Wednesday, May 11, 2011

the greece fire never did go out..,

Market-Ticker | The debt crisis in Greece has taken on a dramatic new twist. Sources with information about the government's actions have informed SPIEGEL ONLINE that Athens is considering withdrawing from the euro zone. The common currency area's finance ministers and representatives of the European Commission are holding a secret crisis meeting in Luxembourg on Friday night.

Several European ministers tried to deny this, but there are now confirmations leaking out.

Folks, there's no way for Greece to "voluntarily" restructure that makes sense. Their only hope is to do what Iceland did, which is to tell the banksters to blow it out their asses and leave the currency union.

Yes, this will thrash foreign banks - especially German ones - and the ECB. It damn well should.

The fact of the matter is that buying someone's debt on the premise that they will be bailed out (not because you think it's a good investment) is idiotic and if you do that you deserve to lose every penny you put in.

Well, now that may happen. And given how government bonds have a habit of becoming the tools of leverage, the impact of this action is likely to be extraordinarily severe.

For Merkel, Trichet and the Banksters, here 'ya go: