Greek Leftist Guerrilla Group Targets Sarkozy With Bomb Attempt

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Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:41 | 690272 TheGreatPonzi
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Finally, some action. I've always wondered where were gone la bande à baader, the Red Brigades, etc.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 16:26 | 691535 dlmaniac
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This what happens when you keep giving in to the leftwing extremists. Now if they cannot get their free lunch welfare benefit at a retirement age of 50, they throw you a guerrilla warfare.


Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:43 | 690274 SheepDog-One
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Something not linked to 'Al Ciada'? So now we have to invade Greece as well as Iran? Get that World War machine rev'ed up boyz, time to wipe all balance sheets clean!

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:57 | 690316 Ratscam
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Terrorist threats and action as Gerald Celente forecasted a couple of months ago!

Whooow, blowing up a DHL plane is a really good plan. Not. It's absurd to believe that terrorist are so dumb. There are hundres of other possibilities to kill hundreds of people in any place on this planet.

How do US scanning companies make money when they blow up a church on Sunday? Easier to change the flight safety rules for every major airport on this planet. Plus the fear among the people will help the voting strategy of the democratic party, giving Obama more airtime to show he is a strong man. So sickening!

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:42 | 690278 Bob
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Three Stooges terrorism.  Send a package to the President . . . gawd, are these people children?

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:48 | 690295 nonclaim
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And it was still in Athens...

There seems to be a concerted effort to halt international mail, not sure yet who benefits from it.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:03 | 690336 flacon
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Perhaps they don't want people sending gold and silver. 

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:06 | 690349 MeTarzanUjane
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"Ring a ling, ding a ling, that's logistics."

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 12:38 | 690850 MachoMan
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Right.  This will be used for increased security requirements, i.e. to tell the "proper authorities" every time someone ships gold/silver.  Once you get all the security checkpoints/technology in place and everyone accepting it, then all you have to do is change who/what gets to pass through.  The tough part is largely over for them.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:06 | 690351 Bob
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Perhaps they seek to discredit "populism" more effectivley than they have to date.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:18 | 690391 MeTarzanUjane
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"There seems to be a concerted effort to halt international mail, not sure yet who benefits from it."

Think of it this way:

You can set up immediate trade barriers using terror laws.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:54 | 690520 nonclaim
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Any single country can do it very easily. The US did it for a while with that anthrax story. But this has multiple sources and destinations with too obvious targets.

Note that the "targets" could be reached my other means more efficiently. In this case they are needed only for media exposure (religious sites and a president?), the real target is the international parcel system, or a branch of it. Who benefits is this branch is cut?

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 11:04 | 690541 MeTarzanUjane
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"Who benefits is this branch is cut?"

I understand your argument as they are indeed in trouble.

I should have said that a move to slow or stop inbound trade with justifications that does not make the US look like we started a world wide trade war could be achieved using terror laws and concerns of safety. I think trade is the bigger issue.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:23 | 690399 MilleniumJane
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Wooo-wooo-wooo-wooo!  Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!!!!!

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:43 | 690280 Confused
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Oh, so silly. 


Maybe they were trying to help fix his hair? 

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:43 | 690281 TheGreatPonzi
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It's indeed strange to think that packages adressed to a president are not routinely checked before dispatching.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:45 | 690289 skyr191
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Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:44 | 690284 Mongo
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Well since the "package" failed...


maybe the left... should try to do it right?

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:09 | 690361 thislittlepiggy
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In fairness, the little emperor does not make the biggest target.... Would be very easy to miss him if it were not for his gallic nose.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:44 | 690286 Mad Max
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I must immediately fly to Europe so I can take care of Sarkozy's wife!

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:06 | 690344 MsCreant
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I would imagine there is some care she has been lacking, based on the looks of him. Money and power are not enough.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:45 | 690290 Spalding_Smailes
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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on 28 June 1914, set in train a series of diplomatic events that led inexorably to the outbreak of war in Europe at the end of July 1914.

Ferdinand - and his wife Sophie - were killed by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip while on a formal visit to Sarajevo.  Princip shot Ferdinand at point blank range while the latter was travelling in his car from a town hall reception, having earlier that day already survived one assassination attempt.

Standing on the car's sideboard was Count Franz von Harrach.  A witness to Ferdinand's assassination he subsequently recounted the events of the day.  A portion of his translated memoir is reproduced below.

Click here to view film footage of Archduke Franz Ferdinand arriving at Sarajevo's Town Hall on 28 June 1914

Memoir of Count Franz von Harrach

As the car quickly reversed, a thin stream of blood spurted from His Highness's mouth onto my right check.  As I was pulling out my handkerchief to wipe the blood away from his mouth, the Duchess cried out to him, "For God's sake!  What has happened to you?"

