A former managing director of the investment bank Lehman Brothers formulated the policy of Greece’s government on privatizations during face to face negotiations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a critical European summit, reports Germany’s Die Welt newspaper.
Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos called in former Lehman banker Glenn Kim to negotiate directly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and EU Council President Donald Tusk during the July 13th summit, which decided whether Greece would stay in the euro or exit.
Kim was apparently given a blank cheque to formulate the policy of the Greek government on the privatization of billions of euros of assets belonging to the Greek state.
The prominence of Kim has raised concerns over conflict of interest between his role as a private investment banker and as the chief, and, indeed, only, negotiator of the Greek government on an issue involving the privatization of billions of Greek state assets.
The failed investment bank Lehman Brothers for which Kim worked for twenty years has become a byword for the corrupt the fractional reserve banking system and of corporate greed.
Unusual, too, is that Kim did not identify himself to Merkel, Hollande or Tusk after he was summoned by Tsipras to take over the negotiations directly.
Die Welt reports that Kim has been pulling the strings behind the scenes throughout the Greek bailout negotiations, and the way Kim was called in to negotiate at the highest level on behalf of the Greece’s government and his low profile approach would appear to confirm that.
Kim, a Korean born in the US, has reportedly been paid 125,000 euros a month for his role as an advisor to Greece’s government, a huge sum for the cash strapped country. He was hired by former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. He is said to be frequently seen walking in and out of the offices of top politicians in Athens.
This blog has long argued that the government of Tsipras has all the hallmarks of controlled opposition, and the revelation that a private US investment banker headed negotiations, which decided whether Greece remained in the euro or not, is yet more evidence that Tsipras and half the leadership of Syriza, picked by Tsipras, are puppets of the banks.
“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves,” said Lenin.
The government of Ecuador recently published a book documenting CIA methods for infiltrating and taking control of the opposition in the country.
One way to spot fake leaders such as Syriza’s Tsipras and Varoufakis, Zoe Konstantinopolou and Panagotis Lafanzanis is the way they promoted by the mainstream media.
Varoufakis has especially close connnections to the German mainstream media. A reporter from Stern, who had allegedly spent two nights in the flat of Varoufakis, was recently spotted by a Spiegel reporter.
Varoufakis has extremely good contacts to CIA linked Bild newspaper staff such as Paul Ronzheimer, Julian Reichelt and Kai Dieckmann.
At the height of the crisis, Ronzheimer seemed to rarely leave the side of Varoufakis.