GREECE’S “CARETAKER PM”: Al-Jazeera

The title of an Al-Jazeera article released on May 16, 2012 is “Greece swears in CARETAKER prime minister ” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/05/2012516174530232391.html). “caretaker” IS NOT permanent.

Al Jazeera‘s Paul Brennan, reporting from Athens, said that throughout the discussions there had been NO MIDDLE GROUND among the parties”. “no middle ground” or  AN UNWILLINGNESS TO COMPROMISE is and will continue to be a chronic issue/problem. “He said that compromise would be necessary if Greece wanted to avoid “a DISORDERLY exit from the euro” as if there ISN’T enough “disorder” in the world already.

“Polls show the RADICAL Left Party, known as Syriza, which REJECTS the bailout and placed second in last week’s vote (May 6-13, 2012), is now on course to win new elections, a result that would give it an automatic bonus of 50 seats in the 300-seat parliament”. When people are UNHAPPY/DISENCHANTED/DISSATISFIEDthey tend to vote for “radical” or EXTREME parties over mainstream ones.

According to Alexis Tsipras, Syriza’s leader, “We RESISTED in every way. We made the decision to NOT betray YOUR hopes and YOUR expectations“. Is Syriza doing this for the voters or for THEMSELVES? “His party FOUGHT the election on an ANTI-austerity platform and BLOCKED any deal with pro-bailout mainstream parties”Negative Words: “fought”“anti” and “blocked”“Now it’s time to complete it: We will consign in the dustbin of history all the spent forces of THE PAST“, which Syriza, like other minority parties either moving into the majority or gaining seats, surely wants to DO AWAY WITH.

“Eurozone finance ministers have dismissed talk of Greece leaving the single currency area as “PROPAGANDA and NONSENSE“, as if we DON’T have enough of that already.

Finally, “Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, said it was important to be technically prepared for THE POSSIBILITY OF Greece leaving the eurozone, warning that such a move would be “quite messywith risks to GROWTH, TRADE and FINANCIAL MARKETS. “quite messy” can be used to describe many things these days.

To conclude, again, this is just what we DON’T need: more INSTABILITY/UNCERTAINTY, which could carry on for quite some time.

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