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Attempt Made On Deutsche Bank Head's Life: Explosive Package Addressed To CEO Intercepted, ECB Return Address Given

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It seems that popular anger at the banker minority will no longer be confined to tent-based vigils in public parks. In Germany, someone just escalated a bit to quite a bit. The irony, in this case, is that the package was addressed from the ECB. If it weren't for a potentially sensitive topic, the amusing implications could be severe. From Reuters: "A suspected parcel bomb addressed to Deutsche Bank chief executive Josef Ackermann was intercepted at a Deutsche office in Frankfurt on Wednesday, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said. The package was discovered around 1 p.m. Frankfurt time (7 a.m. EST/1200 GMT) in a mailroom, the official said. Initial analyses by investigators confirmed that it contained explosives and extra shrapnel, he told Reuters. A spokesman for Deutsche Bank in New York declined to comment. After receiving reports about the package, the New York Police Department stepped up security around Deutsche Bank's offices in New York and also notified corporate security executives around the city, the law enforcement official said. The official said the suspected bomb carried a return address from the European Central Bank, which is also headquartered in Frankfurt."


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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:39 | 1955991 Gubbmint Cheese
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Ho Ho Ho..


Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:41 | 1956012 o_rly
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Ackermann sould know better than to cut Draghi in line for the after-summit buffet.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:48 | 1956032 Pladizow
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Max Keiser's, Silver Liberation Army?

Perhaps the NYPD will now get another bribe/protection money, I mean donation!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:54 | 1956113 ZerOhead
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News Update:

The bomb was detected just before leaving the DB offices. Apparently Ackermann had written RETURN TO SENDER on the device.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:08 | 1956229 BigJim
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I still think OBL would have targetted Goldman and the Fed if he'd done just a little more research.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:17 | 1956272 mrgneiss
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I for one am completely surprised not more of this is happening...........I guess that's what happens when you have obedient, politically correct little sheeple.

I'm shocked no attempts have been made on Corzine yet......I would have guessed he'd be at the top of many people's list.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:26 | 1956523 Mauibrad
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@mrgneiss It take the ratty ass masses a little while to figure out what to do about those types of things.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 21:35 | 1956945 AldousHuxley
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It didnt' go off did it?


it is a setup...excuse for a police state.


You'd better believe it. Russia bombed a whole apartment building to start colonization of old soviet block and killed all investigate journalists.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 19:35 | 1956687 11b40
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You know where Corzine is?  No?  Neither does anyone else.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 20:16 | 1956773 mrgneiss
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He's been found, and apparently he's done a 180.........

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:30 | 1956278 ZerOhead
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News Update #2:

The EXTRA SHRAPNEL turned out to be 10B Euros of DB Greek bonds the ECB bought on the secondary market. Looks like everyone is trying to get these hot potatoes off of their books before they explode!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:32 | 1956333 reboot this mofo
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Jim, that is funny -- but here is the thing: Bin Laden was a fabled enemy.

A CIA creation, who operared under the code name of "Tim Osmen"

The bankers and the gangsters and the DVD knew exactly who to hit that day.

Again, don't want to get all serious on ya.

I mean, we almost lost a Nazi today!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:59 | 1956432 Dugald
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Just another plan that failed to go with a boreing!!!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:58 | 1956152 mkkby
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WTF is US law enforcement doing in Frankfurt when there's fraud to be investigated here?

Fuck everything to do with the USSA.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:07 | 1956465 walküre
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Indeed. What are they doing in Frankfurt?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:21 | 1956510 Ratscam
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1 pm frankfurt time and 7 am EST. no that,s a heck of a time difference for two continents that only move every 1 million years by one time zone.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:36 | 1956558 lakecity55
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"Don't let a crisis go to waste--" The Rahmster. So, what's a bomb in Krautville got to do with the Gestapo cracking down in the US? Papers, please, mein herr.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:22 | 1956301 max2205
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What, no picture...come on!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:34 | 1956339 earleflorida
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they buried it at sea, mine you

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:45 | 1956384 jonan
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you sir, have won...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:45 | 1956036 walcott
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lmao. Needed that. Thanks cheese!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:02 | 1956181 TheLooza
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welcome to the party pal!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:07 | 1956221 Deadpool
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oh those wacky Germans, sure know how to pull a prank. goofy guys.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 20:51 | 1956832 Buck Johnson
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This is too much. 

