2 thoughts on “Why are Food Facilities Being Attacked?

  1. Watching that video I was reminded of the Earth Liberation Front ( ELF ) and couldn’t help wondering if some of the same players or their followers were involved. These eco-terrorists were active in the late 1990s and through the early 2000s.

    Here are some of their notable attacks:


    ” The ELF gained state attention in the state of Oregon in 1996 when they burned down the Oakridge Ranger Station. The ELF gained national attention for a series of actions which earned them the label of eco-terrorists, and one of the top domestic terror threats in the United States. This came after the burning of a ski resort in Vail, Colorado, on October 19, costing $12 million. In a communique to the press, the ELF said:[46]

    Vail, Inc. is already the largest ski operation in North America and now wants to expand even further. The 12 miles (19 km) of roads and 885 acres (3.58 km2) of clearcuts will ruin the last, best lynx habitat in the state. Putting profits ahead of Colorado’s wildlife will not be tolerated.

    Actions also included sabotaging power lines, the burning of an SUV dealership, and the burning down of a logging headquarters causing $1 million in damages. The Elves wrote to the local paper “Let this be a lesson to all greedy multinational corporations who don’t respect their ecosystems,” with most actions taking place in Oregon. The defendants in the case were later charged in the FBI’s “Operation Backfire”, which included 17 acts of property destruction.

    The ELF then set fire to Michigan State University on New Year’s Eve, using a gasoline bomb to cause $1.1 million in damages, because of a program to provide GMO plants to African farmers. ELF spokesmen claimed Monsanto had been a major contributor to funding the program; however, the only funding from Monsanto Corp. was a one-time sum of $2,000 to send five African students to a conference on biotechnology. The next day, commercial logging equipment was set on fire, with “ELF” and “Go Log in Hell” spraypainted on a truck. In March 2008, four activists were charged for both the arsons.

    On November 27, in Colorado, the ELF burned the Legend Ridge mansion and sent a message to the Boulder Weekly saying “Viva la revolution!” Damages were estimated at $2.5 million.

    In March, a total of thirty SUVs were torched, belonging to Joe Romania’s dealership, in Oregon, with damages estimated at $1 million. The action was claimed in support of Jeff “Free” Luers, who targeted the very same dealership and was in court for the charges at the time. He was then sentenced to twenty-two years in jail, later revised to ten.

    On May 21, a fire destroyed laboratories, offices, and archives at the Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington, causing a total of $7 million in damages. The arson destroyed 20 years of research and plant and book collections. The ELF claimed responsibility based upon the incorrect belief that the university was involved in genetic engineering of poplar trees. No genetic engineering was being conducted. In the wake of the attack, an FBI spokeswoman in Portland, Oregon said “I don’t think there’s any doubt the ELF is upping the ante”.

    On November 7, ELF member Ian Wallace planted incendiary devices outside of two buildings on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan during the early morning hours. The devices failed, and on March 21, 2009, Wallace was sentenced to three years in prison for the incident by Judge Robert Holmes Bell, who said Wallace “didn’t intend to hurt anybody, (but) this is a serious offense.” Said Wallace after his conviction, “I have been consumed by shame for what I have done,” Wallace said. “My greatest blessing is that no one got hurt.”

    On January 1, in Girard, Pennsylvania, jugs of gasoline were set under three vehicles at Bob Ferrando Ford Lincoln Mercury and set ablaze. Two pickup trucks, one Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a car were destroyed causing $90,000 in damages. Steve Dartnell of Fairview claimed responsibility for the attack.

    On August 1, a 206-unit condominium in San Diego was destroyed, with a banner left at the scene saying “If you build it, we will burn it”, signed “The E.L.F.s are mad”. The damages totaled $20 million after flames reached an estimated 200 feet (61 m) in the air, as over a hundred firefighters attempted to put out the fire. The destruction was the movement’s most financially damaging action against a target, with a local preservation group calling the action pointless, noting that “You can go and burn something down, but it’s just going to get built again.” Exactly three weeks later, 125 SUVs and Hummers were torched in Los Angeles costing a total of $3.5 million, with “I love pollution” spray-painted at the scene, and a month later, homes being built in San Diego were targeted again, this time costing an estimated $450,000 in damages.[59]

    The FBI’s most recent report stated that there had been over 1,200 “criminal incidents”,[30] within January 2006. A nearly completed 9,600-square-foot (890 m2) house, worth $3 million, was burnt to the ground in Washington. It was reported that a bed-sheet was draped across the front gate, with a message reading “Built Green? Nope black. McMansions and RCDs r not green,” a reference to rural cluster developments.

    One of the latest ELF arsons was reported on the morning of March 3, when explosive devices set fire to four multimillion-dollar homes from the 2007 Seattle Street of Dreams in Echo Lake, Washington, causing $7 million in damage. Authorities described the act as “domestic terrorism” after finding “ELF” spray-painted in red letters, mocking claims that the homes were environmentally friendly: “Built Green? Nope black! McMansions in RCDs r not green. ELF.”[62][verification needed]

    On March 23, the ELF claimed the burning of an excavator in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. In one of many recent anonymous communiques, the ELF reported to Bite Back; “Maybe we have not collapsed the system of domination with these actions, but it begins with actions like these.”

    On September 4, ELF claimed responsibility for using a stolen excavator to overturn two AM radio towers belonging to the station KRKO near Seattle, Washington; they claimed that radio waves are dangerous. ”

    It is this mind set that would be responsible for attacks on food processors.
    Maybe there are shadowy forces at work here . But I dunno.

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