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Vince Cable: Europe could be plunged into war if Euro collapses
Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:17PM BST 14 Oct 2012 | Rosa Prince

Posted on 10/14/2012 9:18:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Vince Cable has warned that Europe could be plunged into war if the crisis in the eurozone results in the collapse of the currency.

The Liberal Democrat Business Secretary said that the potential consequences of the failure of the Euro were "incalculable" and that there was "no automatic guarantee" that the continent would not disintegrate into conflict. …

Speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, Mr. Cable said: "I think we need to take stock that if the eurozone were to unravel in a way that destroyed the European project—and there is a risk that could happen—the consequences would be absolutely incalculable. We tend to forget, until we were reminded last week of that Nobel Prize, the European project was constructed in order to rescue Europe from extreme nationalism and conflict. There is no automatic guarantee that won't return." …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: eucrisis; eurobanking; eussr; libdems; scaremongering
More scaremongering from the anti-UK LibDems.
1 posted on 10/14/2012 9:18:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Pffft, yea right. They don’t have any combatants left. They are all Euro-trash pansies.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 9:20:50 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06
They don’t have any combatants left. They are all Euro-trash pansies.

They got muslims. Ant war won't be with another state, it will be fighting for control of their own state.

3 posted on 10/14/2012 9:24:26 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Olog-hai

Belgium attacks France. France surrenders. War over.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 9:24:59 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Vince Ferrer

True-dat. I think they are in the process of loosing that war. Just my observations.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 9:26:03 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Olog-hai

German troops cross Belgian border in force.

I guess it all could happen again.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 9:26:03 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

I saw that movie and the sequel.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 9:27:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why would the nations actually fight? Devolving back to nation states is like the break up of the USSR. Some migration, a surge of local nationalism, but not war. You’d get real fighting if there were refugees like a new Muslim wave from North Africa or Turks fleeing through Greece, not France and Italy going back to their currencies and ignoring the growing German super-state.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 9:28:53 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Olog-hai

All of em, including the Brits are unarmed, helpless, moslem infested, broke, and pussified. War would never happen there, not in our lifetime. Bank on it.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 9:29:56 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Olog-hai

Who exactly would fight this war? The vacationaholic populations? Doubtful.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 9:30:02 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Olog-hai

It would be an interesting war because the muslims will probably join in the fighting on one side, then the other, all the while fighting both sides.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 9:35:42 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: riri
Let the women do it; it's their time.

Let the single mothers fulfill their sainted destiny!

12 posted on 10/14/2012 9:36:59 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Bobalu
Why would Germany invade Belgium? Don't the Krauts have enough whore houses already?
13 posted on 10/14/2012 9:41:22 PM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: Olog-hai

Other than the Brits, what would they use ? Harsh language ? Tactical Strongly Worded Letters of Disapproval ???


14 posted on 10/14/2012 9:42:03 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Bobalu

you must not have seen many modern day German youts.
this is not a war like country by any stretch.

they do sport some fantastic hairstyles though..


15 posted on 10/14/2012 9:42:33 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (Gentle but bold...)
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To: Olog-hai

DITTO. Keep austerity via EU appointed leaders to debt nations, and you truly will end up with war as facist like parties gain support and power. Greek facist party grew to 22 percent support or the third largest political party in a space of 3 years!!!!


16 posted on 10/14/2012 9:43:19 PM PDT by Fee
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To: Olog-hai

Couldn’t happen to a nicer continent.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 9:44:36 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Olog-hai

and a message to boot - if not all under a collective, war is the only alternative. Silly me for thinking that dusting off the currency presses and reidentifying as an independent nation would be another alternative.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 10:03:15 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Olog-hai

Does this mean the EU would have to give back their Nobel Peace Prize?


19 posted on 10/14/2012 10:13:18 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sure, but only after Gore and Obama (and maybe Heinz Kissinger) give up theirs.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 10:16:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Vince Cable: Europe could be plunged into war if Euro collapses

Horse manure.
The only "war" will be between the political class elites and the government-addicted parasite class.
Ping me when the cities start to burn. And post lots of pictures, woo-HOO!

