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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:36 PM
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Reuters: Rice questions why Saudi might need nuclear energy
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 06:37 PM by Eugene
Rice questions why Saudi might need nuclear energy
15 Dec 2006 22:28:48 GMT
Source: Reuters

by Arshad Mohammed

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said
on Friday she wanted to know more about Gulf states' plans to study nuclear
power and questioned why Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil producer,
might need atomic energy.

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council said on Sunday it would study a joint
civil atomic program, raising concerns the Arab states may want to protect
themselves if Iran acquires nuclear weapons and sparking fears of a regional
arms race.

-snip-

While the group said the program would be aimed at meeting energy needs, Rice
was skeptical.

"I think one would have to wonder about the need of some states for nuclear
power given their own energy resources," she added. "It's one thing for a state
to be running out of natural gas in 34 years, which is the case of Egypt. It is
quite another for the state to be the most oil-rich state in the world," she
added in a reference to Saudi Arabia.

"I think there is no reason not to discuss it," she added, saying U.S. President
George W. Bush has been a proponent of nuclear power provided there are
safeguards to limit the risk of proliferation.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N15381274.htm
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:41 PM
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1. this admin has lost it's ability to question anyone's motives for anything...
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:44 PM
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4. She is as stupid as Busholini.
How long will Saudi oil last?
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:21 PM
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6. AMEN
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:42 PM
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2. Can I get a "whoop whoop" for irradiated oil?
:bounce:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:43 PM
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3. Um, maybe they're thinking of the future?
Oil wells tend to run dry, especially when they're running at full tilt for decades. Oil is not forever, nor is it prudent to be burning it exclusively for energy needs.

EVERYONE should be thinking about energy diversity.

But, then again, maybe they want to build their own nuclear weapon to counter Israel and Iran.

Hey, it's a free country.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:45 PM
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5. that's because bushco doesn't believe in global warming...
at least not publicly.
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