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:39 | 1955993 taniquetil
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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:42 | 1956020 duo
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so far good for 8-9 ES points

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:43 | 1956022 navy62802
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Extra bullish.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 22:22 | 1957039 UP Forester
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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:40 | 1955995 gojam
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Archduke Franz Joseph Ackerman ?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:46 | 1955999 GeneMarchbanks
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Boom goes the Deutsche Bank!

No more eating out for bankstaz in Europe.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:53 | 1956119 Ghordius
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It is funny but...'s not that long ago that top bankers were routinely killed by the Red Brigades, in Germany, in Italy, and a few other places

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:59 | 1956155 GeneMarchbanks
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Did you see a fuckin' "LOL"? I'm not laughing. This ain't #occupy. This continent has seen much more blood than it'll ever admit...



Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:04 | 1956194 redpill
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Karma is a harsh mistress.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:26 | 1956316 Ghordius
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My fault, I took it for dry British Humour, not the first time...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:06 | 1956213 lolmao500
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Or so you were told. The red brigades seems like good guys. Or were they special ops working for the elite?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:31 | 1956330 Ghordius
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special ops working for the elite?
Well, in the Sovjet Union the elite was called "Nomenklatura", "those on the lists"... Yes, for this elite, if you want

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:22 | 1956514 Optimusprime
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Would that be the "Red Brigades" secretly funded by the CIA?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:36 | 1956553 Use of Weapons
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You need to pay more attention:


Italy Red Brigade had a large amount of false flag ops from the CIA in there.



Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:38 | 1956568 lakecity55
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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 19:11 | 1956643 Use of Weapons
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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 21:43 | 1956935 leftcoastfool
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"'s not that long ago that top bankers were routinely killed by the Red Brigades, in Germany, in Italy, and a few other places"


Früher war alles besser...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:41 | 1956001 SamAdams1234
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And I thought it would be a sharpened gullotine blade. Who knew.

Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness.
Jean-Paul Marat

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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:40 | 1956004 SilverTard
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So it begins...



Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:37 | 1956351 earleflorida
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not official til a powder scare

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:54 | 1956408 blu
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Q: What do you call a package full of explosives and shrapnel sitting in the mailroom at DB?

A: A good start.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:40 | 1956005 Sophist Economicus
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Yup, it's finally getting stupid.    The mobs are being unleashed....

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:43 | 1956018 Ragnar24
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Apparently the mobs are buying equities because the usual afternoon ramp job is in effect on seemingly no new rumors/news -- did FT say something?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:44 | 1956031 Divided States ...
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what happened to the life boat rescue rumor from FT yesterday? that caused a huge run-up yesterday

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:40 | 1956006 boom goes the d...
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Boom goes the dynamite!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 22:26 | 1957044 UP Forester
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I don't think it was dynamite, and probably wouldn't go boom.

I think it was nut-sweat-soaked PETN carefully concealed in the "extra shrapnel" underwear.


Or maybe the new Nike product, "Da Bomz"....

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:41 | 1956008 vegas
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Anger at bankers; who would have thunk it?

Late afternoon HFT melt up to warm Santa's helpers.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:41 | 1956009 fuu
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"It seems that popular anger at the banker minority will no longer be confined to tent-based vigils in public parks."


Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:52 | 1956107 NotApplicable
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This event is likely no more legitimate than the other. As always, it isn't the action that matters, but the REACTION.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:41 | 1956011 gimli
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Sometimes fruitcake is a more acceptable gift

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:37 | 1956564 Use of Weapons
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Counting on all those silver dimes added in there to choke them to death is a little 18th Century, but we'll give you it due to your Dwarven heritage.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:45 | 1956583 Jendrzejczyk
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...and just as welcome.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:41 | 1956013 distopiandreamboy
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That'll cut your rate for ya

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:42 | 1956021 mayhem_korner
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Ted Kasczynski vacationing in Frankfurt.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:43 | 1956023 ZeroPoint
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Bernanke is really working hard to put the squeeze on Germany. He's going to have to get the CIA to work harder.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:43 | 1956025 Comay Mierda
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I'm all for putting these fuckers in jail, but trying to blow their heads off is way out of line.  any kind of violence will backfire and bring in the police state with an iron fist.

i wouldnt be surprised if this package was sent by the CIA, though.  they certainly wouldnt mind bringing in martial law

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:47 | 1956073 NotApplicable
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I'd be surpised if it wasn't sent by some "intelligence" agency.

