Greeks Celebrate IMF/ECB Bailout By Blowing Up Athens HSBC Branch

Tyler Durden's picture

Zero Hedge will not report on any of today's so-called Greece bailout news, because a) this is not news and b) Greece will still go bankrupt. According to latest polls, 53% of Germans oppose the bailout, with just 39% approving it. Guess what - same thing in Greece: per Reuters, "Opinion polls show the public opposes the
measures and more than half of those asked in a recent survey said they
would join protests against them." In other news, Greece has just expressed its appreciation of bankers and the European Commission, who as of noon today run the country, by blowing up an Athens HSBC branch.

From Reuters:

A bomb exploded at a branch of HSBC bank in Athens on Sunday, damaging the entrance but causing no injuries, police said.

"It appears a home-made bomb comprised of gas canisters and fuel caused small damage to the bank's facade," a police official said.

Gas canister bomb attacks are common in Athens and are usually staged by leftist and anarchist groups against business and political targets.

Sunday's bombing against the U.K.-based banking group was the first since the Socialist government announced tough new austerity measures in exchange for international aid to cope with a debt crisis.

With Greek retirement age just raised from 53 to something like infinity +1, something tells us all foreign bank deposit branches are about to vamoose out of the bankrupt country.

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aldousd's picture

Infinity +1. Funny.

Adam Neira's picture

HSBC are one of the best run and most ethical of all the international banks. The senior managers are of the highest quality. There are far worse banking institutions to pick on. These bombers are a few olives short of a Greek Salad, so such behaviour is to be expected.

SWRichmond's picture

Gas cannisters and fuel, huh?  Isn't that convenient.  That certainly would seem to head off any speculation that the NYC "bombing attempt" was something other.  Maybe it's the same guys and they took a plane to Greece...

chumbawamba's picture

Yep, it's got all the hallmarks of the Taliban.  Those dirty diaper-headed bastards!  We need to go into Pakistan and wipe those ragheads off the face of the earth, salt the land, then turn it into glass with a nuke.  Send that missile right up the ass of...whoever the fuck is the new evil leader we're supposed to hate.  I don't care who it is, I just like to see shit get blowed the fuck up!


I am Chumbawamba.

chumbawamba's picture

And right on cue:

"According to The Long War Journal, Qari Hussain Meh, a member of the Pakistani Taliban is behind the scare."

OH! YEAH!  Let's get this mother fucking war ON!!

I am Chumbawamba.

chumbawamba's picture

BTW, "The Long War Journal" ("long war" = "war on terror" after some lipsuction and botox) is made up of a bunch of neocons and neocon-lite douchebags.  Exactly the kind of useful idiots you'd call upon to start the propaganda campaign for expanding the war into Pakistan to eradicate the evil Taliban terrorists.


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chumbawamba's picture

<cough> <cough> ZIONISTS <cough> <cough>


Had some phlegm in my throat there.

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chumbawamba's picture

Yes, we know you're with the douchebags.  Noted.

Now get lost.

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tmosley's picture

I put on my robe and grand wizard hat.

Also, Israel has more mass murderers per capita than any other nation.  *HINT* most of them are Jewish.  Not that that matters.  Except when they form a nation based entirely on the concept of ethnic cleansing.

Internet Tough Guy's picture

Grand wizard? I think you are grade inflating. You seem more like the pointy-headed foot soldier.

chumbawamba's picture

DUDE, I just plotted a road map from a false-flag bombing operation to those in league with the perps, and you pull the Jew-bashing card?

What a complete and utter tool you are.

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Internet Tough Guy's picture

Dude, you are a racist fool, just accept it. The fact that you see jews with bombs behind every tree, without the slightest evidence, tells us who you are. Think you hurt my feelings by calling me names? I'll wear it like a badge of honor but you have to be a miserable racist your whole life.

chumbawamba's picture

Now you're projecting.  You want to talk about boogeymen?  Ask an entire nation that suffers from PTSD and imprisons the indigenous population they uprooted in ghettos to secure their own safety.  Too bad for them, retribution is inevitable.

By the way, my thesis is validated:

You're a braying jack-ass.

I am Chumbawamba.

Seer's picture

You're spot-on Chewy!

SWRichmond's picture

This is all so predictable, and we have in fact predicted it here, haven't we?

Edit:  The gold and oil markets are going to be interesting this week.  Bailouts to infinity and oil wars; what a surprise!

Cistercian's picture

 Chumba, you are correct as always.After serious reflection and meditation the answer came to my mind clearly.We must NUKE Greece...and everywhere else for that matter.Those damned reprobates deserve it.Their despicable culture and architecture sicken me and all good Americans.If they don't acknowledge the supremacy of the Big Mac and Disney they need to be killed.


 And steal their gold.

chumbawamba's picture

Definitely steal their gold.

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David449420's picture

OH, this is getting way beyond surreal.  Zero Hedge.  And the hits just keep on coming.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture


I'm just a little surprised they didn't roll out Bin Laden's look alike double and whip us some new video assuming blame that is quickly confirmed as real by an unnamed "security big shit" as being as authentic as apple pie, Chevrolet and Grandma Taibbi.

RockyRacoon's picture

It's too early yet CD.  Too soon after the fact and there would be some suspicion.  Credibility is vital to the conspiracy.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

You're right of course.

