Spanish Ruling Party Politician Assassinated In Broad Daylight

Tyler Durden's picture

Until recently, it was mostly bankers that were the victims of a perplexing epidemic of untimely deaths, either at their own hand or the result of someone else's rage. Today that changed in Spain when hours ago a member of the ruling Partido Popular, and president of the council of Leon, Isabel Carraso, 59, was assassinated in broad daylight on a street in the center of the city of Leon. Her death was certified at 5:20 pm local time.

According to El Pais, eyewitnesses report that at about five in the afternoon, a woman shot Carrasco three times, on the Bernesga footbridge over the river at the health center of La Condesa. A man and a woman who were at that time walking along the river, heard five shots passed under the gateway. "We thought it was firecrackers," said the man to El Pais. The couple turned to the area of ??La Condesa nearest river and heard the sound of several ambulances and police cars. "We saw the body of a person lying face down with a woman standing next to her said."
 
El Pais adds that Police sources have indicated that they have arrested a woman for her alleged involvement in the murder of Isabel Carrasco. The Home Office points to the "personal vendetta" as the motive for the murder. As a result the PP party has suspended all campaign activities.

Judging by the market which is set to close at new all time highs, this latest assassination, be it for "vendetta" reasons or otherwise, is almost as bullish as the escalation of the second cold war over in Ukraine.

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RacerX's picture

"Personal vendetta". Yeah I'd say so.

redpill's picture

At least no nailguns were involved!

Pladizow's picture

Lets hope this starts a trend!

Looney's picture

...At least no nailguns were involved!

Two nekkid chicks-nailgun-slingers shooting at each other with galvanized nails! Now, THAT I would pay to see! ;-)

Looney

Say What Again's picture

BULLISH

This should be good for another 12 points on ES by the end of the session.

This was an inside job.  This guy was 59 years old and just about ready to start drawing pension from the state, which they can not afford, so they hired one of the underemployed italian professionalals to take care of the problem.  This is part of the European Union in action.

gmrpeabody's picture

Years ago, the poor slob would have light himself on fire. Now they are taking it out on somebody else..., we're making progress.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Spain will revert to the autocratic kleptocracy it had been as recently as the 1970's, amongst the cultural ruins of two generations of catastrophic birth rates and live for the moment hedonism.

max2205's picture

Gee who do you have to blow around here to stay alive? 

SumTing Wong's picture

Vendetta, as in "V for Vendetta"? But no, this chick got caught...not very smart. You might have taken out more of them. And if you had a cool Guy Fawkes mask, you might attract a following...

SWRichmond's picture

It has been estimated that there were as many as 10,000 political murders during the interwar period in Germany.  You know, after the hyperinflation...

newdoobie's picture

Tom Donohue, you better watch out, some crazy will come for you!

tonyw's picture

The woman killed was killed by a woman who had recently been fired.

 

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

And the reason that she got shot was... THE BITCH HAD IT COMING!

The humorous, (if such things can be considered humorous), bit about this was that the shooter was family to a police inspector.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

So, no parting shot from her?

ShrNfr's picture

You nailed that comment.

Winston Churchill's picture

In for a penny, in for a sixteen penny.

Winston Churchill's picture

In for a penny, in for a sixteen penny.

thethirdcoast's picture

The real question is - were any shitgums used?

firstdivision's picture

If I were to guess, one of the two is "the other woman"

SHEEPFUKKER's picture

Wait, they didn't try and claim this was a suicide? I'm confused. 

Meat Hammer's picture

They'll say the victim hired the assassin to kill her because she didn't have the guts to pull the trigger herself.

See how easy that is?

SHEEPFUKKER's picture

You are so right. Too easy!!

BigJim's picture

Mr. Hammer, I salute you.

icanhasbailout's picture

This is why Hillary cleans up her loose ends.

johnconnor's picture

she made a lot of enemies... at one point of time she had over 10 public positions (10 different paychecks coming from taxpayers) and she threated and insulted many others....

for those who speak Spanish, check this video, she won't be missed for sure...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdX-pST_wJU#t=233

Devotional's picture

Fire crackers? We europeans can't even distinguish real gunshots from firecrackers o_O

Firecrackers???? Really? 

Jethro's picture

Pretty common assumption actually.  Most people think small caliber gunfire is firecrackers.

Incoming has a very distinct sound. 

CrashisOptimistic's picture

Personal vendetta was absolutely guaranteed the moment it was clear the victim was an elite.

Quinvarius's picture

If Google is correct, she is not too bad for 59.  Most likely this was a catfight over a beefbone.

Devotional's picture

In Portugal foreigners are called "beefs"

ShrNfr's picture

To each their own, I guess, but she does not appeal to me in the least: http://www.abc.es/Media/201307/22/isabel-carrasco-entrevista--644x362.jpg

Mi Naem's picture

Maybe if she took her dentures out first, like on "Yes Man". 

knukles's picture

That's the protoplasm left after the soul has been removed.

CharlieMike's picture

It is unfortunate that you cannot unsee some things.

My fault for clicking the link.  Won't happen again.

sdmjake's picture

That eye bleach is fantastic. Thanks Sabibaby!

BigJim's picture

She's very shapely. But if she's not careful she'll get RSI of her selfie finger.

SmittyinLA's picture

way to wreck a fantasy dude

WTFx10's picture

Fuckin A! Rode hard and put away wet. Saggy is NOT hard on material.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Hey anyone that ugly deserves to get shot.

IndianaJohn's picture

By 53, all of the women have gone frigidaire.

Colonel Klink's picture

And by not too bad you mean she's hideous and you just wanted to make us look?

Barf!