Internal TigerSwan Situation Report 2017-02-27
Jun. 21 2017 — 3:06p.m.
DAPL SITREP 168 February 27, 2017 John Porter Chief Security Officer INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE. DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS The Highlights TS-N (TigerSwan-North Dakota) continues to support The Department of Interior with requests for ISR and information in the completion of the full removal of illegal personnel within the USACOE land and the Reservation lands. We are aware of the rising of the Iowa Camp and the promise to establish a “Standing Rock” in every state. We continue to support all of ND LE and outside pursuers of justice and law. We are very aware of the splinter groups beginning to form as it would with any ideological group after a defeat. See end of SITREP . The Details 1. NORTH DAKOTA FUSION i. ii. iii. Intel Update a. The anticipated BIA clearing has caused a large number of protesters in the Standing Rock, ND area to begin relocating. Social media indicates small groups of protesters are relocating to Iowa and pending approval from the Cheyenne River Sioux to establish a camp in Eagle Butte, SD. Non-indigenous protesters indicate they are returning to their home of records and will continue to solicit funds, primarily through GoFundMe with ongoing propaganda messages. b. The shooting death of a protester on the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Florida may increase tensions along pipelines throughout the country, though it is likely the event will only foster more national attention to the pipeline protesters’ cause, providing them more propaganda for their financial support campaigns. Past 24 Hours a. Assisted and provided support to Law enforcement with the on-going security of Camp 2. b. Continued monitoring of protester activity in the remaining camps and the migration of those leaving the Standing Rock, ND area. Next 24 Hours b. Continued monitoring of Open Source information, ISR feeds, and other sources of information to provide accurate assessments of protester activities which may impact DAPL operations, specifically threats of sabotage to equipment or valve sites. c. Monitoring social media and other sources of information to determine protester migration 2. ILLINOIS FUSION i. Intel Update TigerSwan Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 1
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS i. ii. a. At approximately 1800 26 February 2017 a Gold Crown Victoria stopped near the West Gate of the Patoka Pipe Yard. b. Two males early 20’s, un-kept hair. c. The Passenger exited the vehicle and attempted to tamper with the gate. When security approached, the passenger ran to the vehicle and the vehicle left the area at high speed. d. Marion County Sheriff’s office was notified and conducted a local search for the vehicle. e. Awaiting a copy of the report from the Sheriff’s office. f. Recommend at least one additional security officer or an electronic surveillance system be located in the pipe yard at Patoka. The layout of the yard and amount of pipe does not allow a single security officer to maintain clear observation of the entire perimeter. The likelihood of protesters migrating down from ND with the shutdown of the camps in ND is very high. Maintaining the ability to adequately monitor the Patoka facilities is critical. Past 24 Hours a. Conduct open source monitoring of activist groups b. Continued correspondence with law enforcement and contract security ensuring a comprehensive plan is in place for the possible activist action on 03MAR17 c. Conduct physical security checks of pipeline facilities along the I-72 corridor Next 24 Hours a. Conduct open source monitoring of activist groups b. Prepare and distribute a situation update to Law Enforcement and security officers at the Patoka Pump station. c. Install electronic surveillance equipment at Patoka Pipe Yard 3. IOWA SECURITY ADVISORY i. TigerSwan Intel Update b. The Earth Mother Community Education Camp (EMCEC) Iowa Camp held its inauguration ceremony on the afternoon of 26Feb17. Present at the opening ceremony were Prolific the Rapper, Shiye Bidziil, Eddie Too Swift Simpson, Thomas Touches Lightning Bettles, , , and c. No less than 50 natives/protestors were present as reported by LE assets. LE observed various teepees being constructed. There is a camper and building with power on location. d. Prolific stated in his livestrea was not starting the camp, she was just in Iowa for “training”. e. Media/News crews were present (PID to follow). f. cofounder of Indigenous Iowa and a Meskwaki native, made several aggressive statements during his interview such as “resist”, Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 2
