure that the negotiation process will remain on track.


As always, I would be happy to talk to you any time on these issues, as I am sure your share my concern.


Yours Sincerely,


Alexis Tsipras

A snapshot of the letter:

While we expect that this latest scandal will quickly be forgotten, what we find most paradoxical about the situation is that the Greek ire is focused on the one entity that, while hardly innocent as per Lagarde's previous comments, is actually is pushing for a Greek debt reduction over the refusal of European, and especially German, institutions. Granted, we also understand the Greek ire: being used as guniea pigs by the IMF in its policy battle with other NGOs is hardly pleasing and if anything, is a reflection of the Greek recent collapse into quasi-vassal status and ongoing ward of the ECB. Recall that Greece still has capital controls as its banking system is completely insolvent, and that this leverage Europe has over the country and the money of its savers will not change for a long time.


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Soul Glow's picture

Santa isn't real.  Sorry Tsipras.

Tallest Skil's picture

You're going to break his (by the look of the handwriting) five year old heart!

(Yes, I know he's probably not accustomed to the latin character set)

Peter Pan's picture

Tsipras reminds me of someone in a Turkish prison complaining about the quality of the toilet paper. 

He is a prisoner not only of what preceded him but also of his own sorry actions.

Bottom toilet paper for Tsipras.

Wait What's picture

yep, he sent a letter... a letter! that'll show them!

"i'm so indignant... i'm going to write a letter!!"

Ha! did Tsipras deliver it on his hands and knees, too?

it would not be surprising at this point.

NoDebt's picture

So he prints "Dear Christine" like a 3rd grader but has a fluid, looping signature.  Got it.


greenskeeper carl's picture

At the end of the day, his only options are default, and tell them all to fuck off, which they should have done years ago, or keep being the IMF(and others) bitch, forever. Since they now have a worsening migrant problem to beat them over the head with, I'm guessing they will keep going with option B.

FreeMoney's picture

He can only tell them to f off if he is willing and able to balance his budget, not exaclty the forte of socialists.

Derezzed's picture

This is by no means an angry letter.
Here is a real angry letter.

Dear Fuckin bitch,

I am writing to you to inform you that you are to be terminated immediately.
You will therefore be taken to the Dune Sea and cast into the Pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all-powerful Sarlacc.
In his belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering, as you are slowly digested over a thousand years.
Victim of the almighty Sarlaac, his Excellency hopes that you will die honorably.

Yours Sincerely, D.T.

JRobby's picture

PS: To Lagarde's cronies: "Remedy the situation! Restore spice production! Or you will live out your life in a pain amplifier!"

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) greenskeeper carl Apr 2, 2016 10:23 PM

He could send out the Greek Navy and start shooting at rubber boats.

He can also start loading gimmigrants onto boats and return them to Turkey.

Europe does not want to deal with those possibilities. But if they keep pushing Greece, who knows what will happen? Lots of sinking boats is my guess.

OldPhart's picture

"Dear Christine" looks to be badly photo-shopped.

I think a point was attempted to be made.

wulf's picture

Do you think he does handwriting in latin alphabet all the time? The greeks have their own alphabet. Silly murikans.

UndroppedClanger's picture

Sending the letter feeds the media what they need to keep the story in the public eye: fresh stuff to report. He's probably only too aware how little it'll achieve but at least this way the story doesn't sink like a stone, and nobody can say later Greece didn't complain so they must have been okay with it.

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Casanova (not verified) Peter Pan Apr 2, 2016 7:20 PM

LAGARDE is just a PUPPET for these bankers >>

XuscitizenSweden's picture

"....To conceal their scheme, the Rothschilds and their co-conspirators attached to said central bank the “FEDERAL” moniker, a clear misnomer intended to hoodwink gullible Americans. Quite the obvious pattern, isn’t it? As a result, money creation in the US went from the People’s Representatives to a group of wealthy men who all strangely happened to be Ashkenazi Jews (except for their token non-Jewish partners):

1. Rothschild Banks of London and Berlin.
2. Lazard Brothers Banks of Paris.
3. Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy.
4. Warburg Bank of Hamburg and Amsterdam.
5. Lehman Brothers of NY.
6. Kuhn, Loeb Bank of NY (Now Shearson American Express).
7. Goldman Sachs of NY
8. National Bank of Commerce NY/Morgan Guaranty Trust (J. P. Morgan Bank – Equitable Life – Levi P. Morton are principal shareholders).
9. Hanover Trust of NY (William and David Rockefeller & Chase National Bank NY are principal shareholders).

