Is The EU Volcano About To Erupt?

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mike Shedlock via,

I am wondering if the EU volcano is about to erupt.

My rationale is Matteo Renzi, Francois Hollande, and Angela Merkel met on a volcanic island near Naples, specifically chosen as a symbolic mark of their joint resolve to stay the course with the EU after the UK voted to leave.  

Big Three

Europe is the Solution Says Hollande

Please consider EU Leaders Pledge Brexit Will Not Weaken Bloc.

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy declared they would not allow Britain’s departure from the EU to propel the bloc into reverse as they discussed plans to deepen intelligence co-operation and bolster a pan-European investment plan.


At a summit on the Mediterranean island of Ventotene, they pledged to address some of the bloc’s most urgent problems by reinforcing European defence, overcoming a refugee crisis and spurring economic growth.


“We think that Europe is not the problem. It’s more the solution,” said Italian premier Matteo Renzi at a press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande on the flight deck of an Italian aircraft carrier.


Almost two months after Britain voted to the leave the EU, the summit was cast as an opportunity for the three largest founder members of the union to declare their common commitment to European integration.


The volcanic island near Naples was specifically chosen for the meeting, the leaders’ second since the Brexit referendum, as a symbolic mark of their joint resolve to stay the course with the EU after the UK voted to leave.

Pure Ignorance

Earlier today a reader commented …

To think that EU is only a economic construction is pure ignorance, The main objective was (and still is) TO AVOID MILITARY CONFLICTS in the most violent continent in the last 3 centuries. This has been successful.


Analyzing EU with “nannycrats” and other silly notions denotes only the lack of culture, lack of meaningful readings and shortsighted view of the writer.

I know full well what the mission of the EU is. The problem is two fold.

  1. Mission creep: The nannycrats did not stick to the mission.
  2. The Euro: The euro is fatally flawed as a currency.

I fully embrace freedom of movement, within the EU, for the right reasons.

I do not embrace open invites to terrorists, from elsewhere. Nor do I embrace open invites from elsewhere for economic reasons.

The results speak for themselves, and the volcano is arguably ready to blow its top.

Volcano Offers Perfect Symbolism

  • Beppe Grillo’s eurosceptic Five Star Movement party is in a dead heat with Matteo Renzi in Italian polls.
  • Marine Le Pen eurosceptic National Front party is leading or in second place France.
    The Eurosceptic AfD party is on the rise in Germany.
  • Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party, a right-populist group with an anti-immigrant, Eurosceptic platform, is in the lead in a presidential re-run in Austria.
  • Spanish separatists in Catalonia threaten to break away from Spain and are in open defiance in Madrid.

Brexit happened because of inane nannycrat rules and also because of Merkel’s blatantly stupid open arms welcome of outsiders for political and economic reasons.

Termite Infestation

Europe is more splintered now in many ways than it was before the adoption of the Euro.




Anger is visible everywhere. The volcano is ready to blow.

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JailBanksters's picture

Instead of trying to stop the Volcano from exploding by a Helicopter Drop of money, they should just round up all the Jewish Bankers and drop them into the Volcano to plug the hole. I just hope the hole is big enough to take them all.

HopefulCynic's picture

Well according to their Holocaust lore, Jews burn rather quickly, about 75% quicker than a normal human, so they would probably burn to ashes before they clog up the hole. 

CuttingEdge's picture

Tossing those three fuckwits into a volcano would be a good place to start sorting out Europe. With Junker accompanying.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) CuttingEdge Aug 24, 2016 2:40 AM

Today, the 24th, is judgment day. :-)

Haus-Targaryen's picture

To whomever wrote this comment about the EU there to prevent war and attributing success to such a measure, I'd like to point out a few things wrong with his statement. 

1) Europe is by no means the "most violent continent [on the planet] in the last three centuries."

This is incorrect.  The most violent continent on the planet in the past three centuries is Asia, for a host of reasons.  First of all, its the largest continent in the world, encompassing some 70% of Russia, all of China, India, Mongolia, Japan, the Koreas, Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Iran, the "-stans" etc., etc.,  

Additionally, it has had the largest population in the world, which has led to its extreme violence, especially in centers with high population density.  

