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Varoufakis: “Soros phoned Tsipras in 2015 and demanded” his sacking

Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed on Monday that it was billionaire George Soros who demanded that he was sacked from the Greek government in 2015.

In an interview with private Skai TV, the former minister and founder of DiEM25 said George Soros phoned Alexis Tsipras in July 2015 and demanded that he be sacked.

“Soros has picked up the phone about me only one time. When he contacted Tsipras in July 2015 and demanded my expulsion,” Varoufakis said.

He added that his “contact” with Soros was limited to this one phone call.

At the same time, he attacked Defense Minister Panos Kammenos who recently claimed Soros had funded the Prespes Agreement – and apparently had attacked also Varoufakis.

“Kammenos said about me that I was a Soros employee,” the ex finance minister said.

Saying that Kammenos is a far-right populist like Orban, Salvini and others, the ex minister stressed “when they want to tarnish someone’s reputation and honor, all these neo-fascists use the name of Soros.”

This trend shows antisemitism and anti-Jewish because “Soros is of Jewish origin,” the ex minister said.

Describing Soros as a “controversial” figure Varoufakis said that the billionaire “did a few good things but also some weird ones.”

After the interview, Varoufakis posted on Twitter that he recounted the incident with Soros in full in his book “Adults in the Room.”

PS As we have not read Varoufakis’ book we wonder whether he also wrote what kind of power Soros had over the Greek SYRIZA-ANEL government to be able to demand his removal form government.

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2 comments

  1. Soros is a good friend of the banksters and the IMF (International Máfia Federation). The best thing for the world today would be to have Soros himself removed from the scene. He is responsible for more chaos and societal destruction than Saddam Hussein, Assad, Trump, Putin, May, Erdogan, MBM, the Taliban and ISIS all put together.

  2. While you we have not read Varoufakis’ book, you should refrain from making poignant remarks in the first place. I have and do recall that passage about Soros quite clearly. As to whether Soros might have any influence at all: well surely not, the guy being mere private investor, you know, and a very noble, meek, and humble being at that. Why on earth should that stout Tsipras of yours even listen to him ??