That is where Greece now finds itself, and with no navigable channel between them. It looks — for all that the wunch of bankers which is trying to rule Greece from outside is trying to prevent it, in clear contravention of national sovereignty — the Sunday referendum will happen.
So. The people of Greece will either vote ‘Yes’ — no doubt under the impression that they are simply voting to stay in the European Union, but in fact voting to accept even more austere austerity measures. In that case, Greece has before it a further hideous increase in deaths from suicide, starvation, exposure, and sheer misery.
Or they will vote ‘No’. In which case — though the rules for such an expulsion have never been formulated — ‘They’ will expel Greece, not from the Common Market, but ‘just’ from the common currency; the Euro. In which case Greece has before it a further hideous increase in deaths from suicide, starvation, exposure, and sheer misery.