Andreas San Diego moves to number three on the FBI�s 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list
With the (alleged) death of Bin Laden, the FBI has reordered its 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list, moving animal liberation fugitive Andreas San Diego to number three.
San Diego was indicted in 2004 for the bombings of two targets related to the campaign against Huntington Life Sciences: Chiron (Emeryville, CA) and Shaklee (Pleasanton, CA). He was last seen in 2003, after he evaded an FBI surveillance tail in downtown San Francisco.
Andreas San Diego first became a suspect immediately after the Shaklee bombing, when he was pulled over for a minor traffic violation less than a mile from the site of the explosion. He has been a fugitive for nearly eight years.
Adding San Diego to the 'most wanted terrorists' list is among the more bold moves by the federal government as it works to sell the public on animal rights activists and the A.L.F. as 'terrorists'. This despite a 30+ year history of activity in which no humans have been harmed. The bombings Andreas are accused of took place at unoccupied office buildings, and no one was injured.
With the specter of Bin Laden gone, it will be worth watching whether the FBI gives the A.L.F. / E.L.F. even greater boogeyman-status.
The FBI�s wanted poster has this to say about Andreas San Diego:
Followed, of course, by 'SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS' (my wanted poster contained the same notation, despite my never having possessed, held, or even seen, a gun).
It is impossible to know where Andres San Diego is hiding, but please ask yourself what you would do if he showed up at your door tonight, asking for help. San Diego faces a potential life sentence if arrested, and is out there somewhere right now literally running for his life.
- Peter Young