The Silent Anschluss: Germany Formally Requests That Greece Hand Over Its Fiscal Independence

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Update 2: the first local headlines are coming in now, from Spiegel: Griechenland soll Kontrolle über Haushalt abgeben (loosely Greece must give up domestic control), and Kathimerini: Germany proposes Greece relinquish some fiscal powers, sources say

Update: Formal Greek annexation order attached.

It was tried previously (several times) under "slightly different" circumstances, and failed. Yet when it comes to taking over a country without spilling even one drop of blood, and converting its citizens into debt slaves, Germany's Merkel may have just succeeded where so many of her predecessors failed. According to a Reuters exclusive, "Germany is pushing for Greece to relinquish control over its budget policy to European institutions  as part of discussions over a second rescue package, a European source told Reuters on Friday." Reuters add: "There are internal discussions within the Euro group and proposals, one of which comes from Germany, on how to constructively treat country aid programs that are continuously off track, whether this can simply be ignored or whether we say that's enough," the source said.' So while the great distraction that is the Charles Dallara "negotiation" with Hedge Funds continues (as its outcome is irrelevant: a Greece default is assured at this point), the real development once again was behind the scenes where Germany was cleanly and clinically taking over Greece. Because while today it is the fiscal apparatus, tomorrow it is the legislative. As for the executive: who cares. At that point Goldman will merely appoint one of its retired partners as Greek president and Greece will become the first 21st century German, pardon, European colony. But at least it will have its precious euro. We can't wait until Greek citizens find out about this quiet coup.

More from Reuters:

The source added that under the proposals European institutions already operating in Greece should be given "certain decision-making powers" over fiscal policy.


"This could be carried out even more stringently through external expertise," the source said.


The German demands for greater control over Greek budget policy comes amid intense talks to finalize a second 130-billion euro rescue package for Greece, which has repeatedly failed to meet the fiscal targets set out for it by its international lenders.


It is likely to spark a strong reaction in Athens ahead of elections expected to take place in April.

"Strong reaction?" Is that the politically correct parlance for "civil war" these days? We must be out of the loop on that one...

The specific language that strips Greece of its sovereignty and which will be plastered over every front page in the Greek media tomorrow:

Budget consolidation has to be put under a strict steering and control system. Given the disappointing compliance so far, Greece has to accept shifting budgetary sovereignty to the European level for a certain period of time. A budget commissioner has to be appointed by the Eurogroup with the task of ensuring budgetary control. He must have the power a) to implement a centralized reporting and surveillance system covering all major blocks of expenditure in the Greek budget, b) to veto decisions not in line with the budgetary targets set by the Troika and c) will be tasked to ensure compliance with the above mentioned rule to prioritize debt service.


The new surveillance and institutional approach should be formulated in the MoU as follows: “In the case of non-compliance, confirmed by the ECB, IMF and EU COM, a new budget commissioner appointed by the Eurogroup would help implementing reforms. The commissioner will have broad surveillance competences over public expenditure and a veto right against budget decisions not in line with the set budgetary targets and the rule giving priority to debt service.” Greece has to ensure that the new surveillance mechanism is fully enshrined in national law, preferably through constitutional amendment.

And here is the full formal pre-annexation order:


In the meantime, Greeks are already practicing the switchover in the national dance:


And after.

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Sat, 01/28/2012 - 01:27 | 2104981 sun tzu
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I'm sure at least 70% of Muslims think they're chosen people too

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 16:52 | 2103789 tmosley
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Not really, given that the Arabs are Semitic.  The Jews are probably the most anti-semetic race in existence.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 17:11 | 2103862 EscapeKey
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I didn't say anything about semites :)

Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is suspicion of, hatred toward, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 18:09 | 2104026 Think for yourself
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Semite (from Merriam-Webster):

1:  a : a member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs


b : a descendant of these peoples 2

: a member of a modern people speaking a Semitic language 



: of, relating to, or constituting a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, and Amharic 

However, Jewry as a modern ethnicity is mostly made up of Khazars/Ashkenazi/whatever other name applies to that specific turkish ethnicity. They have twisted the meaning of the word anti-semitic to defend themselves from the use of the word against them, as they are actually the prime example to which it applies. 


Fri, 01/27/2012 - 18:42 | 2104121 Hedgetard55
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Semites are the descendants of Shem, a son of Noah.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:03 | 2104171 akak
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So the descendants of Noah's other son, Ham, would be ---- Spam?


