Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
I think this also warrants a more general answer.

While this "humiliate them until they break" is imagination, it is quite conceivable that the surplus states, as a plan B, methodically prepare for making the case to cut Greece off, both to their own electorates and the EU public at large.  I think it is conceivable to interpret the meticulous insistence on detail of the powers that be in that context.  And if they do their job, at the moment they do this they will also have a plan to incentivize Greece to move the way they want it to move (i.E Bankruptcy with or without Euro).

Contrary to certain newspapers I fail to see this as evil. To the contrary, it is good political craftmansship. If they don't have a plan B in the current situation they are fools, and you don't go into a decision phase of that kind without a clear understanding of the desired outcome and the path you get there.

by cris0 on Fri Feb 17th, 2012 at 11:28:47 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

Display:

Top Diaries

Après May

by Frank Schnittger - Mar 22
43 comments

The gloves are off

by Frank Schnittger - Mar 20
32 comments

Brexit Fun: The John Bercow Show

by Oui - Mar 18
19 comments

Healing Earth (Through the Waters)

by gmoke - Mar 19
2 comments

No justice for Bloody Sunday

by IdiotSavant - Mar 14
2 comments

People playing games

by Frank Schnittger - Mar 15
50 comments

Occasional Series