"Europe 2012 is NOT Europe 2011," writes Macro Man, not discounting the economic difficulties of Spain, but arguing the LTRO has removed systemic risk from the equation. "Disillusionment with LTRO is misguided," says Genevieve Signoret. "It showed (the) ECB won't let (the) banking system collapse. Period. (It's) designed to contain crisis, not cure."