Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Pipe Bomb Found at Arizona Nuclear Plant, But Officials Won't Call It Terrorism

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   2 comments
Author 6
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Mary Shaw
Become a Fan
  (20 fans)
- Advertisement -
On Friday, they caught a contract worker trying to bring a pipe bomb into a nuclear power plant located 50 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. According to a report in USA Today, bomb squad tests determined that the capped pipe was a credible explosive device. It was the real deal. But, for some reason, Capt. Paul Chagolla of the local sheriff's office told the press, "At this point I don't have any information that would indicate that you have domestic terrorism at hand." Wait a minute. As the article in USA Today explains, "Two elementary schools and a high school in the area were locked down briefly when a plant employee notified the district." And the FBI was called in. Of course they were! There was a pipe bomb at a nuclear plant! But somehow it's not terrorism. So I'm guessing that the suspect here is not of Middle Eastern ancestry. Otherwise, the terror alert level would surely have been elevated to orange (at least), and the suspect would now be on his way to Gitmo. Sleep well. ###

 

- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Mary Shaw Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Mary Shaw is a Philadelphia-based writer and activist, with a focus on politics, human rights, and social justice. She is a former Philadelphia Area Coordinator for the Nobel-Prize-winning human rights group Amnesty International, and her views (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

No Excuse for Racial Profiling

No, Dan, America is Not a Christian Nation

Tea Party Talking Points, Translated

Racism Then and Now

They Still Cling to Guns and Religion

The Myth of the Christian Right