May 5, 2010
How to discredit growing opposition to “austerity” measures? Kill a few people. It looks like this may be what happened in Greece today.
|A victim of the bank fire in Athens.|
“Three people, one of them a pregnant woman, were killed when Greeks protesting against government austerity measures threw petrol bombs at a bank in Athens on Wednesday,” reports Reuters. “Police said two women and one man, between 30 and 40 years old, working for a Marfin bank branch choked on smoke after protesters broke the windows of a commercial building on central Stadiou Avenue and tossed in Molotov cocktails.”
Following the murder of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by Greek police in 2008, “anarchists” hurled firebombs at the police. A damning video emerged after the incident in Greece revealing under cover cops instigating violence. Not surprisingly, YouTube relegated the video to the memory hole for violating its terms of service (in other words, revealing the truth).
Over the last few years, anarchists disrupting peaceful demonstrations and engaging in property damage have turned out to be police agents provocateurs. From the G-20 in Pittsburgh to the SPP summit in Montebello, agents provocateurs working for the police have been repeatedly exposed. Police in London also used undercover agents to disrupt a Bush visit in 2008.
The Associated Press reports that the deaths will likely turn the public against the growing demonstrations in fierce opposition to IMF and EU efforts to drastically reduce the living standards of the Greek population. “Although violent demonstrations are commonplace in Greece, they usually takes the form of set-piece clashes between anarchist youths and police and rarely lead to serious injuries. The deaths shocked public opinion and could affect future demonstrations.”
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The CIA and NATO in league with Italian fascists and P-2 attempted to turn public opinion against political reforms by staging false flag operations. Operation Gladio was responsible for assassinating Italy’s premier in 1978 and the bombing of the railway station in Bologna in 1980.
The reason for Gladio “was quite simple,” explained the Italian neo-fascist activist Vincezo Vinciguerra. “They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened.”
Is it possible the state is responsible for the murderous attack on the Marfin bank in Athens?
Cui bono, who benefits? Certainly not the people of Greece. Only the Greek state in league with the international banks, the IMF, and the EU benefit by murdering bank employees and blaming it on the opposition.