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A globe-trotting group of “eco-terrorists” is relentlessly trying to kill prominent scientists all across the world.And the worst part is, they’re getting good at it.
According to their manifesto, they target scientists because they’re destroying the world with their discoveries.
This it the latest attack from an increasingly aggressive terrorist cell, a part of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front.
This isn’t the first time they’ve struck.
The cell has previously taken responsibility for the April 2011 bombing of a Swiss nuclear lobbying group as well as a planned —but foiled — attack on IBM’s nanotechnology research facility in Zurich.
They’ve also landed on North American shores.
In addition to targeting American companies researching in Europe, affiliated organisations have targeted nanotechnology researchers in the Americas. A bombing at the Polytechnic University of the Valley of Mexico injured a security guard, and a parcel bomb sent to the Monterrey Institute of Technology severely wounded two nanotech researchers with shrapnel and burns.
That second bomb had the firepower to take down part of the research facility; due to detonation errors, the bomb didn’t go off to its full potential.
What’s worrisome about this latest attack is their ability to get away with it. The anarchist groups are getting better at killing scientists, and are becoming more lethal with every strike.
The perpetrators of the latest attack — the shooting of Adinolfi — have indicated that they’re bringing eco-anarchist groups together under a unified front, with cells in the U.K., Greece, Mexico, and Chile.
The attackers, known as the Olga cell, also took down railway signals in the U.K. several weeks ago, causing severe delays in rail transportation in late May.
At this point, they’ve progressed from an easily-infiltrated cell to an international force bent on killing researchers and disrupting work. They’re radicals who believe in the dissolution of governments, but with an environmental motivation.
The Swiss Federal Intelligence Service has indicated that there’s increasing international networking between anarchist terrorist cells, and that multiple fields of scientists are at varying degrees of risk. The group has threatened to carry out future attacks.
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