Varoufakis Tells ‘Attack Witness’ He Might Be Expelled from Greek Government Soon [Video]



Yanis Varoufakis

A witness to Yanis Varoufakis attack in Athens, said that the Greek Finanace minister informed the crowd of anarchists who attacked him that he is not part of the ‘system’ thus he won’t survive long in Greece’s political scene and at its current position.

Speaking to Mega TV the witness reported that the Minister was very calm during the attack and he told the crowd: “If you want you can hit me, you can smash the bottle you are holding onto my head.”

Then Varoufakis asked the crowd: “Why are you attacking me? Do you know the reason? Have you realized that I am not part of the current status quo? Have you realized that in about a week they will expel me from the government?”

“If you know that the system is rotten, why don’t you do something to change it?,” an anarchist asked Varoufakis to get a stunning reply.

“It’s not possible, simply. This is the current system, I tried, but I failed. It’s impossible,” admitted the Greek Finance minister according to the witness.

Watch the video with the dialogue below:

Before announcing his candidacy with SYRIZA and assume office, Yanis Varoufakis had also stated during a televised interview with Skai TV that he was not interested to become a politician, and even if he did, there wouldn’t be a party that would tolerate his sincere views for more than three months.

With three months already in his position as Greek Finance Minister and SYRIZA member, he has built a commoner’s superstar profile that many love in Greece, and Greece’s lenders love to hate.

Last week Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a reshuffle in the Greek negotiations team adding Euclid Tsakalotos in the group whose head remains Yanis Varoufakis with many media outlets speculating that Varoufakis is getting stripped from his powers as Finance Minister.

After the Riga Eurogroup when many of his European colleagues expressed their dislike to him, the Greek Minister twitted the following quote:

However, even if many internal SYRIZA powers as well as Greece’s lenders would want to expel Varoufakis from his position -as he appears to have said- the Greek Finance Minister still remains a heroic figure for the majority of Greek population and the secret is that he doesn’t act like a politician.

Watch the video from his visit today at a Labor rally:

After all, even professor Varoufakis himself seems not to like describing himself as a politician, here’s how he presents himself on Twitter:
“Economics professor, quietly writing obscure academic texts for years, until thrust onto the public scene by Europe’s inane handling of an inevitable crisis.”


13 COMMENTS

  1. ….what a self-righteous narcissist. I bet: Soon, he wil go back to academia in the US and indulge a cosy, paid-for lifestyle. And leave ordinary Greeks behind to sort out the mess he has created. And spend the rest of his life arguing why he was right and everyone else wrong. What a guy. What a fail (for Greece).

  2. Yep Varoufakis rose the yield of Greece till unknown heights, you should be proud of him that the rest of the world wont buy any Greek bonds anymore and the interest of the debts is skyhigh becaue of lack of confidence.
    I supose you are very proud of him.

  3. You are right about the previous governments, i wonder why there was no hearing of them at all.

  4. If there will be new elections, Greece needs more credit, the EU will give them, after there must be formed a new gov, takes time, new credit pls, then the new gov must negociate about economizing,takes time, new credit, etc etc. and after half a year ppl. say : why did the banks/eu loan so much credit to Greece? and all starts again, its without ending.
    Better leaving the zone, beter for Greece at the end and for the rest for sure.

  5. “Varoufakis Tells ‘Attack Witness’ He Might Be Expelled from Greek Government Soon”

    Empty promises…

  6. LOL, LOL, LOL. Just what Greece needs now. A bunch of poorly educated, illiterate nazis.

  7. Typical Greek victim statement. BLAH
    Hope he does get the boot, he looks like and escapee from Rickers Island

  8. What we all need to accept is that Greece is bankrupt and is unable to repay its debt of $300bil no matter how many reforms are put through.Yes they are required as the system needs to be changed…yesterday..not tomorrow..Yes Greek bonds have risen and cannot borrow…Greece needs a hair cut and to reform at the same time..I agree with you but by lending Greece more funds will only make the situation worse and nothing will change in Greece…But Varoufakis is only 1 man its the party who decides on policy…Greece needs to change…

  9. It would be to the benefit of both the Lenders and Greece to leave the EZ as softly as possible. Both sides are responsible for the fiscal disaster. The EZ rushed to accept Greece without clearing knowing or understanding the circumstances. Greece gladly joined and quickly spent its way into huge debt. It’s now time to lick our wounds part our ways with the EZ and begin to rebuild our economy and credit ratings. To remain as we are is a gross waste of time resources and we will be back here again and again until we (Greece) learn to be responsible.

  10. They control much of the press and have implanted sycophants in virtually every media outlet.

  11. Yes, maybe and i agree in part with your statements but i dont think he has the smarts for the job.
    Not only does he have to deal with debt issues but also how to restructure the complete financial system so that it works efficiently and promotes growth and jobs.Not just in tourism.Not all Greeks want to become waiters i suspect.
    This is the responsability he also has and to me seems he is failing.
    An idea or ideals mean nothing unless we or he makes it happen.

  12. Nazi shmazi….They already do have a bunch of poorly educated self servbofoons running the joint.Have had for a long time.

  13. Since the now defunct Samaras-Venizelos Junta orchestrated the wholesale arrests of Golden Dawn MP’s in late September 2013 Golden Dawn has come 3rd at the May 2014 EU elections, 3rd at the May 2014 Municipal elections and 3rd at the January 2015 National elections. That hardly sounds like losing to me.
    The police state style last ditch effort to stop, and eradicate Golden Dawn has failed utterly. All the New Democracy-Pasok criminals, and their SYRIZA, KKE, ANEL, To Potami collaborators managed to achieve was to delay Golden Dawn’s rise to total power. If the mass arrests of GD MP’s had not occurred GD would be governing Greece today, now it will take till perhaps 2017, or 2018 before the Hellenic people grant GD the reins of power.
    Even SYRIZA Leader and Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras stated recently in the Greek parliament, “New Democracy is dead, if SYRIZA fails, Golden Dawn will govern next.” Search You Tube for, “Τσίπρας: Η Νέα Δημοκρατία πέθανε, έρχεται η Χρυσή Αυγή!”