hey folks, I don't often post threads, but I felt this deserved one of its own.
Some "Y-12" protestors over the weekend penetrated the United States most highly protected uranium enrichment / nuclear weapons plant.
Follow the link, bizarre story and serious national security implications here.. not being run on the mainstream channels yet?
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/ju...al-more-could/Three peace activists, including Sister Megan Rice, an 82-year-old nun, were arraigned this morning on federal trespassing charges in connection with Saturday's pre-dawn break-in at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, and U.S. Attorney Bill Killian indicated that other charges could be added later.
...The three were dressed in two-tone, gray-striped jail garb, shackled at the hands and feet....
Y-12 ...went "much, much further" than previous protests in which activists simply crossed the government plant's boundary line.
The protesters are reported to have cut through three or four fences in order to gain access to high-security areas of the nuclear weapons plant. Once there, they allegedly spray-painted messages and poured human blood on a Y-12 building known as the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility. The facility contains the nation's primary supply of bomb-grade uranium.
Info about the facility:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Rid...nal_LaboratoryThe facility that later became Oak Ridge National Laboratory was established as part of the Clinton Engineer Works for the Manhattan Project in 1943 during World War II, when American scientists feared that Nazi Germany was rapidly developing an atomic bomb. Both the laboratory and the nearby city of Oak Ridge were built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in less than a year on isolated farmland in the mountains of East Tennessee. Oak Ridge became a "secret city" that within two years housed more than 75,000 residents.