Nun, 85, in nuclear protest set to remain free after sabotage charge dropped | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Nun, 85, in nuclear protest set to remain free after sabotage charge dropped

An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists will probably remain free after government prosecutors told defense attorneys they will not seek to have a sabotage charge reconsidered.

Sister Megan Rice was originally sentenced to three years and Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were each sentenced to nearly five years for vandalizing the outside of a Tennessee bunker storing bomb-grade uranium.

Last month, a panel of the sixth US circuit court of appeals overturned the most serious conviction against the three. The court upheld a conviction for injuring government property.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that this case - and the acquittal of those charged - will start a national dialogue about what will really create greater safety for the people of this country.

And there is one thing for which I would advocate, very strongly, and that would be the following; that the US government stops mucking about in other people's countries for resources to which they can claim absolutely no moral right.

If the US government had put a fraction of the investment these wars have cost us into the development of sustainable, affordable energy, we would not be in these horrific, and unwinnable wars in which this country is enmeshed.

But, of course, THAT ... would be logical.

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