I must wonder how deluded people can get. It is promised in the media that the “environmental activists” will use “guerrilla tactics” to stop the Keystone pipeline project. This should worry you, they have a history of violence and terrorism rated with the best of the better-known terrorist groups. For instance, did you know that even the UN declared Green Peace a terrorist group in 2014? We discussed green terrorism in Code Name Green 41, the name of the book, by the way, as with all GMJ Books, is a code reflecting to my late wife, it has nothing to do with Green Peace or greenies in general. Yet, it was very interesting what my research brought to the surface – GMJ Books are not your usual story books, they are history in motion because we can learn from history.
… “In more recent times we saw the Sierra Incident. She was a whaling vessel attacked in 1980 in Portugal and sunk with a limpet mine. Attached by who? The answer is obvious and note, this was five years before the Rainbow Warrior Incident in New Zealand. This is interesting or should be as it is a study in green terrorism which is applauded by those supporting them as if it is not terrorism and somehow “right”. What the green terrorists did, and this is not disputed by any party, is to activate the “Sierra Campaign” to prevent whaling in international waters. It also became known as the “Sea Shepherd Project” and is frankly astonishing in extremism and naked aggression. A lesson in what a liberal believes is acceptable behaviour under their double standard outlook in life.
A North Sea cod trawler was bought and renamed the Sea Shepherd - some of the funding came from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), an organisation I will never donate to, ever, because of this incident about to be described from a counter terrorism view and not a bleeding heart one. The newly acquired Sea Shepherd, under command of one Paul Watson, now hunted the whaling vessel Sierra, going on her legitimate business on the open seas, not breaking any laws and rammed her deliberately, not once, but twice, tearing open a 7 by 10-foot hole, and thus staving in a long section of the Sierra's port-side hull, causing a lot of damage. This is called piracy by decent people and the Sea Shepherd had a reinforced bow for this purpose – showing complete intent. It was no “accident” but a deliberate act of violence, terrorism and attempted murder.
The attacks caused the Sierra to run for safety in Portugal where she was then limpet bombed, and sunk at her moorings. Again, an act of terrorism and exactly what happened five years later in New Zealand. The legal consequence was that a Portuguese Judge awarded the Sea Shepherd, the ship which caused the damage and her to be where she was moored, to the owners of the Sierra, the attacked vessel. The greenies could not defend this court order and did not even try, they would have been arrested on the spot. Nor would they comply with a court order, very much like what we see with Apple today, refusing flatly for no reason, to unblock the San Bernardino extremist’s iPhone, and so they scuttled Sea Shepherd to avoid handing her over. Another middle finger to law and order and a reason to be arrested.
Less than a few months later half of the Spanish whaling fleet went down. Yes, by the use of limpet bombs planted by saboteurs & green terrorists approaching under water. A bombing campaign thus, the same as any Muslim radical against Israel or against the World Trade Centre, what is the difference? There is none. It stays terrorism even if not state sponsored. You have to be a monumental idiot to applaud such behaviour.
Yet, the greenies, I can tell you, are extremely proud of what took place and see Paul Watson as a hero to this day, why, I have no idea. He is a terrorist as much as Osama Bin Laden is. If he or any one of his hippy mates try that with one of my vessels I will act in kind and they will be trapped in the sinking vessel. Accordingly, there was a long history before the Rainbow Warrior got sunk which is today and then, completely ignored by the greenies and their supporters. It seems to me that liberals like the idea of being nasty to everyone around them and then cry like spoiled brats when tasting their own medicine or are arrested. I am not surprised in the least that so many Greeny Organisations are declared terrorists and are stuck on the FBI Terrorism Watchlist (something they complain bitterly about too). They absolutely deserved to be on such lists (see a history of Greeny terrorism in Code Name Wrangler, if interested, Angelique).” … (Taken from Code Name Green 41.)
Now let us see what we discovered in Code Name Wrangler, the book on hostage rescues, as Angelique advised above.
… “It is one thing to peacefully protest your views on nature and another entirely when you start acting like a hoodlum, no matter how strong your views or how just your cause. When you break the law, designed to keep everyone to common civilised behaviour, you are either a criminal or a terrorist and frequently both. The only difference, theoretically is your wish to further political goals via violence and not at the voting booth. All terrorism is a crime, something most doesn’t get, it is not a military problem but a police one. The line between a protest and civil disobedience and outright terrorism is not thin at all as liberal journalists want you to believe, it is easily discernible in law and in counter terrorism. You look for patterns and you carefully analyse what they do or they stand accused of and you get the picture rather easily. The FBI defines eco-terrorism as “the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against people or property by an environmentally oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature.”
