Once when we were on holiday in Greece on the Island of Crete we visited a restaurant to have a drink we were sitting outside and it was a warm and beautiful night and we were talking to some of the locals.
One of the people we were talking too asked if we were Germans and to my horror I saw he had a knife out and pointed towards my husband. I told him we were Dutch and New Zealander and he put his knife away. The next morning we went to another place to have breakfast and to our surprise the prices had dropped by about 75%. What’s more people shouted us drinks (yep in the morning) and we were told that we were OK because we were not Germans. That is how much the Greeks still hate the Germans who killed many thousands of Greek in the second World War.
If you think the Greek don’t understand what is happening I have a bridge in New York you might like to buy.
It was tried previously (several times) under “slightly different” circumstances, and failed. Yet when it comes to taking over a country without spilling even one drop of blood, and converting its citizens into debt slaves, Germany’s Merkel may have just succeeded where so many of her predecessors failed. According to a Reuters exclusive, “Germany is pushing for Greece to relinquish control over its budget policy to European institutions [ZH: read ze Germans] as part of discussions over a second rescue package, a European source told Reuters on Friday.” Reuters add: “There are internal discussions within the Euro group and proposals, one of which comes from Germany, on how to constructively treat country aid programs that are continuously off track, whether this can simply be ignored or whether we say that’s enough,” the source said.’ So while the great distraction that is the Charles Dallara “negotiation” with Hedge Funds continues (as its outcome is irrelevant: a Greece default is assured at this point), the real development once again was behind the scenes where Germany was cleanly and clinically taking over Greece. Because while today it is the fiscal apparatus, tomorrow it is the legislative. As for the executive: who cares. At that point Goldman will merely appoint one of its retired partners as Greek president and Greece will become the first 21st century German, pardon, European colony. But at least it will have its precious euro. We can’t wait until Greek citizens find out about this quiet coup.