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Can't say that I have really thought this through. However I think we can agree that, when dealing with the European institutions and governments, going through the channels does exactly nothing. And if the Europeans have enough weight to prevent the IMF from just throwing up their hands and leaving then passive aggressive leaks might be all they really can do.

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by generic on Sun Apr 3rd, 2016 at 05:48:33 PM EST
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But isn't being a confidential source to a serious business journalist more fitting then leaking such a long conversation to Wikileaks? And also much more controlled?
by fjallstrom on Sun Apr 3rd, 2016 at 06:08:06 PM EST
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Sure. But would anyone even care? This at least got some traction.
Not that that proves anything but the theory doesn't seem so ridiculous to me.
Of course, as always everyone will blame the Greeks.

Nur der Euro bleibt stehen - von Berlin bis Athen - Georg Kreisler
by generic on Sun Apr 3rd, 2016 at 08:24:10 PM EST
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Maybe IMF wants to influence those German and Eurozone voters who don't follow serious business journalism.

A leak in the Wikileaks is more likely to reach people who are not too established to vote AfD because they don't like Greek debt relief than a business journal scoop.

by Jute on Mon Apr 4th, 2016 at 12:13:52 PM EST
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