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Greek Finance Minister Gets Bullet In The Mail

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Now that Europe is clearly unfixed once more, it is time to shift attention back to broke Greece where as we showed yesterday things are certainly back to the "new normal" with 24 hour strikes again on the daily agenda. And just to keep it real, Greek police reported that the new Greek Finance Minister received a care package with just two contents earlier today: a bullet and a death threat.

From Reuters:

Greece's finance minister was sent a bullet and a death threat from a group protesting home foreclosures, police officials said on Monday, in the latest incident to raise fears of growing political violence.


The package was sent by a little-known group called "Cretan Revolution", which warned the minister against any efforts to seize homes and evict homeowners, police sources said. The group sent similar letters to tax offices in Crete last week.


Yannis Stournaras, a respected economist who became finance minister in June, has angered many Greeks by championing austerity policies demanded by the European Union and International Monetary Fund as the price for bailout aid.

It was unclear as of this posting how the mainstream media will spin the particular development in Greece as favorable for the economy, and supportive of all time highs in the S&P. We will provide an update once we know the answer.

One thing we do know is that it is becoming very possible that the next time a bullet is delivered to the Greek authorities, it could well be traveling faster than just at snail mail pace.

Finally, it is time Greece took a hint from the US and banned all bullets. That would surely eliminate all such fan mail in the future.

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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:33 | 3213652 catacl1sm
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Ban Bullets!


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:48 | 3213705 markovchainey
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"I'm gonna send you a love letter straight from my heart.  You know what a love letter is fuck?  It's a bullet, from a gun.  You get a love letter from me, you're fucked forever!"

<I don't think I got the quote exactly right, but y'all get the point>

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:51 | 3213713 redpill
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Look on the bright side, at least the mail is getting delivered!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:22 | 3213802 TerminalDebt
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Either they have too much, having afford to buy a bullet and mail it. Or they sent their last bullet. Both are good news.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:34 | 3213840 duo
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that looks like the "pristine bullet" from the JFK assassination.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:41 | 3213869 Thomas
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When the authorities tossed out the Rule of Law they did not think through the consequences of a system based on anarchy. Either the bankers and politicians follow the same laws as us or we will make up our own.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:51 | 3213894 francis_sawyer
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Lucky him... Where can I get me some bullets for free?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:18 | 3214546 StychoKiller
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Anarchy != Chaos


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:28 | 3215117 A Nanny Moose
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This is not Anarchy. Anarchy is rules without rulers. This is rulers without rules.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 02:42 | 3215680 13thWarrior
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With guidance chips and steerable trajectory. Tomahwak Bullets.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:54 | 3213719 true brain
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These Cretan Revolution idiots are doing more harm than good. Just shut up and show actions; otherwise shut up. Pulling these stunts will get you no where and give those in power an excuse to clamp down. This reeks of teenage pranks , nothing more.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:06 | 3213958 walküre
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You are mistaken. It's a good move.

1) It shows the Revolution is well under way and is armed.

2) The threat of escalation is on the authorities not vice versa. The authorities can de-escalate the tensions by declaring bankruptcy and walk away from the EU and the Euro.

3) Authorities may clamp down anyway. If you're an armed revolutionist you could care less. In fact it will only sway more citizens to join the revolutionary movement.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:32 | 3215130 A Nanny Moose
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To really make the point, it should have come with instructions on self-actualization.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:00 | 3213729 Azannoth
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I think the Greek politicians will be more "constructive" like imposing a surcharge to shiping metal objects via mail.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:52 | 3214109 sgorem
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kill em ALL!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 16:48 | 3214310 azzhatter
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Wake me up when Geithner takes one between the eyes

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:34 | 3214429 rotagen
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Bite it moneyboy.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:34 | 3213655 Dre4dwolf
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You don't mail bullets to tyrants, they will just put it in their gun.



Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:42 | 3213686 ToNYC
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You didn't learn to send them trick bullets that ruin their gun. Stay home!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:47 | 3213696 EscapeKey
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They disarm the Greeks one bullet at a time.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:35 | 3213658 monopoly
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"It was unclear as of this posting how the mainstream media will spin the particular development in Greece as favorable for the economy, and supportive of all time highs in the S&P. We will provide an update once we know the answer."


