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    Exclamation Hold On To Yer Knickers Ladies 'n Gents

    No doubt a few of you are already aware of this.

    Official: U.S. Embassy Blast 'Act Of Terrorism'

    POSTED: 1:37 am EST January 12, 2007
    UPDATED: 3:10 am EST January 12, 2007

    ATHENS, Greece -- An anti-tank shell was fired at the U.S. Embassy early Friday, striking the front of the building but causing no injuries. A senior police official said the blast was an act of terrorism, raising fears of a resurgence of far-left Greek militant groups.

    Police cordoned off streets around the heavily guarded building after the explosion shortly before 6 a.m. The shell struck the third floor and smashed glass in nearby buildings.

    Investigators were examining what they believed was the device used to fire the rocket shell from a construction site near the embassy.

    "This is an act of terrorism. We don't know where from," Attica Police Chief Asimakis Golfis said. "There was a shell that exploded in the toilets of the building ... It was fired from street level."

    Embassy officials confirmed that an explosion had taken place and said that no one had been injured. U.S. ambassador Charles Reis said the damage was "not extensive."

    "There can be no justification for such a senseless act of violence ... The embassy was occupied at the time (but) nobody was hurt," he said.

    Reis said there had been no warning of the attack.

    "We're treating it as a very serious attack we will determine what it is when we know (more)," he said.

    Authorities were searching apartment buildings near the U.S. Embassy and a nearby hospital for evidence.

    "Such actions in the past have had a very heavy cost for the country - moral, financial and for the international standing of the country," said Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, who visited the embassy after the blast. "The Greek government is determined to undertake every effort to not allow such phenomena to be repeated in the future."

    Kiosk owner Giorgos Yiannoulis described the explosion as strong.

    "I heard a loud bang; I didn't realize what was going on," said Yiannoulis, who runs a kiosk near the embassy.

    Traffic came to a standstill for more than three hours across parts of central Athens, as police and emergency services scrambled to the embassy building, which is a frequent destination for protest groups.

    It was the first major attack against a U.S. target in more than a decade, following the arrest of members of Greece's far-left November 17 terrorist group. The group was blamed for killing 23 people -- including U.S., British and Turkish officials -- and dozens of bomb attacks.

    In 2003, a special court gave multiple life sentences to November 17's leader, chief assassin and three other members. Lesser sentences were given to 10 others.

    November 17 carried out a rocket attack against the U.S. embassy in 1996, causing minor damage and no injuries.

    Several obscure militant groups have appeared since the November 17 members were arrested. Radical groups Revolutionary Struggle and Popular Revolutionary Action have been blamed for the bombings of three government ministries in 2005.

    Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.


    "There was a shell that exploded in the toilets of the building ..."
    Ok this part is funny. I guess someone had real $h1tty aim?
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    I saw that on CNN right before I hit the sack last night.

    I'm thankful the damage to persons and property was minimal at best.
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    I'm sure someone will find a way to blame Clinton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I'm sure someone will find a way to blame Clinton.
    THE EYE! THE EYE!! Its got me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I'm sure someone will find a way to blame Clinton.
    Which one?.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterboy1
    Which one?.......
    good question.....
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    I stopped counting how many people I have shot. I just know that it is apparently not enough.scfire86, duck!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I'm sure someone will find a way to blame Clinton.
    And it was for oil in Wyoming - circa 1922!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I'm sure someone will find a way to blame Clinton.
    Not me. This falls squarely at the feet of the Department of State and the Greek government.

    Of course, every attack cannot be prevented - despite the people's expectations.
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    It's clear what needs to be done.

    Invade Greece, place a pro-US government, and use the Olive Oil that is now in our control to fuel our new fleet of bio-diesel cars.

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