By Wyatt Earp | October 10, 2009
Because you want all of your nuclear employees to be sympathetic to a major terrorist organization. You might have missed this story, since every newsperson in the world was covering The Obamaton’s bogus Nobel Peace Prize brouhaha.
French security forces detained a scientist at the CERN facility today for connections to an al-Qaeda group in Algeria with a long history of terrorist activities, especially against the French. The lab worker and his brother allegedly communicated with AQIM, which aligned with al-Qaeda in 2007, to discuss attack targets in France. CERN hosts the Hadron Collider, which itself would make a very tempting target for terrorists:
French agents have arrested a researcher from Europe’s top atomic lab on suspicion of links to al-Qaeda, fuelling fears that terrorists could be targeting the nuclear industry.
The 32-year-old man, who was detained along with his brother, works for the prestigious European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) in Geneva, Switzerland, according to French police sources.
”The inquiry will doubtless say what were the objectives in France or elsewhere and indicate perhaps that we have avoided the worst possible scenario,” said Brice Hortefeux, the French Interior Minister.
[T]his confirms that al-Qaeda and its network affiliates remain extremely interested in gaining nuclear capability, or at least targeting the nuclear capability of its enemies.
Jesus. Maybe after the Era of Good Nobel Feeling is over, the president can get back to doing what he promised: to “find, disrupt, and destroy al Qaeda.”
Of course, I won’t hold my breath on that.