"Let's you and him fight!" is the oldest trick in the book.

So, how will this affect Rehn's "EU drop dead" deadline?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:54 | 1956111 The Fonz
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They are stealing everything, the govts are helping them do it. What other result could there be but violence? I am less concerned with the apperance of voilence than the fear it was anticipated and counted upon. Problem, reaction, solution. What is the solution?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:22 | 1956299 dwdollar
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You're kidding right? The police state is already here.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:39 | 1956361 grovernors
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I agree force is not the way to stop force.  We have been enslaved by the intellect and only the intellect will free us.

"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or accept and retain any present, pension,office, or emolument of any kind whatever,from any emperor, king, prince, foreign power, or secret society, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them." tona2009
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 20:01 | 1956743 dwdollar
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"I agree force is not the way to stop force."


Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:15 | 1956491 LFMayor
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"way out of line"
Yeah, and harsh language at protests and your Vote is working so well in getting them to quit fraudulent practices and abide by the law.

Violence, that might cure it though.  Just have to do it all at once, like old Nic wrote.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:40 | 1956574 lakecity55
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Right On! CIA/NATO op.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:43 | 1956026 Boston
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Better luck next time?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:43 | 1956027 slaughterer
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What is this late-day rally based on?   I feel out of the loop here.  ECB rate cut leak?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:56 | 1956136 navy62802
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Krugman's space aliens are invading, didn't you hear?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:37 | 1956350 Mesquite
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Look at the DOW ..(can't have it not finish in the green, now can we..?)

Happens often...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:44 | 1956030 chunga
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Now we know pepper spray is food. Deutsche is over-reacting. Bombs don't hurt.

If corporations are people what kind of person would Duetsche be?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 21:27 | 1956918 BigJim
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A Duetsche Bag?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:45 | 1956033 f16hoser
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Maybe it was a really big watch? "Here's the ROLEX you ordered with clients funds...."

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:45 | 1956035 NotApplicable
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I can only imagine what the shipping costs were.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:45 | 1956040 Banksters
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Recently Deutsche bank tried to foreclose on a 103 year old woman.  She lived in the home for 53 years but fell behind on her payments.  When the cops showed up, they refused to kick her out.  


I  guess the natives are restless.  What's  a poor bankster to do?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:49 | 1956086 infinity8
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How the hell did she still owe after 53 years?! At 103 she should be old enough to know better.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:02 | 1956142 hardcleareye
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Her grandson took out a mortgage against it and took the money and ran...  the question is did she understand what she was agreeing to when she signed the documents...  like the bankers really care.

How many people do you know well that are over the age of 80?  How about 90?   Age, more so great age, 90 plus, takes a toll on your mental capabilities.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 19:57 | 1956732 RiverRoad
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Are you kidding?   90 is the new 70 thanks to all the modern medical miracles.  Everyone who can, and that's a lot of folks now, is working into their 70's ie. very little attrition or new job openings.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 22:35 | 1957063 UP Forester
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Have no fear.  The new Independent Payment and Advisory Board ("Death Panel" beancounters) will take care of them pesky senior citizens taking up all them jobs.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:46 | 1956042 sabra1
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people, this is a signal for all insiders to get out of the markets now, before it goes BOOOOM!!!!!!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:46 | 1956043 Threeggg
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Is this why the markets just went full "Bullishit" ?

The market is all over the fucking place  WTF !

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:46 | 1956053 rmsnickers
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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:47 | 1956065 Martial
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We need TSA in all banks!!! lol

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:50 | 1956092's picture

They could just let Uncle Leo open the packages.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:47 | 1956071 Sudden Debt
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To bad he survived... It would be kind of cool if a bankster got killed by a unabomber :)

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:47 | 1956074 my puppy for prez
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A self-inflicted false flag could be in play real threat, yet a desperate attempt to garner sympathy towards the banksters and make THEM look like the victims!  

