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Eco-terrorists botched plans
Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 22, 2005 | Todd Hartman

Posted on 12/22/2005 6:39:35 AM PST by george76

FBI document says group's missions plagued by errors

Even as the Earth Liberation Front - a shadowy group of eco-terrorists that took credit for the Vail fires of 1998 - has eluded authorities for years, newly released evidence suggests some of the group's efforts have been plagued by almost slapstick gaffes.

In one case, members driving on a mission to burn down a federal research facility in western Washington stopped along the way to shoplift some needed supplies from a big box hardware store.

The plan was interrupted when one of the members was arrested for stealing sponges and a flashlight.

Most of the document is dominated by a narrative tracing events leading to three arsons, and includes a notable parade of errors...

• ELF members planned two arsons at the same time - both at federal facilities in Olympia, Wash., on June 21, 1998.

But after one member was arrested for shoplifting, the remaining members tried to call off both actions. But they couldn't contact another member involved in the second arson, and from whom they were supposed to obtain timers and incendiary devices.

• The same team of ELF members...They fixed the vehicle temporarily, then parked it.

After the arson, two members...left the van at an automotive repair shop in Washington state and hitchhiked back to Eugene.

• In another arson, at Superior Lumber Co. in Glendale, Ore., in January 2001, the confidential informant said another van, this one nicknamed "Betty," also began to break down.

...the members frequently used code words, both for themselves and for equipment.

Rodgers, a suspect allegedly tied to the Vail arsons, went by "Avalon." Timing devices were referred to as can openers, shot glasses or burgers.

Rodgers lamented that he stopped working on the manual in 2004.

(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...


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1 posted on 12/22/2005 6:39:37 AM PST by george76
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2 posted on 12/22/2005 6:41:35 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Chelsea Gerlach and William Rodgers were among six arrested recently in four states.


3 posted on 12/22/2005 6:43:01 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

ELF's? Or Clowns?


4 posted on 12/22/2005 6:45:00 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (I am the Chieftain of my Clan. I bow to nobody. Get out of my way.)
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To: george76

Oh, honey, with a face like that, you shouldn't let anyone take your picture...

5 posted on 12/22/2005 6:46:16 AM PST by Kenton (To my friends who celebrate Jesus' birth, Merry Christmas. To the rest of you, have a nice day off.)
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To: Libertina; Jack Black; Salmonslayer; elder5; Checkers; Brian Allen; lkco; phantomworker; ...

Evergreen State ping

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.

Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

7 posted on 12/22/2005 6:52:04 AM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || To Libs: Celebrate MY diversity, eh! || Iran Azadi 2006)
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To: george76

Prime candidate for one of those make-over TV shows!


8 posted on 12/22/2005 6:52:31 AM PST by DTogo (Merry CHRISTmas, and a healthy & happy New Year!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
ELF's? Or Clowns?

Are they trying to talk down the story to help these terrori insurgents?

9 posted on 12/22/2005 6:53:38 AM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || To Libs: Celebrate MY diversity, eh! || Iran Azadi 2006)
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To: DieHard the Hunter; Grampa Dave; GreenFreeper; glock rocks; blackie


10 posted on 12/22/2005 6:53:59 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Pat?


11 posted on 12/22/2005 6:54:14 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey hey ho ho Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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To: george76

Here is the latest about these freaking geniuses.
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/113522552349710.xml&coll=7


12 posted on 12/22/2005 6:54:32 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Diplomacy doesn't work when seagulls rain on your parade. A shotgun and umbrella does.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

"ELF's? Or Clowns?"

Hardly clowns! These terrorists are responsible for tens of millions of dollars in property damage over five states. One of their friends is in prison right now, one of the charges against him was the attempted arson of a full gasoline tanker in the city of Eugene, OR. Thankfully his firebomb failed to ignite, and saved a bunch of innocent people from burning to death in the middle of the night.

Urban terrorsits, no matter how inept...


13 posted on 12/22/2005 6:57:49 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Heats!!)
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To: george76

You mean a bunch of bourgeois white punks who have been spoiled and pampered their whole lives with organic produce and veggie burgers weren't able to execute their dastardly plans properly because they were idiots? You're kidding!


14 posted on 12/22/2005 6:57:56 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: crazyhorse691

Thanks for the tip.

"Stanislas "Jack" Meyerhoff, 28, a former Eugene resident who has lately been attending community college in Charlottesville, Va., is one of the unnamed informants..."


15 posted on 12/22/2005 6:59:00 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Baynative

From the National Firearms Act of 1934:
Possession of unregistered Destructive Devices can get you 10 years in federal prison and $10,000 fine per inciendary/explosive device.

Funny how those hypocritical leftists press for more and more gun control laws but then go around breaking the laws already on the books.


16 posted on 12/22/2005 6:59:25 AM PST by manglor
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To: Bean Counter

The discovery by one ELF member of an old copy of a Rodgers-authored manual titled "Setting Fires with Electronic Timers," at a storage unit in the offices of an environmental group in New York.

...Rodgers lamented that he stopped working on the manual in 2004.

"He continued by stating that if he had completed the manual in 2001, young people, who were committed to the destruction of property on behalf of (ELF), would have avoided being arrested,"


17 posted on 12/22/2005 7:00:47 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

What are they producing up there in Washington State besides apples, nuts and fruits.

I will bet that these thugs parents were also nut jobs.

