It seems to be the big banks, and central banks, international banks, bankers, monetary funds, who are demanding that various countries take extreme measures, so that they can pay back their loans to these banks, and continue to afford the non-public central banking and monetary systems that have taken over the financing of nations and their economies, for... well... a long time. But despite what we are told, it was not ever thus. And it does not have to be so, ever after.
Think of all the suffering that ordinary folks must undergo to pay these institutions their tons of flesh. This is not mandated by god.
I've attached a link to a report that came out of the bowels of the IMF itself. This report titled, "The Chicago Plan Revisited," proposes to do away with public debt entirely (THAT WAS: DO AWAY WITH PUBLIC DEBT ENTIRELY!!!) by making some structural changes to the monetary system. Profound changes, yes. And profoundly beneficial to humanity. If these changes were made the banks would recede in power to a reasonable level. Their main product, the provision of the monetary supply itself, would become a purely governmental function, which it is not today in all but three nations. but that is another story.
www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2012/wp12202.pdf if you have trouble with this link google: IMF Report The Chicago Plan Revisited pdf Also see "The Web of Debt," by Ellen Hogson Brown