Terrorism cannot be justified

  Terrorism: The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

And that was the intention of the individuals charged by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. I do not know if they committed the crimes for which they are being charged, but if they are proven guilty in a court of law, they deserve to be punished. I may be an environmentalist, but I do not condone this kind of behavior. I am disappointed that HCN apparently does, based on the tone of your blurb in "The Latest Bounce" (HCN, 2/6/06: The Latest Bounce). If it turns out that the members of the Earth and Animal Liberation Fronts are responsible for committing these crimes, as an environmentalist, they have done me a disservice. The ends do not justify the means, no matter what your cause.

Rachel Webb
Wooster, Ohio