*** UPDATE FOR JANUARY 17 , 2016 ***
Here is a very significant update on this story , Thank you to https://twitter.com/grenouf discovering this new article
” … CALGARY – In a field on the outskirts of Sarnia, Ont., there’s a big blue wheel surrounded by a chain-link fence.
Attached to the fence and nailed to a nearby wooden post is a warning: high pressure petroleum pipeline.
Early one December morning, a trio of anti-pipeline activists managed to get to the other side of the fence. Photos show them smiling broadly as they turned the wheel, to which they then locked themselves.
While the incident caused no injuries or significant service disruptions, the owner of the pipeline — the newly reversed and expanded Line 9 between southwestern Ontario and Montreal — said that incident and others have raised “serious concerns.”
“Enbridge sites are locked, secured and monitored for the safety of people and the environment. As with any vital infrastructure or service, they can be made dangerous if tampered with or sabotaged,” said Graham White, a spokesman for Calgary-based firm Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB).
“We are assessing and employing various additional, permanent measures to enhance our security and safety at these sites to help prevent these types of tampering activities in the future. As part of ensuring the effectiveness of these measures, we will not provide details or discuss them publicly.”
Lindsay Gray, speaking on behalf of the “land defenders” in an interview on the day of the Sarnia protest, said there wasn’t much stopping them.
“Anyone could have done this,” she said. “Anyone.”
Line 9 was offline for about 90 minutes while the protesters were removed from the site and Enbridge inspected the line for damage. Though the protesters took credit for the shutdown, Enbridge says the line was shut off remotely from its control room.
There was a similar disruption two weeks earlier on another segment on Line 9 in Quebec. And then in early January, Enbridge’s Line 7 near Cambridge, Ont., was shut down due to sabotage.
Kelly Sundberg, an associate professor at Mount Royal University who specializes in environmental crime, shakes his head at those tactics.
“It’s just so dangerous,” he said. “They risk causing damage to the line. There are so many possible negative outcomes that could come both from a security perspective, but also from an environmental damage perspective.”
On that score, Gray retorted: “Every second that it’s flowing, we’re in danger.”
Martin Rudner, professor emeritus at Carleton University who is an expert in security and critical infrastructure, said the industry has a variety of measures in place to secure their sites and respond when they are breached — and generally they seem to be working.
“It’s hard to make an overall judgment, but I think the best way to judge it is the fact that no major interruption has taken place,” he said.
But, he said: “Needless to say, they can’t be everywhere all the time.”
Many companies hire security guards to patrol sites, but Rudner said the use of drones could be a much more effective approach — though there are regulatory hurdles to that.
Warren Mabee, director of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University, said he sees the rash of pipeline tampering as a “blip,” with the anti-pipeline movement emboldened by recent wins like the U.S. rejection of the Keystone XL project.
“It’s not a good tactic. I think that it backfires because I think that the broad public, although they may not like the pipeline, they see that as beyond the pale.”
Read the underlined part again:
” … “It’s just so dangerous,” he said. “They risk causing damage to the line. There are so many possible negative outcomes that could come both from a security perspective, but also from an environmental damage perspective.” … ”
So, we now see from the owner of the line that these “protesters ” are in fact risking serious damage to life and environment …. that certainly falls under the definition or terrorism .
Meow everyone. So far I have talked about some of the different ways, different groups radicalize students to become part of THEIR ” cause ” , regardless of the implications the actions of these groups can have on one future. These implications, however, not only have an effect on the future of the radicalized person, but as well, can have serious implications on the lives of others around them. I have ofte referred to these organizations and their leaders as domestic terrorists. This is something I am NOT going to shy away from because the actions they carry out are exactly that , acts of terrorism.
Take a very recent example out of Cleveland Ohio and the Black Live Matter movement. We already know that the black live matter movement want a race war , and will do what ever it takes to get one. They have said as much . However, what took place in Cleveland takes this to a whole new level. Once again, they outright proclaim to wanting a race war , but this time, they stepped it up big time. They have actually been putting up posters offer a $ 500,000.00 ” reward ” for a the verified kill of a state prosecutor . Why? because this prosecutor did not indict a police officer who was involved a fatal shooting .
( sourced from here )
Wanted Dead Poster Circulating Around Cleveland Prosecutor’s Neighborhood
” … A flyer has apparently been circulated around prosecutor Timothy McGinty’s West Park neighborhood offering a 500,000 dollar reward for confirmation of his death. The poster is being classified as a credible threat and has prompted an FBI response. They are going to assist the Cleveland police in finding the person responsible for circulating the flyer.
