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Europe: We've Done All We Can, Now It's America's Turn To Help
Zero Hedge ^ | 02/13/2012 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 02/13/2012 3:03:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Cue the fireworks in 3...2...1...

And... drumroll please:

Translation: Hey America, we've done all we can, now it's your turn to sustain the Ponzi. Because if we go, you go.

The upside: think of just how much faster the latest and gratest $16.4 trillion debt target will be breached if America simply issues Greek bonds with a US guarantee. Like it did in that other foreign policy success story - Egypt.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ecb; eu; euro; europe

1 posted on 02/13/2012 3:03:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ya mean ya want us to save your bacon ......again?


2 posted on 02/13/2012 3:06:35 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who will bail us out?


3 posted on 02/13/2012 3:06:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

They could always rent out the Parthenon for weddings.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 3:10:23 PM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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5 posted on 02/13/2012 3:12:26 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

First put out a wanted poster on Soros


6 posted on 02/13/2012 3:12:57 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: SeekAndFind

... send in the clowns ...

7 posted on 02/13/2012 3:14:23 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: SeekAndFind

IOW - US taxpayers cough up again. This is a repeat from 1918, 1945 and all those intervening years.


8 posted on 02/13/2012 3:15:29 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Regret Anything Because At One Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: SeekAndFind

A clue: No.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 3:15:42 PM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: SeekAndFind

One Marshall Plan was enough.....they can go to the Russkies for help for all I care.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 3:16:18 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Wait....You guys want money from the Bush Cheney Nazi Hitler Country? You guys want money from Israeli Jew Run Government of the US (quote)? You want money from stupid fat lazy warmongering racist Americans?

Bite me!
11 posted on 02/13/2012 3:17:37 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: SeekAndFind

The minute the Greeks get the drachma back is when the German people start asking for the deutsche mark back.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 3:20:06 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Made In The USA
They could always rent out the Parthenon for weddings.

I want to go to Greece to photograph the Greek ruins. If they have more weekends like the last one I'll have to take pictures of the entire city of Athens.

13 posted on 02/13/2012 3:23:51 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The last time we made meaningful “structural reforms” to another nation’s economy was when we occupied Germany and Japan after WW2.

Hey-0ccupy Greece! Good food and weather, nice scenery.

(Of course Greeks are not German or Japanese when it comes to work ethic, are they?)


14 posted on 02/13/2012 3:24:34 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK: and Ron Paul’s an Idiot for his foreign policy of “Who Cares” what you people do. It’s not Our responsibility.

Where’s all the Ron Paul belongs in a mental hospital folks on this one?


15 posted on 02/13/2012 3:25:47 PM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Made In The USA

Maybe Obammy could use the real parthenon for his next coronation, instead of importing plastic columns


16 posted on 02/13/2012 3:26:15 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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17 posted on 02/13/2012 3:27:45 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dallas59

They want $ from the ‘how can 64 million Americans be so stupid’ crowd, not the 70 million ‘hope and change’ crowd.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 3:27:56 PM PST by txhurl
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To: SeekAndFind

Let Greece fail, already!


19 posted on 02/13/2012 3:32:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind
As the preacher in Blazing Saddles said after he introduced the new sheriff: "Son, you're on your own."


20 posted on 02/13/2012 3:35:57 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: txhurl

They can bite my shiny human a$$.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 3:37:00 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought European’s were so much more superior than us and we were supposed to become more like them?


22 posted on 02/13/2012 3:39:22 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Right here. Ron Paul belongs in a a mental hospital.

You satisfied?


23 posted on 02/13/2012 4:06:49 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: rlmorel

Eminently.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 4:16:06 PM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: katana
And he later said "can we do this? Or are we just ". Which seems apropos when talking about the bailouts of Greece by the EU.
25 posted on 02/13/2012 4:17:19 PM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: rlmorel; To-Whose-Benefit?; txhurl
"Right here."
" Ron Paul belongs in a a mental hospital.
You satisfied?"

You left out the important part:

Ron Paul belongs in a a mental hospital...and Greece can still bite my shiny non-bender butt.

26 posted on 02/13/2012 4:38:15 PM PST by norton
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To: SeekAndFind

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic. FUIMF.

DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

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27 posted on 02/13/2012 4:43:15 PM PST by PGalt (Here's a copy of our Constitiution...figure it out for yourself)
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To: SeekAndFind
Europe: We've Done All We Can, Now It's America's Turn To Help

That has one meaning: if we inflate our currency too much, it will weaken Germany's (our milk cow's) export economy. The U.S. must inflate along with us to keep German products attractive to American consumers.

The Europeans can print all the Euros they want. They can bail out the PIIGS till h*ll won't have it. They don't need our help to do that.

They do understand, though, that inflation will make German prices and wages rise to the point that its products will become less attractive to foreigners. That's why they need our help. We did the same thing in the twenties -- inflated to help out our European cousins. It caused the Depression.

28 posted on 02/13/2012 4:48:08 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: norton

Just because an idiot recognizes that is a bad idea to pick up a red hot cast iron frying pan with a bare hand does not make him any less an idiot.

Hahaha. Never watched “Futurama” till about a month ago (don’t watch tv) and it is pretty funny stuff:)


29 posted on 02/13/2012 4:50:54 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

We need to invade Greece.


30 posted on 02/13/2012 5:07:39 PM PST by Cyman
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To: ClaudiusI

Rhymes with “working off”, if I recall correctly. And yes, completely apropos when discussing any aspect of the EU and the ECB.


31 posted on 02/13/2012 5:20:46 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: SeekAndFind

The United States is drawn to any problem in Europe — economic, political, or social — like a moth to a flame.

We had no real reason to enter the Great War (later known as World War I). Had we let Europe stew in its own juices then, yes, there would have been some redrawing of the map, and yes, some of said redrawing would not have been “fair.” Not our problem.

And the current Euro-kerfluffle offers even less reason for us to intervene. No good can come from it.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 5:31:26 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well the answer is NO, of course.

But one question nobody seems to ask or answer, as far as I can tell, is exactly when the citizens of the various nations of the “European Union” voted themselves into the EU, and when they adopted the Euro as their primary currency.

Yeah, I am just an average “unsophisticated” USA citizen, ignorant of all the intricate,delicate, private negotiations that went on for decades, conducted in secret by foreign government entities.

So can somebody bottom line it for me?

On what date did the citizens of Greece vote to join the EU?
And on what date did the citizens of Greece declare their previous monetary system defunct, and declare the Euro their new monetary system?


33 posted on 02/13/2012 6:40:08 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: sarasmom

“On what date did the citizens of Greece vote to join the EU”

Just as on what date did the actual CITIZENS of the U.S. get to vote on Arbeitsziehungslager-Care, death by a thousand cuts.

As I’ve said before, the second to the last solution for real U.S. citizens against, “death by a thousand cuts,” will be to cease purchases, and it’s happening.


34 posted on 02/13/2012 11:18:05 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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