Explosives Mailed To German Finance Minister Were Sent By Militant Greek Group

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Yesterday we reported that in a dramatic escalation against the lockbox of Europe's cash, a package containing explosives was found at the German finance ministry. It was, however, unclear who had sent it. Today we have an answer: according to Reuters, the militant Greek group Conspiracy of Fire Cells has claimed responsibility for the parcel bomb that was mailed to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, German police said on Thursday.

The parcel was mailed to Schaeuble from a post office branch in Athens but as discussed previously, was intercepted by the German finance ministry's mail department. The group has previously claimed responsibility for a wave of parcel bombs sent to foreign embassies in Athens in 2010.

"We still have the rage. We sent the package to Germany's finance minister as part of the second act of Nemesis Plan," the group said in a statement on the internet. "Nothing is over, everything continues." The statement did not specify what Nemesis Plan was. Police consider the claim as credible.

Needless to say, Schaeuble is perhaps the most unpopular person in Greece, more so than even Angela Merkel, perceived as the embodiment of all Greek suffering and the hardliner on austerity during the country's long financial crisis.

The Conspiracy of Fire Cells, one in a long line of violent anti-establishment groups in Greece, initially specialized in arson attacks but turned to bombings in May 2009. In 2011, six of their members were sent to prison with sentences ranging from 11 to 37 years.

 

The group has become prominent since the economic crisis erupted in Greece and is accused by police of carrying out about 150 criminal acts since 2009.

 

Its bombs typically contain small amounts of explosives packed into pressure cookers or similar containers.

According to Reuters, the police have located the post office branch from where the parcel was mailed to Schaeuble and are examining videos from a camera. "The sender did not enter the branch but placed the package inside a box outside that people use when they want to avoid lines," a police official told Reuters, declining to be named.

Greek police have been told by their German counterparts that the parcel contained explosives inside a book, connected with cables. It is not clear if the device could have exploded.

Greek post office ELTA said it uses the latest German-made X-ray equipment to detect explosives at Athens airport. A certified company operates the equipment before parcels are loaded onto planes. "There is a thorough investigation to ascertain any possible oversight from the part of the company responsible for checking all air mail that is sent abroad," ELTA said in a statement.

While ELTA said that it follows procedures set by the World Post Association and prescribed safety rules on airmail, it noted that "similar incidents have taken place in many postal operators in the world."

In an ironic twist, police said the sender's name on the package was that of senior conservative politician Adonis Georgiadis, vice president of the New Democracy party, which is currently leading the leftist-led coalition government in opinion polls. Late on Wednesday Georgiadis confirmed that his name had been used as the sender of the parcel.

"Unfortunately it is true and not funny at all. My targeting by terrorists is continuous," he said in a tweet. On the previous day, assailants attacked Georgiadis' bookstore in Athens with gas canisters, causing light damage.

And while it was probably not linked to the assassination attempt on Schauble, on Thursday an anonymous EU official said that there will likely not be a Greece edeal before the March 20 meeting, adding that "Greek authorities and creditors still quite far apart, EU official tells reporters." Cited by Bloomberg he also said that an "agreement in April could also be quite difficult to get staff-level agreement."

In light of recent negotiations between Greece and Europe, it is virtually assured that no deal with be concluded until several hours before the upcoming multi-billion Greek debt payments are due in early July.

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HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

well, economically skull fücking the EUropeons...

might have consequences?

Don't greeks know that, due to the allied ocupation EVERY single mail is opened and checked in Germany?

Looney's picture

 

Did anyone try to put a Parking Boot on Schaeuble’s wheelchair?  ;-)

Looney

tmosley's picture

If the Eurocrats don't learn their lesson from this incident (they won't), things will escalate and more and more people will join these "extremist" groups until they have an army. Then the civil war starts.

knukles's picture

"Do not touch" must be one of the scariest things to read in braille.

And while we're at it, let's be nicer to Schuable that we've been; he's a cripple after all and disagreeing with him is "crippleist"

mtl4's picture

Guy is not exactly mobile so all you'd need to do is just deliver him to the Greeks and let nature run its course, problem solved.

fx's picture

His evil doings are blowing up in his face. Well, sort of.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

RELEASED video of Mr. Panos taking full responsibility:

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

"Rest of the World, from Greece: You're welcome"

Socratic Dog's picture

More likely that Operation Gladio is back in town.  This was how it worked in the 60's and 70's.  False flags all.