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS ii. iii. “fight” and “raise hell” which may be indicators of what is to come. also claimed the University of Iowa is sending students to support the camp. g. The EMCEC Iowa camp name may be changed to “Little Creek” camp due to its location being next to a creek as disclosed by h. The overall narrative during the ceremony was to call for a camp in every state to fight fossil fuel projects. The speakers called all those leaving Standing Rock to stop in the Iowa camp and even mentioned to create a network of camps across the nation to continue the fight against Oil & Gas energy projects. 1) https://www.facebook.com/ProlificTheRapperOfficial/videos/619405551 586424/ 2) https://www.facebook.com/100008607349356/videos/16507873652181 59/ i. Shiye Bidziil engaged a Facebook conversation about what are his followers views on the fatal shooting of the Sabal Trail protestor by LE in Florida. The conversation stimulated the protestors’ “victim mentality” as a result of militarized LE presence ISO pipeline construction. 1) http://www.wftv.com/news/local/citrus-co-deputies-kill-man-who-shot-atsabal-pipeline-investigators-say/497661075 Past 24 Hours a. a. Spoke to Deputy Todd Sauerbrei of the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office. He reported that about 50 people showed up for the opening ceremony of the camp IVO F52 and J Avenue. Deputy Sauerbrei spoke briefly with Dean Deadman and Ed Simpson yesterday when they arrived with the U-Haul from North Dakota. He also said that he saw them constructing tipis yesterday afternoon Next 24 Hours a. Continue to plan and prep for reconnaissance of the Meskawki Reservation/Casino IVO Tama, Iowa b. Track the progress of the camp in Iowa County, continue to work with local law enforcement in regards to the camp “All these battles coming up with these black snakes coming across our lands, it's important we start ripping the black snakes apart, start preparing through ceremonies and pray the creator shows u the path u must take. We must all work together to kill all the black snake and lay them out for the Wakinyan Oyate to finish them off.” TigerSwan Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 3
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS “This doesn’t stop us, this is not going to stop us. We’re going to go somewhere else and continue this fight.” — There is a clear determination, expressed by prominent figures in the Standing Rock anti-DAPL indigenous movement, to continue fighting pipelines in other places now that the fight in North Dakota is all but over. This is to be expected. What the anti-DAPL protesters have called an “indigenous decolonization movement” was, essentially, an externally supported, ideologically driven insurgency with a strong religious component. And, as it generally followed the jihadist insurgency model while active, we can expect the individuals who fought for and supported it to follow a post-insurgency model after its collapse. The archetype of a jihadist post-insurgency is the aftermath of the anti-Soviet Afghanistan jihad. While many insurgents went back to their pre-war lives, many, especially the external supporters (foreign fighters), went back out into the world looking to start or join new jihadist insurgencies. Most famously this “bleedout” resulted in Osama bin Laden and the rise of Al Qaeda, but the jihadist veterans of Afghanistan also ended up fighting in Bosnia, Chechnya, North Africa, and Indonesia, among other places. We have already seen this “bleedout” happen with the ideologically driven pipeline fighters from Standing Rock, as several of them are in the process of moving to Iowa, including highprofile drone flyer Dean Dedman Jr. Additionally, other camps are being set up and are actively recruiting Standing Rock diaspora, such as the Two Rivers Camp in Texas fighting the TransPecos Pipeline. We also saw bleedout happen in the aftermath of the collapse of the Mississippi Stand group in Iowa in late-2016. Former members have surfaced in New York, Florida, and Arkansas protesting pipelines and proliferating the knowledge they gained from their anti-DAPL efforts in Iowa. For example, Alex Cohen provided non-violent resistance training to activists in Arkansas. Additionally, is currently supporting the anti-Sabal effort in Florida. Recently, she posted on Facebook in support of two pipeline activists arrested in Florida who had locked themselves inside of a pipeline, a tactic Mississippi Stand group used at the Des Moines River HDD in November 2016. a key original supporter of the Mississippi Stand group, provided an insightful analysis of why the MS group failed to a small group of protesters in November, 2016. He said there were three basic causes, 1. not enough people (protesters) quickly enough, 2. ideological divides within the protesters, but most importantly, 3. DAPL was able to radically increase security measures at key nodes and do so far faster than the protesters were able to conduct effective shutdown or sabotage actions. TigerSwan Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 4
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS While we can expect to see the continued spread of the anti-DAPL diaspora and the proliferation of successful TTPs following the jihadist bleedout model, we are able to study the protesters’ successes and failures and so improve our preparedness. Aggressive intelligence preparation of the battlefield and active coordination between intelligence and security elements are now a proven method of defeating pipeline insurgencies. TigerSwan Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 5