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Radical Environmentalists Eyed After Discovery Of Bombs On Michigan Campus...
DrudgeReport ^ | 11.06.01 | PAUL PETERSON - Detroit Free Press

Posted on 11/06/2001 9:57:42 AM PST by callisto

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:12:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

HOUGHTON -- Federal and state law enforcement officials remained on the Michigan Tech University campus late Monday after bombs found at two university buildings were disarmed. Radical environmentalists are considered possible suspects, a county official said.

The bombs, described by university spokesmen as the "real thing," were discovered early Monday morning by campus public safety officers at the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building and the U.S. Forest Service Engineering Laboratory.


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1 posted on 11/06/2001 9:57:42 AM PST by callisto
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To: callisto
"Radical environmentalists are considered possible suspects, a county official said."

I hope they are not the ONLY possible suspects being considered. If memory serves correct, weren't there some post-911 connections to Michigan?

2 posted on 11/06/2001 10:00:08 AM PST by callisto
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To: callisto
The university had received e-mail threats from Earth Liberation Front

ELF = Terrorist

And you know what the US thinks about terrorism. Eradicate them!

3 posted on 11/06/2001 10:00:11 AM PST by chemicalman
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To: callisto
It really would not surprise me if we discovered that it was a group, such as this one mentioned, who was flooding the country with Anthrax. Maybe we should declare war on our universities.
4 posted on 11/06/2001 10:01:25 AM PST by I_Publius
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To: callisto
"Radical environmentalists"

Don't they mean "Left-wing extremists"?

5 posted on 11/06/2001 10:01:52 AM PST by Pete
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To: callisto
This will get a lot of network play tonight- NOT.
6 posted on 11/06/2001 10:03:54 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: callisto
Federal and state law enforcement officials remained on the Michigan Tech University campus late Monday after bombs found at two university buildings were disarmed. Radical environmentalists are considered possible suspects, a county official said.

The Bader-Meinhof terror group justified their attacks on the US because of the Vietnam war violating international law. What they are doing is replicating this now, justifying terrorism.

7 posted on 11/06/2001 10:05:55 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: callisto
"War on Terror" means a war on ALL terrorists, I think. If these people are found, skrag 'em.
8 posted on 11/06/2001 10:07:29 AM PST by Illbay
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To: Pete
Don't they mean "Left-wing extremists"? You said it man. I doubt that phrase will ever be spoken or written in the news.
9 posted on 11/06/2001 10:08:22 AM PST by znix
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To: callisto
Thanks for this post!

Since the left wing extremist mediots tried to blame evil white male conservatives for the Anthrax, I have been posting, the real suspects should be ALF, ELF, PETA and the radical members of Earth First!

The protected home grown terrorists have had a free rein since Jake Reno took its oath to screw and destroy America in 1993. They hate 99.9% of Americans and would love to see us disappear to make their druid world cleaner for their worship of trees, critters, water and the air!

10 posted on 11/06/2001 10:09:57 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: callisto
when i was in college we used to say that the only things to do at MTU was to play hockey and kiss polar bears. i guess i had better add bomb making to that list.
11 posted on 11/06/2001 10:09:58 AM PST by mlocher
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To: callisto
Usually when a statement like this is made it means they have good reason to believe it is true. I suspect they may even have credible evidence, such as specific threats made in those emails.
12 posted on 11/06/2001 10:10:16 AM PST by Illbay
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To: Pete
"Don't they mean "Left-wing extremists"?

My initial reaction as well.

Political extremism is not an ambidextrous quality, as percieved by the "lame-stream" media. It only can exist right of center.

14 posted on 11/06/2001 10:10:37 AM PST by DKM
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To: znix
"Left-wing extremists"? You said it man. I doubt that phrase will ever be spoken or written in the news.

Want to start a pool? Who will be first? ABC, FOX, CNN, CBS, NBC, or New York Times?

15 posted on 11/06/2001 10:14:15 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: Illbay
I'll probqably be sorry I asked -- What does "skrag'em" mean?
16 posted on 11/06/2001 10:14:21 AM PST by Bigg Red
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To: callisto
I have been proposing the possibility of these left-wing, anarchist types being involved in the anthrax scares. As pointed out by their ilk on this this very site, they abhor the media as a manifestation of the EvilBigBusinessCorporateConglomerationMilitaryIndustrialComplex.

On the other hand, they seem to be in favor of public education, oddly enough...

