News from South Africa:
Amazingly, at the same time those four men entered Pelindaba from its eastern perimeter, a separate group of intruders failed in an attempt to break in from the west. The timing suggests a coordinated attack against a facility that contains an estimated 25 bombs’ worth of weapons-grade nuclear material.
Also amazingly, this story appears on page 29 in today’s Washington Post. It should have been a banner headline on the front page. The attackers were sophisticated enough to deactivate a 10,000 volt electric fence, make their way into the emergency control center in the heart of the facility, and breach a sealed control room, where they shot an emergency-service worker.
The story continues:
had the armed attackers succeeded in penetrating the site’s highly enriched uranium storage vault, where the weapons-grade nuclear material is believed to be held, they could have carried away the ingredients for the world’s first terrorist nuclear bomb.
Three suspects have been arrested, the Post reports.
This is major news, even if it is buried by the Post. Who and what was behind this attack? Connecting the Dots very much wants to know. �