Berlin, Germany (Reuters) — Europe’s International Criminal Police Organization has launched a search for Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg after she was last seen exiting a train in what used to be East Berlin.
Officials are revealing very little about the investigation, but sources inside INTERPOL say they are “concerned” that the teen may be recruiting disillusioned youths for an armed climate insurgency.
“Ms. Thunberg’s rhetoric has grown more militant in recent months,” said a high-level source who requested anonymity. “She vowed to put world leaders ‘up against the wall‘ and appeared to be distraught just before she vanished from an ‘overcrowded’ German train east of Berlin.”
Worries about an armed insurgency are not unfounded. Thunberg’s own assessment is that the worldwide climate strike — by “millions of children and young people around the world” — has been fruitless.
Just before leaving Madrid in November, Thunberg wrote that “science” demands that we take “powerful and wide-ranging action” to “dismantle” the “colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression,” and that we face a “crisis of political will.”
“Young people like us bear the brunt of our leaders’ failures,” Thunberg wrote.
“That’s when she threatened to put world leaders in front of a firing squad,” said the INTERPOL source. “The fact that she disappeared in the former Soviet bloc has not escaped us.”