This is coolbert:
From today in the op ed section of the Chicago Tribune some commentary regarding those peace activists self-described and their only just recently trespass of the Oak Ridge Laboratory and their "penetration" of the defenses - - able to get right next to the walls of a building reputedly storing fissionable material weapons grade!!
"You wouldn't think ..."
"You wouldn't think that an 82 year-old nun and two fellow pacifists could penetrate the defenses of one of this nation's most important nuclear weapons plants at Oak Ridge, Tenn. You wouldn't think they'd be able to spend enough time inside to spray-paint anti-war slogans on a building that houses nuclear bomb fuel, and light candles in a 'Christmas peace ritual.' But that is exactly what happened, authorities say.
"The nun, Sister Megan Rice, and her friends apparently used bolt cutters to slip through fences, and passed security sensors, at the Y-12 National Security Complex. The facility houses more than 100 tons of highly enriched uranium, enough for thousand of bombs. Alarms and sensors apparently went off, but guards didn't respond promptly. They had complained of frequent false alarms, triggered by raccoons and deer. You wouldn't think - - no, they didnt' think - - intruders would be so brazen as to . . . it's obvious."
Such an event of course not without precedent. From several years ago now another group of self-described peace activists committing trespass on the naval storage facility Bangor WA and actually reaching a site where they allege nuclear weapons themselves are store.
Amateurs quite able to circumvent security and violate the integrity in a symbolic manner of nuclear weaponry [alleged] and nuclear fissionable material [alleged}!! Such trespass surprising so done with almost a nonchalance and ease, almost leisurely in fact much to the chagrin of the authorities:
"Plowshares activists convicted on all counts"
"The five admitted . . . they cut through the chain link fence surrounding the Navy base at Bangor, during the night of the Feast of All Souls, November 2, 2009. They then walked undetected for hours nearly four miles inside the base to the Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific (SWFPAC). This top security area is where the Plowshares activists say hundreds of nuclear missiles are stored in bunkers. There, they cut through two more barbed wire fences and went inside. They put up two big banners which said 'Disarm Now Plowshares: Trident Illegal and Immoral,' scattered sunflower seeds, and prayed until they were arrested at dawn."
Put up banners, prayed and scattered sunflower seeds. The next time someone may decide NOT to be so peaceful! Perhaps some group NOT SO peaceful having a much more sinister agenda and wherewithal to do significant damage will be emboldened. A group of terrorists seeking the maximum publicity destroying with explosives in situ the nuclear material or weapons, creating a radiological event ["dirty bomb"] of maximum even mind-boggling proportions.
EVEN MORE THAN TEN YEARS AFTER 9/11 SECURITY AT THESE FACILITIES IS STILL WEAK IN A MANNER THAT MAKES ONE WONDER!!
My worry too is that these peace activists perhaps without themselves even realizing it are collaborating with a foreign power hostile to the United States - - proxies testing security of the most secure [supposedly] and vital American installations!!