Goldman Sachs International Advisor Mario Monti Is Italy's New Prime Minister

Tyler Durden's picture

Not on even a Sunday is the headline barrage over:


And so the international advisor to Goldman Sachs drones on. In the meantime, the €300 billion in BTP sales is set to resume in just over 13 hours.

Yet the reason why the EURUSD is less than jubilant on the news is that Silvio apparently has just come back from the dead and has treatened to "pull the plug" on Monti.

From the FT:

The markets may soon discover that the Bocconi University professor’s room for manoeuvre will be limited by the political realities of a parliament where Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Liberty party remains the largest force.


The public humiliation of Mr Berlusconi on Saturday night – his motorcade chased through the streets and crowds of thousands screaming abuse as he handed in his resignation – reflect the extent of the ex-prime minister’s fall from grace.


But as he defiantly told a party leadership meeting hours earlier, they still retain the “golden share” in Mr Monti’s enterprise, particularly in the senate.


“We are ready to pull the plug,” Mr Berlusconi was quoted as saying.


While many are talking of the end of the Berlusconi era and one man’s dominance of Italy’s centre-right politics for almost 18 years, Vittorio Feltri, an editor close to the departing prime minister, cautioned that the “death of Berlusconismo and the centre-right is exaggerated”.


From accounts of Mr Berlusconi’s two-hour meeting with Mr Monti over Saturday lunch it was clear that the 75-year-old billionaire media baron placed his own personal and party interests above those of the nation as he tried, but apparently failed, to extract concessions in exchange for his support.


One condition was that Mr Monti, in implementing austerity measures and reforms, would stick to the contents of the “letter of intent” presented by Mr Berlusconi to last month’s eurozone summit. That would rule out the emergency measures of a wealth and property tax, and possibly an overnight raid on bank deposits, which Mr Monti is said to be considering if Italy is denied access to financial markets.


However, although Mr Berlusconi may be talking tough his reality is that his party risks splintering and that any threat to “pull the plug” and force Italy into early elections, perhaps next spring, would be vetoed by the markets.

The squid abides:

But on the political fringes there are already those portraying Mr Monti – who is listed by Goldman Sachs, the investment bank, on its board of international advisers – as a tool of the “masters of the universe”, along with Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank and former Goldman Sachs executive.


This is the band of criminals who brought us this financial disaster. It is like asking arsonists to put out the fire,” commented Alessandro Sallusti, editor of Il Giornale, a Milan daily owned by the Berlusconi family.

From the most recent Goldman annual report:

Translation: in under two weeks, Goldman has taken over both the ECB and Italy.

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Mongo's picture

European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission. Fitting combination...



BoNeSxxx's picture

The baton passes from one fuckshite to another...

Doomsday Profit's picture

The Italian game changes from "Hide the Bologna" Berlusconi to "Three Card" Monti.

CClarity's picture

What do we think Goldman wants to do with Italy?  The backdoor into Germany?  Or just more cover up prolonging of the wealth grabs?  Gold and art?  At some point even Goldman must think that most of the financial assets are really just paper.

Manthong's picture

The guy never saw a printer that he didn't like.

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

The world is a vampire.......

BaBaBouy's picture

The New "MONTY PYTHON Show" From Hell ...

BaBaBouy's picture

You just know EUROPE is headed for another disaster...


They seemd to have learned nothing from WW1, WW2 and all the other pre WW shit that went on there.


The Brazen Financial Vampires are making their play out in the open now.


Will it be WW3, A Pan-EU "French Revolution", or just a plain simple Deppression ???

We'll find out...


PS... And All Brought to you live, Courtesy of Billionaire Jobs and his I-Fone ...

Sudden Debt's picture

I think there needs to be some kind of rebellion against banks and the power they have.

It was already bad that they where running the show behind the scenes, but turning them into official leaders?!!?? WHO DIDN'T GOT EVEN A SINGLE VOTE?!?!?!


sabra1's picture

regardless, electronic voting is there for a reason! real time manipulation if needed!

rocker's picture

Rule #1 "Goldman Sachs Rules the World".  As disclosed by the BBC's interview.

Rule #2 Goldman Sachs prefers to do it in the shadows.

Rule #3  If necessary. They will take control of whoever, whatever or where ever they need to to accomplish Rule #1.

Rule #4  If rejected Goldman will demolish any obstruction and destroy whoever, whatever they need to for a pathway for goals.

Rule #5  As ruler of the world they will profit from all who suffer in the destruction Goldman controls. Hence, they rule the world.

Rule #6  As Goldman needs more profit from the Greed of their culture, They will suck the blood from all who oppose their goals.

Rule  #7 It is the goal of Goldman to make Goldman the owner of the NWO through wihich all things financial must be transacted by Goldman.

Rule #8  As being leader of the NWO Goldman will make new rules for all to obey as Lord Blankfein dictates his biblical mandate.


jaffa's picture

The anti fraud provisions of the Investment Advisers Act of nineteen hundred forties and most state laws impose a duty on IAs to act as fiduciaries in dealings with their clients. This means the adviser must hold the client's interest above its own in all matters. Thanks.
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jaffa's picture

Monti's government formally adopted a package of reforms targeting Italy's labour market. The reforms are intended to open certain professions to more competition by reforming their licensing systems and abolishing minimum tariffs for their services. Thanks.
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Abitdodgie's picture

"GOLDMAN SACHS RULES THE WORLD" don't forget that Bitchez

BaBaBouy's picture


 Very unfortunately Right ...


rocker's picture

Isn't it frightful that many believe the real threat is Iran.  What a Joke this is.

The real threat to U.S. Prosperity, Freedom and Liberty is Goldman. Not some disfunctional nation like Iran.


