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Greece Should Exit the Euro and Preserve Its Sovereignty.   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2015-6-26 13:36:43 |Display all floors
Much as we like the Euro, watching the Greeks sweating blood trying to decide whether to adopt extreme austerity measures in order to save its bankers and big businesses, while abandoning its pensioners and beggars, or to stand up for its poor, Les Miserables, and abandon its rich to the ravages of bankruptcy, is simply too gory for civilized countries to entertain.

The honorable way out is to admit it made a mistake joining the EU, write down all its debts, and start fresh again.

But of course, we know Tsipras is not going to let this happen.  He is going to cave in to the ECB and IMF, to set an example to the rest of the world's sovereign countries that surrender to international bankers is the sole means of survival.  He will wait until the last minute, for dramatic effect.










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Post time 2015-6-27 08:18:42 |Display all floors
" He will wait until the last minute, for dramatic effect."

And I'd bet my last Euro that you are dead on

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Post time 2015-6-27 16:50:11 |Display all floors
Tsipras was elected by the Greek people to stand up for them against Draconian austerity measures imposed from outside.  Now, he is going to let a bank run happen on Monday, so that the people will be scared to death, and willing to surrender their sovereignty to the EU, not just politically, but also economically, even to the point of mass starvation that could cost lives, especially of the retirees, the sick, and the very young.  Tsipras should not have allowed Greece to turn into an uncivilized mob of survivors-wannabe in a reality show of what happens to an entire country put under economic siege.  

This is like asking survivors in a lifeboat lost at sea, which amongst themselves they shall cannibalize in order to live.

A true leader will not only reject the Hobson's choice of starvation or cannibalism, but would also break the chains of the bondage of his people, by striking new strategic alliances that would assure his people of survival.  This is not the time to vote on whether or not to fight.  This is the time to fight, with all one's might.

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Post time 2015-6-27 18:23:07 |Display all floors
At least Greece has the choice - Tibet has not !

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Post time 2015-6-27 22:10:26 |Display all floors
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Post time 2015-6-28 04:10:45 |Display all floors
NgTran Post time: 2015-6-27 18:23
At least Greece has the choice - Tibet has not !

Oh boy, here comes Ng Tran again.

Tibet is a part of China, it will never have to make a choice between survival and cannibalism, unless it tries to separate from China, become a Greek-like dependency of Western powers, and end up exactly like Greece, burdened with debt because it could not produce anything to compete with the industrial output of the richer and better developed members of the EU, and thus had to borrow in order to survive.  Now, Greece has to choose between the survival of its richest and the survival of its poorest (called "austerity measures"), and this will be the fate of Tibet, WRITTEN IN STONE, if it ever secedes from China thinking it can enjoy endless favors from its foreign patrons, only to find that after the party is over, they MUST STARVE TO DEATH THEIR ELDERLY, THEIR SICK, AND THEIR UNPRODUCTIVE members.

Let us call this henceforth, THE EASTER ISLAND SYNDROME, where natives of an isolated island are forced to cannibalize each other in order to survive.

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Post time 2015-6-28 04:31:41 |Display all floors
TO THE GREEKS, NEVER GIVE UP THE RIGHT TO PRINT YOUR OWN MONEY.

THIS IS THE LESSON OF THE BITTER EURO THAT GREECE HAD SWALLOWED.

FROM NOW ON, GREECE WILL PRINT ITS OWN SOVEREIGN CURRENCY, BACK IT UP WITH RESERVE CURRENCIES OF YUAN, RUBLE AND GOLD.  TRANSFORM THE COUNTRY INTO A REBUILT TOURIST HAVEN, JUST THE TOURISTS FROM CHINA, EACH SPENDING 3,000 USD IN ONE WEEK WILL BRING JOBS, FOOD, AND DIGNITY BACK TO ITS PROUD PEOPLE.  OPEN YOUR PORTS TO CHINESE SHIPS THAT WILL MAKE THE AEGEAN SEA THE NEW HUB OF COMMERCE WITH THE OLD YUGOSLAVIA, LEVANT, EGYPT AND NORTHERN AFRICA, AND ATHENS WILL BECOME THE NEW TYRE OF THE 21ST CENTURY.

BEYOND THE SILK BELT LIES ATHENS, BUT ATHENS MUST DEMONSTRATE ITS WILL TO BE A DEPENDABLE PARTNER IN PEACE AND PROGRESS.

CHINA MUST ENSURE THE SAFE PASSAGE OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING THROUGH THE ENTIRE MEDITERRANEAN THROUGH WHICH 7 TRILLION DOLLARS OF TRADE PASSES EACH YEAR, BY MAKING SURE NO COUNTRY ACTS UNILATERALLY IN IMPOSING ITS WILL ON OTHER COUNTRIES USING THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA FOR MILITARY PURPOSES, INCLUDING SETTING UP BASES ON ITS ISLANDS, COASTAL CITIES, OR VIOLATING THE AIRSPACES OF SURROUNDING SOVEREIGN COUNTRIES.

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