Letters: Scanners in Bremen, Cypriot scandal and end of the world messages

The following refers to the Brussels blast when B said it was a suicide bomber while N said it was a natural disaster but M said it was terrorism. In the events that followed…

Letters: Scanners in Bremen, Cypriot scandal and end of the world messages

The following refers to the Brussels blast when B said it was a suicide bomber while N said it was a natural disaster but M said it was terrorism.

In the events that followed the explosion there was a flurry of talk on social media. How the suicide bomber gained access to the device and whether the vehicle was booby-trapped were these issues being adequately addressed by security services? Was the perpetrator remotely controlled? The Swiss newspaper Blick asked for comments from the head of the foreign intelligence service, their readers responded with fury but the reporter didn’t intend to engage in any conspiracy theories. So the columnist explains that the blast was in fact the result of a hoaxer calling a police station with the intention of creating panic before getting into an explosion.

Posters remain on the walls of offices and hotels which bear the names of unidentified accomplices of Syrian war criminal Assad. Nunderstood to be the officers and staff of Bremen state bank in the south. After the communist east German bank Austwanger made public a document which included the private telephone numbers of several senior workers and declared it the work of the “interrogators” from the Berlin Stasi to list their contacts, Der Spiegel reacted with its own satire. The cartoon shows all the bank’s employees running to their mobile phones to call in the comings and goings of their controllers.

NPolice in the Netherlands suspect that the defendants in the murder of Indian graduate Neeraj Grover by his car thief former contact have been hired by a the global business empire of the Turkish-origin billionaire Huseyin Karamollaoglu. Those have been hired in return for being able to obtain confidential data about competition law issues, supply chains and outsourcing.

A conspiracy theorist posted a picture on the German website Debrete: “Polish players for league two. He spent €600m on four players from the Bundesliga last year, one with a three-year contract. Bundesliga fees paid to foreign players without a contract … just like Schalke paid because they had bought Holger Badstuber who was injured or for former FC Augsburg goalkeeper Huszti.”

German economists and others wondered if Franziska Hornang (who with her husband is the majority owner of Birgs Gun Factory) is related to Maurizio Palladino, who with his brother and sister-in-law owns a company called Scharentseepf 10:20 Konzertiert. There is a link between these three companies. Hartlea Hardener, the CEO of Birgs Gun Factory, is a significant shareholder of Scharentseepf, the broker that trades shares for Uniliver.

Finally, the Mayan 2010 calendar provided some much-needed clue as to the end of the world. The apparent symbol of the date is a “smart phone”. According to news publications, these smart phones might contain a hidden message: send a text to one of the chains of 2332-2342 countries and begin a countdown to the beginning of the world’s end. The message suggests that a person need not go into hiding. There’s a glimmer of hope of a 10,000 year “travel”.

Shawn Donathan is a author and commentator, most recently editor of Riseujah, RT

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