Bellingham, WA — The national news extensively covered a supposed plot to kidnap the Governor of MIchigan earlier this summer. They also reported that “white nationalists” were headed to Richmond, VA to cause trouble during the Rally Day event in January of 2020.
But they’ve been strangely silent about the arrest of two far-left domestic terrorists in Washington this past week. After more than 40 attempts to sabotage trains and train tracks, two women are in custody.
Local news reports:
Two people arrested on the BNSF Railway tracks near Bellingham, Whatcom County, were charged with terrorist attack and other violence against a railroad carrier, and appeared in federal court today, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. Samantha Brooks, 27, and Ellen Reiche, 23, both of Bellingham, Washington, were arrested Saturday night in Bellingham as they allegedly placed a ‘shunt’ on the tracks. A shunt disrupts the low level electrical current on the tracks and can disable various safety features.
“Since January there have been 41 incidents of shunts placed on the BNSF tracks in Whatcom and Skagit counties—causing crossing guards to malfunction, interfering with automatic breaking systems, and, in one case, causing the near-derailment of tanks of hazardous chemicals,” said U.S. Attorney Moran. “These crimes endanger our community. I commend the agents from Customs and Border Protection, FBI, BNSF Police, and state and local partners who prioritized stopping this criminal conduct.”
According to the criminal complaint, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has been investigating the placement of shunts on the BNSF tracks since January 19, 2020. The shunt is comprised of wire and magnets that are stretched between the tracks, disrupting the systems that indicate a train is on the tracks. On ten occasions, shunts were placed in areas that disrupt the crossing guards where the tracks cross streets, so vehicles could have tried to cross the tracks unaware of the oncoming train. On the night of October 11, 2020, multiple shunts were placed in three different locations in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. The shunts triggered an automatic breaking system on a train that was transporting hazardous and combustible material. The emergency breaking then caused a portion of the train to decouple from the engine. Decoupling has the potential to cause a derailment—in this case—of tanker cars of flammable gas in a residential area.
The article omits to mention that Reiche previously worked as a deputy field organizer for Washington State Democrats. The anarchist group that took credit for the two women’s actions said the goal is to prevent an oil pipeline.
Ignoring Leftist Violence
While these two leftist women didn’t manage to be successful in their attempts to harm people, that’s no reason the media shouldn’t have been blasting their names and faces like they did in the plot against Dictator Whitmer.
But that’s the point. The leftist-controlled media has created a narrative.
They have repeatedly claimed that mobs of violent right wing, gun-toting terrorists are creating mayhem in the streets. If a gun owner converses with a leftist about the rioting mobs in America’s streets, the #fakenews follower will immediately repeat the media’s talking point: “Most of those are right wing terrorists!”
Americans gathering at their state capitals with their legally owned and carried firearms? Those are bad, domestic terrorists! They’re threatening, intimidating, and totally unnecessary!
But violent leftist terrorists attempting to derail trains full of hazardous chemicals in a residential area? Not worth a passing mention!
Thankfully, a terrorist attack on a railroad facility is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. So at least these two real terrorists won’t be a threat to people for a very long time.