Mario Draghi Speaks In Spanish Congress, Media Blackout Ensues

Tyler Durden's picture

Just because Europe is such a vast and open democracy, where nobody keeps secrets from anyone, it is only logical that Mario Draghi's visit to Spain, where he spoke to domestic lawmakers in the Congress, would be shrouded in secrecy so stringent and oppressive, that all forms of electronic communication were purposefully killed ahead of the speech.

As El Diaro reports: "This morning congress services have cut wi-fi signals and frequency inhibitors have been used to limit the operation of cell phone lines. All with one goal: to prevent the words of ECB President Mario Draghi, to leave the closed room and become public." This was a last minute decision as it "caught by surprise" deputies who had announced their intention to live broadcast the words of the president of the ECB up through a website created for the occasion. It gets better: "The digital lock in the lower house tax has caused chaos among accredited journalists, who have had to continue to do their work without internet connection, with difficulty using their mobile phones without any signal to communicate with the outside." And the culmination: "This chronicle has been dictated from a pay phone." It almost makes one wonder just what latest set of top secret "truth" that can not possibly see the light of day for cross reference purposes, Mario Draghi is currently spreading in Spain. Almost.

And now that the closed door meeting has concluded, Draghi is speaking live at the following webcast:

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unrulian's picture

some politician will leak for cash...guaranteed

TerminalDebt's picture

leak what? Aren't they serving the people? Isn't everything that's said supposed to be public? 

Richard Chesler's picture

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, a Tuscan bank, has acknowledged using secret derivatives deals to mask hundreds of millions of euros in losses.

That investigation has focused attention on the role played by the Bank of Italy and its then-chairman, Mario Draghi, who is now president of the European Central Bank.

Al Gorerhythm's picture

"Isn't everything that's said supposed to be public? "

Not unless you are a total embarassment and have zero credibility in the eyes of the public.

Albertarocks's picture

What unrulian meant was "any politician will take a leak for cash".  He was simply pointing out that there are no limits to how low politicians will stoop as long as they get paid for it.

unrulian's picture

clarity isn't my strength :)

Albertarocks's picture

Maybe so, but 'I' understood you, lol.

redpill's picture

I was going to say something clever but my comment was blacked out

Sudden Debt's picture

Money Doesn't Buy Happyness....



Tortfeasor's picture

Cue Alex Jones: EMP Hits Spain - Electronics Blacked Out Across Parliment!!!!

Inthemix96's picture

I would strangle that scrawny necked fucker with my bare hands if I was there.

Who the fuck do these swines think they are?  They are playing with peoples lives for fucks sake.  Its about time these bastards were held accountable for thier actions.


john39's picture

pucker up and kiss the ring...

Desert Irish's picture

The mob generally doesn't like its meetings broadcast....

Hongcha's picture

Wait and see.  When it blows it will be blow big; viral.  TPTB have been getting ready for it for several years.

darteaus's picture

You don't think they have a cover story?

"It's the {JOOOOZZZZzzzzzz | rich | Christians | Moslems | North Koreans | bankers }!"

XitSam's picture

"Who the fuck do these swines think they are?"

They think they are our betters. After all, if you were smarter, you would be sitting in one of the chairs at their table. They know what is best for you. You are too stupid to manage your own life and must be told where to work, where to live, how many children to have.  I disagree with their premise naturally. It doesn't matter if I am not as smart as they are, I still get to make my own decisions and run my life as I see fit. 

OT: There Will Be No Economic Recovery. Prepare Yourself Accordingly. Stefan Molyneux 0:59:01

Sudden Debt's picture


I bet it takes 3 seconds before we find oud who said what against who....

sampo's picture

This event reminds me of "Honorable Jonnie's" "hearing", where the stream was cut. As well as the infamous Silver manipulation hearings, where the lights went out.

Just sayin'..

ShortTheUS's picture

"The language is that of central bankers, which I will not utter here."

Popo's picture

One central bank to rule them all...

... and in the darkness bind them.

medium giraffe's picture

'Now perfected, my fighting Uruk-Banksters!'


'Whom do you serve?'


nobusiness's picture

Must have been good news.  US markets to new highs.  Nothing can stop them not even a nuk going off in the night

bigbwana's picture

Read all about the paedophiles in Parliament! The peados in Royalty! google chrisspivey

darteaus's picture









101 years and counting's picture

"we will save your country, like we did Greece"

panic ensues

Lost Wages's picture

LOL. Like leaks never happened before wi-fi. These guys are morons.

mendigo's picture

Its about deniability - whatever is said your will only get as hearsay.

Cap Matifou's picture

palm and even thumb sized electronic devices have a novel function called RECORD...
See comment nr. 3236632 by daz below

shovelhead's picture

So I guess we look for the smoke color.

White smoke for bail, black smoke for fail.

unrulian's picture

what color is a mushroom cloud?

Colonel Klink's picture

Bright white, then you go blind.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

And the last bastions of free press need to keep calling them out for their actions. Journalism isn't an institution or credential but each and every one of us speaking up on what we see. Actions to prohibit such are a clear sign of evil plain and simple. If have nothing to hide then you don't pull shit like this.

TerminalDebt's picture

Journalists are part of the problem. They all sold out a long time ago, keeping their press pass more important than the truth

Rip van Wrinkle's picture

Not part of the problem....they are the problem.


If they do their jobs, the politicians would be accountable. Who else holds them to account? Certainly not you or I.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Frankly I believe it is alive and well, just not in the institutions that claim to be the press anymore, at least not MSM state media houses. The decentralized nature of the internet has allowed it to flourish on an individual level something these people can't stop no matter how much they try. All it takes is one person at that meeting to have surreptitiously recorded the meeting or anonymously make some statements as to the nature of said speech. The information always finds it's way to the ears and eyes of those that want to know once it is out there.

Alot of these message boards and blogs are kicking the "official" media's ass when it comes to high information and truth telling these days. That is a sad commentary on a once vibrant and free press. The institutions have lost their way and become corrupt.


We the individuals are the last bastions, as long as our hearts and minds stay uncorrupt, that is something central planning can not control unless we acquiese to them.

waterwitch's picture

Bring in the drones.

waterwitch's picture

Per Draghi webcast: Spain's future looks pretty 'black'.

Agent P's picture

Dear Spain,

You're fucked.

Don't tell anyone.

Love, Mario

Jota's picture

Spain: tv productor phoning in Congress today.

No wi-fi, no mobiles phones, no internet. Total media blockout.

Bunga Bunga's picture

What a great day for a caption contest.

Jota's picture

Two deputys has recorded it with their iphones and leaked it in twitter

eddiebe's picture

It's for our own good.

flapdoodle's picture

My special contacts at the Spanish Parliament confirm that Super Mario's first words are as follows:

"Estimados Congresistas, estoy aqui para decirles la triste verdad - estamos jodidos..."

unfortunately, at that point the cell phone recording the speech was confiscated...

bg6666's picture

Translation: Esteemed Congress. I am here to tell you the sad truth. We're screwed

earleflorida's picture

it's official,... the German's have given up on Greece!?

sadly, they've become so terrified about Spain, that there is rowing swell of discontent within the heart of mother's deutschmarkville's romanticized past-- this score`less faux-paradies of equilibrium utopia has run its course... that a late term miscarriage is in, or out of the question?-- is now just a matter of inception! as the early rising sovereign says to ones own'd twilight lover from the west?... we can surely try again using the tried and true missionaries fetal-fiscal calisthenic model?... with the auld-lang-syne of ze` bless'd`euroeclipse fading in 'dee south, where borders were once all one had to secure ones sanity?!

the people are fed-up-- Spain is just to much, period??