'Direct Action' Attacks: Terrorism by Another Name?
By Fred Burton Stratfor
Members of environmental and animal rights movements use the term "direct action" to describe a wide range of protest activities. These actions can range from passive activities, such as vigils and letter-writing campaigns, to aggressive acts such as arson, physical assault, toppling electrical lines and more. Most direct action involves some sort of civil disobedience...
The group that came to be known as the Family practiced excellent tradecraft and operational security. Two of its members, Rodgers and Meyerhoff, collaborated to author the ELF arson manual "Setting Fires with Electrical Timers — An Earth Liberation Front Guide." In addition to containing instructions on creating and placing incendiary devices, the manual contains rather extensive advice on how to create a "clean room" to ensure no DNA or other forensic evidence is left behind. Members of the group also used dark clothing and masks to disguise their appearance during their actions and used codes and encryption programs when communicating among themselves.
Due to this high level of tradecraft and operational security, the crimes committed by the Family remained unsolved for many years despite extensive multiagency investigative efforts. The government's big break came when investigators snared active cell member Jacob Ferguson, who agreed to serve as an informant — even going so far as to wear a wire while meeting with various cell members — rather than face the possibility of a lengthy jail term. In the end, the weight of the evidence Ferguson provided to the government caused other members to plead guilty rather than risk trial.
Meet the Nihilist-Anarchist Network Bringing Chaos to a Town Near You
By Jake Hanrahan
The Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei (Greek: Συνωμοσία των Πυρήνων της Φωτιάς, Synomosía Pyrínon Tis Fotiás –SPF), also translated as Conspiracy of Fire Cells or Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, is a radical anarchist organization based in Greece. The SPF first surfaced on January 21, 2008, with a wave of 11 firebombings against luxury car dealerships and banks in Athens and Thessaloniki. Monthly waves of arson have been followed by proclamations expressing solidarity with arrested anarchists in Greece and elsewhere. In September 2009, following an escalation to the use of crude time bombs, four suspected members of the group were arrested. In November 2010 two more suspects were arrested while attempting to mail parcel bombs to embassies and EU leaders and organizations. The organization was designated as a terrorist group on October 13, 2011, by the U.S. Department of State.
Burn Wal Mart Burn
An 11-year-old South Carolina boy is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a fire inside a Walmart that caused millions of dollars in damages to the business, police report.
The boy’s 13-year-old cousin has also been charged in connection with the blaze.
According to investigators, the boy stole a lighter while inside the Columbia store and, with his cousin, used it to set a fire in the Walmart’s greeting card aisle. The ensuing blaze caused significant damage to the store, though no injuries were reported.
The fire forced Walmart to close temporarily for repairs, but the store has since reopened.
Read more- http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/arson/kids-arrested-for-walmart-arson-890751
Let's Burn this Bitch Down!!
Naples police have released surveillance images from an arson and robbery that occurred at a gas station.
Police say the suspects broke into the Mobil station on 9th Street North and tried to cover the surveillance cameras with spray paint before removing several items from the store.
The suspects then poured an accelerant, possibly gasoline, inside the store from a red gas canister before igniting it. Damage is estimated to be over $150,000.
Detectives are in the process of analyzing video surveillance from several sources in order to positively identify the suspects.
If you can identify the suspects, contact the Naples Police Department at (239) I'maSnitch.
Read more- http://www.nbc-2.com/story/29970273/fire-marshal-naples-gas-station-fire-intentionally-set
On May 7th, 2012, two masked gunmen crept up on the CEO of nuclear engineering firm Ansaldo Nucleare outside his home in Italy. As their target—56-year-old Roberto Adinolfi—emerged from his house, the gunmen fired three shots at him. One shattered Adinolfi’s right kneecap. The attackers weren't petty extortionists or Mafia guns for hire, as was initially assumed, but members of what is considered to be a highly organized and shadowy left-wing terrorist organization named Federazione Anarchica Informale—shortened to the FAI, or the Informal Anarchist Federation in English.
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By Christopher R Rice
The soft tyranny we endure now on a daily basis has turned scores of Americans into reluctant activists, no longer satisfied with participation in mundane “demonstrations” that prove and accomplish nothing.
Nearly everywhere you turn, crowds of angry Americans are gathering, no longer content to merely sit idly by and remain spectators to the cavalcade of injustices being perpetuated ad nauseum against We the People by criminal governments that have long since lost their legitimacy.
Since forming this new organization for antagonistic struggle, we have attacked the system, showing that struggle is possible because the system is vulnerable.
Burn Baby Burn
The surveillance video shows a fire exploding in the back storage room of the Marathon gas station at 14 Mile and Van Dyke roads in Sterling Heights.
The video captures the impact of the explosion. Two bewildered customers walked out as they were trying to figure out what happened.
Police say about 2:15 a.m. Sunday a man broke into the back storage room and used an accelerant to start the fire.
"The clerk heard a loud boom. She checked the rear storage area and found that it was set afire," said Lt. David Smith. "It definitely rocked the building. It blew some of the front doors open, away from where the storage area was. So there was a pretty good explosion when he set this fire."
No one was injured. Sterling Heights firefighters were able to put out the flames before the fire spread to the rest of the gas station.
On Monday, debris damaged by smoke and water littered the back area. Fire-retardant foam surrounded the gas pumps.
This was not the first time. Just six days earlier someone broke into the storage room, started a fire and drove away. The same thing happened Sunday, but the fire was much more intense than the first one.
Police were searching hospitals for anyone with suspicious injuries.
Read more- http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/sterling-heights-police-believe-they-have-gas-station-arsonist