Monday, March 03, 2008


The media is reporting with a very straight face the latest act of eco-terrorism. The Earth Liberation Front supposedly fire bombed a development of McMansions in Seattle suburb Woodinville. Pardon my skepticism. In the first place, the ELF is probably heavily seeded with undercover agents (which means that if they did fire-bomb Street Of Dreams we'll be seeing indictments within hours).

I hope at least that the police and FBI are not quite so credulous as the media. This developer is probably benefitting from this fire-bombing in a big way. Developers need eco terrorists right now just as much as banks need rogue traders. Maybe we'll see more of both this year?

BTW, what is the difference between arson and terrorism? It is terrorism if an activist sets a fire and arson if a developer sets a fire?

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