Probably just a coincidence that the mysterious French stock trader who lost 3.7 billion pounds is called Jerome.
And that the Federal Reserve of the United States of America reduced their interest rates by 0.75% in order to attempt to avoid a slump on stocks and share prices - seemingly without knowing anything about Mr Kerviel's employers, the French bank Societe General, offloading his dubious investment purchases en masse and thus creating a falling equity market which the "Americans" were seemingly attempting to negate by means of the aforementioned reduction.
I suppose it's another coincidence that George Bush Jnr. became the 43rd President of America on 13th December 2000, exactly 7 years before the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon.
Beating Al A Gore - or should that be allegory, perchance ?
cheers (more on photo below)
Pause for thought ?