PORTLAND – Four forest activists charged with setting logging trucks on fire during last year’s protests of the Eagle Creek timber sale were captured after one of them told a girlfriend about the act, according to arrest papers.

The girlfriend’s father is a deputy state fire marshal. . . .

The government also has charged Sherman with the Easter 2001 firebombing of three cement trucks belonging to Portland’s Ross Island Sand & Gravel. The Earth Liberation Front, a well-known eco-terrorist group, later claimed responsibility for the crime.

I didn’t say they were smart domestic terrorists.