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"We will crash your banking sector" seems to have worked as a threat on both Ireland and Portugal in 2010.

guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to "define the situation." --- David Graeber citing Marc Cooper
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 2nd, 2012 at 05:07:37 PM EST
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Finance is just diplomacy, (or war), by other means. A possible rejoinder could have been: "You are going to crash the entire world economy soon enough anyway."

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed May 2nd, 2012 at 10:55:45 PM EST
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