Angry Youths Attack House Of Greek President Papoulias; Hurl Rocks, Molotov Cocktails

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Instead of defaulting a long time ago (when we first suggested it should) when it could have pulled an Iceland, taken a bitter pill, hyperinflated the drachma and in the process delevered overnight, if at a big social cost of losing its welfare safety net (which it is about to lose anyway courtesy of the PSI and OSI), and not be held captive to bigger geopolitical interests, and hostage to the banker superclass, Greece very likely could have been on the road to recovery now, granted with a totally different political regime. Instead, the political regime is the same, Greece is more in debt than ever before, the economy is in shambles, the banks have seen two straight years of bank runs, and most importantly the people now are poorer and more disenchanted than ever, and as the following story indicates, about to get far angrier than any Syntagma square riot cam (which is about to come back with a PayPerView vengeance) has shown to date. According to Kathimerini, late on Saturday evening, "A group of between 30 and 50 youngsters attacked the house of President Karolos Papoulias."

"The result of the attack was some minor damage to the entrance of the house at Asklipiou Street in central Athens and to the car that Papoulias uses. The hooded youngsters, who arrived by motorbike and on foot just after 8 p.m, hurled a Molotov cocktail, rocks and paint at the house but stopped short of attacking the two guards at the President’s house. Papoulias was inside at the time of the attack. Police is searching for those responsible for the unexpected attack." And while the fact that discontented Greeks are willing to attack the most porminent political figure is in itself not shocking, the fact that it is being publicly announced is quite disturbing, as it opens up the population to the realization that one can express anger and hostility at one's rulers - an oppressive regime that has been benefitting the banking oligarchical superclass at the expense of the general population. Consider it yet another "Sparatcus" moment. How many more of these before the Athens parliament is overrun? Or how much longer before the people realize they have notthing to lose?

Because it's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything...

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Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:24 | 2127905 SMG
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Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:58 | 2128040 Sam Clemons
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Is there an Illuminati playing card set?

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 02:35 | 2128069 erumisato
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That's actually a brilliant idea. Print up the deck and disseminate it far and wide. I'm still unsure as to who gets the honor of being the Ace of Spades. Rothschild? The Black Pope? One of those Italian fucks who's family has had billions ever since Romulus was offed? 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:08 | 2129155 MarcusLCrassus
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Who's going to do this?


Makes the targeting easier for the masses and helps all to understand specifically who are the true Public Enemy #1s. 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:09 | 2128668 slewie the pi-rat
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this is where ori's "post" would appear if he hadn't desecrated another of tyler's gems w/ his spamming.  again

thank you for your attention!   L0L!!!

is it just me, or has somebody else noticed that that botoom link is to the fightClubTM screenplay, which apparently can be read while eating, drinking, smoking joking & toking;  and please remember, do NOT read & drive!

Giants 4  Pats  1   fade that, BiCheZ! 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:19 | 2128701 Hulk
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Howd de Pats get a one, oh ORI replacement ???

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:51 | 2128743 slewie the pi-rat
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more like an ori xtra point, hulk

when the "field judges" saw the replay, they took away the 'touchdown'!

i figure they left the extra point b/c tyler had the [4-1]  $1000 square on the finalScorePo0l10X10Grid.  so i put this up, not as merely a cautionary tale against asswipe trolls, but to remind the gambling zeroHeads that we are gonna have at least 2 days of comments on what the zeroHedge-"adjusted" score should be before we pay out the $1,000-a-square final "adjusted" zH score which will be determinged by a panel of pirates~~same as the "reaLTM"Score!

[when celente wanted a $1000 square, tyler said:  no, slewie!  he's too much of a whiner when he loses!]

