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 - 00:00 | 2127859 palmereldritch
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Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:14 | 2127755 Yen Cross
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Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:16 | 2127759 GMadScientist
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Next time, 500...

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:19 | 2127770 Benjamin Simon
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Greece is like a girl I dated in college.  We had a nice evening. Later, after I had bought her diner and she was indebted, like Germany, I suggested I take controll of her sovereign territory. This affront she bluntly declined and ran screaming into the darkness. As you can imagine, I, like Germany, was indignant.  But to this day I bear a grudging rspect for that fleet footed minx.  Salvage your respect Greece, and depart this foul union.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:24 | 2127790 Arius
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- a big Mac to get into her panties? you still remember your bad investment decision .... cheap bastard ...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:33 | 2127887 palmereldritch
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You're still wanted in three states and Sierra Leone says she's tired of riding around in the trunk.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:24 | 2128007 JPM Hater001
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Yeah...I get ya...Like in college I did a musical and the lead asked if I wanted to get dinner after practice...then I realized I was on a date.

I felt really guilty when He bought...

I too ran screaming into the night...after a kiss goodnight...only polite you know.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:54 | 2128036 francis_sawyer
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A musical???... Seriously... A FUCKING MUSICAL???

Egad man! what were you thinking?

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:27 | 2129069 Jena
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Was it "Grease"?

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:20 | 2127772 bob_dabolina
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Bush's fault

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:20 | 2127900 GMadScientist
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Operation Gladio?


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:31 | 2127913 longdong silver
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You should blame the internet.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:21 | 2127776 Mike in GA
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The smoldering embers of discontent will receive no fanning from me.  Just like forest fires, the tiny match that starts a raging inferno consumes many innocents and cannot easily be extinguished. 

The Atlantic ocean isn't enough to firebreak a Greece fire.


Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:35 | 2127814 Conrad Murray
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2010 was the TEA Party
2011 was Occupy
2012 will be The Long Hot Summer

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:22 | 2127782 Cheyenne
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Where's that damn dog when you need him?

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:23 | 2127784 Seasmoke
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cant believe they announced this......Greek end is finally here ?

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 02:15 | 2128056 snowbaall
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Europe is toast.  What's next?

Perhaps Hitler, Franco, or Mussolini.

But at least my asshole smells fresh.

I try to look on the bright side.

We're in for a long rugh haul.

Screw it.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:24 | 2127789 Rastadamus
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Burn Babylon!

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:30 | 2127799 ekm
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In the Balkans that is qualified as equal to the fun of going to a strip club.

I am from Balkans.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:23 | 2127903 GMadScientist
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I prefer actual fucking.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:40 | 2127934 ekm
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Well, go out with your girlfriend and throw a molotov at somewhere. She will be uber turned on.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:15 | 2127984 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I dated a girl who would have liked that.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:55 | 2128037 francis_sawyer
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sure it was a girl? (innocent question)... :-)

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 02:38 | 2128071 Conrad Murray
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The above advice is solid. Proof -

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 03:18 | 2128108 Sisyphus
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Nice Bokeh; although it could be much better using a slightly expensive glass.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:38 | 2127813 Benjamin Simon
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Arius, you are the foulest of the foul sir.  I will have you know that a Big Mac, while inexpensive today (but delicious) constituted a disproportionate part of my collegiate budget. Further my good man, it was not a bad investment, but rather bad form that lost the evening.

 Sorry for the double accounting. Drinks all around.



Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:27 | 2128010 JPM Hater001
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Is there a way to vote someone off?  Big Mac is delicious...Nah my friend...the Bag Mac is both BIG and Macalishous...

Give proper respect to the jolly red hairded dude.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:58 | 2128041 francis_sawyer
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Folks... Fellow ZH'ers...

Tonight we have "officially" established a new & valid reference for THE BIG MAC INDEX...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:34 | 2128016 Calmyourself
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You remind me of Iowahawk, know him?  Iowa Hawk on Solyndra..

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:42 | 2127824 yogibear
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Molotov Cocktails.....

Watch gasoline usage in Europe increase in the coming months. Those in the US are armed for a reason. Our founding fathers  knew our government could grow to become corrupt.

First Europe, then Japan and then the US. 

