ZeroHedge har publicerat en sammanställning över vad man kallar tyska bedragare som med all sannolikhet mycket väl kände till de gigantiska riskerna med att investera i grekiska statspapper men som trots allt gick ut och rekommenderade dessa till allmänheten i maj 2010. Låt detta bli ännu en i raden av varningar om att man inte skall lyssna på vad sk ‘experter’ har att säga eftersom de är beredda att göra allt för att hjälpa till med att hålla skenet uppe.
Här är några av de positiva kommentarerna om grekiska statspapper:
A stabilization can only be achieved if Greece can access capital markets. What is needed is a contribution of major banks. What is also needed is a sign of trust by the citizens of Europe. This is the purpose of our action call “I am buying Greek government bonds”. Last Friday, as a sign of responsibility, I have ordered EUR 5,000 Greek government bonds.” – Gabor Steingart, chefredaktör, Handelsblatt
“For the first time in my life I am buying government bonds – Greek government bonds! Because we have to keep the Euro-zone together. The Greek population has to bring great sacrifices, there is no way around that. But we should show our solidarity.” – Hans Eichel, fd finansminsiter Tyskland
En herre som man definitivt inte skall lyssna på är Luxemburgs premiärminister och mästerlögnare Jean Claude Juncker, som de de flesta nog känner till vid det här laget. Om inte så är här ett underbart inlägg, igen via ZH, som plockat upp en intervju som Der Spiegel gjort med Juncker.
Här är ett utdrag:
SPIEGEL: Mr. Prime Minister, you are a Christian Democrat and a Catholic, which is why we want to talk to you about the Ten Commandments.
Juncker: I already have an idea of what you are getting at.
SPIEGEL: Are you familiar with the Eighth Commandment?
Juncker: Of course. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
SPIEGEL: Apparently you don’t take it very seriously. More than two weeks ago, you denied a report by SPIEGEL ONLINE about a secret meeting of several European Union finance ministers to discuss the situation in Greece, even though the official limousines were already pulling up in Luxembourg.
Juncker: The most important commandment is not to inflict harm on others. Although it isn’t stated quite that way in the Ten Commandments, it follows from them. The finance ministers of several Euro Group nations had agreed to meet on Friday with the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet. Because the financial markets in Europe were still open and trading was still underway on Wall Street, we had to deny the existence of the meeting. Otherwise the course of the euro against the dollar, which had already fallen as a result of your report, would have plunged disastrously.
SPIEGEL: When secret meetings are held and the truth isn’t always being told, people gain the impression that there must be something wrong with this Europe.
Juncker: People understand perfectly well that politicians have to discuss sensitive issues behind closed doors. I had 10 seconds to decide how to react to the report in SPIEGEL ONLINE. Let us say, hypothetically, that I had said: “Okay, we are having a meeting, but I’m not going to tell you what we intend to talk about.” That would have triggered a tsunami in the financial markets. Instead, I chose to produce a small wave of outrage over a white lie.