Dean Henderson, in his article The Federal Reserve Cartel, clearly explained and confirmed the private ownership of the Federal Reserve:

“J. W. McCallister, an oil industry insider with House of Saud connections, wrote in The Grim Reaper that information he acquired from Saudi bankers cited 80% ownership of the New York Federal Reserve Bank – by far the most powerful Fed branch – by just eight families, four of which reside in the US. They are,
• the Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Lehmans and Kuhn Loebs of New York
• the Rothschilds of Paris and London
• the Warburgs of Hamburg
• the Lazards of Paris
• the Israel Moses Seifs of Rome

“CPA Thomas D. Schauf corroborates McCallister’s claims, adding that ten banks control all twelve Federal Reserve Bank branches. He names,
• N.M. Rothschild of London
• Rothschild Bank of Berlin
• Warburg Bank of Hamburg
• Warburg Bank of Amsterdam
• Lehman Brothers of New York
• Lazard Brothers of Paris
• Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York
• Israel Moses Seif Bank of Italy
• Goldman Sachs of New York
• JP Morgan Chase Bank of New York ....."

XuscitizenSweden's picture

Remember Voltaire;

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. "

The too-big-to jail crowd of banksters is only 2nd or 3rd tier.


Actually it's *The ROTHSCHILD BANKING CARTEL* which is behind all of this shit.

An Excellent Introduction from yesterday's SGT-Report:

*The Rothschild Conspiracy Explained *

"During the 19th century, the Rothschild family is believed by some to have possessed the largest private fortune in the world, as well as the largest private fortune in modern world history.  Today, because of their total control over global central banking, Rothschild wealth is believed to exceed $100 Trillion, with some estimates as high as $500 Trillion.  So, how did the Rothschild family become the wealthiest family on Earth? What do North Korea, Iran and Cuba have in common? What objectives did 9/11 really try to achieve? This 4-minute video and the full historical documentary about the Rothschilds provide many answers to these troubling questions. "


*The Rothschild Conspiracy Explained in 4 Minutes*

PrezTrump's picture

please tell me that handwriting is not from anyone with any sort of power.

if it is.. forget the fucking situation

greece and indeed the entire EU is 110% fucked.

sam i am's picture

Armenia Azerbaijan war for Nagorno-Karabakh SITREP April 2nd, 2016 by Scott

Strelnikov's picture

Hey, that looks like my handwriting.


Looks like it says "Deaf Christine" - which would be a great band name.

Sanctuary2's picture

>>>>Santa isn't real.  Sorry Tsipras.


try telling that to the Banks, the IMF, Wall Street and the Military Industrial Complex. Youll be dead with a bullet to the brain the next day. sorry

doctor10's picture

Tsipras better watch it.

That Cayman Island account will zero itself out pretty quick otherwise.

Peter Pan's picture

If he was half smart he should have sent her a poison letter.

BorisTheBlade's picture

futile. wouldn't harm that snake.

Peter Pan's picture

You are probably right but it at least might change her color.

Allen_H's picture

The orange cunt Oran Utan should be hanging off a lamppost with all her followers.

Omen IV's picture

If he was Full Smart

He would go home - go to his bedroom - open the cloaet - walk in - shut the door - and in the interest of advancing humanity put a bullet in his own head

Fucking Whore!

Peter Pan's picture

In the last line.....


" your concern."


That about sums up the relationship.

ThroxxOfVron's picture


So.... -what is NOT being disclosed?

cossack55's picture

Ya know, WB, your collection of photos is becoming somewhat disturbing.

williambanzai7's picture

Consider me the mirror that reflects the grotesque, and grotesque they certainly are.

ThroxxOfVron's picture

One of W7B's 'limited hangout' series I presume.

