On May 7, 2007, I reported to you about an informal meeting that took place in Boise, Idaho at the Red Lion Downtowner Hotel Restaurant on April 21, 2007. You can read that entire article by clicking on this link. The title of that article is, “Are Supporters Of Idaho Elk Initiative Considering Domestic Terrorism?”.

I asked that question in the title for one main reason and that’s because we have to consider if the discussions and comments that transpired that day do in fact fall under the legal definition of domestic terrorism. The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines domestic terrorism this way:

Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States, Puerto Rico, or other US territories without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.

When you examine the statements overheard that day in the restaurant by a concerned citizen, it is no stretch that by definition, these people were participating in acts of domestic terrorism. Look closely and you see that the definition states clearly that domestic terrorism in the “unlawful use, or threatened use…….committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a civilian population in furtherance of political or social objectives.” (my embolden)

What was overheard were serious threatening and unlawful considerations to further the political objectives of those bent on the destruction of the Idaho elk industry. This should not and will not be taken lightly.

*Previous Posts on This Subject*
Are Supporters Of Idaho Elk Initiative Considering Domestic Terrorism?
Corroborating Evidence In Idaho Domestic Terror Threats
There Is A Difference Between Slander And Truth

Tom Remington