Why is the ECB sounding and acting like common thugs? They are heavily leaning on Greece like old school loan sharks. Europe is in a desperate situation which calls for desperate measures. They cannot allow Greece to get out from underneath their heels. Greeks are on the verge of a very important election that could mean they walk away from previous ECB and IMF commitments. There are talks of throwing Greece under the bus if necessary. Europe will cut off Greece from further stimulus and make use of their debt they bought up to damage them as an example to others.