Fresh revelations by WikiLeaks include, among other things, intercepted by NSA communication of Berlusconi's personal advisor on international relations, Valentino Valentini, which describes concerns on the Italian financial crisis expressed by French President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel to the Italian Prime Minister, and show that they pressured Berlusconi to take action.
A 22 October  meeting attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Italian Prime Minister (PM) Silvio Berlusconi was later described by the Italian's personal adviser on international relations, Valentino Valentini, as tense and very harsh toward the Rome government.
Merkel and Sarkozy, evidently brooking no excuses with respect to Italy's current predicament, pressured the PM to announce strong, concrete palliatives and then to implement them in order to show that his government is serious about its debt problem.
Sarkozy was said to have told Berlusconi that while the latter's claims about the solidity of the Italian banking system may be true in theory, financial institutions there could soon "pop" like the cork in a champagne bottle, that "words are no longer enough," and that Berlusconi must now "make decisions."
Also on the 24th, Valentini indicated that EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy had urged Italy to undertake policies aimed at reducing the impression within the EU that the country is weighed down with an enormous debt at a moment in time when it also is struggling with low productivity and showing little dynamism. In Van Rompuy's opinion, Spain is the model that Italy should now be seeking to emulate.
This is the final proof on why Berlusconi had to be replaced by the banking/corporate puppet-technocrat*, Mario Monti. It is also another evidence of what the blog supports since the beginning of the Greek crisis. That the Greek "model" is the desirable to be imposed throughout eurozone by the Brussels bureaufascists and the Berlin directorate.
As recently mentioned:
It is obvious that the German political puppets have been once again hijacked by the banking oligarchy and the big capital. They expect Deutsche Bank bomb to explode at any moment, and prepare the German public for sweeping measures similar to those imposed on Greece. They applied a disastrous recipe on Greece, in order to save the Franco-German banks and to carry out the neoliberal experiment involving the new conditions. They prepare now the same recipe for Germany.
In his recent interview at The Press Project, former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, stated that the goal of the Troika (ECB, IMF, European Commission), is to transfer the memorandum (the catastrophic neoliberal policies imposed to Greece and others) to Paris!
* Monti is a leading member of the exclusive Bilderberg Group. He has also been an international advisor to Goldman Sachs and The Coca-Cola Company. He has also been a member of the "Senior European Advisory Council" of Moody's and he is one of the members of the "Business and Economics Advisors Group" of the Atlantic Council. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Monti]