Don't rule this out....they ARE desperate, after all!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:53 | 1956118 Vince Clortho
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Gave you a bump for understanding how the game is played.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:57 | 1956143 NotApplicable
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Absolutely. Like when all of anthrax letters went out to certain DC occupants. Then only later did we find out that the WH staff had started taking Cipro a month earlier, for no apparent reason.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:37 | 1956353 Odin
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Could be false flag... But then again, if it were, it could backfire on them and inspire more renegades to man up and start doing this kind of shit...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 21:22 | 1956900 Totentänzerlied
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"inspire more renegades to man up and start doing this kind of shit..."

Thus inviting a crackdown and a propaganda blitz to whip up mass hysteria in order to convince the sheep to surrender even more property/privacy/liberties/privileges/CONTROL.

Sounds eerily familiar because as we all know the same country wrote the book on these tactics.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:40 | 1956573 Use of Weapons
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That isn't the half of it.

I'd put some effort into looking into the "mastermind" who "committed suicide when detected" ~~ hint: high level bioweapons guy, in full pay of the State, who had a lot to do with another dodgy b/chem deployment a while back.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:42 | 1956371 Mesquite
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Annd Despicable....

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:44 | 1956379 MachoMan
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There have been many of these types of things in the last few years...  the problem is that via our control mechanisms, we've become too numb to care...  there are only so many times you can cry wolf...  the bar has been raised so significantly during our endless national security threat barrage that the would be planners and their minions have lost the appetite to do so...  aside from the fact that I'm not even sure where the bar is anymore (and neither are they)...  we've already had a few bullshit wars predicated on fraudulent premises...  gonna have to try hard to top that...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:44 | 1956581 lakecity55
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The Banksters have dicked up so much, you no longer know if it's AQ (CIA) or Taliban (CIA) or KGB (CIA) or  Rothschild (CIA) or The CIA (CIA). Don't believe anything the Kenyan or his pupeteers have him say. Barry is just Hillary with a deep voice.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:58 | 1956422 blu
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I would give this thesis about even odds of being correct.

The return address of the ECB is not the sort of joke a furious outsider would have bothered with. Someone in on the joke was perhaps being too cute by half.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 20:58 | 1956857 Jupiter
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No, the return address is something that would be part of any scheme.

Who would mail a box without a return address? And which address would a potential terrorist specify?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:57 | 1956616 BoNeSxxx
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Yes but not until after Christmas.  They need all the good little protein globs spending FRNs on Chinese crap until then.  After that, they can be Soylent Green.

Ho, Ho, Ho indeed.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 20:00 | 1956737 RiverRoad
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Yeah, probably mailed it to himself just for the sympathy vote.  Good luck there.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:48 | 1956076 TheAkashicRecord
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Reminds me of this article from WSJ the other week

Why Bankers Should Be Grateful for Occupy Wall Street

On the original "Black Friday"—not the shopping day after Thanksgiving, but Sept. 24, 1869, when Jay Gould cornered and crashed the gold market—fury was in the air. "An angry mob gathered…howling for vengeance," wrote historian Maury Klein in his biography "The Life and Legend of Jay Gould," and "a company of militia was hurriedly ordered into readiness." Gould slunk out a backdoor to safety, guarded by a gang of armed thugs.

In 1877, a speculator who had lost money betting against Gould ambushed him on the sidewalk, slugging the financier and then flinging him down an eight-foot flight of stairs into the basement of a barber shop. Gould was battered but unbowed, although he never again walked the streets without a bodyguard.

In 1891, an assassin tried to kill the investment banker Russell Sage by detonating 10 pounds of dynamite. The bomber and Sage's secretary were killed; Sage survived, perhaps by using a messenger as a human shield. In 1892, an anarchist shot Henry Clay Frick point-blank in the neck; the mogul survived. J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, among other financial barons, faced frequent death threats.

