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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 11:32 AM
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IAEA Finds Egypt Secret Nuclear Program
VIENNA, Austria -- The U.N. atomic watchdog agency has found evidence of secret nuclear experiments in Egypt that could be used in weapons programs, diplomats said Tuesday.

The diplomats told The Associated Press that most of the work was carried out in the 1980s and 1990s but said the International Atomic Energy Agency also was looking at evidence suggesting some work was performed as recently as a year ago.

Egypt's government rejected claims it is or has been pursuing a weapons program, saying its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

"A few months ago we denied these kinds of claims and we do so again," Egyptian government spokesman Magdy Rady said. "Nothing about our nuclear program is secret and there is nothing that is not known to the IAEA."

But one of the diplomats said the Egyptians "tried to produce various components of uranium" without declaring it to the IAEA, as they were bound to under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. The products included several pounds of uranium metal and uranium tetrafluoride -- a precursor to uranium hexafluoride gas, the diplomat said on condition of anonymity.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-nuclear-agency-egypt,0,7289978.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines
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KingChicken Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 11:40 AM
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1. Shutup it's a secret!
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 11:43 AM
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2. If I were a leader of a nation such as Egypt
and there was a group of global capitalists who are bent on nation building and who are in control of the largest super-power nation, obtaining a nuclear program would seem almost a necessity as a protective measure.
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razoroccam Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 02:08 PM
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3. Your post
Glad to see our tax dollars at work.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 02:10 PM
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4. Didn't the Busholinis give Egypt a significant "defense/military" gift?
Maybe my memory deceives me. :shrug:
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 02:19 PM
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5. Wouldn't it be easier to list the countries...
...that don't have any Secret Nuclear Programs? Who is kidding who here?

Don

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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 02:43 PM
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6. the 'BUSH DOCTRINE' bear'n fruit, eh? - n/t
peace
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-04-05 03:07 PM
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7. Well, we didn't invade Pakistan or North Korea did we?
Edited on Tue Jan-04-05 03:08 PM by TomClash
And what did they have that Iraq and Palestine did not have?
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