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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:17 AM
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Arson is a crime, never a protest
The bottom line is as a resident of Snohomish County I share the frustration of many over the rampant developement going on in the area. However torching these houses does not protect the enviroment. It just means more lumber will be harvested to rebuild them.


Seattle Times

Arson investigators, including federal agents, are looking at fires that destroyed two homes and threatened two others east of Snohomish, Washington. The subtext of the inquiry is a hunt for links to radical and mindless protests.

Those ties have not been established, but an obvious suspect is the Earth Liberation Front, which took its campaign of sabotage and intimidation out of the woods and into the nation's suburbs.

ELF has a despicable history of arson that destroyed a $50 million apartment building in San Diego, torched a headquarters building of forest-products giant Boise Cascade and burned down the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington.

As of last October, the Associated Press reported ELF had set fires in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Detroit, San Diego and Philadelphia in the prior 12 months.

For years, ELF's terrorism was focused on tree spiking, which sought to deter logging and destroy sawmill equipment. The group drifted into setting fires to SUVs and torching cars on dealer lots.

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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:25 AM
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1. Ah yes, ecological activists are terrorists.
Just a reminder in case we had forgotten this meme for a moment.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 12:35 AM
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2. we had an arsonist in Phoenix
who was burning down homes that were encroaching on the mountain preserves around here.

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