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Shots Fired At German Ambassador's Home In Athens

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This morning we were treated to the usual stupifying comments from Greek leadership that "Greece won't need more loans," and will "start becoming a normal country," because the Greek 'recovery' is "built on solid foundations." However, it appears the public-at-large is not so happy as the BBC reports shots were fired at the German ambassador's residence in Athens. Samaras said Greeks "have gone through hard times." With over 60 bullets fired, it seems the someone is upset that their union overlords won't lift those hard times anytime soon...

 

Via The BBC,

Shots were fired at the German ambassador's residence in Athens early on Monday, without causing injury.

 

Bullets were found embedded in the steel gate, Greece's Kathimerini news website reports.

 

Ambassador Wolfgang Dold's residence is in the Greek capital's Halandri district. The raid took place at around 03:30 local time (01:30 GMT).

 

It is not clear who the attackers were. Germany's insistence on budget cuts has caused much resentment in Greece.

 

...

 

At least 60 spent bullet casings were found at the scene of the attack. Police say the bullets came from two Kalashnikov assault rifles.

 

 

So far no-one has admitted carrying out the attack.

 

In a message to the unidentified perpetrators, Mr Dold said "whoever is responsible for this act: you will not succeed in disrupting the close and friendly relations of our two countries".

 

He was in the residence when the shots were fired.

 

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Berlin took the attack "very seriously" and "nothing, absolutely nothing, can justify such an attack".

 

The Greek government called it a "cowardly terrorist action" aimed at undermining Greece's six-month presidency of the EU, which begins on 1 January.

 

Germany is the biggest lender involved in the Greek bailout - a 240bn-euro (£200bn; $331bn) rescue for the debt-laden country that started in 2010.

 

The bailout conditions require Greece to rein in public spending, and that has meant hardship for Greeks who have lost their jobs or who now pay more for essential services.

 

In 1999 the ambassador's residence was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, in an attack claimed by the now defunct radical left-wing group November 17.

 

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Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:13 | 4285774 Meat Hammer
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Wake me when incidents like these move west.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:15 | 4285801 taraxias
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Wake me up when the bullets get lodged in skulls not bare walls. 

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:26 | 4285833 Unprepared
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You wake me up, I shoot you.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:56 | 4285891 Headbanger
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Where is the Kaiser when we need him?

I can't believe it, I just did a search on the Kaiser after writing the above and found there's a Google Group discussion on that very question!

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.talk.royalty/YLkg222HASs

But maybe it was just a couple of Greek AK owners who were drunk from grieving the loss of Kalishnikov and felt like emptying a magazine in his memory.

It can happen...

But me thinks they were actually communists and thus using a Soviet weapon.

 

 

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 16:39 | 4286333 Arius
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"so far none has admitted carrying out the attack."

you might be suprised on the culprit - check with hedge funds in New York ... hint ... follow their bets ...

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:58 | 4286539 Colonel Klink
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Goldman shizzle?

They're gonna bust a cap in their Touchess. oY!

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:40 | 4285869 ZH Snob
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I hope the rest of these oligarchs take this as a warning from the people.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:22 | 4286032 USA USA
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"The raid took place at around 03:30 local time (01:30 GMT)."

 

LMAO it was a God Damn RAID!!!!!

 

I thought the Greeks had Gun Control?

Seems to work pretty well there....

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:39 | 4286069 Bokkenrijder
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A video message has just been released by the spokesperson, a certain Mr Panos, of the group who is probably responsible for the shots:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvl9N9GdraQ

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:13 | 4285781 Rory_Breaker
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What a waste, they could have taken out a couple of banksters. Don't waste those bullets dammit!

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:26 | 4285824 Wolferl
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Yep, since the Greeks still have money to waste for bullets, it´s about time to give them a new round of austerity. Mr. Schäuble, your turn!