17 posted on 11/06/2001 10:15:29 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: RightWhale
FOX, but only by commentators like Bill O'Reilley or Sean Hannity.
18 posted on 11/06/2001 10:17:48 AM PST by znix
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To: DKM
The media don't see them as extreme because they are on the same page. No one consuders themself an extremeist, so it is difficult to label those with the same views extremist.

Mainstream Media - America's #1 domestic enemy.

19 posted on 11/06/2001 10:18:25 AM PST by Dakmar
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To: Grampa Dave
Don't they just love those animals and fish and trees and caribou? To h#!! with people. What a mindset!
20 posted on 11/06/2001 10:22:31 AM PST by Marysecretary
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To: Dakmar
I agree.

Following Rueters lead on not labelling 9/11 hijackers as terrorists, but rather those engaging in a "Holy war", they will see fit to describe the perps of this incident as "Ideological Warriors".

21 posted on 11/06/2001 10:23:17 AM PST by DKM
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To: callisto
Radical environmentalists are considered possible suspects...

Impossible. As the media has joyfully pointed out during the recent anthrax 'scare', "if it ain't foreign terrorists, it's gotta be them domestic right-wing militia extremists".

22 posted on 11/06/2001 10:26:27 AM PST by randog
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To: Grampa Dave
The protected home grown terrorists have had a free rein since Jake Reno took its oath to screw and destroy America in 1993.
That's exactly right...these nut cases have had a free ride for the last 10-years and it is time that they are targeted just as intensly as the towel-heads. The low level of aprehension and prosecution of these left-wing idiots is a national embarassment.
23 posted on 11/06/2001 10:30:50 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: randog
"if it ain't foreign terrorists, it's gotta be them domestic right-wing militia extremists".
Correct...these idiots have a lot more in common with Al Gore than with Ronald Reagan.
24 posted on 11/06/2001 10:33:36 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: mlocher
when i was in college we used to say that the only things to do at MTU was to play hockey

Where the heck is Michigan Tech?

Didn't we at UW yell 'sieve' at your goalie? (UW Class of '72). Aplogies if you're not a Husky.
25 posted on 11/06/2001 10:36:35 AM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: Grampa Dave
Well said !!! It still baffles me that these people freely roam our country. Arrest the damn spokesman and get him to give up some names. This is a freaking travesty of justice.
26 posted on 11/06/2001 10:38:09 AM PST by culpeper
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To: randog
...A Liberal is never identified. A conservative, always. A right-winger is always identified, a left-wing, never. A hero's welcome reaction is never reported for a Republican - act as if it never happened. A massive raspberry reaction to a Democrat is never reported and additionally requires immediate censoring in any media archives...

- Major Media Handbook and Talking Points, 2001 Edition, W.J.Clinton, Editor.

Dum-Dum! Pickup a copy today (available at your local DNC office).

27 posted on 11/06/2001 10:40:30 AM PST by Enduring Freedom
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To: culpeper
No, see, it's OKAY to be a terrorist if you're doing it for the RIGHT reasons, like environmentalism. If we all did our part to protect Mother Earth, then they wouldn't be forced to blow us up to teach us the error of our ways. /barf
28 posted on 11/06/2001 10:44:00 AM PST by Green Knight
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To: Dakmar
No one considers themself an extremeist, so it is difficult to label those with the same views extremist.
As far as the "mainstream" media is concerned, there are only thoughtful, intelligent, moderates and right-wing extremists; you will NEVER hear anyone described as left-wing.
29 posted on 11/06/2001 10:44:10 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Semper Paratus
Wait until one of their ecobombs kill a bunch of people. Then we'll hear plenty.
30 posted on 11/06/2001 10:44:40 AM PST by motexva
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To: callisto
Radical Islam and Radical Environmentalism: Amazing coincidences

1. Colors considered holy:

Radical Islam = GREEN
Radical environmentalism = GREEN

2. Political/economic/social ideology:

Radical Islam = Fascist regulation of society
Radical environmentalism = Fascist regulation of society

3. Relationship between religion & state:

Radical Islam = state subservient to a false, man-made religion (Moon-god worship)
Radical environmentalism = state subservient to a false, man-made religion (Earth-goddess worship)

4. Physical appearance of followers:

Radical Islam = scruffy people dressed in wierd looking rags
Radical environmentalism = scruffy people dressed in wierd looking rags

5. Methods used to advance agenda:

Radical Islam = Spout lies, break things, kill people
Radical environmentalism = Spout lies, break things, kill people (directly via abortion, indirectly as collateral damage)

6. Consequences:

Radical Islam = Wrecked, impoverished, backward, opressive societies
Radical environmentalism = ditto

31 posted on 11/06/2001 10:48:59 AM PST by Stefan Stackhouse
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To: callisto
We need to cut down the trees those ELF bastards live in. If they happen to be present at the time - extra points.
32 posted on 11/06/2001 10:49:15 AM PST by Hank Rearden
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To: Stefan Stackhouse
Stefan, great comparison of the enviro terrorists and the Islamic Goathumping terrorists!

