Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nuke Plant and Terrorist Suspect, Match Made in America. By Geniusofdespair

You might think security was tight at Nuclear Power Plants across the Nation. Guess again. The Miami Herald reported today that an Al-Qaida suspect from NJ worked at 6 nuke plants:

Sharif Mobley, a Muslim who grew up in Buena, N.J., was among 11 al-Qaida suspects rounded up earlier this month in Yemen. He was taken to a hospital there over the weekend after he complained of feeling ill. Yemeni officials said he snatched a gun and shot a security guard to death in an attempt to escape from the hospital.

Mobley worked for contractors at the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear plants in New Jersey from 2002 to 2008; the Peach Bottom, Limerick and Three Mile Island plants in Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2007; and Calvert Cliffs in Maryland for two weeks in 2006, operators said.

Mobley had "vital access" that allowed him into any area of the plants where he worked...
And, worse:

A law enforcement official says Mobley traveled to Yemen with the goal of joining a terrorist group. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still going on.

A second official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, says the U.S. government was aware of Mobley's potential extremist ties long before his arrest. The official did not say how long the government had been paying attention to him.


Anonymous said...

But wait! 2002 to 2008? Wasn't Dick Cheney protecting us from Islamic extremists during that time?

Anonymous said...

This is startling, but I am glad it has comet o light. The Nuke industry has their own black list. If you cause trouble or get fired from any plant, good luck getting hired. All the companies refer to this clearing house of information. This can be good or bad. Unfortunately, some who work at these plants think twice about being whistle blowers for fear of being blacklisted nationally. If they are reading this blog, however, perhaps the will out their employers on what a concerned public needs to know.