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Bomb explodes outside Athens stock exchange

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:49 AM
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Bomb explodes outside Athens stock exchange


www.cbc.ca

A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday after a bomb hidden in a van blew up outside the Athens Stock Exchange building in one of two same-day attacks blamed on leftist or anarchist groups.

Windows were blown out at the stock exchange and neighbouring businesses in the central Votanikos district. The explosion took place shortly before 6 a.m. local time, but trading went on uninterrupted.

A female cleaner working at a building on the other side of a highway from the stock exchange was hurt by flying glass.

The explosion was the latest in a series of bombings that have hit the capita
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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 11:49 AM
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Here is a timeline of some major attacks in Greece over the last two years:

January 2007 - Guerrillas fire a grenade at the U.S. embassy in Athens, hitting its facade.

April 2007 - Gunmen attack the Nea Ionia police station in Athens. In May, the Revolutionary Struggle group, which has emerged as Greece's most serious domestic security threat since the dismantling of the November 17 guerrilla group in 2002, claim responsibility for this and the January attack.

October 24, 2008 - An attempted bomb attack outside Royal Dutch Shell's headquarters in the south of Athens, fails. The Revolutionary Struggle group later claim responsibility.

January 5, 2009 - Weeks after the police shooting of a teenager in December 2008, gunmen linked to the Revolutionary Struggle seriously wound a 21-year-old policeman guarding the Culture Ministry in Athens. They said it was in revenge for the death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.

February 3 - Left-wing guerrillas from the Rebel Sect group fire shots and throw a grenade at a police station in Athens. A fortnight later, gunmen fire at least a dozen shots outside a private TV station, without injuring anyone in either attack.

March 4 - Arsonists throw gas canisters and firebombs causing a fire which seriously damages the Piraeus Bank branch in the northern Athens suburb of New Psychico.

March 11 - Revolutionary Struggle claim it was behind two bomb attacks at Citibank branches in Athens. One attack was outside the headquarters on February 18 and the other, a bomb that went off outside a Citibank branch in Athens on March 10.

March 13 - A bomb explodes about 250 meters from Athens central police headquarters, causing serious damage to a state building and shops but no injuries. The leftist urban guerrilla group Popular Will later claims responsibility.

May 12 - A powerful bomb wrecks a Greek Eurobank branch in the outskirts of Athens. There are no injuries.

May 20 - A time bomb goes off outside the office of a Greek investment company, damaging three floors of the central Athens building. Popular Will says it planted the bomb.

May 19 - Two small time bombs explode at Greek police stations under construction, causing minor damage but no injuries. The leftist group Fire Conspiracy Cells later claims responsibility.

June 17 - A Greek anti-terrorism policeman is killed in Athens. He was shot several times at close range. On June 22, the far-left Rebel Sect urban guerrilla group claim the killing.

July 11 - A bomb explodes at the entrance to the home of former deputy minister Panagiotis Hinofotis in southern Athens, causing damage but no injuries. The Fire Conspiracy Cells group later claims responsibility.

Sept 2 - The Athens bourse is struck by a bomb causing extensive damage, but it opens for trading at the usual time.

-- A home-made bomb explodes outside a government building in the northern city of Thessaloniki, causing minor damage.

www.reuters.com...

I wonder why we don't see this same type of things in the US. Maybe everyone is too busy with entertainment and politics?


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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by warrenb
I wonder why we don't see this same type of things in the US. Maybe everyone is too busy with entertainment and politics?


Definitely entertainment. We can't keep ourselves from getting glued to the TV.

Ya know, I'm starting to get more worried about the situation. When the citizens are scared of the gov't, they have lost all control.

The gov't should fear its people, not the people fearing the gov't.

Someone famous said that. I think, Jefferson? Paine? Good quote though.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 12:20 PM
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Ok, after reading that could someone please enlighten me as to why we are fighting a "War on Terror" in the Middle East when they need go no further than Greece to find their precious tewwowists? In fact, from what I have read, all the joint forces would have to do is sit back and wait as the terrorism seems to come to your front door in Greece!!

In case you hadn't figured out by now, my comment is dripping with sarcasm.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 12:27 PM
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I am sure once it starts here it will pretty much be the same story only substitute Right-Wing and Domestic Terrorists for Leftist and Anarchy groups in the posted story.

Oh and let us not forget Racists if there is any reference to Obama made or implied whatsoever by either the people responsible or the people reporting.

I would show a greater concern, as this is actually troubling to me, but honestly I am in a mood today.



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