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The EcoTerrorist Anthrax Connection
CNSNews.com ^ | October 23, 2001 | Tom DeWeese

Posted on 10/23/2001 4:49:01 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen

While the remains of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and Washington, DC's Pentagon are "ground zero" for the horrible destruction wrought by foreign terrorists, the nation's forests, research labs, resorts and housing developments have long been "ground zero" for domestic environmentally-driven "ecoterrorists." There may be diabolical links between the two forces.

There is a strong possibility that Animal Liberation Front (ALF) terrorists have come into possession of Anthrax as the result of having invaded laboratories that have been researching the disease. This certainly merits investigation as a source for the Anthrax attacks. The fact that the Anthrax used in the recent U.S. attacks is domestic and not of "weapons grade" indicates the possibility of involvement by a U.S. terrorist group. Using the September 11th attacks as cover, ALF could be using them to shield its own activities. The British government is investigating ALF for possible ties to that country's outbreak of mad cow disease last year.

There is ample reason to suspect that eco-terrorists could have direct ties and are working in concert with foreign terrorists. First, both forces are made up of radical activists who have expressed immense hatred for American industry and its capitalist society. Both operate underground. Both are structured along the same lines, using secret cells, and communication networks. Both are determined to destroy America's way of life.

More importantly, there is precedent for such cooperation. It is well documented that international terrorists from the Islamic Jihad to the Irish Republican Army, to a variety of violent cells in Europe and Japan have been in communication with each other, even offering cooperation.

It is not unreasonable that enemies of America would see an opportunity in working with dedicated revolutionaries in the environmental terrorist movement that are able to travel freely inside our borders as American citizens.

In 1999, during preparations for possible Y2K terrorist attacks, the U.S. military staged urban assault training in San Francisco. One of the military officers in charge of the training exercise explained to The DeWeese Report that the San Francisco mission was specifically designed to train troops to react to a biological terrorist attack.

Moreover, he said that this particular scenario dealt with the fact that American terrorist groups, such as Earth First! and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), were known to have been in contact with outside terrorist organizations. These U.S based groups, he said, were helping to make plans to aid such murderous, biological attacks from within the U.S.

Is the FBI investigating the possibility? Probably not. Under former Attorney General Janet Reno, the FBI was under direct orders to leave such groups alone. As a result, to date, the FBI has few records on Earth First!, ALF or ELF.

In response to the growing violence of eco-terrorism, Congressman George Nethercutt has introduced H.R. 2795, "The Agroterrorism Prevention Act." The bill was introduced before the September 11th attacks. However, Congress made no moves to pass the legislation. In October, Congressman Nethercutt made the connection between the foreign terrorist threat and the domestic environmental terrorists and attempted to add the bill to anti-terrorism legislation called for by President Bush. Congress refused to take that action, failing to understand the connection with environmental terrorists.

Now, Congressman Nethercutt must begin again to get his legislation enacted. Among others things, says Nethercutt, "H.R.2795 would empower the FBI to track down extremist cells of ALF and ELF and would give federal prosecutors the tools they need to properly punish and deter crimes by these organizations."

The FBI has defined terrorism as: "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." That definition fits eco-terrorists perfectly. If we are engaged in a war on terrorism, then its time to take out all of the violent thugs who prey on innocent people and their property.

Ecoterrorists have been around a long time and they too have largely been ignored. They advocate the violent overthrow of the old order. They communicate through dispatches in radical publications. They hide in safe houses and live and work in "cells" with no organized structure, no recognized leadership, manned by dedicated extremist foot soldiers focused on destroying America's way of life. Many use aliases to hide their identities. They bomb, burn, and sabotage private property. They issue declarations of war against America. They too are preparing for massive destruction. They are American-born, and they operate right here on American soil.

Not only should Americans be more aware of the ecoterrorists' threat, we should take a hard look at the comparable objectives they share with external terrorists such as bin Laden's al Qaeda network. Incredibly, so far, the U.S. Government has refused to do so.

In February 2001, then-FBI Director Louis Freeh identified ecoterrorist organizations such as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) as one of America's foremost domestic terrorism threats. The FBI's announcement came on the heels of a January 1st ELF communiqu\'e9 proclaiming, "This year, 2001, we hope to see an escalation in tactics against capitalism and industry."

Most ecoterrorist activity seems to revolve around one group, Earth First! It was founded in 1979 by Dave Foreman who now serves on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club. He is also a co-creator of the radical environmental blue print called "The Wildlands Project." From the beginning, the structure of Earth First! was "informal" in order to avoid prosecution. It called itself a "movement" rather than an organization. There was no bureaucracy, no lobbyist, no paid staff, and only a cadre of volunteers. There were no membership lists, no lists of names of any kind, and no way to trace anyone to any activity.

