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Forum Post: Covert corporate takeover of Europe

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 13, 2011, 4:09 p.m. EST by Krankie (140)
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I realize that the average Fox News viewer thinks that "international" means the next state over, but hopefully people on this site are a little more enlightened. I don't know if anyone noticed, but we have 3 new leaders in Europe this week:

  • Mario Darghi - new head of the ECB, appointed by ????, ex-Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International.
  • Lucas Papademos - new Prime Minister of Greek - a position that is supposed to be selected by the citizens of Greece. Appointed by ????. Ex-Goldman Sachs.
  • Mario Monti - new Prime Minister of Italy - a position that is supposed to be selected by the citizens of Italy. Appointed by ????. Current member of the Goldman Sachs board on international advisors.

So, two "democracies" with new Prime Ministers that the voters never cast a single vote for. And both active or past members of Goldman Sachs. And the head of the ECB, one of the most powerful jobs in Europe, also ex-Goldman Sachs.
The only thing that surprises me is that GS are being so blatant in their takeover of Europe. Can it be that they are a lot more worried about the OWS movement than they are pretending to be? I don't know what is more pathetic - this attempt by the 1% to control the 99%, or the deafening silence from the so-called "news media".



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[-] 1 points by MBJ (96) 8 years ago

"Mario Monti - new Prime Minister of Italy - a position that is supposed to be selected by the citizens of Italy. Appointed by ????."

He was appointed by the president as interim prime minister, due to the resignation of Berlusconi.

[-] 1 points by Krankie (140) 8 years ago

Hi MBJ. Yes, I'm aware that Berlusconi resigned. However this is hardly the first time that an Italian PM has resigned, but I don't recall any other time where he was replaced with someone other than an elected representative.

[-] 1 points by MBJ (96) 8 years ago

I'm no expert on Italian politics, but nothing I've read indicates that the appointment is especially questionable. I do know there's an election scheduled for 2013, and his term is considered interim.

Again, he's supposedly widely respected and considered a good choice to try to guide the country through this crisis.

There's a tendency here to see a conspiracy behind every bush. Not saying there aren't a lot of problems... I'm just not aware that the appointment of Super Mario is particularly egregious (if at all).

Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

[-] 1 points by Krankie (140) 8 years ago

Hi MBJ, Well, two things: 1) How would YOU react if some congressional subcommittee decided tomorrow to appoint Lloyd Blankfein as the new president? Regardless of whether you like him or not, would you not be concerned that the electoral process had been circumvented? 2) I agree that there is a tendency to see conspiracies everywhere, but does it not seem to stretch the limits of credibility when THREE Goldman Sachs employees or past employees take over 3 senior roles in Europe within a single week? I am no genius, or expert on European politics, but it only took me 5 minutes to find out that these 3 gentlemen all have links to Goldman Sachs - does it not seem strange to you that NONE of the mainstream media (with their vast research capabilities) have noticed this? I am not one of these conspiracy theorists, but I can only bury my head so deep in the sand...

[-] 1 points by invient (360) 8 years ago

if they did that here, I shudder to think what would happen to the poor sole appointed to president...some would say they already have... cant win presidency anymore without a billion+ bucks.

Hopefully our brothers and sisters across the sea rise up and take their futures into their own hands as the PIIGS go to the slaughter house.

[-] 1 points by Krankie (140) 8 years ago

Hi Invient, I think the difference between the US and what is happening in Europe is that in the US, they control the government surreptitiously, whereas they are getting brave (or maybe very nervous) and have come out of the shadows and are controlling the governments directly now in Italy and Greece. I agree with you that I hope that some 1%er with his or her heart in the right place will challenge what is happening in a court of law.


[-] 1 points by invient (360) 8 years ago

Hopefully not in our courts!

[-] 1 points by FutureNow (92) 8 years ago

Krankie, if you really want to dig into who is connect to who in the 1% and their connection to the multi-national back and corps. Go to this link. What an am pasting is Goldman Sachs. Double click on it and it will expand into a web of connections, click on those and they expand


[-] 1 points by BonitaSiegel (4) 8 years ago

So watching David Icke - a bit of an odd guy according to his bio but he has some good points - where does money come from? Most think it is the government but they are wrong. What do the financial guys want? A World Bank and A World Government. Getting there with Europe and all the trade agreements. Very scary.

[-] 1 points by Krankie (140) 8 years ago

I am curious - I wonder did anyone ever go back and look at the amount of trade in each direction before and after one of the "Free" trade agreements? Call me a cynic, but I would be less than shocked to find that there is a lot more goods coming INTO the US than there is going out. Of course, our great "independent" media would never raise such indelicate an issue.

[-] 1 points by FutureNow (92) 8 years ago

"The "defining" silence of the media"

It's times like this when you notice that the Left, Middle, and Right media all seem to be aligned. All pretending it is no big deal.

Two months from now they will be blaming the right and left villains, they were also aligned in the lead up to Iraq. Once it started they went back to their old dividing roles


[-] 1 points by Krankie (140) 8 years ago

Everyone that supports the OWS movement HAS to get this news out, because the mainstream media certainly will not. I think that even the most docile, couch-potato, American will start feeling that they need to wake up and start watching what is happening. Because it is just a matter of time before the 1% get brave enough to stop wasting money on the charades that we go through in the US called elections and stage a similar coup here as well. Complacency is the best possible ally for those that plan to take over our country.


[-] 1 points by Krankie (140) 8 years ago

Hi Thrasymaque3, thanks for your kind words. And I will keep plugging away, because I love my children and my grandchildren, and I want them to be blessed with the good life that I have had. As for people like Mooks - you know what the "good book" says - "there are none so blind as those that will not see". I would prefer to put their attitude down to ignorance than that they just don't care about anyone other than themselves.

[-] 0 points by Mooks (1985) 8 years ago

Why don't you just buy some stock in GS? If they are trying to take over the world as you say, it is sure to skyrocket. It is a decent buy right now. Also, National Bank of Greece is dirt cheap right now.

[-] 1 points by Krankie (140) 8 years ago

Strength is in numbers. No matter how many governments they take over, they can't keep everyone down. Look at the courage of those people in Syria that are saying "enough". So let's concentrate or turning OWS into a movement for positive change and we can really start to build the numbers.

[-] 1 points by Idaltu (662) 8 years ago

Looking at the thousands in Portland (which I never would have believed) many people around the globe will be encouraged.