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:33 | 4285850 Wolferl
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And, btw Greeks, next time you plan to shoot at our ambassadors residence, please, make sure to buy and use a new Heckler & Koch assault rifle, using Kalashnikovs is soo pathetic. Thx.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:23 | 4286941 Escapedgoat
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News from Greece point out it was your boys that did that fabricated assault anyone knows that shooting at the wall is not harming anyone. Shooting even the windows might have a chance of hurting somebody. So to conclude this you would think that the Byzantine plots had a language other than Greek  I Suppose. You obviously take the Greeks for idiots. As for their neighbors the Italians already practiced GLADIO. Read up it will do you some good.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:24 | 4285829 silvermail
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Banksters: We will try to limit them. We've already forced governments in Greece and Spain to criminalize protests. We will use our mainstream media propaganda to mobilize conflict interests in economical and ideological level between groups and prevent massive, uncontrolled protests and riots, as we did in Greece. We will also use the known propaganda to divide peoples. Germans will blame PIIGS for their suffering. We will use propaganda in full force to distract public from us. Don't you see? Free market is a fairytale because we can adjust it perfectly to serve our interests!

http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2013/12/an-imaginary-dialogue-between...

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:14 | 4285782 remain calm
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Give me your money or I will kill you.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:39 | 4286096 disabledvet
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You need to fill out this form first Mr Kalishnikov guy. After filling it out you then have to mail it to these Agencies. Upon receipt of this mailing they will then mail you a letter noting your mailing in order to confirm your request is duly noted and bring you abreast of the various other forms and imputations that need to occur before such a request can be moved to the "actively under consideration" pile. Once moved to that pile pile it along with all other considerations will be reviewed by our "committee of review" which meets bi monthly and thoroughly vets all requests to first to ascertain "is this an acceptable request to placed before the review committee" and second upon meeting the first requirement how and to what extent shall the review committee in fact review. This requires an update from the committee of "the rules of review" which meets monthly. Once the committee on the review of the rules rules on rulings for review we may then determine if in fact the rules are be followed as we review. Only at this point will we then review. From there we proceed to the advisement stage. This is when...

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:13 | 4285789 Dr. Engali
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Sounds like somebody is starting to wisen up. Now start hanging your "leadership" and  some bankers from a bridge.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:18 | 4285806 Skateboarder
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Would love to see Greece wipe the slate clean. Honor the gods of old, bring back justice.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:53 | 4285921 Headbanger
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Here ya go:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

They'd straighten this mess up in no time!

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:44 | 4286107 disabledvet
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"Hey, baby. Wanna know my secret identity?"

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:14 | 4285797 pods
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Seems that the Greeks don't know how to properly shut up and eat their peas?

Might be a drone in their future?

Watch out Big Fat Greek Weddings.  Weddings are a favorite target of our drone boys.  More visceral to end so many lives just as they are beginning.  Wait until we start bombing incubators. Then you know the empire is at an end.

pods

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:19 | 4285807 HFBondsTrader
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Guranteed Germany takes advantage of any opportunity to increase the number of "armed guards" it gets to keep within Greek borders.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:47 | 4285884 agent default
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You assume the BND had nothing to do with it.  You may be wrong.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 16:13 | 4286238 Joe A
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The BND was involved in all kinds of dubious stuff on the Balkans in the 90s and in Kosovo even a few years ago. So anything dubious in Greece is not impossible but speculation is on the why they would do this.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:21 | 4285812 deepsouthdoug
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Wonder if a Ruger was used?

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:20 | 4285816 Dr. Engali
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"Nothing, absolutely nothing can justify such an attack"

 

I guess imporverishing a whole country by making them swallow more debt to pay off their old debt qualifies as nothing.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:57 | 4285925 waterwitch
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Coming to a United States near you soon.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 16:34 | 4286311 vxpatel
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hopefully directed at the capitol...in fact, on a certain hill in the capitol....or a house...a big house...

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:02 | 4285928 Quinvarius
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The Greek Constitution Article 120 specifically mandates this attack.  It is completely justified and legal.

