Skip to comments.Three Accused of Ecoterror Attacks Plot [Earth Liberation Front]
Posted on 01/13/2006 7:41:44 PM PST by TFFKAMM
(01-13) 17:55 PST Auburn, Calif. (AP) -- Three people were arrested Friday on suspicion that they plotted to blow up U.S. Forest Service property along with cell phone towers and power generators, the FBI said.
Zachary O. Jenson, 20, of Monroe, Wash., Lauren Weiner, 20, of Philadelphia, and Eric Taylor McDavid, 28, of Foresthill, Calif., were arrested Friday morning, said Karen Ernst of the FBI.
Federal authorities believe all three are members of the Earth Liberation Front, a shadowy collection of environmental activists that has claimed responsibility for dozens of acts of destruction in the past few years.
Matt Mathes, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said he couldn't comment on the investigation, at the FBI's request. The FBI said there was no threat to the public. The three were being held in jail pending arraignment in federal court on Monday. Ernst said she did not believe they had attorneys.
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We have a wiener! Lauren..
oooops weiner :-}
Perhaps they will take the same route their friend in Prescott, AZ did. Hopefully not until some information can be extracted from them.
just expand the wot to include these pathetic little bastards. we'll see how they like playing terrorist when they're staring down the business end of an mp-5.
Now that the FBI is tracking them down and arresting them, the smug smart a$$es aren't mouthing off. Paybacks sweet.
I hope the FBI sends them to Cairo for interrogation.
File under: Religion of Nature
So they promote nature by attempting to disable a group composed of people who have devoted their lives to protecting nature.
These people have the IQ of a tree and that's being generous.
No, they aim to preserve nature. In their definition, preservation means no human contact with nature.
Sportsmen and the majority believes in conservation of nature....the proper use of natural resources for the benefit of mankind.
The Earth Liberation Front is responsible for multiple terrorist attacks across our country. Many are minor vandalism, but some, like burning down car dealerships, is major destruction. These people don't care if some people die in the process.
And just for grins the Fibbies can toss in some RICO indictements. Once those Fed accountants start following the money, PETA won't be far behind.
I checked out your homepage. If you like doing your own coffee, try brewing your own beer. Now that's an addictive hobby.
At the age of 20 this shows that propaganda now education lead these three to think the evil in the world is the forest service, cell phones and power companies - stupid kids and even more stupid adults who have done the job on them.
THe NWCN loop keeps showing a clip of on of the neighbors to those arrested and BOY does she need to google ELF.
Very uninformed as she went on an on about what peaceful non violent nature lovng activists the ELF members are.
Maybe someone will give her a copy of one of their newsletters and she will ask for a media retraction of her own words.
Perhaps the other bunch arrested had a trail to these three. Let's hope there are more busted...
yep, I suspect that the feds finally got someone to infiltrate the ELF. Probably took some time to get the guy ready, growing dreadlocks, building up his THC tolerance etc
"Perhaps the other bunch arrested had a trail to these three. Let's hope there are more busted..."
During the Clintoon era of raping and damaging America, Jake Reno and her clone Jamie Gorelick insured that these enviral terrorists were not investigated. The rat governors of California, Oregon and Washington did the same. White Conservative Christian and Jewish Males who legally owned guns became the focus of their investigations. Now the wheels of justice are back on track with these eco terrorists.
So any new trails will be investigated to the full extent instead of ignoring them.
Good point. I wondered when the feds were going to take these domestic terrorists seriously.
If their efforts aren't nipped soon there will be some humans killed eventually.
Thought you'd like to see this one yank.
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|Earth Liberation Front Resorts to Terrorism in the Wake of Failed Court Battle
Vail Ski Resort Sustains $12 Million in Damage Due To Arson
"On behalf of the lynx, five buildings and four ski lifts at Vail were reduced to ashes on the night of Sunday, October 18th. Vail, Inc. is already the largest ski operation in North America and now wants to expand even further. The 12 miles of roads and 885 acres of clearcuts will ruin the last, best lynx habitat in the state. Putting profits ahead of Colorado's wildlife will not be tolerated. This action is just a warning. We will be back if this greedy corporation continues to trespass into wild and unroaded areas. For your safety and convenience, we strongly advise skiers to choose other destinations until Vail cancels its inexcusable plans for expansion."
Earth Liberation Front (E.L.F.)
"The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives."
--FBI Definition of Terrorism
...."reduced to ashes"
These are not the words of the IRA, the Islamic Jihad, or another foreign terrorist organization. They are the words of a domestic terrorist organization, the ELF (Earth Liberation Front), and they are speaking directly to you, to me, and to every citizen of the United States of America. More here...
Funding the international green agenda--Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), especially environmentalist groups, have become enormously influential in international politics. But how did they attain that power? In our manifesto, we traced the fundamental ideas that led to movement's ascendancy. But the Capital Research Center takes a different approach: it "follows the money." Their eye-opening report reveals that "With the financial backing of major U.S. philanthropies, such as the Ford Foundation, environmental activists use United Nations forums and other international meetings to influence global trade and environmental policy." Among the groups dissected: EarthJustice Legal Defense Fund, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace Fund, Greenpeace International, Greenpeace, Inc., Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the (Ted) Turner Foundation. A must for all researchers on environmental issues.
