*ALF AND ELF ATTACKS
This is part of the "make your enemies, namely liberals, laugh to death or beat out their brains on rocks" strategy of the Bush administration.
The FBI has sounded a new and surprising alarm, suggesting environmental and animal-welfare militants are now the biggest terrorist threat in the US, increasingly using incendiary devices on targets ranging from housing developments and research laboratories to car dealerships.You know, in a battle against Mother Nature and humans, Culture of Life News bets on the side of Mother Nature winning. In the bitter end. Ask the dinosaurs. In the non news of this week is this story: the first hurricane of the season just happened and already killed people down in Central America. You heard that right. We are already in the hurricane season just like NOAA predicted. And Bush wants to cut funds to NOAA. Imagine that.
John Lewis, the agency's deputy assistant director for counter-terrorism, told a senate committee in Washington that the militant groups were "way out in front" in economic damage. He also suggested it would not be long before loss of human life was added to their tally of crimes.
"There is nothing else going on in this country over the past several years that is racking up the high number of violent crimes and terrorist actions," he told senators, prompting some Democrats on the panel to warn against tagging all environmental and animal rights organisations with the same label.
The hearing, held by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, was an unusual detour from the US government's more familiar preoccupation with terrorist threats from foreign groups such as al-Qa'ida. The FBI said it has 150 investigations into 1,200 crimes allegedly committed by eco-terrorists and animal welfare militants between 1990 and 2004.
Of most interest to the authorities are two US-based groups, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front, (ELF). But Mr Lewis also highlighted the British-based Shac, or Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. Founded to cripple animal testing at the Huntingdon Life Sciences laboratory, it describes itself on its website as a worldwide organisation also active in the US.
Anyway, forget old bin Missing Laden! We have new and insidious terrorists. One a heart throb and the other a sarcastic puppet.
We know who will win this battle of wits and charm.