Declaring People Terrorists so They Don’t Become It

Remarkable (para-)phrase attributed to French examining magistrate Marc Trévidic :

Declaring people terrorists–who are not–so they don’t become it.

This is to become the basis for new French “anti-terror” legislation.

I couldn’t find the original (French) quote, but a German translation of it.

Es gibt Leute, die man als Terroristen kennzeichnet, damit sie es nicht werden.

Which translates into something like

There’re people who get branded terrorists so they don’t become it.

Under Pressure: Transporting and Storing Military Nuclear Waste

A French research and production facility for military nuclear weapons put out a call for tender for 4000 pressure cookers for transporting and storing nuclear waste in them. The operator of the nuclear facility says pressure cookers are “well suited” for this task where “a few hundred grams” of material in cylinders “10 cm in height and 2cm in diameter” will be first put in “radiation-proof cases” and then stacked into low cost containers. The cookers themselves will be stored in a bunker on-site as “this kind of container is not certified for transportation outside of the facility.”

Sources: Call for tender (French) Der Spiegel (German) FeFe (German)