At that she slid off the seat and lay on the floor of the car, with her face between his knees.

I had no idea that she too was hit and thought she had simply fainted with fright.  Then I heard His Imperial Highness say, "Sophie, Sophie, don't die.  Stay alive for the children!"

At that, I seized the Archduke by the collar of his uniform, to stop his head dropping forward and asked him if he was in great pain.  He answered me quite distinctly, "It is nothing!"

His face began to twist somewhat but he went on repeating, six or seven times, ever more faintly as he gradually lost consciousness, "It's nothing!"

Then came a brief pause followed by a convulsive rattle in his throat, caused by a loss of blood.  This ceased on arrival at the governor's residence.

The two unconscious bodies were carried into the building where their death was soon established.


Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:23 | 690400 VK
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World War I was fought over oil and resources, the shooting of the duke was just a convenient reason to launch a war. No man is popular enough to start a war over. The British wanted to stop the German railway from reaching Baghdad, first place they attacked was this area.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:35 | 690450 Spalding_Smailes
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What is the history of europe ? Do you thing austerity, bank bailouts, new normal will be swallowed with a smile ?

The last 100 years has brought destruction to most no love lost between many e.u. members.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:39 | 690470 Spalding_Smailes
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So then, we have the following remarkable sequence of events that led inexorably to the 'Great War' - a name that had been touted even before the coming of the conflict.

  • Austria-Hungary, unsatisfied with Serbia's response to her ultimatum (which in the event was almost entirely placatory: however her jibbing over a couple of minor clauses gave Austria-Hungary her sought-after cue) declared war on Serbia on 28 July 1914.
  • Russia, bound by treaty to Serbia, announced mobilisation of its vast army in her defence, a slow process that would take around six weeks to complete.
  • Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty, viewed the Russian mobilisation as an act of war against Austria-Hungary, and after scant warning declared war on Russia on 1 August.
  • France, bound by treaty to Russia, found itself at war against Germany and, by extension, on Austria-Hungary following a German declaration on 3 August.  Germany was swift in invading neutral Belgium so as to reach Paris by the shortest possible route.
  • Britain, allied to France by a more loosely worded treaty which placed a "moral obligation" upon her to defend France, declared war against Germany on 4 August.  Her reason for entering the conflict lay in another direction: she was obligated to defend neutral Belgium by the terms of a 75-year old treaty.  With Germany's invasion of Belgium on 4 August, and the Belgian King's appeal to Britain for assistance, Britain committed herself to Belgium's defence later that day.  Like France, she was by extension also at war with Austria-Hungary.
  • With Britain's entry into the war, her colonies and dominions abroad variously offered military and financial assistance, and included Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa.
  • United States President Woodrow Wilson declared a U.S. policy of absolute neutrality, an official stance that would last until 1917 when Germany's policy of unrestricted submarine warfare - which seriously threatened America's commercial shipping (which was in any event almost entirely directed towards the Allies led by Britain and France) - forced the U.S. to finally enter the war on 6 April 1917.
  • Japan, honouring a military agreement with Britain, declared war on Germany on 23 August 1914.  Two days later Austria-Hungary responded by declaring war on Japan.
  • Italy, although allied to both Germany and Austria-Hungary, was able to avoid entering the fray by citing a clause enabling it to evade its obligations to both.  In short, Italy was committed to defend Germany and Austria-Hungary only in the event of a 'defensive' war; arguing that their actions were 'offensive' she declared instead a policy of neutrality.  The following year, in May 1915, she finally joined the conflict by siding with the Allies against her two former allies.
  • Click here for more extensive information detailing who entered the war - and when.
Mon, 11/01/2010 - 12:31 | 690816 Xedus129
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Look who owned the Lusitania which inevitably led the US into the War, and also the Germans said DO NOT go on the Lusitania and the newspapers blocked the article...

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:35 | 690452 bookwurm
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Dont forget the imperial rivalrys over Africian resources...

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:46 | 690294 Oh regional Indian
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Maybe Snarkozy is going to get a close-up view at the greek version of "back-stopping"!

Sloppy terrorists all over the map all of a sudden eh? Looks like Snarcozy picked up a cue from Boba Ma. False flag!




Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:50 | 690297 Cognitive Dissonance
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  • Greek police in charge of promoting the myth that the blast is not linked to Al Qaeda, but in fact the suspects may be linked to leftist Guerrilla
  • Greek police created, addressed and then sent the package bombs intercepted in Athens addressed to French president Sarkozy
  • Mission Acomplished. Strawmen, flase flag attack and Red Herrings successfully created.
Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:52 | 690304 SheepDog-One
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Satan laughing spreads his yield curves!

