Friday, March 22, 2013

HOT: Cypriot President 'Warned His Friends to Move Money Abroad' Before Financial Crisis Hit; Billions Moved

File under: How the world really works.

Via the UK's Mailonline
Cypriot president Nikos Anastasiades 'warned' close friends of the financial crisis about to engulf his country so they could move their money abroad, it was claimed on Friday.
The respected Cypriot newspaper Filelftheros made the allegation which was picked up eagerly by German media.
 The Cyprus newspaper did not say how much money was moved abroad but quoted sources saying the president 'knew about the possible closure of the banks' and tipped off close friends who were able to move vast sums abroad.

Italian media said the 4.5 billion euros left the island in the week before the crisis.
(ht Travis Holte)


  1. I guess the man in charge of Putins money was able get it out then and now that is safely back under Vladimir's bed the Russians have either had a word with their German friends and dropped their offer.
    The Russian big wigs have got their money and as for the rest, they can suck it up.
    Its almost amusing this situation, the Germans wanting the grasping med types out but can't order them out because they are tarred with the Nazi past brush, they will be doubly dyed with bringing down the European Socialist Paradise to further their own imperial ends.
    The club Med pols are desperately clinging on as being in Europe means they get benefits and influence far beyond their nation's size.

  2. Color me shocked. Not.