Starting from the website of the Bank of Greece, which has been continuously taken down on 2 May, Anonymous declared a 30-day war on banking cartels. From the transcript of the youtube video:
Olympus will fall. How fitting that Icarus found his way back to Greece. Greetings world, and greetings Global Banking Cartel, We are Anonymous.
A few days ago, we declared the revival of Operation Icarus. Today, Operation Icarus has moved into the next Phase. For today, we have continuously taken down the website of the Bank of Greece. This marks the start, of a 30 days campaign, against central banking sites around the globe.
Like Icarus, the powers that be have flown too close to the sun, and the time has come to set the wings of their empire ablaze, and watch the system their power relies on come to a grinding halt and come crashing down around them. We must strike at the heart of their empire by once again throw a wrench into the machine, but this time we face a much bigger target - the global financial system. This time our target is the Global Banking Cartel.
This is a call to arms, brothers, who for too long have stood for nothing but have criticized everything. Stand now, behind the banner of free men against the tyrannical matrix of institutions that oppose us. Take your weapons and aim them at the Global Banking Cartel. This is the operation to end all others. In the beginning some people may stand to lose something from this, but the powers that be stand to lose much more. Bring the rain, brothers!
Operation Icarus, Phase 2, Engaged.
A few info about the dirty role of the Bank of Greece (BoG) in the Greek crisis could probably enlighten us why the Anonymous have chosen the BoG to start the war on the global banking cartel:
In a previous article, already mentioned by this blog that the Bank of Greece is totally beyond the state control and therefore it is totally unreliable to serve country's interests. It has been mentioned also that a key move by the Greek government would be to take full control of the central bank.
It is worth to notice that under "Socialist" PM Kostas Simitis, Greece entered the neoliberal era of banking lending and bubble economy. He and his "close group" in the government are remembered as the "modernizers", and this period marked the beginning of transformation of the Socialist party into a neoliberal political formation. In essence, "modernization" was the word that had been used instead of "neoliberalism".
It is also worth to notice that Yannis Stournaras, former Minister of Finance and current Governor of the Bank of Greece, who has been the most willing to adopt the destructive neoliberal policies that the Troika lenders imposed to Greece, has also worked as a financial advisor to the Greek Ministry of Finance, participating in the negotiations for Greece's entry into the European Monetary Union, under Simitis administration.
Also, Alexis Tsipras, as an opposition leader in the recent past, described Yannis Stournaras as "the main executor of the death contract against Greek society and Greek citizens", while SYRIZA had tabled a motion of no-confidence in Stournaras during his previous position as Finance Minister. (fa.ev/2014/03/bmonc)
Note also that Stournaras has been placed in his position as Governor of the Bank of Greece already since June 2014, while the political system in Greece was preparing for possible national elections, with SYRIZA ahead in all polls.. (fa.ev/2014/06/grhfne)
Everything shows that Stournaras is Berlin's and Draghi's man in Greece. He has been put in this key position at the right time in order to undermine any possible Leftist government in power (fa.ev/2015/03/tsecof) which would choose to stand against any further catastrophic policies imposed by Greece's lenders, marking the beginning of the end for the cruel neoliberal experiment in the country.
A secret project called "protection of the country's currency" for Greece to stay in the euro was compiled and quietly executed by the President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, and the governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, at the same time when Yanis Varoufakis and SYRIZA's Left Platform planned to return to drachma. According to the newspaper "to vima" in the project also participated Hollande, Juncker, Draghi and Schulz. (fa.ev/2015/08/ptkgre)