Monte dei Paschi di Siena: letís have the names!

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For the scandal of Monte dei Paschi di Siena some frontline politician could end up in prison. Itís a very plausible hypothesis. A gaping hole of 21 billion (7 billion overpricing of Antoveneta, 7 billion in further payments abroad, and 7 billion in debt taken on as a result of the purchase, thatís 42,000 billion in old lire, twice the amount for Parmalat, a hole equal to 5 times the money generated by the IMU property tax). Without the go ahead from ďthe SystemĒ itís logically and materially and humanly impossible. I donít know what documents the magistrates have, but, if in those papers, there should happen to be the names of people who are to be Ministers in the future, it would be opportune for their names to come out before the elections. The problem is very simple, no government, no legislature, would cope with a judicial trauma that looks like being enormous in its extent and responsibilities, if top level people were found to be involved.

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ďLo scandalo MPS e le domande che non vengono poste. Come mai?Ē {The MPS scandal and the questions that are not being asked. Howís that?}. by Sergio Di Cori Modigliani

It could be (and I feel it should be) ďthe mother of all Italian scandalsĒ.
Here, once more, we are talking about the affair relating to Monte dei Paschi di Siena. They are already doing everything to tone down the affair, to camouflage it, to hide it, to conceal it and finally to shelve it.
In these last few days of the election campaign, they will come up with the strangest news items to divert attention and so that the general public will not question things and so that people will not insist on getting to the truth.
Itís up to us to stir the water to swamp the media (well at least on the web) with an avalanche of questions that it is our right to insist on getting answers to with immediate and relevant replies.
Without a doubt we would have found out more from Corradino Mineo on ďRAI News 24Ē. Thatís no longer possible: heís the PDís top candidate for Sicily. Thatís something that is really intelligent (because the man is doubtless very intelligent but itís also very relevant because heís one of the greatest Italian experts on the ins and outs of our banking system). We would have been able to learn more by reading enthusiastic financial editorials in ďIl Corriere della SeraĒ written by Massimo Muchetti but that will no longer be possible because heís the PDís chief candidate for Milan. We would (perhaps) have been able to find out more from another 25 people, but they are all candidates. Thus they will all stay silent.
Is this why they have been put forward as candidates (?) And this is why in the mainstream press we are not reading anything or getting any news. It would be enough to ask the right questions.


Final question to everyone: ďHow is it that a charitable organisation refuses to give credit to companies that provide work and employment but donates money to a party? Ē.
The value of MPSís shares is going up and the Stock Exchange is obviously pleased.
They have done their sums.
Wouldnít it be splendid on the day after the elections, on 26 February, to be able to say: ĒGentlemen, you have done your calculations without the crucial elementĒ
We are the crucial element. Letís not forget that.
Have a good week everyone." Sergio Di Cori Modigliani

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