May 3, 2010
Protesters fed up with cheating banksters have struck in Albuquerque, New Mexico. KOB in Albuquerque reports that several Bank of American locations were recently targets of vandalism. “It’s an extreme attack with bold numbers and symbols that are puzzling people passing by,” the news station reports. “A stunned viewer snapped some pictures of the destruction. They show, in bold red, a heart, a money symbol and the numbers 6 6 6. There’s also paint splatter on glass, ATM machines are drenched in paint and even a Bank of America sign took a hit. The city says in all six banks were vandalized.”
Decoding this is not difficult. The message can be translated as follows: “Bank of America loves money and Satan.” 666 is the Mark of the Beast mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
KOB received an email related to the message: “we the working class are tired of being slaves to the credit system and financial institutions… we must take direct action against the institutions that have failed us… through peaceful acts of civil disobedience, our first action has been to target these same financial institutions that have robbed the people blind.”
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
“Bank of America is not commenting on who may have targeted the banks except to denounce the destruction,” reports KOB, “adding it’s not a productive way to communicate. They also say none of their other locations outside of Albuquerque were hit.”
Bank of America received $25 billion under the Troubled Asset Relief Program in October of 2008. In January of 2009, it demanded billions more to cover its loss after buying Merrill Lynch. “The government’s willingness to feed Bank of America a new tranche of taxpayer money comes on the heels of greater federal intervention in Citigroup. After pumping more than $45 billion in Treasury money onto its balance sheet, the government has put pressure on Citigroup to dismantle its troubled empire in an effort to stop losses and curb capital injections,” the New York Times reported at the time.
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Bank of America now possess assets equivalent to 60 percent of America’s gross national product. “These entities are the poster children for ‘too big to fail’, and they donate massive amounts of cash to the campaigns of both Republicans and Democrats to ensure that they will continue to receive favorable treatment,” notes The Economic Collapse blog.