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FBI: Eco-Terrorism Remains No. 1 Domestic Terror Threat
Fox News ^ | 31 Mar 2008 | Fox News

Posted on 04/01/2008 4:35:40 PM PDT by BGHater

For nearly seven years, the nation has turned its terror focus on Al Qaeda and the hunt for Usama bin Laden. But there is a domestic terror threat that federal officials still consider priority No. 1 — eco-terrorism.

The torching of luxury homes in the swank Seattle suburb of Woodinville earlier this month served as a reminder that the decades-long war with militant environmentalists on American soil has not ended.

"It remains what we would probably consider the No. 1 domestic terrorism threat, because they have successfully continued to conduct different types of attacks in and around the country," said FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko.

The FBI defines eco-terrorism "as the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against innocent victims or property by an environmentally oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature."

March 3: Firefighters battle a blaze in Woodinville, Wash.

March 3: A multimillion-dollar show home burns in a suburb north of Seattle.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Washington; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alf; arson; domesticterrorism; eco; ecoterrorism; ecoterrorists; elf; fbi; radicalleft; ratcrime; terror; threat

1 posted on 04/01/2008 4:35:40 PM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater

The envirowhackos are so torn up over what we are doing to the environment that it makes sense to burn houses down and throw all that CO2 into the atmosphere, make the fire departments use precious water and kill more trees to rebuild the place.


2 posted on 04/01/2008 4:39:02 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Shouldn't the libs love a Hunter Thompson ticket in 08?)
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To: BGHater

Must be all that sensitivity training that CAIR and the other muzzie groups gave the FBI. They want us to believe that a handful of wacked-out enviroweenies present a deadly threat, but islamic pukes don’t. Can’t recall any of the green freaks killing anyone, or cutting off heads, or flying airplanes into buildings, etc. I guess I missed that little bit of news.


3 posted on 04/01/2008 4:40:33 PM PDT by ought-six
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To: All
A bit off topic: In a pre-9/11/01 world...stepping back in time...

CESNUR.org: "The attached analysis, entitled PROJECT MEGIDDO, is an FBI strategic assessment of the potential for domestic terrorism in the United States undertaken in anticipation of or response to the arrival of the new millennium." (November 4, 1999)

IWAYNET.net - THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: "THE SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORISM: WHO BECOMES A TERRORIST AND WHY? A Report Prepared under an Interagency Agreement by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress" -Author: Rex A. Hudson (September 1999)

click here - FEDERAL RESEARCH DIVISION: "The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why? -Author Rex A. Hudson (September, 1999) (Note: This url has expired.)


MEFORUM.org - THE MIDDLE EAST FORUM - The Middle East Quarterly: "'We Will Dominate You'" (December 1999)

YouTube.com ("1999 ABC NEWS REPORT"): "THE SADDAM CONNECTION TO OSAMA" (Added February 15, 2007)

TIME.com Asia: "WRATH OF GOD Osama bin Laden Lashes Out Against the West" (January 11, 1999)

PBS.org: "INTERVIEW Osama Bin Laden" (May 1998)

USDOJ/OIG Special Report: "BOMBS IN BROOKLYN: HOW THE TWO ILLEGAL ALIENS ARRESTED FOR PLOTTING TO BOMB THE NEW YORK SUBWAY ENTERED AND REMAINED IN THE UNITED STATES" (March, 1998) (Note: This url is 404 and may have expired.)

CatStevens.com: "CALL FOR ISLAMIC CHARITY AND A UNITED UMMAH" by Zakiah Koya, New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, December 12, 1997, Courtesy of Kirby

