Saturday, November 04, 2006

More Muslim States Plan to Go Nuclear

From The TimesUK Online:

Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, UAE and Saudi Arabia seek atom technology

THE SPECTRE of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programmes to master atomic technology.

The move, which follows the failure by the West to curb Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, could see a rapid spread of nuclear reactors in one of the world’s most unstable regions, stretching from the Gulf to the Levant and into North Africa.

The countries involved were named by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Tunisia and the UAE have also shown interest.

All want to build civilian nuclear energy programmes, as they are permitted to under international law. But the sudden rush to nuclear power has raised suspicions that the real intention is to acquire nuclear technology which could be used for the first Arab atomic bomb.

Mark Fitzpatrick, an expert on nuclear proliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said that it was clear that the sudden drive for nuclear expertise was to provide the Arabs with a “security hedge”.

“If Iran was not on the path to a nuclear weapons capability you would probably not see this sudden rush [in the Arab world],” he said.

The announcement by the six nations is a stunning reversal of policy in the Arab world, which had until recently been pressing for a nuclear free Middle East, where only Israel has nuclear weapons.

(H/T Jihad Watch.)

This is all we need now. The whole bloody Muslim world going nuclear. As if they guys aren't dangerous enough with dirty bombs and aircraft, now they want nukes.

Pulling out of Iraq now would portend disaster. We need to keep a presence there. Israel needs support in going in and bombing the hell out of Iran's nuclear facilities. Our navy must maintain a strong presence in the Gulf of Arabia and the Indian Ocean.

Meanwhile at home, we need to prepare for skyrocketing fuel prices. And we need to start kicking Muslims out of our universities and schools. We should not be giving them any Western education or technology which they can use against us.

Think hard on this. Do we want the Democrats to take over Congress with the emergence of a nuclear Middle East approaching? Do you want your children and grandchildren to grow up in the spectre of a mushroom cloud sent courtesy of Islamofascists? There is not ONE Democratic leader who has the guts to really look at this situation and see it for what it is and do what must be done. Not one.

We keep on seeing the words "Vote as if your life depended on it" during this election. It ain't a lie. It's the awful truth.