I remember several years ago, when the Mad Cow disease scare was in Britian, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk saying (paraphase, not a direct quote) that she hoped the disease would come to the U.S. and spread throught he farming industry here.
My greatest fear is these animals will eventually graduate from arson, and other similar crimes, into bioterror.
"...a shadowy collection of environmental activists..."
"Shadowy collection," my Aunt Tilly! These terrorists are well funded and well organized. Thanks for saving me the time to look up all the ELF stuff, Issaquahking!
Good to know that ELF has been infiltrated by FBI undercover agents.
Isn't it odd that most people just won't believe these eco-terrorists exist, that the Humane Society (HSUS) doesn't operate animal shelters, and that PETA does nothing for animals?
If they are found guilty, I hope they gat a life sentence witout a chance or release.
PA Engineer, a quick google reveals that Lauren Weiner is a fairly common name, but given her age she could be the one. I'm still researching it. Good catch!
I pinged the rest of yall back here because this article offers a possible tie-in with some of the other recent eco-terror busts:
Investigators believe the group may have some loose affiliation with a group of Newscastle residents charged in a series of ELF-motivated incidents beginning in 2004.
Last year, four people allegedly affiliated with ELF were charged with conspiracy and attempted arson in the attempted firebombing of houses under construction at the Twin Bridges housing development in Lincoln.
Last November, Eva Holland, 25, and her sister Lili Holland, 20, of Newcastle each pleaded guilty to one count of attempted arson in connection with the December 2004 incident. Ryan Lewis, 22, also of Newcastle, entered a guilty plea to two counts of attempted arson and one count of arson. The three are scheduled to be sentenced January 27.
A fourth defendant, 24-year-old Jeremiah Colcleasure awaits trial in connection with the case.
Eva Holland and Lewis were also charged in the January 12 attempted arson of a business complex in Auburn. Part of the plea agreement called for prosecutors to drop charges against Holland in that case.
Lewis was also charged with arson in the February 2005 firebombing of a Sutter Creek apartment complex.
Thanks for the heads up. I have very little doubt that most of these people are connected in some way, at least loosely. The ones I know of have college educations and come from the West or Northwest, which is where the crimes have been committed. It sure would be nice if the ones they've nailed just keep ratting out more. The domino effect.
Can you answer PA Engineer's question?
Send them to Gitmo!
Sorry, I don't know what post you are referring to.
Check out post 27 and 29.
By the time I get this one posted the question could already have been answered. Interesting questions, though.
They had a contact place via the net in Portland and the LE siezed their computers a few years back with a search warrent.
I also use to get their Newsletters e mailed to me (Faux interest) and they stopped coming about a year ago.
Remember Tree who fled up to Canada to avoid prosecution down in the PNW for eco terror? They were his supporters to free him.
They did say once the computers were siezed it pretty much stopped their opperations as no funds to buy new puters.
They basically acted as a report center for eco terrorists to send in their crimes commited.
Hey they have a new newsletter.
I must not have made it to the new mailing list.
Estonian Fund for Nature > News > ELF NEWSLETTER
Oh the link I gave you was to another ELF organization.
It is not the PNW ELF organization.
I can't remember his name, but for some reason I seem to recall there was a connection to Oregon ELF.
Any help is appreciated.
I'll be back after I do a little digging.
One little thing, Patrick Fitzgerald; yes the same Fitzgerald that got Scooter Libby indicted, put this mutt away.
More on the PETA-ELF connection:
Has that article been posted here? It deserves its own thread. I ran a search and couldn't find it. Ping me to it if you post it or find it previously posted.
I'm still going through the articles in the right navigation frame of the link. Great stuff. Thanks.
The reason they didn't tell you is because it was two of THEIR ideologue mates under scrutiny and they don't want anyone to know what they're doing behind the scenes to get them released....they'd rather keep you worried about your pension plan that GW screw up with his war....
Thanks for the ping.
It works like this:
1. Peta boycotts Burger King, Wendy's and other fast food companies until the fast food companies buy their terrible tasting vegie burger.
2. Funds go from Peta to Elf and other anti America organizations.
Glad to hear they're in custody, as usual, I hope they get some 'friendly' cellmates. I can imagine that eco freaks rank up there with child molesters in prison.
When I was home at Christmas, I recall hearing one of Kerry's former advisors complaining that the WH was wiretapping PeTA and Greenpeace members (illegally). I thought that was GREAT news!
GREAT post, Fresh Wind. I had not seen that article, although I knew about PETA's support of arsonists like Coronado and the Congressional hearings concerning these domestic terrorists.
PETA has infiltrated the school systems for years, recruiting future members unaware of what they really stand for. I was on the PETA site the other night and signed up for PETA2 project, a special project aimed at youths. I have, for years, signed up for their programs so they'll send me stuff, therefore costing them extra mailing costs, etc.
You won't hear about their terrorist activities on their web site, but it is well documented what their real mission is -- and I if were a parent I'd be UPSET when schoolsystems allow them to distribute PETA's propaganda.
Interesting. Thanks for the ping back.
Indcon, read this story too. girlangler, meet Indcon. She's from here: http://www.simply-simian.com
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