posted on May, 29 2013 @ 05:54 PM
Originally posted by FurvusRexCaeli
reply to post by purplemer
She's being sentenced as a saboteur (saboteuse?), which is what she is. She sabotaged the security of a uranium enrichment plant by cutting holes in
the fences, while carrying out a conspiracy to alter US nuclear weapons policy. Under
Chapter 105 of Title 18, that's sabotage. She was not charged with terrorism,
and I haven't found a direct quote, in context, from the court regarding terrorism.
Everyone has a Constitutional right "peaceably to assemble." But you don't have a right to damage and evade the security of a US government nuclear
facility and assemble on their property, then repaint their property and pour blood on it. That's not a peaceable assembly. It's criminal.
These three knew that, of course. The entire point of their exercise was to make the government arrest them. That's always the point of these
look-at-me stunts. If they go free, nothing lost. If they go to jail, they make the government look mean and spend their last few years playing
mahjong in a Federal Bureau of Prisons retirement home. It's a no-lose scenario.
I disagree. If all it takes is a hole in the fence, that facility was not "secure" to begin with, and they merely illustrated how
was (while, admittedly, committing trespassing in the process.). If anyone should be punished for this facility's lack of security, it should be
whichever incompetent boob in a uniform was tasked with said security.
I'm not saying they aren't guilty of trespassing or vandalism or whatever. But like I said-- if all it took was a few elderly folks clipping a fence,
there was no real "security" at this place to start with, and they merely pointed this fact out-- which I think they should be thanked
Post 9/11 we don't allow mouthwash on airplanes, write all kinds of new laws that allow spying on US citizens and otherwise reduce freedoms, we send
all kinds of troops to other countries.... and yet we leave nuclear facilities
so un-guarded a few elderly people
can get in simply by
damaging a fence.... and that's somehow their
Had that place been truly secure in the first place, as it should have been
, these people wouldn't have been able to get within 100 yards of
the fence without facing a couple guards and all kinds of questions.
edit on 29-5-2013 by iwilliam because: (no reason given)