"Adolf Merkel": Presenting The Greek Gratitude For The 50% Debt Haircut

Tyler Durden's picture

One would think that considering that their debt, or rather about 60% of it, was haircut over the past 2 days, the Greeks would be grateful to Germany who not only orchestrated this transaction over the vocal protests of her French vertically challenged counterpart, but effectively has pledged a substantial portion of German GDP to preserve not only the Greek welfare state but soon that of all the other European countries. One would be wrong.

The Mail reports:

Greeks angry at the fate of the euro are comparing the German government with the Nazis who occupied the country in the Second World War.


Newspaper cartoons have presented modern-day German officials dressed in Nazi uniform, and a street poster depicts Chancellor Angela Merkel dressed as an officer in Hitler’s regime accompanied with the words: ‘Public nuisance.’


She wears a swastika armband bearing the EU stars logo on the outside.


The backlash has been provoked by Germany’s role in driving through painful measures to stop Greece’s debt crisis from spiralling out of control

It gets worse:

Opposition parties blasted the landmark agreement, with conservatives warning it condemned the country to ‘nine more years of collapse and poverty’.


But it is the fury of ordinary Greeks which is raising eyebrows.


Greek government officials who agreed to the belt-tightening moves have been portrayed in cartoons giving the Nazi ‘Sieg Heil’ salute.


Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos is a regular target in the liberal daily Eleftherotypia and is often shown in cartoons making a Nazi salute.


One shows a German soldier watching over Venizelos as he barks at a Greek citizen to pay more taxes.


In another cartoon, a young Greek answers a German soldier asking why there were no names on a list of Greece’s newly formed labour reserve, saying: ‘They are empty as you exterminated the Communists, the Jews, the homosexuals, the gipsies and the crazies last time.’

And the most ominous sign is that we already are seeing animosity between ordinary people on both sides of the table, people who are part of the proverbial 99%, and who have nothing to do with the disgusting arrangements at the top whose only purpose is to enrich the already uber-rich.

And German visitors flocking to ancient tourist sites are being met with a hostile welcome from some Greeks.

If that last one isn't very concerning, re-read it enough times until it is.

And while geographical proximity between Greece and Germany may be a redeeming feature to what are already preambles to outright aggression, when will geography no longer matter: when the Greek "experiment" moves to Portugal? To Belgium? To France? Is it time to start plant more trees in the Ardennes forest?

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trav7777's picture

Greece should be shown the door and told to fuck off

redpill's picture

This should play GREAT on the streets of Berlin

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

No good deed goes unpunished!

dlmaniac's picture

See what happens when you keep giving in to socialists? They think they deserve every free lunch, and they go nuts at you if you dare take it away from them.

Manthong's picture


Women in uniform are so.. compelling.

Comay Mierda's picture

We need a Chairman Maobama picture

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

I've been comparing her to Adolf for over a year now, so this is a proud moment for me.

derDeutsche's picture

Verdammt sie wurde enttarnt !!!

Element's picture

Merkle is quite tame compare to Hillary though.

GeezerGeek's picture

Both rank right up there with Janet Reno.

Janet Napolitano, however, takes first place in my opinion. If I had even one tenth the artistic ability of certain other denizens of ZH I would create an image of Janet, eye sockets darkened, with official emblems on the lapels. Both would mimic the old SS motif, looking a bit like lightning bolts. On one side would be "See Something" and on the other side would be "Say Something". Gotta go...I hear someone knocking on my door.

dogbreath's picture

they're all a buncha dykes

Cpl Hicks's picture

Maybe Barney Frank can lend him a riding crop. The long-stemmed rose is way too effeminant for our virile Barry.

LeonardoFibonacci's picture

Adolf Merkel?  Why are people constantly insulting my Fuhrer Hitler.  Hitler knew how to handle the finances of Germany and got straight to the root of the financial problem and eliminating it.

LasVegasDave's picture

Nice to see another liberty lover on ZH

Piranhanoia's picture

And quite mad too. Think it thinks like it's fellow man?

NotApplicable's picture

Certainly acts like a typical Canadian, eh?

HeNateMe's picture

Ah yes.  The good old mass murder strategy to jumpstart an economy.  Makes all your troubles go away.

NoClueSneaker's picture

Pssst, you have to say Defence from E.T.s. Paul Krugman is polite, be nice and introduce politically correct "defence " - from Islamist, Chinese, Liberals and ZeroHedgers.

In the first place - defence from the Ayatollah Ron Paul ....

GeezerGeek's picture

Mass murder could potentially provide plenty of shovel ready jobs. That'd be good for the economy.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Gold is not necessary.  I have no interest in gold.  We'll build a solid state, without an ounce of gold behind it.  Anyone who sells above the set prices, let them be marched off to a concentration camp.  That's the bastion of money.

-Adolf Hitler

mjk0259's picture

Knew how to handle Greece too. Took a couple days to conquer it and steal all their gold.

Kayman's picture

Hitler knew how to handle the finances of Germany

In finance and economics Hitler was an idiot.  The German finance ministry, however, were keen at borrowing and printing.

And when Revenues were a little light, then stealing, plundering and invading were always available.


hunglow's picture

Yes, but notice size of underware.

Winston Smith 2009's picture

"Oo.. Women in uniform are so.. compelling."

Har!  Yeah, I'll bet she's a real "nazi" girl in bed.

Bruin4's picture

The Greeks just realized that their pensions had to take the haircut not the banks. wait till this gets out they will be burning German tourists in the streets

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

BTW: The direct translation of the poster is "Public Danger" not merely a nuisance. I guess google translate is biased.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

Greece got something on their independence day. Symbolism over substance all over again. The Greeks will be milking the cow (Merkel) until she runs out of hard working German people's milk.

