Be Afraid Europe, Be Very Afraid - Tim Geithner Is Now "Helping" You

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If there was one piece of news that could force an all out panic in a market already on the edge, it is that outgoing (as in finally departing) US Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, was getting involved in the European Crisis. Sadly, this is precisely what happened.

  • SPAIN DEPUTY PM: US TREASURY'S GEITHNER AGREES TO WORK WITH SPAIN TO RESOLVE BANK CRISIS - DJ
  • SAENZ DE SANTAMARIA SAYS GEITHNER URGES SPAIN BANK SOLUTION
  • SPAIN'S SAENZ DE SANTAMARIA TOLD GEITHNER OF REFORM EFFORTS
  • GEITHNER DISCUSSED SPAIN'S PLANS TO STRENGTHEN FINANCE SECTOR
  • SPAIN'S SAENZ DE SANTAMARIA TOLD GEITHNER OF REFORM EFFORTS

 

More from Bloomberg:

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Spain’s deputy prime minister, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, met to discuss Spain’s plans to bolster banking system. The Pair discussed progress Spain made on fiscal, structural reforms, Spanish govt’s plans to strengthen financial sector and support recovery and job creation, and broader challenges facing Europe, global economy, Treasury says in e-mail. The meeting was held at Treasury Dept.

Sorry, Europe, you are now doomed.

Then again, Geithner's involvement may have a silver lining. Recall that the last time Geithner appeared on the European scene in September 2011, everyone's utmost hatred of the American was channeled into a reconciliation of differences, and led Europe to set off on a path that led to the LTRO and at least fooling some of the C-grade commentariat that Europe was fixed.

From September 15:

Europe Tells Geithner To Take His Advice And Shove It

 

Just because it is not enough for Tim Geithner to be mocked, ridiculed and generally despised on one continent, the former New York Fed "Hudsucker Proxy-style" plant has just managed to become the most despised individual on at least one more continent. Bloomberg reports that European Central Bank Executive Board member Juergen Stark said countries offering advice on how Europe should solve its debt crisis should put their own fiscal situation in order first. "Finger-pointing in the direction of Europe shouldn’t prevent others from putting their budgets in order and doing their homework before handing out advice to Europeans," Stark said at an event in Vienna. This probably means it is safe to assume that the ECB, after listening to the human caricature of Beavis twice in a row on implementing totally failed stress tests, will not take up Timmy on his latest proposal of how Europe should fix itself. It is also safe to say that Europe just have a perfect example of how one should shut up a corrupt, incompetent, cheating, printer of virtually infinite one-ply US debt.