"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 9 April 2012

Troika Building in Athens Firebombed

A good spot by Ironies Too.

Just a short article in Ekathimerini describes what happened:
"A government administrative building was gutted in an arson attack on Monday, according to reports. No one was injured in the attack.

The offices used by the government's Ministry for Administrative Reform and e-Governance in the Neos Kosmos district of Athens were attacked early Monday. Police said small cooking gas canisters were used to make the device.

The explosion wrecked the ground-floor offices. Three cars parked in front of the building were also destroyed.

There was no warning or immediate claim of responsibility, police said."
It's amazing what damage can be caused by "small cooking gas canisters" when someone is determined.

UPDATE: The DM has more info & pics; the 'Public Sector Reform Ministry' was hit. In the same article the DM also mentions that Spain is likely to be the next eurozone country in need of a bailout.

6 comments:

  1. MontycristoApril 09, 2012

    Really glad to see you're back.

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    1. That's kind of you, Monty, thank you. I intend to keep it up - I'm not 100% but definitely on the mend now. I'll be here more often than I'm not :)

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  2. Thanks for the mention!

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    1. You're welcome - I wouldn't dream of leaving you out - you're in my blogroll after all :) It was a really good spot - news on this has been pretty quiet up to now.

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  3. Good to see someone is giving the Troika their just desserts!

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    1. It is, actually! At least with the Troika they've got the right target. I don't suppose it will end here. Spain has problems too with the govt proposing severe penalties for protests & clamping down on social media. How unlike our own dear government ;)

      Like your blog - have added a link here.

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