Time to wake up and smell the coffee – literally.


Fox News has just come out with a piece on sleeping guards at the Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant in Tenn. The guards are employed by WACKENHUT Services Inc.,

The case of WACKENHUT Services Inc., sleeping guards came under scrutiny after the parent company, The WACKENHUT Corp., lost a contract to secure 10 other nuclear facilities after guards were caught sleeping at another nuclear facility in PA. We recently covered the case of the sleeping guards in PA in our blog, earlier in the month.

The facility at Oak Ridge is considered a prime terrorist target as it stores Uranium and the ingredients needed for the fabled “Dirty Bomb”. The security at these facilities seem to have a real problem with complacancy – and staying awake. If there is one place that you just can not afford to become complacant, it has to be at a nuclear facility that is considered to be at the top of the terrorist’s hit list.

If these guards are not sufficently embarrassed by their own incompetence, they should at least be aware that the stories are circulating all over the internet and that terrorists have access to computers. They might as well be putting out a “Welcome” mat.

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