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:02 | 690332 Bob
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A very robust "incident" indeed. 

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:08 | 690357 MsCreant
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How do you prepare your red herrings?

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:16 | 690384 Cognitive Dissonance
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Garlic sauce and a little agent provocateur.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 11:47 | 690661 Yardfarmer
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now that's funny! 

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:53 | 690305 Ivanovich
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In other news, S+P at new highs.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:54 | 690310 whaletail
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Eurasia? East Asia? We've ALWAY been at war with the Greeks.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:00 | 690326 Kreditanstalt
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The same omnipotent nation-state-government that thinks it can provide everything for everyone from birth to death, can eliminate all risk and danger from life and can provide unlimited purchasing power to whoever deserves it...

...would never hesitate to also assure the cowering masses that they have, once again, been protected from a dastardly sneak attack from Eurasia or Eastasia and that the current enemies will be comprehensively routed by Our Troops, with The Dear Leader at the head...

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:01 | 690328 Internet Tough Guy
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I predict the crack ZH terror investigators will declare this a false flag by...well, by whomever, within 10 posts. Everything everywhere false flag, biznitches.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:12 | 690374 MsCreant
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I hear you, but come on, would you mail your bomb to the president? 

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:17 | 690388 Internet Tough Guy
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No. I also wouldn't send bombs to university researchers, timber companies or animal research labs. But some people would. There's no accounting for crazy.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 12:01 | 690703 MsCreant
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Fair enough! 

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:33 | 690422 Shylockracy
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin was vile enough to have mailed three bombs to German PM Adenauer in 1952. The first of the packages killed a police officer on March 27, 1952. The other two were detected in time.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 11:41 | 690610 Shylockracy
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For the educational benefit of my spineless zionist junker:


"In March 1952, during the ongoing reparations negotiations, a parcel bomb addressed to Konrad Adenauer, the sitting West German Chancellor, was intercepted at a German post office. While being defused, the bomb exploded, killing one and injuring two others. Five Israelis, all former members of Irgun, were later arrested in Paris for their involvement in the plot. Chancellor Adenauer decided to keep secret the involvement of Israeli opposition party members in the plot, thus avoiding Israeli embarrassment and a likely backlash. The five Irgun conspirators were later extradited from both France and Germany, without charge, and sent back to Israel. Forty years after the assassination attempt, Begin was implicated as the organizer of the assassination attempt in a memoir written by one of the conspirators, Elieser Sudit. [19][20][21][22]"

And here an addendum. Adenauer himself stating that Jewish power, in particular in the US, must not be underestimated, and that this was a major influence in the reparations negociations.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:40 | 690475 chindit13
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We have stupid people in Congress and at all levels of government. We have stupid people on Wall Street. Why would you expect terrorists to have a better screening policy and hold their members to a higher standard?

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 11:44 | 690656 RockyRacoon
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I have to say it:  "Stupid is as stupid does".  And we're seeing a lot of stupid being done daily by a dazzling array of dissidents, dilettantes, and dumbshits.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 12:02 | 690712 MsCreant
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ITG goes with crazy, and you with dumb. That does sound about right.

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:03 | 690333 jez
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"Greek police say both bombs are now diffused . . ."


Great. And now that they've diffused them, could they make a start on defusing them?

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:29 | 690372 Cognitive Dissonance
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Great. And now that they've diffused them, could they make a start on defusing them?

I believe that's the proper usage when followed by "controlled explosions". The bombs were not rendered inert by removing the fuse. They were spread all over the place (diffused) by blowing them up.

Sort of the same as what happened in America. The remaining rights of the American citizen were (finally) diffused by the "controlled explosions" in the two World Trade Center towers along with the implosion of the 47 story WTC7 building.

See, it fits.

dif·fuse (d-fyz)

v. dif·fused, dif·fus·ing, dif·fus·es
1. To pour out and cause to spread freely. 2. To spread about or scatter; disseminate. 3. To make less brilliant; soften. v.intr.
1. To become widely dispersed; spread out. 2. Physics To undergo diffusion. adj. (d-fys)
1. Widely spread or scattered; not concentrated. 2. Characterized by verbosity; wordy. See Synonyms at wordy.
Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:29 | 690421 Internet Tough Guy
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What a tool; always with the troofer garbage. Go back to infowars?

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:31 | 690429 Cognitive Dissonance
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What a tool. Always the official story garbage. Go back to brain freeze psyops?

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