FBI smear on Eugene
The FBI has made a vicious smear on Eugene that could lead to violence. They need to held accountable for this.
A FBI agent from Billings, Bill Faser,"There are homegrown terrorist groups that wander around with their particular political agendas. Missoula and Eugene, Ore., are hotbeds for those types of people with that mentality."
Bill Faser ( Taser?) made a presentation on terrorism as a special addition to the Community ( of Sydney Montana )Emergency Response Team training.
The presentation, which was open to the public, concentrated on safety and how citizens can help in situations before first responders arrive.
Though the best source of help in emergencies is professional responders, in situations when they are not immediately available, people can use the skills taught in the CERT classes to help until professional help arrives.
"Terrorists' goals are to cause mass casualties, a loss of critical resources, disruption of vital services, disruption of the economy, and individual and mass panic," Faser said.
Faser identified the five main areas of terrorism that pose the greatest threats: biological, incendiary, nuclear, chemical and explosive.
"Terrorists target people, animals and crops," he said.
Faser covered various ways terrorists have used or could use biological and incendiary weapons as means of terrorism.
"There are homegrown terrorist groups that wander around with their particular political agendas. Missoula and Eugene, Ore., are hotbeds for those types of people with that mentality," Faser said. "There's a lot of ex-military and others who are that disgruntled with the government and/or society to have the desire for terrorism."
Faser covered in detail the types of chemical agents that are most often used in terrorist attacks. The dangerous chemical agents fall into five categories: blistering agents, blood agents, choking agents, nerve agents and riot control agents.
Environmental and physical signs that some type of noxious chemical is present in the area were also covered in detail.
"If you find sick or dead animals, see any unscheduled crop spraying, unusual vapor or mist clouds, or the absence of crops, wildlife or insects, those are all indicators. Physical signs include unattended packages, leaking packages or any suspicious activities," Faser said.
The group was educated on the necessary actions to take if and/or when a disaster or act of terrorism occurs.
"If you find 100 people lying dead in a parking lot with no signs of trauma, make your way up hill, up wind and find a land line to call for help. Cell phones may detonate vapors in the air. Most chemicals are heavier than air, so that's why you should walk up hill," Faser said.
The group present was instructed on how they could be of most assistance to the first responders by offering support and helping keep crowds away.
Many important facts and tips were presented including how and why to develop family disaster plans and how to help manage disasters.
Missoula is dubbed the Garden City for its mild winters relative to the rest of Montana. It's no wonder we're suffering some growing pains: Missoula is a pretty good place to live. Depending on the season, we hike, ski, fish, run rivers and ride mountain bikes. We talk politics and shoot pool. We're also a literate town; it's commonplace to chat with a local author about his or her latest book. (John Updike dubbed Missoula the "Paris of the 90's," a flattering but somewhat gross exaggeration.)
Missoula is located in an old, glacial lakebed, which is now cut by Clark Fork River. The Bitterroot River feeds into the Clark Fork on the Southwest edge of town; the famed Big Blackfoot River meets the Clark Fork just east of town.
The University of Montana is here, as is the Northern Region headquarters for the U.S. Forest Service. Retail trade is way up, extractive industries like logging are waning.
Just as the university students leave each year, the tourists arrive. Missoula is 3 hours south of Glacier National Park and 3-and-a-half hours west of Yellowstone National Park. It is surrounded by national forests and a handful of wilderness areas. In short, it's not a bad place to hang out in the summer or (if you like the snow) winter.
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Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 9:00 AM
Subject: FBI says your a hotbed for terrorism - any comment?
"There are homegrown terrorist groups that wander around with their particular political agendas. Missoula and Eugene, Ore., are hotbeds for those types of people with that mentality," Faser said.
I would ask people in Portland and Eugene as well - The FBI says your a hotbed for terrorism - any comment?
Enquiring minds want to know.
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