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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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o_rly's picture

Ackermann sould know better than to cut Draghi in line for the after-summit buffet.

Pladizow's picture

Max Keiser's, Silver Liberation Army?

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

ZerOhead's picture

News Update:

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

BigJim's picture

I still think OBL would have targetted Goldman and the Fed if he'd done just a little more research.

mrgneiss's picture

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.

Mauibrad's picture

@mrgneiss It take the ratty ass masses a little while to figure out what to do about those types of things.

AldousHuxley's picture

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.

11b40's picture

You know where Corzine is?  No?  Neither does anyone else.

ZerOhead's picture

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!

reboot this mofo's picture

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!

Dugald's picture

Just another plan that failed to go with a boreing!!!

mkkby's picture

WTF is US law enforcement doing in Frankfurt when there's fraud to be investigated here?

Fuck everything to do with the USSA.

walküre's picture

Indeed. What are they doing in Frankfurt?

Ratscam's picture

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.

lakecity55's picture

"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.

max2205's picture

What, no picture...come on!

earleflorida's picture

they buried it at sea, mine you

walcott's picture

lmao. Needed that. Thanks cheese!

TheLooza's picture

welcome to the party pal!

Deadpool's picture

oh those wacky Germans, sure know how to pull a prank. goofy guys.

gojam's picture

Archduke Franz Joseph Ackerman ?

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Boom goes the Deutsche Bank!

No more eating out for bankstaz in Europe.

Ghordius's picture

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

GeneMarchbanks's picture

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...



redpill's picture

Karma is a harsh mistress.

Ghordius's picture

My fault, I took it for dry British Humour, not the first time...

lolmao500's picture

Or so you were told. The red brigades seems like good guys. Or were they special ops working for the elite?

Ghordius's picture

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

Optimusprime's picture

Would that be the "Red Brigades" secretly funded by the CIA?

Use of Weapons's picture

You need to pay more attention:


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



leftcoastfool's picture

"'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...

SamAdams1234's picture

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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SilverTard's picture

So it begins...



earleflorida's picture

not official til a powder scare

blu's picture

Q: What do you call a package full of explosives and shrapnel sitting in the mailroom at DB?

A: A good start.

Sophist Economicus's picture

Yup, it's finally getting stupid.    The mobs are being unleashed....

Ragnar24's picture

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?

Divided States of America's picture

what happened to the life boat rescue rumor from FT yesterday? that caused a huge run-up yesterday

boom goes the dynamite's picture

Boom goes the dynamite!

UP Forester's picture

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"....