2007-02-14

A terrorist threat to Alberta's petroleum industry

Alberta terror threat downplayed:

Provincial officials say they’re taking seriously an al-Qaeda threat to attack Alberta’s petroleum infrastructure but have not raised any threat level.

A spokesman for the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) said today they were alerted last week of statements on an Arabian-peninsula-based terrorist website encouraging attacks on oil installations in Canada, Mexico and Venezuela to disrupt the U.S. economy.

Premier Ed Stelmach said he learned of the e-posting on Tuesday but added security agencies already had the issue well in hand.

And he downplayed the magnitude of the threat.


Quiz! Rank the following terrorists in order based on the threat of assault on Albertan oil interests:









Update, 5:59pm: A commenter brings up Wiebo Ludwig (remember that guy?), as if it's some sort of argument against me to refer to another lunatic environmentalist that the left can't get enough of.

4 comments:

true dough, Canada said...

I give up. But if the terrorists were hay-fork-wielding Albertan farmers led by Weibo Ludwig, t-shirt sales would be most profitable (assuming demand for Bin Laden shirts have run dry). Er…if only that teen girl wasn’t shot.

true dough, Canada said...

It wasn't my intention to be argumentative. I liked your post.

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

Fair enough. Technically, I'm just pissed off I never thought of including a photo of Wiebo Ludwig above Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed Al-Nasser, which would have only slightly spoiled the half-decent Stephané Dion gag.

true dough, Canada said...

Ha!