I am not stating my opinion. I am stating a fact. If the patent description does not enable one skilled in the art to make it
... it will fall in court. Period. A good number of patent examiner's, however, are idiots. That is why in order to enforce a patent you have to litigate it (a place where the other side has the opportunity to find errors in the examination). There will always be some unpatentable disclosures that slip through the cracks because of idiot patent examiners. Such patents are worthless.
What the "faster than light" examiner was supposed to do was rejected the patent for being inoperable because it "disobeyed known scientific principles." The patentee would then have to prove that the scientific priniciple is either wrong or provide a working model to the patent office to prove operability. In this manner, the examine would also reject it for not enabling one skilled in the art to make or use the invention. Hope this clears it up.