I hope that we get to following the money from the super rich Arabs who hate America/Americans and funding of various enviral organizations. These enviral organizations have worked hand in hand with the Opecker states to make us more dependent on Opecker oil! I am sure that tons of money has flowed into these envirals coffers since 1973, the first of the phoney oil shortages!

33 posted on 11/06/2001 10:55:26 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: callisto
I hope they are not the ONLY possible suspects being considered. If memory serves correct, weren't there some post-911 connections to Michigan?

Other end of the state. MTU is waaaaay up north on the Keeweenau Peninsula. (That's the part of the UP which dangles out into Lake Superior like a barb on a fishhook.) The Middle Eastern enclave is in Dearborn, immediately to the west-southwest of Detroit.

God alone knows why anyone would want to bomb MTU. There is nothing there but snow and ice.

34 posted on 11/06/2001 10:56:04 AM PST by Chemist_Geek
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To: Mike Fieschko
sorry, i am a spartan, 1979 and 1981. yes, you used to yell 'sieve' to our goalie as well. we used to sing nasty songs about bob johnson to the tune of the UW fight song. i wished MSU was still in the WCHA...
35 posted on 11/06/2001 11:00:35 AM PST by mlocher
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To: I_Publius
It really would not surprise me if we discovered that it was a group, such as this one mentioned, who was flooding the country with Anthrax. Maybe we should declare war on our universities.

I've always said the anthrax was radical left wing anti-capitalist taking advantage of Pig Ladins hit and run.
It's always been my opinion.
Hope they catch these crazy left wing zealots.
"Mother earth" wouldn't be there to defend them!
When asking who would benifet most from the attacks, the answer is always the left wing terrorist groups , politicians, and their other socialist cronies.

36 posted on 11/06/2001 11:04:13 AM PST by concerned about politics
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To: callisto
MTU alumni checking in (BSEE '92).

I have to say, da 'Tech is one of the most conservative public campuses in the country. In the 60's, protests actually broke out in favor of the Vietnam War. Rumor has it that MTU was the birthplace of Agent Orange...rumor backed up by the excellent Forestry & Chemistry departments, plus warm warm ties with Dow Chemical...

Wadsworth Hall even has a students' weapon locker! So believe me, the @$$#0L3$ that messed with my alma mater have messed with the wrong school!

(BTW, there is more than ice and snow to the Keewenaw Penninsula - like incredible pristine beauty....)

38 posted on 11/06/2001 11:33:38 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: callisto
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Innocent lives have been saved and terrorists put behind bars.

39 posted on 11/06/2001 1:02:58 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: callisto
doubt Danny boy will report this one.
40 posted on 11/06/2001 1:04:24 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: boston_liberty
Didn't the New York Post (FOX) give credibility to the accusations against anti-murder (abortion) groups first after having learned that 250 threats of Anthrax latters had been made to murder clinics since 911?

bin Laden Muslims are violently anti-abortion. It's one reason they condem the West.

So, nice try to blame Conservatives but you lose.

41 posted on 11/06/2001 2:33:36 PM PST by jimkress
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To: concerned about politics
It really would not surprise me if we discovered that it was a group, such as this one mentioned, who was flooding the country with Anthrax. Maybe we should declare war on our universities.

'Domestic' anthrax was probably stolen by foreign students from University and Government labs who use these students as a cheap labor pool. They are the ones with the most probable access and the most likely motivation.

42 posted on 11/06/2001 2:36:39 PM PST by jimkress
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To: IceCreamSocialist
Bomb Michigan? Not worth the detonator. :) Maybe could drop it in Lake Superior and create a tidal wave.
44 posted on 11/06/2001 3:40:11 PM PST by madison10
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To: callisto
MTU is also doing genetic research on aspen trees. The ELF has targeted other research facilities that have done research along these lines. MTU recently received a large monetary grant to continue said research. The "bombs" were three five-gallon containers, with liquid (unknown), as the article said. Once the liquid has been analyzed and the results made public, we should know more......And also, since the bombs did not exlode, not were they exploded by the various authorities called in, I suspect there is enough evidence there to assist in the investigation.
46 posted on 11/06/2001 3:54:24 PM PST by WhiteyAppleseed
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To: callisto
The Oklahoman had this to say:

Oklahoman Editorial:

Domestic Terrorists Must be Stopped

2001-11-05

Catherine Ives was a researcher at Michigan State University in 1999, working on developing disease-resistant crops that could help alleviate starvation in Third World countries. Then, the facility in which she worked was torched, destroying Ives' work.