In September 1920, a bomb went off in a horse-drawn wagon parked in front of J.P. Morgan & Co. on Wall Street, killing 40 people; the criminal was never found.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:07 | 1956217 3ringmike
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Sounds like those banksters are hard to kill.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:22 | 1956300 magpie
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Eric Muenter (1871–1915)

He moved to the U.S. and taught German language courses. Muenter opposed the U.S.'s supplying of armaments to Germany's enemies in World War I. On July 2, 1915, at 11:40 PM, a bomb exploded in the Senate reception room of the Capital Dome in Washington, D.C. The next day, Muenter shot J. P. Morgan, Jr. twice in the groin at the latter's Glen Cove, Long Island, New York house. Muenter was thwarted and captured in this attack. He was charged with both assaults and soon after committed suicide while in prison

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:19 | 1956506 LFMayor
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 Glock Glock in the jimmah, know what I'm sayin?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:48 | 1956077 Dr. Engali
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ECB to Douche bank.. Stop writing scaremonger pieces trying to intimidate us into printing

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:48 | 1956082 firstdivision
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I am actually amazed this didn't happen sooner with all the anger and resentment that has been building since 2008.  Watch out for bikes on the sidewalk.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:04 | 1956193 Dr. Richard Head
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Most people are actually non-aggressive in their actions and still hold the belief that working the system will yield results.  I find that more often in life government is the aggressor on the people and people just want to be left the funk alone.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:49 | 1956087 the not so migh...
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early signs of more comming

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:49 | 1956090 Don Diego
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finally some of the far left braindead are doing something useful for a change instead of being the useful idiots of the bankers. They took long to figure out the game, didn't they?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:04 | 1956192 NotApplicable
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No, you've just taken the bait, and assumed such. The game, btw, is divide and conquer. The more they can stir people up, the more they can utilize their energy against them.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:51 | 1956098 steelrules
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Lone wolf, false flag or are we finally seeing the beginning of end of the corrupt system that has enslaved the world for over a 100 years.

200 million guns in the US 80 million registered owners, the bankers and governments better figure it out PDQ. 

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:02 | 1956178 NotApplicable
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It's a false flag, because the current system is ending, and 2012 approaches, ushering us into the next age of all-out war.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:06 | 1956208 Vince Clortho
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This looks like an old stunt out of the Elite Globalist playbook.

Mock Attack generated to justify cracking down on "terrorists".

They will use this as a pretext to generate support for NDAA 2012, which contains provisions to imprison Americans indefinitely with no trial.

Some "Lone nut" will end up getting framed for this.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:54 | 1956101 bank guy in Brussels
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Alfred Herrhausen, head of Deutsche Bank, was killed by a car bomb in Frankfurt on 30 November 1989.

In an interview, I believe it was Josef Ackermann himself, who was asked about a possible 'debt jubilee' to wipe out a lot of the bad debt in Europe, and Ackermann responded by joking that if he advocated that, he might suffer the same fate as Herrhausen.

Ackermann has been a little quiet recently, as if not quiet co-operating with some of the recent positionings of his banking colleagues.

Just sayin'.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:01 | 1956439 blu
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+1 interesting

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:06 | 1956464 Market Efficien...
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Exactly that was my first thought and I remember the statement, it was Ackerman. Herrhausen back in 89 was at the core of Bilderberg and obviously publicly denied their motion. It turned out, the assassination plot was way to sophisticated for left wing extremists and the responsibility claims were fake. When noone really cared much any more, it came to light that German intelligence was involved and Deutsche Bank board and security service were at least aware of what was going on.

The Ackerman plot was probably just a threat, a serious attack would have succeeded.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:16 | 1956495 Market Efficien...
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Ackerman too is a Bilderberger and head of IBF. As his statements became more social, his close ties to German government were cut, he was openly critisized within Deutsche's board and plans to have him head the DB supervisory board were buried. His position will be taken by Paul Achleitner, Allianz CFO and former CEO of the German GS branch.

If you follow Ackermann's trails, you will recognize a dramatic change in his personal view and statements as the crisis picked up steam.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:52 | 1956104 navy62802
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Apparently, the NYPD has now placed local banks on "bomb alert" since this incident happened.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:06 | 1956189 falak pema
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Maybe its the desperate, tragic ghost of DSK looking for a hooker in the DB premises, as he cannot visit the iMF anymore!

"Oh to find me a banker's muse to amuse my deviant passion for mounting derivative schemes  laid out bare, spread-eagled helpless, desperate but genial eleventh hour play between Queen Angela and Duke Sarkozy, I'll make her feel cosy and as sexy as Angelina Jolie, my own fantastic chef d'oeuvre! They can't win without me, Don't they realise that, the fools!"

