[ … hopefully led by someone with some brains who knows a thing or two about conflict & suffering ]
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency warned in a report
that the tough austerity measures and the dire situation could escalate and even lead to a military coup,
according to a report by Germany’s popular daily Bild.
According to the CIA report,
ongoing street protests in crisis-hit Greece could turn into escalated violence and a rebellion
and the Greek government could lose control,
The newspaper said the CIA report talks of a possible military coup if the situation becomes more serious and uncontrolled.
Greece is under immense pressure owing to public debt that has swollen to 340 billion euros.
The EU, IMF and European Central Bank
are pressing Greece
to step up a privatization program
and get all political parties
to approve more austerity and reform measures
that have sparked violent protests.