Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Sunday, February 01, 2004  

via BAD ATTITUDES via Atrios comes this remarkable story.

Pakistani Scientist Is Focus of Atomic Sale Investigation: "A federal judge on Wednesday granted bail to Asher Karni, 50, an Israeli citizen accused by the United States government of conspiring to send 200 American-made nuclear weapons detonators to Pakistan, dealing a setback to prosecutors who argued he might try to flee.
Judge Thomas Hogan said Mr. Karni must remain in home detention at the Hebrew Sheltering Home in nearby Silver Spring, Md., and wear a monitoring device.
In addition to the $75,000 bond posted on his behalf by another individual, Mr. Karni also must commit $100,000 of his own money, he said."

That's right, a Middle Easterner has been charged with conspiring to sell nuclear weapons detonators to a nation that is currently in the news as providing nuclear weapons technology to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. But he's not in jail, or Gitmo. He's out on bail.

I feel so much safer knowing he's wearing a monitoring device.

posted by lazarus | 00:35 | |
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