International Resistance Inititive: A Canadian Terrorist Group


Researcher87
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The International Resistance Initiative (IRI - French: Initiative de résistance internationaliste) is an alleged terrorist (external - login to view) organization that first surfaced in December (external - login to view) of 2004 (external - login to view). Based on communiqués (external - login to view) believed to originate from the group, the IRI appears to hold socialist (external - login to view), environmentalist (external - login to view) and anti-American (external - login to view) views. The group has claimed responsibility for two attacks, both on Canadian (external - login to view) soil.

[edit (external - login to view)] Hydro tower bombing

In 2004 (external - login to view), shortly before U.S. President (external - login to view) George W. Bush (external - login to view)'s visit to Canada (external - login to view), a Hydro-Québec (external - login to view) electric tower near the Canada-U.S. border (external - login to view) in the province (external - login to view) of Québec (external - login to view) was damaged by explosive charges detonated at its base. The CBC (external - login to view) reported that a message, purportedly from the IRI and issued to the La Presse (external - login to view) and Le Journal de Montréal (external - login to view) newspapers and the CKAC (external - login to view) radio station (external - login to view), stated that the attack had been carried out to "denounce the 'pillaging' of Quebec's resources by the United States."[1] (external - login to view) The full text of the first Communique and some commentary can be viewed on the Sketchy Thoughts blog.[2] (external - login to view)

[edit (external - login to view)] Car firebombing

On Friday (external - login to view), August 4th (external - login to view), 2006 (external - login to view), a car (external - login to view) belonging to Carol Montreuil (external - login to view), a spokesman for the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (external - login to view), exploded in the town of Thérèse-De Blainville (external - login to view) near Montréal (external - login to view), Québec (external - login to view). After having initially concluded that the explosion was the result of an electrical malfunction, the Sûreté du Québec (external - login to view) provincial police (external - login to view) force ordered an investigation by its anti-terrorism (external - login to view) branch when a number of media (external - login to view) outlets received an email (external - login to view) from a source claiming to be the IRI. The email stated that the group had carried out the attack in protest against the actions of oil companies (external - login to view), in particular the alleged funding of "an imperialist army which is committing barbarous acts", an apparent reference to the war in Iraq (external - login to view). The CBC reported that the same email also contained accusations against the oil companies of consumer abuse and environmental degradation.[3] (external - login to view) On August 18th (external - login to view) of the same year, the Sûreté du Québec confirmed that the car was indeed firebombed (external - login to view), as claimed by the email. [4] (external - login to view)
 
EastSideScotian
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Maybe you could join it.
 
Researcher87
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Nah, I don't support environmental groups. I love my car that is run by oil and all that good jazz. However, you could always join them. And then you can tell us what it is like. You could be a double agent.
 
EastSideScotian
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Quote: Originally Posted by Researcher87View Post

Nah, I don't support environmental groups. I love my car that is run by oil and all that good jazz. However, you could always join them. And then you can tell us what it is like. You could be a double agent.

No thanks, I dont like groups that dont have a Politcal sector, and ones that use terror to get a point across.
 
Researcher87
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Terror, don't have a political base. Hum, I think I heard that in some other places, oh yeah, the warlords that rule Afghanistan.
 
EastSideScotian
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Quote: Originally Posted by Researcher87View Post

Terror, don't have a political base. Hum, I think I heard that in some other places, oh yeah, the warlords that rule Afghanistan.

How are they useing terror at this point though. and if they did at one point it doesnt exist as a tool for them now. Not with all the westerners around they wouldnt dare.
 
Researcher87
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That fighting in Herat province was between two warlords just last week, killed about 50 people. And who do you think do some of these attacks, especially when the Taliban don't claim responsibility.
 
EastSideScotian
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Quote: Originally Posted by Researcher87View Post

That fighting in Herat province was between two warlords just last week, killed about 50 people. And who do you think do some of these attacks, especially when the Taliban don't claim responsibility.

I dont know of attacks in which the Taliban havent claimed responsibity or where a insurgent faction hasnt.
 
Researcher87
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Do some research. There was at least one bombing in the west that killed I forget about 6-12 people that the Taliban hotly denied.
 
EastSideScotian
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Just one? so the rest is speculation.
 
Researcher87
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No there is more. You just have to look for it.
 

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