Moreover, after reading the above list of countries, rainbows, telletubbies and skittle-shitting Unicorns don't exactly come to mind.

2) "That has been successful"

You attribute the lack of war in Europe to the EU, which is flawed.  The EU didn't come into existence as we know it until the 80s.  IN FACT, the EU until 2009 was more or less the limp-dick treaty organization of the world, with NAFTA having more teeth than the EU.  

Saying there has been no war in Europe is because of the EU is the same as saying "the reason there has been no war in North America is because of NAFTA."  Your commentator is brain-damaged. 

The reason for lack of war, is yes, in part the EU.  However, to imply that the EU is the sole reason for its peace is just plain stupid, as it ignores (i) the invention of nuclear weapons, (ii) the cold war and threat of communism and (iii) some minimum 200,000 American servicemen on the continent in some 8 nations at any given time constantly since 1942. 

While I am sure whichever moron wrote that comment is hyperventilating with some fucked-up "European" patriotism -- it simply isn't accurate and he likely needs to be heavily medicated. 

Lastly, Mish's #2 rebuttal to the aforementioned stupidity is just lazy.  The EURO is a fatally flawed currency, sure.  But It being fatally flawed is not why Europe is at peace.  The Euro came into existence to more or less fuse the various independent and sovereign nation states in Europe into a single block.  It is a currency union exclusively for political purposes, once could lump all nations of the world starting with "S" together, and it would make more economic sense than the current combination of countries does who share the euro. 

I'd advocate that the euro is the most likely reason the EU/"Rainbowland" will erupt into blood letting sooner rather than later.  Its why WWII happened, the French Revolution happened, its why the Bolshevik revolution (in part) happened -- the egregious allocations of scarce resources. 

These "currency unions for political purposes" never last (see the Latin Monetary Union ending when WWI broke out -- so much for the "countries that share a currency cannot go to war with one another" (probably shouldn't tell anyone engaged in a civil war that either)), and part of me thinks that was the plan. 

Perhaps someone should tell the anonymous commentator to Mish's blog, that the EU is more likey a tool to consolidate power and the elimination of nation states (see Juncker's comment day before yesterday), and "OMG OMG OMG WE HAVE TO PREVENT WAR" is the reason/excuse why giving up freedom, sovereignty and personal liberty is necessary?  Could it be that is has fuck all to do with "never again" and everything to do with a bunch of brain-damaged megalomaniacs attempting to create a European Superstate, the reigns of which they exclusively hold?  

No, no can't be.  The government is here to help & create peace and prosperity everywhere it treads.  

What could possibly go wrong?

Mish, tell your commentator he is a fucking moron.

Love, Haus from Zerohedge. 

Freddie's picture

Mish said nanny state.  They are far far worse than that.  Germany has become a police state where any dissent is punished severely and the public is brainwashed worse than Goebbels.  Any populists - polticians who actually care for ther people and country will be demonized.

Send Merkel and the rest to the gallows of giulottine.

Allen_H's picture

True that, I am living in a Germanic country, and they are completely brainwashed, they believe anything that they view on the tel-Lie-vision. If you question them, they quickly go to their safe spaces and hide, pathetic. At this rate I will also need to move to Russia.

sinbad2's picture

A German work colleague told me that when she arrived in Australia she loved our freedom, but she also said we are becoming more like Germany everyday.

They continue to restrict the freedoms of the people, because secretly they fear us.

To be fair to Germany, they are still an occupied nation, which is controlled by the USA.

tuetenueggel's picture

pls don´t do that.

Their idiocracy would spread over the whole entire world.

There are jsut more than enough idiots.

Infocat's picture

Lets hope the Eu dies as fast as possible!

perikleous's picture

they are merely doing what there US bosses(global corporations) are telling them to do, they like US politicians, have no ability to make a decision(thats why they are in office, they leave it to there international global corporate bosses to decide what they should say, then they spew the BS out to the masses, wishing they had two mouths to make it easier than talking out of both sides of the same mouth.  When these polticians are booted out the next group wont change anything, they will simply cost the globalists some more money to convert them! The dirt on the replacement teams is already collected and awaiting a blackmail scheme to keep them inline as well, unless they will take the bribe .

nixy's picture

But the 'problem' would still exist.

