Not sure. And the one man who did break the Bank of England back in 1992, uber-leftist billionaire speculator George Soros, was never mentioned in this Washington Times article, so it's rather vague on the who, yet more specific on the what:
"The unclassified 2009 report “Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses” by financial analyst Kevin D. Freeman, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times, states that “a three-phased attack was planned and is in the process against the United States economy.”The 1st phase included escalating oil prices which hindered markets, slowed growth and aggravated inflation.
The second phase was "the stock market collapsed by what the report called a “bear raid” from unidentified sources on Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and other Wall Street firms."
The third, and final phase, was a reactionary response from the U.S. government of taking on massive public debt in an attempt to assuage the damage.
And the only thing that's different from 2008 till now is the speculators are getting rich as the stock market is booming again. But everything else is suffering debilitating constipation. Why is that?
"Regardless of the report’s findings, U.S. officials and outside analysts said the Pentagon, the Treasury Department and U.S. intelligence agencies are not aggressively studying the threats to the United States posed by economic warfare and financial terrorism.
“Nobody wants to go there,” one official said."