Juncker To Greece: "Don't Commit Suicide Just Because You Are Afraid Of Death"

Tyler Durden's picture

In as brash an instance of lying propaganda as we have seen recently EU President Jean-Cleaude "when it's serious you have to lie" Juncker unleashed 6 minutes of unabashed falsehoods this morning as the fearmongering and blame-shame-game for Greece begins. He proclaimed that "pension cuts were not in the creditors proposals" which as many pointed out is a total lie and then said: "You shouldn’t commit suicide because you're afraid of dying. You should say 'yes' regardless of what the question is." Got that Greek Grandmas - Vote YES no matter what you think - that's how EU democracyu works...


For instance...



The European Commission appealed on Monday to the Greek people to vote “yes” in a referendum on its international bailout, warning that a risk of the rupture of the European Union was real.


They report that Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission’s president, said: “I love you deeply - You shouldn’t commit suicide because you’re afraid of dying. You should say ‘yes’ regardless of what the question is.


A “no” vote in the referendum “will mean that Greece is saying no to Europe,” Mr. Juncker said.


Mr. Juncker rejected the argument by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras saying that a “no” vote by Greeks on July 5 would give the government a better negotiation position in the rescue talks.


"The whole planet would consider a Greek 'no' to the question posed... as meaning that Greece wants to distance itself from the euro zone and from Europe." he told a news conference.


Juncker said he still believed a Greek exit from the euro zone was not an option, but cautioned that he alone could not necessarily protect Athens from other leaders who may disagree.


At a rare emergency news conference at the Brussels headquarters of his European Commission, Juncker ran through what he said was a fair offer made to Greece, which was socially fairer than the government had sought - effectively appealing over the head of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.


"Playing off one democracy against 18 others is not an attitude which is fitting for the great Greek nation," Juncker said.


The Commission president said he felt deeply distressed and betrayed, believing until late on Friday that both sides were pushing towards a deal.

The full outpouring is here...

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After that, Juncker just blew any chance of being trusted again by anyone.

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This summed it quite succinctly...

But with lies so blatant, we would be surprised if any Greek believed any word he ever said again.

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snodgrass's picture

Holy shit. What a loon. No wonder the world is as fucked up as it is.

Bank_sters's picture

All bankers must die- the first line of my new novel!

tmosley's picture

That's right Greece, be a good debt slave.

EscapeKey's picture

Juncker's bonus depends on it.

SafelyGraze's picture

I thught the photos of greeks grithdrawing their grsavings from gratms was impressive

until I watched people at the breakfast buffet at the holiday inn

holy smokes

it turns out that, yes you *can* pull out 15 pieces of bacon with the pair of tongs and put them in your styrofoam bowl

yes, I'm talking to you, hungry lady with the "I survived leBron's departure" t-shirt


PrayingMantis's picture



..."EU President Jean-Cleaude "when it's serious you have to lie" Juncker" ... says it all ... no surprise here ...

bigdumbnugly's picture

well, at least gold and silver will certainly have to break out now.

oh wait...

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Euro is a "debt union" bad news, other bad news it is a "trades standards" union, with 75 pages of guidelines to grow a tomatoe. The upside is...access to said debt, so you flourish until you crash, then you still need to do the 75 pages to grow a tomatoe but you are broke.

weburke's picture

THe media in greece is controlled ! They will show what they are told by the elites. The regular greek is as sheepish as everywhere else. Rebellious sheep in any key position anywhere important to power, are removed one way or another.

Occident Mortal's picture

Greece leaving the eurozone is a big deal for Europe but it is nothing compared to the UK leaving the EU.


A big european crisis just 12-24 months ahead of the UK referendum will be all it takes for the British to vote themselves out of the EU.


Britain should realign itself away from Europe an focus on the 53 members of the British Commonwealth which includes countries such as India, Singapore, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, Canada.


The British Commonwealth would make for an incredible pan-global trade block, with London-Singapore being the axis of capital.

TruthInSunshine's picture

The north has decided that they want Greece to exit the EU.

It's a foregone conclusion at this point - even France and SPAIN (which will be tested next) have made very unconstructive remarks re Greece yesterday - and all this 12th hour talk is nothing more than an attempt to make it appear as if more of the blame for Grexit falls on Greece.

All this said, the EU with a common currency was a horrid idea from inception, and any EU with a common currency should be limited to, at most, 7 or 8 nations, mainly in the north.

I expect the EU to fall as the PIIGS+UK fall or choose an EU exit.

ChooChoo's picture

Yes, but that's not new! nor the EU blacklisted that option! What you say is less and not more! 
Addition to that would be to join Russia China Africa those kind of markets! not what it already has! 

Tigermoth's picture

I guess it must be serious.

knukles's picture

You should commit suicide to save me.

             Seriously folks, this is how far the human race has fallen
                                Liberalism is a disease

shovelhead's picture

At least herpes lets you know that you're hopelessly afflicted.

NihilistZero's picture

Liberalism is the basis of Democratic Republics and all free societies.

You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.

NihilistZero's picture

I see the downvoters have no idea what the textbook definition of liberalisim is...  How very John Roberts of them :-)

ebworthen's picture

Yes, and he's scared. 