A group called the Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the fire. Upset with the research because of its association with genetically engineered crops, ELF members shut down Ives' operation through an act of terrorism.

While the resolve of Americans to combat terrorism is currently at a peak, the focus remains on Islamic extremists. Domestic terrorists such as the ELF and the Animal Liberation Front continue to operate with little public notice of their acts of terror.

Richard Berman, executive director of an organization representing restaurant and tavern owners, wrote last week in a USA Today opinion piece that homegrown terrorism has not let up since the awful events of Sept. 11. Rather than admit that their form of terrorism is every bit as odious as that of the Mideast radicals, the environmental and animal rights groups self- righteously cling to the "correctness" of their cause.

"In this age of insanity, you may be branded a terrorist," says an Animal Liberation Front Web page, "but you will one day be remembered as a selfless warrior who dared to fight for what is right." The words are directed at ALF associates who bomb or burn down research labs, sometimes killing animals in order to "save" them.

If those same words were distributed by Osama bin Laden, righteous indignation would be the reaction. Yet these domestic terrorists carry on with little scrutiny.

"The growing wave of domestic terrorism by animal-rights, anti-corporate and anti-biotech extremists has gone beyond vandalism," Berman wrote. "Property has been destroyed and lives have been put at risk. And Americans are the perpetrators."

The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies have their hands full now, giving the domestic terrorists a virtual field day for their lunatic fringe activities. ALF claims to have set fire to a primate research facility just nine days after planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Periodic torchings or bombings of research facilities have been commonplace. The ALF or ELF has claimed responsibility for firebombings at meat companies and a feed mill. The fire at Michigan State University caused about $1 million in damages, Berman wrote.

Because these domestic terrorists have so far managed to avoid killing people, their activities have been largely ignored by the general public. But terrorism is terrorism, and any war on terrorism must include these twisted and unjustifiable attacks.

While not directly engaged in terrorism, groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are nevertheless linked to terrorist attacks. For example, in 1992 ALF member Rodney Coronado firebombed a Michigan research facility, a crime he later admitted committing. PETA contributed $42,500 to Coronado's legal defense in 1995 while spending less than $5,000 for animal shelters that year.

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was outspoken in his contempt for domestic terrorism, but most Americans remain unaware that animal-rights and environmentalist radicals are loose in this society. Similarities between the homegrown terrorists and the men who hijacked four planes on Sept. 11 can be found in their rhetoric and their unfailing belief that no act is too extreme if the cause is "right."

Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are "acceptable crimes" in the pursuit of a cause, PETA co-founder Alex Pacheco once said. With such an endorsement of terrorism, it's not out of line to suggest that PETA itself encourages acts of violence.

In an opinion piece that appeared in The Oklahoman on Oct. 24, Nick Nichols, chairman of a crisis management firm in Washington, D.C., said Americans too often tolerate violence committed by environmental and animal rights terrorists as "stunts" or "pranks."

"This invites acts of greater violence," Nichols wrote. "Instead, we need to crack down with aggressive prosecution of domestic terrorism against property to protect us from more serious domestic terrorism against our people."

To paraphrase President Bush after the Sept. 11 attacks, you are either in the battle against terrorism or you are abetting it. Extremist animal and environmental activists have made it clear which side they're on.

47 posted on 11/06/2001 3:56:21 PM PST by Osage Orange
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To: Chemist_Geek
At the end of that barb, as you call it, shortly after the 11th, there were two picked up in Copper Harbor, ostensibly on their way to Isle Royale, middle-eastern in persuasion...haven't heard anything more about them....
48 posted on 11/06/2001 3:59:57 PM PST by WhiteyAppleseed
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To: callisto
whoa dude! like that's really RAD ya' know?

Environmentalcaseus
Liberalus
Freakus

send them to afghanistan to 'pick daisy's'!!!

49 posted on 11/06/2001 4:14:08 PM PST by rockfish59
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To: Yossarian
MTU alum, class of '72 back at ya. During the Viet Nam era, Tech had a very large ROTC program. There used to be a football field across US 41 from Coed Hall that would be packed when they had marching drills.

Has anyone considered that maybe a mining engineering student lost some of his homework on the way back from the Library?

50 posted on 11/06/2001 4:26:36 PM PST by CrossCheck
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