Article 120. Coming into force of the Constitution. The right to resist 
1. This Constitution, voted by the Fifth Revisionary Parliament of the Hellenes, is signed by its Speaker and published by the provisional President of the Republic in the Government Gazette by decree countersigned by the Cabinet and shall enter into force on the eleventh of June 1975.
2. Respect towards the Constitution and the law concurrent thereto, and devotion to the Fatherland and to Democracy constitute a fundamental duty of all Greeks.
3. Usurpation, in any way whatsoever, of popular sovereignty and of powers deriving therefrom shall be prosecuted upon restoration of the lawful authority; the limitation from which punishment for the crime is barred shall begin as of the restoration of lawful authority.
4. Observance of the constitution is entrusted to the patriotism of the Greeks who shall have the right and the duty to resist by all possible means against anyone who attempts the violent abolition of the Constitution.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 16:18 | 4286245 Joe A
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Interesting.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 18:16 | 4286587 Ghordius
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Not Applicable. The Greek Parliament is not spending less because Germany is "demanding it"

it's because it can't borrow moar *and* at the same time stay in the eurozone, which by the way it's still something over 60% of Greeks want

not that different from a gold standard situation, btw. plenty of historical precedents for credit drying up

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:10 | 4286907 Escapedgoat
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And you got your figures from where exactly?

All the main stream media are bought and paid for by the Corrupt Oligarchy. Any news is fabricated and the population knows it. Another example of this charade is the predictions in ITALY.

They gave BEPPE GRILLO prior to last elections just 0.5% . ACTUAL RESULT WAS 25.6%

And just your avatar shows exactly what you stand for the DOOMED EURO. 

Have a nice day.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:23 | 4285825 jack stephan
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You shit on these folks enough, eventually they don't care and start eyeing the death blossom button.

http://youtu.be/3NRXuwhCYiQ

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:26 | 4285826 bookwurm
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Not exactly what you what call a tight group...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkX1yH3mTU4

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:29 | 4285835 Toolshed
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Apparently, the depression extends to marksmanship as well.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:29 | 4285843 Ness.
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I see this as a good start.  Get to the range and practice.  Better luck next time.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:37 | 4285859 NIHILIST CIPHER
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Kick a dog enough times and one day he will chew off your leg. Greeks are lazy SOB's but hunger is a powerful motivator.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:43 | 4285876 Joebloinvestor
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Things can't be that bad if they can afford bullets.

Maybe they should have disarmed them before they took everything else.

Still, they are shooting at the wrong people, but then again the ones that caused it all probably left.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:52 | 4285905 rockraider3
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60 cartridges, no injuries? 

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:54 | 4285913 Quinvarius
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This was just a message.  They better listen.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:02 | 4286881 Escapedgoat
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The Gunmen, from what I read, did not shoot at the sentry that was also armed . Instead they fired at the Wall. Had they fired at the WINDOWS they might have caused some injury even if unlikely. Comments from the Greeks themselves dismiss all this as the Deep State themselves fired the shots. That being the way to bring more fascist type laws to further enslave the populace. FALSE FLAG  is written all over it and the Greeks are NOT buying into it.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:57 | 4285924 Apocalicious
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Anyone who doesn't realize Drachma 2.0 is the only possible outcome, at some point, is deluding themselves. There is no other option. They can't fully fund, they can't go full bore austere, and they can't grow. They need to massively inflate. This is pure math.

 

Oh, sure, they'll try to muddle thru and kick the can, but at some point there will be no way to pay the piper in other currency. Literally. At this point, (2 years? 5 years? 8 months?) they will launch the New Drachma, pegging it to the Euro as an alternative currency. Gov workers will begin to get Drachma based salaries. Capital will flee, as Greece based Euro holders will fear a forced conversion and de-pegging (both of which the Gov will disavow). Capital controls will be put in place. This will further weaken investment into the economy, and eventually the new Drachma will be de-pegged on a massive devlation downward and the country will officially leave the Euro as possibly even deposits are force converted.

 

Of course, because it is not imminent today, nor a happy outcome, this is "impossible." Actually, when looking at the other paths, it is just about the only possible one. 

