In the realm of power politics diplomacy backed with overwhelming military force to be unexpectedly used as a last resort are the determining factors in subduing or defeating a mortal foe.
In the dangerous times that have arisen from the whirlwind ashes of 9/11 it's imperative the helm of power be in the hands of a strong leadership of Churchillian mettle and sagacity. In hard times, only hard men/women prevail.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Professor Varoufakis' "Invincible Summer" in the Midst of Difficulties of the Cold Winter of Past Year
Varoufakis, let us hope that the New Year is a year of corrections of past
mistakes, mea culpas and success. With the more than possible policy success
of the Samaras Government in 2013, it seems to me that your “invincible summer,”
policy wise, is a will-o-’the-wisp and will turn out to be your ineffable “winter of
discontent” as a result of the political and economic triumph of Antonis
Samaras in pulling Greece out of the crisis, and your dire predictions
of the hopelessness of Greece, as the present government continues, according
to you,to implement, without creative
revision, the dead end policies of the European Union and the IMF, which have
been so destructive to Greece. A reply to a criticizer
who lambasted me for the above comment on Professor Varoufakis.
It’s not in
my character to insult anyone and least of all our morally and mentally robust
Professor Varoufakis. You are confusing “no quarter will be given” criticism
with insults; the typical confusion of an effete person delving in critical
matters or in intellectual discourse. As to the rest of your comment, it’s wise
to take the advice of Wittgenstein and stay silent. The same applies to all
other comments to my riposte to Professor Varoufakis.