Skip to comments.Eco-terrorists botched plans
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 ...
Chelsea Gerlach and William Rodgers were among six arrested recently in four states.
ELF's? Or Clowns?
Oh, honey, with a face like that, you shouldn't let anyone take your picture...
Prime candidate for one of those make-over TV shows!
Are they trying to talk down the story to help these
Here is the latest about these freaking geniuses.
"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...
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!
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..."
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.
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,"
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.
She looks well fed.