Skip to comments.Egypt to Build Nuclear Plants
Posted on 10/30/2007 5:20:19 AM PDT by america4vr
Egypt's president announced plans Monday to build several nuclear power plants the latest in a string of ambitious such proposals from moderate Arab countries. The United States immediately welcomed the plan, in a sharp contrast to what it called nuclear "cheating" by Iran.
President Hosni Mubarak said the aim was to diversify Egypt's energy resources and preserve its oil and gas reserves for future generations. In a televised speech, he pledged Egypt would work with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency at all times and would not seek a nuclear bomb.
But Mubarak also made clear there were strategic reasons for the program, calling secure sources of energy "an integral part of Egypt's national security system."
In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the U.S. would not object to the program as long as Egypt adhered to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and International Atomic Energy Agency guidelines.
"The problem has arisen, specifically in the case of Iran, where you have a country that has made certain commitments, and in our view and the shared view of many ... (is) cheating on those obligations," he said.
"For those states who want to pursue peaceful nuclear energy ... that's not a problem for us," McCormack said. "Those are countries that we can work with."
The United States accuses Iran of using the cover of a peaceful nuclear program to secretly work toward building a bomb, an allegation Iran denies. Iran asserts it has a right to peaceful nuclear power and needs it to meet its economy's voracious energy needs.
Iran's program has prompted a slew of Mideast countries to announce plans of their own in part simply to blunt Tehran's rising regional influence.
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That is why we must always keep the glass carpet option.
The best American nuclear plants are those of Westinghouse which I believe is a Japaneese company...... Toshiba.
GE plays the game but are an also ran. Did GE make this deal?
The Mohammed El-Baradei Plant will be the first one...right.
Egypt was the starting point for each of the attacks on Israel in their last 2 major wars.
A nuclear Egypt is a terrible threat against Israel.
There is nuclear technology that is not capable of being turned into weapons.............
This is so stupid. If I were deciding what Egypt would do, I’d invest in Solar Power.
First, what’s more abundant in Egypt than Sun? And two, by working on developing Solar Tech today, Egypt can be on the ground floor for what could prove to be very good business tomarrow.
Egypt is not capable of avoiding war time usage. They are Islamic, and they have been among Israel’s worst enemies.
Their bellicosity was the just cause initiating the 7 day war.
They attacked, unprovoked, to initiate the Yom Kippur War.
Not exactly....All nuclear power generation creates waste. It is the waste which is recycled to create the bombs....A power plant (nuclear) in Egypt will create such waste.
It is not impossible to get weapons grade nuclear material from pebble bed reactors. It might not be easy, but it is not impossible. Additionally, there are dirty bombs.
They must be laughing their mohammedan asses off at us.
I hope everyone is saving their halloween nooses.
When the SHTF we'll need them to string up the liberal traitors among us.
(democrats AND republicans).
Atoms for peace?
Tell that to Tel Aviv if there's anyone left to tell.
Thus safe and less hazardous but still able to be manufactured into A-bombs.
Thus difficult but not impossible.
Difficult is an understatement. The individual balls are ceramic, and the nuclear materials are dispersed within that ball like the ingredients in a cake. It would be like trying to reclaim the cake’s ingredients.
The process of retrieving the nuclear materials would not be impossible for someone with the super sophisticated technology of a nuclear superpower, but would be wholly impractical for a small terrorist organization................
I believe you are supporting a nuclear Egypt. Do so at your own risk....
Nuclear power can be done right and safely, even in Egypt.
Isaiah 19 (New International Version)
A Prophecy About Egypt
1 An oracle concerning Egypt:
See, the LORD rides on a swift cloud
and is coming to Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him,
and the hearts of the Egyptians melt within them.
2 “I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian
brother will fight against brother,
neighbor against neighbor,
city against city,
kingdom against kingdom.
3 The Egyptians will lose heart,
and I will bring their plans to nothing;
they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead,
the mediums and the spiritists.
4 I will hand the Egyptians over
to the power of a cruel master,
and a fierce king will rule over them,”
declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.
5 The waters of the river will dry up,
and the riverbed will be parched and dry.
6 The canals will stink;
the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.
The reeds and rushes will wither,
7 also the plants along the Nile,
at the mouth of the river.
Every sown field along the Nile
will become parched, will blow away and be no more.
8 The fishermen will groan and lament,
all who cast hooks into the Nile;
those who throw nets on the water
will pine away.
9 Those who work with combed flax will despair,
the weavers of fine linen will lose hope.
10 The workers in cloth will be dejected,
and all the wage earners will be sick at heart.
11 The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools;
the wise counselors of Pharaoh give senseless advice.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am one of the wise men,
a disciple of the ancient kings”?
12 Where are your wise men now?
Let them show you and make known
what the LORD Almighty
has planned against Egypt.
13 The officials of Zoan have become fools,
the leaders of Memphis [a] are deceived;
the cornerstones of her peoples
have led Egypt astray.
14 The LORD has poured into them
a spirit of dizziness;
they make Egypt stagger in all that she does,
as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
15 There is nothing Egypt can do
head or tail, palm branch or reed.
16 In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the LORD Almighty raises against them. 17 And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the LORD Almighty is planning against them.
18 In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD Almighty. One of them will be called the City of Destruction. [b]
19 In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border. 20 It will be a sign and witness to the LORD Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. 21 So the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the LORD. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the LORD and keep them. 22 The LORD will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the LORD, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.
23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. 25 The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”
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