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Environmental Terrorism and Homeland Security

The New York Times reports that authorities are investigating whether a string of recent acts of vandalism--including slashing SUV tires and damaging windows on cars and fast food restaurants--may be the result of Earth Liberation Front, a group recognized by the FBI as a domestic terrorism organization. The group claims to lack a centralized command, but confirmed for the Times via email that it has cells active throughout the United States, and that this activity may be caused by an active cell. Charming.

Homeland Security is likely to pass this week, and while they have a lot of other, more dangerous priorities, ELF may deserve some attention in the near future. The group has done more than $50 million in damage in the U.S., often resorting to arson. Of course, they are not always that bright. The Times reports that they have freed minks only to have them run over by cars, or sprayed them with paint (to make their fur useless), only to kill them from exposure.

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