If I was from Wash State I would just tell everyone I am from Alaska or better still Texas.


18 posted on 12/22/2005 7:08:33 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Kenton

She looks well fed.


19 posted on 12/22/2005 7:08:33 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: OKIEDOC
I tell people I'm from Montana. Fortunately it's true. Aside from occasional sheep jokes, I have no problems.
20 posted on 12/22/2005 7:10:37 AM PST by burzum (Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.-Adm H Rickover)
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To: george76

Looks like refugees from Brokebutt Mountain.


21 posted on 12/22/2005 7:14:14 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: OKIEDOC

Parts are ugly...Seattle is lost, the mayor of Spokane is special...

Way too many liberals; many from California.

The small towns where people actually work for a living seem normal.


22 posted on 12/22/2005 7:15:54 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
My daughter in Law is from Seattle.

A good friend from Spokane.

Have traveled extensively in the state.

After you leave the coastal areas it is like driving onto the moon.

Alaskans have several derogatory names for Washington.

Mostly not repeatable.
23 posted on 12/22/2005 7:29:40 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
She looks well fed.

She probably eats from a trough...

24 posted on 12/22/2005 7:40:58 AM PST by Kenton
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To: Kenton

Knowitalls usually do.


25 posted on 12/22/2005 8:09:37 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: george76

What a bunch of pathetic losers.


26 posted on 12/22/2005 8:25:13 AM PST by lesser_satan
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To: george76

Hang 'em High ~ Bump!


27 posted on 12/22/2005 8:25:14 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Bean Counter

KTAN - it's open season with no bag limit.


28 posted on 12/22/2005 8:27:06 AM PST by Noumenon (Activist judges - out of touch, out of tune, but not out of reach.)
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To: george76

Thanks for posting the pictures of Chelsea Gerlach and William Rodgers.

For some reason both of these Enviral Terrorists look familiar to me. I'm usually very good with faces re remembering them. Sometimes, where and when I saw a person is not remembered for a while.


29 posted on 12/22/2005 8:54:19 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Link to Great TV ad re rat traitors and their words re Iraq: http://www.gop.com/Media/120905.wmv)
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To: Grampa Dave

Thank you for your good work.

Likely, they have been hanging out near book stores.


30 posted on 12/22/2005 9:12:37 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

That manual was posted to the internet at one time. I got a copy (know thine enemy). It is a fairly dangerous document, detailing specific steps to follow in committing eco-terrorism. It even tells in detail how to take common items (kitchen timers, 5 gal buckets, diesel fuel, etc.) to make firebombs. It even talks about target selection, and how to beat forensic investigators.


31 posted on 12/22/2005 9:21:03 AM PST by FreeInWV
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To: crazyhorse691; proud_yank

Did you see this one yank?


32 posted on 12/22/2005 9:28:43 AM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: FreeInWV

Nice.

How to help other ELFs burn businesses and homes.

And how to help them avoid detection for their arson.


33 posted on 12/22/2005 9:34:57 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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The discovery by one ELF member of an old copy of a Rodgers-authored manual titled "Setting Fires with Electronic Timers," at a storage unit in the offices of an environmental group in New York.

That manual used to be available for download from the ELF web site. I just checked, and the link is broken. However, there are probably lots of copies floating around.

34 posted on 12/22/2005 11:51:36 AM PST by JoeFromSidney (My book is out. Read excerpts at www.thejusticecooperative.com)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

She looks like Rosie O'Donnell/Tom Cruises' love child.


35 posted on 12/22/2005 1:14:34 PM PST by texassizednightcrawler
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To: george76

RENDITION NOW


36 posted on 12/22/2005 1:19:37 PM PST by Wormwood (Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: george76

It's a MAN baby!


37 posted on 12/22/2005 2:57:10 PM PST by D_Idaho
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That boy's gonna do hard time.Does "sweetcheeks" have a name?Or did i miss it?


38 posted on 12/22/2005 5:17:28 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: george76

bump


39 posted on 12/22/2005 5:21:05 PM PST by VOA
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To: Kenton
She looks well fed.

She probably eats from a trough...

I'm sure she puts her pants on one leg at a time, just like every other guy.

(line credit to El Rushbo).

40 posted on 12/22/2005 5:52:15 PM PST by Minnesocold (Truth itself is the one enemy against which liberalism cannot prevail. -Christopher Adamo)
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To: girlangler

I had heard something about this referring to the gal in post 1 a while ago.

These 'people' are sick. Just a few minutes ago, one of Kerry's advisors was on a rant regarding Bush's wiretapping. He said something to the effect of 'This (wiretapping) is being abused, there is evidence that groups like Greenpeace and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are being tapped when all they do is protest KFC to improve housing for chickens'

I was happy to hear it, they're a terrorist group!!


41 posted on 12/26/2005 2:36:52 PM PST by proud_yank ("The government dole will rot your soul" --Stan Rogers, 'The Idiot')
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To: george76

2 guilty in Vail arson ( Eco-Terrorists )

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1753791/posts

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4404892,00.html


42 posted on 12/14/2006 9:38:27 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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4 Indicted In Vail Resort Eco-Terrorism ( New Arson Charges )

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1635042/posts


43 posted on 12/14/2006 9:43:27 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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No jail for Flagstaff eco-saboteur

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1858618/posts


44 posted on 06/30/2007 11:08:49 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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