Acropolis Bomb: Blast In Central Athens

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  1. Acropolis Bomb: Blast In Central Athens

    A bomb has exploded outside the Acropolis in central Athens causing damage but no injuries.

    The blast near Greece's most famous monument occurred at about 8:30pm local time (1830 GMT), following a warning call to a Greek newspaper.

    The bomb exploded outside the house of one of the country's ship-owners - who was reportedly its target.

    Police spokesman Panagiotis Papapetropoulos said officers were able to evacuate one or two people from the building before the blast and to seal off the area of the major tourist site.

    The identity of the ship owner is not yet known.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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  2. Good job the Elgin marbles are in a safe place then.
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  3. Good job they hadnt got round to completing the roof...............
  4. The Greek anarchists are very active at the moment and while their devices are not very sophisticated they are nearly all going bang which isn't bad going.
  5. they should put a trojan horse on the anarchists website!
  6. At least it wasn't new.

    Personally, I reckon Greece is going to be Europe's next flashpoint - tanking economy, rising nationalist extremists, a history of highly-polarised politics, ineffective government and a population being beaten with the pissed-off stick on a daily basis.

    And, of course, they're part of the Balkans which seems to be reason enough for rampant bloodshed at least once a decade.
  7. How would you notice if there was any damage?
  8. The scaffolding gets blown off
  9. 1. Define sophisticated (in the context of devices).

    2. How would you know if the device has functioned?

    3. WAG? Perchance?
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  10. Loud noise, ringing in the ears, sudden absence of windows?
  11. If they can still afford bombs Angela Merkel must have missed a trick!
  12. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    The Acropolis doesn't and never has had a roof. The Parthenon on the other hand...
  13. Does the Acropolis have windows?
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  14. Thanks for taking that out of context.

    I'm now going to punch you in the goolies.
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  15. 1. A device does not have to be sophisticated, the victim just has to be stupid.

    2. pop, not bad, bang, bad day boom!!! , woops Baazzooomm Vanessa Feltz arse cheeks connecting.

    3. Wilfully anti greek!