Besides weapons, a new source of graft.
Does this question really need to be asked? This is all planned.
I'm not sure how going to Russia and saying, "Good news! I'm going to let you give me billions of dollars that I'll never pay back to fund my nuclear program!" is going to improve relations.
As long as it is done under IAEA and international safeguards and inspections, having nuclear energy is a gigantic saving of money, along with providing much cheaper energy.
Truth to tell, if I was in Morsi’s shoes, I would shoot myself.
But if that was not an option, I would definitely go for nuclear power, making it abundantly clear to everyone that it was wide open to inspection. I would even make a deal with the Russians for nuclear fuel, in exchange for which I would gladly give them the old fuel (with a small amount of plutonium byproduct in it), which they would take to insure it stayed out of other hands.
Once you have the nuclear power, all the money spent on oil for the national electrical grid can instead be used for other purposes, which is another huge boon to the economy.
And then, with enough energy, he should kickstart Egypt’s chemical industry to make fertilizer and (internationally inspected) pesticides and herbicides (since pesticides are often a lot like military chemical weapons).
Then a huge, national agribusiness and water project, so that when the Nile has its annual flood, enormous tracts of land will be covered with water and then crops.
And this would provide a huge number of agricultural jobs as well as food for Egypt’s 80 million people.
For the same reason that any other dictator seeks weapons of mass destruction. To turn the public’s attention away from internal failures. They get a bomb and run around threatening Israel and the US and they hope that the population is so whipped up about it that they forget what a God-forsaken Hellhole they live in.
That POA has worked fairly well for the NKS.
It has kept the general population in basically starvation while enriching the ruling jerks and military brass.
Obama, Morsi’s best benefactor, is making sure the brutal Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship has whatever military means to trigger war against Israel, and join the other Islamist fanatics in their ‘jihad’ against the West.
Watch for the mushroom cloud over Cairo.
Egypt tried the bargaining krap some decades ago when they wanted the Aswan dam built. We deferred and let the Russians build it. I doubt if the Russians are up for subsidizing another Egyptian-no-pay-back project. And besides that there’s gonna be another mess to clean up when the Aswan water table reaches the ground under the pyramids.
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Because impoverished Iran has one. I don't blame them for this.
Because pussycat Obama is letting Iran have them.
let me guess; the Saudis won’t “spread the wealth” and give them a discount on oil???
I thought the spirit of all the Arab states was “One for all - All for one”.