As a helicopter unaccountably clanks loud and low over my neighborhood this morning; as we head into the first of seven exact squares (2012-2015) between revolutionary Uranus and plutocratic Pluto on June 24 — three days from now! — my own sense of urgency and volatility flicks my eyes in the direction of news, real news, something that indicates “action” begins.
In that mood, I saw news of bankster arrests in Iceland yesterday, but couldn’t confirm it anywhere else, so didn’t post. Then I saw something about that news being old, arrests that took place last year. True? — If so, was yesterday’s repeat story disinfo? Or foreshadowing?
And keep in mind that a few months ago, a reported Iceland mortgage loan forgiveness story that went instantly viral was blown way out of proportion.
Given that the famous Drake now says we can expect action (on mass arrests? — I’m remembering this only from notes that Kauilapele wrote on yesterday’s 3-hour mp3) within two weeks . . . who knows?
Just looked up that Kauilapele post again. Here’s an “exact quote,” what K. said Drake said: “You’ll start to see some crazy things happening within a window of two weeks.”
January 20, 2012
Iceland’s special prosecutor into the banking crisis has confirmed that raids have taken place today and that arrests have been made. The Central Bank of Iceland is among the institutions under investigation.
Special Prosecutor, Olafur Thor Hauksson told Visir.is that house searches are taking place in at least three places today as part of investigations into the central bank, MP Bank and Straumur Bank.
Stefan Johann Stefansson at the central bank confirmed that agents were in the building conducting searches; and it has also been confirmed that searches are underway at MP Bank and ALMC (formerly Straumur).
An ALMC spokesman said that the premises are indeed being searched and that the bank’s staff members are doing their best to help.
In other news, four people have so far been arrested today in connection with the special prosecutor’s investigation into Landsbanki.
One of the arrested parties is Jon Thorsteinn Oddleifsson, former Landsbanki treasury boss; and it is not yet known who the other three are.
According to Visir.is sources, the arrests concern a brand new section of the wider case against the bank and are not directly connected to searches and arrests made last week.