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Editor, Knoxville News Sentinel says Plowshares “was in no way an actual act of sabotage”

Jack McElroy, editor in chief of the Knoxville News Sentinel, cites Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. in his criticism of the new charge of sabotage leveled against Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli, and Greg Boertje-Obed.

In the new indictment, filed by the assistant U.S. attorney on December 4th, Greg Boertje-Obed, Sister Megan Rice, and Michael Walli face a 20-year maximum charge for damage to national security defense materials under the sabotage act, along with two charges from the August indictment, for destruction of property and depredation of property.  They face a possible total of 35 years in prison.

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One thought on “Editor, Knoxville News Sentinel says Plowshares “was in no way an actual act of sabotage”

  1. Knoxville should be proud to have these protestors in their midst- if not proud of the proceedings that the government will invoke against them- piling on charges and attempting, as they do in all such trials, to disallow any defense based on Nuremberg Law or higher moral principles- i e God’s law. The U S government does not follow God’s law. Regardless of the security laxities exposed, the Y-12 Plowshares protestors have done a good thing- a Christian thing. They are the real heroes of the season-surely as much as any returning Afghanistan vet or World War II Pearl Harbor survivor. Would you be willing to risk your life in a lethal zone? to leave such truly meaningful slogans as “Disarm, Transform”, or “The Fruit of Justice is Peace”? And were their skin a darker shade of brown, their faces Arabic- how would they have been treated? Terrorists they are not! Take a good look at these protestors. ..an 82 year old nun?- slight unimposing figures but with the stature of giants. Hopefully the good citizens of Knoxville will come out in support of such truth telling. If the world has a future- it is on their side.

    david eberhardt 4 hadley sq n baltimore, md. 21218 410-235-7507

    Posted by mozela9@comcast.net | December 10, 2012, 6:59 am

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