Carlyle Groupie's picture

Italy was the top .mil supplier to Lib-ya don'tcha know.

walküre's picture

We learned but America came to "LIBERATE" us.

Doomsday Profit's picture

At some point in the not too distant future, real sovereign hard assets will be pledged and legally encumbered by the private holders of the ponzi paper debt. Once completed and all sovereign wealth has been successfully privatized, they will collapse the system so that all of the worlds real assets are legally transferred to the Kelptos and a new Klepto one-world fiat can be installed. Ingenious really....

PeaBird's picture

And the Klepto's need the help of the "Super Marios" to do it? Draghi at the ECB & Monti at the Italian Prime Ministership? Nothing has changed really...just different heads doing the same job: "leading" us all to the "one world utopia"

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

If that does not make you want to revolt, what does?

If that doesn't make you convert all your paper assets to PM's and agri-land, what does?

Be afraid my friends. Be very afraid.

Trilateral commissions, Goldman Sachs octapussy, IMF members and all banksters are taking over.

Advice to all Italians and Greeks. DEFAULT DEFAULT DEFAULT now and get your pride back. Otherwise, your leaders will pledge your gold and your valuable real estate. Kiss Capri and Santorini goodbye. La dolce vita will be a distant memory.

sabra1's picture

looking at the crowds faces in italy last night, i don't think they're ready to revolt! same kind of crowds that are in the stands behind one of oBLAMmas speeches. all happy, slappy, golf clapping fools! WAKE UP EVERYBODY!!!!!

p.s.- don't forget to vote next november!

walküre's picture

same type crowd that cheered when US invaded Pakistan and allegedly killed OBL only to throw the evidence into the sea hours later.

same type crowd that cheered to fight until their last breath when Goebbels incited them

same type crowd that will get on the wrong side of the fence each and every time when it matters

how many Jewish hobos are there? how many Jewish homeless people? how many Jewish blue collar workers? EVER?

the last true worker of Jewish decent was a carpenter and he was nailed to a cross.

oy veh.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

I just received this from a Greek friend from the web site 

Apparently, Sarkozy, stated that the reason that the two leaders L-Pap and Mario Monti were installed by the "trilateral" was:

<<so that we will show to the Greeks and the Italians what is the correct course.>> 

It is therefore in the open that the two new leaders will determine when, how and by whom elections will take place.

I am unable to translate the article myself. However, it may be possible for those interested to use Google translate, even if it is not entirely accurate.  


tumblemore's picture

Asset stripping.

It's like loan sharks suckering people into debts they can't repay and then breaking their legs and taking all their stuff.

The only difference is at one level it's Vinny and his friendly baseball bat taking a car and a bunch of electrical goods to pay back a $200 dollar loan and at the Wall St. level it's suits and lawyers and $300 billion. Same with Greece - everything of value currently owned by the Greek state (people) will be in the process of being looted as we type.

Ruffcut's picture

Instead of the call of the banksters, it should be cull of.

This shit is unreal.

Mountainview's picture

You wouldn't believe it...after the US, Goldsachs is taking over European politics...

Carlyle Groupie's picture

"Goldsachs is taking over European politics:

Maybe, the jury is still out on this. We put a GPS tracker on The Squid and we're trying to confirm that there is a positive correlation between these parties.

LittleSis knows nothing about it.

css1971's picture

Now that (little sis) is a good idea.

How do I know it isn't owned by GS?


Carlyle Groupie's picture

Chill dude. No need to be all paranoid.

They are an offshoot of PAI.

LittleSis is a project of Public Accountability Initiative, a 501(c)3 organization focused on corporate and government accountability. Our mission is to facilitate and produce investigative research that promotes transparent and accountable governance. PAI was founded in early 2008 by a group of activists, public interest lawyers, and academics associated with leading universities and major social change organizations.

i-dog's picture

Oh, great ... the Public Accountability Initiative isn't Goldman Sachs, it's instead an SEIU/Soros offshoot!!

That's OK, then. :-/

High Plains Drifter's picture

or how about full monti or monti python.........

Michael's picture

Why does Goldman Sachs hate America?

Absalon's picture

Goldman Sachs loves America. They are completely dependent on the free government guarantee of their liabilities. They just think that Americans are fools to be stolen from.

css1971's picture

Queue 2 year SDR sponsored European credit bubble to celebrate the taking of Europe, make the plebs love the IMF etc. etc.

Pegasus Muse's picture

Gordon & Ty talk the bios of the new Greek and Italian bosses.  Nothing's changed.  Gangsta's still rule the roost.  

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Fri, Nov 11, 2011

el Gallinazo's picture

I wish they would broadcast in stereo with Ty and Gordon on separate channels.  Gordon is brilliant and Ty is a "religious" fanatic that wastes my time and has never said anything valuble for me.

rbg81's picture

What a f#@king break--Italy gets a GS appartchik as its next PM! [/s]  Anyone who can't see the conspiracy here is blind.  GS runs the world.

Dugald's picture

Don't be downhearted...remember the built-in default..
NOBODY is bullet proof!

slyhill's picture

In Goldman we trust.

Boilermaker's picture

Mega-rip-my-face-right-off-my-skull rally!

God, this shit just never gets old.  That's the best part of it.  It's the gift that just keeps on giving.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

'It's the gift that just keeps on giving.'

It's the crime that just keeps on repeating.

Boilermaker's picture

Same thing if you're on the winning side of it, except for the 'crime' part of it.  That just makes it sound wrong.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Whatever, I "got happy" weeks ago and will take more profits to get more physical.  We have some time here. It is what it is and now I can take the family to deer valley for ten days again this year.  Thank you trade bots.