Well, Ben Bernanke
cant say he wasnt warned. You may recall, the hacker
group known as Anonymous issued a demand on March 11 that Bernanke
step down as Fed chairman.
to break up the global banking cartel centered at the Federal Reserve,
International Monetary Fund, Bank of International Settlements [sic]
and World Bank, their video manifesto declares.
managed to briefly shut down the websites of Amazon, PayPal, Visa
and MasterCard in retaliation for those firms cutting business
ties to WikiLeaks, so we assume the original threat was more than
just an idle one.
90 days. Big surprise, Bernanke has not resigned. But on Saturday,
hackers broke into the computer system of the International Monetary
Fund. They got away with a large quantity of data, including
documents and e-mails.
At least, thats
what a security expert familiar with the incident who wasnt
authorized to speak on the subject told Bloomberg. As of this
morning, no one knows who did the job.
later, however, Anonymous issued a new statement, with the ingenious
The new video
lists a litany of crimes by the Fed and blames Democrats and Republicans
for failing to stop them. It concludes with the ultimatum: We
must now launch Operation Empire State Rebellion. The operation
will commence on June 14th.
first step, the message concludes, we are calling upon
you to occupy a public space until Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke steps down.
space is pretty vague.
has something bigger planned. Maybe they were behind the IMF hack.
But right now it sounds as if your editor is supposed to wander
over to Mount Vernon Place, two blocks from our office, and start
shouting at passersby?