"TRANSCRIPT OF OSAMA BIN LADIN INTERVIEW BY PETER ARNETT Transcript of Osama Bin Ladin The first-ever television interview with Osama Bin Ladin was conducted by Peter Arnett in eastern Afghanistan in late March 1997. Questions were submitted in advance. Bin Ladin responded to almost all of the questions. CNN was not allowed to ask follow up questions. The interview lasted just over an hour." (March 1997)
FOX NEWS.com: Washington - "DOCUMENTS SHOW STATE DEPARTMENT WARNED CLINTON ABOUT BIN LADEN" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The State Department warned the Clinton administration in July 1996 that Usama bin Laden's move to Afghanistan would give him more fertile ground to spread radical Islam, according to newly declassified documents." (August 17, 2005)
NEWSMAX.com: "IRAQI GENERAL: BIN LADEN VISITED BAGHDAD" by Carl Limbacher with the NewsMax.com staff (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Speaking in halting English, former Iraqi Gen. Georges Sada described the bin Laden visit to ABC Radio's Sean Hannity. "I can make sure one thing - I know - I have seen by my eyes. It was in '84, '85, Osama bin Laden himself was coming to Iraqi air force headquarters. "Gen. Sada explained: "At that time he was looking for contracts to build air fields in Iraq."") (January 27, 2006)
OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com (YNETNEWS.com): "ISRAEL WARNED U.S. OF BIN LADEN [IN 1988]" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The name Bin Laden became familiar to the Israeli Mossad in the years 1986-1987, Bar said. At that time Israel had been gathering written material in Gaza and the West Bank, and came across the name of Bin Laden, who was described in one of the documents as a Saudi millionaire who joined Sheikh Abdullah Azzam's Mujahidin that ventured to Afghanistan to aid in the war against the Soviets. The document referred to Bin Laden's preaching and his fatwas (Muslim law rulings). Mossad investigators realized at that point that Azzam's movement represented a problem, and that anyone involved in it could represent a threat to the western world.") (January 25, 2006)


4 posted on 04/01/2008 4:44:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ought-six

I think the qualifer ‘domestic’ applies to the nationality of the terrorist, not the location of the terrorism.

Even when a U.S. citizen or national is involved as a plotter, a few instances of sudden-jihadi syndrome notwithstanding, it’s pretty much always the case that Islamic terrorism has an overseas connection, and is thus, international terrorism, not domestic terrorism.


5 posted on 04/01/2008 4:47:53 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: BGHater

Chances are that the super rich on the left coast are themselves big supporters of lefty causes. The policies and groups that they have supported are coming back to bite them.


6 posted on 04/01/2008 4:58:00 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: BGHater
Image hosted by Photobucket.com they love the earth SOOOOO much... that they will burn down a house and waste all the wood and resources that built it, only to have that MUCH MORE put into building a NEW ONE!!!

shear brilliance.

7 posted on 04/01/2008 5:00:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: BGHater
For nearly seven years, the nation has turned its terror focus on Al Qaeda and the hunt for Usama bin Laden. But there is a domestic terror threat that federal officials still consider priority No. 1 — eco-terrorism.

Priority #1 needs to be preventing mass murder of American citizens, period.

Stopping the eco-freaks from burning SUVs or injuring the occasional logger is lower on the list.

8 posted on 04/01/2008 5:09:43 PM PDT by ROP_RIP
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To: BGHater
They need to sent these eco-terrorists to Club Gitmo!
9 posted on 04/01/2008 5:15:19 PM PDT by chaos_5
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10 posted on 04/01/2008 5:26:25 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: BGHater
FBI: Eco-Terrorism Remains No. 1 Domestic Terror Threat

That's because the ELF has (so far) successfully eluded the nation's most self-important super police agency.

11 posted on 04/01/2008 5:31:14 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: winner3000

“Chances are that the super rich on the left coast are themselves big supporters of lefty causes. The policies and groups that they have supported are coming back to bite them.”

In California four of the six most southern counties voted GOP last election cycle. San Diego, Orange, Ventura and San Luis Obispo. Total population 7 million.

Lumping many good people under a false, derogatory label is nonsense.

Getting snippy about the “super rich” sounds like liberal resentment, too.


12 posted on 04/01/2008 5:36:56 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: ought-six; george76; SJackson; Diana in Wisconsin; CrappieLuck; Grammy; MizSterious

ought-six said:

“Can’t recall any of the green freaks killing anyone, or cutting off heads, or flying airplanes into buildings, etc. I guess I missed that little bit of news.”

Do a little research on the net and you can read plenty about these freaks killing people, digging up a researcher’s dead mother’s body to torture him for hurting animals, and the other very violent acts committed by animal rights and eco terrorists across the globe.

What was the name of mail bomber that sent bombs to people in the name of “environmental activism? Ted something. And the University of Tennessee researcher who was killed when a car bomb was placed on his car? There’s also plenty of cases where violence is committed on researchers who conduct animal research. It is widespread in Europe.

And, if you pull up the agenda for the annual animal rights conferences (including the HSUS and PETA) here in the U.S. you’ll find these agendas include seminars on how to emulate their European counterparts. It’s coming, believe me, these freaks here in the U.S have plans to take their “protest” to a much more dangerous and widespread level here. The FBI knows it, as does Congress, as there have been congressional hearings on the threat from these domestic terrorists.


