posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 01:44 PM
It does seem the irresponsible Cyprus govt and its foolish people want to follow Iceland's example and default.
But Cyprus is NOT Iceland.
At least icelanders don't have the russian Putin and his thieving gang breathing down their necks when they defaulted, only civilised resiliant brits
whom took it in their stride when they saw their savings went up in smoke. The Russian mafia is something else.
Right now, at this time-stamp, it seems the Cyprus govt had believe that by being BELLIGERANT, as taught by the russian mafia and beholden to them,
will see EU grovel and give them full loan made up by its honest taxpayers, in full, to continue with the cyprus govt and banks corrupt irresponsible
way of life .
They believed that EU members are made up of Neville Chamberlins, and totally easy to manipulate.
In a way, Belligerance do pays.
In my naive youth, I and my friend once entered a restaurant, was shown to a table near a kitchen, despite there were empty tables elsewhere. I was a
gentle soul and minded it not. The service and food was terrible, despite it being ranked with Michellin stars. And I was expected to give a tip,
which I kindly gave.
When I related this incident to my another friend, he laughed at me, and told me I had been taken advantage of due to my naivety and gentleness. He
challanged me to prove his point, and brought me to the same restaurant again.
Despite being my second visit, me and my friend was hurriedly shoved into the same table - near the kitchen. My friend refused the table, and make a
ruckus. The Maitre'd then quickly offer us a better table. The waiters as usual, thought that I was another easy trip, tried to gave bad service -
took their time, plates were simply dumped on the table rudely, water and wine had to be begged.
But my friend had none of that. As soon as we sat down, he raised a ruckus again when the waiters were ignoring our call for orders. The Maitre'd
hurried over, heard our complain, and apologized, The service came, and when it not served well, my friend raised his voice in the crowded restaurant,
scolded the waiter outright. The Maitre'd hurried over, cool things down and offered us free wines, and then on, the service was good, even the food
as it seems the waiters were more careful to meet the demands of my friend.
When the meal ended, as the bill came, my friend took his time and scrutinized it, and then slowly took out the bill and paid it, tips and all, but
down to the last penny. The waiter was all smiles, as he helped to pull out the chair for my friend to leave.
I was shocked, for I don't believe anyone should put up with such crass behaviour, for I would have kicked the customer's butt out, but
unfortunately, that's how it worked, as explained by my friend. You have to be belligerent, to show who is the boss or you will be only treated as a
wimp, to be taken advantage of all the time.
To prove his point, he and I went back again, but this time, from the start, we had the best table and service.
A simple illustration no doubt, but a PRINCIPLE evil always adopt inorder to get their way. It was proven with Stalin, Mao, N.Korean ruling dynasty,
China, Iran, etc.
Does EU needs Cyprus? No it does not, more so when its people and govt are hell bent on continuing their irresponsible mismanagement of the economy
while enjoying the fruits of civilised and responsible EU community.
If it wants it way, then let them. Let them think the Russia bear will support them, because they won't when it falls under the orbit of Russian
hegamony. It only becomes another russian state and have no use, for it won't have the benefits of the international benefits of being in EU.
Its gas reserves are over stated, as every nation discovers they too have their own reserves and prices will only tumble, including russia's. Putin
and his gang of thieves had proven themselves unwilling to share our world responsibily, so let them, for emperor putin will not live forever, nor
will its citizens let him.
Cyprus will then have to live by itself, and trade with high tariffs, its citizens with inconveniences to trade and travel within EU, etc.
That's the price one must pay for their own free will choice. EU must be flexible - to know when to be hard, and when to be soft. Cyprus had long
ignored EU calls for reforms and regulatory frameworks, and to continue to keep it on with its irresponsible and criminal ways will only destroy the
principle and values upon which EU was founded, and tear it apart.
Save the 17 billion dollars to bailout Cyprus, as the foolish cypriots hate it so much, and think belligerance is the manner to get its way. A dollar
saved is a dollar earned, for far more worthy causes and needs by other members in EU.