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originally posted by: chr0naut
originally posted by: Wardaddy454
We had environmentalists set fires in Australia not long ago...
How could you know?
Surely if they were destroying the environment, they cannot have been environmentalists. So if someone told you they were, you were lied to.
A radical ecological activist who evaded capture for a decade pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy and arson for her role with an extremist ecoterrorism group believed responsible for setting 20 fires that burned $40 million of property across the West from 1996 to 2001.
Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 40, a Canadian citizen, faces a federal prison term of five to 7½ years when she's sentenced in January, according to a plea agreement entered in U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore.
In an extensive interview with NBC News when Rubin surrendered a year ago, Brent Smith, director of the Terrorism Research Center at University of Arkansas, said members were recruited after having proved themselves through extreme acts of environmental activism. They came from various walks of life: hippies, leftists, anarchists, some with criminal backgrounds, others with college degrees.
"These people got together, and first they would go to protests," Smith said. "There would be protests on campus where they protested destruction of trees to build a new building or something, and at these protests, kids become associated with each other."