An RCMP vehicle burns during an anti-fracking protest near Rexton, N.B. on Thursday Oct. 17, 2013. Mounties were trying to enforce an Oct. 3 court injunction against the standoff near Rexton, where SWN Resources Canada is testing for shale gas.
Thursday’s riot in Rexton, N.B., was an act of eco-terrorism.
Terrorism is defined as the use of violence, or the threat of violence, to achieve political objectives.
Anti-oil and gas extremists have not been able to stop perfectly legal, perfectly safe seismic trucks from exploring for natural gas in New Brunswick. So if they can’t convince their fellow Canadians with arguments and facts, perhaps they’ll terrorize them into submission.
Or maybe even kill them.
Why else would the rioters have had a cache of high-power weapons at their encampment, including enormous stores of bullets, Soviet-style assault weapons, and even Iraq-style IEDs?
And these brave “warriors” brought women and children with them. Why? As cannon fodder? As human shields?
Let us take a moment to praise the RCMP, who took out this large terrorist encampment and made 40 arrests without the loss of life.
They were careful; they took every opportunity to do so peacefully, even waiting two weeks before enforcing a court order. And when their officers finally moved in, they used only non-lethal force, like bean-bag guns and tear gas.
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By contrast, the eco-terrorists responded with gunshots and Molotov cocktail attacks that torched at least five police vehicles.
We have seen illegal acts by eco-activists before. But they’re usually non-violent — just industrial sabotage, trespass and break and enter.
That’s the tactic of Greenpeace, a foreign multinational corporation based in Amsterdam.
They specialize in break-and-enters. They typically don’t get violent — and they use spoiled, rich white kids for their antics.
But that hasn’t worked, has it? Canada hasn’t stopped developing oil and gas.
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Even in B.C., where foreign environmental foundations have spent upwards of $300 million fighting industry, the anti-oil and gas NDP lost in last May’s election.
So time to ratchet things up. After the B.C. election, Canada’s environmental movement decided to change tactics.
If peaceful protests and non-violent Greenpeace stunts wouldn’t convince voters, maybe raw violence would.
So in June, Clayton Thomas-Muller, a professional anti-oilsands activist whose organization is funded by the U.S.-based Rockefeller Brothers Fund, announced a new campaign of Indian militancy.
He called it “sovereignty summer.” In a stunning speech on Parliament Hill, which he proudly posted to his YouTube account, Thomas-Muller said Idle No More was going to metastasize and take things to a new level. He even listed his targets, for anyone listening: The oilsands, logging, and New Brunswick natural gas exploration.
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Thomas-Muller is Indian. That’s his chief talent. It’s what he sells. Because if the Rockefellers tried to tell Canadians to shut down our oil and gas industry, we’d tell them to buzz off. But if the Rockefellers can hire paid, Indian actors to read the environmentalist script — well, that hides the foreign funding rather well, doesn’t it?
This isn’t a conspiracy theory; it’s the explicit strategy outlined in the Rockefeller Brothers Fund “Tar Sands Campaign” planning document, written in 2008. It’s white foreign money. With a splash of Canadian Indians for colour.
That’s not a new tactic. But adding in violent Oka-style warriors from Idle No More is new. It’s not just adding Indian bona fides; it’s adding Indian machine guns. That’s why the eco-terrorists in New Brunswick were Indian.
Every environmentalist in Canada should be condemning the rioters.
Kudos to New Brunswick’s NDP Leader Dominic Cardy who wrote, “I am against law breaking and I am against shale gas. Breaking the law won’t stop shale gas development. An election will.”
You’d think eco-lobbyists like the Sierra Club would be scrambling to distance themselves from eco-terrorists, too. But you’d be wrong. Because they’re funded by the same foreign foundations. The Sierra Club of Canada — also funded by the Rockefellers — has gone into overdrive, issuing supportive comments for the rioters, denouncing RCMP officers as political thugs and demonizing Canada as a “petro-state.”
Foreign money is radicalizing Canadian Indians and sending them as cannon fodder against our own police, all to shut down Canadian oil and gas jobs.
How is that different from any other sort of terrorism?