It’s easy to think Islamic terrorism when a passenger train derails like the one in Seattle did on Monday which killed at least six and injured at least 77. Al-Qaeda has named U.S. trains as perfect targets for jihadists. However, there’s another terrorist group investigators should consider: Antifa.
Various reports state that an obstruction on the tracks may have caused the accident. According to PJ Media, this is straight from the Antifa playbook:
The anarchist group "It's Going Down" last April bragged online about sabotaging railroad tracks in the Pacific Northwest to block fracking equipment from getting to its destination. The group has since deleted the post, possibly in reaction to today's Amtrak disaster.
Here’s what the group stated online:
Puget Sound Anarchists
Early in the morning of April 20th we poured concrete on the train tracks that lead out of the Port of Olympia to block any trains from using the tracks. We took precautions to notify BNSF (the train company) - we called them and we used wires to send a signal that the tracks were blocked. We did this not to avoid damaging a train, nothing would bring bigger grins to our faces, but to avoid the risk of injuring railway workers.
This action was done to disrupt the movement of trains carrying proppants used in natural gas fracturing. These train tracks are part of a system of pipelines, fracking wells, mines, clearcuts, control centers, fiberoptics, dams, highways and factories that cover the planet and are physical manifestations of a process that is destroying the ecosystems, cultures, and inhabitants everywhere. Behind this network of infrastructure there are politicians, CEOs and bureaucrats who have private security, cops, prison guards, non-profit directors, PR consultants and the legacy of 500 years of colonization to back them up. We oppose all of these manifestations, infrastructural, personal and ideological. We blocked the train tracks because we want to blockade the entire web of domination that is slowly killing us.
As PJ Media noted, “Anti-fracking activists and anarchists have been blocking rail tracks in Olympia, Washington, for the past month.”
“Sabotage is fun and easy,” wrote one anonymous “anti-fascist” on the Puget Sound Anarchists website. “A few days ago, inspired by the Olympia train Blockade, we used copper wire to signal a blockage and disrupt rail traffic near Medford Oregon. Railways are easily accessible and everywhere.”
With the Amtrak derailment occurring near Seattle, these Puget Sound anarchists are prime suspects.