Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/20/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/20/2012A culturally enriched young man with a gun entered a bank in Toulouse, France, demanded money, and after being refused, fired a shot and took four hostages. The standoff was eventually resolved with no casualties among the hostages or bystanders. Some reports said the gunman was wounded. The would-be robber announced that he was connected with Al Qaeda, and had attempted his crime for religious reasons rather than for money.

In other news, a military judge in Texas excluded Maj. Nidal Hasan, the killer shrink of Ft. Hood, from courtroom preparations for his trial because he did not shave off his beard. Maj. Hasan’s lead counsel explained that the beard was a deeply felt expression of her client’s religious faith.

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Anonymous said...

Thursday 21 June

Explosives found at Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden

The explosives were discovered by a dog at work on a routine control of the site.

Anonymous said...


Security elevated at all nuclear power plants in Sweden

Gregory said...

Explosives ! Pppfffttt. Hardly bigger than a cherry bomb. Wouldn't have hurt anything.