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:17 | 2127995 non_anon
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young youths, rise up in the US!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 09:28 | 2128285 midtowng
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If our youth did the same thing they would be labeled terrorists, and get a quick trip to Gitmo to be tortured.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:21 | 2128934 slewie the pi-rat
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the thing about the US is that we have our "youth" like any culture or state but also a citizenry legally armed and (depending on "interpretation"?) Constitutionally deputized, too!  but not to throw things.  which may be why people aren't throwing things!  L0L!!!

thePeople just aren't in a big rush today, and no "final" decisions have yet been made.  so we're just popcornBowling4zH and tring to consider just wtf we are actually lQQking at, together, here, and wtf the "messages" about US are, too!  

welcome to america, BiCheZ!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 05:25 | 2128159 zuuuueri
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This smells bad- of all the people in the greek government to aim one's outrage at, the president is the least- the president in greece has almost no power, and papoulias only became president anyway because he was a compromise between all the parties - of all those filthy politicians he is one of the least filthy. This is why this smells bad to me , like something manufactured. When we hear of the PM, or cabinet ministers, or gpap, house getting similar attention, then we might start to think it is genuine. the president has had no involvement in this festival of bullshit going on in greece, aside from being muscled and rushed into signing papers for procedure's sake on a few occasions. Inside greece, it's all in the parliament, the party leaders, the PM and cabinet... and the couple hundred really rich people connected to those.


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 07:48 | 2128231 nicxios
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Papoulias has been cheerleading for Parliament and the P,M. Plus he made inflammatory comments during the parade protests in October. People really dislike him as much as all the other thieves in Parliament.

Not to say you're wrong, there's plenty of evidence that the 'hooded youths' are in cahoots with the State Police as well. Perhaps someone is sending a message to him.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 11:46 | 2128491 Bam_Man
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The fact that Papoulias is a mere figurehead probably accounts for the fact that he has only 2 goons guarding his residence.

The fact that he has only two goons guarding his residence is probably duh reason duh yutes chose him as their target.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 07:46 | 2128230 Die Weiße Rose
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Ahmeexnal, RISE UP !!

I have been waiting for some fat arsed Girly-Boy like you to Rise up ....

but all I get is bullshit talk....

and gutless wonders attacking third world countries with happy trigger fingers

and fascist dreams of intelligent design and delusions of Napoleonic megalomanic world domination phobia

shooting missiles from drones via remote control from behind a screed half a world away

at some innocent civilians, trying to survive in a war-torn Afghanistan.

Killing Reuters Journalists and firing machinegun bullets from a helicopter gun ship

at  children of starving families walking in the ravaged streets below

 Light them up !!  Light them up !!  Light them up !!  Pull that trigger fat Girly-Boy !!

Rise up !!  Rise up !!

Pulling the trigger while hiding behind a Computer screen somewhere in the fascist State of America,

the land of Greed, Murder and Crime by Cowards and Fat gutless Wonders .

When someone exposes these crimes against humanity, this fraud and this

betrayal of trust by the US Government against its own people,

fat slops like you, sit on their fat Arse, watch TV and just keep silent.

You watch Greek Riots, while they shoot the messenger at home,

people who speak out against US warcrimes, as Bradly Manning did.

You turn a blind eye while your own Government commits Warcrimes and shoots the Messengers

who expose their evil deeds and crimes against humanity!

You try to silence those who speak out, the free press and sites like wikileaks,

because you are complicit, you are a coward and you will never rise up !!

People like you will never rise up !!

you will keep silent because your fascist government has enslaved and silenced you!

You are complicit now, sitting in your armchair, watching your FOX TV and you get excited

when you can watch a protest march in Greece on the TV "News."

That way you can forget about your own cowardice,

your own complicit silence of the crimes comitted:

Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,

the out of control US National Debt of 15,300,000,000,000 (15.3 trillion of Debt)

a grit-locked and hamstrung US Congress with a President paid for by wall street arms dealers,

and 310 million Americans who sit on their fat arses

and watch Greek Public Servants Riots on their TV screen

while doing absolutely zero about their own shit at home !

Rise Up !!

zero probability in the US of fat A'ss !!


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 09:27 | 2128284 midtowng
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If this had happened in the United States, the youth would be labeled terrorists (and not just terrorists, but al-Quaeda) and disappeared in Gitmo to be tortured.

Land of the Free and all that.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:04 | 2127716 lolmao500
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People are truly free when they have nothing to lose... will the Greek president free his people like Moses did the jews?

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 22:58 | 2127718 Yen Cross
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 Global Realignment!

