Skip to comments.Prepare for riots in euro collapse, Foreign Office warns
Posted on 11/26/2011 6:08:42 PM PST by mandaladon
British embassies in the eurozone have been told to draw up plans to help British expats through the collapse of the single currency, amid new fears for Italy and Spain. As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an international bail-out, British ministers privately warned that the break-up of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible.
Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and even riots arising from the debt crisis.
The Treasury confirmed earlier this month that contingency planning for a collapse is now under way.
A senior minister has now revealed the extent of the Governments concern, saying that Britain is now planning on the basis that a euro collapse is now just a matter of time.
Its in our interests that they keep playing for time because that gives us more time to prepare, the minister told the Daily Telegraph. Recent Foreign and Commonwealth Office instructions to embassies and consulates request contingency planning for extreme scenarios including rioting and social unrest.
Greece has seen several outbreaks of civil disorder as its government struggles with its huge debts. British officials think similar scenes cannot be ruled out in other nations if the euro collapses.
Diplomats have also been told to prepare to help tens of thousands of British citizens in eurozone countries with the consequences of a financial collapse that would leave them unable to access bank accounts or even withdraw cash.
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If it were to happen in the US, our government would have no contingency plans in place. However, fear not! Ray Nagin would be put in charge of disaster recovery — after all: he’s black.
Not only could, would.
The wonderful world of EUrtopia
My older brother lives/works in Germany.I’ve warned him not to stay too long if the situation starts to deteriorate.
I thought this was just a hobby ping
China will fall like a house of cards. This is wild!
Survivalism used to be a hobby, it might become a necessity
Survivalism used to be a hobby, it WILL become a necessity
Survivalism used to be a hobby, it WILL become a necessity.
Gold? Silver? Or is it too late to invest in them?
Will gold and silver not even be worth it to purchase since you can’t “eat” it.
What to do, what to doooooo!!!???!!!
We’re in worse shape than Europe. There’s way too little manufacturing for sustainable revenues to pay government debt here. Our USA and nearly all of its local governments are heading for the inevitable end of this default process and repudiation.
When attention turns to the realities of our own debt, further bloated by too much money from foreigners stuffed into our essentially worthless bonds, the dollar will drop like a rock.
with obama as pres, probably, that is his goal to bring us to our knees.
Not only could,
Although if we count the Acorn mob attacks that are already being practiced throughout the country:
Not only could,
would will are.
Buy and store food.
Watch the fun. If debt is stated in Euros, people and countries will be free to negotiate repayment terms in successor currencies. Owe you 100,000 Euros, well I’ll give you 5,000 DM to pay it off or you get nothing. It will be unbelievable when it happens.
Some quotes from the words of George Washington:
“Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice?”
“Nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded...The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.”
You just reminded me of Ezekiel 7:19.
Gold? Silver? Or is it too late to invest in them? Will gold and silver not even be worth it to purchase since you cant eat it.
Americans are different (most anyway) we don’t like to use the toilet in our living room.
Only Socialist/commie/fascist like that.
The anarchist can’t wait to destroy Europe. Holding molatov cocktail making parties as we type.
But you can trade it for something you can eat.
So I guess “no” is the answer.
Well then, better look into long term food storage and weapons/ammo.
” But you can trade it for something you can eat. “
I’m thinking that my pound of coffee might go for a few pounds of seed potatoes or a gallon of gasoline or kerosine in preference to some non-edible, non-consumable commodity....
I remember when Eurotrash looked down on us....
Word is during WWII, Japanese citizens hoarded gold etc just in case. The time came, and while many had precious metals there was nothing to buy.
Gold etc is for holding value through crisis, and for taking opportunity should it arise.
What you’re looking for is lead, brass and copper.
Gold may be useful for buying passage or paying bribes.
My wife and I just spent 3 days organizing our basement and garage. Our basement now has three rooms. The main room, the wife’s stained glass studio, and my SHTF room.
The SHTF room contains 100 lbs of par-broiled rice, 468 quarts of canned goods like salsa, tomatoes, pork, and vegetables, 4 buckets of rice (50 lbs each), 1 bucket or flour, one bucket of sugar, and a fifty cal ammo can of 223, 2 each of .45 ACP, 2 each of .44 Rem Mag, 1 of .357 Mag, 1 of .30-06 springfield, and 1 of something else I can’t remember.
I love that room.
I just stand in the doorway and look at it.
And now I am adding containers of water.]
IMO the Euro was just an attempt by the Europeans to displace and harm the dollar, It almost worked.