InsaneBane's picture

Goebbels was also cripple..NAZI deep state confirmed. The EU benefits Germany

phungus amungus's picture

He looks to be indire need of a laxative.

buzzsaw99's picture

cowards. they probably blew off the fingers of some poor secretary.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Very funny Schaeuble face.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

Very funny Schaeuble face.

that is his face ALL THE TIME, he just hates the ones that can walk

Looney's picture

 

He also hates those who can't.  ;-)

Looney

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

He also hates those who can't.  ;-)

In Germany you HAVE to be a social misfit full of hate to be a politician, no cool happy guys, zero.

Mr Perspective's picture

If you sat at ass-level to everyone else your face would look like that too!

MrBoompi's picture

Pirates do make enemies.

asteroids's picture

It was probably labeled "Schnitzel from Bavaria". Do you think it would have been opened if it said "Feta from Sparta?"

Dr. Engali's picture

While mail may not be the best method of delivery, at least they are starting to target the right people.

Smedley's picture

It was a back handed request for mo' money!!

:D

Manipulism's picture

Not like the CIA paid muselfucks which always kill bystanders(when its not faked)

RagaMuffin's picture

I'm more surprised that Tsipras is still walking around.........

2ndamendment's picture

I don't understand why the Greeks don't just leave the EU (and the Euro) and go back to the Drachma. Ctrl + P your debt away, as hard as that might be to do. Suffer the pain now, and don't wait for the rest of Europe to come and rescue you. 

 

At least then, you can start to rebuild. 

RagaMuffin's picture

The funny part about that is the real posibility that the Dracma would be eventually worth more than the Euro

Kaeako's picture

The EU is not just a union, it's a feeling. Love, friendship, peace and a bright, progressive future for all. That is the promise of the European community.

On a more serious note, the Greeks are still convinced that Eurobonds are coming sooner rather than later. Why go to a 3rd world drachma when you can binge on more eurodebt guaranteed by Germany?

rf80412's picture

Funny how Merkel always manages to make it sound like some grim duty: Prussian soldiers marching forward on command no matter where they might be headed.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

I don't understand why the Greeks don't just leave the EU (and the Euro) and go back to the Drachma. Ctrl + P your debt away, as hard as that might be to do. Suffer the pain now, and don't wait for the rest of Europe to come and rescue you. 

 because they have to guillotine their treasonous politicians first... and somehow, they haven't

aliens is here's picture

False flag to invade Greek?

Vardaman's picture

When did John Brennan become the German Finance Minister?

Atomizer's picture

Wonder what book it was? The Road to Serfdom - Hayek? Perhaps Ahmed Mohamed is mass producing his Clock Boy to pay for legal fees. 

'Clock Boy's' Lawsuit Loss Protects Americans From Real Islamophobia - The Federalist

CHoward's picture

And that's Schaeuble's happy face!!

Grandad Grumps's picture

Schaeubel is not a good person.

It is interesting that those, in the cabal, such as Schaeubel and Obomber can find people who challenge them in an instant.

For everyone else, it is impossible to find the perpetrators.

The controllers are tipping their hand even more... both in capabilities and intent. I have to believe they are a stupid AI hive mind with hugely advanced technology.

me or you's picture

It look like NATO allies are going to end shooting at each other. 

VWAndy's picture

  I doubt this is a real event. Just more fake shit in the news. Tptb are controlling the conversation with a constant stream of silly BS.

Atomizer's picture

That's why it's so fun to make them look stupid. 

VWAndy's picture

 Its like a fillabuster in that they pick each days topic for cooler talk. Anything other then letting the honest folks talk about grown up things like rampent corruption or real accountability. No no cant have that. Must have a constant stream of BS to dominate the days chatter.

 

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Ha! Sounds so totally incompetent. What will happen if serious people take up the cause? For the protection and security of the high up officials I suggest they be housed in a high security facility with walls and barbed wire and guard towers.

Pitchman's picture

Many both within and beyond America's borders labor under the delusion that US policy is determined by the nation's elected representatives amid a careful balancing act between the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government. In reality, the inner workings of US policy resemble nothing of the sort.

 

Exposing the Real Deep State

 

UnschooledAustrianEconomist's picture

OT, but have to dump it somewhere at ZH.

https://www.rt.com/news/380970-europe-religion-wars-turkey/

Turkish FM: "Soon wars of religion may and will start in Europe...."

tbone10's picture

People are tired of this bullshit