Better to round up ALL the dishonest people / bankers who create false money .... ?? 

sinbad2's picture

Back in the old days the French cut off their heads, to the cheers of the crowd.

It may happen again, the people have had enough of the establishment.

tuetenueggel's picture

the only pity is, there are not enough guillotines.

perikleous's picture

In EU there are more than enough Guillotines but do to the economic crises and austerity measures we cannot afford to sharpen the blades

Sandmann's picture

17 days ago there was an earthquake off Portugal  4.8 Richter  19km depth

Today 5 hours ago earthquake off Italy 6.2 Richter onshore

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) Sandmann Aug 24, 2016 1:50 AM

Guten Tag Sandmann.

Die Antwort: HAARP.

"HAARP - 30 mins before the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China"


btw, it's me....


Haus-Targaryen's picture

How is the weather up in Swedanistan? 

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) Haus-Targaryen Aug 24, 2016 6:12 AM

Today it's bright & shiny....nice.

About 25C.

Otherwise, it's been raining muzzies since your Angie M opened the pearly floodgate last year; dark & mostly cloudy varying between light brown to black.



tuetenueggel's picture

Someone told me, that goatfuckers are friendly people.

Besides some time cutting off heads.

So there will be lots of sushine even during the polar night in the far north.

congrats !

UnpatrioticHoarder's picture

If the US govt had a weather and earthquake weapon they would hardly let NASA acknowledge how natural processes work

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) peddling-fiction Aug 24, 2016 11:21 AM



peddling-fiction's picture

Was it because of the freshly squeezed Juice?

Well, I am suprised that I have not been banned yet.

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) peddling-fiction Aug 24, 2016 11:36 AM

båda jag o paveway4.... vi tydligen trampade på några tåar i slutet maj.

Anyway, hope all is well there p-f.


peddling-fiction's picture

Hanging in there X. I am still in Bolivia, but left Cochabamba to stay at La Paz.

I had work, but was being mobbed all along at work with a Freem@son boss and gangstalked in earnest everyday.

Gangstalking is definitely of a global nature (think n-W0) and did not skip a beat in Mexico, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Chile and Bolivia.

It is time for Bolivian authorities to decide whether they want to play with the Empire's rules or not.

The common denominator is Freem@sonry that appears to have deep state power in all these countries.

Is it time for a new Erdogan purge in a country or two? Or will it be same ol dialectics?


peddling-fiction's picture

Or is it that the Intelligence services are the ones that are out of control with a supranational agenda (call it treason if you will)?

</n-W0 lock>

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) peddling-fiction Aug 24, 2016 1:21 PM

Most important p-f is ....never ever 'let-your-guard-down'.

Whether it's ones own personal security or understanding how the world works micro/macro level, use all your senses.

Extrapolate and .....presto, your chances of surviving increase dramatically.

As for South America, the *yankees* ALWAYS are planning the worst for everyday people.

The abc-agencies are only tools for the bigboys as with the masons.

Don't forget, the Dulles brothers were at Versailles in 1919:

Without a doubt, the World we live in is controlled by a very select few.

Most notably, The City of London & " " along with the Vatican + some royal families at the very top.

The Deep State of Usa has the Bushes-Neokahns as the executive/operational arm for the Rockefellers & Rothschilds.

That what we see unfolding now has been planned for over 200 years.

Am I nuts?

Just connect the dots from, say 1848 and let's say Karl Marx & Manifesto; there is a wealth of information available to confirm this.

Question: Did you know the Rothschilds bought out Alfred Nobel? The Nobel Baku Oil? Guess who is "really" behind the Nobel Prizes?

I could go on....and on.

Just stay safe p-f.




LetThemEatRand's picture

You have a brain cloud, Joe.  You have nothing to lose.  Jump into the volcano, Joe.

