14 Dead, 200 Injured from Terrorist Explosion...

Terrorist and organization responsible are known and have been found (though had to read deep into articles to find the buried name of their leader):

WEST Fertilizer Company, CEO Donald Adair

We have become intimate with the name Tesrneav, the boys from the Boston bombing, but almost no one knows the name of Donald Adair, the CEO terrorist that, "It seems this manufacturer was willfully off the grid," said Rep. Bennie Thompson, House Committee on Homeland Security.

According to Reuters, the plant stored 270 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer that should have been reported to the Dept. of Homeland Security but was not. The Texas Dept. of State Health Services was aware of the dangerous chemical but failed to alert DHS.

Donald Adair is personally responsible for murdering 10 volunteer firefighters and the residents who tried to help them extinguish a fire at his WEST Fertilizer Plant site. He is responsible for leveling 50 homes, maiming 200 people, and wiping out two thirds of the emergency responders for the Texas town of West.

For money.

The Tesrnmeav brothers, at least, had a religious cause, and they only killed three, and injured way less. And they didn't destroy any homes, or communities. Yes, what they did was horrific. But where is the outrage at the terrorists within this country—the American corporations that commit acts of terrorism without ANY repercussions, or even much press. Look at any media the last five days and the Tesrneav brothers ARE the news. But not so much the far more devastating WEST Fertilizer Plant's blatant act of terrorism last Wednesday.

For money.

Evil is indifference to suffering. When the press ignores, or barely covers acts of terrorism like the WEST Fertilizer Plant explosion, they're not only irresponsible as journalists, but evil, helping promote and sustain homegrown, money-based terrorism.

PG&E murdered 8 people in San Bruno, CA in Sept. 2009, and destroyed the Crestmoor neighborhood south of San Francisco. January 2012, an independent audit from the State of California issued a report stating that PG&E had illegally diverted over $100 million from a fund used for safety operations, and instead used it for executive compensation and bonuses. Funding to fix the neglected pipelines is $769 million for a three-year increase in gas rates to US--their customers. Peter Darbee, then CEO of PG&E, received $8.4 million in total compensation in 2010, down from $10.6 million in 2009. Christopher Johns, still president of the utility, received $3.3 million in 2010, down from $3.5 million in 2009. These men are terrorists, responsible for the murder of thirteen-year-old, Janessa Greig, among the San Bruno dead, yet were PAID millions for acts of terrorism against humanity.

Why is religious jihad more interesting than our citizens genocide for money? Where the fuck is the outrage at our OWN corporate terrorists? Why isn't everyone reading this getting madder and madder with every line, and then sending this to a friend so they too become aware of the terrorism that MUST be dealt with at home, here, in the U.S. by our own corporate terrorist organizations, from PG&E to Apple (Foxconn slave labor) which globally abuses human rights? Watchdog groups and the rare social advocates who care enough to tweet more than the Tesrneav boys, can not and will not sway the press to pursue our homegrown corporate terrorists with the same fervor they present foreign enemies.

Today, now, Tweet, Update, whatever, the name of Donald Adair, CEO of West Fertilizer Plan, the latest of our own homegrown terrorists all of us need to hold responsible for crimes against humanity.


J. Cafesin said...

Only way to get public awareness is media, whether blogs, your tweets and updates, NY Times or CNN.

Govt will go after Don Adair, ONLY with public pressure in a big way. With internet, individuals can pressure big media to cover homegrown corporate terrorism thoroughly and get our Govt to prosecute these CEO's--take these terrorist down as a deterrent to others.

Donna McBroom-Theriot said...

You hit the nail on the head. Great post. Putting it on facebook.

Anonymous said...

In 2007-2008, Wall Street caused one of the largest financial losses in US history. Millions of people affected, no repercussions for the folks what did it ... Where IS the outrage?