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2 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Fair comment.....I still stand by my statement in the broader picture, there are quite a lot of rather disgruntled homeless people just to the south of the lines I depicted, I suspect that some of them might have 'designs'.

Visegrad group is certainly working on that part, being a huge thorn in the EU's back. 

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On ‎5‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 2:20 PM, Xoon said:

 

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Thanks for telling us Iceland is, in fact, an island. :D 

 

On ‎5‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 2:20 PM, Xoon said:

 

Probably the US or China. 

 

Oh yeah, the EU does like to make fun of their friends across the pond... with Donald in office, I'm sure they could get a hard-on blaming the US on random events the US had no involvement in... 

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As things currently stand I'm starting to wonder if the EU is going to be around long enough for this to become an issue.....We're out already, Italy could go at just one more wrong call from Germany, Spain is fracturing, Greece has been looted.....Basically the EU is fucked!

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On 6/2/2018 at 1:35 AM, Sgt.Squarehead said:

As things currently stand I'm starting to wonder if the EU is going to be around long enough for this to become an issue.....We're out already, Italy could go at just one more wrong call from Germany, Spain is fracturing, Greece has been looted.....Basically the EU is fucked!

 

According to this guy, that wrong call already came. 

 

Thoughts @Alzoc?

 

Also, does anyone have a link to the new directive he is talking about in this video? 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Xoon said:

According to this guy, that wrong call already came. 

 

Thoughts @Alzoc?

 

Well I won't presume on the whole Italian mess but my guess is that it will end up the same way than with Greece.

They'll soon discover that money don't grow on tree and that if you basically tell your creditor to fuck off they won't be too keen on lending you money again.

And ultimately Italy need that money.

 

I agree that Ghünter Oettinger should have kept his mouth shut because what he said was free propaganda for the new Italian government, but the essence of his message was more or less right.

They will gesticulate a bit, discover that they can't both have the cake and eat it and will spend the rest of their term doing nothing.

 

Can only hope that they won't damage the Italian economy and institutions too much in the meantime.

 

Where they are right however is that the rest of the EU basically left Italy alone on the frontline dealing with the migrant crisis, which can only favor extreme votes from the citizens.

IMO worst that can happen is immobilism (which in itself is dangerous considering we are in a time of crisis).

 

Silver-lining is that we may expect some degree of competence and pragmatism from their new defense minister, as she has some experience of military matters.

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