But after you've seen the cult classic movie a couple dozen times and know the entire dialogue by heart, sometimes you can't help but shout out the lines before they're actually spoken. :>)

Amsterdammer's picture

Spot on, tomorrow we will get another

Obama Bin Laden video on CNBC, shot somewhere

in a part of Pakistan that has not yet been

droned out, claiming responsibility for the

car, the sabotaging of the oil platform.

The warheads have come to the conclusion

that they cannot nuke Iran right now, but

the shipping of all this nuclear warheads to

the Diego Garcia basis will promptly enabling

the nuclear attack on those bloody Pakis

Pure Evil's picture

Speaking of twofers,

Oil rig explosion result of North Korean sabatoge.

Let the disinformation campaign begin.

(will need to scroll down for the latest conspiracy theory.)

Let WWW III begin!

Seer's picture


NYC’s Kelly Says No Evidence Mossad Taliban Behind Incident

Gosh, it was just a simple guffaw!

This is how the game is played.  Subtle propaganda programming.  al Qaeda isn't the enemy anymore (the bin Laden story has run past its shelf life), now the focus is on the Taliban, those evil-doers who just never did accept the oil pipeline contract prsented to them (despite threats to do so else they'd be bombed back to the stone age- funny, even being stone-agers they're still able to repel our empire's army!).  Destination (as some have suggested), Pakistan (actually, it's Cashmere).  The work of Edward Bernays carries forward...

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"it was Dick Fuld in a turbin"

with the candlestick.

Marvin_M's picture

oh Dear! Ms Napolitano's face says random check points and anal probes ...I must remember to freshen up after every bowel movement...yes, note to self...

ZackAttack's picture

Emmanuel Goldstein is the true enemy.

Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.

Fazzie's picture

" Team America!.. FUCK YEAH!!!"

BlackBeard's picture

Amateurs.  They need to learn how to soak fertilizer with gasoline first....

TBT or not TBT's picture

Half heavy fuel oil, half gasoline, a great high speed detonator and sufficient compression.

whatsinaname's picture

Now shrimpers / oyster farmers foreclosing and handing over boats from Louisiana Bayou to Florida panhandle ?

chumbawamba's picture

Why stop at the panhandle?  I heard-say speculation today that the amount of oil being shat out into the gulf might be on the order of 25,000-50,000 barrels per day.  If that's the case and they don't put a cork in it soon, say bye-bye to the east coast, Greenland, and possibly most of northern Eurpope as well.

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Fazzie's picture

 So hypothetically speaking, A "peak oil" fanatic could be enjoying the day swimming at the beach and get covered in oil from one accidentally unplugged well, out of tens of thousads, a continent away?


 Too funny.


  I know, I know it only underscores their case since all that precious resource was just lost.

Seer's picture

Funnier yet would be a peak oil denier getting bitten by a shark while swimming, and find himself in an ambulance that's run out of fuel.

Fazzie's picture

  My scenario more likely and much funnier.


  Take all those tankers full of oil, line em up and you could walk to Saudi Arabia.

chumbawamba's picture

Those familiar with the Web Bots might recall reading that Clif High explained the Web Bot results can sometimes yield the correct coordinates of a future event but on the wrong side of the planet.

The Bushehr nuclear research reactor in Iran is at about the same latitude (very close in fact), and almost directly opposite the oil spill in terms of the globe (ok, it's off my about 30 degrees).  The Shape of Things to Come report mentioned that, as a result of the Israeli attack on Bushehr, the airstreams would be polluted with nuclear fallout that would carry through the atmosphere twice.  What if the correct interpretation was an oil spill in the gulf stream?

This is all just alarmist speculation, and random coincidence, but it is interesting.

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A_MacLaren's picture

In a recent interview, , Clif attributed the bad airstreams with the volcanic activity in Iceland.

This weekend, George Ure in his subscriber update, indicated the oil spill meets more of the parameters of the "Blue Flue" from The Shape of Things to Come, when the methane aspects are discounted.

chumbawamba's picture

Oh yes, the volcano.  Duh.  I haven't been keeping up with the Web Bots.  I already live in the mire of my own bad omens.

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dcb's picture

by killing off all life forms you make the enviroment safe for drilling. since you no longer have to pay for costly environmental controls anymore (it's already dead) it's good for profits

Bay Trader's picture

Looks like tomorrow will be a great opportunity to snatch up more puts on the FXE at great prices.

daz's picture

Germany could borrow some billions at their rate and give the money to Greece to help... Europe is Europe... There should not be spreads between Germany and Greece.... oh wait... LOL


Lndmvr's picture

Expect to see " national guard" on the streets this week. I personally am working on renting 10 acres in N Florida to store boats on so they don't get full of oil. I'm thinking BP stations will be burning soon. It will be a disaster.

geminiRX's picture

The 10 acre thing sounds like a good idea. I wouldn't bet the farm that BP stations will be burning anytime soon....nor national guard. The sheeple of America will bend over and accept their new reality......unfortunately

sangell's picture

Hey you don't want to burn BP stations. Those are assets to be seized to pay claims. BP paying $1200/day for small fishing boats to help with cleanup. NOAA has closed Federal waters to fishing from the Mississippi to Pensacola so your oyster boat is now a VSCC or Very small crude carrier.

Double down's picture

My understanding is that some sort of promise has to be signed as a part of the contract.  Little suspicious about that.