ATHENS, Greece – Small mail bombs exploded outside the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens Tuesday and police destroyed at least three more as they tried to halt a wave of attacks on foreign missions blamed on far-left domestic extremists.
Authorities closed down sections of the capital and checked dozens of potential targets, while all embassies were given additional police security.
No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which caused no injuries. No warning was given. No link has been made with the recently discovered Yemen-based mail bomb plot, which used much more powerful devices.
The attacks began Monday when a mail bomb addressed to the Mexican embassy exploded at a delivery service in central Athens, lightly wounding one worker.
Authorities searched surrounding streets and arrested two suspects shortly after the blast. They were carrying mail bombs addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Belgian Embassy, along with handguns and bullets in waist pouches. One wore body armor, a wig and a baseball cap.
Police detonated the bombs along with a fourth device found at a delivery company and addressed to the Dutch Embassy.
One of the suspects was wanted in connection with an investigation into a radical anarchist group known as Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire, which has claimed responsibility for a spate of small bomb and arson attacks over the past two years.
That was a masterful bit of spin, wasn't it?
The Associated Press managed to equate alleged left wing radicals, incensed at their country's raping by financial elites, with Muslim terrorists, even though no connection exists.
The article goes on to say:
Greece has a vocal anarchist political fringe that opposes most forms of state authority — particularly the police and party democracy — and as well as capitalism and globalization.
In recent decades, small radical anarchist or nihilist groups have staged attacks ranging from nighttime car burnings to bomb and gunfire attacks on symbols of state power and wealth — including the U.S. embassy in Athens.
Three people have died in hits claimed by anarchist or far-left groups since early 2009, and police have arrested more than a dozen suspected militants.
The attacks surged after the December 2008 fatal shooting by police of an Athens teenager, which led to days of rioting throughout Greece.
Much of the unrest harks back to the sharp postwar divide between right and left, which led to a civil war and a seven-year military dictatorship. Although a student uprising succeeded in ending military rule in 1974, there are still tensions between Greece's security establishment and a phalanx of deeply entrenched leftist groups that often protest against globalization and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Once again, the AP spinsters play fast & loose with reality. The "sharp postwar divide" was encouraged & exploited by the US. The military junta was funded and controlled by the US. In fact, Europe was infected with unseen right wing parasites, known as the Gladio Network, who were entirely run by the US and who specialized in killing people and then blaming the left.
Of course, the inclusion of this information might muddy the "anarchist = anti-capitalist = Muslim = bloodthirsty terrorist" connection the AP seems to be going for here.
Yahoo manages to keep things moving in the same direction by placing this story next:
Yemen hunts bomb suspect, oil pipe attacked
SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen launched a major operation on Tuesday to arrest a Saudi bomb maker accused of being behind a foiled bomb plot involving U.S.-bound parcels as the poverty-hit Muslim nation came under pressure to find those responsible.
They also manage to up the ante a bit by adding the US as a possible terrorist target.
So now we have "bloodthirsty anarchist anti-capitalist Muslim terrorists coming to a strip mall near you America." All done without any connection actually existing. Of course, these days innuendo is as good as proof to the average American who probably can't spell "innuendo" & "manipulation," and who is completely ignorant of the detailed history behind illusions like this one.
Apparently I'm not the only one with a low opinion of human intelligence since Yahoo continues with this article:
Police: Shots fired at Coast Guard office in Va.
Its inclusion ensures that the average Yahoo reading American Yahoo doesn't make the mistake of thinking that it can't happen here in the good ol' US of A, because it already is happening.
In other words, "Be afraid America. Just make sure you're afraid of the right people. The people we, your elite masters, tell you to fear. That way you won't have to fear the folk who are actually ass raping you with a red white and blue ax handle; namely us, your elite masters."
And the band plays on...