For his model of the new group, Foreman adopted Edward Abbey's industry-killing novel, "The Monkey Wrench Gang." The book described acts of sabotage. Forman would call Earth First!'s attacks "eco-tage."

"Monkeywrenching" was a term used by Earth First! activists who poured sugar into the gas tanks of bulldozers to destroy the equipment of the hated timber companies. A favorite "Monkeywrenching" trick was to pound spikes into trees. At the mills, saws hitting the spikes would explode like shrapnel. One worker lost most of his face when his blade hit an undetected spike. Over the years, "Monkeywrenchers" have become fond of sending mail bombs and letters in envelopes lined with razor blades. It pre-stages today's Anthrax-filled envelopes.

Today, Foreman's vision of radical environmental action has spawned a violent network of eco-terrorists and it's on the rise. They include the Earth Liberation Front, the Earth Liberation Army, and the Environmental Rangers, to name a few. Joining forces with the ecoterrorists are the equally violent animal rights terrorists. The most prominent of these is the Animal Liberation Front. Just as Earth First! is a violent offshoot of the mainstream Sierra Club, animal rights terrorists have links to the well-known People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

There have, to date, been more than 3,000 acts of violence perpetrated by ecoterrorists. For years Americans were warned of potential attacks by foreign terrorists like Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, and the Islamic Jihad. We ignored those warnings to our peril. We continue to ignore our domestic eco-terrorists at our peril. Inspired by the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, it will not be long before ecoterrorists and animal rights terrorists seek to demonstrate their capacity to wreak horror and death among American institutions and people.
Tom DeWeese


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1 posted on 10/23/2001 4:49:01 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen
rotflol! Great find.

I find it as unlikely that enviral wackos are sending out anthrax, as that "right-wing militias" are to blame (I continue to belive those sporting headlinen are the culprits).

At least someone is creating some tit-for-tat in the "reporting".

2 posted on 10/23/2001 4:55:57 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: Stand Watch Listen
There is something that sticks in my craw when I try to accept that international terrorists are responsible for the anthrax attacks here and abroad. My gut tells me it is the anarchist crowd, and they are attacking their principal enemies - - The US Government, The US Military, and the US News Media.

These goons are responsible for riots and violence from Seattle to Quebec City and throughout Europe and Asia.

3 posted on 10/23/2001 5:00:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Good article!

For weeks we've been listening to the lamestream media hammering home their lame theories that the anthrax attacks are either the work of 1) bin Laden or, 2) rightwing extremists. Not one word, in weeks of blathering about it, did they ever mention the far more likely alternative (to #2) that leftwing extremists may be involved.

4 posted on 10/23/2001 5:03:14 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Bin Laden-trained terrorists would use any disaffected group in the U.S. I would not bet against, for example, the hoof and mouth outbreak in the U.K. being bioterrorism and that there was some form of cooperation between Islamist terrorists and eco-terrorists. They would use the fringe right or the fringe left. They don't care.
5 posted on 10/23/2001 5:29:27 AM PDT by eno_
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
These goons are responsible for riots and violence from Seattle to Quebec City and throughout Europe and Asia.

They're always refered to as "anti-globalists", which makes you a globalist. Neat trick, huh?

6 posted on 10/23/2001 6:19:10 AM PDT by William Terrell
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To: Stand Watch Listen; Grampa Dave
no surprise here ping.
7 posted on 10/23/2001 6:37:41 AM PDT by glock rocks
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Left wing eco-nuts are capable of mailing the anthrax compound,[nails in standing timber]..
And probably are are local home bred terrorists.
This conclusion is based not only the block letter addresses sent to Daschle and Brokaw, but the 4th Grade class ,Phoney School, NJ. with zip code return address on one of the envelopes..

Only a parent would know about class projects sent home with 3rd or 4th grade students for parential help to support one cause or another..

These classroom projects for mailings are usually written in capital block letters by the child. The parent most likely emulated the kid's method of printing as he addressed the envelopes, unlicked ,but with the flap folded in , to avoid self contamination, and specially purchased envelopes with a self embossed stamp. How many foreigners are aware of those?

Also Arabic is written left to right ,and horizontal, a habit not easily broken - the fluency ,and the printing slanting downward is strictly another clue of home grown writing ....

as jh2 says, my 3cents worth.

