We believe that it is always necessary and positive for any project to advance that there is a constant self-criticism, reflection and analysis of the different questions that arise around a specific project, even more so to one like ours.
The time has come to position ourselves and clarify some issues that have been constantly on the lips of some, sometimes more and sometimes less, and lately it seems that they are back in fashion. There have always been among our many detractors those who have supported the idea that ITS is a false group that does not even exist, or that works for the government, or that claims false actions that never occurred or were carried out by others, etc.
First things first, if this situation has been reached, it is not only because there are individuals or groups of despicables who do not lose a single opportunity to vomit their infamy cowardly, but that mistakes have been made that have made it possible for this kinds of “criticism” have found some “legitimacy”.
A project like that of ITS, due to its characteristics, where different cells and individuals distributed around the world who do not know each other, together with the provocative style of eco-extremist theory and practice, added to that aura of mystery and mysticism that surrounds everything that has to do with the eco-extremist tendency and with ITS, it easily gives rise to people outside the tendency, whether they are crude attempts by the police intelligence services, or attempts to discredit us by those who oppose the trend or either by individuals seeking their dose of adrenaline and feeling important, try to appropriate or take advantage of the project and at the same time undermine it, each with different purposes.
Similarly, this occurs (or has the potential to occur) in virtually any similar project (in the illegal aspect at least), be it anarchist action groups, communist guerrillas, religious sects, neo-Nazi terrorists, or organized crime groups. There is always the possibility that there is an attempted police infiltration, a provocation by political rivals or some internet coward who without having touched a weapon in his life or having felt the tension of loading and placing a bomb in the middle of a crowded city want to have a dose of prominence at the same time that they feel “dangerous” and part of a tendency, of which they clearly are NOT part. And whoever has a memory, both of past and recent times, will soon find a multitude of cases of false statements and claims, of any tendency, as well as surely they have met someone who was dedicated to go around pretending to be who he was not. We are aware that this occurs in all environments, and personally to us in our past experience within anarchic action groups we are 100% aware that there were (and still are) cases of these, even in more than one case there still are claims of responsibility that was already proven to be false, and still being upload on pages of anarchist “counter-information”. In the same way, we are also aware of the sincere efforts of a part of that tendency to clear its name of phonies and provocateurs, uncovering falsehoods and phonies.
From the ME blog, dubious groups or statements have been given a voice and sometimes this has led to feeding this type of rumor mill against us, we believe there has been too loose criteria when it comes to filtering what is published and what not, but at the same time, from what we have explained above, with this type of project it is difficult to discern between what should be published and what not, and it has always been decided to give the benefit of the doubt, as long as they were not obviously false claims.
At the same time, constant work has been carried out by ME to dismantle the infiltration and falsification attempts of the tendency, alleged groups that turned out to be false have been discovered and exposed, such as the case of the “group” that was called ” shadows of the forests” in Mexico, although they have not been the only case or attempted interference by others in the tendency. After all, as we have already said, this seems inevitable to us.
On the other hand, the obvious can’t be denied no matter how hard some characters insist. Many responsibility claims from ITS and other groups of the eco-extremist tendency around the world have been accompanied by graphic documents such as pictures of the devices, even some actions have been recorded on video, data and details have been given, for example of the composition of the devices, how, when and where they were placed… and other details that can ONLY be known by those who actually carried out the action. A multitude of press releases and police investigations regarding ITS attacks or other groups of the same tendency have also been attached, although at the end of the day we know that the press publishes what it wants and many of the attacks have been deliberately silenced and hidden.
Be that as it may, we are not going to change the foolishness of the habitual idiots, there are people who continue and will continue to insist on covering the sun with a finger. We believed that it was necessary to position ourselves on this issue and we have done so. At the end of the day, everyone will believe what they want to believe, meanwhile, members of ITS and supporters of the eco-extremist tendency spread across various countries in both America and Europe remain free, active and preparing their next movements from the shadows.
Individualists Tending Towards the Wild (Europe)
Individualists Tending Towards the Wild (America)