Timothy McGinty is the prosecutor who some claim steered a Grand Jury away from indicting Timothy Loehmann for the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice. He is not a very well liked man around Cleveland at the moment. It’s apparent that his loyalty lies with the Cleveland police and their union, as opposed to looking out for the people of Cleveland, which is his job.
The flyer mentioned Tamir Rice. It surfaced less than two weeks after McGinty announced that a grand jury would not charge the officers involved in Rice’s death . The flyer also mentioned race and class war and instructions for collecting the money anonymously.
You can not see the entire poster in the picture but it does mention #classwar and #racewar. I do not know what they mean by that and I don’t think race should be the focus of injustice here. It pisses me off to see people fighting over petty shit and making this about race. The police in Cleveland are killing people. I really do not think they care what race you are when they kill you. Just as gang violence bullets don’t discriminate, neither do police bullets! No one has claimed responsibility for the flyer thus far and I doubt they will. … “
Now, lets change locations slightly to Philadelphia , where a police officer was shot 13 times by a lone radical terrorists .
( sourced from here )
” … A man who confessed to shooting a Philadelphia police officer multiple times “in the name of Islam” used a stolen police gun and pledged allegiance to ISIS, authorities said Friday.
“This is absolutely one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” Philadelphia police Commissioner Richard Ross said of surveillance footage that captured Thursday night’s bloody encounter in West Philadelphia. “This could have easily been a police funeral.”
The suspect fired at least 13 times, emptying the 9mm handgun he was shooting, Ross said.
The suspect also gave a confession every bit as shocking.
“He stated that he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah and that is the reason he was called upon to do this,” said Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark. … “
Above, I have added two images. One showing the shooter, and one showing the officer who was shot. One cannot help but see the connection here between the officer being a white male, while the shooter is a black male. Yes, the story line if about this being a islamic act of terrorism, which it is , however, this also clearly shows a race war being enacted.
We here in Canada have our crop of highly dangerous nut cases. What sets us apart , however, is how OUR terrorists , ( and yes, that is exactly what they are ) , get treated here . It seems that the most currant flavor of the month actions are shutting down our oil supply via the Trans Canada Pipeline . It appears that certain eco-terrorists don’t want our oil flowing , oil that is from Canada. However, these same nut jobs are perfectly OK wit oil flowing through pipelines that come from the middle east, you know, the same part of the world that is home to most of the worlds most dangerous terrorists . Go figure.
Back on December 31, 2015 , these eco – terrorist closed off a valve on the line 9 pipeline route.
Activists sabotage Enbridge pipeline near Cambridge
( sourced from here )
” … The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 4, 2016 8:09PM EST
TORONTO – Enbridge Inc. says flow on a pipeline through southwestern Ontario was shut down for several hours by protester activity near Cambridge, Ont.
Spokesman Graham White says the protesters partially restricted flow on Enbridge (TSX:ENB) Line 7 on Sunday night by tampering with a manual valve.
White says the pipe was shut down for approximately three hours on Monday morning as a safety precaution and so that maintenance workers could inspect the valve station.
He says Enbridge has safely restarted the line — which carries various products from Sarnia to Westover — and there was no impact on client deliveries.
A Monday post by “nopipelines” on the Reddit Anarchist News site claimed responsibility for the sabotage, saying it was to protest the flow of oilsands products through pipelines in Ontario.
Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline was offline for about 90 minutes on Dec. 19 after three activists concerned about the line’s environmental impacts locked themselves to a valve site on the outskirts of Sarnia. … “
Lets meet the three eco – terrorists who put people lives at risk with this one act :
( Photo Credit to Mike Roy )
Here is actual video of them placing lives in danger, and , listen to Sarah Scanlon actually try and justify this :
( video credit to here )
Here is what they were charged with , and note that even Vanessa gay admits that she endangered life :
” … -we are being charged with trespassing = fine, mischief over $5,000 = max. of up to 10 years, and mischief of endangering life = max. life in prison.
-we were released on our own recognizance with minimal conditions. our next court date is january 26th in sarnia. this process will probably take up to a year before we are sentenced.
– you can donate money to our legal fund by sending email transfers to [email protected] the password is – solidarity. thank you. it feels not particularly great to ask for money for support with everything else going on. so we really appreciate it. … “
Look at the last paragraph of her post. She actually, with a straigh face want YOU, the general public to pay for HER legal bills , for HER crimes.
Her confession to her crime :
” … I have been taking time for myself lately and reflecting on all the solid folks who support me. I am so grateful for all the people who worked quickly to help me when I was arrested for turning off the valve of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. Thank you all for your work and energy .
*A manual valve is there for an emergency. Enbridge would also manually turn the valve and shut line 9 off.* Enbridge does not have consent to allow more Tar Sands in my territory and I see this as an emergency to stop the flow because this project is not worth the risk.
