Skip to comments.Nuclear Epidemic
Posted on 05/20/2008 5:41:17 PM PDT by Kaslin
WMD: The Mideast has long been "explosive," but more than a dozen countries there have now been emboldened to go nuclear. Further delays in stopping Iran's nuke program could turn it into an atomic Wild West.
A new report from London's International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) finds that from February of 2006 to January of last year at least 13 Middle East countries either began to consider producing nuclear power or restarted their own dormant nuclear programs. "Nuclear Programs in the Middle East: In the Shadow of Iran" concludes that the aim is to counter-balance Iran.
Egypt is reviving plans for nuclear power, a joint feasibility study is underway involving Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Algeria, meanwhile, with "one of the most advanced nuclear-science programs in the Arab world," as the IISS points out, has complained of "Western pressure to accept additional nonproliferation obligations." And Turkey plans to build up its already substantial nuclear infrastructure with new power plants.
So if you think the Middle East is volatile today just wait until that geopolitical powder keg is affixed with its own set of nuclear fuses.
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If the Arabs want to live in the 10th century, we should accomodate them and keep them there. I expect the Arabs to all be nuclear by the end of Barack’s first term.
Few believe that Saudi Arabia is a real ally. Many believe that Dubai is somehow a Westernized, sybaritic exception amongst its neighbours. This should help dispel such notions.
Having been in Dubai in the last few months, I can assure anyone who asks, that Dubai is still governed by sharia law. For all its appearances it is still a third world hell hole with a facade of modernity.
Well? Are we Americans tough enough to live with higher fuel prices for a few months, or are we a Nation of fat, fluffy cowards?
Get Iran done now!
Obliterate their nuke sites, try to decapitate the Mullahs/Govt, lay waste to their military bases AND THEN.... do absolutely nothing. ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz.......
Leave the damn infastructure alone, see if the young majority has had enough and rises up. We can always bomb more later.
i am with you,let’s turn some sand to glass in Iran,then go back to Iraq, and help them to gain freedom thereby sending the message, “don’t tread on me”
And wait til they all get satelites in orbit! I was reading the other day that Nigeria has two satelites already (sent up by France). One other African nation has at least one.
Nations don’t have to earn or the technology ....just buy it.