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:27 | 2127787 Zero Govt
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Goldman Realignment more "friendly visits" to Greece for them

It'll have to be 'neutral' territory from now on, for fear of bankers being skinned

Presumably that's why they meet in Davos, Switzerland.. the only country that still has a modicum of respect for banking and the only safe country for walking-dead zombie bwankers to discuss sucking the blood of various nations taxpayers

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:30 | 2127796 Yen Cross
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As in TROIKA? Or possibly the IMF " meat puppets"?  good post.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 22:58 | 2127720 buckethead
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Not sure this is a good thing, but it now seems inevitable.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 22:59 | 2127721 Bansters-in-my-...
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No sense being greedy with cocktails.....

Here ,have a drink on me...

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:01 | 2127726 Ponzi Unit
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Vacation in Greece next year?

The dollar will go a long way in new drachmas.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:04 | 2127728 vintageyz
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Celente commentary fits well here

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:52 | 2127848 Conrad Murray
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That movie quote makes me think there needs to be a ZH movie night. Some rogue website hosting a showing of Fight Club. Add an IRC channel, bag of popcorn, and some intoxicants...good times to be had by all.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:04 | 2127729 wee-weed up
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"A group of between 30 and 50 youngsters attacked the house of President Karolos Papoulias."


The "house" of Obama next?

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:21 | 2127780 f16hoser
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The White House belongs to the American people. Obama, IMO, is a  "Squatter!"

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:31 | 2127802 Conrad Murray
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There's always the shady deal Rezko house.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 03:56 | 2128122 Al Gorerhythm
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He's just the waterboy. Who placed him there? Who will you have to fight to remove them?

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:41 | 2127827 jwoop66
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you just earned a visit from homeland security

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:58 | 2127856 wee-weed up
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I seriously doubt... what's that... wait just a minute... let me answer that knock at my door...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:25 | 2129065 Jena
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If they decide to visit, I don't think you'll hear a knock.  More like the whine of a chain saw...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:58 | 2127961 zebra
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and free unlimited groping too.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:31 | 2128754 Zero Debt
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Free as in free groping indeed

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:52 | 2128999 zebra
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the land of free groping.

only in the USA, product of USA, as seen on TV!!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:52 | 2129000 zebra
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the land of free groping.

only in the USA, product of USA, as seen on TV!!

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:04 | 2127731 HungrySeagull
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One big fat greek bust.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:15 | 2127991 JPM Hater001
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Someone told me once about Greeking my lover...Hmmm, I think I get the greater context now.

Step one...get behind

Step two...turn large ring on finger around....

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:15 | 2127738 lolmao500
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Greek youth : doing more in one night with 50 people than Occupy Wall Street over months and millions of people. Those 50 people have understood the bottom line : you can't reason with banksters puppets.


3 steps of resisting tyranny :

1. Protest

2. Physical citizen arrest.

3. You know what 3 is.

1 obviously doesn't work. Next step is 2. Vandalism is between 2 and 3.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:38 | 2127819 IndicaTive
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Now if they only had Facebook they could really come together.


/sort of

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:49 | 2128033 francis_sawyer
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Just a bit of tomfoolery by those wacky Greek youth on a Saturday Night...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 04:20 | 2128134 Zero Govt
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4. Stop Paying Your Taxes

(cut the suckers off)

Zero Tax = Zero Govt 

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:09 | 2127740 virgilcaine
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They want blood can't say I blame them. They've been royally screwed over.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:09 | 2127741 booboo
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The "yutes" must have realized they will soon be boiled off for banker financed tank track grease. 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:17 | 2127994 JPM Hater001
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Whats a yute?

Sorry your honor, the youths...Bitchez.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 02:33 | 2128064 Manthong
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I’m sure I don’t have to ax ya if you thought Marisa Tomei was hot in that flick.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 11:53 | 2128508 Bam_Man
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She was hot. But hot in a Bensonhurst kind of way.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:17 | 2127742 Zero Govt
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Lookin Good

'Pop' there goes European Community Policing ..bit of an up-hill struggle from hereon with that one!

When the Judges of the European Court of Human Rights start running for the hills you know the EU Project has passed its peak ..Belgium being bankrupt and having no Govt is another key indicator along the way

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:13 | 2127750 nick howdy
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Good keep going. Do it already . God Dammit. You Greeks, should have had your politicians up on a rope last year.

The world is waiting for you..To see strength..To make us all stronger....


Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:12 | 2127751 Atomizer
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