RadioFlyer's picture
RadioFlyer (not verified) williambanzai7 Apr 2, 2016 8:13 PM

The sick part is, ths might be real.

Yen Cross's picture

  The " all seeing eye" belly button tat, takes the [EYE Bleach of The Decade Award] Billy. 

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) Yen Cross Apr 2, 2016 10:27 PM

Another reason I hate tattoos. Fricken pathetic. I can't wait until all of these young people are 60ish with arm and leg tattoos covered with hair and distorted by their saggy flabby skin. Gross. Now would be a great time to study to be a dermatologist and learn how to do laser tattoo removal. Just guessing that business is going to be booming for the next 30 years.

Allen_H's picture

Here in the terrorist EU you can already see old wrinkly people with their tattoos, they have been duped into thinking it is great to have some shit artwork all over their skin, what a fucking joke, and it's on themselves.

I Really Am Quite Wealthy's picture

Lol at his handwriting.

Janet Shalom Bernanke's picture

Nice cans, bigger than I thought for a woman with so much testosterone surging through her body.


and you wonder why the European economy is in shambles.....

When all of this ends in currency collapse, we can only hope that these M#!@$(!#@$ers find the pointy ends of the publics' pitchforks.


GoldenGoosed's picture

She is looking for the pointy end of her pubic pitchfork there, isn't she?
It looks so tiny, do you think she ever can find it?
This could take a while....

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Every Greek carries KY jelly, it's obligatory. The 300 must be doing cartwheels.

CPL's picture

I thought the term was gravy train in that case?

williambanzai7's picture

Tsipras is a political dildo.

messystateofaffairs's picture

The Greek Prime Minister is anything but prime. He is a moronic watery weakling, no wonder Putin wants nothing to do with him.

souljaboy's picture

What is the deal with the 'Dear Christine" thing? Is this a form letter? I don't believe any of this shit. I don't believe what he says. I don't believe what she says. I don't believe any of them, but that's probably just what they want.

sarz's picture

I'm with you, souljaboy. The whole Sryiza operation smells to high heaven. Here is a cut and paste of some points about Tsipras that I made almost a year ago, in the context of a news report that Greek Syriza-led government makes military deal with Israel that only US has made :

I note that no one has ventured to discuss the evidence that Tsipras is a crypto-Jew, and that the whole Syriza tragedy is a well-hatched Jewish plot, serving the two main Jewish interests: high finance and Israel. It is worth looking into. 

I can't find any direct evidence, but the indirect evidence is aplenty. The Tsipras family is from Thessaloniki, "which is the only known example of a city this size in the Jewish diaspora that retained a Jewish majority for centuries".

Tsipras makes much of being an atheist, and has been a 'communist' since high school days. Rothschild's Economist drools with delight at telling us of the rupture Tsipras has wrought in the intertwining of religion and state dating from the earliest years of Greek independence.

Tsipras had insisted on a secular funeral for his father, and only at the last minute was it changed to a Greek Orthodox one.

As one learns from the studies by Nikolay Starikov of the rise of Hitler, Mussolini and others, what is most telling are the traces of hidden funding. In this case, by Soros. As mentioned here:

The editorial [in the authoritative German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche]
states that the American multi-millionaire and investor George Soros is funding the second most popular political party in Greece, SYRIZA. According to Wirtschaftswoche, the American financier helped arrange the visit of SYRIZA’s left-wing radical coalition leader Alexis Cipras to the USA, during which the Greek politician became acquainted with influential representatives of American political "establishment". There Cipras received from them a distinct “go ahead” to “rule”.

As a later headline puts it, A Charistmatic World Leader Appears from Nowhere.

And, of course, there is getting to be less and less doubt that Tsipras has deliberately thrown the fight to save Greek sovereignty and has sold off Greece and the Greeks to the mega-Jews and their shabbos-goys.

This item about Greek military cooperation with Israel clinches it -- after years of deceptive headlines moaning how bad Tsipras and Syriza were for the Jews.

If you mash up Tzipras and Angela Merkel you will get yenta Bernie Sanders. Same script.