Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Crazed Environmentalist Takes Hostages At Discovery Channel

And you wonder why this blog always refers to them as "environ-mental-ists"....

So yet another act of political violence, committed not by the Mad Tea Partiers, or the "gun nuts", or the anti-abortion crowd, but by the American Left, who, having realized that the nation refuses to take their whacko ideas - climate change, deficit spending, universal healthcare - seriously, is resorting to the last argument they have remaining: The point of a gun. Or in this case, the fuse of a bomb:

A gunman with a possible explosive device strapped to himself entered the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, Md., Wednesday afternoon and was holding an undetermined number of hostages, police said.

Law enforcement authorities said they were talking to the man, whom they said they believed was James Jay Lee, 43, a longtime protester at the building who was sentenced to six months of supervised probation for disorderly conduct in March 2008.

Lee appears to have posted environmental and population-control demands online, saying humans are ruining the planet and that Discovery should develop programs to sound the alarm.

“I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it,” the alleged manifesto reads, adding:"Nothing is more important than saving ... the Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels. The humans? The planet does not need humans.”

...Lee said he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”

How many people will be killed by Al Gore's propaganda? Stay tuned, and let's see how the media tries to make excuses when adherents to their favorite cause decide that killing is the best way to get their message across...

UPDATE: His manifesto of madness sounds like Democratic party talking points... especially the part about, ahem, "stopping human birth":

A manifesto posted on a Web site registered to a person named James Lee, who gave a post office box in Canada as his address, lists several demands to the Discovery Channel, saying the station "MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet." It lists 11 demands about airing shows that would promote curbing the plant's population growth, finding solutions for global warming and dismantling "the dangerous US world economy."

"All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions," it reads. "In those programs' places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it."

The manifesto was published on Law enforcement sources said they believe the site was operated by the same James Lee inside the building...

UPDATE II: Well, he's dead. Funny how the AP simply describes him as "a man", and not as "an environmentalist", or "an environmental terrorist", which would be equally accurate as he did in fact have a gun and a live explosive. Odd, for an press agency that uses the word "Republican" in a negative context in the lede every chance it gets, whether it is accurate or not....

A man who railed against the Discovery Channel's environmental programming for years burst into the company's headquarters with at least one explosive device strapped to his body Wednesday and took three people hostage at gunpoint before police shot him to death, officials said.

...An explosive device on the gunman's body detonated when police shot him, Manger said.

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