May 3, 2011
Following the supposed assassination of Osama bin Laden – who died in late 2001 – various governments and the corporate media are on the hunt for something they can remotely connect to terrorism and attribute to al-Qaeda retaliation.
British authorities arrested five men under the Terrorism Act a few hours after the big announcement that Navy SEALS had taken out Osama.
“They were detained near Sellafield — which handles highly dangerous nuclear material — yesterday afternoon following a stop check on a vehicle by officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, who police the facility in West Cumbria,” Sky News reports. “The arrests come as the world braces itself for a bloody backlash after Bin Laden supporters vowed to avenge his death.”
How do we know they are terrorists? First, they are Asian. Second, they were taking photographs outside of the nuclear plant.
“Police sources said the men may have been taking photographs and the arrests were not intelligence led,” notes Sky News, a Rupert Murdoch operation.
The five were arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which says a “constable may arrest without a warrant a person whom he reasonably suspects to be a terrorist.”
“The police have not confirmed the ethnicity of the arrested men, though they are believed to be from a Muslim background,” reports The Guardian.
The nuclear plant at Sellafield is responsible for decommissioning and reprocessing nuclear waste and manufacturing fuel on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.