When the house of cards falls, they'll be looking for a replacement - unless we get a miracle and fractional reserve banking and the lie that debt is an asset is expunged from mankind - along with the banksters.

chunga's picture

That could happen if enough people out there realize these financial experts are *nothing* but frauds and declare a global jubilee for themselves. These assholes are desperate because if the Greeks throw off the chains it could cause an avalanche.

The only reason they have fancy clothes, cars and lots of money is because they create it out of thin air, then use it to fuck everybody else even moar. There is no "moral hazard" in fighting fire with fire, especially when fighting a scumbag cheat who also used the fake "money" to buy the "law".

see: Puerto Rico

freewolf7's picture

Watch Juncker's microexpressions.

L_Estasi_dell_Oro's picture

I know what they are, but I'm not an expert. Can you elaborate?

zvzzt's picture

take down your avatar right now! don't you know it's dangerous?!


chunga's picture

Yeah I know, put down the stick and step away from the horse.

What's going on is almost exactly like Orwell's 1984. EVERYTHING is bullshit and we're led to believe by MSM apparatus that people who don't believe are in the minority. The stories we're told are so preposterous that hardly anybody believes. All it's going to take is a spark.

zvzzt's picture

agreed. stomach churning stuff. not so much for myself, but for the two poor sods i put on this earth a few years ago. biggest mistake of my life, especially since they give me so much joy as persons

chunga's picture

Nah, that's not a mistake, you just have to teach them. Our "millenial" aged kids know it's all fake and *never* believed any of it. They refuse to have kids themselves and are not debt-laden, fat and stupid. A lot of what's wrong is entrenched in the "system" and they've chosen to entrench themselves out of it. So have many of their peers.

conscious being's picture

Alright, who downvoted this? Who's the sneaky rutter? Either make your argument or we will know that Mr. Yellen reads these boards and is a serial downvoter.

You must have hit a nerve Chunga. You drew three immediate no ops.

bigdumbnugly's picture

"You should say 'yes' regardless of what the question is."

seriously, what can you say to that?

i have to come clean though and admit i also used that line on some tang back in the day.

shovelhead's picture


I get pangs of guilt for using the old " Swallowing male 'issue' causes radical breast enlargement." when I was a youngster.

Ha. Not really.

Headbanger's picture

Full fucking bonko reeeeetaaaaded..

What a maroon..

847328_3527's picture

Many of these Banker brains have been rotted away by booze and herpetic hookers and dominatrix mistresses, not to mention the many, many high trans fat 7-course dinners 7 days a week.



conscious being's picture

Its the child sacrifice orgies that does it.

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

One thing I've noticed about democracy... if the powerful can keep the poll margins close... diebold will bring home a victiory... but the illusion only works if the polling data is tight enough for the masses to swallow.

If 90% of Greeks polled today want a NO vote... then the banks have a lot of work to do in six short days. If the margin is closer say 65% NO, 45% YES, then six days of fear and loathing could bring the numbers close enough to steal the results.

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

Another point on the eye ball test... most of the pictures you see of those in the ATM lines show elderly... why didn't they have their money out of the system you ask?

Because they are living on a government stipend... it comes monthly or bi monthly... so they take out what they can...

This is the weak link, because they are the weakest citizens. It's not like they can go get a job, so most of the elderly will vote to accept a haircut rather than slow death by hunger or inabilty to buy their meds. 

From the central planner's point of view it is win/win. They accept the haircut or die which eliminates some useless eaters. The World has been allowed to be a gentle place because for so long we believed the lies of fairy tale dust spun by whores wanting votes. We are approaching the point where lies will no longer work and masses will die.


Have a great week!

p00k1e's picture

The poetry is the elderly have the least to lose.  What does a dependent & broke 85-year old lose if s/he dons a bomb?

joseJimenez's picture

Yeah, I was thinking of a short story, "When Slime ruled the world"

cheech_wizard's picture

Someone needs to suicide Juncker... asap.

L_Estasi_dell_Oro's picture

Juncker Wisdom:

On Greece's economic meltdown in 2011
"When it becomes serious, you have to lie."

On EU monetary policy
"I'm ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious... I am for secret, dark debates."

On British calls for a referendum over Lisbon Treaty
"Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?"

On French referendum over EU constitution
"If it's a Yes, we will say 'on we go', and if it's a No we will say 'we continue'."

On the introduction of the euro
"We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don't understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back."

On eurozone economic policy and democracy
"We all know what to do, we just don't know how to get re-elected after we've done it."

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

IOW... A world-class, Macchiavelian Apparatchik.

luckylongshot's picture

Reading the lies being spewed by this piece of shit makes you want to Junck up lunch.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

TD, that tells you that "Things are getting very, very serious", if Junker is

morphing into Baghdad Bob.

BoPeople's picture
BoPeople (not verified) Jun 29, 2015 7:57 AM

You need to sign the agreement before you know the terms of your surrender to Germany... forever.

knukles's picture

We need to pass it to find out what's in it.
        Hookers and Blow, Bitchez

Being Free's picture

Good one knukles.  and let's not forget that, "If you like your pension you can keep your pension."

Doom and Dust's picture

No. The agreement is on whether the European tax payers are going to lend more money to Greek non-tax paying deadbeats.

Fuck you and your American ignorance.

shovelhead's picture

U mad, Bro?


Shut up and pay, bitch. Your Lords have spoken.