Domestic Terrorism

Glendale, Colorado — Walter Edmund Bond, a 34-year-old animal rights activist from Salt Lake City, Utah was jailed Thursday [22 July 2010] after he allegedly burned down a sheepskin factory in Colorado. According to Denver Fire Department investigators, a fire was set on April 30th at the Sheepskin Factory, a business that sells products such as seat covers, shoes, rugs, and blankets. The fire resulted in $500,000 worth of damage, destroying the building and it’s contents. Officials determined that the fire was intentionally set. … Investigators say a man using the nickname “A.L.F. Lone Wolf” posted the following message over the internet: “Be warned that making a living from the use and abuse of animals will not be tolerated. Also be warned that leather is every bit as evil as fur, as demonstrated in my recent arson against the Leather Factory in Salt Lake City. Go vegan!” … An informant contacted the F.B.I. after Bond reportedly called them from a payphone and admitted to the arsons. The informant described a prominent tattoo on the suspect’s face, and the word “vegan” across his neck. A meeting was set up at the Ramada Inn in Glendale, Colorado, where he admitted on undercover surveillance video that he had set all the fires. Bond was arrested at a friends house, who stated that the suspect ate two hamburgers containing beef while he was there. Bond had a backpack in his possession, which contained propaganda literature titled “The Declaration of War – Killing People to Save Animals – Strike a Match, Light a Fuse, We Only Have the Earth to Lose.” Bond was booked into jail and charged with one count of arson of property affecting interstate commerce. If convicted, he faces a maximum prison term of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He has not been charged with either Utah incident, although he takes responsibility.

There you go, folks. Another evil violent right-wing tea partier, the kind of savage that horrifies all of those peaceful and tolerant liberals who just want to be let alone while they shred our Constitution.

A Google search on “Walter Edmund Bond” does not reveal a single hit from major MSM sources (CNN, The New York Times, etc.), just local news soruces (Colorado TV stations and papers) and other sites. Compare that to the nationwide furor which would have resulted if he’d burned down an abortion clinic, or left a manifesto which the MSM could have cleverly edited to make him sound conservative.

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