EcoTerrorists With Bomb Arrested Near IBM Facility

Italians Costantino Ragusa and Silvia Guerini, and Italian-Swiss Luca Bernasconi, were arrested and jailed after police conducting a routine traffic stop found a bomb in their vehicle.  The three were stopped just a few miles from the IBM facility, which is due to open next year, on April 15. Police say a large quantity of explosives was found in the car. The AP reports that police also found a note indicating the planned attack on the facility.

The Daily Mail reports that all three were members of a terrorist group called Il Silvestre, while Gerini and Constantino – the 33-year-old leader of Il Silvestre - already have convictions for eco-terrorism offenses and have served time in prison.

According to DM, Swiss media reported that the intended bombing was planned to coincide with a secret meeting of European anarchists on April 16 and 17 in the Swiss town of Winterthur.

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  • ehanger
    too bad it wasnt an apple facility
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  • jellico
    Out of curiousity, why are these people considered eco-terrorists? It seems like they are more of the anti-technology variety. Or do they just believe that such human endeavors are raping the planet?
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  • isamuelson
    How about just call them what they are - terrorists. I mean, if they were going to bomb the site, I don't what their motivations were, it was all based on causing terror and fear.

    Throw the book at them.
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  • jellico
    Out of curiousity, why are these people considered eco-terrorists? It seems like they are more of the anti-technology variety. Or do they just believe that such human endeavors are raping the planet?
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  • isamuelson
    How about just call them what they are - terrorists. I mean, if they were going to bomb the site, I don't what their motivations were, it was all based on causing terror and fear.

    Throw the book at them.
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  • office_dude
    I guess they were upset that "Deep Blue" beat a human at chess!! Crazy people.
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