When the elite banksters take everything there is nothing else to loose.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:44 | 2127832 Yen Cross
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 I'll see you (all), in Asia. Thanks for the education.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:18 | 2127998 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Is this like a Vegas vacation?

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 09:54 | 2128308 Jendrzejczyk
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After reading the surveillance article, I'm a little freaked you know I'm going to Vegas.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 23:56 | 2127853 fonzannoon
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25% of the vote in the stupid state of Nevada went to Newt Gingrich. I can't possibly fathom someone actually voting for Newt Gingrich for anything. I know the Wilford Brimley vote is still barely alive but I just can"t wrap my head around the fact that Newt Gingrich got a vote from anyone. This country is so fked.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:14 | 2127886 Vampyroteuthis ...
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fonz, you want that wealthy cock sucking mormon Romney? Romney is just a member of the squid's extended family.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:17 | 2127892 fonzannoon
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Vampy I am for Ron Paul. I could see a lot of stupid people going for the typical jerkoff Romney type guy. It is irritating but thats the way it is. Newt Gingrich getting votes is just fukin fascinatiing. He is an angry dangerous steaming pile of shit.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:00 | 2127968 bankonzhongguo
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Newt and Santorum are there to take votes away from Paul.

They cannot have a 'Liberty" candidate run neck on neck with the other fake party candidate Romney - it will turn many "true" democrats into Paul supporters.

If you look at the actual numbers in Nevada, you are talking about a couple thousand votes for these characters.  that might be 500 party hacks and their wives and kids voting for these also-rans for the expressed purposes of taking "Liberty" out of the equation.

The republicans are just as capricious as the democrats in demonizing Paul and the ideas of Liberty.

It does not matter, because under this regime and its fellow travelers by 2016 they hit "reset."


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:17 | 2127996 wisefool
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Exactly (re: santorum and Newt) In newts "press conference" tonight a reporter asked newt about how his sole campaign sponsor Sheldon Adelson, has opened up channels to Romney. Newt said of course! thats a good thing. there is no choice between Obama and Romney. 30 seconds before and after he said this, he said there is no difference between Obama and Romney.

You cant make this stuff up folks. This is how democracy dies. All the defense contractors, spiteful napoleon complex political wonks, and people over 80 are voting for Gingrich. They would simply not vote without him there. He would not be in the race without his sugar daddy funding him and now the front runner.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 02:42 | 2128076 Manthong
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"25% of the vote in the stupid state of Nevada went to Newt Gingrich"

Yeah, and more than half of them inflicted Reid on all of us for six years (again).

Has to be seepage or run off from Area 51 into the the water down there.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 03:41 | 2128117 Reptil
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Indeed. Watch all of this:
None of these three clowns are interested in the american republic apart from looting it and changing it into a fascist militairy dictatorship. You (including Robotrader) can kiss your free market goodbye, when/if that happens.

Different flavours of shit.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 01:59 | 2128042 Problem Is
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Nevada: Let Diebold Do The Voting

In 2010 many seniors voting early took videos of the Diebold screens flipping their votes to "Spineless" Hairy Reid or "Spineless" was already marked when the screen came up...

How do YOU think that worthless cocksucker got re-elected?? Every Bankster Bitch gets the Diebold advantage...

Paper ballots, bitchez...

The election fraud is rampant...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:04 | 2127860 BlackholeDivestment
BlackholeDivestment's picture the mean time, the bankrupt State of Nevada, where Casino life and prostitution are legal 24 7, the people  voted against Ron Paul.

The Supreme Court Judge said the U.S. Constitution is not good, 

...and Rosemary's Baby escapes contempt because the Judge favors the lawless one. 

 ... the World turns as Greece and Syria burn.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:08 | 2127872 Mike Cowan
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Tyler, I injured my pitching arm throwing Molotov. Delay tee time. Wife administering therapeutic massage: "Honey, that's not my arm."

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:34 | 2127918 SK8boarder
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Dude that was so funny!!!!!  I got tears in my eyes,,,

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:10 | 2127878 palmereldritch
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Cue iconic Greek collapse photo

By now they probably have special Bankster escape pods for this kind of thing

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:10 | 2127879 DaveyJones
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"angry youths" will become a redundancy

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 00:18 | 2127893 Caviar Emptor
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Global central banks respond with a coordinated offer of free massages to all angry Greeks. 


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