Waxed my car with Spam
the finish gleams, water beads
hungry dogs chase it.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:09 | 2104197 DanDaley
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How ironic that it was a German in the 1790s who coined the term semitic

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 20:21 | 2104418 bankonzhongguo
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I have always been very pro-Phoenician.


Fri, 01/27/2012 - 22:18 | 2104697 francis_sawyer
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As a Carthaginian... I'm a "FELLOW PHOENICIAN"... Don't ask me how... But I remember... I was here...

I LOVE IT... God help me I do love it so...

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 09:23 | 2105321 akak
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I, however, am not ashamed to say that I am virulently anti-Akkadian.


Akkadiani ite domum!

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 18:14 | 2104044 non_anon
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i have nothing against jews but do have against zionists

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 09:25 | 2105324 akak
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I hear ya bro --- those rangers at Zion National Park in Utah are real sons of bitches.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:39 | 2104260 mick_richfield
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A lot of Semites are not Jews.  Myself, for example.  ( And I'm not an Arab either, dang it.   Does anybody remember Assyria? )

A lot of the people whom Israelis oppress are Semitic.

A lot of the descendants of Israel ( the real, historical one ) are the people whom the current 'Israelis' oppress.  Wouldn't it be disturbing if the rock-throwers had more of that Jewish heritage than the soldiers?

Maybe we should keep a score card, and see who -- when Israeli soldiers face Palestinian rock-throwers -- who is more Semitic than whom?   Maybe we should examine DNA and see who should most benefit from our guilt over the crimes of the past.

Or maybe we should forget all that Old World bullshit, and lead our species toward a future without old hatreds, and without old guilt. 

I'm tired of it, and so is God.


Fri, 01/27/2012 - 23:19 | 2104822 Matt
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Assyria is Kurdistan right? Mighty warriors who didn't repent, so they lost their city of Ninevah and are doomed forever to never have a homeland.

It would be nice to purge people's history, but I suspect that as long as there is scarcity, there will be conflict, unfortunately.

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 07:13 | 2105238 StychoKiller
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I believe that Nineveh was located in modern-day Syria.

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 06:17 | 2105207 slewie the pi-rat
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@ E_Key "anti-semitism"

modern 'definitions' are tough, here, i think, E_K

ancient geneologies going back to biblical times do record the common ancestry of "jews" and "arabs";  thus, for many, "semitic" is broader than "jews";  and, as we see, how broad is a matter of question and possibly local usage, misunderstanding, or even propaganda

the fact that these ancient geneologies are included in theHolyBible should not discredit them too much, i hope

some of this info seems to have come down from just this side of pre-history, depending on how one dates the layers of text and (duetero-) re-writing in which these geneologies appear to be "embedded"

interestingly to me, if there is one thing that "arabs" and "jews" almost invariably accept in common, it is these very "begatz"

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 07:14 | 2105239 StychoKiller
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Arabs and Jews both claim Abraham as a common descendant.

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 15:47 | 2105808 slewie the pi-rat
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and what i also find interesting is that the 3 semitic montheisms, the revealed "truths" of judaism, christianity and the moslem spectrum of dogmae, too, all explore these ancient stories with the same attention as the pagan greeks with their incredible pantheon and ancient mythical histories

almost all cultural conditionings seem to implant the importance of the differences, to the extent that the post-modern juggernaut has become intellectually blind to the mystical-psychological realities funtioning in 2012, right here in riverCity. no forest, only trees, and somewhat extreme in its neo-con way

this is the "normal" scientific bias toward classification and pedagogy/pedagoguery, but it doesn't always shine as the last word in strategic approaches to its own blind spots

whatever paradigm shifts are a-comin our way, i think the jungians would see here at least the potential for a renaissance-like re-integration of these symbologies culturally, after whatever crises we might happen, somehow, to survive

and noah was told to prepare for a flood of fiat...

the blindness will want to beat the ancient myths of human BEing and BEcoming to death...

...but you just can't kill the beast...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 16:45 | 2103749 trav7777
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jews destroyed their nation before WW2...why wouldn't they be?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 16:49 | 2103773 lolmao500
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The allies destroyed Germany before WW2 with WW1 debt.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 16:55 | 2103806 AnAnonymous
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The debt plan was never followed.

The initial sum was divided by four in 1919. And the plan was quickly abandoned.

