December 19, 2011

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Greece's Natural Reserves & The Cooper Agreement - MUST READ

Why are people still puzzled over the flood of stories in the Greek press over the past few years indicating that this country has tremendous amounts of natural gas and oil? Those who follow geopolitical developments know that this has been common knowledge in Greece for decades and part of a "secret agreement" that has apparently been in effect since the 1940s!

Let us explain: The editorial team of HellasFrappe surfs the web everyday for interesting stories and every once in a while we come across something that totally astounds us. This is one such tale. But before we present the article and the research that we did to back the article to all of you, we want to draw your attention to a statement that was made by the former Deputy Minister of the Environment (and Energy) Giannis Maniatis (under the George Papandreou government).
There is oil... "The Greeks will not be disappointed" - said Giannis Maniattis - the statement was featured in the "Kathimerini" newspaper. 
The particular article was blasting the Papandreou government's "sudden" discovery (or confession) that there is tremendous amounts of natural gas and oil reserves in Greece, and reveals that Greek politicians have known about this vast wealth for decades.

The same article even claims that our political elite has ignored the subject because of a mysterious agreement that was signed many, many decades ago (with the west).

(Notice the word mysterious....)

Instead of using this wealth to create jobs and develop our nation, governments such as that of Papandreou (especially that of Andreas Papandreou) belittled our country -and our economy- so that our nation can purposely become consumer machines, run a high debt and become easier prey to the banking system (which we all know operates from oil money).

The article also lists some pretty interesting information and hard facts about Greece's natural wealth as well as asks several mind blowing questions about this whole issue. This is why we here at HellasFrappe decided to translate this article for our readers, as well as analyze it a bit. We also did a little bit of our own research and compiled the following report.

Today we know that before George Papandreou was forced to step down from power, he had announced the exploration of oil and natural gas in the southern region of Crete and the Ionian, which as revealed later on, was INCLUDED (for some odd reason) in the new loan agreements. 

(This alone should make anyone suspicious...) 

Also we discovered that Papandreou included that the issue of FYROM in the same agreements, which he left to be addressed by the interim government of Lucas Papademos so that he can burn all governments after him.

The above information should prompt us to question several things.

1. Why did our leaders suddenly admit that Greece has oil and natural gas when Greek geologists and scientists have been talking about this for nearly eight decades? 

2. Why did all the governments in Greece, -with the exception of the Karamanlis government- not recognize this vast wealth, and/or denied it? What interest were they serving by doing that?

The answers are surely complex, but they should also be obvious. The story of Greece's vast wealth is old but it is not something that surfaced and/or was discovered recently as some want us to think.

In a 1947 book by Dimitiri Mbatsis titled the "Heavy industry of Greece" we learn that Greece is one of the richest nations in the world in radon, aluminum, bauxite, manganese, magnesium, nickel, red mercury and lanthanum. We also learn that we have massive amounts of uranium and coal. (Keep in mind that one of the reasons for the war in Kosovo was for lignites!).

The book also maintains that there are rich deposits of oil and osmium, natural gas and that only methane reserves that exist south of Crete sufficient to initiate ten thousand years the cars on the planet. Yes you read correctly! For thousands of years.... 

(And yes... This was common knowledge in 1947)!

But the same book also speaks of the mysterious "Cooper Agreement".

So what is the "Cooper Agreement"? And how does an American company fit into all of this?

Well if you google the "Cooper Agreement" you won't find very much, aside from a few Greek blog posts. We attempted to find concrete information about this but nada... nothing.

So we had to read the book a bit.

The book claims that this particular agreement was made on the sidelines of several other agreements at the time, or through "secret diplomacy".

From time to time some information is leaked to the Greek press about this agreement which is said to exist at the Ministry of Industry or Development and handed down from minister to minister as a "sacred secret". According to the agreement, our former leaders agreed not to allow our seas and our land to be exploited for their natural wealth because they controlled the exploration and exploitation rights for 70 years!

