In her office in Berlin, Angela Merkel waited by her phone. A small group of advisors waited with her, unusually quiet. Their eyes moved back and forth between the clock and the telephones. Finally, a ring shatters the silence. The defense minister picks it up. He listens, nods, barks an acknowledgement into the phone, and hangs it up. He turns to the chancellor.
Der Rubikon ist gekreuzt worden.
This is from a great post by Jim Bennett.
In the form of a thriller, he shows one way the current Euro currency crisis could play out.
Schadenfreude is a German word, but we in the Anglosphere occasionally feel a twinge of it … .