8 posted on 10/23/2001 7:13:12 AM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: JohnHuang2; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
fyi
9 posted on 10/23/2001 7:41:48 AM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: Stand Watch Listen
bttt
10 posted on 10/23/2001 8:15:12 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: prognostigaator
Thanks for the heads up.
11 posted on 10/23/2001 12:41:40 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
FYI
12 posted on 10/23/2001 12:42:29 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: prognostigaator
bttt
13 posted on 10/23/2001 1:16:19 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen
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14 posted on 10/23/2001 5:19:51 PM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Thnaks for this post! I saw it and FR was shut down most of the day for me!

This quote is significant:"Moreover, he said that this particular scenario dealt with the fact that American terrorist groups, such as Earth First! and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), were known to have been in contact with outside terrorist organizations. These U.S based groups, he said, were helping to make plans to aid such murderous, biological attacks from within the U.S.

Is the FBI investigating the possibility? Probably not. Under former Attorney General Janet Reno, the FBI was under direct orders to leave such groups alone. As a result, to date, the FBI has few records on Earth First!, ALF or ELF."

60% of the Elf's eco terrorism has happened in Oregon. They and the anarchists in Eugene operate in the open. They are well known in the Portland, Or. area. I have heard that since Gov Katznslobber became the enviral hand puppet governor that he like Jake Reno gave the OSP direct orders to leave all of these eco terrorists along. They have been the dark side heroes in Oregon. The Oregon Supreme Court about two years ago, made all information gathered by under cover agents on groups like these eco terrorists as illegal/invalid evidence. That meant that these eco criminals could burn and destroy as they so felt!

Their crimes need to be classified as terrorism and hate crimes. A double hitter. Oregon has a two strike law that can be used to by pass left wing judges in sentencing to lock them up for years!

"Is the FBI investigating the possibility? Probably not. Under former Attorney General Janet Reno, the FBI was under direct orders to leave such groups alone. As a result, to date, the FBI has few records on Earth First!, ALF or ELF."

So who gave the druged out pyscho Jake Lesbo Reno, the order to tell the FBI to leave these groups alone? She should be sued for $ damages by anyone who was terrorized by her buddies the ElF's. She should go to prison and be locked up with the White Aryian thugs in prison!

Was it Goron or X42 in payback to the envirals for their money and votes?

15 posted on 10/23/2001 5:21:07 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: glock rocks
You posted, "no surprise here ping.

Thanks for the ping! No surprise to you and I. I have been posting how these thugs were not investigated by the Oregon State Police since Katznslobber. Now we find out that Jake Reno, the drugged out super lesbo criminal, had issued direct orders to the FBI not to investigate these terrorists.

See my remarks in reply #15 above!

16 posted on 10/23/2001 5:25:58 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Would you please alert the Klamath Basin Ping group on this latest disclosure!

60% of the elfs ecoterrorism crimes have occurred in Oregon thanks to Katznslobber doing the same to the Oregon State Police that Jake Reno did to the FBI. They could not investigate these criminals!

These ecoterrorists are the foot soldier terrorists for the green eco enviral organizations in Oregon!

17 posted on 10/23/2001 5:28:50 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
You posted, "My gut tells me it is the anarchist crowd, and they are attacking their principal enemies - - The US Government, The US Military, and the US News Media.

These goons are responsible for riots and violence from Seattle to Quebec City and throughout Europe and Asia.

The anachrists in charge of trashing Seattle, have lived and operated in and out Eugene Or. for about a decade. Since the hand puppet enviral governor Katznslobber has been the governor of Oregone, the state police had left these eco terrorists criminal alone. Rumors and comments have been around for years that Katznslobber like Jake Reno ordered his investigative police to leave these criminals alone.

60% of the Elf eco terrorism acts nationwide have occurred in Oregone. They have burned police cars, suvs, logging operations, logging trucks and other private property with basically no interference from the law! They have been heroes to the enviralist infected Oregonians!

18 posted on 10/23/2001 5:35:52 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
She should go to prison and be locked up with the White Aryian thugs in prison!

she’d probably enjoy that...

i’ve been thinking this of the animal and environmental terrorists
for years... but, until something in your neighborhood burns, the neighbors don’t hear you...

take care grampa. (i have a couple grandkids myself).

19 posted on 10/23/2001 5:37:16 PM PDT by glock rocks
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gr posted, "take care grampa. (i have a couple grandkids myself)."

I remember that you told me about your grandkids!

For their sake we must eradicate these terrorists here and over there! We are at war with no rules! Our children are just targets to them!

20 posted on 10/23/2001 5:56:54 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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