We can all get to see the kind of America Ubama and the rats want.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 10:20:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tbw2

Well, for starters, countries like Germany might want to get their money back from places like Greece. Gunboat diplomacy is the oldest way in the book to get back loans.

Alright, that is a pretty long shot, I’ll admit, but chaos, mass rioting, and anarchy in many European countries, with armed forces having to be called out to try and put a stop to the violence, that could potentially happen.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 10:54:46 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: Olog-hai

IMPOSSIBLE - the EU just won the Nobel peace price!


23 posted on 10/14/2012 11:18:23 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Salgak

“Other than the Brits, what would they use?”

You’re kidding, the British military is over. Their Army is half the size of the US Marines, filled with people earning a paycheck who are horrified they will offend anybody. They actually have more Generals than tanks! The RAF has nothing bigger than a tactical fighter jet, and nothing but buddy tankers.
Their Navy is finished. Iranians in a motorboat can freely capture boarding parties WITHIN SIGHT of the mother “warship”. Speaking of surface warships, their entire surface warfare fleet is 4 destroyers and 12 frigates. They have 6 fleet submarines. And they have no carriers now. The Sea Harriers are long gone too.

The Japanese Navy far exceeds the British capability. The vaunted British military is over despite anglophiles who wish for old England. But the truth is they are gutted. They are nothing but a burden to the Afghanistan mission, costing more than they contribute.
US Marines have had to adjust to the sensibilities of British “NATO” commanders numerous times in deployment, tactics, etc.

The main thing the Brits produce anymore is a few worthy commandos, and an endless stream of staff officers and generals, eager for a joint NATO position. Facts.
The Swiss Army is easily twice as powerful as the British.
Kinda sad to see a once strong force gutted, to spend more on welfare. We are going to see it here if the big-eared clown gets re-elected.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 11:42:25 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Why is that a long shot? Remember that the EU elites wanted a crisis to emerge from the euro so that they could “break taboos” and exert more centralization over their member states.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 11:50:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: DesertRhino

I didn’t know it had gotten THAT bad. I’d worked with line RAF and RN units in the 1980s, and they were pretty sharp troops back then.

And, of course, the SAS, SBS, and what remains of the Ghurkas are still kick-ass troops. . .


26 posted on 10/15/2012 12:20:56 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Olog-hai

The US will jump in to side with the moslums again.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 2:19:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Olog-hai

Productive countries like Germany and Finland won’t be willing to carry the Siesta Bloc on their backs forever.


28 posted on 10/15/2012 4:50:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Olog-hai

War with whom over what, exactly?


29 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:16 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Well, since the Germans are being asked to pay for it, I’m sure they are going to want some vacation. . . Lebensraum. . . . (evil grin)


30 posted on 10/15/2012 5:53:23 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Olog-hai

With what? They’re all busy disarming. France, England, and Italy didn’t have enough ordnance to take on Libya; Spain Greece, and Portugal are gutting their military spending because of budget constraints. Another year or two there won’t be anything left.


31 posted on 10/15/2012 5:57:20 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: occamrzr06; Olog-hai
There WILL be war, but it won't be country-vs-country, it will be underclass-vs-middle-class. Look at Greece. Look at Spain. Visualize Europe the day they have to admit they don't have the money to send out the benefits checks. Visualize Europe when the native benefits-recipients demand the expulsion of Muslim immigrants in order to have more money for their benefits and more jobs for native job-seekers.

When it happens, look hard at Europe, and see how things will be in the US if we don't change course.

32 posted on 10/15/2012 6:12:31 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: riri

-——Who exactly would fight this war?-——

I would think the opening skirmish could be the Bundesbank calling all loans and freezing the relations with foreign banks.

A simultaneous ditching of the Euro and establishment of the Supermark would allow commerce within the German borders and create problems everywhere else.


33 posted on 10/15/2012 6:21:15 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Salgak

Look into some of the German revanchism in regards to the Sudetenland, Silesia and South Tyrol, in that case. It’s definitely going on.


34 posted on 10/15/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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