Warning to Germans. Vote her out. Time to revolt and return to the deutschmark.

optimator's picture

Depends on what Porsch their driving, Cayenne or King Tiger -- sorry, meant Leopard.

GoinFawr's picture

@dlmaniac et aliae

See what happens if you just keep green arrowing  the wind-up blowhards like duhlmaniac who spout stupid rote ?  They think they deserve the accolades, even though they don't actually know their assholes from a tea towel holder, and they'll go nutz if you present them with reality and try to take away their self delusions:


I want to know what it is going to take to trigger a credit event for CDS on US bonds

Greece should just pull an Iceland


Ponzi Unit's picture

"I want to know what it is going to take to trigger a credit event for CDS on US bonds."


We have passed through the looking glass. Now there are no defaults, no triggers, no consequences. The rules of the game clearly state -- in invisible ink -- that the rules may change at any moment to suit the needs of the plutocratic cartel.

Onward through the fog!

koperniuk666's picture

'Now there are no defaults, no triggers, no consequences. The rules of the game clearly state -- in invisible ink -- that the rules may change at any moment to suit the needs of the plutocratic cartel.'

The only way to win is not to play.

slewie the pi-rat's picture

hey, G_F!

pulling an iceland is very probably the best thing to do, but the dynamics are so different b/c iceland wasn't in the EU

the banksters have done some pretty advanced work in and around greece, it seems, right from the time greece joined the euro in 2001

this is dated today:  Sarkozy said Greece should have not joined the Euro in 2001: “it was not ready” — MercoPress

friday afternoon humor, BiCheZ!

if the US fails on its debt, the pope's new bank will bail out the world and charge it to The Trinity

trust me!

GoinFawr's picture

I always appreciate the P_Irate's POV. You're dead right slewie: an outright Greek default would rip out the skeevy little hearts of sociopathic banksters and their pocketed elites, right smartly too.

Rynak's picture

Actually, the beginning of this thread gives a nice impression of how gullible the majority of ZHers are, if only you appeal to their obsessions...... dozens of people getting 40+ votes, who have a trackrecord of spewing desinformation...... with no second thought at all what this may mean, when all the regular sockpuppets come out in force and agree with you....

Just a minority didn't blindly fall for it, when the right buttons are pushed by the tylers and sockpuppets together.

So, as for that myth of the majority of ZHers being so much more clever? Well, some are - as for the rest: They depend on the tylers for guidance.

slewie the pi-rat's picture

there is much iron in tyler's words of guidance

Rynak's picture

Sure, there is most of the time, i fully agree. Else, i wouldn't be reading ZH so often.

Still - i may be a little utopic here..... i would have thought that a good "mentor" ought to be used, to oneself become a more independent and skilled thinker - instead of the opposite: oneself just becoming the sheep of a better leader. Sure, one may end up doing the right thing more often - but this then will simply be because of the choosen leader, not because of one's own skills.

To give a counterexample: There are 2 people who grew very close to me, and i to them. We by now are so aligned, that one can just start describing an idea, and the others can quickly complete the rest. However, we never trust each others skills blindly - we constantly check each others thoughts, and this way not only synergetically improve, but also avoid a lot of mistakes - because whenever one comes up with an idea, there will be three verifying it.


Syrin's picture

Yeah, exactly.   Germany gave them more time to dabble in the failed keynesian experiment without being forced to do the TRUE austerity measures, and this is the reponse.  

NotApplicable's picture

Doesn't matter. Austerity is coming, regardless. This is all about pissing off as many people as possible in order to divert attention, aka Divide-and-Conquer 101.

After all, how can you create a world war without angering all 'sides' first?

Element's picture

Most unfortunately, correct. Over the last few years we all first talked about BKs and equities ... then we talked about money and financial banditry ... than we talked of riots and growing police states ... then we talked about defaults and overthrows ... then we talked about currency wars ... and then trade war .... and now everyone realizes WWIII is a distinct possibility ... and famine ... and mass murder ... and


When everyone is angry, desperate, afraid, hungry, dissappointed, disillusioned and divided ... it can all keep unfolding.

GoinFawr's picture

thanks, you two just cured my hiccups: I'll just go grab a fresh pair of underwear and I'll be right back.

"Courage my friend(s), it's not too late to make the world a better place."-T Douglas

tickhound's picture

And we heard green shoots and better than expected... then we heard easing and financial support... then we heard end of recession and summer of recovery... the we heard national security and death of enemies... then we heard growth of democracy and it helps our exports... then we heard made in america and going green... and now everyone realizes its a global economy and we're all intertwined... and china's still growing... and you can take a space flight... and

When everyone is angry, desperate, afraid, hungry, disillusioned and divided... it can get better if we are positive, patient, and remember to vote the party line.

Weird how it's opposite.

Element's picture

Ok, if things are so good, you just try buying a suit that can fit an iPhone properly into it's inside pocket!


you cant! ... see! ... what'd I say!? ... world is coming to an end, right? ... am I right? ... LOL

Bruin4's picture

Here is how the conversation went....

Merkel to Papandreou : You Greeks get your shit together!

Papandreou to Merkel : "What the fuck do you mean?"

Merkel: Yes you know, the money thing - get with the program

Papandreou : "Fuck your program you started it!"

Merkel: We did not

Papandreou: "yes you did you invaded Poland,  ask them how that went ...now Fuck off!"