Originally Posted by astromeria
does the FBI think terrorists attend public meetings and identify themselves?* :
No, not in this case anyway. That was pretty clear.* However, the sensationalist columnist from the St Louis newspaper did!* What a jerk.*
The Corps conducts meetings such as this one many, many times a year and there are usually activists in attendance.* I attended two meetings concerning minimum water flow from the Bull Shoals Dam on the White River to keep water temps in the tail waters cool enough for trout. There were plenty of people speaking their mind on no uncertain terms! No one from the press misinterpreted their intentions.
Why did this St Louis reporter have to blow this incident up as a terrorist threat?* Personal fame?* $PROFIT$ for the newspaper?
The Corp contacted the FBI because of what was said by the columnist, not because of anything said at the meeting.
Anyway, the real issue is whether we should remove Corps built dams, dikes, reserviors, retaining walls, etc. across the country and restore free flowing steams.* Hey......why not?* Let's go for it.
For both fishing and canoeing, free flowing, non-channelized streams reign!* Electrical generation, barge traffic, drinking water storage, flood control, etc., can all be done some other way.