LMAO....ONLY on Zero Hedge. Thank you!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:35 | 3213661 Ancona
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It's only a matter of time before the ballon goes up in Europe.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:48 | 3213700 No Euros please...
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I think the "elite" will want to escape a little quicker than that. In fact the Germans haven't used balloons since Nena exploded over New Jersey.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:36 | 3213663 Kaiser Sousa
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finally...some serfs maybe be starting to get it...


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:38 | 3213666 CaptainSpaulding
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Steve Mcqueen? Nevermind

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:36 | 3213667 CrashisOptimistic
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In the immortal words of about 80 ZH commenters:

"Nothing will change until bullets start entering brains."

When the first one does, it will be time to hunker down.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:48 | 3213701 EscapeKey
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Not just any brain.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:13 | 3213764 Lohn Jocke
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Most people who are the problems don't have brains. Except for Bunga Bunga Berlusconi. His brains are in his pants.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:33 | 3213836 Tom_333
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Do not speak badly of Il Cavalieri. The only politician that exhibits normal human traits.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:37 | 3213668 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Seems the only thing that's fixed in Europe is the football!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:48 | 3213704 EscapeKey
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Very droll.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:13 | 3213768 Lohn Jocke
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Wow. Breaking my heart.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:38 | 3213671 Bokkenrijder
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Free ammo! ;-)

Why doesn't anyone send me some free bullets...?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:51 | 3213715 JimBowie1958
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Hell yeah! If you get lemons make lemonade, right?

The dude should start taking MORE homes and push more austerity and then open an ammo store!

lol/ just kidding

The people of Europe have my sympathies, but why do they keep electing these thjieves and grifters?

Probably for the same reasons we keep re-electing ours.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:23 | 3213805 resurger
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ill send you bullets based on your age :)

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:06 | 3213953 Agent P
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The government will soon return the favor and send free bullets to the citizenry...at about 3000 fps.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:38 | 3213672 Cheesy Bastard
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What caliber?  I want to buy it.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:58 | 3213728 TrumpXVI
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The ones pictured in the lead in looked a bit odd to me.  I'm thinking maybe, .38 Super?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:04 | 3213737 Headbanger
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I doubt it.  With all that austerity it was probably a 22 short

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:22 | 3213801 Rogue Trooper
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It is Europe.  .177 Cal?

Dude, your avatar is epic... LOL!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:22 | 3213804 unrulian
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nope...not a rimfire...rim would be larger and extend past casing...yet with no cf primer i'd say it's just a bad cg image

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:38 | 3213673 Cognitive Dissonance
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False flag mail?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:10 | 3213754 skistroni
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Quite possibly. There is a heap of "terrorist"-related incidents (plus the obligatory propaganda) the last few weeks in Greece. Easy to get the masses scared. 

One more point: The bullet came from Crete, a part of Greece where guns (legal and illegal) and weed abound. They don't pay taxes either (well, nobody does anymore, we just can't) and they have a strong sentiment of independence. As far as I know them, they wouldn't bother "sending messages". They are one of the few places in Greece where people can live and prosper without the Athens-controlled state, when it will come to that.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:10 | 3215330 All Risk No Reward
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So, Operation Gladio has a velvet touch, too?

An excellent book summarizing Gladio and a lot more...

"Gladio, NATO's Dagger at the Heart of Europe: The Pentagon-Nazi-Mafia Terror Axis"


The 5 Star review is well deserved, IMHO.

Debt Money Tyranny


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:38 | 3213674 Dr. Engali
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Talk about a sub sonic bullet...it will take forever to hit its mark through snail mail.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:41 | 3213681 alangreedspank
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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:50 | 3213710 Pairadimes
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Beat me to it, Doc. Was going to observe that the sender will have to make the bullet move much faster than the government mail service in order to achieve the objective.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:40 | 3213716 JimBowie1958
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In the words of Raylon Givens, the next one might be coming faster. 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:05 | 3213742 Shylockracy
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It's like the postman getting off his bike and saying: "Now dodge this..."



Mon, 02/04/2013 - 13:41 | 3213677 ebworthen
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And record firearms and ammunition sales in the U.S. are not for hunting four-legged animals.

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