Monday, May 19, 2008


Guess what: US to ship nuclear material to Saudis

by Larry Geller

Let me see if I remember correctly...15 of 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudi. Immediately after the Twin Towers crumbled in the attack, Bush flew the Bin Laden family safely out of the country even as all other aircraft were grounded.

Now Bush is promising to send enriched uranium to—you guessed it—Saudi Arabia. Whose side is he on?

US to Help Saudi Arabia Build Nuclear Program

The price of oil remains at near record levels despite a promise by Saudi Arabia to pump an additional 300,000 barrels of crude oil a day. Saudi Arabia made the announcement on Friday while President Bush was meeting with Saudi’s King Abdullah. In exchange, Bush has pledged US support for a Saudi nuclear power program. As part of the deal, Washington will help Saudi Arabia receive enriched uranium for its nuclear reactors.[Democracy Now, 5/19/2008]

Doesn't anyone think that this may not be a good idea?? Especially since 300,000 barrels a day is not going to make any difference in the price of oil or in soaring oil company profits? It seems that this deal could just be a way to justify shipping enriched uranium to the Saudis. They are not giving us anything significant in return.

So we send nuclear material to the Saudis. Watch out, America.


What I love was that after Bush's "talking to terrorists is appeasment" speech he got on a plane and went to negotitate with Saudi Arabia...

You can't make this stuff up. I wonder if one of Bush's aides secretly works for Jon Stewart.

Yeah, that whole appeasement thing is so funny.

Especially since his family assisted the Nazis. I think it was on today's Democracy Now.

The only reason for Saudia Arabia to build a nuclear reactor is to make plutonium for nuclear weapons.

The other thing they produce is a lot of heat and really intensely radioactive old reactor cores.

There is not really an upside to this deal that I can see. Anybody have any ideas?

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