Kaeako's picture

(Un?)Fortunately Europeans respect democracy. What this means is that because politics is a multiparty affair and elections fought between multiple credible candidates, once the field narrows the globalists tend to band against the nationalists. Thus the Union project is safe until a massive shock simply makes it infeasible. A global economic crisis, operation neo-gladio, or something similar is definitely required to achieve the nationalists' wet dream.

wildbad's picture

well the populists would say different.  no arguing with your point about tactics though except to say that is is fixed in many different ways so that the house always wins or at least has better odds.

look at france.  le pen the nationalist is clearly beating the fat ass off of socialist Hollande who is directly linked to the Networks' (Joe Plummer Carroll Quigley term) hated refugee policies.  So in an attempt to split the right vote they trot out someone acceptable to split the populist vote, in this case Sarkozy.


They own (almost) all of the horses in the race so they win almost every time.


With the rise of the internet they are having trouble controlling the narrative however.  heh heh heh


go trump, kill the beast

tuetenueggel's picture

none of them really workes only once in their life.

Allways funded by taxpayer against his will.

They´ll have to work when Putin sends them to workuta finally.

Digging Coal with their forks and polishing it with their teathbrush.

My god, and it s me sitting behind them with the bullwhip.

Dig faster boys, go on we have to fullfill our plan.

are we there yet's picture

-3 blind mice
-3 wise leaders

HopefulCynic's picture

Well the grand majority of Catalonians do not want to break away from Spain, Soros wants them to, yes, but propganga is not enough. 

The EU will remain, as much as i hate the idea, Italy and France have no options and Germany is the leader so. The rats will do what is necessary for their survival. 

back to basics's picture

Can you provide any credible evidence to support your assertion that the "grand majority of Catalonians do not want to break away from Spain"?

I'm okay with grandiose statements put up on here as long as they are backed by facts, not fiction.

Dwardo's picture

Are you the one living in fantasy land? 

The independentist party in Catalonia had to pact with the socialist to get close to 47.74%.

If the fictional scenareo in which Catalonia became an independent territory to please all of you in ZH; I would imagine they would apply to join the European Union the day after they become independent. I have no "credible evidence" for this "grandiose statement" other than knowing that the separatist politicians are even more corrupt than the politicians sitting in Madrid (i.e. 259 Politicians in Catalonia have a wage higher than that of the Spanish president, and they took 3% of the budget for civil constructions into their own pockets). These same politicians want a default on their debt and to avoid having to go to Madrid for permission on what they can spend (i.e. their bank accounts in Switzerland). 

Electoral results:


3% commission:


I've talked to a few peole in Texas who would like to break away from the 50 States. It would be funny to see Europeans arguing for "Texit" without any knowledge of the matter.



Billybullshit's picture

They are all socialists, socialists always believe in more government, and they live in a tax payer funded bubble so they have no idea of the real sentiment in their populations. In the UK, we have a socialist candidate of the main opposition party, saying that he would make us have another referendum on Brexit, and yet all MP'S and parliament is elected using the same first past the post system, some MP'S win by just tens of votes, does it mean we will continue to vote till they get the result they want?

sinbad2's picture

Owen Wilson is a neocon, his opponent Corbyn is a socialist.

Wilson has less chance of winning the Labour leadership than Jill Stein has of becoming President.

The neocons, or Blairites as British voters call them, got Wilson to run against Corbyn because he is disposable.

The big wig neocons like Eagle are too scared to stand against Corbyn, and Corbyn will honour the will of the people, and Brexit.

As for your taxpayer funded bubble, Corbyn lives in a humble home, and uses public transport.

eekastar's picture

Best question is on the picture: "are they really in control?"

No 'they' are not.

They are NOT elected to perform like leaders of Europe.

In fact nobody except for the toothless vastly overpaid EU parliament is elected.

The EU is a nineties globalist experiment, imposed on the continent by corporate benificiaries.

In one word: Oligarchy.

epic_woof's picture
epic_woof (not verified) Aug 24, 2016 1:49 AM

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

She is only making $10k a month?  Amateur. 

tuetenueggel's picture

This tip I make during 2 days. Ask Trump.

Buster Cherry's picture

Spending days at a time on your knees having your tonsils glazed by feral niggers is no way to make a living sweetheart. ....

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

EU is feudalism,

it is very clearly explained in their whole structure which they keep reshuffling renaming and rebranding for power purposes.

just research by yourself

CHX's picture

"EU is feudalism"


True. But what on earth then is the USSoA ?