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:01 | 4286874 123dobryden
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will someone finaly explain me how exactly will drachma and devluation serve average working folk? or economy in general? will it not only prolong neccessary hard reset?

 

the only solution is to tell creditors to FO, even if country if locked out of credit markets, that is actualy a good thing as government will not be able to indebt them and grow itself. they would have to shut down, againpositive thing as finally government and public parasites would find themself with carton boxes on the street.yes there would be a hard times, but hard times are there several years now anyway.

 

they have to find their own Batko Machno to save them...

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 20:37 | 4286977 Big Johnson
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my dear 123.... Isn't it obvious that TPTB don't want that to happen.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 21:33 | 4287096 StychoKiller
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Quite simple:  Pay off all the debt with freshly printed Drachmas!

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:06 | 4285968 Colonel Klink
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I think it was Harry shooting.  14 seconds explains it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3UMKo0Lyd4

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:11 | 4285985 MS7
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Obvious false flag. Now everyone who criticizes the euro and Germany's policies will be deemed a terrorist.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:54 | 4286164 max2205
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They must have run out of rocks to throw

 

 

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:18 | 4286009 yogibear
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A chance to make some money in sales of boiled rope, guns and ammo in Greece.

Point the mobs toward the ECB. 

Russia and China, plenty of sales of weapons in various revolting European countries against the banksters.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:25 | 4286034 BigRedRider
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Maybe the Greeks forgot an old melody of yore when Germany last visited Greece.  It goes like this:

 

Die Fahne hoch
Die Reihen fest geschlossen
S.A. marschiert
Mit ruhig festem Schritt
|: Kam'raden die Rotfront
   Und Reaktion erschossen
   Marschier'n im Geist
   In unsern Reihen mit :|

Die Straße frei
Den braunen Batallionen
Die Straße frei
Dem Sturmabteilungsmann
|: Es schau'n auf's Hakenkreuz
   Voll Hoffnung schon Millionen
   Der Tag für Freiheit
   Und für Brot bricht an :|

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:27 | 4286049 adonisdemilo
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Whatever is reported by the BBC should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Bull shit propaganda on behalf of the weierdos in a civilised society is the order of the day.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:27 | 4286058 Not_Sure
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'German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Berlin took the attack "very seriously" and "nothing, absolutely nothing, can justify such an attack"'

Hell, wars have been started over less.

 

'In 1999 the ambassador's residence was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, in an attack claimed by the now defunct radical left-wing group November 17.'

Yeah, it's not the RADICAL left this time. It's the MODERATE citizen.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:40 | 4286101 zippy_uk
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is your name Franz Ferdinand ? I have something Greek for you...

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 16:46 | 4286355 Iam Yue2
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(ATHENS, DECEMBER 30 - The percentage of Greeks that live in poverty has increased significantly in the last five years and about 14% of the Greek population lives in poverty for the year 2013, whereas in 2009 the percentage of those who lived in poverty was 2% of the country’s population.

ATHENS - One out of two Greeks would seek better luck abroad if the right opportunity arises, as GreekReporter website writes quoting an opinion poll that was conducted by Kapa Research on behalf of the newspaper To Vima.

Athens: The majority of the unemployed (71%) have had no work for 12 months or more, while 23.3% of the total have never worked. There were 3,635,905 people employed and 1,345,387 unemployed. The percentage of those who live in Greece but have foreign citizenship and are currently unemployed is large (36.6%) compared to Greeks (26.0%).

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 16:54 | 4286391 Uncle Remus
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"Roll out ze Panzers,

we'll haf a barrel of fun."

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:55 | 4286528 Colonel Klink
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Where's schultz?  Come on mein damen und herren, all together now!

Next up, Tannenboom!

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:34 | 4286481 22winmag
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It could never happen here... could it?

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:49 | 4286511 Apeman
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Good, next time try to hit him.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 19:37 | 4286818 rsnoble
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Needs to happen way more often but more carefully planned out.

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 21:36 | 4287108 StychoKiller
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Embassy guards gonna start collecting "Danger-Munny!"

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