Game Over (Part 2)

torn greece flagThe recent riots and anger of the Greek people signs a next step in EU dismantlement. The NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)  is still your friend, my dear Europe . The Greek financial-economical disaster is not a “pure” Greek product. Many Eastern-European countries including Italy. Germany, United Kingdom are co-responsible for the Greek’s mess. A European country that cheap to have holidays “hot deal” with low costs, no receipts in a large number of restaurants, bars and other facilities. We (the Western Europeans) were happy to have a cheap holiday liaison right next door in Europe.

Further the entrance of Greece into the EURO monetary union wasn’t tidy checked. Or should I say was “accepted” behind knowledge of some “rounded” numbers.

Greece is the first fine example of unconfined, wild-west financial speculation globally where few players hold all the cards and the countries are the poker money. Watch the US-based rating agencies firing down European and other countries due to their “opulent” debts. What about your backyard my US friend?

Let’s stop this illusion about a Europe in “five minutes” (why weren’t we so hot to enlarge the EU to 27 meanwhile we knew our differences not to be settled when we were only 12?). Who pushed Kohl, Ciampi, Mitterand and other leaders to stipulate and realize the EURO zone.

As long as Europe is still in NIMBY state all efforts will be vain.

What we need is younger politicians with innovative ideas. Why do we target on innovation on labour market, in economics but not in politics? Why do we need to support statements of  Old Men who already saved their big pensions for the next 2 generations.

And now look what all this is brinhing us to… People of an EU country burn the national flag of another EU country. My dear Europe, I think you have a big problem.

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To the Greek Ambassadors in all EU countries:

Dear Sirs,

I am indignant about the fact that Greek people burn the flag of my country. We, the people of Germany, often do not agree with our government and especially with tax rising decisions. I completely understand the anger and frustration the Greek people pass in these days. Further I do believe that your country is undergoing any possible solutions to light up the dark of debts your are swallowed in but. But burning in rage a nations flag is not an excuse to that. Think about we would burn your flag in German cities? Wouldn’t you tag us immediately “NAZIS” or xenophobists?

 

 

WSJ: Why We Went To Iraq

Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121253706422142819.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

War in IraqAs I told in the past. Mistakes were done and the ongoing was not the way US expected it would. The “preventive war” like they called it in Europe was partially founded by unilateral decisions Washington took. But in the end we all need to resolve the problem. I hope that this “case” will show up to all of us that “I go my way” tactics shouldn’t be the solutions to be picked. I claim on Europe and other Western-Allied countries when they decided to “turn their head away” instead of dealing with the US to head for a shared solution (I have to admit that all listed actors were a bit stubborn!). Finally this “its-your-faulf-GWB” must have an end. We are all humans and I think George will pay the price for his war. But what would we’ve done if there had been another terrorist attack on US soil in the 9/11 aftermath? Tricky question…