Support Iceland against the Financial Blackmail of the British and Dutch Governments and the IMF

“The spin is failing because people around the world are finally starting to hear our side of the story, and other suppressed nations have perhaps seen this as a sign that they can also rise up against the corpocracy in our world where those with the money have as a rule always won. Let’s hope the nation will not been coaxed into fear of isolation and let’s hope the people of the world will join in this experiment of letting the interest of the peoples rise above the interests of banks, corporations, and international bullies such as the IMF. We need your support. I will soon issue a comprehensive report on the entire Icesave saga.”

http://www.rense.com/general89/dottr.htm

Call To The People Of The World
To Support Iceland
Against The Financial Blackmail Of The
British And Dutch Governments And The IMF

By Birgitta Jonsdottir [who can be reached on birgitta AT this.is
1-6-10

Note — Birgitta Jonsdottir is the leader of The Movement, a group within the Icelandic Parliament which has emerged from the mass struggle of Icelanders against the financial blackmail brought to bear against their country by the governments in London and The Hague, with the backing of the IMF, in the wake of the insolvency of three large Icelandic banks in the midst of the Lehman Brothers-AIG world financial panic of September-October2008. Birgitta Jonsdottir is a courageous leader in the fight for national sovereignty, independence, dignity, and the economic well-being and future of her country.

January 5, 2010 is a historical day for Icelanders. The Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson had a tough decision to make, and difficult choices to make. To listen to the 23% of the nation that signed a petition calling on him to put the state guarantee for 5.4 billion dollars to be paid to the British and Dutch governments to a national referendum.

Or to ignore the nation and sign the bill for the government, after the bill had been passed through the parliament with a narrow vote on December 30, 2009 after months of acrimonious debate, tainted with secrecy and dishonesty on the part of the government. Every day throughout the debate, new information would emerge and documents would leak to local media or wikileaks.

Yesterday, the people of Iceland finally had a chance to have something to say about their fate, because if the state guarantee is accepted it will mean that Iceland will become like a third world country, spending its GDP largely on paying interest on foreign debt. Last summer, a bill for a state guarantee was passed that had a significant meaning not only for Iceland, but also for other nations around the world facing the same problems of private debt being forced on taxpayers.

The bill included a reasonable and fair way of handling the interest and the debt: Icelanders would pay, but only a certain percentage of their GDP, and if there were to be another financial black hole, they would not pay during that time. Thus it comes as no surprise that the Dutch and British governments reacted so swiftly with a condemnation of Iceland’s citizens for having the audacity to think they have the right to exercise their democratic rights in deciding for themselves what is in the best economic interests of their nation.

Let’s also put this debt into perspective: 320.000 people live in Iceland, each and every person on the island, including children and the elderly, the disabled and the poor, would have to pay around $30,000 under the bill. The danger if Icelanders will accept this enormous burden is that the entire welfare system would simply collapse with no money to run it. On January 5th the Icelandic president had the courage, backed up by his nation, to place the interest of the people before that of the banks.

Of course there has been an incredible spin by the government controlled media, attacking the nation and the president for this simple and fair demand. The UK and Dutch media were also full of misleading news, saying the nation had demanded not to pay, and that we would become isolated and there were even suggestions that the British navy should flex its muscles against this nation which has no military. As if the terrorist act they imposed on us was not enough during the darkest hour of our crises to bring us further down!

The spin is failing because people around the world are finally starting to hear our side of the story, and other suppressed nations have perhaps seen this as a sign that they can also rise up against the corpocracy in our world where those with the money have as a rule always won. Let’s hope the nation will not been coaxed into fear of isolation and let’s hope the people of the world will join in this experiment of letting the interest of the peoples rise above the interests of banks, corporations, and international bullies such as the IMF. We need your support. I will soon issue a comprehensive report on the entire Icesave saga.

Love and rage from Iceland

Birgitta Jonsdottir

Party group chairman for The Movement in the Icelandic Parliament

Documentation: I append links to the files about Icesave that were leaked to wikileaks, and which show how the EU member states blackmailed Iceland into the same corner the government helped push into by accepting the Icesave bill. This file also contains letters between the main financial adviser to the Iceland Finance Minister and Mark Flanagan of the IMF:

http://file.wikileaks.org/leak/icesave-eu7.pdf

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3 responses to “Support Iceland against the Financial Blackmail of the British and Dutch Governments and the IMF

  1. American4afreeworld

    Dear Birgitte and Icelanders for freedom,
    I support wholeheartedly your resistance against the looting of your country and attempt to enslave your people! I am extremely touched by the story of your fight, the courage and energy you have shown. I support you all and I pray for the success of your fight! You are not only fighting for your own freedom. All the people of the world are at different stages of fighting the same tyranny, imposed by the same entities. The same principles and virtues of truth and courage are the keys to freeing us all! God bless you and strengthen you! My prayers and heart are with you!

  2. Cesare Bonventre

    The International cartels of bankers conspired to steal money from Iceland by calling them “terrorist”

    That is their reward for signing on with the International Cartel of Bankers1

    Ever notice all the stories with the following quote, “the Global Financial Crisis”?!

    Note that actually, the ONLY ONES AFFECTED are those countries that allow an international cartel of private bankers to print their money, (out of thin air).

    For example, Norway, who does not let the international cartel of private bankers print, manipulate nor lend money; and, are doing extraordinarily well – Best in Europe! That is why my retirement monies are in Norwegian Kroners.

    Other successful economies without any troubles include BRIC nations who don’t even use the US dollar to trade amongst themselves anymore. And the BRIC nations GDP is skyrocketing despite the decline in (fake) US dollars.

    Most European & American state aid is interlocked into the International Bank of Settlements, which is tied to World Bank, which is tied into the IMF, which is like all things: Tied into Goldman Sachs!

    AIG is run by Edley of Goldman Sachs!

    All roads lead to: Goldman Sachs!

    Most European & American lives are dictated to by a bunch of arbitrage wielding sycophants & sociopathic criminals who profit by destroying the system!

    Keep your eyes on the Greeks and French whose workers are poised to throw-off the shackles of their international banking masters, (refer to Moody’s new “country revolution rating”)

    There are several new alternatives to the IMF-World Bank now! Why deal with the IMF?

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