As news spreads of the Amtrack train derailment at DuPont, Washington, people are asking tough questions about safety and infrastructure development. Yet information has surfaced that could cast a different light on the events that left several dead and many injured.
Not long after the story broke, President Trump Tweeted out that more investment was needed and that he was the President to deliver it. He wrote:
“The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly. Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long!”
Many others pointed out the same issue, but something else entirely caught the eye of journalist and writer, Mike Cernovich. He noticed information disappearing from certain websites and exposed what is happening right now in the aftermath.
The far-left website, It’s Going Down, removed posts regarding their member’s activities relating to trains and train tracks in Olympia, just 20 minutes from DuPont.
Back in April, “track blockers” were arrested after a protest turned violent with objects being thrown and trains being stopped by shorting out their electrictronic signals. The group, Puget Sound, released a statement:
“Dear Olympia commune,
Standing in solidarity with your port blockade preventing the transport of fracking supplies we temporarily shutdown train lines throughout the larger oakland area by shorting the track circuits with jumper cables. Stay strong.
In every single town,
Until every officer is down, Love and solidarity, The Bay”
More recently, another Olympia Antifa group posted a piece bragging about pouring cement on train tracks to stop them. The original post has now been removed; Far Left Watch Tweeted an image of the original article:
Earlier this year, a prominent #Antifa website published an article tacking credit for the sabotage of train tracks in Olympia, WA. In this article they claimed to have poured concrete on the tracks. It has since been deleted. #Amtrak pic.twitter.com/aHfwdSM1ce
— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) December 18, 2017
They claim to have warned authorities to prevent any injuries, and no accidents were reported at the time.
Just nine days ago, another Antifa group decided to promote the damage and disruption they are causing. Puget Sound said:
“During this week we attached wire and jumper cables to the main Union Pacific rail line running through the state of Nebraska to disrupt rail signals and delay trains that mainly carry coal from the mountainous west to population centers in the east. Inspiration for us came from the blockade in Olympia, Unist’ot’en camp in unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, and other actions large and small across turtle island. until the complete destruction of time itself, love and rage from the middle of nowhere.”
These groups are wiping all reference to their train and track related acts. There is no evidence reported so far that any of their members is responsible for the Amtrack train derailment in DuPont. Initial reports seem to point to excessive speed as the likely cause. Although there were also reports of a possible track blockage as well. This could be the cause of the train related information purge on leftist Antifa websites.
Investigation of the train derailment is only just beginning. In light of these revelations, and past train related events involving these Antifa groups, a more thorough investigation of these groups may be warranted.
Mark is a political writer and journalist who has worked on campaigns for Brexit.