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Concerns grow over Egypt's WMD research ?

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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:52 AM

With Egypt in revolt and the country’s future uncertain, concern is growing over whether a new government in the Arab world’s most militarily and industrially advanced country could accelerate an arms race in one of the world’s most volatile regions.

Uh oh

At the heart of the concern is intelligence indicating that Egypt has quietly carried out research and development on weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical, biological and missile technology.

where did i hear that before ?

The research and development has continued virtually without pause over the past three decades, according to interviews with U.S. officials and a review of intelligence and other government documents by NBC News. Specifically, the intelligence indicates that Egypt has carried out experiments in plutonium reprocessing and uranium enrichment, helped jump-start Saddam Hussein’s missile and chemical weapons programs in Iraq, and worked with Kim il-Jung on North Korea’s missile program.

“If we found another country doing what they’ve done, we would have been all over them,” said a former U.S. intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

some one is trying to send a message i think

and here where it gets more interesting

The reason the U.S. didn’t move, officials say, was Egypt’s role as a staunch U.S. ally and stabilizing force in the Middle East and later as a key player in U.S. counterterrorism efforts. If Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is forced to step down, new leadership in Cairo could mean a radical change in that relationship, analysts say.

here we go again people, this is only the start , who knows where this is going to end.

where is that barf bag when you need it


posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 08:05 AM
reply to post by Dr UAE


i can't wait to see which way this is gonna roll ....every1 was saying Iran or Pakiland was gonna be next...

But if the OP's info is correct, it looks like Egypt may have just become a contender....

They'll say we're going after WMD's [who's gonna believe that 1 this time around

The real reason will be to control the Ole Suez

posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 08:14 AM
Well,well,well...There must be something to it. This article below from today is about multiple platoons of Marines getting ready to head out for Egypt. The official reason is to round up and fly out Americans. Maybe that's just one reason...


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