The debt story is the tale used by US citizens of America to hide the very fact that they funded the rebirth of German military and used that place as a eugenics test field.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 17:03 | 2103840 lolmao500
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I know.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:44 | 2104285 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It's true.  WWII was front run by Major US Banking Houses, the largest being Borwn Brothers, Harriman, which Prescott Bush presided over.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 21:43 | 2104647 New_Meat
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Ya, that firm of "Borwn Brothers,..."

'dem Borwn Broz, who knew?


- Ned

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 01:29 | 2104984 sun tzu
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Don't forget the support of the Kennedy Klan, whose money came from bootlegging and drug partnerships with the Mafia.

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 12:06 | 2105420 nmewn
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And don't forget Papa Joe's deft handling of pumping up common stocks through "pooling interests" only to dump them when the public finally bit...and going short.

What a guy ;-)

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 17:11 | 2103860 hardcleareye
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Interesting theory, can you cite further reading on this subject matter?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 17:38 | 2103953 XitSam
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Rickard's book covers some of this but not in detail. Otherwise an interesting read though. (Just war debt, not the eugenics thing.)

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:47 | 2104297 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Research the Yale society Scull and Bones and you will find out how Major US Banking Houses funded the Nazi regeme.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 21:44 | 2104651 New_Meat
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and check out the Irvine Oil connection to the milch-cows during WWII - Ned

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 03:50 | 2105111 AnAnonymous
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Actually, it started before the rise of Nazis. Nazis took over and as such, had access to what was developed so far.

Avionics were funded with US of A money before the Nazis took over. A number of war planes versions were tested in neighbouring countries like Norway before Nazis came to power.

Nazis inherited all that.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 20:26 | 2104438 disabledvet
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Mein Kampf.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 17:15 | 2103870 EscapeKey
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That's a stretch at best.

There's circumstantial evidence with regards to IT&T, but the Nazis were mainly sponsored by large German industrial firms, led by IG Farben.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 17:38 | 2103956 AnAnonymous
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Check who funded the lufthansa back then.

And framing too. I stated german military, not Nazis military.

When the Nazis took over, they also took over the military.

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 05:55 | 2105198 akak
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Are you autistic?

Because you sure read that way.

(Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 18:48 | 2104133 I Told YOU So
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not to mention the Bushes 

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 01:30 | 2104986 sun tzu
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and the Kennedy Klan

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 06:01 | 2105201 slewie the pi-rat
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that's twice you've done that!

...when once is more than enough...


Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:09 | 2104194 crawldaddy
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you sir are an idiot.  The debt was indeed the cause of hyeprinflation. FRANCE MARCHED its fucking army into Germany after ww1 in order to collect the debt.  Setting of the dominoes that lead to hyperinflation and all the rest.


Christ its scary how just incredibly ignorant and out right stupid people are.

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 01:33 | 2104991 sun tzu
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people believe what they want. facts and logic be damned. how do you think 0bama won? false promises of free gas, mortgages, tuition etc. not that mccain was a good choice either, but it was funny how people were fainting at the messiah's speeches promising free everything 

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 23:57 | 2106607 GoinFawr
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"...people believe what they want. facts and logic be damned."

Well, that explains a lot.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:12 | 2104205 economics1996
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AnAnoymous, Bull crap.  Hjalmar Schacht fought for a decade to liquidate the debt, finally giving up in 1933.


Sat, 01/28/2012 - 03:47 | 2105104 AnAnonymous
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In1933? By- that time, the debt plan was already given up.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:52 | 2104310 nmewn
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Fri, 01/27/2012 - 20:28 | 2104448 disabledvet
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I've just remade the..."National Anthem"...tell me what you think:

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 21:18 | 2104591 nmewn
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It took me sooo long, to find out, but I found out.

Good one.

Here ya go...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 22:48 | 2104736 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Merkle, the Day Tripper!

....the first song I learned to play on the gee-tar.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 22:57 | 2104786 nmewn
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You guitar players always end up with the hot honor ;-)

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:12 | 2104204 DanDaley
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The Germans destroyed their country by starting WWI.  Read August 1914...they had been planning the thing for many years. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 21:48 | 2104658 New_Meat
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they (that is, all participants) had been planning the thing for many years.  That is why the interlocking treaties were, well ... interlocking.

- Ned

{OT--u got any relationship with "misguided children"?}

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