Comments on: In Spain, Germany is villain, not savior http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/ Mon, 20 May 2013 19:02:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sucram497 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-315 Mon, 20 May 2013 19:02:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-315 I’m so sick of all you people clamouring for germany to pay more war reparations. Why don’t the allies pay reparations for the 5 million soviet defectors who were forcibly repatriated back to russia to be executed by stalin? Or for the 9.3 million germans starved to death by allies policy post ww2? Grow up, it was 70 years ago, atrocities were committed on both sides.

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By: sucram497 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-314 Mon, 20 May 2013 19:02:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-314 I’m so sick of all you people clamouring for germany to pay more war reparations. Why don’t the allies pay reparations for the 5 million soviet defectors who were forcibly repatriated back to russia to be executed by stalin? Or for the 9.3 million germans starved to death by allies policy post ww2? Grow up, it was 70 years ago, atrocities were committed on both sides.

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By: ofilha http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-98 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:04:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-98 Germans do not want to pay for European mistakes,but Europeans have had to pay for Germany’s idiotic and delusional empire building ambitions that led to two wars that devastated Europe and Germany itself. And having been the recipient of the Marshall Plan, Germany did not mind having dollars flowing into its devastated economy as a result of its attempts to grand land and make other European slaves. If Germans do not want to pay then let them pay for the war damage that their country caused to millions of Europeans. If they do not want to have people bring up this despicable period of German history then they should try to be more creative and humble. Merkel is just positioning herself in front of the masses. I bet that if the winds shift and Germans realize that they have more to gain by being part of an integrated europe with all its faults, she will be left dangling in the heap of history as a leader lacking vision.

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By: RoderickB http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-64 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 19:27:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-64 Well, the author exaggerates Spanish structural reforms. A Spanish worker on a permanent contract still gets 33 weeks of severance pay per year worked if he laid off. So 5 years gives the work 165 weeks of severance pay. That ridiculous. As structural reform, I consider that a joke.

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By: spiderbite http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-62 Thu, 07 Jun 2012 06:38:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-62 Oh for god’s sake. Now we’re going to start a rumour that Spain is leaving the euro …which will lead to a further deterioration of the Spanish bond market. Just shut up. This is ridiculously irresponsible journalism. But why would you care- you’ll get paid for stupid ignorant speeches that the hedge fund meisters will listen to. Round & Round we go.

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By: scythe http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-61 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:39:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-61 an idiot piece from frederick, hiding behind anonymous sources to mask a ventriloquist act to articulate his own opinion

completely missed the point that spain cannot be the exception to ireland and portugal regarding scrutiny to access cheap money

merkel has offered a way forward to eurobonds, but frederick has laid out the argument for us why simply taking german money won’t work

and the gaffe in referring to rumours of printing deutschmarks – pitifully lame

like reporting graffiti written on toilet doors

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By: hoboturkey http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-60 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:22:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-60 Maybe Spain is one of many countries to work out that the have nots can no longer bail out the haves through the government treasury.
Let the rich pay there taxes like the poor and spain would not need anyone.
anyway
franco liked germany

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By: thoma http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-59 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 02:25:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-59 countries that accept some belt tightening (dont want to call it austerity) should be rewarded. it has to work the alternative is to spend spend. Ireland, Spain should fare better with interest rates over say Greece

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By: TobyONottoby http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-57 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:12:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-57 Not just in Spain.

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By: GMavros http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/06/04/in-spain-germany-is-villain-not-savior/#comment-56 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:21:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/?p=44#comment-56 Let them sell more war machines to Israel.

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