Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Do They Make Atomic Bone Saws?

The big, appalling foreign policy story of the week (so far) is the attempt to fast track nuclear technology to the Saudis. The Saudis sit on a sea of petroleum, they sit under an unrelenting sun... there's no need for them to develop nuclear energy. A giant solar array in the Rub' al Khali would make more sense than a couple of nuclear reactor.

More importantly, does anybody want a bunch of bloodthirsty fundamentalists to get their hands on nuclear technology that could be used to start a nuclear weapons program? Saudi sourced weapons have ended up with ISIS, why trust them with nuclear material? Of course, Michael Flynn would have stood to make a shitload of money on any nuclear deals, and the Art of the Deal, no matter how shady, is the modus operandi of the current maladministration.


Prufrocky said...

Not to mention that fifteen of the nineteen 911 hijackers were Saudis. What could possibly go wrong?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Oh, yeah, they are truly the worst people in the world.