Italian ship runs aground

Byline: | Category: Culture, Taxes & Spending | Posted at: Saturday, 14 January 2012

On the same day that Standard & Poors downgraded Italian debt, along with the bonds of eight other European nations, an Italian cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany.  German radio network, SWR, is reporting that among the 4,200 passengers are at least 500 Germans.

I don’t wish to exploit a tragedy, but I can’t help but to think of this story as a metaphor.

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UPDATE:  Thanks to Glenn for the link.  Take a look around while you’re here.

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2 Responses to “Italian ship runs aground”

  1. Instapundit » Blog Archive » METAPHOR ALERT: Italian Ship Runs Aground, With Germans On Board…. Says:

    [...] METAPHOR ALERT: Italian Ship Runs Aground, With Germans On Board. [...]

  2. Lou Gots Says:

    I recall reading that some time shortly before WWII, someone asked a German General who he thought would the war many could see coming. The general replied, “I can’t say who will win, but I know mhoever has Italy an an ally will lose.”