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Andreas San Diego - 2011 Update

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.

Andreas San Diego "most wanted terrorist"

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:

'Daniel Andreas San Diego is wanted for his alleged involvement in the bombing of two office buildings in the San Francisco, California, area. On August 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart at the Chiron Corporation in Emeryville. Then, on September 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded at the Shaklee Corporation in Pleasanton. San Diego was indicted in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, in July of 2004.'

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

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