After publishing this startling information, the author of the book, Dimitris Mbatsos,  was mysteriously gunned down by N. Belogianni in 1952!

Coincidence some would say... But was it?

Think real hard. The Cooper Agreement bound Greece for 70 years and its end was on December 31, 2010 when George Papandreou was in power.

Now we know what you all might be thinking... This is too much of a coincidence right?

But is it?

Well it is not secret that George Papandreou has never worked for Greek interests, so is it safe to say that he was serving the interests of other nations or groups when this outrageous agreement expired?

The obvious answer would be yes, but no one knows for sure.Matters such as these, or so-called secret diplomacy are not normally published in local newspapers!

The only thing that we know is that there was a special clause in this agreement.

According to various blog posts about this subject, the clause notes that if Greece did not respond negatively to the Hugh Cooper & Co. Inc. Chemical Construction Corporation at the end of the first phase of the agreement, or denounce the agreement by the date given above, then the contract would renew itself automatically for a further 25 years!

(How many years has the Troika estimated that Greece will recover? And with Alexis Tsipras' new bailout agreement Greece indeed needs about 25 years!)

We can only assume that George Papandreou did not denounce the agreement, because right after the above given date, Greece signed a series of memorandums and loan agreements. Because of this, every asset in our country is now in the hands of our creditors or has been handed to our lenders. And all this not in its nominal value..... But fully depreciated!

Right after the due date (and totally by coincidence) Olympiada Halkidiki by TVX Gold by George Soros, began exploiting the subsurface in its mines in Halkidiki and surprise, surprise it is now being announced that there are vast amounts of gold, and uranium there!

How much uranium? Well, on 23/2/96 a confidential report, published in the economic daily "Ependitis" showed some shocking results of geological measurements that were made in Northern Greece by the IGME (Hellenic Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration). The report said that IGME had found that the area contained more than 100 TRILLION DRACHMAS in uranium deposits and other rare metals that can be used in the construction of satellites and missiles.

Today, these findings are being ignored and word has it that the Institute is going to be shut down... 

Is this a coincidence as well... ?

Or should it raise some concern?

And if you are thinking that the article was written by a journalist, then think again. The article was signed by seven distinguished Greek scientists and refers to the ore deposits in this area of Greece which they claim contain over 300 million tonnes of uranium concentrate. They also note that some 16 percent of other rare minerals are also found there such as rutile, loutesio and lanthanum, which have very specific uses in manufacturing missile systems as well. 

The scientists also note one area in the Mount Symbol region in Kavala. According to them it is one of the largest uranium deposits INTERNATIONALLY. We need not remind all of you that when this article was published in the 90s uranium was priced at some $ 20,000 a gram! 

Imagine what its value is today!

Too many coincidences...

And certainly too many questions.

And certainly ANGER a lot of ANGER.

We also discovered that when the Germans occupied Greece they mapped out all these regions and after the fall of Hitler, the relevant maps and information was given to the Americans. So now we understand what their interests are in our Macedonia and Thrace... Or at least it is one of their interests. 

Quite interestingly, former Ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns said in a live broadcast on the MEGA television channel that not only is there oil in the Aegean but this is what essentially creates tension between Greece and Turkey. - So he basically left it to be understood that if we ever attempted to exploit and/or explore our natural reserves, then Turkey would suddenly declare a casus belli on us? Does this mean they work together? Hmm......

The presence of oil and gas in the Greek market was confirmed and Hillary Clinton in an interview on the show Papahelas "Neoi Fakelloi" as well. Click here for that story.

We are certain that you are all asking yourselves how can a nation with such an immense amount of wealth (not including other comparative advantages such as our climate, the richness of the soil, the quality of the water), be looked at as being bankrupt state. We ask ourselves the same thing. But we also know that energy is power, and because we are a small nation, we need to lean on giant global players.

If you still think that the Cooper Agreement is a conspiracy... then we advise you to read the Government Gazette that was issued in the 1940s and directly talks about this agreement below.


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