13 posted on 04/01/2008 5:37:05 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

Theodore Kaczynski, no you can’t call him Ted thank you. A big fan of Al Gores. Then theres the arsons at construction sites and auto agencies in the NW. And tree spiking. Peaceful fellows who contend their violence is necessary to save the planet, as do all terrorists, if not the planet they’re saving something else.


14 posted on 04/01/2008 5:43:34 PM PDT by SJackson ( G-d da*n America, J Wright; Don't tell me words don't matter!, BH Obama)
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15 posted on 04/01/2008 5:45:39 PM PDT by SJackson ( G-d da*n America, J Wright; Don't tell me words don't matter!, BH Obama)
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To: girlangler

domestic terror threat that federal officials still consider priority No. 1 — eco-terrorism.


16 posted on 04/01/2008 5:56:06 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SJackson

LOL. I had a LONG day, am exhausted, and just couldn’t remember his name.


17 posted on 04/01/2008 5:59:46 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

Thanks for the ping. The guy killed and maimed several before he was caught. Have you seen the comparisons between his “manifesto” and Al Gore’s book? It was hard to tell who wrote which piece.


18 posted on 04/01/2008 6:04:47 PM PDT by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: SJackson
A big fan of Al Gores.

I'm sure the unabomber would just love to send the inventor of the internet some fan mail, if nothing else just to lecture him on the evils of modern leftism.

19 posted on 04/01/2008 6:11:12 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: girlangler

I don’t consider lone nuts like Kaczinsky (spelling?) in the same league as an islamic terrorist, who in all probability is part of an organized cell, and thus far more dangerous (financing, logistics, etc. are usually provided). Besides, Kaczinsky was more of an iconoclast than an eco-warrior. He hated big business in general, and despised authority. And, what about the UT professor (actually, I thought he was from Georgia Tech, but in all candor I can’t remember)? Has that murder even been solved yet? I don’t remember anyone being arrested for it, or any objective proof of a motive.

Eco-warriors tend to be cowardly wimps, anyhow. They are driven more by the “coolness” of their actions than by any commitment to a sacred cause. And they always tend to be hit and run sneaks. The islamic bad guys, on the other hand, though cowardly in their own way, are far more disciplined and dedicated to their cause, and often do not hesitate to get right up in your face when they attack.

Eco-warriors are playing sandlot softball compared to the major league hard ball the islamic nuts are playing.

Anyway, that’s my opinion.


20 posted on 04/01/2008 6:15:26 PM PDT by ought-six
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To: ought-six

Thanks for the reply OS.

You make some good points. I certainly don’t want to downplay the danger of Islamic terrorists, after all they killed 3,000 Americans in one day, and hope to do it again.

It was chilling to hear Ingrid Newkirk (PETA founder) say, as the Hoof and Mouth disease was spreading through Europe, that she couldn’t wait for it to arrive in the U.S.

So, some of these people do view their cause as sacred. It’s just my opinion from reading extensively about the AR movement here and in Europe that the time is coming when these freaks will eventually commit some violent and fatal acts.

And these same have some major funding behind them.


21 posted on 04/01/2008 7:00:21 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: ought-six

I agree with your post.

Of course we shouldn’t ignore the eco-freaks, we should still be after them. They do kill people and are at all times a huge nusiance. But they aren’t the large-scale threat that the muslims terrorists are.

They want to kill thousands... Millions if they can. They intend (and have the ability) to change the American way of life. Blow up enough malls, topple enough buildings, create enough panic and they could win.

The eco-freaks aren’t that kind of threat.


22 posted on 04/01/2008 7:00:33 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: girlangler; Uncle Ike; DAVEY CROCKETT; Calpernia; Velveeta

It’s coming, believe me, these freaks here in the U.S have plans to take their “protest” to a much more dangerous and widespread level here. The FBI knows it, as does Congress, as there have been congressional hearings on the threat from these domestic terrorists.<<<

So very true.

They have and do fully support the terrorist, watch the next parade, they are arm and arm with each other.


23 posted on 04/01/2008 7:53:04 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: SJackson

Thank you for the ping.


24 posted on 04/01/2008 7:53:36 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: BGHater
FBI: Eco-Terrorism Remains No. 1 Domestic Terror Threat

IIRC, even for a few years following 9-11...the FBI listed
Eco-Terrorists were second only to Radical Islamic terrorists as
a threat to the domestic tranquility of the USA.
25 posted on 04/01/2008 7:56:58 PM PDT by VOA
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