That, my friends, with due acknowledgement to Matt Taibbi, is the sound of the great vampire squid sucking the life and blood out of its human victims. Yes, the Goldman Sachs blood funnel will be busy for a while. It seems nothing can stop them.
After all, you'd think that their man in Athens, having helped falsify the Greek books and thereby bring on the present crisis, would be just about the last of the seven billion people on the planet to be made head of the ECB. And he an Italian (ipso facto = corrupt) and all. Despite that, Mario Draghi now heads that institution and soon it'll be payback time baby.
And then another GS 'advisor' has just been appointed President of Italy, just as they're about to go down the tube. Mario Monti has been drawing handsome 'consultancy fees' from the vampires since he finished his stint at the EU Commission. GS expressed 'support for his nomination'. Boy, I'll bet they did. Soon again it'll be payback time baby.
And how will that payback manifest itself? Well, at a modest level by the looting of Greece and Italy, and the other dominoes as they duly fall. But the real prize, I believe, is that with Don Mario at the helm of the ECB it will now become the European equivalent of the US Federal Reserve. In other words the lender of last resort, in other words the picker upper of all future gambling losses by the vampire squids of this world.