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Opportunistic speculation and long queues lead to the first serious break ups of civil order.

On their way back from the supermarket to home folk notice that long queues have also formed on every service station. But it is too late, in a few hours there's no road fuel left in and around large cities. Emergency and Security services are overwhelmed, both by the number of occurrences and the lack of fuel; civil order is just a memory now.

This passage, in particular, is farcical. Have you been paying attention to the news from Greece lately? At all? The actual news, as reported by people who actually have feet on the ground there, as opposed to regurgitated Troika press releases?

The Greek government is barely the government of the parliament building and immediate environs. "Civil order" has been a memory for so long the memory itself is fading.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Mar 17th, 2012 at 09:47:36 AM EST

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