Now if we could just stop printing money that is worthless,and get rid of the Obama administration that helped make it worthless,perhaps it would make a comeback.
I am going to make a fortune shorting the Euro and going long on Confederate dollars.
I wonder what countries can revert back to their old currency.
I left Slovakia in Jan. 09, and they had just that week gone
on the Euro.
I presume they still have a stock of Slovak Krounas.
Fortunately, I have less then 25 Euros left in my Slovak bank account.
Awesome, but you need way more flour for breadstuffs, and a lot of beans to go with that rice to form complete proteins.
The riots will last as long as there is still stuff for the rioters to loot. After that, all the rioting in the world won’t get the animals free stuff from the government any more. Then they’ll have to go home and try to figure out what to do next. The end.
Gold is a store of wealth across the times of troubles. It’s also “flight capital.”
As in, can you load more value in canned food, crates of ammo, or gold-— in a Cessna?
Then they'll go housee to housee, looking for food.
And after the last grain of rice is gleaned, the last dog and cat and squirrel and rat is potted, they'll be looking for people to eat.
The socialist (ie., Democrat) politicians use other people’s money to buy votes. Sooner or later they run out of other people’s money. Later has been put off with smoke and mirrors for about as long as possible. The people who have spent their lives trading their votes for free stuff are about to get cut loose on society at large. Personally, I am well armed and a real good shot. The countdown to genuine economic depresssion is on.
Food, ammo, THEN gold. It has it’s place; seems most people discussing it take the simplistic view of acquiring only one, not all.
If you have a Cessna, I assume you’ve got the rest figured out.
You need some sauerkraut....it lasts forever, and has good nutrient value...plus, it’s cheap....or it was.
And that tends to happen a lot in turbulent times.
Yes it is.
And nobody (at least not on FR) will be able to say they were not warned, over and over, to get ready for it.
” Its awesome. “
It’s a good start, anyway —
Might I suggest adding a store of salt - yes, plain old salt...
Iodized salt for nutrition, and coarse salt for a myriad of uses, such as food preservation....
It’s pretty basic, and it ain’t as sexy as all of the other foodstuffs, but it’s relatively inexpensive to buy, easy to store, and you’re gonna need it....
Nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded...The Nation, which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.
Too bad we don’t teach about the founding fathers anymore in our Universities and public schools. We traded them for liberalism’s global Marxism which goes exactly where we were warned not to go!
you are correct. The “could” question was answered in 2008, 2009, 2010, ans 2011 both in the Uited States and Europe. So now it is only a question of when.
I guess they are going to find out all about that “free health care” now and why we resisted it for so long. A lot of Americans voted for the current crop of politicans based on the promise they would make America just like Europe and those socialists are crashing us with Europe as fast as they can.
It will be interesting to see the fall out of American banks if the Euro crashes.
Buy and store food.
Plant fruit trees - learn what grows wild and is edible in your area...
Black clouds cover the horizon, the lightening is flashing and there is the distant sound of thunder! The storm flags are going up, who you heed them?
I am very aware that if its the great end that there is nothing I can do to stop or change it, but history is full of instances and times when man or nature have caused such a calamity that people have cried out and begged God to end it all.
The bible has many verse such as this:
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
This verse and others are there for a reason and I urge all to take heed of them, because we are clearly on the edge. Everyday there is a new story about the Yutes who grow more restless everyday and when you add the fact that because of the economy people are already on edge it wont take much to set things off.
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8) (1998)
Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. Theyre a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You dont believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
Today we have yutes who roam our streets who are with out morals, without respect for law or life itself. They will look are you with the same doll eyes a shark does before he eats you and they will feel no more compassion than the shark does.
That will be the test of many. Most preppers I know are Christian people and they will hesitate to do what they might have to do to stop the yutes. On the other hand the yutes wont think twice nor lose a minute of sleep, in fact they will smile and laugh about it.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:
(NOTE THIS DOWNLOAD IS FREE AND I DO NOT MAKE A DIME OFF OF IT. ALSO NOTE THAT THE MANUAL IS CLEARLY MARKED AS NOT BEING FOR SALE. I PUT TOGETHER THIS MANUAL FOR ONLY ONE PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO HELP FELLOW PATRIOTS TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IS COMING.)
For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
For a somber, yet realistic look at what SHFT is like read some of Selcos post:
If you like to read more about what SHTF in Bosnia was like take a look at this post on Bosnia War Survivor Selcos Blog at:
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.