Damn, the french are every where!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:04 | 1956195 Dr. Engali
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Anything to keep the sheeple scared and in the need of protection by the supreme ruler of Bloomfuckistan.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:49 | 1956601 lakecity55
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Wicked! A blast radius from Germany to NYC. Time for "Hands On" by the TSA!


Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:04 | 1956105 falak pema
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there is a smell of something fishy, rotten eggs, in Deutschland-Denmark, new Elsinore.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:53 | 1956114 Kaiser Sousa
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like the good book says...

'Thou shalt not steal...casue sooner or later thou shall get blown the fuck up mother fucker""


its on now bitchez!!!!!!!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:54 | 1956123 ebworthen
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The package contained "extra" shrapnel?

I guess that is more than "sufficient" shrapnel?

Maybe the "extra" shrapnel was Euro coins and wooden stakes?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:56 | 1956137 The Fonz
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I am not sure If I could restrain my laughter if a banker died to euro shrapnel :P I would try REALLY hard not to laugh.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:02 | 1956182 Saro
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I LOL'd at the "extra" shrapnel bit, like there is some standard amount of shrapnel and the bomber just decided to go above and beyond.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:07 | 1956219 NotApplicable
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It was in a second package, with the instructions, "Keep on top of the first package."   ;-)

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:44 | 1956378 Saro
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Inside was a note that read:

"Also, I'm going to need you to go out and buy some shrapnel.  I don't know if they grade it, but . . . sharp."

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:13 | 1956484 fnordfnordfnord
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Hot tip of the day: Go long shrapnel.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:15 | 1956493 css1971
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Probably zusätzlich google translated.


Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:55 | 1956128 lolmao500
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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:55 | 1956132 walcott
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three words. Radioactive Dead Fish.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:04 | 1956196 small watcher
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LSD is the bomb. Oh wait, that was somebody else.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:57 | 1956140 wandstrasse
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police state, please protect our bankers with more rigor and passion! We are happy to accept any kind of laws. Our souls have been yours anyway.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:08 | 1956224 NotApplicable
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Finally, someone who understands!

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:57 | 1956141 bernorange
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Violence begets violence.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:59 | 1956154 MFL8240
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Can't agree with this one.  More violence is not the answer.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:03 | 1956187 css1971
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Worked in Iraq.

And in Libya.


Face it. Violence works.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:05 | 1956207 Dr. Richard Head
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Works for the governtments and not for the people.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:09 | 1956234 NotApplicable
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And thus is the crux of "public service."

ALL of it.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:08 | 1956468 css1971
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Violence works for the people too.

The US revolution, civil war

French revolution

English civil war

Face it. You want change. Violence will do it for you.

In fact I'm beginning to think the "violence doesn't work" meme is 1%er propaganda.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:16 | 1956498 walküre
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In fact I'm beginning to think the "violence doesn't work" meme is 1%er propaganda.


It works until it doesn't. There's time for peace and there's time for war. Eternal peace is a myth.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:13 | 1956252 lolmao500
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Violence works against tyrants. See : Hitler, Pol Pot, Japan in WW2, etc...

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:49 | 1956389 Kaiser Sousa
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"Can't agree with this one.  More violence is not the answer."

yeah, right...civil disobedience is a proven winner with a class that has shown over and over again they r willing to literally kill all that threaten their priviledge and wealth...

freedom aint free homie...

u either riding or dyin.....

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 18:24 | 1956517 LFMayor
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How well did that BS work for John Lennon?  (this will get some shit stirred up).

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 16:59 | 1956157 magpie
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If it had exploded, queue 5 % rally.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:07 | 1956216 Dr. Richard Head
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It's like the broken windows creates jobs plan of Krugman, but banker broken based.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:00 | 1956169 Saro
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How do we know it didn't actually come from the ECB?

I'd believe they're stupid enough to put their own return address on it . . .

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:05 | 1956205 wandstrasse
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...proably... as bankers are not famous for their creativity. Even the most greedy ones are just bean counters - that is why they became bankers originally.

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:16 | 1956267 Schmuck Raker
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How do we know the entire STORY isn't a fabrication?

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 17:44 | 1956377 Saro
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How do I know you're not a CIA plant trying to make me think it's a fabrication?

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