My ancestors had to fight to survive colonial violence on this land so I can be here today. I honor the gift of existence by using my voice and body to challenge the system that continues to destroy the land and culture my life depends on.
During this exciting time I see growth and change in our movements and I look forward to restoring the land and decolonizing our futures together in the new year. Love and respect to you all! … “
Terrorism often spawns other similar acts . short there after, , several others did the same thing to another pipeline as seen here :
” … what better way to start a new year than by shutting down some fucking oil pipelines?
sometime in the night of january 3rd, 2016 individuals stole into the dark near so-called cambridge and used a manual pipeline valve to restrict the flow of enbridge’s line 7. we then applied our own locking devices to delay response time.
line 7 is another recently-expanded tarsands pipeline operated by enbridge, running paralellel to line 9 & flowing 180,000 bpd of tarsands crude.
this action was undertaken to show our ever lasting love and support to the brave folks who’ve taken similar actions in the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, Mohawk, and Anishinaabek people.
further, we take action to counter the new narrative of the state; to swing back at the grossly inflated charges those in sarnia received, and show that we will not be cowed.
we fight for the land and water; and we fight for our lives.
we will always fight back, whether it’s with the sun warming our faces, or the moonlight to guide us.
no tarsands, no pipelines. … “
Now, you will never guess who was quick to offer her support for these actions. Go on, guess :
Now, have a look at who else was fully supportive of this act. Yes, None other than our now well known eco – terrorist , Vanessa Gray .
Sorry Vanessa, but if you take joy in waking up to acts of terrorism where people can be killed and / or displaced, you are pathetic little shit who , I hope will locked up in a prison cell where you and everyone like you belong. Gray, being the clearly brainless twit , tells us that somehow, she has a right to do this . Yes, the stupid is strong in her :
Sorry Vanessa, NO, you DONT have the right to endanger lives, and, rather than spending your time globe trotting from one protest to another, you may want to spend some time in an actual school , because guess what , the pipeline, or another industry does not threaten your culture . Sheeeesh, are these people ( the professional protesters ) really THAT stupid ? Wait, yes they are . . . obviously. Hey, Vanessa Stone , Sarah, Sakura and the rest of you underachieving morons, why are you not protesting oil that is shipped via pipelines that is from the middle east ? Ya, just as I thought, you cant come up with an answer…
Sarah Scanlon was part of this group who never nearly caused a major disaster. However, this was not the first time she was involved in such criminal activities. Recently, over the past summer, this eco- terrorist was also in Port Hope Ontario with some other very well known, and equally dangerous idiots, doing the same thing. Clearly, this is something they are bent on doing , regardless of the costs. I am sure many of you recognize some familiar criminals here .
Prior to these two acts of sabotage , there was one other one on or about December 07 of 2015 as seen in this video, where, once again, eco – terrorists , put the public in significant danger, as well,disrupted the economy of Canada , because in their drug induced minds, they somehow thought is was simply fine to trespass onto private property and willfully damage something that was not theirs:
So, with all this clear evidence , why is nothing being done to stop them before they do kill someone. I am not normally critical of law enforcement , however, this time, I have to be . We see clear evidence of them engaging in these crimes…. REPEATEDLY , yet, at best, they are getting the proverbial slap on the wrist and treated with kid gloves, as opposed to the terrorists they actually are. Make no mistake, they ARE terrorists .
As sourced from here , The Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act defines such sabotage as the first item in a list of “threats to the security of Canada”:
“ … espionage or sabotage that is against Canada or is detrimental to the interests of Canada or activities directed toward or in support of such espionage or sabotage … ”
” … The act of interfering with a pipeline is the very definition of sabotage- and considering the risk to life & the environment, it’s not unreasonable to call it eco-terrorism. Merriam-Webster defines sabotage as “destruction of property (as tools or materials) or the hindering of manufacturing,” Cambridge defines it as “to intentionally prevent the success of a plan or action … ”.
While the police have been more than kind and respectful to these eco – terrorists , I think they ( the police ) need to be willing to lay those terrorism charges . As well, I think the courts need to finally recognize the real and extreme danger these people pose to the very lives of Canadians, but as well, the great danger these same people pose to the economy of Canada through their brand of terrorism. These people will stop at nothing until they get THEIR way , and indeed, they WILL escalate their actions to the point where they WILL endanger lives , possibly take lives with their twisted idea of what they call protest. These people will kill someone. its not a question of ” if ” but rather ” WHEN ” . So, if public safety and economic security are real priorities, and not just lip service, then ….. GET THESE PEOPLE BEHIND BARS FOR GOOD ALREADY …