I love it.
So Boyko the Germanophile Balkan idiot, spent the better part of the last 3 years killing the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline.
And now he wants Greece to do something for him? How about waiting another 2 years for the connection and then will tell you if possible.
In fact, how about if we never complete it? That's better.
Hi Pan. How are you?
I left the 2012 version out because it's yours to write.
Read and learn:
The structural reforms are by definition a long term process. You just don't flip a switch and have structural reforms.
But let's take things from the start.
Greece was shut out of lending markets due to punitive interest rates. As you know all countries have short, medium and long term debt which when it matures needs to be replaced with new debt (a rollover is the term).
So, instead of market lending Greece got European lending for its maturing debt and for which Greece pays regular interest.
Enter now Merkel who attaches arbitrary terms of austerity into a routine market function of debt replacement and rollover.
If your criticism of Greece were to be correct, how then do you explain Spain? In 2008 Spain was a model country, had 30% debt to GDP ratio vs, 60% for Germany. Yet Spain is broken today because it undertook Merkel mandated austerity which killed its economy. So, is the case of Italy.
Meanwhile Germany is profiting as a bandit. The fabricated crisis lowers the euro and thus increases German exports, Germany gets zero percent financing for its debt (actually below zero if you factor inflation) and basically Germany is the only country standing and with an economic model not replicable by others. Because for every exporter nation there needs to be an importer nation.
There is plenty of macro-economic evidence to suggest that Germany has no clue what they are doing with imposing austerity to others but there is an even greater suspicion that such crime is deliberate on the part of Germany.
Whether Germany played dumb or is actually dumb is beyond the point here. The issue is that Germany has turned a simple economic issue into a political one with absolutely no strategy to win the political argument. It's now a clear case of an out-o-depth Germany and amateurish Merkel pursuing policies without have a clue or any experience in the matter. It's the equivalent of the blind leading those with perfect vision. It's embarrassing.
No one is pleading with the barbarians Matt.
The conditions of austerity are arbitrary. It's not like they come from some macro-economic theory.
This is some nonsense that Merkel has pulled out of her ass.
And forget about Greece for a moment. How is it possible that Spain ( a model country in 2008 with a debt to GDP at 30% compared with Germany's 60% at the time) be in ruins today?
This has nothing to do with economics. It's 100% political and there is no way that Germany will prevail.
You can't have a system where Germany makes obscene profits (euro 80 Bil and counting), has zero % financing cost and dries up the rest of Europe from investment capital at the expense of all other 26 EU members.
How long do you think you can sustain this "Germany wins and everybody else loses" game?
You don't have to be a strategist to understand that Germany has embarked in another catastrophic defeat. And isn't this part of the German character? to be a perennial loser? Start off with a bang and always lose in the end? From football to anything?
Does Stalingrad say anything to you? Or the Russians handing Germany (the superpower of the time) their asses on a platter?
When will Germany learn a simple lesson that its name is always associated with ultimate defeat?
Fine. But let's look at it from a historical perspective.
Bulgarians owe their freedom from the turkish yoke to Tsarist Russia's intervention.
Furthermore modern DNA tell us that Bulgarians are direct descendants of a. Thracians and b. Slavs.
The negative bias Germans have for Slavs is well documented. They basically consider them sub-human species due to Germany's extreme inferiority racial complex.
To then compound on the issue the Germans are nothing more than cousins of the Turks both on the basis that a. they admire them and frequently imitate them (aka Armenian genocide being the model for Jewish genocide) and b. there is some sort of connection between Attila the Hun (aka German) and Mongol Turk (spiritual and genetic cousins I guess).
So, here we have the phenomenon of some Bulgarians forgetting who they are and where they came from and instead of aligning themselves with their natural friends, instead they pick those who have harmed them in the past and hold the lowest opinion of them today.
What sort of psychology is this? Why would a country side with those forces which relegate it to the lowest possible denominator?
Saying that you a friendly to Germany for the EU money is a poor excuse. Because once in the EU you don't need to such up to anyone for the funds allotted to you anyway.
Therefore I will ask you again: What is the benefit for Bulgarians for siding with barbarians who time and time again have demonstrated their disgust and extreme negative bias against Bulgarians.
Do you guys have a victim-executioner complex or what?
That's exactly what the German rats told the Jews before they entered the gas chambers.
That additional time would not solve their problem of immediate liquidation.
What a disgusting barbarian race these Germans are.
And why is Bulgaria a friend to Germany? So that it can turn itself into a forced labor camp?
I know it's a bit rich for me trying to teach your history but this is what I know:
According to some 20th-century researchers as William Z. Ripley, Carleton S. Coon and Bertil Lundman the Bulgarians are predominantly Mediterranean people, with unexplained Pre-Pontic, Alpine, and Nordic strains, whose roots go back to the Neolithic. Bulgarian DNA profile is congruent with those described for most European populations. Among the prehistoric events marked by the observed haplogroups, the greatest contribution comes from the range expansion of local Mesolithic foragers. The Bulgarian gene pool also bears signals of the recolonization from different glacial refugia and the spread of agriculture (and farmers) from the Near East. As for the interpopulation analysis of Y-DNA, similarly to mtDNA, Bulgarians belong to the cluster of European populations, still being slightly distant from them. Analyses shows that almost the entire Bulgarian mtDNA pool is made up of West Eurasian lineages; the Mediterranean contribution could be attributed to the Thracians, while the Eastern contribution could be attributed to the Bulgars and Slavs.
And here is the refresher:
IMHO and due to strong historical evidence, Bulgarians are primarily Thracians.
As such they are tied to the Greeks and Italians as ancient people of the Mediterranean with DNA evidence to match.
The Slavs were a much later entry into the local scene and have absolutely no connection to the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia.
Therefore it's absurd for Bulgaria to fall into these false comparisons. You are Thracians and we have known you for 4000 years which also establishes your historical claim aroud them parts.
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