Never before have I gotten so many positive responses as I have gotten over yesterday´s post:
The Icelandic President listens to the voice of the people
I am so grateful that so many of you support what the Icelandic people are trying to achieve:
The preservation of our national sovereignty, by a refusal to the unjust demands of the would be “masters of the universe”, the financial elites represented in the IMF and the British Banking Empire.
Some have asked, what they can do to help.
Well, you can do us Icelanders a big favor:
Please write to our President and thank him for his courageous decision to follow the lead of the people.
Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson is now under enormous pressure by the media and the rest of the Icelandic elites.
The day before he made his decision not to sign, both the Prime Minister and the Minister Finance had send him an urgent letter warning him of the consequences, if he wouldn´t sign.
Here is the official website for the Icelandic President´s office
And his e-mail address is here
(B.t.w. Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson had a decades long political career in his party and in the Icelandic parliament behind him, when he was elected and 5 years later re-elected by the majority of the Icelandic people into office.
Nevertheless from the day since the President had complained about the treatment of Iceland by the international financial community and additionally complained about a lack of support even from the other Nordic countries, he was turned by the Icelandic media into a laughing-stock, a no-nothing idiot.
His wife, Dorrit Moussaieff, who before her marriage was a British citizen, born in Jerusalem, has been ridiculed in the Icelandic media as an imbecile ever since she publicly criticized Israel for it´s brutal anti-Palestinian policy, especially in her city of birth, Jerusalem.
After she had said – also in public, that Jerusalem should not belong to Israel at all, she even was detained for a few hours at Tel Aviv Airport, when she went for a visit to Jerusalem.)
Also you might send mails to our government officials, telling them, that Iceland has not lost his international reputation among the people of the world, but actually gained respect.
This is the mail-address for the Prime Minister´s office:
You might also send mails to our mass-media, who have now started a truly outrageous propaganda campaign prophesying hell and damnation (hell on earth, I mean) unto the Icelandic people, if we don´t pay the Icesave debts.
Here for the national TV: RUV
Þórhallur Gunnarsson firstname.lastname@example.org
Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson email@example.com
Bogi Ágústsson firstname.lastname@example.org
Here for the largest private TV station:
Here for the largest newspaper:
Yesterday the BBC of all media-outlets reported that 70% of the Icelanders were opposed to the British imposed Icesave contract and would vote against it.
Today our own media-outlets tell us that 51% of us actually want to pay those odious debts, are opposed to the president´s decision – and kind of would have begged the President to sign, if they had been asked.
Of course, we do not really know, where the media found those people they polled. Could it be on their own premises,while starting with the question: “Do you still want to have a job tomorrow?”
And the Polish cleaning ladies’ “eh? don´t understand” was probably registered as the 8% undecided vote.
Interestingly the longer time passed after President´s decision, the more people were opposed to it.
Quite obviously, the media scare-mongering seemed to work.
Those media outlets and politicians tell us, that while a referendum is being prepared, there still might not be one, since the British and the Dutch government might rip up the contract all-together and take us to court to get even more out of us.
And if the contract is being ripped up, the people wouldn´t have anything to decide about in a referendum. And therefor there wouldn´t be a referendum.
The British government will take us to court?
Well that´s very funny.
A year ago we were told, that our own government had tried everything to get the matter of Icesave heard in an international court, but they couldn´t get any single international court to hear our case.
If the country is taken to court, who says that we will loose?
In a court of law all the circumstances of the whole affair would see the light of day, including the blackmail we received from the British government and the financial elites, when Iceland was closed off from all international money transfers and so prevented from food- and fuel-imports in those first weeks after the banking crash, threatening us with starvation.
The British government has called the whole nation of Iceland, a member of NATO, a terrorist country.
Another little known fact might see the light of day:
It is now estimated that Landsbanki, the mother-corporation of Icesave has got indeed enough assets, which when they are sold slowly will return more than enough money to pay for the reimbursement of the saving-account depositors.
However, after printing themselves enough Pounds or Euros, the British and Dutch governments paid out the depositors of Icesave themselves – immediately, without waiting even until any preliminary numbers were in.
Then they called the whole thing “a loan” to Iceland.
And now the British and Dutch government is blackmailing the Icelandic government into paying back that “loan”, nobody asked them for, with interests and on a long term basis. And of course “repayment” will have to be in Pounds and Euros, which Iceland cannot just print.
Those long term interests, however, will eventually be higher than the original “loan” itself. And while the actual principle of the “loan” can be recovered from Landsbanki´s assets, the interest payments cannot. The rest of the money made, when the assets are sold, will go to the other creditors of Landsbanki, mostly international banks and other financial players.
Nobody can tell me, that Iceland wouldn´t have a serious legal case against that kind of bullying and fraudulent practices.
Sure, we´re told, we might have a case, but we do not have enough power to make our case.
But I´d sat, if we loose, for lack of muscle and power, the international courts will reveal themselves as kangaroo courts, as they have done in other cases.
And maybe this revelation will be worth it, too.