Eco-terrorism is as bad as Muslim extremists, they caused no less than $200 million in property damage between 2003 and 2008 in the US alone. Often they are seen attacking whalers as well as oilrigs and making a nuisance of themselves to gain media (not so innocent) attention. And when they get attention of the wrong kind from the authorities, they run to their local embassies for assistance instead of taking their well-deserved punishment as a man. They cannot even argue their silly cause properly in my eyes as they have the oddest (they must be liberals in drag) ideas on why they are not or should never be classified as the terrorists their foul deeds indicate they are. Most say they do not perpetrate violence against humans but only against property. This alone, according to their theory, makes them “innocent” but let us look at this more closely. Following this logic to the end, if the World Trade Centre was empty of people, somehow, then the 9/11 attack would be what? Not terrorism? Really? I mean it was only property damage in such a case! A silly argument in the extreme, your deeds are not following your mouth. And what if your acts caused injury or death to humans? They have a common tactic in the US known as tree spiking where they hammer a small iron spike or nail into the trunk of a tree that may be logged in the future. The idea is that the spike or nail will damage the chainsaw or mill blades (this is overcome with x-rays before the tree is sawed). However, any idiot will know that such a nail may very well seriously injure the logger as the blade explodes in his face. What then? Silence, oops and anyway, the hardworking logger had it coming, the tree must die of old age. No wooden furniture must ever be made and you know what, America would not have been discovered since a good many trees got murdered most foully to build the Santa Maria and other ships. Yep, that is what greenies stand for, no progress, it is unbiblical.
Another favourite tactic used by the eco-terrorist is arson. They now attack sites such as new housing developments, SUV dealerships, and chain stores with incendiary devices. What if someone dies in such an attack or because of such an attack? Obviously the liberal twat will then say it was an “accident” and not planned and in any case a “maverick” attack, not the organisation’s fault. And they do operate like that, plausible deniability. They follow the classic independent cells which operate on its own. The same modus operandi usually used by spies in occupied countries. They also say, seriously, that they have no central leaders or formal organisational structures (which can be banned, sued or the leaders arrested). Those who wish to join the “movement” are encouraged to start their own cell, and never to seek out other members and jeopardize their secrecy. The same as the current Al-Qaeda and ISIS organisations are doing.
Now why is that? The answer is logical. Statistics available, from the FBI, show us that 23 serious injuries and three deaths through letter-bombs were caused by so called independently operating eco-terrorists in the last twenty years. This is besides the millions of dollars of damage. What is more, the FBI reckons that eco-terrorists represented “one of the most serious domestic terrorism threats in the U.S. today.” They are rated right there with the Muslim extremists. Several comparable organisations are on the FBI “Terrorism Watchlist” besides Greenpeace itself. The FBI list includes the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), the Earth Liberation Front, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and last but not least, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Them you often see with blood smeared models protesting the fur trade. They have wide support, the liberals, scared to lose their income and status among fellow idiots called tree huggers, protested this “terrible injustice” of being watched by the FBI through their cronies in Congress and the Senate. Fortunately, you will have to go far to meet two more useless and toothless houses in the world, they cannot even stop a president’s illegal pen never mind what other countries are up to. And the greenies are not that respected in all parts of the world and with good reason, they act like hooligans and terrorists at times.
We can take Greenpeace, the richest and most famous of the many eco-organisations, as the classic example. They started off well, with good ideas and then became aware that bully boy tactics and publicity stunts are great money spinners. Recently, in Peru, they screwed up so badly with a “publicity stunt” that their fellow leftist whiners at the UN (2014) declared Greenpeace a “terrorist organisation.” Strangely, or perhaps not, the US Justice Department did not act on the well-known UN vote. If they did, they would have immediately revoked Greenpeace’s status regarding tax exemption and frozen all their considerable assets as I absolutely guarantee you, would happen to a “Tea Party” organisation under similar circumstances. The Greenpeace directors grovelled to Peru since then like you cannot believe and offered money as compensation to no avail. They even wanted to send a Director (he must be related to the Pope) to talk to them, the country flatly stated any such Director will be arrested and put on trial for terrorism on arrival and obviously, not one arrived. What will happen further no one knows except that the Greenpeace twats will become more radical because they got away with their tactics up to now.” … (Taken from Code Name Wrangler.)
Thus, you may want to take note that if such terrorists threats are made by people with a clear history of terrorism, it must be taken seriously. Do not become a terrorist and break laws just because you think you have a moral obligation, it is the road to jail if lucky and death if not. Use the courts, protest peacefully, and be aware, you are not doing your cause in favours by committing terrorist acts. You will be treated as one.
George M James is a pseudo name for the author and used for security reasons. He is an expert on counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in sub Saharan Africa, a military and war historian and published author of 43 books. His late wife was an American Patriot that served with the U.S. Navy. His books are widely read among military veterans of many nations.