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GERMANY AND ITALY READY TO FIGHT IT OUT OVER THE EURO
August 7 2012
Berlin, Germany – Before the Euro crisis hit the union that had been formed on that continent was perhaps the most ambitious and surprising of political and social experiments in history. Europe, of course, has a long and bloody history, one that really isn’t very far in the past, and so the notion of them joining together and working as one seemed, well, doomed for failure.
For the first decade or so of the EU things actually seemed to be going well. Economically the region was booming, new countries were being admitted and, despite a little bickering here and there, everyone seemed to be getting along just fine. And then the hard times came.
Now, very much in the midst of those hard times, the EU is consistently on a death watch. While the demise of the Euro, a very real possibility, would not end the Union itself, it would be a serious blow to the cooperation and partnerships that have been built over the years. Not a death knell, but a sign that things are on their way back to the dark old days. Now though, as they have done throughout the crisis, Germany is starting to fight back against the dissolution of the Union and is willing to attack anyone who doesn’t see it their way, literally attack them one assumes, this being Germany and all.
“The tone of the debate has turned dangerous. We must be careful that Europe does not rip itself apart,” said German foreign minister, Guido Westerwell.
Those comments were seen as a veiled threat against Italy which has been increasingly combative in respect to their massive debt which itself could end the Euro.
Germany on the other end seems unwilling to allow the Italians to deal with their financial difficulties by themselves because, well, they saw what happened last time they let out the rope to Italy.
“This is exactly the type of situation that many people warned about before the EU was actually created, that sovereignty could well be lost. I doubt that anyone believed it would happen over economics, that one country would seek complete financial control over all the others but they really should have. We are talking about Germany after all,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “Really, only a fool would have believed even for a second that if the opportunity arose that Germany wouldn’t strike. That’s all they have ever done is conquer other countries and they really are very good at it, or at least good at trying.”
Germany has essentially taken over the Greek economy, a pittance when compared to Italy.
“The real issue I guess is how far this goes. If Italy keeps insisting that they can do this on their own and Germany keeps insisting that Italy can’t do it they will end up in a confrontation and when it really comes down to it that will probably mean a war so, frankly, Italy should just give up now,” continued Hander. “They aren’t the Romans anymore and they have no money, they have less than no money in fact, and they need to recognize that or they risk getting blown to smithereens by the Germans who I’m sure won’t hesitate because, honestly, they are always on the verge of blowing something up and Italy surely is something.”
Italian officials have responded to the German threats with a bunch of gobbledy gook that sounds like they are saying something.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent